Can I have a wedding in Yosemite national park for $5,000-$10,000?
I want it to be simple. Very few guests, about 25. with nice food and a nice dress, with lots of fresh red roses as decorations.
The answer is yes! But you couldn't blow most of your budget on your wedding dress!
Yosemite National Park is very geared up for weddings and there are a number of wedding venues to choose from. One venue that is mentioned quite a bit as an affordable destination wedding venue is Awahnee Hotel and they have the facilities to cater for your numbers, plus some very romantic looking rooms! There are lots of others, just follow the link to the Yosemite National Park for a good list.
One thing I did notice is there are a few additional costs for having your wedding at the park.
$150 Non refundable deposit for a special use permit for your wedding.
And your guests will have to pay the entrance fees to the park themselves! At the time of writing this it is $20 per car or $200 for a mini bus. Worth checking which is cheaper for your guests, you will have to factor in the cost of hiring the minibus as well.
Good luck with your plans