Special Events, Weddings, School Groups

**Due to storm damage; The California Federation of Womens Clubs Grove will not be holding any special events in 2018; part of the parking lot has washed away or is currently being undercut; and one of the reservable areas has been removed because the bluff is slowly sliding into the river. We apologize for any inconvenience. The day use area is currently closed for the winter and will reopen in Spring 2018 however the parking area and picnic area are reduced in size with temporary barricades, and no areas will be reservable. We are continuing to see some bluff sliding into the river this month. - Updated November 13, 2017.

To reserve Williams Grove Day Use Group Picnic Areas; please call (707) 946-1811 for date information.

For more information on special events in other locations, please call (707) 946-1811.


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 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. Fees start at $250 and are required for all weddings/special events.

Download the Wedding Permit Packet (PDF) Please note only Williams Grove is available.

One alternate wedding/special event location is Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, the maximum group size is 40. Please call (707) 777-3683 for more information.

There are fees for all areas and fees vary based on area. Most day use areas are not exclusive and remain open to the public during your special event.
No electricity is available. The Park generator hours are, Per T-14 CCR 4320, are 10:00 am to 8:00 PM.
No fire restrictions if you are using Department approved facilities (Fire pits, BBQ pits, Fire rings).
The restriction for decorations are to keep your decorations to your reserved area and no signs maybe attached to park signs or native plants.
No damage deposit is required. Permit fees only, however there may be other requirements based on the size of your group.Every year many groups also get together within the park.

For information on specific date special event space availability, please call (707) 946-1811.


Download the Williams Grove Day Use Reservation Form (PDF) to reserve day use areas for picnics etc.

School Groups

Download the School Group Reservation Request form to reserve day use areas. Please email Ranger Blair Pubols the completed form at blair.pubols (at) parks.ca.gov at least 15 days in advance to ensure scheduling/availability.

Special Events

Download the Special Event Application form Please call (707) 946-1811 for Special Event Permits  or contact Park staff for more information.