What season should I elope at the Grand Canyon?
The amazing thing about the Grand Canyon is that most of the park is accessible year-round, and there are plenty of spots that are beautiful in any season for a canyons wedding. If you want little-to-no-chance of rain, choose a date in May or June. June through September contain the warmest days, whereas late November through February is much cooler. If you’re wanting to do all the fun activities while you’re visiting the National Park, your best bet is any time late May to early July or mid August to early October.
Where can I elope at the Grand Canyon?
You chose the Grand Canyon for a reason – you want that epic, desert bohemian vibe that’s simply unmatched elsewhere. For the best canyon wedding venue, of course, look no further than Grand Canyon National Park. There are a few options within the park where you can have your elopement ceremony, like Point Imperial Viewpoint in the North Rim and Moran Point in the South. No matter what time of year it is, there is a place for your ceremony at the canyon!
How do I make my Grand Canyon elopement legal?
The Grand Canyon is in Coconino County, so if you’re staying in the area for your elopement, that is likely the easiest spot for you to obtain your marriage license. If you’re staying elsewhere, not to worry – an Arizona license is good for anywhere in the state! The state of Arizona requires a valid ID – either birth certificate or state issued ID will work – your social security number, and the presence of both parties when picking up your license. There’s also a processing fee of $83, so be sure to keep that in mind when applying. Simply purchase your marriage license at the local county clerk’s office and bring to the wedding – your officiant will help with the rest and will even file it for you afterwards.