Weddings in the Park
NPS Photo by Ed Shiinoki
Weddings held in the park should be planned as small private affairs and conducted away from high visitor use areas. Ceremonies may be held anywhere that is easily accessible with the exception of Halema'uma'u Crater and the hula platform near the Kīlauea Visitor Center. Most couples choose overlooks with a view into Kīlauea Caldera or Kīlauea Iki Crater, or forested areas like Kīpukapuaulu.
There is a non-refundable $150.00 application fee for the wedding permit.
An application for special use (pdf-57KB) form must be completed and approved for your ceremony to be held in the park. Please email, fax (808-985-6322), or mail the completed form to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Attn: Walt Poole, P.O. Box 52, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718
The preferred method of payment is through Pay.gov. Please call 808-985-6027 to obtain the permit number to insert onto the online Pay.gov form. You must have this number in order to process payment. Please send a copy of the system generated receipt with this application. Or you may send a check or money order along with the application.
Park entrance fees also apply.
Special Use Permit Conditions for Holding a Wedding Ceremony in the Park