Weddings in the Park
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. Park entrance fees also apply. Entrance fees are currently $10.00 per car.
An application for special use (pdf 112KB) 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
Special Use Permit Conditions for Holding a Wedding Ceremony in the Park
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