A Special Use Permit is required for any wedding or commitment ceremony held at any location within Yosemite National Park. The permit cost is $150 (if event monitoring is required, you will be charged an additional $50 per hour).
Weddings or ceremonies may be scheduled up to one year in advance and more than 21 days prior to your event. Please complete the application 38 kb PDF and include any special needs of your party (e.g., access for persons with disabilities, elderly guests, etc.). Be sure to include the nonrefundable application fee of $150 with your application.
Please review the ceremony location list for ceremony sites in Yosemite and indicate the specific location on the application. If you are interested in reserving facilities operated by our concessioner, please contact DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite.
After favorable review of your application, a Special Use Permit will be prepared and mailed to you for signature. Upon receipt, please review, sign and return the permit to our office for final approval. The application fee ($50) is nonrefundable after application review and the permit processing fee ($100) is non-refundable after the permit is issued. If your ceremony plans change, notify our office immediately. After the permit is approved we will send you an authorized copy. The approved permit must be in your possession at the time of the ceremony.
For more information about wedding permits in Yosemite National Park, please see the following links