5 Top Dreamy Places to Elope in Utah
Finding the perfect spot for your elopement can definitely be overwhelming! From travel to vendors, permits to incredible scenery, there is a lot to consider. But after a trip to Utah this summer, I discovered that this beautiful state is filled with astonishing spots to tie the knot. Ready to take a peek at some of my favorite Utah elopement locations? Take a look, and let me know if you’ve had the chance to visit any or if you have any more to share! I am so excited to share these places to elope in Utah!
1. Tibble Fork Reservoir
Located in the American Fork Canyon, Tibble Fork Reservoir is a popular spot for hiking, fishing, sledding, biking, and camping. If you’re seeking the perfect mix of lakes and mountains, this is it! The Wasatch mountains in the distance make for a stunning backdrop, and with many locations around the Tibble Fork Reservoir, you’ll be able to find a spot to fit any vibe without running into crowds.
I’m confident no season would be a wrong choice for a Tibble Fork Reservoir elopement either! But if you want to elope in the summer at the reservoir, I recommend planning a weekday ceremony to avoid tourists. And if winter is more your style, explore this gallery from a recent sunrise elopement session that totally took my breath away!
2. Bonneville Salt Flats
The Bonneville Salt Flats is an iconic spot for photographers and local artists. If you’ve spent any time searching for Utah elopement spots, you’ve probably come across the salt flats. But let me tell you what…the Bonneville Salt Flats are definitely worth the hype!
Just two hours outside Salt Lake City, this area is filled with beautiful views and blanketed with an air of mystery. When I arrived, I was amazed by the way the flats seemed to stretch on into infinity. I’d never seen anything like it! There is a small parking lot at the Salt Flats, which is super accessible. You can also drive directly on the Salt Flats, which is a fantastic experience!
I definitely recommend a sunset elopement here because the sky will blow you away. During the summer, the Salt Flats can be super dry, so I recommend going during the rainy season to ensure you’ll get that beautiful reflection the flats are known for. You do need to get a permit within 30 days if you want to elope or get married here, and you can learn more about that application process here. The Bonneville Salt Flats is one of the beautiful places to elope in Utah!
3. Canyonlands National Park
Oh my goodness, this National Park is one of my favorite places in the entire American West! Canyonlands National Park, located in South East Utah, about 20 minutes away from Moab, is filled with absolutely impossibly colorful rock formations. Set against the blue sky, they truly took my breath away.
I couldn’t recommend an elopement at the Grand View Point Overlook enough! Especially at sunset! Are you starting to notice a theme when it comes to Utah elopements? These sunsets are just unreal!
With an accessible parking lot and a 15-minute hike to the outlook point, the Grand View Point Overlook has you covered. If you consider a Canyonlands elopement, please send me an inquiry, because I would love more than anything to photograph it!
4. Arches National Park
Arches National Park is another iconic spot for an elopement in Utah. There are absolutely incredible red rock formations that make you feel like you are in another world. The entrance for Arches National Park is just one minute away from Moab, and all of the most iconic spots are super easy to get to.
Some of my favorite spots for an elopement inside Arches National Park are Delicate Arch, Windows Loop, Balanced Rock, and Sand Dune Arch. Once again, I recommend a sunset elopement or a sunrise ceremony if you’re up for it! The sunlight is downright magnificent during golden hour.
5. Canyon Overlook Trail at Zion National Park
Finally, Zion National Park is a must-consider spot if you’re hoping to elope in Utah. It is filled with absolutely incredible hikes, including Angels Landing, and those iconic red rock structures. My particular favorite spot in Zion for an elopement is Canyon Overlook Trail. With a one-mile round trip hike ending with a glorious view of the canyon, this spot gives that adventurous feel without all the struggle.
The trail is really easy, especially for kids and families, so you’ll feel comfortable inviting friends and family to come along. There are many ceremony spots at the overlook, as well, so you can find the perfect backdrop for your vision. During my trip to Utah, I was astonished by how unique the landscape was…and I added about a million locations to my elopement bucket list! I am so excited to share just a few of these amazing spots with you on the blog today.
There are so many beautiful places to elope in Utah! If you have any questions about these locations or are thinking about eloping at one of these spots, definitely send me a message! I would LOVE to be your Utah Elopement Photographer!