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Updated: June 13th, 2021

Elope in Sedona

Sedona is a year-round destination paradise. Spiritual vortexes dot the red rock formations, where many claim reports of higher energy concentrations. Come to elope in Sedona, and stay to relax at a spa, sip a local wine, or admire the desert landscape. Obvious outdoor adventures like hiking and mountain biking are within reach. Or, head north for an elopement in Flagstaff or at the Grand Canyon. A Sedona, Arizona elopement can be as relaxing or adventurous as you’d like! If you want to elope in a kind of new-age counterculture authentic to America, look no further than Sedona. We have Sedona elopement packages that will make eloping in Sedona simple and easy!

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Places to elope in Sedona

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Head to the Grand Canyon for a small, simple, and quiet ceremony amidst the large, complex,...

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Crescent Moon Day Area

Crescent Moon Day Area

Crescent Moon Day Area is located in the shadow of the stark Cathedral Rock. Oak Creek’s...

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Mariposa Meadow at Arizona Nordic Village

Mariposa Meadow at Arizona Nordic Village

Located in Flagstaff’s nearby mountains, the Mariposa Meadow is perfect for a ceremony in the summer...

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Briar Patch Inn

Briar Patch Inn

The Briar Patch Inn is right along the lush banks of Oak Creek, a forested oasis...

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The Arboretum at Flagstaff

The Arboretum at Flagstaff

The Arboretum is home to 750 species of plants in gardens and natural habitats. Enjoy an...

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Your own dream venue

We can come to you. Do you have a great venue or even an awesome backyard? We can help you find vendors for nearly anywhere in the country

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Chapel at Tlaquepaque

Chapel at Tlaquepaque

The private non-denominational chapel is an oasis of serenity with antique doors, adobe walls, wooden pews,...

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Sedona Elopement Packages

Looking to elope in Sedona? Our Sedona elopement packages include everything you will need to have a fun and lovely Sedona elopement.

If you’re dreaming of a Sedona, Arizona elopement, look no further!

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

$1,020

Bloom
Bloom
  • Everything from the

    SPROUT PACKAGE

  • Nosegay bouquet & boutonniere of your choosing

Starting at

$1,300

Oasis
Oasis
  • Everything from the

    BLOOM PACKAGE

  • 2 hours total of Photography

  • Hair & Makeup for One Person

  • On-Site Helper

Starting at

$2,525

Wildflower Experience

How about a dreamy adventure elopement?

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Add-Ons

You can optionally add the following to your package:


Flowers

Flowers

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Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers
Extra Photography

Extra Photography

$475/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Extra Photography

$475/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Extra Photography
Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

*Powered by Pink Chique
$390

Hair & Makeup

*Powered by Pink Chique
$390

Hair & Makeup

Engagement Shoot

$600/hr

Engagement Shoot

$600/hr

On-Site Helper

On-Site Helper

$250

On-Site Helper

$250

On-Site Helper

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Everything went smoothly. From booking our date, to the first look to the ceremony to the pictures… whole team did a flawless job. Thank you all so much! We will forever hold this experience in our hearts

Adara and Landon
Adara and Landon

I cannot thank Simply Eloped enough for making my day amazing. Their customer service is amazing, personable, and professional

Mckenna and Nick
Mckenna and Nick

Thank you for everything! Everyone we worked with was amazing and we’ll definitely be telling any and all friends about Simply Eloped in the future.

Ashley and Eric
Ashley and Eric

We are so happy we went with Simply Eloped for planning our wedding!

Jamie and Lance
Jamie and Lance

We were pleased with our Simply Eloped experience.

Haley and Trevor
Haley and Trevor

Everyone was so quick with answering our questions and dealing with Covid-19. Excellent job in client relations! Thank you Simply Eloped for being so great!😊

Sarah and Seth
Sarah and Seth

The website was easy to follow and the package included everything we needed.

Amy and Ted
Amy and Ted

Thank you again for such an easy process! The day was magical!

Sarah and Jesus
Sarah and Jesus

We wanted to be able to focus on the intimacy between us and not have to worry about a million other things going on on our special day.

Ali and Joshua
Ali and Joshua

Meet our vendors

Monica, Photographer

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

Why do I love Sedona? As both a resident of Northern Arizona and a nature lover, I can tell you that Sedona is a one-of-a-kind place! It’s no secret why people from all over the world come to see Red Rock Country. Known for everything from its signature red rocks to the old Western movies shot there, Sedona has truly stunning views and a rich history. It’s the perfect place to relax and get some much-needed sunlight. Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer, a history buff, or just looking for a picturesque weekend escape, you’re sure to fall in love with this little town just as much as I have!

Jen, Officiant

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

Spectacular views!

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

A few weeks ago at the Grand Canyon it was a sunrise ceremony. Although it was chilly in the December morning, it was stunning. Right after the bride and groom said I do! it began to snow ever so lightly. Later the red rocks of the canyon were layered with snow-very special.

Robin, Officiant

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

The exquisite vistas and light on the red rocks, fabulous hikes, and a general relaxed vibe.

What do you love about the work you do?

Giving couples a once-in-a-lifetime ceremony that may be shorter than usual, but just as professional, touching, personal and spirit-filled. It’s gratifying to know that I’ve helped a couple create such an important memory.

Our Team

Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Robin
Robin
Officiant
Emily
Emily
Hair and Makeup
Monica
Monica
Photographer
Jenn
Jenn
Officiant
Ken Froessel
Ken Froessel
Officiant
Brandon
Brandon
Photographer
Zach
Zach
Photographer
Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Robin
Robin
Officiant
Emily
Emily
Hair and Makeup
Monica
Monica
Photographer
Jenn
Jenn
Officiant
Ken Froessel
Ken Froessel
Officiant
Brandon
Brandon
Photographer
Zach
Zach
Photographer

How to elope in Sedona

If you’re the type of couple that loves feeling small in a stunning natural landscape then Sedona just might be the elopement destination for you. Sedona is one of the most scenic mountain towns in the country, known for its iconic red rock formations, nearby ponderosa pine forests, and numerous viewpoints that will take your breath away. Located just over two hours from the South Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon, and about 45 minutes from Flagstaff, Sedona is known for its spiritual vortexes and New Age vibe.

Choosing to elope in Sedona offers the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. World-class spas, unique shopping, and art galleries are plentiful in this artsy community, as are epic hiking and mountain biking trails (more than 400 miles worth). The town sits amidst red rock, bright blue sky, and green juniper trees, guaranteeing stunning elopement photos. Sedona is also a close drive to a handful of national monuments and state parks, as well as just under a two hours drive from Phoenix.

What are the best places to elope in Sedona?

For Sedona elopements, we love the Crescent Moon Day Use Area, which sits between Oak Creek and Cathedral Rock. This is one of the most photographed locations in the Southwest and what a lot of people envision when they think of Arizona’s high desert and Sedona specifically. You can choose to elope wherever you want within the day use area. Reservations are required, a maximum of 15 guests are allowed, and no alcohol is permitted. We also love The Chapel at Tlaquepaque, an adobe chapel located in Sedona’s quaint shopping district. It’s our favorite indoor venue in the region and ideal for daytime ceremonies when you want to beat the heat. Completely non-denominational, the Chapel at Tlaquepaque has beautiful stained glass windows and a tranquil, oasis-like feel. The maximum guest count for a small wedding here is typically 40 people, but due to Covid-19 that number is currently 16.

It would be amiss not to add the Grand Canyon National Park to our list! Gorgeous colors of orange, red, and purple combine at this natural world wonder, which changes drastically depending on the time of day and the light. No matter what viewpoint you choose to elope at in the park—options include Pima Point, Grandeur Point, Shoshone Point, Moran Point, or Lipan Point—your photos will capture the vast valleys and mind-blowing scenery. We highly recommend a sunrise or sunset elopement here. Permits for a Grand Canyon elopement are required and can be purchased up to a year in advance (permits typically process in about four weeks). Your small wedding here can include up to 20 guests typically (currently 16 due to Covid-19) and no alcohol is allowed.

Flagstaff is also a charming mountain town, home to Humphrey’s Peak, Arizona’s tallest mountain, Northern Arizona University, and Arizona’s best ski resort, the Arizona Snowbowl. Surrounding Flag, as the locals call it, is great hiking, mountain biking, and fishing, as well as a handful of Native American pueblo sites and cliff dwellings. The Mariposa Meadow, located at the Arizona Nordic Village in Flagstaff, is a great option for a DIY-style small wedding with onsite yurts for overnight stays. For elopements, we also love the Arboretum at Flagstaff, which offers forested backdrops and panoramic mountain views.

Can you get married the same day in Sedona?

Arizona does not have a waiting period, meaning your elopement can take place the same day you get your marriage certificate.

Do I need witnesses to elope in Sedona?

The state of Arizona does require two witnesses. If you’re looking to have a private Sedona elopement with just you and your partner, then you might have to improvise by asking a kind stranger to sign your marriage certificate. While your photographer can always serve as a witness, your officiant can’t legally marry you and serve as a witness.

What’s the best time of year for a Sedona elopement?

We highly recommend eloping during shoulder season in Sedona, which is roughly September through November, as well as March through May. During those months there tends to be less people and more mild temperatures. Because of the high desert environment winters can actually get quite chilly in Sedona, although snow is rare (if you want a snow-filled wedding, plan on eloping at the Grand Canyon or in Flagstaff). Despite Sedona’s higher elevation, summers can still be very hot, with daytime temps reaching upwards of 90-degrees. Thus, many people find daytime summer elopements in Sedona intolerable for more than a couple minutes without shade.

What time of day is best to elope in Sedona?

We recommend eloping during golden hour, or the hours surrounding sunrise and sunset. Our favorite Arizona elopement locations are mostly in the high desert and as such, we advise avoiding midday and afternoon ceremonies when temperatures are at their hottest and the sun can be a photographer’s worst nightmare. If you’re drawn to a more popular elopement location, such as the Crescent Moon Day Use Area, we highly recommend eloping on a weekday when the likelihood of a more intimate ceremony increases. Because it’s so awesome, Sedona is incredibly popular!

How much will a Sedona elopement cost?

Eloping in Sedona can be a great way to save money. Although there are a plethora of high-end spas and resorts in the area, there are also numerous affordable Airbnbs and other lodging options. On average, a vacation to Sedona costs about $930 per person per week. There are also two airports in Phoenix, ensuring flights remain affordable year round. We do recommend renting a car for your Sedona elopement, so you’ll also want to factor in that cost. Our Sedona elopement packages begin at $450 for a basic ceremony, which includes advice on ceremony locations, custom officiation services, and the actually enactment of your ceremony. Prices rise if you want to include photography and flowers. Our top-end package costs $2,525 and even includes an on-site helper who can stream your ceremony, as well as hair and makeup services for one person.

What’s the best way to get to Sedona, Arizona?

Many people choose to drive to Sedona for their elopement or small wedding, flying into one of Phoenix’s two airports and taking in the scenic drive from a rental car. Some hotels and resorts also offer shuttle services. Flagstaff Airport is the closest small commercial airport to Sedona, located roughly 45-minutes drive away via AZ 89A, which passes through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon.

What do I need to legally elope in Sedona?

To get married in Sedona you’ll need a valid ID (a birth certificate, passport, or state-issued ID works), your social security number, and the presence of both parties when picking up your license. An Arizona marriage license costs $83 and no matter what county you get it in, your marriage license can apply to a wedding ceremony that takes place anywhere in Arizona. You will need an officiant to perform the ceremony and sign your marriage license, which can then be mailed to the Clerk of the Superior Court. Note that Sedona Municipal Court does not issue marriage licenses and you have to contact one of the county superior courts to obtain a marriage license. The superior court closest to Sedona is Yavapai County Superior Court located on Highway 260, in Camp Verde, or the Coconino County Superior Court in Flagstaff.

Kiran Herbert

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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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Updated: June 13th, 2021

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