Wedding Locations

The following table includes a list of designated wedding sites in Rocky Mountain National Park, with conditions and restrictions. If you are unfamiliar with the locations listed it is recommended that you visit the site. All locations are outdoors and rustic in nature without protection from the weather. Some sites offer seating at a few picnic tables or wooden benches. In planning your wedding, please keep in mind that the park generally restricts the use of equipment such as tables, chair, tents, banners, displays, etc.; simple ceremonies that take advantage of the natural environment, views, and surroundings are recommended.

In Rocky Mountain National Park, all wedding ceremonies require a permit. A $200 non-refundable administrative fee is required. Download a printable wedding permit. To check availability of a site, email or phone the Concession Management Office at 970 586-1209.

Review the wedding locations list, group size and site restrictions. Ceremony size includes all members of the wedding party and guests. This includes officiate(s), photographer(s), bride and groom, etc.

The permit does not give exclusive use of the area. All sites remain open to the public. National Park entrance fees apply.

The following guidelines are included as conditions of the permit:

  • Follow "Leave No Trace" Principles
  • No disruption of the atmosphere of peace and tranquility in the park; no amplified music
  • Minimize interference with park programs, activities, and visitors
  • Minimize interference with the operations of public facilities or the services of NPS concessionaires or contractors
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment for other park visitors
 
 

Location

Ceremony
Size
(Max.)

Number of
Vehicles (Max.)

Special Site
Restrictions

Site Description

3M Curve

15

3

3.5 miles from Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. Large rock outcrop overlooks mountains, meadows, and moraines.
Alluvial Fan Bridge

20

5

7 miles from Beaver Meadows Visitor Center on Old Fall River River. Large boulder-strewn river with waterfall, wooden foot bridge, aspen trees, restrooms. Very busy area during summer season.
Bear Lake Nature Trail

20

5

No Weddings Permitted from the third week of June through Columbus Day.

No weekends any time.
11 miles from Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. On Bear Lake with mountain views, aspen trees, restrooms. Very busy area year round.
Copeland Lake (Wild Basin Area)

50

10*

* Vehicle limit of 10 applies from the third week of June through Columbus Day.

13 miles from Beaver Meadows Visitor Center on Hwy 7 in Wild Basin. Lake with mountain views, forested area with some aspen trees. Restrooms nearby.
Harbison Meadow Picnic Area (West Side near Grand Lake)

60

10*

* Vehicle limit of 10 applies from the third week of June through Columbus Day.

West Side of the Park. Large meadow with mountain view. No restrooms. Wildlife frequent the area. Adjacent to Trail Ridge Road.
Hidden Valley

100 (specific times)

20 (anytime)

Event may not occupy picnic sites for ceremonies.

Call for availability.
6 miles from the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. Aspens and pines, summer wildflowers, wooden foot bridge, restrooms, wheelchair accessible.
Lily Lake Dock

10

10*

* Vehicle limit of 10 applies from the third week of June through Columbus Day. 6.4 miles from Beaver Meadows Visitor Center on Hwy 7. 360° mountain views, lake, walking trail, restrooms, wheelchair-accessible trail.
Lily Lake Southside Picnic Area

60

10*

* Vehicle limit of 10 applies from the third week of June through Columbus Day.
6.4 miles from Beaver Meadows Visitor Center on Hwy 7. 1/4 mile walk on lake trail, mountain views, wheelchair-accessible trail. A knoll overlooks the lake and aspen trees. Gated access allows up to 2 vehicles to drive to the site; an additional $50 fee.
Moraine Park Visitor Center Amphitheater

60 summer*

100 winter

10*

* Ceremony size and vehicle limit of 10 applies from the third week of June through Columbus Day. 2.7 miles from Beaver Meadows Visitor Center on Bear Lake Road. Pine trees, view of Moraine Park and Longs Peak, wooden benches, rustic amphitheater.
Sprague Lake

15 summer*

30 winter

3 summer*

10 winter

* Ceremony size and vehicle limit of 10 applies from the third week of June through Columbus Day.

Event cannot occupy picnic sites.
7 miles from Beaver Meadows Visitor Center on Bear Lake Road. Wheelchair-accessible trail, dramatic view of mountains and lake, dock, knoll, wooden foot bridge, restrooms. Very busy area.
Timber Creek Campground Amphitheater

20

5

Limited parking. West Side of the Park. Partial views of Colorado River, restrooms. Large campground nearby. Wheelchair accessible.
Upper Beaver Meadows

60

10


1.5 miles from the Beaver Meadows VIsitor Center. Views of Continental Divide, open meadows, restrooms. No vehicle access in winter.
Non-Designated Sites and Weddings in Designated Wilderness

10 or fewer

3

Site specific, simple.
Contact with questions Wilderness Regulations and Leave No Trace principles apply.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517

Phone:

(970) 586-1206
General park questions: (970) 586-1206. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970)586-1222.

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