Let’s talk Sedona elopements! One of our favorite places to elope is Sedona, the red rocks, the food, the adventure are just an absolute blast. Let’s breakdown some of the best locations, best Airbnbs, best vendors for a perfect Sedona elopement.
There are so many incredible locations for a Sedona elopement. Whether you want to hike a ton, or just hop out and elope without much of an effort Sedona is the perfect place for a fun elopement. Let’s chat about our top 5 favorite locations for a Sedona Elopement.
Cathedral Rock is a short 1.2 mile out and back, and can be incredibly crowded. It’s definitely a trail best for a weekday, early morning or late afternoon after most folks have headed home for the day.
Being a short out and back, it’s a super easy trail to hop on, have your moment, and hop out with a bit of a walk, and a bit of time to yourselves. Head off to a party, or reception after, or just head back to your AirBnb to eat takeout in the bed or bathtub.
One of the more unique locations (also a super hyped up spot) Devil’s Bridge offers a variety of gorgeous views, and intimate spots to say I do. A four and a half mile out and back, Devil’s Bridge is definitely a bit more of a trek than others. The end of the trail is pretty vertical, and you should be prepared for that.
That said, it’s definitely an epic location for a Sedona elopement. I’d definitely hit the trail for sunrise or sunset on a weekday. The trail does get crowded, and if you ant that intimate moment, heading when no one is around (weekdays) is so critical.
Although Boynton Canyon Trail is a longer, and heavily trafficked trail, there are plenty of places to veer off a little. The 6.1 mile trail is also dog friendly, and an easy hike in comparison to a few others in the area.
Whether you trek all the way in or stop close to the start, you can find plenty of gorgeous locations for photos and a ceremony, or vow readings. The majority of the trail has gorgeous overlooks throughout the Canyon making it a super special trail.
If you’re looking for something really unique and different in Sedona, the Birthing Cave is the spot. A beautiful trail inside the Coconino National Forest, it’s a 2.0 mile out and back.
A heavily trafficked trail best from October to May, head up here at sunrise on a weekday for the best views in Sedona. The trail has so many unique, and beautiful locations with small cave-like spots overlooking the valley of Sedona.
A trail filled with beautiful overlooks, nestled just outside of Sedona, Soldier Pass Trail is an easy out, and back with a variety of overlooks, and basins. Also nestled inside the Coconino National Forest, the protected areas are absolutely stunning.
A 4.7 mile out and back, this trail is also best at sunrise or weekdays as it’s a little more popular. You can tell from the parking lot how packed it’ll be. Given how long it is, and how many areas you can sneak away into, there’s plenty of intimate locations for your elopement or wedding photos.
Looking through AirBnb and all the hotels in the area, there are so many epic accommodations for an elopement. The beauty of Sedona is you can have a bit of an extended stay during your elopement.
If you’re coming by van/camper van you can park in this gorgeous location just outside of town. An open camping space just 20ish minutes from town, this spot is free to camp in. It doesn’t have any amenities but there are plenty just a short drive to town.
If you are looking for something on the easier, budget end, here ya go! This studio is nestled in the Sedona valley, a quick drive to anything you could possibly need. After a long day in the desert, snuggle up in front of the fireplace as it gets nippy.
If you’re looking for something a little more fun, and a beautiful place to stay, here’s this gorgeous AirBnb with a pool. The perfect spot to retreat to after a long day in the desert, order some takeout, and snuggle up after relaxing in the pool.
This beautiful spot is great for a week or more’s stay — complete with a kitchen, living area, and beautiful views. With such great lighting, and so much space, it’s the perfect Sedona AirBnb for getting ready, and indoor photos together.
Sedona is a wedding hotspot, and as a result there are so many different wedding vendors to choose from. Here’s a few of our favorites for a Sedona elopement.
Mountain High Flowers has some gorgeous floral bouquets, and make it easy to snag a bouquet on the fly with a store on the main drag in Sedona. If you’re looking for something a little more upscale, try Sedona Fine Art of Flowers — you will need to order in advance here.
If you’re like me, at the last second you’ll order the menu off GrubHub from a random restaurant. If you’re wanting to prepare a little more, and have a plan, try Tortas De Fuego, or Javelina Cantina. Both offer delicious Mexican options that are absolutely perfect for snuggling up in front of a fireplace with.
If you’re looking for the perfect officiant, both Anthony Flesch and Reverend Ken Froessel are amazing officiants. Both often help folks in their journey to marriage. When getting married in Arizona, you’ll need to get a marriage license from the Court of Clerk’s office. It’s an $83.00 fee, and you must have at least two (18+ year old) witnesses for your wedding.
If you’re ready to start planning your elopement check out these wedding attire options for an elopement.
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