So you’ve decided to have your intimate wedding / elopement at Joshua Tree National Park, now what?

Here are a couple gorgeous wedding venues, as well as locations available to get married in the park if you’ve ever wanted to have your wedding at Joshua Tree national park or near it. The beautiful thing about Joshua Tree & Twentynine Palms, is that even if you decide to do your wedding outside the park, such as a wedding venue, restaurant or Airbnb, there are Joshua Trees everywhere which makes for gorgeous photos if that’s what you’re aiming for. You can also leave space on your wedding day to go with your photographer inside the park let’s say for golden hour! There are plenty of options if you’d like to celebrate there!

Joshua Tree Wedding Venues

Paperwork to Elope inside the park

you will need a special use permit, contact the Special Park Use Coordinator, Jeannie Wilson, at (760) 367-5518 or
The cost of the wedding application is $120.00 and is non-refundable. Additional cost can vary depending on the size of your wedding and location. If you are hiring a professional photographer or cater they are required to obtain a separate Special Use Permit.

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Locations available for your wedding at Joshua Tree National Park

Indian Cove Amphitheater; No more than 100 people total and only 1 vehicle. You must shuttle your guest in and out of this location. 

Hidden Valley Picnic Area; No more than 35 people total and up to 8 vehicles. 

Turkey Flats; No more than 35 people total and up to 8 vehicles. 

Cap Rock; No more than 25 people total and up to 8 vehicles.

Rattlesnake Picnic Area; No more than 20 people and 8 vehicles.

Quail Springs Picnic Area; No more than 15 people and 8 vehicles.

Split Rock; No more than 15 people and 5 vehicles.

Porcupine Wash; No more than 12 people and 4 vehicles.

Queen Valley Mine Intersection; No more than 10 people and 5 vehicles.

Lost Horse Parking Lot; No more than 10 people and 5 vehicles.

Live Oak Picnic Area; No more than 5 people and 3 vehicles.

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For Photography and/or Elopement Planning for your Joshua Tree Wedding fill out the contact form!