Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is one of the most spectacular regions in the United States. The expansive valley sits as the base of the Grand Teton Mountain Range, which rises over 6,000ft above the valley floor. The granite cliffs that make up this dramatic mountain range offer the perfect backdrop for couples looking to integrate stunning scenery and the outdoors into their elopement.
Grand Teton National Park makes up a small portion of the entire Jackson Hole valley, and elopement locations in the park fill up first. Each ceremony location within Grand Teton has only one daily permit for a wedding, and the park only distributes 60 permits each month. That means wedding permits and ceremony sites often book up months in advance. If you are eloping in Jackson Hole and are flexible on dates, securing a permit for a weekday rather than a weekend is always easier.
Many couples researching the area for an elopement focus on the national park, but the expansiveness of the region offers many additional offerings as well. Here are our favorite places to elope throughout the Jackson Hole valley.
1. The Wedding Tree
Located outside of the national park within the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the Wedding Tree is one of the most popular (and stunning) locations to get married in Jackson Hole. The site is located on the far side of the valley, but provides a gorgeous elevated view with Grand Teton, the tallest mountain in the park, standing center frame between two trees. Multiple couples can get married here each day, even with a new permit system in place. As of 2023, weddings & elopements can be scheduled by Friends of Bridger-Teton and pay a processing fee of $200. Still, $200 for a ceremony location is a great deal! There is a 30-day advanced notice requirement and the maximum reservation slot for weddings is five hours. It is also important to note that the Wedding Tree can not be reserved exclusively, and there may be other visitors and members of the public in the area.
2. Schwabacher Landing
Situated within Grand Teton National Park, Schwabacher Landing is perhaps one of the most scenic and secluded places to elope within the park boundary. The site, which sits along the Snake River, offers a front-row view of the Teton Range. Moose and other local wildlife frequent the area, so be on the lookout! And although it can still get crowded during peak summer months, it’s easy to sneak away after your ceremony to find a quiet spot just the two of your to take in the moment.
3. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Want to add some elevation to your Jackson Hole elopement? Look no further! Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is ideal for couples looking to pack their elopement with epic adventure activities, stunning venue locations, and grand views. Take the Bridger Gondola up to over 9,000ft to say ‘I do’ high above the Teton Valley. Although the Rendezvous Lodge, which is located at the top of the tram, can host weddings with up to a whopping 500 guests, it’s also the perfect location for an intimate elopement ceremony. After you’ve eloped, take off on some picture-perfect Wyoming adventures, from scaling Via Ferrata to hitting the expansive bike trails throughout Jackson Hole.
4. Mormon Row
The barn at Mormon Row is perhaps one of the most famous visuals of Jackson Hole. The national park service manages the area, and there are two locations to choose from for a ceremony: north and south. Both locations have a maximum of 60 ceremonies annually, so be sure to book early. The site can also get fairly busy, with morning and evening times typically less crowded. It is a classic and dreamy ceremony site that is perfect for a couple looking to say ‘I do’ in the heart of the valley.
5. Hotel Terra
If you’re a couple looking to elope in Jackson Hole without planning, stress, or booking accommodation, Hotel Terra’s elopement packages can’t be beaten. Packages include two nights’ accommodation, a wedding officiant, a champagne toast, a couples massage, a three-course plated dinner, wedding planning assistance, and more. Better yet, the package starts at just $3600. If you’d like to include some family and friends in your day, don’t worry! There is an upgraded summit package that includes a reception for up to 10 guests starting at $5600. Hotel Terra is conveniently located right in Teton Village, making it the perfect location for an elopement all year round.