The Fort Collins Elopement Guide

Everything you need to know about eloping in Fort Collins, Colorado

Welcome to Fort Collins, where your dream elopement becomes a reality, and I am your dedicated Fort Collins elopement photographer. With over a decade of calling this city home, I bring a wealth of local expertise to ensure your special day is nothing short of extraordinary.

Fort Collins, nestled in the foothills of Northern Colorado, offers a perfect blend of urban charm and natural beauty, making it an ideal backdrop for an elopement or intimate wedding.

Imagine exchanging vows by the serene Horsetooth Reservoir or along the majestic Cache la Poudre River. With my in-depth knowledge, I will help you curate an elopement experience that seamlessly blends the city’s cultural allure with the awe-inspiring beauty of its outdoor spaces.

Committed to Leave No Trace principles, I prioritize preserving the pristine natural surroundings. As your Fort Collins elopement photographer, I ensure your celebration leaves minimal impact, allowing your love story and the stunning scenery to take center stage.

Navigating the logistics of elopement planning can be overwhelming, but with my experience in the Fort Collins special event and wedding permit process, I handle every detail seamlessly. Your focus remains on the joyous moments, while I capture the essence of your love in this remarkable city.

Fort Collins Elopement Locations

Poudre Canyon

The Poudre Canyon has many beautiful spots along the river where you can say your vows, enjoy a hike or a picnic, and immerse yourself in nature. It’s a short 20 minutes from town and includes locations along the river, in the forest, and with mountain and canyon views.

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Horsetooth Mountain Open Space

Horsetooth Mountain Open Space is located on the western side of Fort Collins and the eastern side of Horsetooth Reservoir. It offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, fishing, paddle boarding, boating, picnicking, and camping. There are several rentable pavilions for larger groups. For groups under 20 people (including vendors) you only need a photography permit which I typically provide for my couples. For larger groups, you’ll need a Special Event Permit in order to get married at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space.

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Lory State Park

Lory State Park is located on the western side of Horsetooth Reservoir. There are three locations within the park that can be rented for weddings: Soldier Canyon (100+ people), Timber (50 people), and Eltuck (40 people). The rental price ranges from $75 – $300 depending on which location you choose and which day of the week you get married.

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City Parks

There are several beautiful city parks in Fort Collins that are perfect for eloping in! If you’re just exchanging vows in the park, there is no permit required. To reserve a location in the park for larger groups, you will need to call the Parks Department at (970) 221-6261.

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