Getting Married at Bryce Canyon

On This Page Navigation

 

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. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the park.

Requirements

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)

Obtaining a Special Use Permit

The National Park Service issues a Special Use Permit for all weddings held in Bryce Canyon National Park.

  • The park allows wedding ceremonies at Sunset Point in two locations: Overlooking the Main Amphitheater and/or the Silent City at Sunset Point
  • 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

Fees

  • The cost of the permit is $100. This 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

Information Required

Permits must be obtained in advance of your event (no later than two weeks before the ceremony date). All requests for permits must include:

  • Name of individuals being wed
  • Exact date and time of event
  • Number of people that will be present (Maximum number of guests is 30)
  • Name of responsible party (with second choice if possible) present if different
  • Desired location at Sunset Point (Main Amphitheater overlook or Silent City overlook)
  • Who will perform the ceremony
  • Daytime phone numbers
  • Make checks payable to: U.S. Department of the Interior – National Park Service

Performing the Ceremony

The following individuals may 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
  • Mayors
    Tropic – 435-679-8741
    Cannonville – 435-679-8784
    Panguitch – 435-676-8585
    Henrieville – 435-679-8581
    Hatch – 435-735-4364
  • Churches
    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.

Map of wedding location

Wedding Permit

Last updated: January 14, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O Box 640201
Bryce, UT 84764

Phone:

(435) 834-5322
Phones are answered and messages returned as soon as possible as staffing allows.

Contact Us