Unique Places to Elope in Nevada | Destination Elopement Photographer

Desert elopement couple with plants in the corner of the landscape

If you want to elope in Nevada but the Vegas strip isn’t calling your name, don’t worry! There are so many unique places to elope nearby that make for incredible backdrops. And honestly I prefer getting out of the city and finding those secret locations that get you away from the crowds. Choosing a location that is outside of the city allows you and your partner to celebrate in a more intimate way. So without further ado, here are some of my favorite elopement spots around Nevada that are conveniently located outside of Las Vegas.

Valley of Fire

Valley of Fire is one of my favorite places to photograph couples, and is only about an hour away from the strip. The Valley of Fire is a state park with tons of beautiful locations of red, white, pink, and yellow rocks. The park is made up of 40,000 acres, making it an endless adventure! There is so much to see and explore.

Additionally, if you want to make a weekend out of it, there are several camp grounds in the park. So if you are feeling adventurous you might want to book a stay! Camping can make for some really incredible photos and even extending your shoot into the night can be a great opportunity for stargazing and getting photos among the stars.

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon is conveniently located about 35 minutes from the Las Vegas strip. Which is appealing to many couples who are choosing to elope in Nevada. Red Rock Canyon is located in Nevada’s Mojave Desert which spans over 30 million acres.

Red Rock Canyon features towering sandstone peaks and the Keystone Thrust Fault. You can also find Native American petroglyphs. There are several overlooks and viewpoints along the 13-mile drive. There are also seasonal waterfalls that can be viewed. Slot-like canyons can be found in Red Rock Canyon, making for some pretty epic photos.

Mount Charleston

If you want to escape the heat and the desert sands of Nevada Mt. Charleston is a great option for an elopement if you are wanting more mountain vibes. Mount Charleston is located only about an hour from downtown Vegas. If you are looking for more green you are more likely to find it here too. There are several pine trees scattered about.

There is a ton of camping, mountain peaks, and even wild horses and donkeys. This is definitely a nature lovers paradise.

Couple walking in a field beneath Mt. Charleston

Jean Dry Lake Bed

Jean Dry Lake Bed is about 30 minutes from the strip, and is a wide open sandy desert. It is the PERFECT location for golden hour and getting super creative. I love a blank canvas and a dry lake bed is the best clean slate.

There is so much space to move around in and have fun. This makes for incredible candid photos that have a lot of movement in them. One of the perks of this location is that you can drive your vehicle, ATV, dirt bike, or motorcycle right onto it. If you’re wanting Burning Man vibes for your shoot, this is the location!

Want to chat more about unique places to elope in Nevada?

I would be happy to share additional locations with you. Reach out here to get started.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.