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Where wishes come true and beautiful memories are made.

Location. Location. Location. It’s real and it’s important.

Bishop is in one of the most beautiful parts of our country. Our region also has an incredibly diverse range of settings and seasonal options. If you are planning a special event take a look at Bishop. We have incredible venues where you can create your dream event.

Elope to Independence

Did you know that elopements are big in our part of the world? Here’s what you do. Go to the courthouse in Independence, CA (just 40 miles south of Bishop) for a marriage license. It’s a marvelous, historic building where the staff will help you quickly and courteously. An added benefit is you’ll get the word “Independence” on your certificate. It could prove to be a marriage saver. Then head into the foothills or canyons of the majestic Sierra Nevada for a romantic ceremony and extra special wedding photos.

We are big on outdoors. We have the biggest, most beautiful backyard where secluded locations are easily accessible to set up off-the-grid type events or fully hooked up super parties. There are numerous indoor settings too. Some are located in town, others in bucolic countryside settings, and still more in quaint mountain retreat settings.

It’s also important to have the services and support of great people to make your dream event come true. We are proud of our locally-owned businesses and resident consultants who are skilled and experienced at what they do. They know what’s trending and how to create something unique. As owner-operators they are as invested as you are in making your event as wonderful and memorable as possible.

There are so many great places for wonderful events that we’ve created a special page all about hosting your event in Bishop. We have indoor venues and outdoor settings and places where you can combine the outdoors with the indoors and make your day super special.

Another important aspect of hosting an event in the Eastern Sierra is timing. Timing is everything when planning and executing an event. The Eastern Sierra has the full spectrum of all four seasons. We know our region and its seasons well. Talk to us as your vision starts to take shape and get to know which season is best for which location.

Outdoor Wedding

Here are just a few types of events that you could create and host in the Eastern Sierra that will have a lasting impression on you, your family, and your guests.

  • Weddings
  • Team-building
  • Stewardship
  • Sporting meets
  • Spiritual retreats
  • Product launches
  • Photography
  • Nature retreats
  • Family reunions
  • Exhibitions
  • Concerts
  • Board meetings
  • Art and crafts

Talk to us. Learn about your public lands and our local community and develop an event that meets the needs of your guests — who are our guests too. Contact us. Call, email, peruse our website, or come in to the Bishop Visitor Center at 690 N. Main St. in Bishop. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can give you lots of info, brochures, maps, contacts, and directions on where to go and who to talk to.

Whether you’re planning a personal, professional, or commercial event there are innumerable ways to develop your event to achieve your dream.

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59 minutes ago

Slow down the fall colors, please!!
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Slow down the fall colors, please!!
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1 day ago

Lovin' the last little bits of fall!
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Lovin the last little bits of fall! 
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A beautiful place to visit

Was just there

Where is this? We are going to be the driving to Bishop tomorrow and I heard my friends say it's mostly green still?

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2 days ago

Is it true that fall colors make everything look magical? LOL
Fun photo @itsaluckyshot !
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Is it true that fall colors make everything look magical? LOL
Fun photo @itsaluckyshot !

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Definitely helps! 😂

Beautiful country

That's our sun ☀️ alter!

That's too funny! 🤣😂

Very funny!! And I do think the colors make everything more magical!!

I love the beautiful place😍😍😍

A little hidden gem!

Leaving tomorrow, have been going to the Bishop area since I was in a crib. It was always out summer vacation growing up, we usually ended up at Big Pine creek to camp, and we would pile in the truck to fish literally everywhere up to an including the East Walker, 10 fish limits our family would give everyone in the campground fish so we could catch more the next day. One of the funniest things I witnessed was my grandfather getting mad that campsites at Big Pine went up 25 cents one year he had a fit. Back then you cleared your own site and had to build your own fire pit, some of the best memories of my life.

Looking beautiful. We go during the summer. Been trying to go up there to witness this Beautiful scenery😍😍


“Magical” is one word........ just like “necessary” is another

Sometimes finding a outhouse can be magical.

Is it too late to see the fall colors? I want to head out Saturday. Please say it’s not too late.

Heck I’d rent that place!

I would poop there 😄

Down & Out (house) in Bishop ......

Shithouse mouse.

Tracy Leigh

Joy Aitchison 🤣

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