To elope in Utah is simple. First choose a time of the year to get married. Do you want white blankets of untouched snow? Northern Utah is world famous for its ski resorts but in the south are plenty of places that never see snow.
When you think of Utah, what do you think of? beautiful mountains that seem to go on forever, the pioneer spirit? How about the ultimate romanticism of all of the above? Why not elope in Utah and experience it all? Utah could be the best place to elope if you are into adventure and the romance of the “Old West”.
Choose the right spot for your Utah elopement: Romantic places to elope in Utah
Utah Elope to the mountains -- Deer Valley Mountain.
You have five wonderful mountain tops to choose from. For a romantic place for a reception or dinner, I recommend the Goldener Hirsch.
Utah Elope on a farm - - Wadley Historic Farm is an oasis of rural charm centrally located in Utah County at the base of the breathtaking Mount Timpanogos (http://www.wadleyfarms.com). Anmenities include a large magnificent converted barn designed especially for large gatherings and a turn of the century railroad station provides a formal setting for wedding ceremonies. The garden creates an elegant atmosphere with its wrought iron gazebo, beautiful fountains, and an array of unique flowers and shrubs, all on a remote 20 acre farm surrounded by a majestic view of Mount Timpanogos.
Eloping in Utah -- The painted desert of Utah, the home of the Great Salt Lake, is one of the most dramatic and tranquil natural backdrops for a destination wedding.
Elope in Utah elope in a private ceremony under Desert Towers; Looking Glass Rock, The Priest, Ancient Art or Castleton Tower in Moab.
Stay at the Red Cliffs Lodge (ask about elopement wedding packages http://www.redcliffslodge.com). Suits overlook the Colorado River and the Red Rock formations of the Castle Valley area.
Watch from your private patio as the lodge's horses (available for riding) frolic along the river. Breathtaking sunsets and great meals at the lodge restaurant, try the Elk.
Elopement in Utah Zion National Park -- we love the serenity, the red rock canyon walls, the Virgin River cutting through Southern Utah. The park and lively neighboring town, Springdale, provides a myriad of activities for your guests to take advantage of — and the area already had a free public shuttle, so no one would need to drive once they arrived.
Affordable DIY elope in Utah
The Canyon Ranch Motel, 1/2 a mile from the Zion National Park entrance is affordable and the perfect location for enjoying the majestic views of the surrounding areas. You can have the ceremony on the beautiful lawn with old growth trees and the reception at the Springdale’s Community Center just a short walk away.
You can get whole place to ourselves if you guest book the entire motel. They can make it their own Utah vacation -- relax by the quiet pool, enjoy the Jacuzzi, take hikes and walk to heart of Springdale, where you will find a wide variety of restaurants, shops and services. For more info http://www.canyonranchmotel.com
Utah wedding: Elope in a lodge outside of Zion National Park.
Elope in Utah Lodge
Alta's Rustler - is a romantic and memorable setting for mountain weddings whether your event is a small personal gathering or more elaborate affair.The Lodge is a relaxing atmosphere in the mountains where the staff focuses on all the details so you can fully experience your special occasion. Located within 32 miles of the Salt Lake International Airport, the Lodge is easily accessed for your family and friends from out of town. ( For more see http://www.altalodge.com/weddings/)
Utah Wedding and Elopement packages in Utah
All events are customized to the individual needs of each wedding. Below are examples of some packages with tax and service charge included.
$2,000 sample package for 50 guests includes: • bottomless fresh fruit punch • tiered wedding cake with fresh flower decorations • one appetizer
The Lodge is available for a five-hour time period. The use of all public spaces at the Lodge., fresh flowers, color-coordinated on the dining room table and the guest sign-in table. Two changing rooms for your guests/wedding party. Complimentary overnight lodging for the bride and groom. Discounted lodging rates for guests of Utah Wedding party.
Elope in Utah - Park City with Main Street's bustling cafes and quirky boutiques in the shadow of the rugged Wasatch mountain range -- could easily be considered the perfect romantic place to elope. Some of the best venues in Park City are the ones that are the “best kept secrets” though. Park City offers venues from alpine mountain tops to aspen glades by a babbling brook, churches and hot air balloons. The resorts in the area can help you plan what you want or if you want to “do-it-yourself” there are parks and recreational areas that are available so that you can do your own catering from local restaurants and supermarkets.
If you and your beloved are “green”, why not have your Utah elopement at the Swaner EcoCenter? Surrounded by a mountain meadow of wild flowers, this nearly twelve hundred thousand acre park provides a lovely backdrop and provides a home for indigenous birds and animals. Catering for your small Utah Wedding party can be provided by Culinary Crafts, the green gourmet restaurant that is part of the EcoCenter.
If you do like the resort idea, why not check out the Sundance Resort, located in Sundance. The Sundance Resort, part of the Sundance Institute, run by actor Robert Redford, combines the beauties of nature with the luxuries found only in the best resorts. The spa will relax you before you walk down the aisle and the food with delight your palate. All the while you are surrounded by the splendor and majesty of Mount Timpanogos and its valley.
Another resort idea is Solitude Mountain Resort in Brighton. A beautiful alpine village with all the amenities, Solitude Mountain offers its guests something to do year round, from hiking and biking in the summer to incredible skiing in the winter. Accommodations range from condos and townhomes to traditional hotel rooms and there are gourmet eateries, a pizzeria and creamery and the famous Kimi’s Mountainside Bistro.
Elope in Utah Salt Lake
In Salt Lake City there are several venues to be had. Beginning with the McCune Mansion, a Victorian mansion, steeped in regal romanticism. Get married in the gardens or in the mansion itself, in one of the many rooms and have your small bridal party catered to by the mansion’s staff, would be the perfect way to say “I do”.
And since we are talking about mansions, why not look at the Devereaux Mansion? Finished in 1857, this mansion has played host to such luminaries such as presidents U.S. Grant and Rutherford Hayes. Catering is available if you desire it, and there is free consultation available.
Once you have your elope in Utah destination decided on -- find an officiate to perform the Utah Wedding ceremony. Any ordained ministers who are at least 18 years of age, Native American spiritual advisors, the Governor, mayors, justices of the peace, judges or commissioners, county clerks, president of the Senate, speaker of the House of Representatives, retired judges or magistrates, U.S. judges or magistrates may perform your wedding.
There is no waiting period for a Utah marriage license, but licenses do expire after 30 days, so apply only as your wedding elope in Utah day approaches. To get married in Utah, you must be over the age of eighteen and have your ID with you (a driver’s license or military ID will do). You will also need to bring a copy of your divorce papers (if you are divorced or a death certificate if you are widowed).
Elope in Utah and Romantic Honeymoon Ideas
Snowshoe to Supper in Utah The cold, fresh air keeps you alert as you snowshoe along a lighted path through sweet-smelling pines and sparkling powder. Once you arrive at the Mongolian-style canvas-and-wood hut on Utah's Solitude Mountain, warm up inside with a glass of wine while a chef prepares your five-course meal. If that doesn't put you in the mood, trekking back under the moonlight will. Yurt at Solitude Mountain Resort, Utah; 801/536-5709; www.skisolitude.com; dinner for two $160, including snowshoe rental.