The Wedding Tree: Elopement & Intimate Wedding Venue in Jackson Hole

An intimate summer wedding ceremony at the Wedding Tree in Jackson Hole | Jamye Chrisman photography

Ahhh, the Wedding Tree – one of my absolute favorite Jackson Hole venues for outdoor elopements, intimate ceremonies, and micro weddings in the Tetons. Stunning views of the entire Teton range are framed by two really unique and beautiful trees, and this spot is gorgeous in all seasons.

Here are some answers to FAQs I get about the Wedding Tree, and some general information:

Pros of choosing the Wedding Tree for your elopement or micro wedding:

  1. Spectacular Teton views (weather permitting), and really beautiful backdrops in all directions even when weather hits
  2. This spot is in one of the more secluded areas in the Tetons – you won’t have people hiking past you or lots of traffic noise
  3. It’s a really intimate setting – perfect for any couple who wants to feel connected to the outdoors
  4. The Wedding Tree is only about half an hour from downtown Jackson, and is close to Grand Teton National Park, providing a great blend of Western style, mountains, nature, Wyoming scenery, and all the amenities Jackson Hole has to offer
  5. Permits are only $200
  6. Fields of wildflowers in the summer, golden leaves and valley grasses in the fall, picture-perfect snowy backdrops in the winter, and bright green buds in the spring – all four seasons in Jackson Hole are beautiful!
  7. Have I mentioned the views??

Reasons you may NOT want to choose this venue:

  1. There is limited parking available for up to 6 passenger vehicles. If you’re planning to have a larger ceremony, you’ll need to use a shuttle service
  2. There are no bathroom facilities or amenities on-site at the Wedding Tree.
  3. Sound systems, altars, arbors, arches, platforms, podiums, rugs, tables, and tents are prohibited. If you’re looking for a more decorated wedding ceremony venue, the Wedding Tree isn’t for you! Note: acoustic music is allowed (and is a really beautiful complement to this setting!)
  4. Getting to the site requires a 5-minute walk (or snowshoe in the winter) from the parking area. If you have guests with limited mobility, this is not an incredibly accessible venue
A couple stands in a field of wildflowers in Jackson Hole. Photo by Wyoming wedding photographer Jamye Chrisman

Tips for getting married at the Wedding Tree:

  1. Weather in our area can be unpredictable – be prepared to be flexible, and you’ll definitely want to have a backup plan just in case!
  2. If you’re planning a winter wedding in Jackson Hole, snowshoes are highly recommended – check out my blog post 5 Tips for Winter Weddings in Jackson Hole here!
  3. Be sure to research permit requirements ahead of time. The Bridger-Teton National Forest requires that requests must be received prior to 30 days before the event date.
  4. Many couples choose the Wedding Tree for their private vow ceremony, micro wedding ceremony, or elopement, and host the reception at another venue in the Jackson Hole area. This is a great option if you want a more intimate wedding ceremony and a larger party!

If you’re looking for the perfect spot for an outdoor mountain wedding ceremony, definitely keep the Wedding Tree in Jackson Hole at the top of your list – and please get in touch any time with questions! I love taking photos at the Wedding Tree and look forward to chatting with you.

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