Weddings at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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The lawn at Mather Training Center is approved for weddings in the park.

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Each year, the park receives numerous questions and requests from couples who want to get married in the park. In an effort to accommodate these special occasions and our daily park visitors, the park has designated the lawn area at historic Wirth Hall, now commonly known as the Mather Training Center), for wedding ceremonies (51 Mather Place, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425). Wirth Hall is located on Camp Hill, near the Appalachian Trail Conservancy headquarters in Harpers Ferry.

  • This tranquil site features the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in the background.
  • The site has two parking areas.
  • Public restroom facilities and electricity are not available.
  • Because the area is located in a local residential community, sound systems are not permitted. Acoustical music is permitted.

A Special Use Permit application is required to hold a wedding at this site, including a non-refundable fee of $50.00 (payable to the National Park Service). Other considerations (restrictions) are outlined in the permit. Additional charges or security deposits may be assessed depending on arrangements needed.

If you would like to make formal application to have your wedding in the park, please contact the Permits Office at 304-535-6232.

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View of the permitted wedding area, looking toward the Mather Training Center.

NPS photo/Taber


Weddings at St. Peter's Catholic Church

St. Peter's Catholic Church is owned by the Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia and is not under the jurisdiction of the park. If you are interested in having a wedding at St. Peter's, please contact the church office at 304-725-5558. When your date is set, please contact the park as soon as possible to make arrangements for parking.


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Last updated: November 7, 2022

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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PO Box 65

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


304 535-6029

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