A wedding ceremony held at Bryce Canyon National Park, one of the most beautiful parks in the west, is a special occasion for everyone. We have developed guidelines to help you and your guests have a memorable experience and at the same time protect the resources for future generations.
To be married in Bryce Canyon National Park you must:
Obtain a Utah state marriage license. The fee is $40 with no waiting period; both parties must be present to obtain the license. Contact a courthouse in Utah for further information on marriage licenses and who can perform ceremonies. Garfield County Courthouse – (435) 676-1100
Obtain a special use permit from the National Park Service (see below). Requests must be made in advance and take two to four weeks to process.
Arrange for someone to perform the ceremony — a Justice of the Peace, Municipal Judge, Mayors or an ordained pastor, priest or bishop. (See the list below for some possible options)
The park allows wedding ceremonies at Sunset Point in two locations: Overlooking the Main Amphitheater and/or the Silent City at Sunset Point. Map of wedding location
The maximum number of guests is 30 people
We do not allow music, chairs or any other props
Nothing may be "thrown" before, during or after the ceremony
The use of balloons or other types of decorations will not be authorized
No event or directional signs are allowed
Receptions are not permitted in the park
Obtaining a Special Use Permit
The National Park Service issues a Special Use Permit for all weddings held in Bryce Canyon National Park. Permits must be obtained in advance of your event (submitted no later than two weeks before the ceremony date).
The cost of the permit is $100. This fee covers the cost of processing the permit, administrative costs, and oversight of the function
The park entrance fee is waived for bride and groom and the official performing the ceremony
Wedding party guests must pay the park entrance fee (carpooling or shuttle use is encouraged)
All fees are non-refundable
Download a Wedding Permit (Long Form) or Wedding Permit (Short Form). Once complete, e-mail applications with "Getting Married at Bryce Canyon" in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost of the permit is $100.00 and this can only be paid online at Pay.gov. This covers the cost of processing the permit and administrative costs, and applications will not be processed until this fee is received. Note that this fee does not cover access into the park. All who will be participating in the memorial will be charged general admission to Bryce Canyon National Park (See our Current Fee Structure for admission prices), unless an annual or other pass is used (Golden Age, Golden Access, Interagency Annual America the Beautiful Pass, etc.)
E-mail us at email@example.com or call 435-834-4748 with any questions. For any emails please include "Getting Married at Bryce Canyon" in the subject line.
Performing the Ceremony
The following individuals may be available to perform wedding ceremonies at Bryce Canyon:
Garfield County Judges – Contact County Clerk – 435-676-1100
Panguitch City Judge/Justice of the Peace – 435-676-8585
Tropic – 435-679-8741
Cannonville – 435-679-8784
Panguitch – 435-676-8585
Henrieville – 435-679-8581
Hatch – 435-735-4364
Valley Christian Fellowship, Panguitch, UT
Pastor Seth Weil – 520-349-1151 (Cell) or 435-676-8823
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Panguitch – 435-676-2201
Tropic – 435-679-8657
For weddings in the surrounding Forest Service area, such as Red Canyon, please contact the USDA Forest Service Office in Panguitch at 435-676-9300.