Yellowstone Wedding Planner Toolkit
Plan Your Yellowstone Wedding
Our experienced staff caters to the unique challenges that may arise in the planning of a destination wedding. We can help you coordinate some of the most important aspects of this very special day, starting with your wedding and reception venues to lodging for your guests and an amazing meal they will all enjoy.
Selecting a site for your wedding ceremony:
There are a number of sites to choose from inside Yellowstone National Park. Some of the more popular include the Old Faithful area, Lake Butte Overlook and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.**
The historic Union Pacific Dining Lodge, located in West Yellowstone, offers an extraordinary venue to hold both the ceremony as well as your reception. A nice lawn sets alongside the backdrop of this magnificently constructed rock and log lodge. Acclaimed architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, whose mastery of the Rustic style set the standard for national park architecture, such at the Old Faithful Inn, designed this splendid dining lodge for the Union Pacific.
With four conveniently located properties to choose from, we can accommodate your guest in the style and comfort they deserve. The Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, our full service facility, is home to the Branch Restaurant & Bar as well as our 1903 Executive Railcar. The Gray Wolf Inn and Suites, featuring kitchenette units, is perfect for families or you can enjoy a more intimate experience at the Yellowstone Park Hotel, a boutique style hotel, or the Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone, our newest property consisting of 50 private cabins.
West Yellowstone Airport is in operation from June 1 – September 30. Guests may also choose to fly into Bozeman or Idaho Falls. We work directly with a number of transportation specialists to help get you where you need to be. More information about regional airports.
**Things to know about booking a wedding inside Yellowstone National Park:
Weddings are permitted in Yellowstone National Park at a number of locations. Permits are required to hold a wedding in the park with the exception of the Mammoth Chapel. The non-refundable application fee is $50.00. A marriage license is also required and depending on the location in the park, it may be either a Montana or Wyoming license. Find out how to apply for a permit at nps.gov.