How to elope in Estes Park?
Since you will need your marriage license in hand for your elopement ceremony, we suggest that you add an extra day to the beginning of your visit to Estes Park so you can sort out your paperwork ahead of time. This way you can spend the day of your elopement focusing on the really important stuff.
You can get a Colorado marriage license at any county clerk’s office in the state, regardless of the county that you plan to officially elope in. County clerk’s offices are usually open between 8 am and 4:30 pm during the week and you don’t need an appointment. We recommend that you complete certain sections of your marriage license online beforehand so all you really need to do during your appointment is confirm the details on your forms.
Be sure that you and your partner bring your social security numbers, one form of identification per person, and $30.
Note that you will need to use your marriage license less than 35 days after it is issued or it expires. After your elopement, either bring the license back to the office where you got it or mail it back so it can be officially recorded.
If you want to elope in Estes Park, we highly recommend that you apply for your wedding permit as soon as possible. The area is extremely popular for visitors and, specifically, for elopements. Popular venues book up quickly.
How to pick your elopement date in Estes Park?
As a general rule, start planning your Estes Park elopement as far in advance as you can. Rocky Mountain National Park is a very popular elopement location and permits for ceremony spots within the park are very limited. Do some research on the specific sights available for elopements in the park to decide which vistas speak to you and consider what types of activities and weather would make you the happiest. To increase the likelihood of your dream elopement becoming a reality, consider planning your elopement for a weekday and avoid holidays. And it’s not a bad idea to have a few options in mind for both your desired elopement date and site.
How much does it cost to elope in Estes Park?
Permits typically cost $300 to elope at one of the 12 ceremony sites within Rocky Mountain National Park, however, if you choose to elope with us, our permit costs $100 plus a $157.50 travel fee for each vendor.
If any additional guests drive in separately to join your elopement, the fee per car is $30 per day.