Sequoia National Park is known to be one of the best places to elope in California, and while it continues to be one of the most popular national parks in California, it’s still easy to find a secluded and quiet spot whether you’re wanting to get married, or simply escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

If you’re looking at having a wedding within Sequoia National Park, this guide is for you. It covers the best places to elope in Sequoia National Park, photography packages, permit information, and cost.

Best Places to Elope in Sequoia National Park

*These Sequoia National Park elopement locations are the park’s approved ceremony sites. If you would like to get married at a different location than what is on this list, contact the park.*

Panoramic Point in Sequoia National Park.

Panoramic Point

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Max capacity: 15

Panoramic Point is a wedding venue that sure lives up to its name. It’s only a 0.5 mile hike to reach this spot, and the views are absolutely breathtaking. You’ll be surrounded with trees, mountains, and a view of Hume Lake.

Halstead Meadow

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Max capacity: 20

The Halstead Meadow isn’t a super visited spot within the park, making it the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony. Here, you’ll find lush green grass, beautiful wildflowers, tall Sequoias, and you might even have a close encounter with some amazing wildlife.

Beetle Rock lookout in Sequoia National Park.

Beetle Rock

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Max capacity: 75

Beetle Rock is a popular Sequoia National Park wedding venue. This wedding venue is only a 0.5 mile walk down a paved path. The trail features beautiful wildflowers, and is one of the best places to watch a sunset within the park.

Crescent Meadow

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Max capacity: 30

Crescent Meadows is one of my favorite wedding venues in Sequoia National Park, especially when the fog rolls in. This meadow serves as the perfect backdrop for a ceremony. It’s quiet, has the beautiful Sequoia trees, but also has wide open spaces that look beautiful in photos.

Sunset Rock

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Max capacity: 25

If you’re looking for something very similar to Beetle Rock, check out Sunset Rock. To reach the outlook, you have to take the 1 mile hike through the giant Sequoias. This area is open, surrounded by trees, and of course, the perfect spot to watch the famous California sunsets.

The Giant Forest Museum in Sequoia National Park.

Giant Forest Museum Patio

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Max capacity: 75

The Giant Forest Museum Patio is the perfect spot for the couple looking for accessibility. It’s located right in the heart of the forest, near some popular hiking trails and attractions. The patio is easy to spice up with some decor, but it’s not like you’ll need any when you’re surrounded by the beautiful Sequoias.

A wedding taking place at Long Meadow in Sequoia National Park.

Long Meadow/Wolverton

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Max capacity: 100

Long Meadow/Wolverton is the largest wedding venue in Sequoia National Park, holding up to 100 people. This is one of the more open wedding venues and doesn’t have many trees. If you love the look of open fields, this is the wedding venue for you. Photo by: Elope Wild and Free.

Sequoia National Park Wedding Permit Information

In order to have a wedding in Sequoia National Park, you need a permit. You can fill out the permit application online, send it in via email, then pay the $50 permit fee online. To see the application and information you need, check out the official park’s website here.

Sequoia National Park Wedding Cost

Aside from the $50 fee, the cost of your Sequoia National Park wedding is truly up to you. To help you get a better idea of how much you could spend on your wedding in the Sequoias, check out these examples below.

High-End Wedding

  • $500 – plane tickets for 2
  • $100 – marriage license fees
  • $50 – wedding permit
  • $2,000 – three nights at a luxury resort
  • $4,500 – photographer
  • $700 – florist for bouquet and decor
  • $3,000 – dress, accessories, and shoes
  • $300 – hair and makeup
  • $800 – suit, accessories, and shoes
  • $500 – private chef
  • TOTAL: $12,450

Mid-End Wedding

  • $500 – plane tickets for 2
  • $100 – marriage license fees
  • $50 – wedding permit
  • $1,000 – three nights at a 3-star hotel
  • $3,000 – photographer
  • $400 – florist for bouquet and light decor
  • $1,500 – dress, accessories, and shoes
  • $200 – hair and makeup
  • $500 – suit, accessories, and shoes
  • TOTAL: $7,250

Low-End Wedding

  • $500 – plane tickets for 2
  • $100 – marriage license fees
  • $50 – wedding permit
  • $500 – three nights at a simple hotel/airbnb
  • $2,000 – photographer
  • $200 – florist for bouquet
  • $700 – dress, accessories, and shoes
  • $100 – hair and makeup (or free if done yourself)
  • $300 – suit (rented)
  • TOTAL: $4,450
Sequoia trees in Sequoia National Park.

Sequoia National Park Elopement Packages

I’m an elopement photographer based in Northern California. I help couples all around the world plan their dream elopement in places like Sequoia National Park. To check out all my different elopement packages, check out this page here.

Sequoia National Park Elopement Package Pricing

  • 4 hours – 1.5 days of elopement coverage anywhere in Sequoia National Park
  • A hands-on elopement planning experience with unlimited assistance
    • personalized elopement locations and questionnaires
    • vendor recommendations
    • permit assistance
    • customized elopement timeline
  • Online gallery with full resolution and printing rights
  • 24-48 hour sneak peak images
  • Travel fees to ANYWHERE in California are already included
  • Starting at $4,500

Want more wedding inspiration? Check out the Forest Wedding Guide, The Best Mountain Wedding Venues in the United States, and the Yosemite Wedding Guide.


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