Religious Gardens

The Shrines and Sunken Gardens at Mount Assisi are sacred grounds.  Home of the Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular, the shrines are open to the public from sunrise to sunset seven days a week.  

With prior permission, wedding photos are permitted in the Gardens.   

Reservations for photos are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please present your written permission upon arrival to the Information Center at the entrance to the Sunken Gardens.

A suggested minimum donation of $100 for the upkeep of the Shrines and grounds is asked.


  • No eating or drinking anywhere on the grounds.  Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Music or “partying” is not permitted on the grounds.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • At all times, remember that you are on holy ground.
  • Parking is only available at the Garden entrance and is limited. 
  • Wedding parties will be accommodated first-come, first-served for those with a reservation.

The Gardens are located at 105 Saint Francis Drive Loretto, PA 15940

Click on "Wedding Photos" to make your reservation.

  • The Friars greatly appreciate your support of our Mission and Works

    The Friars of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis
    Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
    Provincial Chapter 2015