If you’re wanting to have a Schwabacher Landing wedding, I can see why!!! It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth (in my opinion). Having the Teton Range as a backdrop for your big day is one of the best choices you’ve made, so awesome job on that. The park allows wedding ceremonies, elopements and receptions at numerous locations. This is awesome because a lot of national parks are very limited when it comes to locations for your wedding. However, a special park use permit is required and entrance fee policies apply. In this article, you’ll learn all about what regulations you need to follow for your Schwabacher Landing wedding!!
A permit is required to hold a wedding in the park unless it is at the Chapel of the Transfiguration, the Chapel of the Sacred Heart, or a concession facility. To apply for a permit, you need to complete the required Wedding Permit Application Form (PDF). You will then need to send the form to the NPS via email.
Upon processing of the application, a non-refundable $200 application fee will be collected over the phone with a debit or credit card.
The permit application must be received in the park no less than thirty days prior to your event. Once the permit has been approved and issued, it will be emailed to the address the application was submitted from. A copy of this permit must be on site during the permitted activity.
Normal entrance fees are charged for all wedding participants and guests as they pass through a park entrance station. Lump sum or advance payments are not accepted. See the Fees and Passes page for more information on fees.
All guests entering the park to attend a wedding ceremony at the Chapel of the Transfiguration will not be charged an entrance fee because this chapel is on private property within the park. However, if these same guests will be attending a reception inside the park, all guests will be charged an entrance fee.
As always, there are a few regulations that you need to know about when having a wedding in a national park. I’ll list those below!
Easy enough, right?! If you’re trying to avoid crowds or other people, my best advice is to elope or plan the marriage for a weekday during sunrise or sunset. There are always more visitors at the parks during the weekend. As always, I’m here to be your guide. I hope this was helpful for you as you’re navigating the planning process. I want to be a resource for you, so check out my blog for ranches and other venues located near the Tetons that have an unobstructed view of the mountain range. The articles have everything from pricing and amenities to alcohol and more!! If you haven’t found a photographer yet, I would love nothing more than to be there on your big day. Fill out this form and let’s see if your wedding day is available! My calendar is filling up fast for this year, so don’t delay!