Weddings, Events, and Retreats

Lillaskog Events

Boasting spectacular panoramic views of Yosemite’s majestic snow-capped mountains, Lillaskog Lodge is a nature lover’s paradise. Meaning “little forest” in Swedish, Lillaskog is bursting with rustic charm and natural beauty. Perfect for events for up to 150 people, exclusive/private weddings, receptions following elopements in Yosemite, and week-long offsite work retreats, the lodge offers an incredible outdoor space for you to celebrate your special day. Take a look at our vendor list, or use your own vendors to start creating your custom event.

Our space is completely customizable, so you can make it YOUR event. The expansive lower lawn features a charming gazebo with a stunning mountain view as the backdrop–ideal for a romantic ceremony as well as for taking breathtaking pictures. The upper lawn and adjacent cobblestone area provide plenty of space to set up your reception and celebrate your new marriage.

Located just 11 miles away from Yosemite National Park and surrounded by the Stanislaus National Forest, your guests will be thrilled to spend the weekend in this scenic region. Get married in the great outdoors at Lillaskog Lodge or enjoy a retreat in nature and make beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

Lillaskog Weddings and Receptions


 (101 to *130 Guests                               $9,100.00

51 to 100 Guests                                    $7,900.00

21 to 50 Guests                                      $6,500.00

Under 20 Guests                                    $4,500.00

There is a 25% deposit on all events due upon booking

*Please inquire about events for over 130 guests, Shuttle Bus is mandatory for over 130.


We offer a 10% discount off the prices listed above for weddings that are on Tuesdays-Thursdays.

The venue rental includes:

  • Individualized support throughout your wedding planning process, including tours, face to face and/or phone meetings & email correspondence
  • Lodge rental (2 nights) for up to 24 people
  • Extra nights are 10% off regular rates
  • Site fee (Ceremony and Reception areas both included in site fee)
  • Trash Handling, up to two yards (Large Dumpster)
  • Tables/Chairs
  • White linen table cloths and napkins
  • Staff for event set up, breakdown and clean up (this does not include set up or clean up of decor or dinner ware/drinks).
  • Extra restrooms for events with over 50 guests
  • Parking attendant (1.5 hours before ceremony)
  • Extra nights are 10% off regular rates


  • Event tent rental for rain cover or shade. Hexagon, 40′ x 40′ x 40′, can fit up to 100 people sitting down. Available to rent for $900.
  • 26 passenger shuttle bus is available to nearby hotels, starts at $750 for an 8 hour block. There is a 2nd vehicle available. After 8 hours, or past Midnight, it is $100 per hour. Trips to Groveland are $25. 
  • Patio heaters are available for rent at $75.00 each (We have 6)
  • Pets welcome – $50 pet fee
  • Excessive Trash fee –  $150 for over two yards of trash (two yards = large dumpster)


Enjoy exclusive use of the entire property for a full wedding-weekend experience, with lodging for up to 24 of your guests on site. You can add extra nights to your weekend celebration at the discounted price. There are motels, B&Bs and campsites just minutes away for your overflow guests!

It’s easy to personalize your event by choosing your own vendors, including planners, caterers, photographers, florists, musicians, and entertainment. Bartenders are not required. The area has organic farm and ranch food purveyors, great BBQ specialists and much more, so you have plenty of culinary options. If you, your friends and family want to provide the food yourself, we have a large open, well-equipped kitchen. There are 2 refrigerators, 2 ovens and 2 work stations with sinks. The caterers love the use of our kitchen. We also have 3 propane BBQ grills for your grilling needs.

Event Cancellation Policy: 

If a wedding couple wishes to cancel their reservation, the Deposit will be refunded as follows:

  • 0% if cancelled less than 30 days prior to the Check-in Date
  • 50% if cancelled between 30-45 days prior to the Check-in Date
  • 100% if cancelled more than 45 days prior to Check-in-Date 
  • A $100.00 will be charged for all cancellations.
  • Wedding insurance strongly recommended! 
“Best wedding venue ever!”
“We spent months looking for a wedding venue that fit our vision. I knew the first moment I found Lillaskog that this was the one. Diane was so helpful through the planning process and truly saved our wedding by finding a gorgeous tent for us just 2 days before our wedding when the weather decided to go crazy. Even though it poured on our wedding day (and snowed the day after!) The lodge’s beauty and magic was not lost. It actually made it even better. The views were incredible and the lodge itself is stocked with everything you could possibly need to accommodate a house full of people (we had 22 and 3 dogs!). If your vision includes the beautiful and unpredictable great outdoors and a homey, comfortable vibe – Lillaskog will be perfect for you too”


Best wedding weekend!

Lillaskog is an amazing property. We booked it for our wedding weekend (October 13-15) site unseen. We lucked out. The photos online do not do justice. Beautiful, well kept property. House was spacious enough for our family of 19. Susan had the house sparkling and all bathrooms fully stocked. George and helper were very nice and set up our tables and chairs. Then there is Diane. She is wonderful and made sure we had everything we needed. We never met Bill, but he is a great owner. He built a special chalet and has the right people in place to take care of renters. Our guests loved the property and they all want to go back for a family vacation. So do we! Magical weekend with fond memories. Lillaskog does not disappoint.

We had the most AMAZING stay and wedding at the lodge. From the moment we contacted Diane, she was attentive, caring, and there for us. The lodge itself is so gorgeous and has absolutely everything you need, from kitchen supplies to extra towels and bedding. George and Scott were incredible people to be around and helped us tremendously through all the set up and take down. I can’t imagine our wedding going any better or having a more perfect place to spend our days before, during, and after we said I do.


We rented Lillaskog Lodge for our destination wedding at Yosemite National Park. Our large group of friends found it absolutely perfect. It has amazing views, lots of seating, huge kitchen, and plenty of bathrooms to accommodate a large group very comfortably. Anything we needed, they supplied. Diane and Bill are wonderful hosts and we couldn’t have been more happy with our stay! We highly recommend Lillaskog Lodge!

Yosemite’s best kept secret. WOW!!!

We did an extensive search for a wedding venue. Thank God we found Lillaskog Lodge. This is a beautiful wedding venue and the scenery is just beautiful. We could have not asked for a better venue to host our wedding. We came all the way from New Jersey to host our wedding at this perfect location. Our guest and family were amazed by the beauty and nature of this place! Without any doubts this is a beautiful place! View is fantastic, the facility is very clean, and staff quite friendly and helpful. Our vendors (photographers, DJ, Caterers, and bar attenders) were amazed by the beauty of this place. “How come we did not know about this place?” Was the most common reaction from our vendors. Our memories of this place will last forever.