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Each year Pecos National Historical park receives a number of requests to use the mission church for wedding ceremonies. It is National Park Service policy to allow these Special Park Uses provided they:
"are not in conflict with law or policy;
will not result in derogation of the values and purposes for which the park was established;
do not present a threat to public safety or property; and
do not unduly interfere with normal park operations, resource protection, or visitor use."
Not all wedding requests we receive are for appropriate uses of park managed resources thus some are denied. Others, by virtue of size and scope, would have significant impact on the quality of visitor experience and safety, or result in a derogation of the values and purposes for which the park was established.
In general, the following conditions apply for wedding ceremonies:
Other stipulations may be added, depending on the specific nature of your request.
WHO MAY APPLY
Any individual, group, society or organization may apply for a Special Use Permit. The applicant for the permit must assume full responsibility and liability for the Special Park Use.
Potential applicants should check with the park on availability of dates prior to submitting the application and non-refundable application fee.
Please return the completed application along with the $100 processing charge to the Special Use Permits Coordinator at the address below.
For additional information, call (505) 757-7213
Did You Know?
Archeologist A.V. Kidder excavated Pecos Pueblo under sponsorship of Phillips Academy 1915-1929. Kidder's work was described by Richard B. Woodbury as unprecedented in North American archeology with focus on a single site, large scale, planning, organization and use of specialists outside archeology.