Getting Married at Grand Canyon

View past the heads people at a wedding ceremony with a bride and groom standing by a priest that is reading from a book. Colorful canyon buttes and cliffs form the background.
Wedding ceremony at Shoshone Point on the South Rim. NPS photo.

Grand Canyon National Park's inspiring viewpoints and natural settings are ideally suited for small, simple, and quiet weddings. With a variety of indoor and outdoor locations for wedding ceremonies and receptions you can find the perfect place for your special moment. All ceremonies, regardless of size, require an approved Special Use Permit issued by the National Park Service.



  • Weddings may be scheduled up to one year in advance.

  • Special Use Permits must be issued to the individuals getting married not by a third party (e.g. wedding planners)
  • Please note: Weddings (except Shoshone Point) are permitted for a 2 hr. block of time. If additional time is needed, an extra charge per hour will be applied to the permit fee. Shoshone Point will be permitted for a maximum of 6 hrs.
  • Do not wait until the last minute to apply for your permit. No requests are expedited; no exceptions.
  • To check if your desired location and date is available, please contact our office via email. Please note that Cape Royal Amphitheater and Point Imperial Viewpoint on the North Rim, and Shoshone Point on the South Rim, are only available May 15 to October 15 due to road closures and lack of facilities during the winter months. Each location may only have one event per day.
  • Ready to submit an application form? It is recommended to save the PDF document and open with Adobe to digitally sign and e-mail to

  • Grand Canyon National Park charges a nonrefundable fee for all Special Use Permits. The park calculates fees annually based on cost recovery. Special use permit fees and more information
  • For information on lodging, catering or reception availability please contact hotels and facilities directly. You can find information about lodging in the area at:


Rules and Regulations

  • All sites must be cleaned after use
  • In sites with trash bins the ground/floor must be picked up of all trash including organic matter such as flower petals.
  • For outdoor locations the prohibited items include: flowers, archways, any structure, balloons, the throwing of items, chairs, amplified sound. This is not a complete list; please contact the permits office for more information. Special Use Permits only allow the use of the permitted area. The permit does not provide for, or include, any services or amenities.
  • See Wedding Permit conditions or Site specific conditions (Shrine, Shoshone) located at the bottom of the Special Use Permit page.

Arizona Marriage License

An Arizona Marriage License is required when getting married at Grand Canyon National Park. Coconino County is the county Grand Canyon National Park is located in.


Performing the Ceremony

Grand Canyon Religious Services

Clergy from Grand Canyon Village will often perform wedding ceremonies; counseling prior to the wedding may be required. Find a current list of Religious Services in Grand Canyon National Park on this site.

District Justices and Municipal Judges


Commonly Permitted Locations of Grand Canyon National Park

Common permitted locations of Grand Canyon National Park are located on both the South and North Rims.

Click the photo gallery to see examples of views from some of these permitted locations.

Permits do not give exclusive use of the site. These areas are still open to the public.

Set up is not generally authorized. Shoshone Point is the only permitted site where catering may be authorized.

Outdoor Locations - South Rim Sites


Indoor Locations South Rim

Park Lodges: 

Indoor weddings or receptions at lodges do not require Special Use Permits. To reserve space contact the lodging directly. Find lodging information on this page.


Outdoor Locations - North Rim

North Rim sites are permitted between May 15 - October 15 each year. 
Learn more about the North Rim



Indoor Locations: North Rim

No indoor sites are available for weddings or receptions on the North Rim.

Last updated: April 24, 2024

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