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Merced River Wedding

Wedding from £2,540

Enchanting tranquility

Share your vows and say “I Do” with some of the most breathtaking and remarkable vistas on Earth as your backdrop. A wedding in one of the world’s most celebrated national parks brings an enchanting tranquility.

Wedding Features

  • Wedding coordination                   
  • Ceremony near Merced River Bank (Including Permit)              
  • Beautiful bouquet for Bride and matching boutonniere for the Groom             
  • Recorded wedding music              
  • Sweetheart wedding cake             
  • Chilled champagne and personalized champagne flutes

More Information

If you love nature and are looking for a gorgeous rustic location for your wedding, Yosemite National Park is an amazing option for you.  Yosemite is located in Northern California and is internationally recognised for its spectacular cliffs, waterfalls, chapels and quaint gardens & meadows.  We can’t think of a more beautiful location for a rustic wedding ceremony than by Merced River.

Wedding Days and Times

Weddings performed Monday to Friday (depending on availability)

Additional Information

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.

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Merced River Wedding Includes: Classic
Wedding coordination
Ceremony near Merced River Bank (Including Permit)
Non-Denominational Officiant
Beautiful Bouquet for Bride and Matching Boutonniere for Groom
Sweetheart Wedding Cake
Chilled Champagne and Personalized Toasting Flutes
Professional Photographer & Ceremony
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 £2,540
  • Minimum residency period prior to marriage: 1 day
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Minimum stay in Yosemite :  5 nights
  • Weddings take place: Monday – Sunday  (subject to availability)


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.

  • Passports
  • Birth Certificates (either full one or short one - UK couples)
  • Decree Absolute (if divorced) 
  • And any other relevant paperwork such as change documents (widower’s certificate, change of name etc.). 

Failure to produce correct documentation may result in having to delay the wedding pending the correct documents being presented.


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Why book your Yosemite National Park Wedding with American Sky?

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There's no need for your family and friends to miss out on your special day.

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