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.
Rules and Regulations
Special Use PermitsGrand 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
Outdoor Locations: South Rim
A somewhat secluded site at the western end of Hermit Road for smaller parties. Only available December, January, and February, when Hermit Road stays open to all vehicles. Accommodates 30 people
Rim Worship Site
Located at the western end of Grand Canyon Village along the Rim Trail, one-fourth of a mile (0.4 km) from the nearest parking lot. Accommodates 50 people.
A short walk west from Yavapai Point. Parking fills quickly; consider using the free shuttle buses. Accommodates 45 people.
Isolated site, limited parking; only accessible by a one-mile (1.6 km) unimproved dirt road. Available May 15 to October 15. Site offers picnic tables, pavilion, grills, trash cans, and toilet. Holds up to 85 people. Only viewpoint available for outdoor receptions.
Just west of the main viewpoint in an unrailed area. Receives less visitors than other viewpoints and offers expansive canyon views. Parking usually available nearby. Accommodates up to 35 people.
Just west of Desert View; offers views of the Colorado River. Accommodates up to 35 people.
Outdoor Locations: North Rim
Cape Royal Amphitheater
Located 23 miles (37 km) from the North Rim developed area. A sign points beyond the picnic area to a site with low log benches. Accommodates up to 40 people.
Point Imperial Viewpoint
Highest viewpoint along the rim at 8,800 feet (2,682 m); located 11 miles (17.7 km) from North Rim developed area. Approved wedding location is to the far right of park lot on impacted dirt area. Holds up to 20 people.
Indoor Locations South Rim
Shrine of the Ages
Located immediately west of Park Headquarters. Features a 280-seat auditorium with a smaller room with a 60-person capacity. Alcohol not permitted in the building. Food allowed only in the smaller room.
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.
Indoor Locations: North Rim
No indoor sites are available for weddings or receptions on the North Rim.
Arizona Marriage LicenseWilliams, Arizona courthouse: 928-635-2691
Flagstaff, Arizona courthouse: 928-679-7600
Fredonia, Arizona courthouse: 928-643-7472
Page, Arizona courthouse: 928-645-8871
Performing the Ceremony
Grand Canyon Churches
Clergy from Grand Canyon Village will often perform wedding ceremonies; counseling prior to the wedding may be required. Find a current list of churches in Grand Canyon National Park on this site.
District Justices and Municipal Judges
Williams Justice Court 928-635-2691
Last updated: February 22, 2022