Las Vegas Red Rock Elopement Location Options

Red Rock Canyon Elopements

This article is meant to guide you about choosing a location for your Red Rock Canyon wedding elopement.

Most people don’t know the Bureau of Land Management has dictated only specific locations may be used to get married at Red Rock Canyon.  As official permit holders Custom Las Vegas Weddings has chosen to get a permit for three locations the BLM authorizes. 


  • Red Rock Overlook
  • Red Springs Boardwalk
  • Ash Springs

Red Rock Overlook

Red Rock Canyon Desert elopement
This photo was taken at the Overlook location. This is a favorite elopement location to choose for many reasons. It is easy to access because it is located directly off the side of State highway 159 as a dedication overlook. Even though tourists to drive through this area, we have  a permit to perform the ceremony at this location. For couples that want a more private spot, we walk up the path to the top of the hill at the overlook for a panoramic view of the valley and the red rocks in the distance.
Red Rock Overlook elopement photo
This photo was taken of the red rock mountains in the distance and the desert setting.  This is the view from the top of the hill at a more private spot for a ceremony.  It requires a 5 minute walk up a paved pathway to access the hill but it’s worth it.
Red Rock Canyon Elopements
This couple chose to have their elopement at the overlook and combine it with a scenic drive wedding photo tour.  The photo was taken at sunset for a more subdued hues and the dramatic overtones.
Red Rock overlook romance

This photo showcases the path that takes about 5 minutes to walk to the top for a private ceremony and view.  This was taken as sunset. There are benches at the top in two different locations and the area is big enough to accommodate up to 12 people as guests.

Red Springs Boardwalk

elope at red springs boardwalk

This photo showcases the platform and backdrop at Red Springs boardwalk. To elope at this location requires a 8 minute walk on a plasticized boardwalk to get to a meadow.  The backdrop for the wedding is beautiful red rocks and a meadow.  You do hug the mountain at this location and it’s close in to red rocks. It’s a great option for the warmer months at the canyon especially as later at the sunset time frame it’s shaded from the harsh sun. 

red springs mountains

This boardwalk and the backdrop of the mountain at Red Springs is stunning. 

eloping at red rock canyon

Brides love this entrance to the Red Springs boardwalk platform.  It is the perfect aisle to showcase the bride walking in with the special someone to present their hand in marriage.  

red rock canyon elopement ceremony
This is the backdrop showcased from the boardwalk at Red Springs. Couples love the stunning views.

Ash Springs 

Ash Springs Red Rock Wedding

This photo was taken at the Ash Springs location. To elope at this location requires a 10 minute hike in through sandy desert paths. This location does require more time and effort to use.  As you can see, the rock boulders are a stunning backdrop for a ceremony. This is the only location you may use to climb on to large red boulders to get married at Red Rock.   Ash Springs requires at least 1.5 hours of minimum time at this location if you choose this location for the ceremony.

Ash Springs romantic elopement
This photo was taken of a couple who eloped at Ash Springs, showcasing the stunning red and white rock variations.
ash springs eloping at red rock canyon
There are a wide assortment of scenic photo opportunities at Ash Springs.  Some couples fall in love with the valley Ash Springs sits in and the adventure of walking the paths with it’s various small streams and greenery.
Ash Springs ceremony site

There is also an option to hold a quick elopement ceremony at this location at Ash Springs and then go on the scenic drive after the ceremony. If there are no other locations available we can pair Ash Springs with a scenic drive package.  

About Red Rock

Red Rock Canyon has been designated as a National Conservation Area by the Federal Government. It is governed by the Bureau of Land Management and they oversee administering park permits for weddings. The mountain ranges that make up Red Rock Canyon are a part of the Mojave Desert. It’s beautiful mountain peaks and geological features were created by the Keystone Thrust Fault.