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Wedding Permits

APPLICATION FORM (short)

WEDDINGS IN GRAND TETON BROCHURE

Weddings are permitted in Grand Teton National Park in a number of locations. Some of the more popular sites are Schwabacher's Landing, Blacktail Ponds Overlook and Signal Mountain Summit. A special park use permit is required and entrance fee policies apply.

Permits
A permit is required to hold a wedding in the park unless it is at the Chapel of the Transfiguration, the Chapel of the Sacred Heart or a concession facility. Complete the required permit application and send it with the non-refundable $100.00 application fee to:

Chief Ranger's Office
Grand Teton National Park
P.O. Drawer 170
Moose, WY 83012

Fax: (307) 739-3348

e-mail us

The permit application must be received in the park no less than two weeks prior to your event. Once the permit has been approved and issued, it will be sent to you by mail.

Payment
You may include credit card information or a check or money order with your permit application. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express. Please include the type of card, card number and expiration date. If paying by check, please make it payable to Grand Teton National Park and include your social security number.

Entrance Fees
Normal entrance fees are charged for all wedding participants and guests as they pass through a park entrance station. Lump sum or advance payments are not accepted. See the Fees and Reservations page for more information on fees.

All guests entering the park to attend a wedding ceremony at the Chapel of the Transfiguration will not be charged an entrance fee because this chapel is on private property within the park. However, if these same guests will be attending a reception inside the park, all guests will be charged an entrance fee.

Chapels
Arrangements for the use of chapels located in Grand Teton National Park must be made directly with the church:

Chapel of the Transfiguration
c/o St. John's Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 1690
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-2603
http://stjohnsjackson.diowy.org/index.html

Chapel of the Sacred Heart
c/o Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church
P.O. Box 992
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-2516
http://www.olmcatholic.org/

Special Regulations

  • Any event that interferes with the normal activities of visitors, such as the closing of trails, overlooks or public use facilities, will not be allowed.
  • No disturbance of vegetation or other natural objects is allowed. Park regulations do not permit the throwing or scattering of rice, birdseed, flower petals or any similar material. In addition, the release of animals including birds, butterflies or other insects is prohibited.
  • No structures of any kind are allowed, including tents, chairs, tables, bands, barbeques, sound systems, props, etc. unless inside a concessions building and within the scope of the concessioner's permit or contract.
  • Historical buildings or other structures may be used as a backdrop only. Buildings cannot be used for attachments (such as banners or flowers) or be incorporated into the ceremony as a stage.
  • Permittee will assume all responsibility for cleanup of the site.
  • All vehicles for the wedding party and guests must be parked in designated parking areas. Carpooling is recommended; parking may be limited in some areas.

Did You Know?

Bill Menors Ferry

Did you know that until the 1890s no one had settled on the west bank of the Snake River in the central part of Jackson Hole? William “Bill” Menor built a ferry at Moose to shuttle patrons across the river, the only reliable crossing point between Wilson and Moran.