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By the River

Limited parking in all areas
Car pooling or shuttle busses recommended

Lower Yosemite Fall Site is located approximately 100 yards (100 m) north of Yosemite Lodge intersection on hardened path to Yosemite Falls; 50 people maximum. Ceremonies are not allowed on Yosemite Creek bridge. Rest room facilities are nearby; no parking on site;
shuttle bus recommended.
Monitoring is required for groups of 50.
June through September 8 am to 12 pm only.

Swinging bridge Picnic area Site is located on beach northeast of bridge; 20 people maximum; restroom facilities nearby. No ceremonies are allowed on the bridge. Parking is limited. Car pooling is recommended.
8 am to 12 pm only from June through September.

Cathedral Beach Picnic area Closed November through April and at dusk daily; 50 people maximum; restroom facilities nearby; parking is limited; car pooling recommended. Monitoring is required for groups of 35-50 people.
8 am to 12 pm only from June through September 6 vehicles maximum.

Sentinel Beach Picnic area Use is limited during raft season mid-May through mid-august. Site closed November through April and at dusk daily; 100 people maximum with limited availability; restroom facilities in vicinity; car pooling recommended. Monitoring is required for groups of 50 people or more.
8 am to 12 pm only from June through September 25 vehicles maximum.

bridalveil Falls Located on asphalt path below the fall beyond second stone bridge; 50 people maximum; restrooms nearby; monitoring is required for groups of 50 people.
8 am to 12 pm only from June through September
15 vehicles maximum.

Wawona Point Walk-in 0.5 mile (0.8 km) from tram stop (must pay for tram). No private vehicles allowed. 50 people maximum. For access information contact DNC Parks Resorts at: 209-372-1000. Closed mid-November through mid-May.

Upper Mariposa Grove Located near restroom off tram road (must pay for tram); 50 people maximum. No music allowed. Closed mid-November through mid-May. No vehicles allowed; tram and trail access only. Contact DNC Park & Resorts at 209-372-1000 for tram information. Monitoring is required for groups of 35-50 people.

Glacier Point Season usually opens after June 1st, not available July, August, and late October through May
50 people maximum
Restroom facilities

Chilnualna Falls
trailhead Parking Lot

Location is at west end of parking area, down slope from the asphalted parking lot. 50 people maximum; 10 vehicles maximum. Monitoring is required for groups of 35-50.

Tuolomne

Earliest availability after Memorial Day weekend, closure date varies because of road and weather conditions

Soda Springs (walk-in, 1/4 mile)
50 people maximum
Tenaya Beach (walk-in 300 yards, east end of lake)
50 people maximum
Restroom facilities

Tuolomne Meadow Lodge area Located upstream from Tuolumne Meadows Lodge on Dana Fork granite slabs; site is accessible from unsurfaced trail from Tuolumne Meadows Lodge. Parking is limited near Tuolumne Meadows Lodge; 25 people maximum. Car pooling from public parking lot is required.

Big Oak Flat Earliest availability after Memorial Day weekend (late May), availability varies due to road and weather conditions.

Tuolumne Grove
Walk-in one mile (1.6 km), with 500-feet (150 m) of elevation change (steep hill). 30 people maximum.

Merced Grove
Walk-in 1.5 miles (2.4 km); 30 people maximum.
Important Notes:
Site use is on a first-come basis, and is limited to two hours at all locations.
Park visitors are not restricted from sites.
If your wedding party is fewer than 10, you are not limited to these locations, exception for open meadows and riparian environs.
Pets are not allowed at sites.
No wedding sites are available on major holidays.
Please respect park resources and tread lightly.

For all areas
any of these areas may be crowded, particularly picnic areas during mealtimes. The use of all areas is on a first come basis, and you cannot restrict other park visitors from any of these locations. If the number in your wedding party is less that ten, you are not limited as to location, except that open meadows will not be used. Please, respect the resources and tread lightly. Wedding sites are not available on major holidays.

All vehicles, including motorcycles, must be parked in designated areas only. Off-road traffic is not permitted. Special conveyances, including but not limited to horse drawn carriages and hot air balloons, are prohibited. any activity not permitted to the general public will not be allowed to a wedding party.

Park Wedding Permit
Park Service Wedding Permits are required for all weddings in the Park. For assistance or information, please contact the Office of Special Park Uses at:
209-379-1858 or email Catherine at catherine_carlisle-mcmullen@nps.gov

Sorry, we can't get this permit for you, the Park Service requires couples to get their own.

Yosemite Valley Chapel
Yosemite Community Church
P.O. Box 456
Yosemite National Park, Ca 95389.

Yes, you can have your wedding in the Yosemite Valley Chapel!
For more information go to the Yosemite Community Church Official Website: yosemitevalleychapel.org

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