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Grand Teton Elopement Packages

If you’re looking for a Grand Teton elopement experience that leaves you glowing and overwhelmed with love then you’re in the right place. My name is Autumn Marie and I promise you no one is as passionate about this place as me! First, let me tell you a little bit about my history with Grand Teton National Park because it literally changed my life. When I was just 18 years old I went through a lot of family and personal challenges that set my life course for a loop. I was in a dark place in my life and my college plans went out the door along with my career dreams. I had a friend that told me about a small cabin resort that resided on the lake shores of Jackson lake called Signal Mountain Lodge.

So I sold all my belongings and loaded up my car and set out to work a summer job in the Grand Teton National Park. I was so unsure of what I was doing and cried the whole 23-hour drive to the Teton’s until I turned the corner and saw the mountains in all their glory. I was so emotionally moved that I had to pull over and breathe in that mountain air and just cry happy tears. At that moment I knew I was exactly where I was supposed to be in my life. Over that summer I made friends from around the world and learned so much about the park that visitors just don’t get to experience. All of those secret spots and insider knowledge are my recipe for carefully crafting each of my Grand Teton Elopement Packages. Below you will find all the info you need to get started with your planning or better yet reach out to me and let me take the stress away and plan everything for you!

Bride and groom hiking on trail during a full moon in Grand Teton national park.

Bride and groom hiking through the forest with deer behind them in the woods.

How do you elope in Grand Teton National Park?

First thing first, you will need to get a special use permit from the National Park Service office. Here is the breakdown of how to do that step by step!

Keep in mind that special use permits are on a first-come-first-serve basis, so be sure to apply as soon as possible. I would do this a year to 6 months in advance at the latest!

  1. Fill out this application.
  2. On the application, be sure to note if you are applying for either Reserved Site-Specific Ceremony Permits or Small Dispersed Ceremony Permits
  3. Under the “List of Equipment” section, be sure to enter your photographer/planner’s contact information (i.e., name, email, website, and phone number). If you haven’t hired me yet (hint, hint), email this information to grte_visitor_services@nps.gov once we have secured our date together!
  4. Email the completed application to grte_visitor_services@nps.gov no less than 30 days prior to the event.
  5. Pay the $200 application fee electronically by visiting www.pay.gov.
  6. Once your application has been reviewed and payment confirmed, you will be emailed a preliminary permit within 7-10 days.
  7. You will then have seven days to review, sign, and return the draft permit back to the email.
  8. The final permit will then be emailed back. You must have a printed copy of the fully executed permit on-site during the event.

To get more information and see all the official rules and regulations check out the permit page here.

Bride and groom holding mirror together in a field with the mountains behind them.

Where can I get married in Teton National Park?

While there are endless photo opportunities in and around the park for your Jackson Hole wedding day you will need to consider a few things. If you are planning on having a ceremony with more than 12 people Grand Teton National Park does NOT allow weddings or elopements to take place at any location outside of the six designated ceremony sites (this includes your photographer, officiants, etc.). This doesn’t mean we can’t go running around the park after your ceremony and take photos in all the pretty places!

If you have less than 12 people, you can elope almost anywhere in the Grand Teton National park aside from off-limits areas.

How to Get a Marriage License in Wyoming?

Don’t forget to make sure that you schedule a time to get your marriage license before your ceremony from the county clerk’s office in Jackson Hole, WY. Both partners must be there to retrieve the license and do not require you to be a resident. The license is $30, and you will need at least two witnesses to sign your officiant cannot be one of your witnesses. You must return the license to the country clerk’s office within a year of getting married.

 

 

Bride and groom in a golden field with the Grand Teton Mountains behind them.

Best elopement locations in Grand Teton National Park

 

 If you have more than 12 people, you’re limited to the six ceremony sites listed below.

  1. Snake River Overlook
  2. Mormon Row 
  3. Schwabacher Landing
  4. Colter Bay Swim Beach
  5. Mountain View Turnout
  6. Glacier View Turnout

If you have less than 12 people and would like to experience one of my custom Grand Teton elopement packages here are a few of my favorite ceremony spots:

  1. Table Mountain
  2. The Wedding Tree
  3. Taggart Lake
  4. Signal Mountain lodge south landing trail
  5. Curtis Canyon
  6. Top of the Tram- Rendezvous Mountain
  7. Oxbow Bend
  8. Teton Park Road

Bride and Groom walking across a log in a lake with the Grand Teton mountains behind them.

Can I Elope Anywhere in Grand Teton?

The Grand Teton park service prohibits wedding ceremonies at these locations:

  • Reserved Site-Specific Ceremony locations

  • The paved trails within and surrounding the Jenny Lake visitor plaza at South Jenny Lake

  • Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point

  • String Lake and Jenny Lake overlook the one-way road from May 15 to October 15

  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve

  • Concessioner land assignments (exception for weddings sold/catered by Concessioners in assigned facilities in accordance with their contract)

  • Park partner facilities (e.g., Murie Ranch, Teton Science School)

  • Within proximity of places where weddings are being managed by a chapel or concessioner (e.g., the Chapel of the Transfiguration)

  • Park cemeteries

  • If a location is behind a gated road, the permittee may have walking access but not vehicle access.

Bride and groom eloping in Grand Teton National park at sunrise.

 

Grand Teton National Park Elopement Packages

Autumn Marie is a wedding and elopement photographer based in the USA. She provides services for weddings and elopement planning across the U.S. and worldwide. Josh and Autumn are a photo and officiant couple that is a Jackson Hole elopement team. Her style is a film-style photographer that captures earthy, romantic, playful photos mixed in with some creative editorial flare. For info on pricing contact me for rates and details! 

 

Grand Teton National Park Elopement Pricing

  • You get your choice of a half-day, full-day, or two-day elopement package anywhere in Wyoming
  • A personalized elopement planning experience with unlimited assistance
  • Elopement location scouting
  • Vendor, lodging, and activity recommendations (you get a downloadable PDF guide!)
  • Assistance and information to help you with permits, licenses, etc.
  • elopement planning guide checklist to stay organized and help you budget
  • Personalized officiant services
  • Online gallery with full-resolution images and printing rights
  • 24-72 hour sneak peeks to share with the world
  • Travel fees are all included in my pricing
  • Starting at $6,700

Click here to have me photograph your elopement or intimate wedding.

Bride and groom hiking on trail with a full moon over the mountains.

bride and groom hiking into dark forrest in national park.

bride and groom snuggling during sunrise.

Bride and groom hiking towards mountains with a full moon behind them.

Bride and groom kissing in woods during sunrise in national park forest.

Grand teton elopement package that includes bride and groom hiking.

Grand Teton elopement ceremony at sunrise in National Park.

wedding ceremony at sunrise in national park wedding location.

Bride and groom kissing on rock by lake in the mountains.

groom crying at wedding ceremony.

marriage ceremony with the mountains in the background.

Bride and groom looking at sunrise over lake with the mountains in the background.

Bride and groom kissing on rock by lake in the mountains.

Bride and groom during Grand Teton elopement package day.

Bride and groom kissing in front of lake and mountains.

Bride and groom hiking in front of lake and mountains.

weddings cheers with custom cups for bride and groom.

bride and groom with grand teton mountain range behind them.

Bride and groom running through golden fields with mountains behind them.

bride and groom reading vows in golden field with mountains behind them.

bride and groom reading vows.

bride and groom reading vows in golden field with mountains behind them.

bride and groom with the Grand Teton mountains behind them.

Bride walking through golden fields in national park wedding.

Bride walking through golden fields in national park wedding.

 

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