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Sun Valley Elopement Packages

Sun Valley and Stanley are perfect mountain towns for your memorable elopement. Whether you’re seeking a lakeside or open meadow, you can’t beat the ceremony locations for your darling mountain elopement!

Places to elope in Sun Valley
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Bow Bridge

Bow Bridge

Located in the heart of Sun Valley right off the river, Bow Bridge is a lovely area for your intimate...

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Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek

Situated right outside of Sun Valley proper, this darling spot has a backdrop of meadow, mountains and forest, providing for...

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Redfish Lake

Redfish Lake

There are few locations in the world that are as magical as Redfish Lake. Backed by the epic Sawtooth Mountains,...

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Stanley Proper

Stanley Proper

If mountains and meadows are your vibe, Stanley proper couldn’t be more picturesque and perfect. This tiny mountain town is...

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Sun Valley Elopement Packages

Our goal is to make it easy for couples to elope in Idaho and we’ve designed elopement packages that’ll help you do just that!

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
Starting at

$1,299

Oasis

Oasis

  • Everything from the
    BLOOM PACKAGE
  • 2 Hours Total of Photography
    Hair & Makeup for one person
  • Day of Helper
Starting at

$2,350

Add-Ons

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


Flowers

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

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MORE PHOTOGRAPHY

$300/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

$390

Engagement Shoot

Engagement Shoot

$600

Day of Helper

Day of Helper

$415

How to Elope in Sun Valley?

Sun Valley is a historic ski town in central southern Idaho. Rare for being nearly as popular in the warmer summer months as it is during the bustling snowy season, Sun Valley is known for its ski areas at Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain, and, in the summer, its many miles of mountain treks, equestrian trails, and sunny meadows. Like a low-key Aspen, Sun Valley has an authentic charm and panoramic mountain views to spare.

Why should I elope in Sun Valley?

America’s First Destination Ski Resort town is nestled in a surprisingly accessible area of the Northern Rockies. With a lively arts community and some of the best off-slope activities of any resort town in the country, Sun Valley has plenty to offer for the ski-averse. During the summer, the area offers up top-notch fishing and hunting and countless trails around town offering paths up the mountains to appreciate the region’s sweeping views of the peaky Sawtooth Mountains. For snowbirds, the area boasts some of the country’s best cross-country skiing and even the fabled onsite heli-skiing.

What is the best time of year to elope in Sun Valley?

Deciding on the best time of year to elope in Sun Valley will depend on whether or not you’re a fan of the snow. If you are, then you’re in luck, as snow can be expected from the end of October to the beginning of April. During the winter months, days usually hover around freezing while nights regularly dip below zero.

If you’re not a snow bunny, no worries! Sun Valley in the summertime is a dream come true for lovers of the outdoors. Due to the area’s high altitude, summer days tend to be hot and sunny, while nights drop to nearly freezing even in July and August.

What are the best places to elope in Sun Valley?

Just outside of Sun Valley, Eagle Creek is all mountains, meadow, and wildwood. The perfect setting for a wild and scenic outdoor elopement.
Stanley is an uncomplicated and largely untouched mountain town with fewer than 100 residents about two and a half hours northeast of Boise. Along the banks of the Salmon River and at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountains, Stanley is easily one of the most naturally stunning towns in the state, if not the entire United States. Boasting big skies, big mountains, and crystal clear alpine lakes, Stanley is unbeatable for raw natural beauty.
At the base of the Sawtooth Mountains in Custer County, Redfish Lake is an alpine lake tucked into the valleys of the Sawtooth National Forest. A quaint and quiet lake with only a small dock for company, Redfish is comprised almost entirely of snowmelt, so the lake is typically crystal clear and safe for a post-nuptial dip.

How do I get married in Sun Valley?

Marriage licenses are issued by County Recorders in the state of Idaho, no appointment required. You and your partner must appear at a County Recorder’s Office with $30, one valid form of identification for each of you, and your social security numbers. Note that you will be required to read an AIDS information sheet before being granted your marriage license. There is no waiting period for using an Idaho marriage license, so once you have it in hand, you can proceed with your marriage ceremony. Idaho State marriage licenses are only valid for unions performed in-state.

In Idaho, the marriage license fee varies by county. Some counties charge up to $20 more to process these requests on Saturdays, so it is best to plan ahead and visit the County Recorder’s Office on a weekday.

Do I need a witness to get married in Idaho?

You do not need a witness to get married anywhere in the State of Idaho.

Is Sun Valley expensive?

As it is an established resort community, Sun Valley is on the more expensive side, especially if compared with other Idaho destinations. The average price of a weeklong trip to Sun Valley is $2,210 for a solo traveler and $3,969 for a couple. There are a handful of options for accommodations, with hotels starting from about $85 per night and vacation rentals costing a minimum of about $260 to $1,000 per night for an entire home.

Lift tickets here are above average in price, but you won’t have to worry about arranging your own transportation in Sun Valley, as the entire village is walkable and the Mountain Rides Transportation Authority system provides free transport in both Sun Valley and nearby Ketchum.

How much does it cost to elope in Sun Valley?

Our Sun Valley elopement packages range from $450 for our simplest ceremonies to $2,350 for our deluxe Oasis package. If you would like to further personalize any of our offerings, get in touch with your preferences and we can create a customized quote for your special day. Our elopement packages in Sun Valley pair you with a dedicated destination coordinator to help you manage all the logistics of a Sun Valley elopement.

Where do you fly into Sun Valley?

Sun Valley’s closest major airports are in Boise and Salt Lake City, in neighboring Utah. The Boise airport is about two and a half hours west of Sun Valley, while Salt Lake City is about four and a half hours away.

Article written by

Coby Carlson

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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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