Garden of the Gods is home to incredible views, warm weather, and good times. The perfect place for an intimate wedding, an elopement picnic, or an engagement photoshoot. From the red rocks to the sunny terrain and mountain views, Garden of the Gods truly lives up to its name. Garden of the Gods Ceremony Site can accomodate 25-50 guests, and is perfect for you and your closest friends to celebrate your special day.
Garden of the Gods is only 5 miles away from Colorado Springs, so if you’d rather opt for an indoor reception after your ceremony – you’re in luck. There are many great Colorado Springs reception wedding venues nearby
There are 6 spots within Garden of the Gods to get married. These spots include: Jaycee Plaza, Sentinel Plaza, Three Graces Plaza, High Point Overlook, Scotsman Picnic Area, and South Spring Canyon Area. Now let’s take a closer look at one of the infamous Garden of the Gods locations: High Point Overlook. Learn about Garden of the Gods’ policies, see elopement packages, a full cost breakdown, and more!
Garden of the Gods Wedding Venue: High Point Overlook
Enter High Point overlook and see the stunning views of Pikes Peak mountain at a romantic Sedona style scenery at the glorious Garden of the Gods.
We recommend getting married at sunrise, to get the best lighting and a more serene and secluded experience. If you’re more of a night-owl than a morning person, you can always opt for a sunset ceremony, followed by an evening of stargazing and a moonlight picnic by the park!
How to Navigate High Point Overlook
There are two routes you can take to access High Point Overlook. The recommended path, is to drive in from the south on Ridge Road, where High Point Overlook is located just to the left past of the Nature & Visitor Centre. The parking lot is a bit harder to access due to the abundance of one-way roads, so it is recommended that you arrive earlier to secure your parking spots.
- There is a slated roof located on site with a structure, and High Point Overlook is the only location that offers a form of roof, though be aware it will not protect you from any intense weather. It can create shadows for photo opportunities however!
- Be aware that the location is primarily a rocky landscape, so dress accordingly or bring an extra pair of footwear if you intend on hiking or walking around for longer periods of time.
- The views of the mountains are by far the most popular and look amazing with a sunrise or sunset view. We recommend getting married in the morning or evening for the perfect golden hour shots. You can also see Central Garden and the 9 biggest rock formations at Garden of the Gods, from the top of High Point Overlook, making it a top-tier viewpoint.
To see all-inclusive wedding and elopement packages at Garden of the Gods, click here! Our wedding planners offer free consultations and cannot wait to help you start planning!
What you need to know for your Garden of the Gods Elopement
Here’s a comprehensive list of what you need to know for your Garden of the Gods elopement. This list is in question-answer format for easy navigation. All about Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs.
Yes, there are 7 parking areas at Garden of the Gods. We recommend arriving early so as to secure a good parking spot. Smaller vehicle pull-offs are also available throughout the park.
The Garden of the Gods daily hours are from 5am-pm. Be aware that the park does not operate on statutory holidays.
No wedding decorations are permitted on site at Garden of the Gods. You are permitted to bring simple chairs for the elderly or any guests with disabilities at your wedding ceremony. Be aware that you are also not permitted to release anything, which means no throwing confetti, no releasing butterflies etc.
No alcohol is permitted at Garden of the Gods.
The maximum capacity at Garden of the Gods is 50 guests. Sentinel Plaza, Three Graces Plaza, and the Scotsman Picnic Area have a maximum guest count of 25. Jaycee Plaza, High Point Overlook, and South Spring Canyon Area have a guest count of 50. Both of these guest count values should include your vendors.
Garden of the Gods Wedding Cost Breakdown
When Brittany and Joval first approached us for their wedding – they were filled with ideas! With all of wedding inspiration on Pinterest, Tik Tok and Instagram, they didn’t know where to begin! Luckily, Wedy came in handy, and quickly assigned our team to get them started. Brittany let us know that while she did want to splurge in some places (the dress, the photographer), she did want to save in others (floral arrangements, cake). Using Brittany and Joval’s budget, we’ve put together a full guide of Garden of the God Wedding venues, vendors, and more, for you to use to plan an affordable Colorado Springs Wedding- for $3800 or less! Check out some of our amazing all inclusive wedding packages below!
Garden of the Gods Wedding Gallery
Food for Thought: Garden of the Gods Elopement Picnic
Looking for a relaxing activity for the morning of your wedding? Cheer your spouse to an intimate romantic picnic as you watch the sunrise at the Garden of the Gods! Enjoy delicious pastries, fresh fruit, and mimosas as you bask in the sunlight at High Point Overlook!
Be aware, that the weather can play a big role in the success of your elopement picnic. It can be windy so make sure to check a few days beforehand, and to come prepared with anything you might need should there be a weather change.
Whether you want a classic charcuterie style picnic, or a Tex-Mex style picnic with extra guac, the Wedy App’s got you covered! Book your picture perfect picnic experience, and check out our all-inclusive Garden of the Gods elopement packages on the Wedy App!
Frequently Asked Questions about Eloping at Garden of the Gods
Yes, weddings are permitted at Garden of the Gods. You can hold a small wedding or elopement with up to 50 people at any of the Garden of God’s wedding venues. There are 6 different areas at the Garden of the Gods wedding site where you can hold your ceremony.
Garden of the Gods is just outside of Colorado Springs, found out about 1 hour away from Denver Colorado, and 5 miles away from downtown Colorado Springs. It is open and accessible all year long, which means you can get married in the Summer, Spring, Fall or Winter! A great, affordable location filled with adventure, no matter the season!
No permits are required to get married or elope at Garden of the Gods, making it one of the most affordable elegant wedding sites in Colorado! There is no cost to get married at Garden of the Gods and there is no special use wedding permit required. All you will need is a marriage license, your wedding party, an officiant, and a whole-lotta-love to throw the perfect ceremony!
The base cost to elope at Garden of the Gods is $4730, though there is no special use wedding. This cost includes the wedding officiant, marriage license, wedding planner, wedding photographer, makeup artist, bouquet and boutonniere, and a custom elopement picnic at the venue! You can find all-inclusive elopement packages
There are 6 total wedding locations at Garden of the Gods. These locations include Jaycee Plaza, Sentinel Plaza, Three Graces Plaza, High Point Overlook, Scotsman Picnic Area, and South Spring Canyon Area. Each of these venues’ capacities ranges from 25-50 people.
Yes, when getting married at Garden of the Gods, there are a few rules you and your wedding party must follow. You cannot bring tables, props, or wedding decorations to the site, only chairs are permitted for your guests. You also may not release anything into the environment, including balloons, birds, butterflies, confetti, etc. Lastly, no alcohol is permitted on-site at any time as it is a public park and alcohol is strictly prohibited.
You can find vendors all over the Colorado area – including Garden of the Gods, all on the Wedy App! Download the Wedy App to browse vendors, venues, and more all in one place, and find your picture-perfect photographer for your Garden of the Gods wedding!
Yes, dogs are welcome at Garden of the Gods. You are welcome to bring your pets to Garden of the Gods, There is also one area of the park where dogs can roam off-leash, which is south of Gateway Road, West of 30th Street, and east of the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.
The Garden of the Gods Wedding Team
Time to shout out the rock star team that helped make Brittany and Joval’s wedding vision a reality! You can find amazing Garden of the Gods wedding vendors and planning resources on the Wedy App!
- Wedding Photography by Spenser Chambers Photography
- Wedding Planners courtesy by Wedy App
- Floral bouquet & boutonniere by The Planning Co.
- Custom Romantic Picnic by Rhodes Events Company
- Makeup Artist by Skin by Brea
- Their wedding was self-solemnized
Garden of the Gods Bridal Inspiration
Garden of the Gods Wedding Planner
With the Wedy App, we can help you find amazing wedding packages and vendors all over Colorado, to plan for your perfect wedding in Garden of the Gods! We have tons of connections all over Colorado, and can even set you up with some wedding planners to make sure the ceremony is extra special! So what are you waiting for? Download the Wedy app today, and start planning!
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