How to Elope at Bonneville Salt Flats?


Salt Flats are located about 120 miles from Salt Lake City and provide very unique scenery not comparing to anything else you have you have seen in Utah...or anywhere else. It's no wonder it's a very popular location both for quick elopements and other photoshoots such us engagements. Salt Flats are are gorgeous and unique pretty much any season but on dry days they glittery white surface looks especially magical and after heavy rain when water covers the surface you can count on mirror refections for those epic photos. Truly a blank canvas for your special day and imagination. So how to elope at the Slat Flats? First you'd need a marriage license, which you can get at clerk's county office in Slat Lake City at least a few days before your big day. Marriage license is only valid for 30 days so keep that it mind when planning your elopement. You'll also need special use permit to have the ceremony there, I can help you get it. To legally get married in Utah you'll need two witnesses and officiant to solemnize you, once you have all that you're good to go.

Although this blog is about 'how to elope in Salt Flats- this location is perfect for any photoshoot; it can be your engagement, anniversary, proposal or just because. Interested in Utah elopement packages? Click here.

Bonnevile salt flats elopement in utah.
Bonnevile salt flats elopement in utah.
Bonnevile salt flats elopement in utah.

Best Time to Elope at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah?


I would say this location is good year round but expect freezing temperatures and snow in a winter. If i had to choose. I'd recommend spring through late fall. You can expect snow in a winter. You also won't be able to drive out in the salt flats if it's covered with snow or anytime after it rains. The surface becomes soft like mud and its not uncommon to get stuck in wet conditions. Summer are very hot in Utah, but the Slat Flats proved pleasant breeze and guarantee stunning sunsets. This unique and easy to get to (no hiking) scenery makes the salt flats a popular spot to elope – early in the morning, if you get there while the sun is coming up over the mountains, you’ll be rewarded with a nearly private ceremony location, and the incredible pink sparkle of the salt reflecting the light. While sunsets aren’t as private, the lighting will still be incredible! I personally love sunsets for any photoshoot. Light leading up to the golden hour is usually harsh, but that often allows for nearly white surface and therefore unique foreground for beautiful pictures with odd looking shapes.

Ready to elope at salt flats?

Let me be your salt flats elopement photographer.

Salt flats elopement in utah.
Bonnevile salt flats elopement in utah.