Wedding from £2,610
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Located in the heart of Yosemite National Park
The Yosemite Valley Chapel was built in the Yosemite Valley of California in 1879. It is the oldest standing structure in Yosemite National Park.
Of the structures in public use in Yosemite National Park, the Yosemite Valley Chapel is now the oldest. This little New England style church was built in 1879, over the years it has become a popular wedding destination due to the spectacular setting and the quaint beauty of the building. The Chapel seats approximately 125 people and has a centre aisle (approximately 4' x 40'), altar, organ, baby grand piano, and a simple worship setting. There are nine rows of pews on each side of the Chapel. You will have the Chapel reserved one-half hour before and ending one hour after the scheduled time of your ceremony.
You are free to provide whatever music you wish for your ceremony (including instruments, tape players, etc.) as long as the volume and selections are within reason of what one would expect to hear in a Chapel. Because the Chapel is small, we recommend that flower arrangements be kept to a minimum. The Chapel has two freestanding candelabras for your use. Please note that the throwing of rice, birdseed, flower petals, balloons, confetti, etc., is not permitted, either inside the Chapel or on the Chapel grounds.
Wedding Days and Times
Weddings performed Monday to Friday (depending on availability)
Legally you could get married the same day as you arrive! However, we recommend you have a couple of days to get used to any time change and orient yourselves. Your wedding setting is within walking distance of the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls and the Ahwahnee Hotel. If staying at any other hotels, you will need to travel to your wedding venue by car (transport not included). Transfers can be arranged for you from any hotel in Yosemite from USD$275.
|Yosemite Valley Chapel Includes:||Classic||Premier|
|Ceremony Yosemite Valley Chapel (Including Permit)|
|Beautiful bouquet for Bride and matching boutonniere for the Groom|
|Recorded wedding music|
|Sweetheart wedding cake|
|Chilled champagne and personalized champagne flutes|
|Professional photographer & ceremony photography package (75-100 photos)||-|
|Dinner for Bride & Groom at the Ahwahnee Dining Room||-|
|Wedding venue suitable for up to 10 guests|
|Wedding guests from US$10 per person||-||-|
|Transportation to the wedding venue is not included and payable locally (from US$275)||-||-|
|Wedding licence obtained and paid for locally (US$65)||-||-|
|From £2,610||From £3,390|
You do not need to be a resident of California to apply for a marriage licence. No minimum residency applies to overseas couples. Age - You should be 18 years and older to apply for a marriage licence.
Prior Marriage - Persons who were previously married and divorced need to bring their decree absolute with them to the courthouse as they will need to supply the date their last marriage ended.
Documentation required by the Courthouse
Couples will require the following necessary documents. You will need to obtain your wedding licence locally (cost is US$65). Transportation to the licence office is not included, however it is approx. 30 minutes away and there are regular buses and taxi’s available if you do not have your own car.
Failure to produce correct documentation may result in having to delay the wedding pending the correct documents being presented.
ALL ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE TAKEN WITH YOU WHEN YOU TRAVEL
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