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Yosemite Valley Chapel

Wedding from £3,090

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.

Wedding Features

  • Ceremony Yosemite Valley Chapel (Including Permit)                
  • Non-Denominational Officiate                  
  • Beautiful bouquet for Bride and matching boutonniere for the Groom             
  • Recorded wedding music              
  • Sweetheart wedding cake             
  • Chilled champagne and personalized champagne flutes

More Information

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)

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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Yosemite Valley Chapel Includes: Classic Premier
Wedding coordination
Ceremony Yosemite Valley Chapel (Including Permit)
Non-Denominational Officiant
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 £3,090 From £4,010
  • 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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