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Elope in Estes Park

The gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is the perfect place for a small wedding or elopement among the park’s cliffs, lakes, and valleys. Our Estes Park elopement packages offer plenty of options for a mountain ceremony with small-town hospitality and stunning views.

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Places to Elope in Estes Park

3m Curve

The 3M Curve elopement spot is nestled in Rocky Mountain National Park. With a view of Upper Beaver Meadows and the mountains in the backdrop, this is the place for...

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Sprague Lake

Sprague Lake is a mountain lake with an incredible backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. A paved path leads up to some of the best Sprague Lake wedding ceremony spots for...

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Lily Lake

Lily Lake is an easy to access, lovely lake, backed by mountains situated in Rocky Mountain National Park. Have your Lily Lake wedding in this magical spot right off the...

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Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a small lake with epic mountain peaks in the background. During winter, the lake freezes over, and the Bear Lake wedding venues offer to hold your Bear...

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Upper Beaver Meadows

Upper Beaver Meadows is a wonderful spot for a meadow view backed by lovely mountains. This spot is perfect to hold a larger group for your charming Upper Beaver Meadows...

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Copeland Lake

Copeland Lake is an exceptional spot for larger parties as they permit up to 50 guests. This is a great mountain-backed location perfect for a larger Copeland Lake wedding ceremony.

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Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley in the Rocky Mountain National Park is becoming a new park favorite. The Hidden Valley wedding venue location is at the feet of two gorgeous mountains, and the...

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Dream Lake

If you’re seeking a remote alpine lake for your special day, Dream Lake is well…dreamy! Backed by jutting mountains and lush forest, Expect to see wildlife here! We’re big fans...

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Silver Dollar Lake

Available only with our Wildflower (adventure) package, Silver Dollar Lake is an amazing option for ultimate privacy and seclusion for your special day. Have your tiny Silver Dollar Lake elopement...

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Lake Isabelle

Lake Isabelle is a stunning reservoir perfect for your intimate elopement! We highly recommend a Lake Isabelle elopement for just the two of you (and maybe your dog), as it’s...

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Estes Park 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.

Wildflower Experience

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

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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
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Package Price $3,615

Add-Ons

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

Flowers

we’re happy to quote you!

More Photography

  • $499

Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Hair & Makeup

  • $399

Engagement Shoot

  • $899

Violin

  • $399

Guitar

  • $399

On-Site Helper

  • $499

Relationship Coaching

  • Referral Service

Add videography to your Colorado elopement

$1449

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.

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Thank you for making the best day of my life soooo easy and stress free! It was the perfect elope!

Sonia and Jacob
Sonia and Jacob

Everything went perfect for our big day. The packages took out so much hassle on our part of the planning. I couldn’t have asked for a better company to work with!

Samantha and Chris
Samantha and Chris

I’ve always wanted to elope, even since I was a little girl! I always pictured me and the person I loved in an intimate outdoor setting exchanging our vows. So this was perfect!

Mckenzie and Matthew
Mckenzie and Matthew

The perfect day. Wouldn’t have done it any differently! Thank you Simply Eloped!!!

Natalie and Drew
Natalie and Drew

Thank you for being so wonderful and helpful. We appreciate the team that helped us with our special day!!

Aubrey and Marcus
Aubrey and Marcus

We couldn’t have asked for anything better.

Kendra and Colter
Kendra and Colter

Meet our vendors

Brandon Baker

Featured Vendors
What’s your favorite elopement venue in Colorado and why?

Colardo spring, because it never ceases to amaze me!

Tell us about the most exciting elopement you’ve done here?
A couple of months ago I met up with the couple and we started a hiking trip. We managed to take
the
most amazing pictures in the middle of the mountains!

What’s a fun fact about you?

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Alana, Officiant

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Colorado so special?

Colorado has so many different landscapes and climates! You can either have a winter wonderland elopement or a warm summer evening elopement in a park in Boulder! Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong by having your magical day in this magical state!

Tell us about one of your most magical elopements in Colorado!

I live for the sunrise and sunset ceremonies. One that sticks out is one chilly morning in 2019. You could see your breath and it was so isolated that we could all hear the individual crunch of footsteps in the snow. We had a lovely ceremony and then the bride and groom just took a few minutes during their vows to walk down the lake and just sit calmly while looking out to the water. Their love is so tangible and it was such an honor to be part of their special day.

Glen, Photographer & Videographer

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Colorado so special?

Colorado is a truly heaven on earth. The mountains are so breathtaking, the trails are rugged and intimate and the state as a whole is warm and inviting. Even in the thick of a winter storm, you will always be welcomed with open arms and greeted with a warm cup of coffee. You can’t beat it! !

What’s your favorite elopement venue in Colorado?

I would say either Lost Gulch Lookout for sunset and Garden of the Gods for sunrise!

What’s a fun fact about you?

I’ve jumped out of a perfectly good airplane.

Alisha, Photographer

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Colorado so special?

I have traveled to many of Simply Eloped destinations, and no place has put me more in awe than Colorado. Colorado is so special to me because the landscapes are so grand and various, all changing beautifully throughout the seasons. I truly think Colorado’s aesthetic can suit any couple’s dream location!

What’s a fun fact about you?

I shot my first wedding as a sophomore in high school with a camera that was gifted to me! I haven’t stopped shooting couples since 🙂

Team

Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Brandon
Brandon
Officiant
Tessa
Tessa
Officiant
Alana
Alana
Officiant
Kiran
Kiran
Officiant
Phil
Phil
Officiant
Noah
Noah
Photographer
Alisha
Alisha
Photographer
Victor
Victor
Photographer
Shanna
Shanna
Photographer
Glen
Glen
Photographer
Bree
Bree
Photographer
Eliza
Eliza
Photographer
Lisa
Lisa
Photographer
Chris
Chris
Videographer
Zac
Zac
Videographer
Ashley
Ashley
Hair & Makeup
Rebekah
Rebekah
Violinist
Danielle
Danielle
Photographer
Kelli
Kelli
Officiant
Kim
Kim
HMU
Mckenzie
Mckenzie
Photographer
Sarah
Sarah
Violinist
Nine
Nine
HMU Artist
Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Brandon
Brandon
Officiant
Tessa
Tessa
Officiant
Alana
Alana
Officiant
Kiran
Kiran
Officiant
Phil
Phil
Officiant
Noah
Noah
Photographer
Alisha
Alisha
Photographer
Victor
Victor
Photographer
Shanna
Shanna
Photographer
Glen
Glen
Photographer
Bree
Bree
Photographer
Eliza
Eliza
Photographer
Lisa
Lisa
Photographer
Chris
Chris
Videographer
Zac
Zac
Videographer
Ashley
Ashley
Hair & Makeup
Rebekah
Rebekah
Violinist
Danielle
Danielle
Photographer
Kelli
Kelli
Officiant
Kim
Kim
HMU
Mckenzie
Mckenzie
Photographer
Sarah
Sarah
Violinist
Nine
Nine
HMU Artist

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.

What is the best time of year to visit Estes Park?

One of the best things about the Estes Park region is that you can access many of the surrounding locations all year! The entire lower half of the park and all of its designated ceremony sights stay open year-round but note that the road to Trail Ridge Road is usually only open to vehicles from Memorial Day through the middle of October. 

Keep in mind that it can snow in the mountains as early as the end of September and the snow can stick around until as late as the middle of June.

And if you are considering an autumn elopement in Estes Park, remember that Estes Park shares land with the local elk population. During “Elkfest”, the annual elk mating season, the amorous wildlife tend to be more vocal and more visible as they search for mates. As always, give any wildlife you may encounter a wide berth and plenty of respect.

How early can you apply for a permit to elope at Estes Park?

If you make your reservations through the National Park Service, you can apply for a permit up to one year in advance of your elopement date. Note that these permits are extremely limited and booked months in advance. However, if the private individual permits are all booked up for the year through the parks’ service, we have a commercial permit and can be granted park permits throughout the year.

What to wear to an Estes Park elopement

If you’re eloping anywhere in Colorado, we always recommend bringing layers, a waterproof jacket, and a good pair of gloves. The temperature here can change at a moment’s notice and it tends to be colder up in the mountains at higher elevations than it is in the nearby town, so dress accordingly.

If you want to wear a wedding dress for your elopement, you can either change into your special outfit once you’ve hiked up to your chosen site or look for a dress or suit that won’t be too restrictive and can get dirty. If you choose to hike in a dress, you can’t go wrong with a pair of leggings or tights under your dress for added warmth.

Janessa White

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Janessa White

Janessa White is the co-founder of Simply Eloped and has helped thousands of couples plan elopements. Janessa thinks elopements are the ultimate way to tie the knot. She feels her happiest when building - teams, programs, ideas

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Updated: January 19th, 2022

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