Dead Horse Point State Park


Weddings & Elopement Ceremonies at Dead Horse Point State Park are permitted via the Special Use Permit process.  Multiple site options for groups of various sizes are potentially available.  Look through the Dead Horse Point Wedding Packet before contacting the park to obtain your permit.

Permit: All weddings require a special use permit. Submit your permit to

Family Pictures, Bridals, and Groomals: Take a look at the wedding packet before your visit to the park. While we do not currently require permits for these activities, the same rules apply for photography as for weddings. The hired photographer, will however, need to hold a permit to operate their business in the park.

  • You are allowed to have real flowers; however, we highly discourage pampas grass and any other plant species that could become invasive.
  • Seeds, confetti, rice, wildlife, candles, or any other types of objects are not allowed to be thrown or released within the Park.
  • No open flames are allowed.
  • Only domestic dogs are allowed at the wedding locations and all park regulations for dogs apply at all times.
  • Drone use is prohibited between March and October. November through February, they may be used by a special use permit holder. Permits may be acquired at the Visitor Center from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Trails must be used to access the wedding/photography location.
  • Cars must be parked in the agreed-upon parking area.
  • Amplified music, lighting, and large decorations are not allowed in the Park. Keep it simple and elegant.

We will not permit any weddings Friday-Monday of Memorial Weekend due to the fact that we can not guarantee parking for your guest and the park is more than likely to close when it reaches capacity.