Your Valley of Fire Elopement Guide to have a successful wedding day!
A recreation and preservation area that’s covering about 46,000 acres of ADVENTUROUS areas, Valley of Fire State Park is a must to be on your elopement location consideration!
If you are thinking of eloping in Las Vegas, then you’ll want to read this guide for tips on How to Elope in Valley of Fire.
Wait a minute! I know you’re excited to hit the road now and get married but I wish it was that easy. The last thing you’d want are park ranger stopping your wedding for not having a permit.
So you’ll want one of your vendors to contact the park staff to secure a permit for your elopement! They can complete the application for the park permit HERE!
Cost of permit varies, but to give you an idea. The popular permits range from $50-350 for the day based on amount of vehicles or by amount of people ranging from 2 persons – 50 persons wedding. Larger sized weddings will require a different cost of permit.
The times to be aware of if you don’t want to be dripping in sweat in your photographs! June through August is what we call a “heat wave”. You may want to wait for the months of March – May and September – November for those glowing photos (not because of the sweat kind of glow!) for your elopement!
If, you still choose to get married during our “heat wave” months, then consider an early morning/sunrise or sunset elopement.
Decide what kind of scenery or let your photographer choose for you. There’s the bright red rocks and fire sand or you can go for the muted sandstones for a lighter look!
It is important to know that you will have little to no service, so here’s a map to help guide you and your guests to the location.
Another option is to meet at this last gas station, Chevron, where you’ll still have service and can follow each other from there to your wedding location.
While some locations at Valley of Fire won’t require much of a hike, it’s safe to say bringing an extra pair of shoes to walk on the rocks to get to a spot for photographs would be safer. Please save your heels for when you’re on the spot and won’t be moving around or remove the shoes for fun and go barefoot! Shoes with a great grip would be safer to have while at Valley of Fire — last thing you’ll want is going to the hospital on your wedding day!
You made it to the end, I hope this Valley of Fire Elopement Guide helps you to have a successful wedding day!
Bonus! You can find a map below to The Cabins where this elopement at Valley of Fire took place! And if you need help figuring out which ceremony location you might enjoy the most, you can contact me here!