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Eloping In Utah From Out of State? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Utah is Epic

Utah is full of incredible places to explore. From the unique salt flats, to several mountain ranges, and the sprawling red desert landscape you can’t go wrong with visiting this state. Utah is home to the Mighty 5 National Parks so you can come and check those off your bucket list. Utah also has some of the most epic places to stay in beautiful landscapes like Amangiri, Under Canvas, and Alta.

It’s easy to see why so many choose to elope among the red sandstone of Moab, among the canyons of Zion, or among the glacially carved peaks of the Wasatch.

From adventures to logistics, I’ve got you covered in everything you need to have a stress free and fun elopement in Utah.

Where to Elope in Utah

Utah has nearly every landscape you can dream of. Below are a handful of ideas for your adventure.

  • Wasatch Mountains
  • Moab
  • Zion National Park
  • Uinta Mountain Range
  • Goblin Valley State Park
  • Bonneville Salt Flats
  • Escalante

How to Get to Utah

How you choose to get to Utah comes down to driving or flying? Find a quick flight or make a road trip out of your journey to the beehive state!

For Northern Utah Elopements

  • Fly into Salt Lake City Airport + rent a car
  • Plan a roadtrip in your car
  • Rent an RV or camper van

For Southeastern Utah (Moab/Goblin Valley) Elopements

  • Take a daily connecting flight to Moab Regional Airport + rent a car
  • Fly into Grand Junction Airport + rent a car drive 2 hours
  • Fly into Salt Lake City Airport + rent a car and drive ~4 hours
  • Plan a roadtrip in your car
  • Rent an RV or camper van

For Southwestern Utah (Zion, St. George) Elopements

  • Take a connecting flight to St. George Regional Airport + rent a car
  • Fly into Las Vegas Airport + rent a car and drive ~3 hours
  • Fly into Salt Lake City Airport + rent a car and drive ~4.5 hours
  • Plan a roadtrip in your car
  • Rent an RV or camper van

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Getting Your Utah Marriage License

Getting your Utah marriage is a fairly easy process. The license is good for 30 days and you can get your license the same day as your elopement!

To Make Your Marriage Legal:

  • Both you and your partner must be present, have legal ID, and know your socials at the time of application
  • You need to know your full names, your dates and places of birth, your addresses, parents names, and parents places of birth for the application
  • You must pay fees that range from $30-50 that may be cash only
  • Your elopement needs an officiant to be legal
  • Two witnesses must sign your license

See the Full Guide on Getting Your Marriage License

Other Options

You can also opt to get legally married at your local courthouse before or after your elopement. The date on your license does not have to be the day you celebrate your union, but it can make for another day to celebrate!

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Tips for Booking Accommodations

Roadtripping can be a really awesome way to come see Utah.

Be sure to give yourself a day buffer between arriving in Utah and having your elopement.

Utah has prently of rad places to stay. From desert yurts to mountain treehouses, you can be sure to find the type of lodging that is right for you. Book your stay as close to your elopement site as you can. You won’t want to drive several hours to catch the sunrise.

Be sure to rent a 4×4 car if any of your adventures include long dirt roads.

Travelling during the week means lower costs and less crowds!

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