Planning a wedding is pretty straight forward. There are loads of blogs and Pinterest tricks for brides. Elopement is the HOT new thing! So here’s the top tips you need to plan your Jackson Hole or Grand Teton Elopement!
The number 1 thing you need to know about having a wedding in a national park is permits! For some reason they make you get a permit, blah, but it’s important so you don’t get arrested on your wedding day. (okay maybe not that intense…but you will get fined!) The permits are around $200. Here’s the website link to get started!
In Wyoming you will need to have a marriage license from the county you are getting married in, which if that’s Jackson Hole then you will need to get it from Teton County Clerk’s office! Here’s a link to their information and all the documents you need! You will need 2 witnesses other than your officiator in attendance! This could be friends or family or even your photographers!
Too cold for an outdoor elopement? Grand Teton National Park has some gorgeous woodsy chapels like Chapel of the Transfiguration and Chapel of the Sacred Heart! If you want to get married or have an after party in Jackson Hole there are a lot of resorts you can consider like AMAGANI and Snow King Resort
Having a ceremony in Grand Teton has limits. If you find a location you love, check with the permit office to make sure you can get a permit there. Some locations I know are approved are Schwabacher’s Landing, Blacktail Overlook Ponds Mormon Row or just outside the park you can find the Wedding Tree!! (you don’t need a permit for this one!)
Usually couples are flying into Jackson Hole for a destination wedding. I would plan your stays as early as possible. Summer time is a highly trafficked time in Wyoming so you don’t want to wait when planning your lodging! Jackson Hole has a variety of gorgeous resorts like Amagani, Snow King, and Jackson Hole Resort! We also have chain hotels that are familiar to most states like Hamton Inn, Marriot, and the Four Seasons. There are a ton of Air BnB options in town and even just outside of town. You can search in Alpine, Wy Alta, Wy, Driggs, ID, and Victor, ID if you want to find more budget friendly places. They are around 30-45 minutes out of town.