For the first few years of our business we lived in Visalia, California. Living at the base of the sierras in the closest city to Sequoia National Park, we fell if love with all that it has to offer. We are lucky enough to frequently return to explore the big trees, vast meadows, and rugged backcountry. As Sequoia wedding photographers you can imagine that we have some tips and tricks for getting married in Sequoia National Park. A few of topics we will discuss below are: venues, avoiding crowds, and must-see views. Planning a wedding? We love working with adventurous couples so be sure to contact us for information more specific to your unique circumstance.
recent sequoia weddings and engagement photodates
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sequoia wedding venues
There are a variety of Sequoia ceremony sites that the National Park service allows you to choose from depending on the size of your wedding. In addition to picking your favorite spot you will want to consider the location in the park. Pay attention to how it relates to where your guest might stay, your reception might be, and where you want to take portraits! You might check out these guest posts we did for Mountainside Bride: Getting Married Off the Grid Part 1 and Getting Married Off the Grid Part 2
the wuksachi lodge
If you are planning a wedding in Sequoia National Park, or any National Park, chances are you are inspired by nature. While less populated that its neighbor, Yosemite, Sequoia still has it’s challenges with the crowds. You’ll want to consider avoiding the busy tourist season and look into weekdays. Sequoia has limited options for wedding venues anyway so finding availability might dictate your date. Some of our couples choose to get married near Sequoia but not in Sequoia. Three River is a nearby foothills town with a lot of great airbnb options to consider. Beware that the drive into the National Park and more importantly, up to some of the iconic spots, is steep and winding. Sometimes we do a portrait session on a different day than the actual wedding. We’re here to help work with you to make sure your timeline fits your hopes for the day.
must see views
In our opinion, the Giant Sequoias are the gem of Sequoia. Standing under a big tree is unlike anything else and it never gets old. There’s something breathtaking and powerful about these trees. Sequoia also has stunning meadows, some pretty epic views, and even more if you have time to hike. Every time we visit we discover new trails and new trees. At the same time we always return to some of our favorite spots such as Moro Rock and the Parker Group.