Park City Elopement
Park City, located 30 miles outside of Salt Lake City is known for its renowned skiing but it's also a popular wedding destination in Northern Utah. Eloping in Park City, Utah, can be a wonderful and picturesque experience. Park City is a beautiful mountain town known for its stunning landscapes, outdoor activities, and charming atmosphere. Whether you're a local resident or planning a destination elopement, Park City offers several scenic spots and venues perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony.
Church of Dirt
Please Note: As of Oct 31st 2023 this location is not longer allowing weddings and it's permanently closed. You can still have photos takes here.
If you're dreaming of an outdoor mountain venue with beautiful views that doesn't cost a fortune then stop looking around. Come to Utah to elope at this beautiful and completely free rustic looking location. Church of Dirt is a free small and rustic wedding and elopement location on top of Empire Pass outside of Park City, Utah.
This venue is completely free but you have to keep few things in mind when deciding to get married here:
What You Need to Know to Get Married at Church of Dirt:
- To reserve your day you're allowed to book 2 hours time slot (that's the most that one can book in order to allow others to have their ceremony)
- The venue is completely free
- The last mile of the road leading to Church of Dirt is usually closed late Nov-early June, so for people wanting to elope during those months you should consider hiking the last mile or so
- In order to reserve your date you're supposed to bring a sign with your names, desired date and time and set it up next to the stack of other signs. Just make sure your time slot is not already taken.
- The venue is wheelchair accessible once the snow melts completely(late June), and there is a toilet at the parking lot.
- There are 8 benches to sit on for guests so this venue is perfect for small weddings or elopements.
- Because of how exposed this location is be prepared for windy or stormy conditions early in the summer.
Best time to have your intimate wedding or elopement would be anytime by 11am to avoid the harsh light, or after 5pm. Sunsets can be really beautiful up there but as mentioned before summer thunderstorms are common.
Best Time to Elope at Church of Dirt
As, I mentioned above the road to Church of Dirt coming from Deer Valley is usually closed from mid to late Nov till mid June (depending on the snow coverage that year) so you'd have to be ready to walk up the road for about a mile and half. When the road opens you can park at the parking lot located 20 yards from the actual venue.
- Best time to have your intimate wedding or elopement would be anytime by 11am to avoid the harsh light, or after 5pm. Sunsets can be really beautiful up there but as mentioned before summer thunderstorms are common.
- In terms of the season Summer and Fall would be my choices. In the early summer you get beautiful snow capped mountain views, green sage and dramatic sky. later in the summer the vegetation dries out a little bit but the sky is mostly sunny and days long and warm. Luckily this location doesn't get brutally hot like the Salt Lake City Valley
- Fall is another gorgeous season to elope at Church of Dirt. After your ceremony you can make your way downtime road to Guardsman Pass to a beautiful aspen forest where your photographer can take some beautiful photos among golden aspen trees.
So are you ready to elope at this cute mountain venue near Park City? If you don't live anywhere near but would like to get married here, as a courtesy I will drive to the location and place a sign for you with your date if you book an elopement with me.