Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI), in coordination with Federal, State and Local guidelines, have announced that the implementation of the first phase of a Phased Reopening plan that began on June 4, 2020. This includes roads, trails, picnic areas, restrooms, and wilderness backpacking for those with reservations only. Check our Current Conditions page for the most recent updates.
This also includes an allowance for Special Use Permits (SUP) for weddings held in the park. The following applies until further notice:
- Sunset Rock
- Beetle Rock
- Giant Forest Museum Patio
- Halstead Meadow
- Crescent Meadow
- Long Meadow/Wolverton
- Panoramic Point
- Muir Rock/Roads End
No other locations will be considered until further notice.
Amended Conditions for this initial phase of increased access in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
- All groups are limited to 6 people until further notice.
- Permittee must ensure physical distancing of at least 6 feet between non-household attendees.
- Permit conditions are subject to change prior to the event as circumstances and guidance evolve.
- Allow for 30 days to process all incoming applications.
What could be a better backdrop for your wedding day than the giant sequoias of the Big Trees Trail, the quiet, peaceful Crescent Meadow, the soaring granite walls of Kings Canyon as seen from Zumwalt Meadow, or the wide foothills view from Beetle Rock? From large amphitheaters to intimate overlooks, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks has it all. Please read through all of the information listed below to learn more about holding your wedding ceremony in these beautiful parks.
Special use permits are required for wedding ceremonies of any size. We recommend that you avoid our most highly visited locations or schedule your ceremony for early or late in the day. By doing so, your wedding will have more privacy.
Wedding Ceremony Locations
We highly recommend a visit prior to deciding on a site for your wedding. Each location has different group size limitations and parking restrictions, so read through the location descriptions carefully.
Scheduled park programs and activities may be taking place at the same time and in the same general area. Additionally, there may be times when a location becomes unavailable due to resource protection, weather conditions, etc. You should always have a second location in mind just in case of these unforeseen closures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Take a moment to read through our FAQs before sending in your wedding permit application.