A Fairytale Setting For Your Special Day

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Imagine celebrating the most special day of your life in one of the world's most spectacular locations. Yosemite National Park will serve as the perfect backdrop to your fairytale wedding. Our expert staff members are true wedding professionals, dedicated to helping you envision and create an unforgettable wedding experience. With the utmost care and deepest consideration for your individual preferences, tastes and vision, we will be with you every step of the way—from choosing the site to deciding on the menu and creating special events to ensure every guest cherishes every moment.

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Our Wedding Planners

The most important thing our wedding planners do is listen. After all, it's your special day and no one understands your vision better than you. After getting a deep appreciation for your wedding day wishes, our planners will set out to present you with an individual wedding plan. We’ll work together to ensure every aspect of your wedding day has been considered, so when the day comes you can lose yourself in each moment, knowing that every detail is being looked after.

Beyond suggesting stunningly beautiful venues and backdrops—from our historic hotels to Park’s most iconic natural landmarks—our expert planners will share our curated list of local talent: bands, DJs, florists, photographers and hairstylists who will make your day unforgettable.

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Our expert chefs are dedicated to helping you create a customized menu for your wedding. From the rehearsal dinner to the wedding banquet to the farewell brunch, your dedicated chef will work with you to create dishes that will satisfy every appetite on your guest list.

The Wedding Cake

No wedding is complete without a stunning wedding cake, and our full-time pastry chefs will work with you to create a one-of-a-kind (and scrumptious) masterpiece. Whether you're starting from scratch, or have photos of cakes that have fueled your imagination, our pastry chefs can bring it to life.

The Ahwahnee

A romantic destination unlike any other, The Ahwahneel itself has become an icon of Yosemite National Park—joining the likes of El Capitan and Half Dome as must-see landmarks. As the only Four-Diamond hotel in Yosemite, it offers romantic ceremony spaces, unparalleled service, exceptionally well appointed rooms, fine dining and architecture inspired by its majestic surroundings.

With towering ceilings, massive stone fireplaces, intricately hand-stenciled beams, and hand-made stained glass windows, The Ahwahnee is a place of both grandness and intimacy. Our full-time chefs with work with you to customize a menu to your precise tastes and preferences, and our pastry chef will create the wedding cake of your dreams. With stunning views of Half Dome and Glacier Point, The Ahwahnee is the perfect venue for weddings with up to 150 guests. 

Yosemite Valley Lodge

A perennial favorite for weddings, Yosemite Valley Lodge welcomes guests with its stunning glass and timber architectural design. Just steps from North America's highest waterfall, and surrounded by beautiful landscaping, Yosemite Valley Lodge will serve as the picturesque backdrop to your fairytale wedding.

In the summer, weddings take place on our romantic patios, surrounded by the impeccably manicured lawns and beautiful woods. During fall and winter, two banquet rooms can accommodate up to 150 wedding guests—a perfect choice for your rehearsal dinner, wedding banquet and farewell lunch.

Its convenient location makes Yosemite Valley Lodge a wonderful starting point for wedding groups eager to explore Yosemite National Park. When you choose the Lodge for your wedding venue, your dedicated Wedding Planner will assist you with every aspect—from creating an unforgettable reception to putting together custom outdoor experiences for your wedding guests.

Wawona Hotel

Step back in time to an era of romance and charm at Wawona Hote. Built in 1879, Wawona Hotel is an authentic Victorian-era hotel complete with white clapboard buildings and stunning wraparound porches. Its exquisite sun room, exceptional dining, impeccably manicured lawns, wildflower meadows and breathtaking views make it a popular wedding venue that can graciously accommodate up to 80 guests.

Just 45 minutes from Yosemite Valley, Wawona Hotel will welcome your wedding guests with a sparkling swimming pool, nearby hiking trails with stunning views of Yosemite's famous waterfalls, and available guided horseback trips.

The Lodge’s extensive catering menu is sure to please even the most discerning appetites, and our impressive wine list features vintages from California’s most famous vineyards and beyond.

Curry Village

Rustic, comfortable and with some of the best views in Yosemite National Park, Curry Village is a favorite for brides and grooms who want to mix romance and outdoor recreation in a camp-like setting. Wedding guests will stay in tent cabins before heading to the central pavilion for the ceremony—either at the indoor dining area or outdoor patios.

Throughout your wedding experience, you guests will enjoy swimming, rafting, fishing, horseback riding tours—and of course hiking Yosemite's famous trails. Our expert guides can take your guests on custom hiking and horseback riding tours throughout Yosemite National Park, for a truly unforgettable experience.