Taft Point Wedding

If you're an adventurous couple looking to get married on top of a mountain with unmatched views of Yosemite Valley and the waterfalls below, this is for you.

As elopement photographers we've documented many weddings in Yosemite National Park and want to make the planning process as simple as possible for you! Here is your ultimate guide for planning a Taft Point wedding in Yosemite National Park, including photos, pricing, permit info and more.

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Taft Point Wedding FAQs

How do you get married at Taft Point?

PERMITS, PRICING & GUEST COUNT

To get married at Taft Point you'll need a wedding permit from Yosemite National Park. The permit for this is $150 and can be applied for up to a year in advance.

Taft Point is only suitable for elopements and very small weddings with less than 11 people total (including the couple, guests and vendors). If you're planning to have more people than this, check out our Yosemite guide for a full list of ceremony location options.

How hard is the hike to Taft Point?

TAFT POINT LOCATION AND HIKING INFO

The hike to Taft Point is 2.3 miles roundtrip with 367ft elevation gain from the trailhead. For the average hiker, this trail is fairly easy and will take approximately 45 minutes each way.

Don't forget to bring proper equipment for the hike including hiking shoes, bug spray, water, a jacket and headlamps (for once the sun goes down, so you don't have to hike back in the dark!).

Best time to visit Taft Point

WHEN TO PLAN YOUR CEREMONY

The best time to visit Taft Point is at sunset as you'll have a perfect vantage point to watch the sun go down behind the mountains. However, this is also the busiest time of day and since this is a very popular location, there will likely be tons of people around (and lots of photo shoots happening). If you don't want others around as you say your vows, you may want to consider a different location. As for any elopements, we always recommend a weekday (preferably Monday-Thursday) to have the best chance at privacy on your day.

YOSEMITE GUIDE

THE GO TO RESOURCE FOR YOUR YOSEMITE WEDDING PLANNING

Discover other locations for your wedding within Yosemite National Park.

A full list of ceremony locations with photos, reception options, lodging and more.

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Taft Point Wedding Packages

PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEOGRAPHY

Posing Guidance

CUSTOM TIMELINE

Curated Gallery

PHOTO coverage

A professional photography team and optional video services to capture every moment on your wedding day.

We'll create a custom timeline for you for the best experience, lighting and photos throughout your day.

We'll walk you through being in front of the camera with prompts and direction for natural posing. No experience necessary!

Professionally edited images delivered via an online gallery within 2-3 months with print shop access.

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Hey, We're Sav & Greg!

THE HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM BEHIND AUTHENTIC COLLECTIVE

We're Sav & Greg, your photography and videography team for elopements and intimate weddings.

As Yosemite elopement photographers we've spent countless hours exploring the park and finding the best locations. We'd love to talk with you about photographing your Taft Point wedding!

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Free Resources

TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR PLANNING

YOSEMITE WEDDING GUIDE

Your guide to getting married in Yosemite National Park in California.

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