Utah Elopement Locations – Master Guide

Utah Elopement Locations

This is my master guide on all the best Utah Elopement Locations! Utah is a big state, and one of the most diverse in my opinion. It has that rocky mountain feeling, iconic red deserts, unique canyons, hoodoos, rivers, hot springs, and the one of a kind salt flats. It’s a paradise for couples like you that want to elope somewhere special. Read on to find the perfect Utah elopement locations for you!

  • Utah National Park Elopements
    • Zion National Park
    • Bryce Canyon National Park
    • Arches & Canyonlands National Parks
  • Utah State Park Elopement Locations
  • A real Utah Elopement in Snow Canyon State Park
  • Utah Elopement Photography Packages
  • Grand Staircase Escalante & Lake Powell
  • Utah Mountain Elopement Locations
  • Lakes & Waterfalls in Utah
  • Eloping at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah
  • Map of Utah Elopement Locations

Utah National Park Elopements

There are five iconic National Parks in Utah. Only two states have more – California and Alaska. The mighty five, as they are called. It is popular to road trip through Utah and hit up all five. Zion is the most well known, and for good reason – it’s epic. Bryce Canyon is where I got engaged, so it’s my favorite – the unique landscape is like another planet. Canyonlands and Arches National Parks make up the area known as “Moab”. Capitol Reef is the least visited, and worth exploring especially if you have 4WD and crave privacy. Click on the guides below to learn more about each one.

Zion National Park Elopement Locations

Zion has 6 designated sites where your elopement ceremony can take place within its borders. With countless epic photo spots to explore afterwards, Zion should be at the top of your list! This park can get crowded in the spring and summer, so plan to be up early, have a reservation in hand, or visit during off peak months.

A landscape photo of The Watchman mountain in Zion National Park.

Zion Elopement Guide

A location map and color photos of all 6 elopement ceremony sites are featured in this in-depth guide to eloping in Zion. All the best photo locations and hikes are also highlighted.

Bryce Canyon, Utah

This high elevation canyon is home to one of earth’s most unique geological features. The spires, towers, and red hoodoos are collected in a part of the canyon called “The Amphitheater”. A hike into its depths is a MUST do while in Bryce. But don’t skip on the rest of the park – there is a waterfall, natural arch, backpacking hikes, and a vista so grand you can see 4 different states!

Bryce Canyon Elopement Locations

This otherwordly desert landscape is home to orange spires called hoodoos. See my map and guide on where to elope here in Bryce Canyon National Park. There is one alternative location similar to Bryce.

A real Utah National Park Elopement in Bryce Canyon

Two people wildly in love grabbed life by the horns and eloped in Bryce Canyon National Park at Sunrise. This June morning was absolutely stunning – you don’t want to miss it! See their full Bryce Canyon elopement highlights here.

Arches National Park Elopements

Arches National Park, Canyonlands National park, and Dead Hose State Park make up this amazing Utah elopement location. Recently, the management of the parks have cracked down on the already-strict rules of getting married here. It is pretty clear that rangers do not want you to marry here. There are plenty of alternative locations outside of the park that would work if you’d like to elope on a trip to Utah’s most iconic national parks.

Where to elope in Moab

See my map and guide on where to elope in the twin National Parks of Arches and Canyonlands, plus Dead Horse Point State Park. These super popular parks are scorching hot in summer and often requires an advance reservation to visit.

Eloping in Utah State Parks

Utah has a whopping 43 state parks. These are as diverse as it gets. Far in the south near the Arizona border, Coral Pink Sand Dunes state park is just what it sounds like. It’s quite a remote place, and that makes it much less visited. Near St. George, Quail Creek, Sand Hollow and Snow Canyon state parks comprise beautiful landscapes, some with scenic lakes and all three with golden rocks. In the middle of Utah, Kodachrome Basin and Goblin Valley are out of this world. North of Salt Lake City, Antelope Island state park has primitive campsites, hiking, biking and of course, the lake. There are too many to mention, so reach out today and I’ll guide you towards one that will suit you!

See a real elopement in Utah

Of all the Utah Elopement Locations, Kelly and Mike picked Snow Canyon State Park in southern Utah near St. George. They did a hike at dawn to an epic vista, then got ready with their immediate families at an inn. Their first look at the park’s best panoramic view was emotional and so beautiful. Their families joined them again for a sunset ceremony on the sand dunes. See the highlights here!

Utah Elopement Photography Packages

I offer both Utah elopement photography packages, or All inclusive elopements for a one stop shop option. There are no travel fees, download fees, watermarks or other hidden fees.

2 Day elopements in Utah – $9900

1.5 Days of elopement photography – $7900

1 Full day adventure elopement in Utah – $6900

Up to 4 hours elopement in Utah – $4900

More Utah Elopement Locations

Don’t overlook the huge expanse of protected land in south-central Utah called Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Places like Yellow Rock, Inchworm arch, Wire Pass and Canyon Point are highlights. Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Recreation area nearby are absolutely FULL of opportunity for amazing Utah elopements. The Vortex, Rockville, Reflection Canyon.. literally all the other canyons.. there’s so much to see!

Utah Mountain Elopement Locations

Utah is full of colorful, remote, high mountain ranges stretching north-south across the entire State. A lot of the state actually looks like Colorado! If you want a Mountain elopement location, consider picking Utah. The Twin Peaks and King’s Peak wilderness areas provide some of the best hiking and camping in the state. Plus anywhere with a view of Mt Timpanogos is a great place to elope, so let me show you around!

Utah Elopement Locations with Lakes and Waterfalls

On to the hot springs and waterfalls! For the waterfall chasers, avoid Bridal Veil Falls in Big Cottonwood – there’s nowhere to have a ceremony at the bottom. Instead, look into Stewarts and Timpanogos. Kanarra Falls near Cedar City requires an adventurous upriver hike. Similarly, Toquerville falls is a 4×4 adventure. Donut falls are a unique short hike near Salt Lake City. For the hot springs dipper, try Meadow hot springs and the Fifth Water springs. Silver Lake is a stunning hike surrounded by mountains. In winter, the Ice Castles near Midway, UT are amazing!

Bonneville Salt Flats Elopement Utah

This is one of the more popular places to elope in Utah, and for good reason: It’s awesome! The salt flats are a dry expanse of hexagonal salty mud that stretch to the horizon’s mountain range to the west. Located about 2 hour’s drive west of Salt Lake City, this area really is in the middle of nowhere. But in the Spring when the salt beds flood, the shallow 1-4″ deep lake becomes a mirror that reflects the sky perfectly. Pro tip: do NOT drive your car onto the flats, and bring shoes you don’t ever want to wear again. If you’re eloping near the Speedway, a BLM permit is required, while in other areas of the Salt Flats, you’re good to go so long as you Leave No Trace.

About your Utah Elopement Photographer

I’m a nomadic and colorful Utah elopement photographer with an obsession for mountains, hiking, and my cats. My photography style emphasizes the epic landscape of your dreams and the authentic moments that make you two.. well, you two! I love my job and my nature-loving clients. Maybe I’ll see you there!

Here is my Utah Elopement Locations Map:

My interactive Utah Elopement locations map has over 50 pins of incredible places to elope and explore. To get access, reach out and make me your elopement photographer & guide to Utah! I offer full day, 1.5 day and 2 day elopement photography in National Parks and the wild lands outside of them. See my pricing and package details here. I would love to chat with you and help see if an elopement with me is what you’ve been dreaming of. Get in touch below!

Special thanks to Dallan Carter for additional photographs.

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