5 Reasons to Elope in Colorado


The absolute best part about eloping is that there are no rules. There are few vendors needed (except a fabulous photographer, of course), no guests to invite, and no one to impress other than your better half!

If you’re in the early stages of planning an elopement, I encourage you to begin by selecting a location. Whether you already call Colorado “home” or you’re considering it for a destination elopement, the Centennial State is simply the best place to tie the knot. Here are five reasons I feel Colorado should be at the top of your list of locations-

The scenic mountain views are stunning.

This could be one of the best reasons to elope in Colorado! With such spectacular scenery including snow capped mountains, flat grass-covered plains, lakes, rivers, and streams- it is a magical place to elope. In fact, many couples choose Colorado as their destination wedding location for that reason alone.

There’s no officiant necessary.

When you elope in Colorado, you can self-solemnize. You can legally self-unite without a signature or the legal oversight of a third-party, such as an officiant or judge. You can have the ceremony at your convenience and at a location of your choice.

Your fur babies can be your witnesses.

So, I mentioned that you don’t need to have a witness, but if you’re like me, your fur babies are an integral part of your family. Why not bring them along for your special day?! The best part is that they won’t object to your marriage!

There are lots of budget friendly venue options.

By eloping in Colorado, you have the flexibility of planning a high or low budget wedding experience. You might envision tying the knot in a luxury hotel, the top of a mountain peak, or outside a warm and cozy cabin in the woods. Regardless of your choice- a scenic view is a guarantee.

There are plenty of outdoor adventures under your feet.

In addition to the amazing views, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. To start, you could climb your first 14er. Take a dip in one of the hot springs. Take a jeep off-roading. Go skiing, snowboarding, or tubing at one of the many ski resorts. Really – the possibilities for adventure are endless here.

If you’re planning to elope in Colorado…

I’d love to hear from you! If eloping isn’t quite your style and you’d like a few of your family and friends around, check out my blog on Denver Area Venues for Your Intimate Wedding. No matter how you decide to tie the knot…

If you’re searching for a professional photographer to capture all of the intimate moments, I’d love for you to reach out so we can discuss all the amazing details!