Dead Horse Point Wedding | Alyssa + Brendon


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Hi, I’m Megan and your story matters to me. You deserve to break your wedding day from the traditional mold into something that is uniquely you.

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Dead Horse Point Wedding

Wow I am still in awe at how insanely beautiful Alyssa and Brendon’s elopement day was at Dead Horse Point. It was the perfect fall day in Moab for Alyssa and Brendon. Everything from her dress to the amazing sunset, made it an unforgettable wedding that I will always be obsessed with! The weather was a perfect 70 degrees with amazing warmth. Moab Utah is such a stunning location for your elopement or wedding. Below I have all my insider tips as well as photos from Alyssa and Brendon’s sweet day.

How To Get Married At Dead Horse Point

One of the great things about getting married at Dead Horse Point is that there are a few options on where to get married in the park, you aren’t just limited to one spot! It is small enough that it’s not overwhelming, but still has a major view for photos. Linked HERE I have a map of where you can get married in the park and the different view points. My favorite view point for couples to elope or getting married in the park is west bench. This is perfect for saying vows at sunset and getting a massive view!

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Wedding Permit Dead Horse Point

To make sure that you keep things legal you will need a permit to legally get married and be able to take wedding photos in the park. The great thing about getting a permit is that I can help you through the entire process and is is really inexpensive!

For up to 40 people a permit is only $60. For 41 – 80 people a permit is $80. Then for guest list over 81 people it will cost you $100 to get into the park.

Other things to consider is that your permit must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the date that you are wanting to get married. Also, there is a vehicle fee to be consider. It is $20 per vehicle, so just a small cost to let your guest be aware of!

Best Time To Get Married At Dead Horse Point

There are a couple of different factors that help decide when the best time to get marred in the park is. First off the summers can be very hot as well as filled with tourist. While the winters can be mild, they still receive snow and conditions can get windy and cold. I suggest getting married in the fall or spring to avoid the larger crowds and for milder weather. My favorite times for weddings at Dead Horse Point is September through November! In addition you are going to consider if you want to get married at sunrise or sunset.


Sunrise is a great option is you are wanting a more private ceremony and looking to ditch the crowds. Highly recommend this option!


On the other hand the most iconic point in the park is best at sunset. I recommend considering this option if you are okay with a few people watching your ceremony and you taking photos. Alyssa and Brendon’s wedding photos were taken at sunset in the middle of week in November and had very mild crowds!

Nearby Locations For Your Dead Horse Point Wedding

Something great about getting married at Dead Horse Point is that there are so many other amazing locations nearby that makes it perfect for a full day elopement day or wedding. Image from the moment that you open your eyes to the moment that you end the day having the entire day documented from start to finish. There are so many great locations near Dead Horse Point State Park for you to explore and check out. Listed below are some of my favorite locations in the Moab area for you to check out!

Arches National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Moab Utah

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Where To Stay For Your Dead Horse Point Wedding

Something that I love about Moab is how many unique airbnb’s that you can rent! I highly recommend staying at a Airbnb or Vrbo for your wedding! This allows you to have a space for getting ready photos and also a space that you can house guest or share a private meal with your friends or family! One of my favorite locations for a unique stay in Moab is Under Canvas Moab. It’s a glamping experience in the middle of the desert and I highly recommend it even if you just stay for one night! Below I have a list of some Airbnb and Moab hotels for you to check out for your Dead Horse Point Wedding.

Moab Airbnb Options

Dome with River Views
Large Home in Moab
Sage Creek at Moab
3 Bedroom Moab Home

Moab Hotels

Hyatt Place Moab
Hoodoo Moab
Springhill Suites Moab

Vendors For Your Dead Horse Point Wedding

There are vendors in the Moab area that I would recommend for your Dead Horse Point wedding. I have several more but these are my top picks for your wedding or elopement in Moab!

Photographer – Me! I have years of experience taking wedding and elopement photos and I would love to authentically capture your love story.
Videographer- Bailey Reese Visuals
Florist – Ivie Floral Co.
Wedding Planner – Modern Event Co.
Catering – Moab Chef Services

Activities For Your Dead Horse Point Wedding

I always suggest some sort of activity for your elopement or wedding weekend. This could be something that you both enjoy doing or something new that you can experience together on your wedding day. Also, these activities could be something that you do the day before or after your wedding!

Activities can range from going on a hike to taking a 4 x 4 through the desert. These activities can be great for the two of you or you can bring family and friends along for the adventure! Below are some activities that you can do for your Dead Horse Point elopement or wedding!

Hike to Delicate Arch
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Moab Zip Line
Off Road in a Rental Jeep
Explore Canyonlands National Park
Kayak the Colorado River

Dead Horse Point Photography Packages

Whether you are looking to elope at Dead Horse Point or have a wedding in Moab I would love to be your photographer! I really pride myself on doing so much more than just showing up and taking pretty photos. I am there to support you throughout the entire experience. From the moment that we connect I want to make your wedding planning process seamless and stress free! All of my wedding and elopement photography packages include the following:

+ Hourly Coverage Time to Choose from
+ Location Scouting & Suggestions
+ Help with Permits
+ Vendor Recommendations
+ Timeline Building
+ Activity Assistance
+ Online gallery
+ No Additional Travel Fees

So are you ready to get married at Dead Horse Point State Park? Whether you are wanting to get married surrounded by all your people or just the two of you I would love to be apart of your special day. I’m ready for whenever you need me. Feel free to reach out to me to schedule a free consult call to talk about your dream wedding. I cannot wait to authentically tell your love story!

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