The Ahwahnee Hotel
Don and Brian at The Ahwahnee were fantastic! It rained on our wedding day and they quickly got all of our guests under the patio at The Ahwahnee and everything ran smoothly. What I was the most impressed with is that it was Memorial Day weekend, and they had multiple events to coordinate in our location, but they made it seem like we were the only ones there! They were always calm and attentive. Sheila was great in the pre-planning process and even accommodated our last minute changes. The Ahwahnee treated us like we were visiting royalty! The room was fantastic with an amazing view and they gave us gifts in our room and left us cards.
Yosemite is one of my favorite places in the world and the Awahnee makes it even more special. Sitting on their patio, drinking a cocktail while looking over the meadow is the perfect summer day! Even if you can't afford to stay here, make sure to visit and hang out on the patio or splurge on dinner. One of the best meals we've ever had!
Yosemite is a beautiful place to visit. I am not a camping girl, nor have I ever been... but my fiance convinced me to go with him. I am so glad I went! Yosemite is truly breathtaking. However, I wouldn't have liked it so much without the plush amenities of the Ahwahnee Hotel. It was really nice to spend the day outdoors, hiking, touring the park, having outdoor picnics... however, it was soooo much nicer to come home at night to the Ahwahnee. Once we walked through the doors, we forgot we were "camping". The food is delicious and the hotel is superb. If you're not a "camper" but want to see Yosemite (which I highly recommend) this is the way to go!
This has nothing to do with my wedding but I saw the Ahwahnee on here and it is definitely worth writing about! My fiance and I have stayed at this beautiful hotel once. We absolutely love it! Even when we don not stay here when visiting Yosemite, we make a point to visit at least for a meal or a drink. Absolutely gorgeous!!