Yosemite National Park covering over 747,000 acres of California attracting over 3.7 million visitors from around the world each year is one of the most iconic, most beautiful pieces of land in the world. As such, Yosemite National Park is a destination of choice for enjoying the great outdoors and gathering as a group for family reunions, work related excursions and adventures as friends. What many people don’t realize is that weddings and wedding receptions can also be held and celebrated right within the park itself amidst the beauty of this spectacular stretch of waterfalls, clear streams, towering granite cliffs and groves of famous Redwoods and Giant Sequoia groves.
Though large parts of the park are carefully regulated by laws regarding protected national parks and require all the appropriate permits for hosting a group of people, catering, taking pictures and other vendor needs, The Redwoods in Yosemite is a special event venue that often hosts beautiful weddings in Yosemite and instead of allowing only about 30 guests like other, more restricted spots in the park, The Redwoods provides accommodations for up to 80 people. These designated grounds operate under different rules than the greater park area so special permits do not need to be obtained by the wedding party; all that is needed is a Mariposa marriage license.
Imagine the wedding pictures you can enjoy when you host your wedding inside of Yosemite National Park and how much your guests will enjoy dancing under skies full of stars at your wedding reception at The Redwoods where a 1,200 square foot deck is provided. Picture your dearest family and friends staying a night, or even several as they celebrate one of life’s most memorable events by staying in fully equipped vacation homes among the trees. Vacation homes are available in various sizes and price ranges so brides and grooms on a budget can choose the facilities that are best suited to them and their guests. Even if you don’t stay at The Redwoods overnight, the wedding party can still enjoy a celebration in a famous national park that they’re sure to remember for years to come.
As you plan your special wedding, consider Yosemite National Park and The Redwoods in Yosemite as a truly unique and beautiful experience opportunity for you and your guests, one which will definitely set your wedding apart from the others and be enjoyed by all, especially you and your spouse-to-be.