California and Colorado Elopements

Estes Park Elopements

Estes Park is the gateway to the east end of Rocky Mountain National Park and one of the prettiest places on earth for an elopement wedding. It offers much of what eloping couples are seeking–mountains, lakes, recreational attractions, restaurants, numerous lodging options and easy accessibility from Denver International Airport. It’s a popular year-round destination wedding location.

Sunset elopements in Estes Park provide you with breathtaking photos!

How do you know if an elopement in Estes Park is right for you?

If you’re envisioning an elopement or micro-wedding with less than 30 guests in the gorgeous Rocky Mountains of Colorado, eloping with Blue Sky Elopements in Estes Park might suit you. Estes Park is not a ski town; it has a more laid back vibe than the resort towns in Colorado. It’s rustic, but still offers all the amenities you’ll need for a fabulous stay. It’s a 90-minute drive from the airport in Denver and there are no high mountain passes to drive over. This may be particularly enticing to those of you who want to be married in the snow, but aren’t used to driving in winter conditions.

Estes Park is a haven for those couples who love the outdoors. Opportunities are plentiful for hiking/snowshoeing, fishing, ATV-ing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, Jeep tours, and zip-lining. Take in the local elk herd (they’re everywhere in Estes Park). Don’t forget to leave some time for poking around in town. The shops here are eclectic and filled with all kinds of treasures. Stroll along the Riverwalk, visit a winery, and save some calories for one of the delicious fudge shops on Elkhorn Avenue.

If you do get a hankering for a big city experience during your time in Estes Park, the city of Boulder is a 45-minute drive away.

What we offer for your Estes Park elopement
  • An intimate mountain micro-wedding or elopement in a breathtaking Estes Park outdoor location. We’ll provide you with a list of our pre-screened and scouted private and/or public elopement venues in Estes Park and nearby Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Gorgeous professional photography.
  • Meticulous coordination services. We won’t let any detail–no matter how small–of your Estes Park elopement slip through the cracks.
  • An all-inclusive Estes Park elopement package (including officiating, photography, bridal hair and makeup, wedding flowers (bouquet/boutonniere), and full coordination services).

Our Estes Park elopement photographers will make sure your images reflect your personality.

What you can take off your worry list if you use Blue Sky for your Estes Park elopement
  • Stressing over being the center of attention in front of 200 guests.
  • Getting stuck with uninspired or inexperienced wedding vendors.
  • The stress of planning an Estes Park elopement wedding on your own.
  • The potential of being disappointed with your wedding photos.
  • Having to deal with chaos, drama and stress surrounding your wedding day.
Next Steps

Check out our pricing page to make sure we fit within your budget. If you’d like more information, along with a custom proposal and quote, please contact us and we’ll send that right over.

The legalities of eloping in Estes Park

  • In order to be legally married here you must obtain a marriage license in the state of Colorado. Your Blue Sky Elopements officiant will guide you through this process. In short, the license cost $30 and can be obtained from any Colorado county clerk’s office within the 35 days prior to the wedding. There is no waiting period once you obtain the license; it is good right away. County clerk’s offices are not open on weekends.
  • Colorado does not require witnesses on the marriage license.
  • Colorado allows couples to self-solemnize their marriage, although we don’t always think this is a good idea (especially if you have guests). If this is what you want to do, talk to us and we’ll review the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision.


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What's Included in Our Estes Park Elopement Packages?

Our packages include anything you want that's related to eloping in Estes Park. That can cover a little or a lot! 😊 Our most popular Estes Park elopement packages include the items below (help finding the perfect place to elope in Rocky Mountain National Park, photography, officiating, flowers, bridal hair and makeup services, and we also assist with referrals for restaurants, transportation, childcare, pet-sitting, recreational activities as well as helping you set up unique ceremony environments. Just ask!

Colorado Elopement Photographers

Colorado elopement photography.

Officiating Services

Professional wedding officiants performing ceremonies that reflect your personal love story.


Full-size wedding bouquets & boutonnieres in your choice of flowers and colors.

Hair & Makeup

Our professional stylists will come to you to ensure you look your absolute best.

Location Consulting

A Blue Sky Elopements exclusive! All the support & resources you need to confidently choose a venue.

Wedding Coordination

Your personal coordinator with work with you to oversee all the details of your wedding day.

All wedding packages include full coordination services. You’ll be assigned your own wedding coordinator who will serve as your go to person from start to finish.

Want more info about eloping in Estes Park?

Check out our guides to help you plan your Estes Park elopement

Colorado Winter Elopements

Colorado’s snow-capped Rocky Mountains offer a stunning backdrop for your intimate winter elopement.

Elope in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is the most popular tourist attraction in Colorado. It's no wonder, with it's gorgeous mountains and lakes.

How to Plan an Elopement

The definitive guide to planning an elopement. Professional insider tips you won't find anywhere else.

Mountain Elopements

The definitive guide to eloping in the mountains. Everything you need to know to plan your mountain elopement.

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Why choose Blue Sky for your Estes Park elopement?

We've been offering elopement packages in Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park since 2002. The 2020 Covid pandemic caused couples to rethink their big-wedding fantasies, and the term "micro-wedding" became the new buzzword. Almost overnight, big weddings went out the window, and everyone (both engaged couples and wedding vendors alike) hopped on the small wedding bandwagon.

However, intimate weddings are not simply smaller versions of their big wedding counterparts. Eloping couples have a different set of priorities than "big wedding" couples. They usually don't like being the center of attention. Most of them don't want grand venues like churches and ballrooms, but instead seek places to be married that foster intimacy, and showcase the natural beauty of the area they choose for their destination wedding. They want to partner with wedding professionals that specialize in outdoor, intimate weddings. That's always been our specialty, so we've got that covered.

In addition, most eloping couples travel from outside of Colorado and know nothing about the nuances of getting married in Rocky Mountain National Park. It's not easy to understand the proces for obtaining permits in the park, which sites are the least crowded and offer the best mountain views, or how to find a reception venue that offers an intimate space for a post-ceremony celebration. (There's nothing worse than 20 people being seated in a room designed to accommodate 100! It just feels cavernous!). Planning an elopement or micro- wedding in Estes Park can feel overwhelming when you don't live in Colorado. Not only do we provide in-depth info about the various places to elope in Estes Park, but we are familiar with all the potential pitfalls involved when you can't be physically present in Estes during the planning process. We'll be your local eyes and ears all the way up through the wedding day.

We refer to our hands-on coordination services, our access to secluded venues, and the quality of our wedding professionals as the the three pillars that make us stand out from all the rest.

Contact us and tell us what you're thinking for your Estes Park elopement, or visitour Pricing Page for a general idea of our fees. We can't wait to hear more!

Work only with the Best Professionals

No need to spend hours (days!) looking for quality wedding pros that specialize in intimate weddings. We'll give you access to our network of hand-picked wedding professionals who are passionate about elopement weddings and deliver the highest quality services.

Eliminate Stress

Your personal elopement wedding coordinator will coordinate all the details of your elopement package and serve as your go-to person right up to the day of your wedding. We'll bring your wedding vision to life; all you'll need to do is show up and enjoy.

Secluded Venues

We'll help you find the perfect-for-you place to elope. We've uncovered spectacular, but lesser-known outdoor sites and put together a list of our favorite outdoor elopement venues complete with descriptions, photos, videos and permit requirements. We include this as part of every package.

Free Consultation

We offer a free, no-strings phone consultation with Blue Sky Elopements owner, Maureen Thomson to get a feel for what you're envisioning for your elopement wedding, answer your questions and explain how we can help make your wedding vision a reality.