Weber County (Ogden, Utah and Surrounding Area)
Beus Pond https://goo.gl/maps/hfXiQFrXcVFzeLzZA
This is easy to access, in Ogden, Utah - There is a walking track that runs through the area, so there and be quite a bit of foot traffic, but there are multiple spots that are nice and slightly secluded from the trail to have a small ceremony.
Shady Lane Park https://goo.gl/maps/x2TGeQ6yRPRh8ai18
This is a cute little area. Very nice with a lot of shade and plenty of area for a few people
Old Snowbasin Road https://goo.gl/maps/cNPLPwNAb533ojQ68
Easy access, several great spots to have a small ceremony
Pineview Reservoir - Middle Inlet https://g.page/middle-inlet-day-use?share
No shade, but easy beach access. It gets really busy on the weekends, so I highly suggest a sunrise ceremony if you choose this location (fewer boats in the area)
South Skyline Trail https://goo.gl/maps/Zss7csWjaa4Q8WTz9
I have not been to this location in years, planning to check it out!
Davis County (Layton, Utah and Surrounding Area)
Fernwood Area https://goo.gl/maps/JpuYZszhdbZY2hR1A
Link to Photos >>> https://photos.app.goo.gl/evCx5Mt3aPMUpa3r5
Great Salt Lake Shoreland Preserve https://goo.gl/maps/oy5S61FMzPF3MkEM8
Link to Photos >>> https://photos.app.goo.gl/UkZ8b96fQaP9maUr6
Antelope Island https://goo.gl/maps/kLTQqds6HpfoVeGa6 (This is near, the spot that I love!)
Link to Photos >>> https://photos.app.goo.gl/SkEpyjh6Frps5KM6A
Farmington Pond - Upper Trail https://goo.gl/maps/8AQD9ps9dhQepgKWA
Cache & Box Elder County
Mendon - Trail Head https://goo.gl/maps/Whnn47rcFHytgVWm8
Link to photos >>> https://photos.app.goo.gl/sSZRpYfhEBevcYGM7
Box Elder Campground https://goo.gl/maps/gnvk8BfDVmTo13JV9
Link to Photos >>> https://photos.app.goo.gl/NGrGBFaUT64FCwXc9
Salt Lake City
Joan M. Hurdle Memorial Park - https://goo.gl/maps/nsY7P5FbSBKT1oe5A
Link to Photos >>>> https://photos.app.goo.gl/UKe3E3fwLR6kToz27
I was recently at this location and I love it for a small elopement ceremony! There is ample parking, and the walk to the best ceremony spot is short. There are a couple of areas that would be great.
Big Cottonwood Canyon - Spruces Campground https://goo.gl/maps/XpeTQqTpRoJ99QPn8
Link to Photos >>> https://photos.app.goo.gl/g5RmCMhEcn3gG6Ht9
There are so many more spots in this area that would be perfect for an elopement!
Big Cottonwood Canyon - Silver Lake
I will have photos of this area in a few weeks, It has been almost a year since I was there.
Big Cottonwood Canyon - Storm Mountain Area https://g.page/storm-mountain-picnic-area?share
Little Cottonwood Canyon - Albion Basin Campground https://goo.gl/maps/11X33GEgpt6RS7o56
Link to a video clip from an elopement ceremony that was performed in the campground.
https://youtu.be/0iV5Ib0_RTQ I don’t have any great images of the area, I was there for an elopement last year, we reserved a camping spot and had it there, and it was perfect.
Park City Area
Church of Dirt - https://goo.gl/maps/nsY7P5FbSBKT1oe5A
Link to photos >>> https://photos.app.goo.gl/HTk3u6Rv2qFf2EEn8
This is a fun location, you will need to go to the area, ook to reserve your date and time - additionally, there is an area where you leave a souvenir (rock, stick, anything...) with your names and wedding date!
Rotary Park - https://goo.gl/maps/CwjTeBECNTGPefAH9
No photos - I have not been to a wedding there in a couple of years, but there are plenty of amazing spots to have a ceremony.
Within a few hours of Salt Lake (Epic and Different)
Bonneville Salt Flats https://goo.gl/maps/Z2DXx86JJJdogB5d6
1.5 hours from Salt Lake
NOTE: you need to get a permit to have a ceremony at this location, ask me for the details!
Spiral Jetty https://goo.gl/maps/Z2DXx86JJJdogB5d6
Link to Photos >>> https://photos.app.goo.gl/LtXUzziWLAumsJfZ9
2.25 hours from Salt Lake
This is in a remote area, depending on the time of year, high clearance might be suggested. The pictures speak for themselves. The water level fluctuates, sometimes I have been there that the jetty is partially surrounded by water, others it is not. Still amazing.
The Wedge Overlook - Little Grand Canyon https://goo.gl/maps/1HtLZ2VwLz2FXT1i6
Link to photos >>> https://photos.app.goo.gl/91nUeM6huJx2KFU86
3 hours from Salt Lake
This spot is accessible by any vehicle, it is slightly remote (dirt roads in the final portion of the drive) To access the overlook, there is only a short walk, and there are multiple locations along the canyon rim that makes for an incredible backdrop for a small wedding or elopement.
The Sun Tunnels
Link to Photos >>> https://photos.app.goo.gl/Fg5Pi4qqKkTuC7as8
3 hours from Salt Lake City
This spot is amazing on or near the Summer (and Winter) Solstice. The summer solstice is in June, Winter is December - I don’t really suggest this location in the winter, it could be more difficult to reach depending on the weather. What makes it epic on those dates, is the sun lines up with the tunnels at sunrise and sunset.