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Colorado Elopement Packages

Eloping in Colorado, the great mountain state, is both fun and stunning! Our elopement packages in Colorado offers plenty of options to choose from, so you can elope in Colorado without the stress of planning. You can’t go wrong with choosing any Colorado elopement package — this beautiful destination will make for an extra special ceremony.

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Chautauqua Park, Boulder

If you’re a fan of the outdoors, one of the best backdrops near Denver are the Flatirons, which overlook the...

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Sapphire Point

Sapphire Point

Sapphire Point is a really special place with one of the best views of the state. Situated a little less...

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The Paint Mines

The Paint Mines

Are you ready for some of the most visually stunning rock formations in the United States? Located on the eastern...

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Garden of the Gods

If you’re a fan of mountains and desert, Garden of the Gods is a supreme location for your elopement. The...

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Lost Gulch

Looking for a view? Just minutes from downtown Boulder, Lost Gulch Overlook boasts amazing views of the great Indian Peaks...

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Sunrise Amphitheatre

Sunrise Amphitheatre

Temporarily unavailable due to Covid19   Say “I do” on top of Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, Colorado. You will find...

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Golden private venue

Golden private venue

9,000 feet above sea level outside the town of Golden, is a beautiful forested property with epic mountain views. Pick...

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Mrs. Walsh's Garden

Mrs. Walsh's Garden

Perfect for strolling and celebrating, Mrs. Walsh’s Garden offers a central ceremony location in Estes Park. Clearly marked paths weaves...

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3m Curve

3M Curve is a high-in-demand cliffside spot overlooking Upper Beaver Meadows in Rocky Mountain National Park. This easy to access...

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Sprague Lake

Sprague Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park. Backed by epic mountains and surrounded...

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Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley is one of the best secrets of Rocky Mountain National park. With a creek running through it and...

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Upper Beaver Meadows

Upper Beaver Meadows is one of the only places in Rocky Mountain National Park that can support larger groups. This...

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Lily Lake

Lily Lake

Lily Lake is in a part of Rocky Mountain National Park that is a little more quiet. The dockside and...

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Bear Lake

Bear Lake

Available only during the winter months, Bear Lake is our favorite frozen lake for snowy, scenic serenades. With the grand...

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Silver Dollar Lake

Silver Dollar Lake is a stunning alpine lake in Colorado’s Arapaho National Forest. The lake is surrounded by trees and...

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Lake Isabelle

Located in the heart of the Indian Lake Wilderness, Isabelle Lake is a true Colorado alpine lake. The 6.3-mile round...

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Colorado Elopement Packages

Our packages include everything you need to have a fun and lovely Colorado elopement. If you want a small wedding in Colorado with friends and family, we’ve got you covered. Want an all-inclusive elopement package? We can hook you up! Eloping in Colorado is simple and stress-free with us. Whatever you have in mind, we’d be thrilled to help you elope in Colorado.

 

Seed

Seed

  • Officiation services
    Personalization of vows
  • Enactment of ceremony
    Advice on obtaining wedding license
  • Advice on ceremony locations
Starting at

$450

Sprout

Sprout

  • Everything from the
    SEED PACKAGE
  • Photography of ceremony
    Brief portrait session after
    (up to one hour of photography)
  • Digital transfer of 75+ edited images
    Delivery of Photos (15 days or less after ceremony)
Starting at

$1,000

Bloom

Bloom

  • Everything from the
    SPROUT PACKAGE
  • Nosegay bouquet & boutonniere of your choosing
    Delivery of flowers
Starting at

$1,299

Oasis Package

Oasis Package

  • Everything from the
    BLOOM PACKAGE
  • Two Hours Total of Photography
    Permit for Rocky Mountain National Park
  • 1 Hour of Videography
    Long-form Video of Ceremony & 1-2 Minute Highlight Reel
  • Day of Helper
    Hair & Makeup for One Person
Starting at

$3,550

Experiences

Wildflower Experience

Looking for something a little more exotic? Check out our adventure elopement package!

Our Wildflower Experience tailors an outdoor elopement to your sense of adventure and exploration! This package is customized to your fit your style and includes hiking to an amazing location, an intimate ceremony with officiation and couples portraits. This Experience also includes:

  • Hiking into a remote mountain location
  • Personalized ceremony
  • Up to four hours of photography
  • Tailored location, time and outfit suggestions
  • Online gallery of 175+ edited, high-res digital photos
  • Unlimited downloads and personal printing rights delivered within 5 weeks or less after ceremony

Package Price

$3,075

Add-Ons

You can optionally add any of the following services to your package:


Flowers

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

More Photography

More Photography

$375/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

$385

Engagement Shoot

Engagement Shoot

$650

Violin

Violin

$325

Guitar

Guitar

$325

Day of Helper

Day of Helper

$415

Add videography to
your Colorado
elopement

$1,000/HR

Our videography package comes with an edited 1 – 2 minute highlight reel (perfect for sharing on socials!), as well as a longform, minimally-edited film of the full ceremony.

How to Elope in Colorado

With panoramic views of mountains, lakes, and valleys at your fingertips, there is seemingly no shortage of perfect places in Colorado to get married—especially if you’re eloping. A Colorado elopement is all about the juxtaposition of true love and natural beauty. But there’s more to a Colorado elopement than simply picking an epic location (although don’t worry, we’ve got you covered on that front too). Between making your elopement legal to finding an elopement package that’s the perfect fit for your big day, this guide is your be-all and end-all for small weddings in Colorado.

 

What are the best places to elope in Colorado?

If you’re looking for mountain views and wildlife sightings, Rocky Mountain National Park can’t be beaten. 3M Curve is among our favorite locations in the park, complete with panoramic views, although we also love the combination of pristine waters and mountains available at Sprague, Lily, and Bear Lakes. If you’re looking for the sound of a creek, ample forest, and a bit more seclusion, Hidden Valley is one of the park’s best-kept secrets. Sapphire Point, located outside the park about an hour and a half west of Denver, also offers one of the best views in the states—hemmed in by the Gore and Tenmile mountain ranges, this venue overlooks the Dillon Reservoir.

Lost Gulch Overlook and Chautauqua Park, both in Boulder, Colorado, offer beautiful views of the foothills and surrounding mountains without the long drive or 2,500+ feet in elevation gain. Plus, Boulder is a great option if you don’t want to rent a car and are okay catching an Uber or Lyft (a direct bus runs from the city to the airport). Although both locations are popular with locals who enjoy hiking in Chautauqua or watching the sunset over the Indian Peaks Wilderness at Lost Gulch, there are plenty of spots for a more private ceremony. Sunrise Amphitheater, also in Boulder, is the ideal venue for greeting the new day and starting a new life together (unfortunately, it’s currently closed due to Covid-19).

If you’re into alien-like landscapes and unique rock formations, then the Paint Mines or Garden of the Gods might be the location for you. The Paint Mines, located on the eastern plains of Colorado, is scattered with hoodoos, sandstone-capped spires, and colored clay, the remnants of a 55 million-year-old tropical forest. Garden of the Gods, on the other hand, located in Colorado Springs, offers towering red rocks nestled in the shadow of Pike’s Peak. Both spots guarantee unbelievable photographs and as such, are very popular with tourists year-round (there are always quiet nooks to be found though).

No matter where you choose, there are some Colorado elopement locations, like the above, that are easily accessible, while others may require hiking or backpacking. If you want a custom itinerary, with multiple locations or a long hike, we recommend our Wildflower Elopement Package. 

 

How much does it cost to elope in Colorado?

A Colorado elopement can be incredibly affordable. Since Denver is centrally located and considered a hub for many airlines, there are always good deals on flights. If you do fly in, you will likely want to factor in renting a car since many of Colorado’s best elopement destinations require a fair bit of (often scenic) driving. If it’s winter, we recommend renting a 4WD vehicle. 

Simply Eloped’s Colorado elopement packages range from $450 for a basic ceremony (a tailored wedding script, officiant, and help with coordination) to $3,550 for our premium package (which includes hair and makeup, a day of helper, and videography, amongst other things). There are plenty of price points in between and we’re always happy to work with couples based on their vision and budget. 

 

How do I find the right vendors for my small Colorado wedding?

When thinking about your Colorado elopement, envision what your day looks like. Do you see yourself with a lush bouquet, a photographer capturing each perfect moment, and an officiant who delivers an authentic, intimate ceremony? Or perhaps you’ve dreamt of a bridal look done by a professional hair and makeup artist, along with a videographer who can capture every moment for your family and friends not present? The right vendors are crucial when it comes to bringing your dream to life.

If you’re looking for the top wedding contractors in the business, you’ve come to the right place! Simply Eloped only works with the best. From officiants to photographers, hair and makeup to a musician to serenade your walk down the “aisle,” we’ve done all the legwork of finding quality vendors so you don’t have to. Once you choose one of our Colorado elopement packages we’ll connect you directly with your vendors to ask questions and map out your dream ceremony.

Vendors can be a wealth of information when it comes to helping to plan your Colorado elopement. Because they are local to the area, they often can help you with details you might not have considered, especially when it comes to specific locations or even things like restaurants and lodging recommendations. Our vendors have seen it all, so there are no dumb or annoying questions.

 

When to Elope in Colorado

The great thing about eloping in Colorado is that it’s breathtaking during any season! June and September are the most popular when it comes to small weddings and elopements, but sunny days are possible all year (one study found that Denver averages 300 days of sunshine a year). That being said, a Colorado elopement in July, August, or September definitely allows for the most location options. The aspens typically turn golden in September while wildflowers often don’t appear in the mountains until the end of July. 

If you have your heart set on a blanket of snow, March and April tend to be the snowiest months in Colorado, although snow lingers in the mountains from October through June. Some lakes that are popular for elopements freeze in the winter, meaning you can even hold your ceremony directly on the ice! Many locations, however, aren’t accessible in winter (from October through May you can’t drive Rocky Mountain National Parks famous Trail Ridge Road, for example). And if you are planning on a winter elopement, don’t forget a coat (even if you want photos taken without one). 

In Colorado, you’ll never be upset about bringing extra layers or an umbrella, but you might regret it if you don’t. Many Colorado elopement locations are at higher elevations, meaning that the weather can often be unpredictable and considerably colder than major Colorado cities. Sunny 70-degree days are as possible in January as a 0-degree snowstorm is. Likewise, a single June day could contain both sun and hail. So if you’re looking to elope in the mountains, make sure you keep an eye on the weather.

 

What’s the best time of day to elope in Colorado?

The time of day you choose for your Colorado elopement can make a world of difference.  For instance, since Colorado is so sunny, midday ceremonies when the sun is directly overhead often leave folks squinting and add glare to photos. This can even be an issue in the winter, especially if there’s a lot of snow on the ground. 

According to our Colorado elopement photographers, the best lighting generally happens near sunset, what’s known as the “golden hour.” Golden hour generally occurs an hour and some change prior to sunset. However, in the Colorado mountains, this is a bit different and a little bit harder to predict because listed sunset times online do not account for the sun going down behind the mountain peaks. So in actuality, Colorado’s golden hour can occur about an hour and a half to two hours before the sun officially sets. 

Sunrise ceremonies in Colorado also offer great light. Our photographers actually consider this one of the better times for a Colorado elopement since you’re more likely to have the epic views to yourself. For this same reason, we recommend eloping on a weekday, when crowds and traffic are at their lightest.

 

Colorado Elopement Laws

How do I get a Colorado marriage license?

Colorado has an easy application process and a marriage license from any county in Colorado can be used in another. However, your license always has to be filed in the county you obtained it in. That means that if you’re staying in Denver and get your marriage license there, you can still use it for your Garden of the Gods elopement and then mail it back to Denver. Colorado marriage licenses cost $30 and are good for 35 days.

We recommend filling out an online application for the county you’ll be staying in and then showing up in person together to officially file for your license (with Covid-19, you still have to show up in person, and reservations are required; if there are no appointments available for your dates, try a neighboring county). You’ll need to provide proof of age (driver’s license, passport, etc.), your social security number if you’re a U.S. citizen, your place of birth, as well as your parents’ names, and current addresses.

 

Can you get married the same day in Colorado?

Yes! Since Colorado’s marriage license doesn’t have a waiting period, you can use it the day you get it.

 

Do you need witnesses to elope in Colorado?

The state of Colorado does not require witnesses to solemnize a marriage, perfect for those looking to elope with no guests. That being said, there are two spots for witnesses to sign or for your dog to ink their paw print (it’s totally legal and as adorable as it sounds).  

 

What name should you sign on your Colorado marriage license?

If you’re planning on changing your name once you’re married, it can sometimes be confusing as to what name you should sign on your marriage license. Although you’ll need to fill out the marriage license and certificate with your existing, pre-marriage name, Colorado allows you to sign the certificate with either your new or old name once the ceremony is finalized.

Article written by

Kiran Herbert

Kiran Herbert is an elopement officiant and writer who takes pride in making all of her ceremonies magical. Kiran grew up around the world but having spent a year living in national parks, she’s convinced that the U.S. is the most beautiful.
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Traditional weddings are incredibly expensive and can take years to plan. When couples choose to elope, their ceremonies can be planned quickly at a fraction of the cost. But don’t take our word for it!

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Thank you all so much for creating our wedding day! I’m so happy we chose y’all. Thank you for all your help once our original location was not an option due to the wildfires.

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