Breckenridge is a small Colorado town that packs a big punch. As locals, we have put together this extensive guide about eloping in the mountains of Breckenridge in Summit County, Colorado. Continue reading for our guide of elopement packages in Breckenridge, how much it costs to elope in Colorado and more.
How much does it cost to Elope in Breckenridge, Colorado?
The cost of eloping in Breckenridge is under $2800 for an all-inclusive elopement package including travel and lodging for two. The detailed breakdown of the cost of eloping in Breckenridge is listed below.
- Colorado Marriage License is $30
- Wedding Photography is $800 for 2 Hours of Coverage
- Bridal Hair and Makeup is $200
- Flowers Bouquet and Boutonnière is $345 (Taxes Included!)
- Licensed Officiant to Perform at The Ceremony is $400
- Luxe Picnic or a Private Chef to cook a meal for two is $450
- Lodging for 2 nights is $250 on average
- Flight Tickets for you and your boo would be $300 on average
Our rockstar team at Wedy can help customize your experience if you are inviting friends and family! Stunning photos on breathtaking overlooks, helicopter rides, rock climbing, moonlight hikes, a multi-course dinner in downtown Breckenridge – the choice is yours with our All-Inclusive Colorado Wedding Packages.
Why You Should Elope in Breckenridge, Colorado
1. Eloping in Breckenridge is accessible
Breckenridge is only an hour and half drive from Denver International Airport. If you have dreamed of having a destination mountain elopement, it is the perfect place to host your wedding without the hassle of driving all day. Keystone, Dillon, Silverthorne, and Frisco are some of the scenic mountain towns nearby.
There is no off-season. This could mean anything from a high alpine Loveland Pass elopement or a summer Lake Dillon wedding ceremony.
2. Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Venues in Breckenridge
The town of Breckenridge prides itself in supporting local businesses. With a big community of wedding vendors and wedding venues to choose from, you are eliminating large travel fees from your wedding team by hiring local creatives. You can get everything you need to plan your mountain wedding here. This includes caterers, chair rental companies, DJs. And, amazing photographers to capture those moments.
At Wedy, we are committed to empowering small businesses in Colorado. Our hand-selected vendors are creative business owners building a life on passion and purpose. From your engagement to your wedding day, our vendors are committed to delivering the best possible experience and bring your dream wedding to life!
If you are a wedding vendor, set up your business with Wedy and build your brand in the ultimate wedding marketplace.
3. Colorado Hiking Elopements – those views, tho
Do you want to stand on a mountaintop and profess your love? Do you want to hike to a bright blue alpine lake? Or both?! Breckenridge elopement locations are endless and it is truly an idyllic place to elope. You can explore by Jeep on the 4×4 roads, or enjoy a gourmet dinner at Aurum for your celebration.
If you have dreamed of having your nearest and dearest at your wedding, you can celebrate your wedding in a ski lodge like Copper Mountain. The views are everything here, and eloping in the mountains of Breckenridge, in Summit County, Colorado does not disappoint.
Our local Breckenridge elopement photographers can guide you through some of the most sought-after mountain view wedding ceremony locations. For the more adventurous couples, there is also plenty of room for Colorado hiking elopements, as well as more traditional Breckenridge elopement packages, and everything in between.
4. The Best Colorado Airbnbs for Weddings
Ever dreamed of throwing an Airbnb backyard reception for your micro wedding? Breckenridge has a variety of high-end, fully furnished vacation rental homes that can sleep your entire wedding party under one roof! In 2020, couples have been renting vacation rental home with large backyards for their micro wedding . It gives you a cozy relaxed space for getting ready on your wedding day, and you can chat with your Wedy concierge to include a private chef to cook you dinner or rent a taco truck for your cocktail hour! Check out our recommendations for the best AirBnB’s in Breckenridge below!
5. Breckenridge elopement locations are plenty
Breathtaking elopement locations are available to you only a short drive away. Explore Boreas Pass with amazing views of the aspen trees, go camping on Lake Dillon – located between Silverthorne and Frisco, and spend some time at beloved Sapphire Point. You can’t go wrong in Summit County, Colorado, and these views are highly accessibly year-round.
Where can I elope in Breckenridge?
We have laid out some of the best places to elope in Breckenridge. As locals, we ski at Breckenridge every year and we spend a lot of time scouting local hidden gems for our couples. If you are looking for a private location to host your micro wedding, book a call with one of our lead planners for personalized recommendations.
1. Sapphire Point Overlook
Update: Due to COVID-19, Sapphire Point Overlook is temporarily closed to 2021 weddings.
Elevation: 9,500 feet
Capacity: 35 Guests
Sapphire Point is one of the most popular place to elope in Breckenridge. You truly cannot beat the mountain and lake views here! This site is perfect if you are looking to elope with friends and family – including guests with mobility issues.
There are 22 parking spots which can be used on first-come, first-serve basis. This site is also easy to reserve, as couples can book this location by date and time, although be prepared to share – as there will likely be tourists and hikers near.
Permit Info: Sapphire Point Overlook requires a permit and reservation. The cost of the permit is $110 for 2 hours, plus a $10 reservation fee. Permits for Sapphire Point open up exactly six months in advance at 8:00am Mountain Time. You can find more details here — http://www.dillonrangerdistrict.com/wedding.htm
2. Hoosier Pass Elopement
Capacity: 10 Guests
Hoosier Pass rises to an elevation of 11,541 feet. It’s a high mountain pass between Breckenridge and Fairplay. It is open all year round and it is a common route to access the ski areas in this region: Copper Mountain, Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin.
While Boreas Pass has equally amazing scenic views, it is a busy location. We highly recommend Hoosier Pass as an elopement ceremony location to find and enjoy a private place to seal the deal!
Hoosier Pass is beautiful in fall when the leaves are charging in color. There is a great hike above the tree line at the top of Hoosier Pass. This trail has an elevation gain of 700 feet during the course of the three mile loop, and it overlooks Mt. Lincoln, Alma and the countless peaks stretching out into the distance.
Permit Info: Hoosier Pass is part of White River National Forest. Permits are required to elope here depending on several factors. You can find more details here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver
3. Lake Dillon Weddings
Elevation: 9,066 feet
Capacity: 50 Guests
Located on the beautiful and highly sought-after Lake Dillon, this pavilion provides beautiful views of the best of Breckenridge. With a nearby covered pavilion, this location is great for a micro wedding, and features plenty of picnic tables to enjoy a fun, laid-back reception with your desired guests.
Why You Should Plan Your Micro Wedding Here: Beautiful views, ADA Restroom Facilities, Great Park for the kids to enjoy during cocktail hour, Covered pavilion with picnic tables (seating for 50-65 people) with electric outlets.
Permit Info: Dillon Marina requires a special use permit to host your wedding. The cost of the half-day permit is $400 during prime season (weekends), and $250 for Mon – Thurs reservations. That’s 92% cheaper than a private venue for your ceremony! SOLD.
4. Private Outdoor Venue for your Breckenridge Elopement
(we’re locals, and we love these hidden gems!)
Elevation: 9,600 feet
Capacity: 25 Guests
If you are dreaming to elope in Breckenridge with your nearest and dearest, this beautiful mountain location is available to access completely free of charge, conveniently located a quarter mile down the road from a local golf club. This public space has views all around, although it is important to note that there are no publicly accessible restrooms within the park, and no tents are permitted on the property.
Permit Info: None! It’s first-come, first-serve basis. Your guests can park on the same side of the street and it’s a short 1000 feet walk up to the grassy green terrain and a gorgeous small pond!
5. Loveland Pass Elopement
Capacity: 10 Guests
Colorado Mountain Elopement at Loveland Pass: Perfect for the adventurous couple looking to elope in Colorado summer. Located off of the highest elevated road in the country that is kept open year-round, the best views can be found for couples willing to hike a bit to be fully immersed in the Rocky Mountains surrounding them.
Loveland Pass is a high mountain pass not far from Breckenridge. Right near the top of the pass is a small alpine lake that is very accessible via a short trail. This trail is 0.8 miles round trip with minimal elevation gain of only 68 feet but offers stunning views for your wedding ceremony.
How to Elope at Loveland Pass: You have to contact the National Forest Service for a Special User permit. Reach out to the Clear Creek Ranger Office at 303-567-4382 to find out more about the permit application process.
Best Time to Elope at Loveland Pass: Our team of expert planners suggest Sunrise elopements for high alpine locations. Sunset elopements can get very cold and windy once that sun goes away!
How do I get a marriage license in Breckenridge, Colorado?
- Ceremony: According to Colorado Wedding Laws, Couples can solemnize their own marriage in Colorado. Others who can solemnize a marriage are legally ordained ministers, judges, public officials authorized to perform marriages. Clergy from out-of-state does not have to be registered in Colorado. If you are planning on having a friend or relative to perform at your marriage ceremony, be sure to check out these articles on How to Become an Ordained Minister in Colorado and How to Officiate a Wedding in Colorado.
- Witnesses: Witnesses are not required in the State of Colorado.
- Application: The couple must complete and sign the marriage application form and forward it to the county clerk and recorder within sixty days after the solemnization. Both parties must apply in person. If one of the parties cannot appear in person, he or she must complete an affidavit received from the office with the signature notarized.
Couples can get marriage licenses from the Office of the Clerk & Reorder for Summit County located right in Breckenridge. If you are traveling from out of state, we recommend using an officiant, like our friend Phil Gallagher.
How much is a marriage license in Summit County?
- Marriage License Fee: $30.00
- In-County Residency Requirement
Due to COVID-19, the Office of the Clerk & Recorder is only facilitating Marriage Licenses for Summit County residents. If you are not a full-time Summit County resident, they will not be able to assist you with issuance of a Marriage License . The good news is you can contact another Colorado County or obtain a Marriage License in your home jurisdiction.
- Colorado County Clerk & Recorders
Follow THIS LINK for a complete list of the 64 Colorado County Clerks who issue Colorado Marriage Licenses
- Summit County Residents
If you are a full-time Summit County resident, email email@example.com for details. This will help you apply for a Colorado Marriage License.
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