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The Best Time of Year to Elope in Colorado

Updated: Aug 25, 2022

Specializing in outdoor weddings in Colorado for the last several years means that I’ve learned a thing or two about managing wedding days in a variety of seasons and circumstances… If you’re traveling to Colorado for your wedding, you may not be as hyper-tuned to what to expect during a given month as a local. But lucky for you, I’m here to help guide you in the wedding planning process- which includes selecting a date!

I’ve been asked “When is the best time of year to elope in Colorado” and I’m going to give you my best answer (albeit a little vague, but bear with me). It depends.

If I were to just take a stab in the dark and recommend something off the top of my head, with very little information about you two as a couple or your priorities, I’d tell you Summer. June -September is usually a dream.

That said, Spring, Fall and Winter elopements each have their own pros (and cons) too. I’m not one to offer sweeping generalizations often, but for the purpose of this post, I’ll put my stake in the ground and say, SUMMER season is the best season for elopements in Colorado.

Some of my top reasons for this:

  • When traveling from out of state, there are fewer opportunities for travel delays.

  • The weather is sunny and warm, but still just right at the high altitudes my couples desire.

  • More options for outdoor ceremonies and receptions (to enjoy the sprawling mountain views).

  • Better farm-to-table dining experiences due to seasonal availability.

  • Greater access to higher elevations for epic views.. We’re less likely to have issues accessing waterfalls, mountain peaks and precarious (+ beautiful) perches due to snow

  • Wildflower fields (need I say more?)

You’re likely considering Colorado for your wedding in large part due to your outgoing, adventurous nature and the stunning views. Regardless of the time of year you choose, that will remain! So choosing the season & timing that works for your life and circumstances will always outweigh what the “best time of year” is according to anyone else.

Check out more information about Colorado Elopements here.

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