Meet Yosemite’s Event Properties

Meet Yosemite’s Event Properties

Yosemite National Park offers four distinctive meeting and event properties, each with its own personality and point of view. Whether your agenda calls for the leather-backed boardroom at The Ahwahnee Hotel; a Sierra classroom setup at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls; an al fresco lunch meeting in rustic Curry Village, or corporate golf retreat at the Wawona Hotel, Yosemite National Park meeting locations will reward your guests with a perspective-shifting experience. 

Curry Village

Groups will discover an inspirational and cost-effective setting for Sierra meetings, educational retreats, and conferences at Yosemite National Park’s Curry Village.  Situated in the heart of Yosemite Valley, Curry Village is surrounded by the majestic waterfalls and granite monuments that put Yosemite meetings in a class all their own.  

Curry Village/Yosemite lodging accommodations include heated canvas tents appointed with cozy bedding and simple furniture.  Versatile meeting facilities afford a wealth of indoor and outdoor event venues including an open-air amphitheatre and the Curry Village Pavilion.  Swimming, ice skating, river rafting, hiking, fishing, horseback riding and bike riding are all available to Curry Village meeting groups.       

Meet at “Camp Curry,” in the shadow of Half Dome and Glacier Point, for million-dollar views, instant access to Yosemite recreation, and the affordable rates that are a Curry Village tradition.

Wawona Hotel

Yosemite’s western high country is covered with ancient groves of giant sequoias, wildflower meadows and shimmering streams.  It’s also home to one of the West’s most historic resorts and a splendid place to meet – Yosemite’s Wawona Hotel.

Native Americans cherished Wawona as a waypoint between the foothills and Yosemite Valley.  They named it “Pallachun” (a good place to stay).  Built in 1879, the Wawona’s historic white wooden buildings, verandas, verdant lawns and Victorian interiors have welcomed such distinguished guests as President Theodore Roosevelt, who aided Yosemite’s ascension to national park designation.

Today, the Wawona Hotel offers a magical setting for meetings and events, with a full array of resort amenities available to guests including an Audubon-certified golf course (the oldest in the Sierra), swimming pool, and beautiful dining room.  Easy access to Badger Pass Ski Area, waterfall hiking trails, and riding stable make Wawona a unique Yosemite National Park meetings and retreat destination.

Yosemite Lodge at the Falls

When you hold your event at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, you and your guests will meet  steps from the highest waterfall in North America – 2,425-foot Yosemite Falls.

Sporting a gleaming glass and wood architectural redesign, Yosemite Lodge at the Falls connects with the nature around it. Landscaping of indigenous trees, shrubs and wildflowers mirror the natural beauty of its Yosemite Valley setting, rich in recreational options for guests of every age and itinerary.

The property offers a pair of banquet rooms featuring floor to ceiling picture windows available for private catered receptions.  It is a popular choice for Yosemite meetings of all kinds, including social reunions, fraternal retreats, and Sierra resort conferences.

The Ahwahnee

Unveiled in 1927, The Ahwahnee Hotel is revered as one of America’s great national park lodges, an historic, four-diamond-studded Sierra resort that reflects the grandeur of its Yosemite Valley address.

The site for The Ahwahnee was selected for its breathtaking orientation to several of Yosemite's “greatest hits” – Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point.  Over the decades, it has served as the destination of royalty and presidents alike.  Today, The Ahwahnee stands alongside Yosemite National Park’s natural assets as a major attraction in its own right.

Striking perfect notes of history, hospitality and sumptuous elegance,  The Ahwahnee offers an extraordinary setting for important meetings and very special events.   

Building The Ahwahnee
In July 1925, Gilbert Stanley Underwood was selected as the architect for Yosemite National Park's luxury hotel. Due to its remote location, the construction of The Ahwahnee was the most complex trucking endeavor of its day. Over 5,000 tons of stone, 1,000 tons of steel, and 30,000 feet of timber were hauled over the challenging mountain roads. To protect The Ahwahnee from fire, a fate of many of the Park's earlier hotels, its wood-like facade is actually concrete, poured into rough-hewn wooden forms and stained to look like redwood.  Today it is a shining example of how architecture can engage, interact and complement the perfection of nature.