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So you’ve decided to elope, and you’re considering Joshua Tree National Park – that’s dope! This blog has everything you need to know to plan your Joshua Tree Elopement. From the best time of year, to accommodations and places to stay, I’ve got you covered!
That’s me! My name is Emett, I’m 27 years old at the time of writing this, and I’ve been a wedding and elopement photographer for about 4 years. Joshua Tree is one of my favorite places to explore because it really gives you an out-of-this-world experience. Between the trees, rock formations, long sunrises and sunsets – it truly is one of the best places out there for an elopement or small wedding.
To give you an overview of getting married/eloping in Joshua Tree, I’m going to give you a step by step break down of the actual eloping process.
Obviously there’s going to be a lot of other details to cover, but that gives you a general idea of what the process is like!
The best time to elope in Joshua Tree are in early-mid Spring, and mid-late Fall, as the temperatures are very tolerable. In the summer, it’s VERY hot for an all-day affair like getting married, and in the winter – it actually gets pretty cold. It isn’t common, but it has snowed in Joshua Tree before.
According to Joshua Tree NPS website, there are 11 locations to get married within Joshua Tree!
These locations are by far my favorite places to stay near Joshua Tree. The AutoCamp is especially great at hosting groups!
1 Min To Park, Hot Tub, Stars, Private ⨳ The WKNDR
Mesquite Cabin Studio w/ Private Hot Springs Tub
The MoonCatcher Private Dome Tent
Let’s look a quick cost breakdown of eloping in Joshua Tree!
Costs are flexible and vary a lot depending on what you prioritize the most. Personally, I think some of the most important things are the photographer, place you’ll be staying and attire. However, it’s really easy to get creative with wedding attire and make it more budget friendly!
Yep! All weddings within the park require a permit. There’s a $120 fee associated with the permit, and it’s non refundable. You can read more about permits and what not at the National Park Service website, here!