Weddings at Pictured Rocks

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Miners Beach is one of two permitted locations for weddings. All weddings must be during daylight hours.

Looking to have your nuptials at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore?

If you want to get married at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, you will need a special use permit! In order to be issued a Special Use Permit for your wedding, you must adhere to the following regulations:

Attendees & Logistics:

  1. There may be no more than 40 attendees for the permitted event, including the wedding party.
  2. Seating is limited to 10 chairs.
  3. Permitted weddings will only be allowed within daylight hours and will be a maximum of two hours, including setup and cleanup time.
  4. Only two locations will be permitted for weddings: Sand Point Beach and Miners Beach.
  5. No unmanned aircraft systems (UAS/drones) will be used in conjunction with activities allowed by this permit.

Leave No Trace:

  1. Pack it In, Pack it Out. All decorations and items associated with the wedding must be set up and removed during the permitted time on the permit.
  2. Permittee will be billed for any clean up required by NPS staff if trash or debris is not removed at close of event.
  3. No signs may be affixed to or placed on park property.
  4. No items may be thrown or released, including balloons, rice, or confetti.
  5. No amplified music or sound may be used. No artificial lighting, including battery or flame lighting, may be used.

How do I apply for a wedding special use permit?

All applications will be handled in the order they are received. Standard requests are processed in 30 business days.

The application fee is $100. Additional fees may apply if Leave No Trace principles are not adhered to.

Form 10-930: Special Use Permit application form - Weddings

Complete the form above with payment information and submit by email to:

For questions or additional information, email us.

Forms may also be mailed to:

Special Use Permit Office
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
PO Box 40
Munising, MI 49862
Payments must be made via Click here to make a payment.

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Last updated: August 21, 2023

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