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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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1 day ago

Truth is, we are still buried in smoke here in the Owens Valley, but we're not going to let it keep us from dreaming about the fall colors that soon will dazzle our eyes and warm our souls...!!!!

Photo by @travelforpictures from October 2019
#fallcolors #keepbishopsafe
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Truth is, we are still buried in smoke here in the Owens Valley, but were not going to let it keep us from dreaming about the fall colors that soon will dazzle our eyes and warm our souls...!!!!

Photo by @travelforpictures from October 2019
#fallcolors #keepbishopsafe

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Sorry about all the smoke. Hope you can enjoy this beautiful scenery again soon.

Beautiful, I love coming up each year and seeing this in person

I look forward to visiting next year. Very disappointed that I couldn’t make it again this year.

Sorry your car show got canceled. We come every year.

Were coming 2nd week of Oct for 49th Birthday! Super excited😊

Just uproad from Bishop creek lodge.

Looks like the road to lake Lundy.

So very beautiful, love the picture 🙂🙂❤❤

Wonderful vacation destination

Pretty time of year!

I hope they open up soon!!

Thank You. Cheered me up🍁🍁🍁🐈😷

Beautiful ❤

my view from my cabin window

Was this today?

Beautiful !!!!

Very pretty

Pretty

Beautiful

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4 days ago

What's your favorite season in the Eastern Sierra?

Beautiful photo by @robert_lachman from October 12, 2019
#keepbishopsafe
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Whats your favorite season in the Eastern Sierra? 

Beautiful photo by @robert_lachman from October 12, 2019
#keepbishopsafe

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All seasons but fall especially! Been going every October for the last 9 years... Also always stop at Mahogany Smoked Meats before going home.

Fall when leaves change and late summer when tubing in cut off’s by day with jeans and flannel by the fire at night

I was raised on the Eastern side of the Sierras. When I was young it was Summers. When I got a little older it was Spring for the opening of trout season. Now at 73 it's Fall...😊

I go every year! 2nd or 3rd week of October! Beautiful scenery and weather!

I have to say mid to late fall. Although mid spring is awesome as well. ✌️

We from Bishop

Fall🍁🍂🎃

Autumn and Winter

Spring

Anything but fire season 😭

Fall is the best...but the other 3 run a close 2nd!

Yes! 😅😁

Gorgeous

Fall

Nice One!

Love the fall leave. We try to go every year in October

Fall

So pretty

Beautiful

Fall

Beautiful picture

Fall by far! I love the colors. We try to go every year in October for my husband's birthday.

Fall for sure. Before the snow shuts the roads. And early summer. When it is just a little cooler. 🐈😷

Beautiful!

In Bishop all of them. Bishop picture love this site 🙂🙂❤❤

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6 days ago

With fires, poor air quality and COVID-19 all currently going on, who needs a little something to look forward to??
How about Wynonna for Labor Day Weekend of 2021!!
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With fires, poor air quality and COVID-19 all currently going on, who needs a little something to look forward to?? 
How about Wynonna for Labor Day Weekend of 2021!!

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Lol whatever floats your boat Bishop. With way things are we might be in a middle of some other bs that will shut it down. I’m done hoping and waiting for “better” times to come.

its sept 21??!!

Can’t wait!!

oh next yr ugh

Looks like she needs an enema !

Mary Allegra Nicol

Melissa Atkins... why not me?

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1 week ago

Wishing all of the firefighters and emergency support teams a safe weekend. Thank you for all that you are doing!!!

Sending love from Bishop to all who are being affected by the fires. ❤️

This photo by Instagram user @sammyzz17 and is from February of 2018 when we had the Pleasant Valley Reservior Fire. Hoping that he and his crew are safe!
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Wishing all of the firefighters and emergency support teams a safe weekend. Thank you for all that you are doing!!! 

Sending love from Bishop to all who are being affected by the fires. ❤️

This photo by Instagram user @sammyzz17 and is from February of 2018 when we had the Pleasant Valley Reservior Fire. Hoping that he and his crew are safe!

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🙏God Bless you all. I have been praying for rain to help put all the fires out and is in the forecast for some areas yeh!

God Bless all of you amazing men and women fighting these horrible fires. Stay safe!🙏❤️👩‍🚒👩‍🚒👍

Thanks guys!! Hope you all stay safe and return home to your families soon!!! Bless you all❤️

Wonderful pic.of these brave Firefighters! Prayers for their safety! 🙏🏻💕🙏🏻

Thank you to ALL FF's and Incident Command crews, Strike Teams busting butt out there. Love & prayers for All Your Safety from Santa Rosa 💜😷🐈

🙏 to all the first responders and thank you for your hard work.

Thank you Bishop firefighters for all of your extremely hard work!

A big Thank You To All Our Firefighters God Bless You And Your Families Stay Safe

Sending love and prayers from the Florida Panhandle. Be Safe! God Bless you and yours!

Thank you for your service. and God Bless You All .

God be with you all. Thank fort doing what you do

What a commitment! Thank you! Your work can never be repaid!!!

God bless you boys! Please stay safe!

Thank you God bless and stay safe

God Bless you all🙏☮️

Thank you all for what you do for us everyday 💗

Stay safe 🚒😊👍🏼

Amen

Ty

👊👍🤙😎🙏

Thanks to all the firefighters out in California, Oregon & Washington who work tirelessly everyday ❗️❗️. You are true heroes❗️

This is a spectacular photo, a real prizewinner! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thanks never were more than a few brave people

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