Eloping in Moab, Utah
Notes to consider: Most national parks require a wedding permit & shooting permit. It usually isn’t hard to obtain. Try google searching for example ‘arches national park wedding permit’ and shooting them an email! Usually it’s just a quick form and a fee to pay in order to elope or have an intimate wedding in these places. Don’t let it intimidate you or stop you from getting hitched in these beautiful public spaces! It is easier than it seems. Some parks have certain rules as to where you can actually ‘hold a ceremony’ – and they should tell you! Arches National Park is one of the most popular in Utah – and for good reason! The locations are absolutely breathtaking and will leave you feeling completely at-awe.
Arches National Park
Here are the 9 pre-approved locations where you can hold a ceremony in Arches National Park. (Please note, these are subject to change- and may not be limited to- as I don’t make these rules!)
- Delicate Arch & Delicate Arch Viewpoint:
- La Sal Mountains viewpoint
- The Windows Section
- Sand Dune Arch
- Pine Tree Arch
- Park Avenue
- Landscape Arch
- Devils Garden Campground Area
Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park is absolutely stunning! Really. These red canyon cliffs are one of Utah’s best treasures. These locations are perfect for someone who wants to elope in red rock country, but also wants to make it easily accessible and able to right up drive to. Most of these locations require minimum hiking! Here are a few locations to look into – and I believe these are also the pre-approved locations you can hold a ceremony!
- Grand View Point
- Green River Overlook
- Mesa Arch
Other Locations Around Moab To Consider
- Corona Arch
- Under Canvas Moab
- Dead Horse Point State Park – I want to give Dead Horse Point State Park point a special shout out! This state park is located right outside Canyonlands National Park, and is honestly incredible. It is closer to Moab and a lot smaller than its neighboring national park, but the views are just as worth wild! Below is a picture of me really enjoying the views at Dead Horse Point State Park! Moab brewery in town also offers a great beer in it’s namesake, and it is one of my favorite Amber Ales!
Here is an elopement video of Canyonlands National Park for reference. Ayrowyn and Brian rented an airbnb in Moab, then held a small ceremony and toasting ritual in the national park with their closest friends and family. They hired a musician and a great wedding planner to set up the florals. The black arch you see in the video however belongs to Terra Ong and I – and if you’re interested in adding it to any package, let me know!