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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Love the idea of these national parks for your wedding, but still searching for the perfect place to get hitched? Check out these unique venue ideas from around the world!