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Weddings & Celebrations

Weddings & Celebrations in Yellowstone National Park

Congratulations! You’re about to begin a new chapter of your lives. What better place to begin that journey than in the world’s first national park.

A wedding in Yellowstone is very much a destination wedding.  Our Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel venue offers a nearby historic chapel for the ceremony and event rooms for the reception. We can cater the reception with buffet meals and bar. If you’re wanting to enhance the experience with activities involving other guided Yellowstone adventures, we can do that too. Think about the wedding photos….happy family members, the bride and groom, and perhaps a few elk or bison. Can’t find this just anywhere!

Ready to say “I do” to Yellowstone? Fill out the online Wedding & Ceremony Inquiry below and we will contact you with more information.

Catering - Smoked Trout on a platter

Wedding Catering

Start your forever here with a lunch or dinner buffet reception after your ceremony. Choose from a pre-determined buffet menu or we can happily customize dining room menus to complement your special day.

Catering Menu

Make It An Adventure

There’s a reason you picked Yellowstone for your event, so why not share your love of the park with your guests on an informative and exciting adventure. We can customize your trip, or build an experience around any of our regularly scheduled tours.

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Wedding & Event Space Specifications
VenueSquare FootageCocktail/Party CapacityWedding CapacityRoom Rental Fee - Half DayRoom Rental Fee - Full Day
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel - Canary & Minerva Conference Rooms2,14615070$685$1,000
Mammoth Hot Springs - Recreation Hall7,138400170$180$300
Old Faithful Snow Lodge - Meeting Room1,1908040$180$300

FAQ's about weddings and ceremonies in Yellowstone National Park

The Mammoth Hot Springs Chapel, in the northern part of Yellowstone, offers Pastoral services for wedding ceremonies. Reservations and additional fees may be required. You can contact the Mammoth Chapel at (307) 344-2203.

In addition, Yellowstone National Park Lodges may have spaces within our lodges and event spaces. Speak with our sales consultant for more details.

Weddings and other ceremonies may be permitted in certain areas of Yellowstone National Park including the Canyon Area, Old Faithful Area, Mammoth Hot Springs, Lamar Valley, Yellowstone Lake, and Park Amphitheaters. Thermal areas and boardwalks in the park a very busy, ceremonies in these locations are discouraged and will most likely not receive permit approval.

You will need to obtain a Special Use Permit from the National Park Service to have an outdoor ceremony in a public area of the park. Visit the Yellowstone NPS wedding page for the more information.


Yes, park entrance fees are not waived for wedding participants, vendors, or guests. Information about obtaining a Yellowstone National Park entrance pass can be found here.

Yes, a Special Use Permit is required for an outdoor wedding in the park. You can find more information and apply for the permit here.

The National Park Service does not require a marriage license for wedding ceremonies to take place within the park. You will need to follow state requirements for marriage licenses. With that in mind, Yellowstone National Park covers three states, Wyoming (Park County or Teton County), Idaho (Fremont County), and Montana (Park County). Our wedding advisor can help you determine which state to obtain a marriage license from based on ceremony location.

Yes, Yes, and Yes!!  Every season brings something special in Yellowstone National Park. Please note that during the peak tourist months of June, July, and August, availability for event space and rooms can be limited and/or unavailable at all.

Our lodges operate on a seasonal basis and the most current dates can be found here. During the winter, only Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Old Faithful Snow Lodge are open. Snowcoach transportation is required to stay at Old Faithful Snow Lodge. Both lodges offer beautiful spaces for ceremonies and receptions.

Park roads open and close on a seasonal basis. The only park road that is open year-round to public vehicles is the North Entrance to the Northeast Entrance. During the winter over snow vehicles (snowcoaches and snowmobiles) are the only vehicles allowed on most park roads. The current opening and closing dates for park roads can be found here. Road opening and closing dates are around the same time each year if you are planning for a wedding or ceremony a year or two in advance.

Once inside the park, we can provide a variety of transportation options based on availability including our Historic Yellow Buses. Vehicle rental options can be found here.

Yes! We offer buffet style options for your reception. You can choose from a pre-determined buffet, or we would be happy to customize dining room menus for your event.

Wedding receptions have a $3,000 minimum food & beverage sales requirement.

Yellowstone National Park Lodges will provide linens at no charge. Linen options include white tablecloths, white napkins, burgundy napkins, and burgundy table skirts.

Flowers and cakes can be brought into our facilities, as Yellowstone National Park Lodges does not provide these items. No outside food or beverage will be permitted other than a cake. A cake plating fee of $1.75/person will be applied.

A dance floor can be added to your reception, if space allows, for a set-up fee of $250.

Start Planning Today! Fill out the RFP below.

Thank you for your interest in having a wedding or celebration with Yellowstone National Park Lodges!  Please be assured that your inquiry is important to us. Due to the volume of requests, please expect a delay before a response is received. We highly recommend submitting requests 12-18 months prior to your event for the best availably of lodging and services.  Many questions can be answered by reviewing the FAQ’s above and will help in filling out this RFP. 

Wedding & Celebration Request for Proposal

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  • Ceremony Details

  • Food and beverage minimums are 25 people for lunch buffets and passed appetizers and 50 people for dinner buffets. (Please see food and beverage policies)
  • Include exact dates of your total stay in the park.