We may be biased, but we wholeheartedly believe that Montana is the most beautiful state! From the scenic mountainscapes of western Montana to the gorgeous grassy plains of eastern Montana, the Big Sky State is full of picturesque elopement locations fit for any lovebirds. If you are searching for some beautiful Montana inspiration, follow along while we list out some of our favorite elopement locations!
1. Big Sky, Montana
Big Sky, Montana, a small town nestled in the Rocky Mountains of southwest Montana, is known for its beautiful landscapes and many recreational areas! Completely surrounded by the stunning Madison Range, Big Sky is home to a plethora of outdoor opportunities including hiking, biking, skiing, and even whitewater rafting!
Spend your big day adventuring in a location completely engulfed by nature. Find a beautiful spot that speaks to you, and make your moment magical!
2. Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park, while its beauty may speak for itself, is a stunning U.S. National Park located in the northwestern corner of Montana. This enchanting national park is home to over 700 miles of hiking trails and is commonly described as an outdoor playground. Those of you who enjoy hiking, backpacking, cycling, camping, or adventuring will feel right at home in Glacier National Park.
Make your wedding day magical by spending it in one of the most beloved U.S. National Parks! From its many lakes to its remarkable mountainous lookout points, we know you will fall in love with this beautiful location!
Glacier National Park is currently limiting areas that are permitted to get married within the park. Check out Glacier National Park’s Flickr Site to view some photos of available elopement locations! For more information on how to elope in Glacier, check out our blog post How to Get Married in a National Park!
3. Red Lodge, Montana
Located just minutes from the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and the iconic Beartooth Highway, Red Lodge is a beautiful area to elope. With over 700 hundred miles of hiking trails, the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness is perfect for daytime adventuring. Check out one of the many scenic mountain lakes located just miles from Red Lodge, Montana, including East Rosebud Lake, as pictured below.
After spending your day immersed in nature, head down to the historic town of Red Lodge, Montana. This quaint community boasts a broad variety of delicious restaurants, stores & boutiques, and several bars to celebrate your wedding day!
4. Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park, the world’s very first national park, is a spectacular location to host your elopement ceremony! With more than 10,000 hydrothermal features including geysers and hot springs, this park is the perfect environment for any adventurous soul! Spend your big day surrounded by beautiful scenery, in one of the most incredible national parks in the world!
Yellowstone National Park limits areas permitted for elopement ceremonies. To check out a list of available locations, click here! For more information on how to elope in Yellowstone, check out our blog post How to Get Married in a National Park!
5. Paradise Valley, Montana
Located just north of Yellowstone National Park is the highly esteemed Paradise Valley. This distinct valley features views of the beautiful Yellowstone River, and is noted for its world-class fly fishing and wildlife watching! Make your big day magical by surrounding yourself in the serene landscapes of Paradise Valley, we guarantee that this stunning location will make for a memorable elopement ceremony!