Earthy Elopement Adventure, Featuring The Red Earth Venue in UT

Earthy Elopement Adventure, Featuring The Red Earth Venue in UT

Looking for a fun elopement venue near Dead Horse Point? The Red Earth Venue is perfect for free-spirited couples! You’ll have an intimate setting for your small wedding before adventuring off in Moab together. We also love the epic views of the red rocks and canyons you get in the distance. If you’re looking for unique ways to style your elopement, then this styled session is the inspiration you’ve been looking for.

Ready to start planning your elopement somewhere in Utah? Explore our featured elopement vendors to start planning your wedding adventure together.

A Wedding Day to Remember at The Red Earth Venue

Photography by Josie V Photography

So why would you want to plan your wedding day at a venue versus just planning your adventure in the park itself? The two top reasons couples decide to opt for a venue are to have more privacy or have a ceremony and reception with family and friends.

Most ceremony spots within the park are only suitable for ceremonies, so you can’t really have a whole setup and catering. The parks are also 100% public, so you may get the occasional hiker or two nearby watching in awe and excitement.

The Read Earth Venue is a great option to consider for total privacy. Red Earth is like renting your own private national park. It’s surrounded by red rock cliffs, native desert vegetation, and epic views. This venue is located on 17 acres and is 10 minutes from Moab and close to Arches, Canyonlands, Deadhorse Point, and other areas to explore. The best part? The venue’s rental fee starts at about $2,200 during the week and it’s all yours until midnight!

“Consider doing a weekday! Dead Horse Point gets very crowded, especially at sunset, so if you’d like more privacy consider doing a weekday, or getting up for sunrise at Dead Horse. The second location, Red Earth Venue, does need to be booked in advance, and if you do plan on hosting a dinner, you will need to bring in rentals and catering. Spring and Fall are peak seasons in Moab because the temperatures are the mildest during those seasons.” [Josie, the photographer]

Permit Information to Keep in Mind During Your Elopement

  • You do need a permit if you are photographing at Dead Horse Point.
  • Your photographer will need to have liability insurance.
  • There is also an entrance fee to the state park, $20 per car.
  • At Red Earth there are restrictions on where you can go around the wedding site, you will need to check in with the venue.

Check out our Utah elopement packages for more information on permits and places to elope.

Details From This Earthy Elopement at Red Earth

If you team up with the right elopement vendors, you’ll be able to create the elopement of your dreams without the stress. Experienced vendors are also a great resource to make sure you’re practicing LNT (leave no trace) principles during your adventure.

Here are some of the details from this styled session to inspire you:

“I love that the florals reflect the different colors in the earth around Moab. The mix of florals with air plants, and cacti create a lush tablescape and bouquet that bring out more of the natural beauty of the surroundings. I also loved the floral earrings which are a great way to tie in even more natural elements into your bridal look. The Leanne Marshall dress has the perfect amount of flow to catch the wind, creating even more romantic elements in the photos.” [Josie, the photographer]

Other Tips During Your Utah Wedding

Josie’s top tip is to hire an experienced wedding vendor to make sure you have a fun and stress-free elopement experience. She also shares two things for couples to consider when planning their adventure in Utah:

  • Plan on the red earth dusting onto your wedding clothes, this red tone can create an ombre look on a dress that looks incredible. Relax into this aspect and embrace the dirt! Also, consider getting a wedding dress that will keep you cool, and move with the wind that sweeps through the desert.
  • Think about what alternative elements you can incorporate into your bouquet. How can you reflect the beauty of the desert?

Are you ready to plan your elopement near Moab? Let’s get started!


Photography | Josie V Photography
Florals | Little Shop of Floral

Planner | Kira Weddings

Cake | Flourish Bakery

Venue | Red Earth Venue
Place settings | Event Rents
Table | Moab Event Services
Dress | Leanne Marshall
Hat | Wild Sage Calligraphy

Couple | Patty Daley + Jake Siem

Photos From This The Red Earth Venue Styled Elopement

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