The Big Trees Lodge




Wawona® Hotel, a National Historic Landmark, rests upon verdant meadows and beside rushing streams just four miles from the entrance to the enchanting Yosemite National Park. The tranquility of this Victorian era lodge makes it a favorite of those who prefer a relaxed environment and the gracious charm of a bygone era. Cradled between the majestic Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and the bustling activity of Yosemite Valley, Yosemite's Badger Pass Ski Area is a short 45 minute drive from the hotel. Tie the knot on the luscious green lawn of the hotel as the sun streams through the trees and casts romantic light on your nuptials. Guests will later enjoy sipping cocktails on the verandah and congratulating you on your big day. Dinner and dancing takes place in the beautiful Sun Room, featuring six sets of French doors opening to the verandah with breathtaking views of the meadow, lawns, and golf course. You’ll dance on polished hardwood floors beneath high ceilings and crown molding, with a massive stone fireplace setting the mood for your festive celebration at Wawona Hotel.

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Historic/Landmark Building, Park/Garden, Mountain, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 100 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 100 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 100 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start two hours prior to the event start time. Events must end by 9:30PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $850 for a reception and includes 4.5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Please inquire with the venue for exact food and beverage minimums that apply to all events. The fee for a ceremony is $100 plus $2 per person for chair set up. A refundable security deposit of $1,500 required. There are rates available for event hours for a 3-hour duration, 5-hour duration, etc. Please inquire with the venue for smaller group weddings and the rates available.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Big Trees Lodge is estimated at between $7,593 and $16,904 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Overnight accommodations available
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 9:30PM