Are you thinking about eloping in Zion National Park in southern Utah!? You’re in luck because I created this Ultimate Guide to Eloping in Zion just for you. I have done many elopements in Zion National Park. I feel super lucky to offer Utah wedding photography. There are so many options for eloping in Zion National Park – where, what time of year, what sort of landscape you’re wanting, getting ready options…the list goes on and on. Before we dig into all of that fun stuff, let’s get into the logistics of planning your elopement in Zion National Park.
This is the most important part about getting married besides hiring a Zion National Park photographer of course 😉 It’s very important to follow the guidelines that the park has and to leave no trace as you say ‘I Do’ in one of the most spectacular places in the world.
To get married in the park, the National Parks Service has a specified list of places where you can get married within the park:
Temple of Sinawava – maximum of 35 guests. You will need to take the shuttle to this spot in the summer months (March – December), but you can drive to this location in the off-season.
Menu Falls – maximum of 10 guests.
Zion Lodge Lawn – maximum of 75 guests. You will also need to take the shuttle to this location. This spot is the largest on the list.
Nature Center Lawn – maximum of 50 guests. This location is only available between November – early April. You do not need to take the shuttle to this spot. The parking area can be crowded so keep that in mind when planning your elopement.
South Campground Amphitheater – maximum of 100 guests. This spot is very accessible so it would be a great spot for everyone. There is also built-in bench seating.
Now that you’ve chosen your location, let’s get to the super fun part about eloping – planning! I am such a planner so this is definitely my favorite part 🙂
When do you want to elope? There are 4 distinct seasons in Zion National Park with perks to each.
If you’re wanting the cute (and in my opinion, so worth it) getting ready photos, I recommend taking those at your hotel or airbnb. When looking for a place to book I recommend finding something with outdoor space or a lot of natural light inside to get the best photos!
As well as this guide, I am happy to help guide you further! This is your day and as the expert, I want to help you as much as I can. I hope that this Ultimate Guide to Eloping in Zion helps as you start to plan your amazing day in Zion National Park 🙂