National Park Service: Special Events on Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island offers a unique setting for private tours. Please review a few of our most basic site use conditions:

  • Private events are only permitted after daytime hours, on evenings when no public tours are scheduled. With a very few exceptions, this means that almost all private tours and special events must be scheduled on a Sunday or on a Monday.
  • No private events or tours are allowed during daytime hours.
  • No weddings are permitted on Alcatraz.
  • Private events on Alcatraz must be conducted in areas that are historically appropriate; for example, entertainment activities are not allowed in the main cell block areas. Receptions with catering are not allowed on island.

If you would like more information about scheduling private tours on Alcatraz Island, please visit the website for the Office of Special Park Uses or call us at (415) 561-4300.

Last updated: April 7, 2020

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