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Eloping at Sapphire Point, Colorado

Are you searching for the perfect place to elope in Colorado? You are sure to come across Sapphire Point located in the mountains near Breckenridge, Colorado.

There are many locations in the Rocky Mountains that have jaw dropping mountain views, making Colorado one of the top locations to elope. Sapphire Point is one of the most popular locations and it is my goal to tell you how to prepare for your upcoming elopement!

This bride and groom eloped in the Rocky Mountains in early October. They got ready in an AirBnB in downtown Breckenridge, a short 10 minutes away from Sapphire Point. After saying "I do", they celebrated at a local restaurant with their closest family and friends.

Why Have a Sapphire Point Wedding:

Sapphire Point is an ideal site for guests traveling from out of state. Breckenridge offers multiple options for nearby lodging and accommodations, and it's only a 2 hour drive from the Denver Airport. Sapphire Point is easily accessible and the ceremony location site is a few steps away from the parking lot. The vista views are stunning and you may even catch some fall colors if the timing is right!

Having a Sapphire Point elopement is not only affordable, but its intimate setting allows for the perfect atmosphere to elope. You are destined to have stunning photos with the mountains as your backdrop and natural lighting. Not to mention, you can come back to visit any time of the year and have photos taken to commemorate your elopement location!


Due to its scenic views and easy access, Sapphire Point is a popular public tourist spot. You may not have privacy while you say "I do", but you may also gain some incredible cheerleaders if you are open to that experience! Sapphire Point does not have an outdoor reception area, so plan your post-ceremony festivities off site. Be aware there is parking, but the lot is small so plan to arrive ahead of time. Having a Sapphire Point elopement is very popular, especially from April to October. Be sure to secure your permit as soon as possible.

Advice for the Best Experience:

For more flexibility, consider booking your permit for December-March or consider a mid-week wedding. Wait to send out save the dates until you are certain of your reservation. You can apply for a permit 6 months in advance, so be ready at midnight 6 months out to submit your request. Morning times are ideal to have a Sapphire Point elopement during the summer due to the sun's location to have magical lighting for your photos.

Be Prepared:

This applies to any trip to the Rocky Mountains, but I recommend that couples bundle up with layers and consume lots of water and electrolytes. You want to enjoy your experience and don't want to deal with elevation sickness. Fun fact, you can get twice as drunk at elevation, so know your tolerance! It may be slippery during winter, so wear proper footwear and consider ice cleats. Have a plan B in case of bad weather.

Have fun!

Weather you are eloping, self-solemnizing or celebrating with a big group of loved ones, have fun! Your special day is about your love story and celebrating it how you want to! Eloping can be less stressful, less expensive, more intimate and overall more meaningful. Celebrate your love story how you want to and create the best day possible. Not to mention, your photos will be epic!

Reserving Sapphire Point:

Currently, it is around $120 for a 2 hour reservation. To have a wedding at Sapphire Point you need to reserve your spot with website or call White River National Forest (877-444-6777) to get your permit.

Click here to view more photos from this Sapphire Point elopement

Looking for a wedding photographer for your Colorado elopement? Contact me, Brogan Resch Photography, to schedule your free consultation by clicking here!

Click here to view more photos from this Sapphire Point elopement

Incredible Vendor Team:

Location: Sapphire Point

Reception Dinning: Hearthstone Restaurant


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