Swinging Bridge Yosemite Wedding

Swinging Bridge Yosemite


Ceremonies at Swinging Bridge in Yosemite are popular due to the gorgeous scenic view this location provides. This is a designated ceremony site in Yosemite National Park that features views of Yosemite Falls, the Merced River and the meadows. 

The location is also a popular beach and swimming hole, meaning it does get busy in the summer months. Due to this, we highly recommend planning your Swinging Bridge Yosemite wedding in the early morning hours to avoid crowds and have the most intimate experience. 


The permit to get married at Swinging Bridge in Yosemite is only $150 and allows you to have up to 20 guests for your ceremony. To learn more about planning your wedding in Yosemite, we recommend reading our Yosemite Wedding Planning Guide. 


Swinging Bridge is located in Yosemite Valley at the address- Yosemite National Park, 9000 Southside Dr, Yosemite Valley, CA 95389. There's a large parking lot on site as well as bathrooms, trails and a picnic area. 

It's is open year round (except on holiday weekends), and is just a short walk from the parking lot on a paved trail. It's also handicap accessible if you stay on the paved trail instead of going down to the beach. 

Swinging Bridge Yosemite Wedding

Sarah & Billy's Yosemite elopement started in the early morning hours in the summer of 2021. We met them at Glacier Point for their first look, and took photos along Glacier Point Road before traveling back down to Yosemite Valley for their Swinging Bridge Yosemite wedding.

They said their vows on the beach with Yosemite Falls and the Merced River as the backdrop. After their ceremony, we then drove outside of Yosemite National Park to celebrate with them and their families at Chateau Sureau.

We hope you enjoy these photos from their Swinging Bridge Yosemite wedding!

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