9 of the Prettiest U.S. National Parks for Your Wedding

September 20, 2017 | nicole

photo by Erin & Geoffrey Photography

If traditional wedding venues have been lacking the epic factor you’re looking for, today’s post is for you! We’re crazy about couples who say “I do” in the natural beauty of Mother Earth, and it really doesn’t get better than a national park wedding. Drawing inspiration from real couples who tied the knot in some of the most beautiful places the U.S. has to offer, we’ve rounded up nine of the prettiest national parks for your wedding.

1. Olympic National Park, Washington

Aren’t sure what kind of nature you want to get married in? Olympic National Park is perfect for you thanks to its mountain views, lush rainforests, backpacking trails, and proximity to the coast spanning across nearly one million acres.

photos by Noelle Johnson; see more from this wedding here!

2. Redwood National Park, California

The California redwoods are arguably one of the most gorgeous areas the U.S. has to offer – so why not get married there? Say your vows beneath towering trees that simultaneously make you feel like you are so small and like your love is even taller than the treetops!

photos by Catherine Coons Photography; see more from this wedding here!

3. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Did you realize Wyoming was so beautiful? Enjoy a truly remote wedding experience at Grand Teton National Park with hazy blue mountains in the backdrop of your ceremony and portrait session!

photos by Maggie Grace Photography

4. Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park brings the “wow” factor to your wedding with a jaw-dropping backdrop of red cliffs, which somehow manage to become even more spectacular during sunset.

photos by M. Felt Photography; see more from this wedding here!

5. Big Bend National Park, Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas, including your I do’s if you get married at Big Bend National Park! This West Texas-based national park is located along the border of Mexico and features views of the Rio Grande river, the Chisos mountain range, and unique limestone cliffs.

photos by Sam Hugh Photography; see more from this wedding here!

6. Joshua Tree National Park, California

There really isn’t anywhere on Earth quite like Joshua Tree National Park! This desert park features some of the most unique rock formations (which make for stunning wedding portraits!) plus a smattering of distinct trees named after the park itself.

photos by Betsi Ewing Studio; see more from this wedding here!

7. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

If snow-capped mountains are kind of your thing, look no further than Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park for your nuptials! From evergreen trees to mountain peaks, you’ve got your pick of epic ceremony backdrops throughout the park!

photos by From The Daisies; see more from this wedding here!

8. Yosemite National Park, California

It’s official: there isn’t anything more breathtaking than sunset at Yosemite National Park! After exchanging your vows, we recommend a post-wedding hike with your photographer to bask in the incredible view and your newlywed giddiness!

photos by Erin & Geoffrey Photography; see more from this wedding here!

9. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Mount Rainier National Park is the epitome of PNW vibes. The moody, foggy mountain has a variety of scenery, from lakes to greenery to mountain peaks, all perfect for your Washington wedding adventure!

photos by Hinterland Stills; see more from this wedding here!

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  1. Love Olympic Park in Washington, what a location!

  2. I love all of these parks – and so stoked to see Big Bend made the cut! As a Texas native, it was the first park I ever really explored :)

  3. As an aspiring photographer, I really appreciate your hardwork that you guys put into each and every shoot. Absolutely incredible

  4. Epic venues! Amazing photos!

  5. I like all the photographs. Beautiful!

  6. These are some of our favorite parks to shoot in! Literally some of the most beautiful places on earth. Great work compiling this list!

  7. Awesome places. I’m in California… will be visitings some of these parks VERY soon! Thank you.

  8. This is a great post. I have been to Redwood and loved it there. Can imagine how romantic it will be within those tall trees.

  9. Big Bend made the cut! As a Texas native

  10. Great post thank you for posting.

  11. These are amazing pictures. I really love these locations as well.

  12. Wow. These are so romantic places for the wedding. I really impressed with the collection. Thanks for share.

  13. These are the amazing wedding collection. I really enjoy these pictures. Very romantic post. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I love all of these parks – and so stoked to see Big Bend made the cut! As a Texas native, it was the first park I ever really explored :)

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