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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, RMNP has set a limit of a total of 10 people for all wedding ceremonies. This will be in effect throughout 2021. Total group size cannot exceed 10 people, including the wedding couple, guests, officiants, and photographers. We appreciate your understanding in our efforts to keep visitors and staff safe.

We are fully booked for August, September, and October dates in 2020. We are currently accepting applications for November and December and will update the website when/if these dates fill.

On October 1, 2020, at 8 am mountain time, we will begin accepting new wedding applications for ceremonies occurring between January 1 to December 31, 2021.

 

Program Updates

Effective October 1st, 2020:

  • RMNP will issue a maximum of 250 private wedding permits for 2021, on a first-come first-serve basis, beginning October 1, 2020 at 8 am mountain time for weddings occurring between January 1 to December 31, 2021. Once this limit has been reached, no more applications will be taken. The park’s website will be updated at that time. Any 2021 applications received prior to this date will not be considered.
  • To apply for a 2021 permit, starting October 1, 2020, you must submit your completed application via email to romo_fees_permits@nps.gov. We will no longer be accepting mailed in/faxed application forms or requests via phone.
  • Effective October 1, 2020, the non-refundable fee for a wedding application will be $300.
  • No more than two weddings per day will be booked at any designated wedding location, regardless of availability.
  • No more than six total ceremonies will be scheduled per day, year-round.
  • Weddings can ONLY take place in designated site locations, regardless of the size of the wedding group. Any indication of a ceremony taking place outside of these designated sites is considered a violation and is subject to citation of the wedding party, photographer, and/or officiant.
  • Drones are prohibited in the park for all uses, including weddings, even if the user/photographer is FFA licensed. No exceptions will be made.
  • To check availability, or for other questions, contact our office at romo_fees_permits@nps.gov.
 

Wedding Permit Guidlines

The table below lists designated wedding sites in Rocky Mountain National Park, with conditions and restrictions. If you're unfamiliar with the locations, we recommend visiting 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 and non-refundable administrative fee and require you to follow specific rules and regulations. Go to the Weddings & Ceremonies page to learn more.

To check availability of a site, email or call 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.

 

Wedding Site Details

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. photo
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. photo
Bear Lake Nature Trail

20

5

No weddings permitted from the Friday before Memorial Day weekend 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. photo
Copeland Lake (Wild Basin Area)

30

10*

* Vehicle limit of 10 applies from the Friday before Memorial Day weekend 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. Dogs permitted on leash. photo
Harbison Meadow Picnic Area (West Side near Grand Lake)

30

10*

* Vehicle limit of 10 applies from the Friday before Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day. West Side of the park. Large meadow with mountain view. No restrooms. Wildlife frequent the area. Adjacent to Trail Ridge Road. photo
Hidden Valley

30

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. photo 1, photo 2
Lily Lake Dock

10

10*

* Vehicle limit of 10 applies from the Friday before Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day. 6.4 miles from Beaver Meadows Visitor Center on Hwy 7. 360° mountain views, lake, walking trail, restrooms, wheelchair-accessible trail. photo
Lily Lake Trail

Lily Lake Southside Picnic Area

20
30

10*

* Vehicle limit of 10 applies from the Friday before Memorial Day weekend 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. photo 1, photo 2
Moraine Park Visitor Center Amphitheater

30

10*

* Ceremony size and vehicle limit of 10 applies from the Friday before Memorial Day weekend 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. Dogs permitted on leash. photo
Sprague Lake

15 summer
30
winter

3 summer*
10
winter

* Ceremony size and vehicle limit of 10 applies from the Friday before Memorial Day weekend 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. photo
Timber Creek Campground Amphitheater

10

5

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

30

10

No vehicles from mid-Oct to mid-May
1.5 miles from the Beaver Meadows VIsitor Center. Views of Continental Divide, open meadows, restrooms. No vehicle access in winter. photo 1, photo 2

 

Last updated: September 9, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517

Phone:

(970) 586-1206
Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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