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Great Falls Park has been the location for many wedding ceremonies over the years. The most popular locations are near the Falls overlooks, which offer views of the waterfall and river. The picnic area by Overlook 3 has a nice view of the Falls with space for larger wedding parties. All wedding ceremonies held in the park require a permit.
On this page you will find general information, a printable brochure, important things to know about weddings at Great Falls, and permit information. Please review all information carefully and contact the park at 703-285-2965 with additional questions.
Anyone planning a wedding at Great Falls Park is encouraged to visit the park and inspect potential wedding sites. Wedding planners are encouraged to select at least two locations. A ranger or other staff member will be available to take you out to see potential sites and to explain the specifics about each location.
For a printable copy of our Wedding Information brochure, click on the document link below.
Wedding Information- Word document
Some important things to know:
All wedding ceremonies require a permit. Standard entrance fees apply for all wedding ceremonies.
To apply for a permit, call the George Washington Memorial Parkway permit office at 703-289-2513.
Did You Know?
If you find a fawn in Great Falls Park, it's not abandoned and should be left where it was found. The doe leaves her fawn while she goes to graze, and the fawn will not move until the mother comes back.