Weddings in the Tetons

Two ducks with different coloring swimming on the water

NPS Photo/Tobiason

The majesty of the Teton Range sets a beautiful backdrop for your wedding or reception. The park allows wedding ceremonies at numerous locations, however, a special park use permit is required and entrance fee policies apply.


Dear Prospective Special Event Permittee (Weddings and other Events):

Changing park visitation and a dramatic increase in wedding/special event permit requests over the past two years necessitate a review of park capacity and the permit process before issuing permits for the 2022 season. As a result of this interim review, the National Park Service will accept applications for wedding and special event permits with proposed dates of March 1 - December 31, 2022, beginning February 1, 2022, on a minimum 30-day lead time.

If you have already submitted a request for an event proposed between March 1 and December 31, 2022, you will need to resubmit an application beginning February 1 under the updated permit guidance.

We anticipate that wedding permits for up to 40 people will be available in several designated outdoor frontcountry locations, near roads and parking areas, and permits for smaller weddings will be available in additional frontcountry locations. In addition, Grand Teton Lodge Company has facilities for larger weddings and receptions; you may contact this park concessioner at (307) 543-2811 to inquire.

Additional information on the wedding/special event permit application process will be posted to this website on or about January 24, 2022. As a courtesy, if you’d like to be added to an email contact list to receive notification when updates are posted in January, email e-mail us with the subject line “Add to Special Events 2022 Contact List” and include the best email address to contact. Please note that many users' emails don't recognize our sender address, so please monitor the webpage as well.

If you are requesting a permit for a wedding or other special event wholly in the period November 1, 2021 to March 1, 2022, please apply under guidance and application on this webpage.

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 e-mail us
    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 thirty days 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.

2022

The park is undertaking a program planning effort that may change the application and permitting process for wedding permits in 2022. The park is not accepting wedding applications for 2022 at this time. Please check back after January 24, 2022 for further details.

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: November 1, 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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