Benson Wedding Announcement
Please join us as we start our lives together as husband and wife and exchange wedding vows on this very special day.

Date: Sunday June 11, 2006

Location: The ceremony will be held in front of Havasu Falls in the Supai village in the Grand Canyon, AZ. The reception will be held on the outside restaurant patio at the Grand Canyon Caverns Inn

Time: The ceremony will start at 11:30 AM and the reception will be held at approximately 7:00 PM.

R.S.V.P. Deadline: March 1, 2006

Ceremony: The ceremony will start at noon in front of Havasu Falls. Please see the Itinerary page for the recommended attire. There are a few options for traveling to the falls for the ceremony. Attending the ceremony is optional.

TRAVEL OPTION 1

Hike: You may hike into the village prior to the ceremony. The hike is considered moderately difficult and is rugged and rocky. The hike starts off steep and winds down switchbacks for about 1.5 miles. After that the trail flattens out and curves through a canyon as you make your way towards the village. The distance from the trailhead to the village is 8 miles. It is then another 2 miles to the campground and Havasu Falls. For more details on this hike, go to the Hiking page at Havasupaitribe.com.

TRAVEL OPTION 2

Horseback: You may ride horseback into the village. For more details and reservations, go to the Horses page at Havasupaitribe.com. All arrangements, including determining availability of horses, must be handled by the guests themselves.

TRAVEL OPTION 3

Helicopter: You may fly in via helicopter to the village. You will then have to hike 2 miles to the falls. The helicopter will only fly on Friday June 9 from 10 AM until 1 PM and Sunday June 11 from 7:30 AM until all guests are flown out. If you would like to fly into the village, you must RSVP for this option through this website no later then the RSVP deadline date. Please go to the RSVP page for more details on this option.

Reception: The reception will be held at the restaurant at the Grand Canyon Caverns Inn and start shortly after all the guests arrive from the ceremony. While all 3 travel options are available back to the trailhead at the top, we recommend that everyone travel back via horseback or helicopter. You may hike back if you like, however, please allow ample time to get back to the trailhead and take plenty of water as it is likely to be very warm that day. For restraunt hours, location details and directions to the hotel and reception, please see the Directions page.

Lodging: You may stay at the Grand Canyon Caverns Inn located on Historic Route 66, which is 60 miles from the Trailhead, prior to and following the ceremony and reception. This is the only hotel within 100 miles of the ceremony and June is a very busy time for the hotel, so please make reservations, through the hotel, A.S.A.P. They only have 48 rooms and we have reserved 20 for our guests. Please mention that you are making a reservation for the Benson wedding when calling. If you would also like to stay in Supai village, located on the Grand Canyon floor, before the ceremony, you have a couple options.

Please note: the only access to and from Supai village and Hualapai Hilltop is via helicopter, horseback, or hiking. If you plan on staying in Supai for any length of time, it is recommended that you only stay there prior to the ceremony, as it will be extremely difficult, and impossible via helicopter, to get back to Supai following the reception. You will need to make your own arrangements for any and all lodging or camping yourself.

SUPAI VILLAGE LODGING OPTION 1

Camping: You may camp at the campgrounds near Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls. This is a relatively primitive campground with picnic tables, non-flush toilets, and natural spring water. It is very close to the waterfalls in that area, including Havasu Falls. Sites are on a first-come first-serve basis and reservations can be made through the Havasupaitribe website.

SUPAI VILLAGE LODGING OPTION 2

The Havasupai Lodge: You may stay at the lodge located in the Supai village. Reservations can be made through the Havasupaitribe website.