Weddings & Other Ceremonies
Weddings, Renewal of Vows, and Other Ceremonies
We are pleased that you are interested in conducting your ceremony within Rocky Mountain National Park.
Ceremonies in Rocky Mountain National Park are authorized through a Special Use Permit that requires a non-refundable administrative fee of $150. Normal park entrance fees apply for all vehicles associated with the ceremony. Carpooling or shuttling is strongly encouraged, and may be required, as parking space is limited in some areas of the park.
The permit includes specific conditions that protect the park’s resources. Please read carefully to determine whether your ceremony will be possible in Rocky Mountain National Park. We have tried to address the key points required for arranging a ceremony in the Park. You will be required to read and sign the permit. Click here to download a printable ceremony permit application.
Normal entrance fees apply to all vehicles associated with the ceremony. Carpooling is strongly encouraged as parking space is limited.
Ceremonies conducted in the national park require written approval from the Chief Ranger’s Office or Concessions Management Office.
Information can be obtained at 970-586-1209 or writing to:
The maximum size for any ceremony is 100 people. For weddings, this includes the wedding party, children, officiant and photographer. There are limited sites that will accommodate these larger ceremonies and these should be scheduled as soon as possible through the Concessions Office. Not all party sizes will be permitted in all areas. Size limits vary depending on parking, time of year, and location of site.
Most designated sites in the park can only accommodate small groups of up to 20 people. For non-designated sites not on the list please contact the Concession Office for further information.
The number of sites available to accommodate larger wedding parties (21 and more) is limited due to conflicts with high visitation, resource protection concerns, etc.
Memorial Day weekend through September 30, 2013 the park will not permit weddings/events along the Bear Lake Road Corridor to include Bear Lake, Sprague Lake, or Moraine Park Area. This is due to road work occuring on the Bear Lake Road.
For more information about designated ceremony sites and site restrictions, click here.
Did You Know?
Moraine Park was once a booming settlement. As the rustic cabins grew into lodges, the inn keepers built more facilities to serve guests. Stead's Resort had both a swimming pool and a golf course.