Weddings in the Tetons

Two ducks with different coloring swimming on the water

NPS Photo/Tobiason

The majesty of the Teton Range, the meandering Snake River, or the lapping waves of Jenny Lake set a beautiful backdrop for your wedding or reception. Some of the more popular sites are Schwabacher Landing, Blacktail Ponds Overlook, and Signal Mountain Summit. The park allows wedding ceremonies at numerous locations, however, a special park use permit is required and entrance fee policies apply.


Permits

A permit is required to hold a wedding in the park unless it is at the Chapel of the Transfiguration, the Chapel of the Sacred Heart, or a concession facility.

To apply:

  • Complete the required Wedding Permit Application Form (PDF)
  • Email the completed form to grte_visitor_services@nps.gov
    Upon processing of the application, a non-refundable $200.00 application fee will be collected over the phone through a debit or credit card.

The permit application must be received in the park no less than two weeks prior to your event. Once the permit has been approved and issued, it will be emailed to the address the application was submitted too. A copy of this permit must be on site during the permitted activity.

For more information call 307-739-3616 or e-mail us.

Entrance Fees

Normal entrance fees are charged for all wedding participants and guests as they pass through a park entrance station. Lump sum or advance payments are not accepted. See the Fees and Passes page for more information on fees.

All guests entering the park to attend a wedding ceremony at the Chapel of the Transfiguration will not be charged an entrance fee because this chapel is on private property within the park. However, if these same guests will be attending a reception inside the park, all guests will be charged an entrance fee.

Chapels

Arrangements for the use of chapels located in Grand Teton National Park must be made directly with the church:

Chapel of the Transfiguration
c/o St. John's Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 1690
Jackson, WY 83001
307-733-2603
https://www.stjohnsjackson.org/

Chapel of the Sacred Heart
c/o Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church
P.O. Box 992
Jackson, WY 83001
307-733-2516
http://www.olmcatholic.org/

Special Regulations

  • Any event that interferes with the normal activities of visitors, such as the closing of trails, overlooks or public use facilities, will not be allowed.
  • No disturbance of vegetation or other natural objects is allowed. Park regulations do not permit the throwing or scattering of rice, birdseed, flower petals, or any similar material. In addition, the release of animals including birds, butterflies, or other insects is prohibited.
  • No structures of any kind are allowed, including tents, chairs, tables, bands, barbecues, sound systems, props, etc. unless inside a concessions building and within the scope of the concessioner's permit or contract.
  • Historical buildings or other structures may be used as a backdrop only. Buildings cannot be used for attachments (such as banners or flowers) or be incorporated into the ceremony as a stage.
  • Permittee will assume all responsibility for cleanup of the site.
  • All vehicles for the wedding party and guests must be parked in designated parking areas. Carpooling is recommended; parking may be limited in some areas.
  • Drones or other unmanned aerial devices are prohibited.

Last updated: February 22, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 170
Moose, WY 83012

Phone:

307-739-3399
Talk to a Ranger? To speak to a Grand Teton National Park ranger call 307–739–3399 for visitor information Monday-Friday during business hours.

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