How to Elope in Colorado Springs

how to elope in colorado springs

how to elope in colorado springs

How to Elope in Colorado Springs

Colorado is one of the easiest places to get married in! Since 2020 many couples have been opting out of traditional weddings, and are choosing to elope or have a small, intimate wedding instead.

Here’s how to apply for a marriage license remotely:

*El Paso County is currently offering remote marriage licenses to couples!

  • Complete the online application for a marriage license. Here’s a link!
  • Complete the marriage affidavit. 
  • Once the recording department receives your information, they will contact you for to complete the process and receive payment. 
  • The office will mail the marriage license to you. Currently, you have until August 30, 2020 before it expires. 

Self Solemnizing in Colorado

In Colorado couples can solemnize their own marriage. Basically that means you don’t need a witness and can make your marriage official without an officiant/witnesses. Pretty cool! 

Getting Married at the Courthouse

Ceremonies are performed at The Judicial Building in Colorado Springs by appointment only. 

This website has a list of judicial officials who perform wedding ceremonies. 

You must have your marriage license to book an appointment with an official! 

Getting Your Official Marriage Certificate

The marriage certificate must be completed and returned to the El Paso County Recording Department within 63 days. If you have an officiant, the county and location the marriage took place, the date of the marriage, the officiant’s title and signature, and the bride and groom’s signature must be completed on the form. There are late fees for processing after the 63 day deadline! 

Where to Elope in Colorado Springs?

Colorado Springs has several great locations to have your own private ceremony with great views of the mountains! Here are a few locations that would be perfect for your elopement. 

Eloping at Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods is one of my most popular spots for sessions, and it’s also a popular spot for elopement ceremonies. I know of a few hidden spots that will keep you clear from the crowds of tourists.

Eloping on Gold Camp Road or along Pikes Peak Highway

Along Gold Camp Road and Pikes Peak highway, there are several pull-offs that provide epic mountain views.

Eloping Gold Camp Road

Eloping in Woodland Park

Imagine saying your vows with this mountain view in the background!

We need a photographer! What do you offer?

For small elopements my pricing starts at $900 and goes up to $1,250 for coverage of a small group of people for up to 4 hours. 

What’s included?

  • 2 hours of photography coverage
  • Timeline & Location Planning Assistance
  • 5 Sneak Preview Photos within 48 hours.
  • Online gallery with print release for photos.
  • Full elopement gallery delivered in 6-8 weeks. 

Get in touch to see if I’m free to photograph your Colorado Springs Elopement or small wedding!

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