Best Place to Elope in Colorado

Colorado Elopement Location:
Brainard Lake Recreation Area

It’s no secret. Elopements are becoming more common in the world of weddings. There’s something special about a smaller gathering. You want intimacy, you want romance, you want beauty. Finding the perfect location for this occasion is probably at the top of your list. If you’re looking for the best place to elope in Colorado, Brainard Lake Recreation Area may be the place for you. 

 




Colorado is one of the most beautiful places in the United States. There are miles of stunning mountain backdrops, perfect for a Colorado elopement. At Brainard Lake Recreation, you’re met with breathtaking views of the Alpine Mountains. You're surrounded by their beautiful dips and peaks and silent wonder. It’s simply the perfect place to start this next chapter of your love story!

The terrain is also easy to maneuver, but it’s important to note that during winter, you may need to do some walking to get to and from the parking lot. If you’d rather not worry about traveling too far, consider planning your elopement during summer months. Either way, with wildlife thriving all around you at Brainard Lake, you may just go on a post-elopement adventure after you say, “I do!”

Guess what's so great about choosing Brainard Lake Recreation Area as your Colorado elopement location? You do not need a permit! You read that right. No permit! It’s one less thing to add to your elopement plans and checklist. 

Keep in mind that if you choose to elope during the summer months, you’ll need to RSVP. This will include a small fee that will reserve your date and time, and a parking spot. Be sure to book those tickets ahead of time so your big day goes off without a hitch. 


If you’re in the Denver area, look no further. Brainard Lake Recreation Area will take you an hour northwest of downtown Denver. And if you’re in Boulder, it’s just a quick 20-minute drive away. This makes Brainard Lake a no-brainer choice for a Colorado elopement location. 
Whether you’re a Colorado native or planning a destination elopement with Colorado in mind, Brainard Lake is a must-see. Being so close to Boulder and Denver means there are tons of activities and places to visit to make your trip out to the area worthwhile. 


No Colorado Elopement Permit Necessary

Give Me Romance, Colorado Style

Boulder Wedding Photographer + Boulder Wedding Planner Duo

Planning your Colorado elopement can be overwhelming. To make things even easier, as a Boulder wedding photographer, I’ve partnered with Emily Gardner. She's a Boulder wedding planner to help you see your dream elopement turn into a reality! We’re both here to help make your day memorable and full of light and love! 

Say “Yes” to Brainard Lake Recreation Area


If you’re interested in a gorgeous Colorado elopement location, Brainard Lake comes highly recommended. You can’t beat the location, plus its availability during both the summer and winter months. And the view seals the deal, right?!

I would love to be there for your big day and help capture all your special moments! Be sure to send me a message so we can coordinate and plan your Colorado elopement!


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