Fish Camp, California 93623
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Why We Like This Place
With its magnificent soaring peaks, backwoods trails and legendary panoramas, Yosemite National Park is a cherished natural treasure. It's also a destination wedding locale like no other.
One of the most congenial places at Yosemite to tie the knot is Tenaya Lodge, the first hotel to bring the luxuries of a classic resort to this awe-inspiring wilderness. The newly refreshed, four-diamond lodge is a resplendent blend of the earthy and the contemporary, featuring natural materials like wood, stone and leather that create a rich, warm ambiance. The overall impression is one of refined comfort.
Tenaya's event spaces also embody rustic elegance, and put Yosemite's scenic wonders on display during your fête. The Terrace, a second-story deck fringed with feathery pine trees, makes a lovely outdoor ceremony site. After the vows, guests descend a flight of stairs to the open-sided Pavilion for another angle on the gorgeous scenery. Cocktails and dinner are served beneath the Pavilion's wood ceiling, which is trimmed with twinkle lights. If you prefer an indoor celebration, then reserve the 10,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom. Tasteful and modern, it boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to the stunning mountains carpeted in sugar pines. For a smaller reception, book the Forest View Room, affording equally beautiful vistas.
Intimate ceremonies are magical in the Wedding Garden, a private lawn nestled among trees and enclosed by a wooden fence and a stone archway. The staff can also arrange an off-the-beaten-path ceremony—just ask.
The lodge is a haven for green weddings—the banquet rooms are Double Silver LEED-certified, and the cuisine is local and sustainable. Tenaya has five seasonal dining choices: the casual Jackalope's Bar and Grill for fun after-parties; Parkside Deli for delicious grab-and-go options; the family-friendly Timberloft Pizzeria; the Sierra Restaurant, which includes an outdoor patio with fire pit; and the upscale Embers for romantic fireside dining and exquisite organic seasonal menus. Each of these has its own distinctive atmosphere and can be reserved for your rehearsal dinner.
Yosemite's rugged grandeur, made famous by photographer Ansel Adams' indelible images, will enhance your own wedding photos, too. Tenaya's knowledgeable event planning professionals are happy to point out the best backdrops, as well as arrange activities for your guests. Nature lovers can ride horses, hike to a waterfall, or simply take in the spectacular sunsets and dazzling starscapes. Sports enthusiasts might want to golf, bike, or ice skate. Meanwhile, the bride will probably opt to unwind at Ascent Spa. Bridal spa packages, along with 12 treatment rooms, steam rooms and a sauna, offer a wealth of pampering.
Guests will appreciate the updated accommodations in the Main Lodge: All 240 rooms and suites now have a rustic contemporary design, luxury bedding, plush carpet and many more amenities. For the newlyweds, we recommend one of the secluded cottage-style rooms with fireplaces for quality alone time. Think of Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite as "Happiness in the High Sierras!"
- Max. Seated Indoors: 400
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 350
- Max. Seated Indoors: 400
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 200
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 900
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 350
- Max. Seated: 1200
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site seats 400 guests indoors and 350 outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility can accommodate 400 seated or 900 standing indoors and 200 seated or 350 standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold up to 1,200 seated guests.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
A maximum $2,500 deposit is required to reserve your date and the balance is due 30 days prior to the event. The rental fee ranges $700–2,700 depending on the day and time of the event and the space rented. Wedding packages range $145–180/person. Tax, alcohol and a 20% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride's Dressing Area: yes, guest room/suite
AV/Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: large lot, complimentary valet
Accommodations: 302 guest rooms, suites and cottages
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: none
View: garden, landscaped grounds; panorama of forest and mountains
Other: grand piano, spa services, event coordination
Venue ViewsForest/Wooded Area
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
RestrictionsAlcohol: in-house or BYO wine or champagne with corkage fee
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required