Conditions for Wedding Celebrations at Scotts Bluff



1. The permitee shall exercise this privilege subject to the supervision of the Superintendent, and shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the area.

2. Permittee Responsibility: The person named on the permit as in charge of the permitted activity on-site must have full authority to make any decisions about the activity and must remain on-site at all times. He/she shall be responsible for all individuals, groups, vendors, etc. involved with the permit.

3. Restrictions:

  • Wedding ceremonies will not mar or harm the national monument or any of its cultural, historical or natural resources.

  • Nothing may be scattered, thrown or released such as rice, petals, birdseed, balloons, etc.

  • The ceremony and any associated activity may not interfere with visitor use or administration of the park.

  • No tent stakes or other objects may be driven into the ground.

  • Honking Caravans are not permitted on Summit Road.

  • No cans or other objects can be dragged behind vehicles while in the national monument.

  • Amplified sound systems are permitted but sound levels must comply with 36 CFR 2.12, which limit sound levels to 60db at 50 feet from their source.

  • No alcohol or fireworks of any kind are permitted, including sparklers.

4. Services and Parking: The National Park does not provide any equipment, materials or services. Parking is available at the Visitor Center, and at the monument summit. Parking may be limited due to usage by other visitors to the monument.

5. Damages - The permitee shall pay the United States for any damage or clean-up resulting from this use which would not reasonably be inherent in the use which the permittee is authorized to make of the land described in this permit.

6. Benefit - Neither Members of, nor Delegates to Congress, or Resident Commissioners shall be admitted to any share or part of this permit or derive, either directly or indirectly, any pecuniary benefit to arise there from: Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to extend to any incorporated company, if the permit be for the benefit of such corporation.

7. Assignment - This permit may not be transferred or assigned without the consent of the Superintendent, in writing.

8. Liability - This agreement is made upon the express condition that the United States, its agents and employees shall be free from all liabilities and claims for damages and/or suits for or by reason of any injury, injuries, or death to any person or persons or property of any kind whatsoever, whether to the person or property of the (Permittee/Grantee), its agents or employees, or third parties, from any cause or causes whatsoever while in or upon said premises or any part thereof during the term of this agreement or occasioned by any occupancy or use of said premises or any activity carried on by the (Permittee) in connection herewith, and the (Permittee) hereby covenants and agrees to indemnify, defend, save and hold harmless the United States, its agents, and employees from all liabilities, charges, expenses and costs on account of or by reason of any such injuries, deaths, liabilities, claims, suits or losses however occurring or damages growing out of the same.

9. The permitee is prohibited from giving false information, to do so will be considered a breach of conditions and be grounds for revocation: [RE:36 CFR 2.32(a)(3)].

10. Permitee will comply with applicable public health and sanitation standards and codes.

11. Revocation - This permit may be terminated upon breach of any of the conditions herein or at the discretion of the Superintendent. Permittee will reimburse NPS for cleanup or repair of damages required to be made by NPS staff or contractor in conjunction with a terminated permit

Last updated: March 31, 2021

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