Glacier National Park Wedding Locations - 2022 Update

Updated: Feb 6

There are so many stunning Glacier National Park wedding locations to pick from. Googling can result in an overwhelming number of epic wedding spots within the park, but which site is best for you? Will it accommodate your large group? Does it satisfy the “off-the-beaten-path” vibe you’re looking for? The entire park is amazing and the wedding options are endless, so we’ve put together a complete list of all of the available locations to get married in Glacier National Park. After you’ve narrowed it down, we’d love to help you put together all of the details to make sure your big day is everything you dreamed it would be!


Glacier National Park spans close to 1,600 square miles, which means there are many entrances throughout the park. Some are closer, while others are a bit of a drive. Below are the distances to the various entrances from popular Flathead Valley locations.

  • Whitefish to West Glacier Entrance: 45 minutes

  • Whitefish to Polebridge Entrance: 1.5 hours

  • Whitefish to Two Medicine Entrance: 2 hours

  • Whitefish to Many Glacier Entrance: 2 hours and 45 minutes

  • Whitefish to St. Mary Entrance: 2.5 hours


  • Kalispell to West Glacier Entrance: 45 minutes

  • Kalispell to Polebridge Entrance: 1.5 hours

  • Kalispell to Two Medicine Entrance: 2 hours

  • Kalispell to Many Glacier Entrance: 3 hours

  • Kalispell to St. Mary Entrance: 2.5 hours


  • Columbia Falls to West Glacier Entrance: 25 minutes

  • Columbia Falls to Polebridge Entrance: 1 hour

  • Columbia Falls to Two Medicine Entrance: 1 hour and 40 minutes

  • Columbia Falls to Many Glacier Entrance: 2.5 hours

  • Columbia Falls to St. Mary Entrance: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Below is a list of the allowed location to hold you wedding ceremony or vow renewal in Glacier National Park. A detailed spreadsheet can be found by clicking here. Glacier National Park also has a dedicated wedding website which can be found by clicking here.


A Few Notes:


PEAK SEASON: 2nd Friday in May - 2nd Sunday in October

NON-PEAK SEASON: 2nd Monday in October - 2nd Thursday in May

GOING TO THE SUN ROAD: Many of the epic photo locations, such as Big Bend, are located along Going to the Sun Road. For a list of the historical opening dates for GTTSR up to Logan Pass, click here.


WEST GLACIER WEDDING LOCATIONS


Apgar Amphitheater

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 15

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 30

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 3

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 15

  • Restrooms on Site: No

  • Ceremony Only Before 10:00am or After 5:00pm During Peak Season

  • Two Hour Limit

  • Available Year Round, Except July 2-5

*Estimated travel time from the west entrance of Glacier National Park: 5 Minutes




Apgar Picnic Area

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 15

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 20

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 4

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 6

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes

  • Two Hour Limit

  • Not Available April or May 2022 Due to Construction

*Estimated travel time from the west entrance of Glacier National Park: 5 Minutes





Avalanche Amphitheater

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 20

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 30

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 4

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 15

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes

  • Two Hour Limit

  • Only Available After 6:00pm During Peak Season

  • CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION: 10/01/22 - 05/10/23

*Estimated travel time from the west entrance of Glacier National Park: 30 Minutes





Avalanche Creek Picnic Area

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 15

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 20

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 4

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 6

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes

  • Two Hour Limit

  • Only Available After 6:00pm During Peak Season

  • CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION: 10/01/22 - 05/10/23

*Estimated travel time from the west entrance of Glacier National Park: 30 Minutes




Fish Creek Amphitheater

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 30

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 50

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 12

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 20

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes (Only During Peak Season)

  • Two Hour Limit

  • Typically Available Year Round

*Estimated travel time from the west entrance of Glacier National Park: 10 Minutes





Fish Creek Picnic Area

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 15

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 20

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 4

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 6

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes

  • Two Hour Limit

  • Typically Available Year Round

*Estimated travel time from the west entrance of Glacier National Park: 10 Minutes




Jackson Bay

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 15

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 20

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 4

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 6

  • Restrooms on Site: No

  • Two Hour Limit

  • Not Available Before 7am or After 6pm, June - September 2022

  • CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION: 10/01/22 - 05/10/23

*Estimated travel time from the west entrance of Glacier National Park: 15 Minutes





Lake McDonald Lodge Beach

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 15

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 30

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 5

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 10

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes (Peak Season Only)

  • Two Hour Limit

  • Best for Winter Weddings as Summer is Very, Very Busy

  • CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION: 10/01/22 - 05/10/23

*Estimated travel time from the west entrance of Glacier National Park: 20 Minutes




Ryan Beach

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 15

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 20

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 4

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 6

  • Restrooms on Site: No

  • Two Hour Limit

  • Typically Available Year Round, Sunrise to Sunset

  • Ceremony MUST be held on the beach and NOT the meadow area

*Estimated travel time from the west entrance of Glacier National Park: 5 Minutes





Sandy Point

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 15

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 20

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 4

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 6

  • Restrooms on Site: No

  • Two Hour Limit

  • Not Available Before 7am or After 6pm June - September 2022

  • CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION: 10/01/22 - 05/10/23

*Estimated travel time from the west entrance of Glacier National Park: 10 Minutes





Sprague Creek Picnic Area

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 15

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 20

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 4

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 6

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes

  • Two Hour Limit

  • Available Sunrise Until 7pm

  • CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION: 10/01/22 - 05/10/23

*Estimated travel time from the west entrance of Glacier National Park: 20 Minutes





POLEBRIDGE/NORTH FORK WEDDING LOCATIONS


Bowman Lake

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 12

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 24

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 3

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 6

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes

  • Two Hour Limit

  • During Peak Season - Only Before 5pm (Latest Permit Issued = 3pm)

  • Typically Available Mid-May to Mid-October

*Estimated travel time from the west entrance of Glacier National Park: 1.5 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 2 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 1.5 Hours, One-Way





Kintla Lake

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 8

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 8

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 2

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 2

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes

  • Two Hour Limit

  • Typically available mid-May to mid-October, Sunrise to Sunset

*Estimated travel time from the west entrance of Glacier National Park: 2 hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2.5 hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 2.75 hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 2 hours, One-Way




EAST GLACIER/TWO MEDICINE WEDDING LOCATIONS


Pray Lake

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 30

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 30

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 6

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 8

  • Restrooms on Site: No

  • Two Hour Limit, Only Available Before 10am or After 4pm During Peak Season

  • Typically available June-September

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2 hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 2 hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 1.75 hours, One-Way





Two Medicine Campground Group Site

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 12

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 20

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 6

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 8

  • Restrooms on Site: No

  • Two Hour Limit, Sunrise to Sunset

  • Typically Available June - September

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2 hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 2 hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 1.75 hours, One-Way





Two Medicine Campground Amphitheater

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 30

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 30

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 6

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 8

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes

  • Two Hour Limit, Only Between 8am - 5pm

  • Typically available June-September

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2 hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 2 hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 1.75 hours, One, Way





Two Medicine Picnic Area

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 12

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 20

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 6

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 8

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes

  • Two Hour Limit, Only Available Before 10am or After 4pm During Peak Season

  • Typically available June-September

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2 hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 2 hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 1.75 hours, One, Way






Walton Picnic Area

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 15

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 15

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 3

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 3

  • Two Hour Limit, Sunrise to Sunset

  • Typically available June -September

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2 hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 2 hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 1.75 hours, One, Way


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ST. MARY WEDDING LOCATIONS


Rising Sun Amphitheater

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 30

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 6

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes

  • Two Hour Limit, Sunrise to Sunset

  • Typically available June-September

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2.5 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 2.75 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 2.25 Hours, One-Way




Sun Point

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 12

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 5

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes

  • Last available time slot is 2:00pm

  • Tends to be very windy

  • Two Hour Limit, Only Before 4pm (Last Permit = 2pm)

  • Typically available June-September

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2.5 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 2.5 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 2 Hours, One-Way



St. Mary Amphitheater

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 30

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 30

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 6

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 10

  • Two Hour Limit, Sunrise to Sunset

  • Typically available Year-Round

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2.5 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 2.5 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 2 Hours, One-Way


Check back for photos of the St. Mary Amphitheater!


St. Mary Lake Shoreline

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 15

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 5

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Two Hour Limit, Only Before 4pm (Last Permit = 2pm)

  • Typically available June - September

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2.5 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 2.5 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 2 Hours, One-Way


Check back for photos of the St. Mary Lake Shoreline!



1913 Ranger Station

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 20

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): 12

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 4

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): 5

  • Two Hour Limit, Only Before 4pm (Last Permit = 2pm)

  • Typically available June - September

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2.5 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 2.5 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 2 Hours, One-Way


Check back for photos of the 1913 Ranger Station!




MANY GLACIER WEDDING LOCATIONS

Shore of Josephine Lake

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 15

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 3

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes

  • Two Hour Limit, Only Before 9am or After 5pm

  • Typically available June - September, Not Labor Day Weekend

  • NOTE: A 1 Mile Hike (One-Way) is Required - 2 Miles Round Trip

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2.75 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 3 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 2 .5 Hours, One-Way







Many Glacier Hotel Beach

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 15

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 4

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes

  • Two Hour Limit, Only Before 9am or After 5pm

  • Typically available June - September, Not Labor Day Weekend

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2.75 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 3 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 2 .5 Hours, One-Way






Many Glacier Hotel Green

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 15

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 4

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes

  • Two Hour Limit, Only Before 9am or After 5pm

  • Typically available June - September, Not Labor Day Weekend

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2.75 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 3 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 2 .5 Hours, One-Way


Check back for photos of the Many Glacier Hotel Green!



Many Glacier Hotel SW-Beach

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 15

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 4

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes

  • Two Hour Limit, Only Before 9am or After 5pm

  • Typically available June - September, Not Labor Day Weekend

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2.75 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 3 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 2 .5 Hours, One-Way


Check back for photos of the Many Glacier Hotel SW- Beach!


Many Glacier Hotel Deck

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 10

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 4

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes

  • Two Hour Limit, Only Before 9am or After 5pm

  • Typically available June - September, Not Labor Day Weekend

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2.75 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 3 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 2 .5 Hours, One-Way


Check back for photos of the Many Glacier Hotel Deck!



Many Glacier Campground Amphitheater

  • Maximum Guest Count (Peak Season): 20

  • Maximum Guest Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Peak Season): 10

  • Maximum Vehicle Count (Non-Peak Season): N/A

  • Restrooms on Site: Yes

  • Two Hour Limit, Only Before 9am or After 5pm

  • Typically available June - September, Not Labor Day Weekend

*Estimated travel time from Whitefish: 2.75 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Kalispell: 3 Hours, One-Way

*Estimated travel time from Columbia Falls: 2 .5 Hours, One-Way






Now you can easily see why Glacier is our favorite national park! With such a variety of locations, we’re certain you can find the perfect wedding location for your big day. If you have any questions, please let us know. We can help with obtaining permits, selecting the best vendors, and everything in between! We’re excited you chose to get married in this wonderful place and we hope this Glacier National Park wedding locations guide makes the planning process a little easier for you. Happy planning!



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