Special Events & Weddings

The park is open year-round but some areas of our park do seasonally close and remain closed until Spring, such as the Williams Grove. We also do not have specific sites dedicated to any particular event, you let us know where you would like to go and we provide restrictions based on that location. The most popular wedding location is Williams Grove located in Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

**Due to storm damage; The California Federation of Womens Clubs Grove no longer is available for any special events. The bluff continues to erode and continues to take portions of the parking area yearly.

Many couples select Humboldt Redwoods State Park each year for their wedding ceremony or reception location. The park has a variety of beautiful settings that can provide the perfect place for that special day. Facilities, fees and the number of guests that can be accommodated vary based on the location in the park. Due to COVID-19 special events, such as weddings, may be cancelled at any time by State or Local Public Health Orders. Due to current restrictions, we are unable to accommodate any groups larger than 10.

Due to COVID-19 special events, such as weddings, may be cancelled at any time by State or Local Public Health Orders. Due to current restrictions, we are unable to accommodate any groups larger than 10. 
 
A non-refundable permit application fee of $150 plus an additional use fee, dependent on location is required for all weddings/special events. All fees are non-refundable, non-transferrable.There are fees for all areas and fees vary based on area. Most day use areas are not exclusive (except Williams Grove which is exclusively permittee's area) and remain open to the public during your special event.

Answers to common questions:

  1. Reservations for special events are taken up to six (6) months in advance. Special event permit applications received before that will not be reviewed.
  2. No signs or decorations may be attached to any State Park facility, sign, tree, or landmark.
  3. No electricity is available. The Park generator hours are, per T-14 CCR 4320, are 10:00 am to 8:00 PM.
  4. No fire restrictions if you are using Department approved facilities (Fire pits, BBQ pits, Fire rings).
  5. The restrictions for decorations are to keep your decorations to your reserved area and no decorations maybe attached to park signs or native plants. A better sign to use is a chalkboard easel.
  6. No damage deposit is required. Permit fees only, however there may be other requirements based on the size of your group and/or location.
  7. The park is open year-round but some areas of our park do seasonally close and remain closed until Spring, such as Williams Grove. During the closed season, no special events are permitted.
  8. We also do not have specific sites dedicated to any particular event, you let us know where you would like to go and we provide restrictions based on that location.

No damage deposit is required. Permit fees only, however there may be other requirements based on the size of your group.

Download the Wedding Permit Packet (PDF)

For information on specific date special event space availability, please call (707) 946-1801.

Download the Williams Grove Day Use Group Reservation Form (PDF) to reserve day use areas for picnics, get-togethers, weddings etc. Reminder, the maximum permittable group at this time is 10 persons maximum.

 Please call (707) 946-1801 for Special Event Permits - Weddings or contact Park staff for more information.