Where to get Married in Yosemite National Park
ELOPE IN YOSEMITE!
Eloping in Yosemite is SUPER EASY and super fun! There are a million gorgeous spots to say your vows, insane views and pretty places to snap photos before or after you’re married, and as many or as few crowds as you’re interested in.
ELOPE IN YOSEMITE WEDDING COST
There’s a $150 photo and permit fee to get married in the park, plus a Yosemite National Park entrance fee ($30 for one vehicle for seven days with in and out privileges, or $80 for a US National Parks Pass that will get you in and out of every single one of our national parks for the entire year). Other than that, everything is up to you! Your wedding budget will be travel costs to Yosemite, a place to stay or camp (I send a list of recommendations for where to stay to every Yosemite client I work with!), your outfits, hair and make up, food, photography and videography, an officiant, etc.
Evergreen Lodge is located just a few miles outside of the Big Oak Flat (Western) entrance to Yosemite Park, which means it’s about an hour to Yosemite Valley, about two hours to Glacier Point. It’s a super comfy hotel with great places for getting ready, a few different and super cute spots for ceremonies, and an excellent outdoor grass/patio area for dinner, toasts, and dancing. It’s the perfect spot to host your Yosemite wedding if you want to have more guests than an elopement and a sit down dinner, dancing, etc. It’s not *inside* the park and I don’t recommend scheduling photos inside the park on your wedding day if you get married here, but it’s the perfect spot to pair with Yosemite wedding photos: Get up to Glacier Point for sunset the day before or after your wedding (you could have a first look there the day before you get married, for example, or just head up there the day or two afterwards for an epic sunset or sunrise view with your new husband/wife/whatever).
Learn more about getting married at the Evergreen Lodge through their site here: Evergreen Lodge Yosemite Wedding Venue
Browse photos from a past Yosemite wedding at Evergreen Lodge that I photographed here: Evergreen Lodge Wedding Yosemite
EVERGREEN LODGE WEDDING COST
Similar to Rush Creek Lodge (the sister property), the rental fee is ~$5,500, meals are ~$50/person, drinks are $9/each for cocktails, $21/person for wine, and kegs of beer can cost $500. For a 75 person wedding, with rehearsal dinner and meals for that, plus a dance floor, bartender, bridal getting ready room and much much more, you could be looking at a cost of about $25,000 for a 75 person wedding here, inclusive of food and most services (but not photography).
RUSH CREEK LODGE
Rush Creek Lodge is the sister property to the Evergreen Lodge and owned by the same people. I can say a lot of the same things about this place: It’s just a couple of miles outside of the park’s western entrance at Big Oak Flat, it’s a perfect spot for an excellent wedding with dinner, reception, etc., it’s easy access to the park for Yosemite wedding photos the next day or before your wedding, and it’s super cute and cozy and nice!
Learn more about getting married at the Rush Creek Lodge through their site here: Rush Creek Lodge Lodge Yosemite Wedding Venue
RUSH CREEK LODGE WEDDING COST
Rental Fee is $5,500, meals are ~$50/person, drinks are $9/each for cocktails, $21/person for wine, and kegs of beer can cost $500. For a 75 person wedding, with rehearsal dinner and meals for that, plus a dance floor, bartender, bridal getting ready room and much much more, you could be looking at a cost of about $25,000 for a 75 person wedding here, inclusive of food and most services (but not photography).
YOSEMITE VALLEY CHAPEL
Reserve your date at the Yosemite Valley Chapel by calling the phone number here: Yosemite Valley Chapel Wedding
THE AHWAHNEE IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Learn more about getting married at The Ahwahnee through their site here: The Ahwahnee Yosemite Wedding Venue