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Everyone knows Yosemite National Park is absolutely breathtaking, so why not head there for your wedding? These Yosemite wedding venues make the most of the region’s natural beauty, organic bounty and (of course!) delicious wines. Camp out with your friends, check into a totally luxe lodge, or enjoy an urban celebration that’s a short drive from the iconic park.
When it comes to Yosemite wedding venues, there's truly something for everything. Here are a few of our favorites.
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Yosemite National Park
For the true Yosemite experience, why not get married in the park? Yosemite National Park offers a number of wedding venues that you’ll absolutely adore. Built in 1879, Big Trees Lodge is a beautiful Victorian-era hotel with incredible views from the wraparound porch. Half Dome Camp swaps cabins for tents, combining your big day with an exciting park adventure. The quaint Yosemite Valley Chapel offers views of Half Dome and Yosemite Falls, and of course you can always get a permit and marry at a number of gorgeous spots throughout the park. Who could say no to a waterfall as a wedding altar?
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No matter the season, Tenaya Lodge has the perfect Yosemite wedding venue for your big day. Tucked into the Sierra National Forest, this award-winning hotel is the ideal basecamp for a weekend exploring the park with your loved ones — and just the place to get married. Indulge in the fresh California cuisine at any of the five restaurants, unwind in the spa, and then say “I do” in the open-air Pavilion, overlooking the alpine wilderness full of fragrant cedar and fir. The fantastic staff will take care of everything, leaving you to relax and enjoy the day.
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The Redwoods in Yosemite
Want to get away? Head to the Redwoods in Yosemite. This series of cozy cabins and spacious log homes has plenty of room for your loved ones. Located inside the park, the staff can help you plan a ceremony at an iconic location like Bridalveil Fall, then you can return to the event center for the reception, where there’s room to celebrate with 80 of your guests. Got a four-legged friend? A number of the cabins are pet-friendly, meaning you can definitely make your puppy the ring bearer.
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Can’t decide between a wine country wedding and the natural beauty of Yosemite? At Ironstone Vineyards, you don’t have to. Choose the perfect spot to exchange vows, whether it’s the oak-studded lakeside lawn, the beautifully landscaped gardens, or with rows of grapevines in the background. Head into the wine caves for an indulgent wine dinner, or transform the space for a dramatic after-party. No vineyard wedding is complete without wine, and Ironstone Vineyards offers complex red blends, a chardonnay lauded by Wine Enthusiast, and sparkling wine that would be delicious with wedding cake.
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Wonder Valley Ranch
This fairytale Yosemite wedding venue is less than two hours from Yosemite National Park, nestled into a beautiful lakefront setting. Follow the cobblestone path through the gardens, serving as your aisle as you head toward the gazebo lit with fairy lights. The all-inclusive venue provides rentals and catering, taking care of the tricky details, but is also ready to work some magic, offering champagne toasts and a horse-drawn carriage for a truly enchanted evening.
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Vida Buena Farm
Vida Buena Farm combines Mediterranean style with California’s relaxed wine country elegance. The venue is yours all weekend — Friday through Sunday — so you can truly make your special day your own. Choose the vendors you love most, then invite your loved ones to watch you exchange vows beneath a 100-year-old oak tree before dancing the night away in the bright red barn. For a personal touch, you can even work with the staff to brew your own beer just for the occasion!
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This 16,000 square foot log home (one of the largest ever built!) combines rustic charm with an elegant, formal atmosphere. Stunning Sierra Nevada views surround the mountain estate, where a grand staircase and towering stone fireplace are ready to frame your celebration. Head outdoors to the lakefront lawn for a ceremony or tented reception, or cozy up with a smaller group in the chandelier room or beneath the world’s largest elk antler chandelier that hangs from the Great Room’s 30-foot ceiling. Eight bedrooms can sleep up to 20 people, perfect for crashing with your wedding party long after the rest of the guests have gone home.
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Double Eagle Resort & Spa
What could be more breathtaking than an 11,000-foot peak rising above your wedding ceremony? The grassy lawn at Double Eagle Resort & Spa serves as a natural aisle, leading to a wooden arch that frames the pond and nearby Carson Peak. Put up a tent on the wooden deck to dance al fresco, or invite a smaller group to cozy up inside the Lodge. The unparalleled Yosemite wedding venue will have your guests reminiscing for years to come.
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Convict Lake Resort
This majestic lakefront wedding venue is unlike anything you could imagine. Rocky peaks drop into a crystal clear lake, framing dazzling sunsets and endless stars. The resort’s clear-sided tent is a blank slate, ready for your design inspiration and offering an indoor-outdoor feel, while the Restaurant at Convict Lake is recognized as one of the best in the area (including an award-winning wine list!), ensuring a delicious celebratory meal. Fill out your wedding weekend with horseback riding, boat rentals, and hiking and fishing excursions. With over 20 years of wedding experience, you know you’ll be in good hands every step of the way.
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This century-old wedding venue oozes urban-chic charm, from whitewashed brick walls to 20-foot ceilings hung with crystal chandeliers. With room for up to 300 guests, The Century offers incredible flexibility to fit whatever vision you can imagine. Not the creative type? Opt for one of the Weddings in a Box, gorgeous pre-designed weddings that range from rustic romance to a luxe black-and-white theme and include floral design, a catering menu, and even a cake all you have to do is invite your loved ones and show up!
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