Twin Lakes Forest Chapel Wedding in Mammoth

July 28, 2022

If you are planning a Twin Lakes Forest Chapel wedding in Mammoth, keep reading! The Forest Chapel is one of Mammoth Mountains most beautiful outdoor venues, and feels like something out of a fairytale. The views from the lake, the footbridge, and dreamy forest make for a perfect spot to say your vows.

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Things to consider

The light is usually best at the chapel about 3 hours before sunset. This time changes over the course of summer and I will help you choose the best timeline. Receptions are held at another Mammoth Mountain location so you will want to add a lot of buffer time for traveling back and forth. Depending on time of year, you might consider preparing your guests for heat, cold, rain, or snow.

Best Seasons for a Twin Lakes Forest Chapel Wedding

This is a summer-only venue, and can be booked from June through October. You can expect beautiful weather most of the summer, although Mammoth is also prone to some “monsoon” season in July and August. This is not a reason to avoid planning a Twin Lakes Forest Chapel wedding in Mammoth, but it is something to plan ahead for.

Here’s the thing – we can’t plan the weather. There’s a saying around here that goes, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes because it will change.” That means, typically if it’s raining, it won’t last long and a little rain never hurt anyone, but you will need to be flexible just in case. I have seen one ceremony pivot from the forest to another indoor mammoth spot.

In my experience, weather has never ruined a wedding. In fact, the more dramatic the weather, the more memorable your wedding will be, and the more fondly you will remember the exciting day.