Texas Elopement Packages
Texas is a gorgeous location to elope to! Since Texas is not the first destination most couples think of when planning their elopement, it actually makes it one of the most ideal spots to plan your wedding day! But where do you elope in Texas? What spots can you plan your intimate elopement ceremony? We created a comprehensive list of locations, vendors, and tips for you to be aware of when you elope in Texas. From permit questions to location ideas, we got you covered.
Are you recently engaged? Do you want to elope somewhere laidback and beautiful? Then you came to the right place to build your Texas Elopement Package.
Disclaimer: While we don’t offer bundled elopement packages, we do provide you with all of the information and resources you will need to create your perfect elopement package. Our Wandering Weddings members are also amazing vendors to ask questions. These members have plenty of experience curating awesome elopement experiences for couples.
Here are some Texas elopements we have featured:
Texas Elopement Locations
So you’re ready to start planning your elopement in Texas, but you aren’t sure where you should exchange your vows with your husband or wife to be. Check out these locations we recommend in Texas.
Photo by Brit Nicole Photography
Texas Elopement Park Locations
There are some gorgeous and diverse landscapes in Texas. You can find everything from mystic mountain views to serene beaches. We decided to break down some of the best park locations to help you build your Texas elopement package.
1. Palo Duro Canyon State Park
If canyons are your thing, then Palo Duro Canyon State Park is your elopement destination. This state park is the second largest canyon in the country! There are also more than 30 miles to explore through hiking, biking, and walking the trails.
2. Monahans Sandhills State Park
Can you believe there’s a desert in Texas? We were shocked when we first heard too! Monahans Sandhills State Park has over 4,000 acres of sand dunes. The possibilities are endless when you are planning a desert elopement because of the vast open space. You can set up a glamping site with a romantic picnic or even go horseback riding.
3. Garner State Park
This park is nestled in Hill Country area. Garner State Park is a wonderful option to include your closest family and friends in your intimate elopement. This park is well known for its hiking trails and gorgeous views. Camping is a great option during the spring and fall seasons, and we also recommend exploring some epic caves while you’re there!
4. Guadalupe Mountains National Park
The four highest peaks are in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. If you and your honey are both explorers, then this park is probably the most ideal out of all the options. There are mountains, canyons, and dunes to explore. We also love it when couples fully commit and have a backpack theme elopement here.
5. Big Bend National Park
Probably the most popular destination for elopements is Big Bend National Park, and we 100% understand why. The views you will find here are beyond spectacular. This is one of the largest and remote national parks in the U.S. Since this park is so remote, the night sky looks absolutely amazing. You’ll also have no problem finding a ceremony location with mountains, rivers, and canyons to explore.
Photo by Rebekah Paul Photography
Other Texas Elopement Locations
1. Rockport Beach
This beach needs to be on your Texas elopement package list because of how beautiful and secluded it is! This beach is also close to Galveston. Besides the obvious saltwater activities, the views at Rockport Beach are gorgeous for your elopement portraits.
2. McKinney Falls
Mckinney Falls is a wonderful option to consider when deciding where you are going to say your “I do’s” There are plenty of campsites, and the water flowing over limestone ledges makes for a spectacular view.
3. Enchanted Rock
This pink granite mountain is a popular destination for your elopement. The scenery and rock formations here are out of this world. Enchanted Rock also has nearly 11 miles of hiking trails to explore!
Photo by Meme Urbane Photography
Permits and Tips for Texas Elopements
If you are thinking about eloping in Texas, then you need to add permits, a photographer, and an officiant to your list of things to add to your Texas elopement package.
For those who didn’t know, Texas law requires that your officiant is licensed. Another option you can consider is having a priest, ordained minister, or an ordained religious officer with the authority to conduct your ceremony.
Permits are also important because while many public places can be lenient, you need to make sure that local laws don’t require a permit or fee. Working with an experienced elopement planner or photographer can definitely help you double-check these legal requirements. That is why we highly recommend partnering up with one of our members!
Photo by Anna Claire Beasley
Top 5 Things to Remember When Planning an Elopement in Texas
- The most popular season to elope in Texas is Fall.
- Tornados are common Spring and early Summer, with lots of rain!
- It’s warm year-round, except for their hot summers.
- Remember to obtain permits and pay location fees (if applicable).
- Have fun, and enjoy Texas’ diverse landscapes!