Wedding Guidelines


Dogwood Canyon requires a non-refundable 50% deposit with the return of the signed contract. Wedding Dates and Locations can only be held for one week in conjunction to a contract being issued and cannot be held longer than the due date noted on the contract. Your wedding date is confirmed once a signed contract and deposit has been returned within the due date required. Remaining wedding balance is due 3 days prior to the event.


  • No outside food or beverage allowed on grounds
  • No smoking or alcohol permitted in the Chapel
  • All music must end at 10:00pm. This includes bands, DJs, and other musical entertainment to meet noise curfew
  • Any outside vendors must provide company insurance liability policy, driver’s license, & car insurance
  • All guests must be transported by Tram to the Chapel (exception of Bride & Groom, & vendors)
  • All vendors and bridal clients must provide a schedule of arrival and departure to and from DWC to the wedding planner and upon arrival must first check-in at the DWC General Store
  • Thunder Falls waterfall pictures may only be taken in conjunction with a Carriage Ride. Photographer may follow carriage in personal vehicle, but no other parties or vehicles are permitted on the grounds past the Chapel.
  • No tacks, tape, nails, etc can be used on any space at DWC and only drip-less candles will be permitted in the Chapel
  • Only Bubbles, Butterflies, Birdseed, & Real Flower Petals may be used at end of ceremony outside
  • All personal decorations of the client must be taken upon departure from DWC
  • Any damages to the function space or grounds will be charged directly to the client upon Big Cedar Management’s discretion
  • $50 bartender fee per hour will apply to all Bars at DWC. Alcohol must be purchased by the bottle and cannot be charged by consumption.


The first parcels of the property were acquired in 1990 by Johnny Morris, founder/CEO of Bass Pro Shops. The park is owned and managed by the Dogwood Canyon Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the canyon’s natural plant and wildlife environment. The Foundation promotes environmental conservation by maintaining the park and providing the public with an unspoiled setting for exploration and the enjoyment of various outdoor activities.

The purposes of the Dogwood Canyon Foundation are to promote natural conservation, and to protect the natural environment and its wildlife and plant life by acquiring and maintaining ecologically significant, undeveloped land to benefit the general public. To achieve its purpose, the Foundation owns, operates and maintains Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.