National Park Service: Special Events on Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island offers a unique setting for private tours and receptions. However, the Rock can be a challenging site for producing special events. 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 for Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
  • 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.

If you would like more information about scheduling private events on Alcatraz Island, please contact Office of Special Park Uses at (415) 561-4300.

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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