10 National Park Weddings
For lovers who also love the great outdoors, getting married in a national park can be a uniquely meaningful experience that's worth the extra planning. Facilities, amenities, permits and rules vary from park to park, so do your research well ahead of time.
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Rocky Mountain National Park offers gorgeous mountain and lake vistas for a wedding, like this one at Sprague Lake. Note that most sites within the park only allow gatherings of 20 or fewer people. Couples hoping for a larger gathering or more traditional facilities often choose nearby Estes Park instead, according to national parks wedding photographer Maddie Mae. Photo courtesy of Maddie Mae Photography.
entrance can accommodate nearly any size reception and even offers a bridal spa package.
Sequoia National Park’s Wuksachi Lodge. Photo courtesy wedding photographer
ceremonies. Set amid the park’s ancient fir and hemlock trees, Crescent Lake Lodge is a picturesque — and full-service — locale. Olympic’s Lake Quinault Lodge provides similar services in a historic venue. Photo courtesy of Aramark.
Skyland Resort at mile 41.7 on Skyline Drive is the most popular wedding venue within Shenandoah National Park. This ceremony took place on the lawn outside the resort’s Pinnacle building. Skyland’s historic conference center can accommodate receptions of up to 100 people. Wedding photography by Rob Jinks.
at the summit of Kilauea, which is shown in this photo by James Rubio Photography.