The best weekend of my husband and my lives was when we got married at the Evergreen Lodge in 2012. We are at the age where we go to 6-8 weddings a year, so we wanted ours to be unique and one to remember. To this day, we still have family and friends talking about our wedding. The weekend was incredible. Our friends say it felt like summer camp. Our parents’ friends never seemed so happy and relaxed. Everyone who works at the lodge was super nice, friendly, and laid back, and any request I had for the weekend was without question fulfilled. The Evergreen Lodge will forever be part of our family.
- Sarah H.
It’s hard to beat an experience like Yosemite Valley, and when my future wife and I were scouting wedding locations, that’s where we focused our search. On a whim, having had no luck, we booked a viewing with Tara at the unknown Evergreen Lodge. We will always remain grateful we did. We had our perfect wedding in April, 2013 at the John Muir House. From the setting, to the food, to the friendliness of the staff, we are convinced we made the right choice.
- Joe G.
My then-fiancé and I were lucky enough to find Evergreen Lodge when we were up scouting venues for our destination wedding. Tara, Joe and the rest of the team treated us like family from the moment we walked on site, and we knew we were at the right place. We were able to have our intimate wedding hosted at the John Muir House, and it couldn’t have been more perfect. My husband’s family flew out from England, and mine from around the states; we added a few friends, and had the most magical day of our lives so far. Looking forward to many more visits at this place that’s so near and dear to our hearts!
- Jenny G.
Kurt and I researched for months for the perfect place to stay and accommodate our guests for our June 27th, 2011 wedding reception. After looking over Evergreen’s pictures on their website, I knew it would be a perfect location! Even though we had a small group, Evergreen’s wedding coordinator, Jessica, went above and beyond to hold our reception in the main courtyard on a day when they usually don’t do receptions. All of the staff were so gracious, the cabins were cozy and perfect, and the atmosphere was very serene. We plan on returning to Evergreen for our 10th anniversary, which will coincide with the lodge’s 100th anniversary. Can’t wait!
- Vicki K.
In 2010, my dear friends asked me to officiate their wedding. I couldn’t have been more honored to take part in such an important event in their lives.
I will admit, I’ve often complained about destination weddings because it obligates people to make travel plans they wouldn’t have otherwise made. However, I understood my friends’ plans when I drove into Evergreen Lodge and saw the undeniably beautiful surroundings. We held their ceremony in a forest clearing in the midst of the best natural environment that California has to offer.
- Ryan J.
We stayed at Evergreen Lodge last summer for a wedding. The ceremony was at a beautiful meadow, a short walk from the Lodge. On our last night, by coincidence there was a meteor shower. A bunch of us walked back to the meadow where the wedding had been, and laid on blankets. We stared up at the starry sky, and told jokes in between meteors. It was a beautiful and funny couple of hours.
- Jeff L.
My girlfriend and I were referred to Evergreen from our very good friends. We came out in March 2012 to celebrate an anniversary weekend. Although snow was forecast all weekend, we got two beautiful clear days and fell in love with Yosemite, Hetch-Hetchy and the Evergreen Lodge. It snowed so much early Sunday morning that the staff even helped us apply snow chains before we could leave. We got engaged a month later, visited again in the summertime, and to make a long story short, we’re getting married at the Evergreen this June, and couldn’t be more excited! This photo is from our very first visit to Yosemite’s Bridalveil Fall that March of 2012.
- Adam R.
May 12, 2012, an incredible day made even more memorable by a fantastic setting. Our daughter was married at Evergreen Lodge and it could not have been more perfect. Imagine bright blue skies, 70 degree temperature, mountain vistas and friends and family all coming together in this beautiful place. Evergreen Lodge hosted our Friday night BBQ, a gorgeous Saturday afternoon ceremony under towering trees and an outdoor reception our friends are still talking about. Tara and Joe went above and beyond our expectations with their attention to every detail and unmeasurable service. I remember waking up Sunday morning knowing that we had given our daughter the best day of her life.
- Gail V.