Applying for a Permit
Submit a Special Use Permit Application to the Division of Permits Management in-person or via mail or FAX:
National Mall and Memorial Parks
Applications can be delivered Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, except federal holidays or other National Mall & Memorial Parks office closures. Special Use Permit Applications are not accepted via email. Applications are accepted up to one year in advance and a minimum of four days from the first day of setup.
A non-refundable application processing fee of $90 is required with the submission of the Special Use Permit Application. Follow the instructions on the application form for submitting a payment by credit card, check, or money order.
A permits specialist will contact you if additional meetings, discussions, or documents are required and continue to walk you through the permit process. A Special Use Permit must be issued prior to holding the activity in the park.
Location and Location-Specific Requirements
Wedding ceremonies are permitted in three locations at Fort Washington Park. There are things to be aware of and considerations at all three locations to minimize the impact on regular park visitation and protection of the park's resources, as well as the enjoyment of the wedding participants.
There are three areas that weddings may take place:
Filming and/or Photography
Professional (or hired) photography and videography is included at the times and location indicated on the permit. Any professional photography and/or videography outside of the ceremony location or time of the event generally requires a Commercial Filming & Photography Permit.
Last updated: June 25, 2020