Places to Elope in Montana for Your Dream Wedding in Big Sky Country


The Spanish word for mountain is “montana” and that’s how this scenic state was named. Home to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, this natural and untamed state is the perfect backdrop for your special wedding elopement day.

If you like winter sports, there are 16 ski areas, but there are plenty of fascinating and relaxing activities available to suit any couple.  For something completely different, watch the (in)famous pig races at Bear Creek Downs, or take a bike tour on the Beartooth Highway.  Montana has it all.

Now let’s take a look at some specific elopement packages in Montana:

SW Montana Elopements - Rainbow Ranch Lodge

Rainbow Ranch Lodge SW Montana Elope Weddings - right in the heart of the Rocky Mountains on the banks of the Gallatin River. There is plenty to enjoy in this peaceful setting at any time of year, and with only 21 rooms, it’s an intimate getaway and private sanctuary.

The Elopement Package with officiant starts at $835.  Additional nights can be added if you wish to stay longer than one night.

Let Rainbow Lodge event manager take care of everything while you are served truffles and sparkling wine. Then you’ll have a private ceremony under the arbor or by the river (in case of poor weather, in front of the roaring fireplace is also a romantic setting) with bouquet and boutonniere provided.  Celebrate with wedding cake before indulging in a four-course meal for two at The Restaurant.  Later, you will retire to your Pond-side Luxury Room, with rock fireplace, soaker tub and private deck.

Missoula, MT Elope Packages

Gibson Mansion B&B Elopement Packages in Missoula, MT  - this restored Victorian mansion was originally built in 1903, and has four luxurious guest rooms, as well as a library, parlor and grand entry with fireplace.  In the garden oasis outside, you’ll find flower gardens, bird sanctuary and a gazebo.

The “Just the Two of Us” elopement package is just $600 May through September, and $400 October through April.

Let the staff coordinate your special day with a ceremony in front of the stained glass windows on the grand staircase, in front of the fireplace or in the lovely gardens or gazebo outdoors.  You get an hour of private use in the mansion and gardens to take photos and celebrate, as well as a champagne toast and wedding cake.  Bridal bouquet and boutonniere are included.  A small number of guests can be accommodated for an additional fee.

Add-ons such as wedding officiant, (local minister or Justice of the Peace) guest room, photography, music, and additional time to use the mansion and grounds can also be arranged.

Montana Honeymoon Inn

Lodge at Whitefish Lake - this grand lodge surrounded by mountains looks like a great place to spend your honeymoon in Montana. You can pick from lodge, condo and luxury cabin units, some with extras like jetted spa tubs, private balconies and gas fireplaces. Relaxed or active couples will find exactly what they like here:

  • 2 pools (indoor & lakeside)
  • romantic lakeside hot tub
  • private beach & swim area
  • boat, snowshoe & bicycle rentals
  • full service day spa
  • shuttle to downtown Whitefish and ski resort

Elope Near Yellowstone NP at the Rock Creek Resort

Eloping at the Rock Creek Resort near Yellowstone NP will provide a romantic Beartooth Mountain for your wedding ceremony.  Whether it’s on the patio with the river running alongside, beside the fountain at the pond, in the field or in the chapel, cabin or convention center, there is a perfect location just calling your name.  A wedding coordinator will assist you with all the details for your Big Sky Montana elopement.

Choose from accommodations in the main Beartooth Lodge, cabins, townhomes or condominiums.  Drive about 60 miles along a scenic highway, and you can honeymoon at Yellowstone Park.

More Wedding Elopements in the Northwest:

Wyoming's Best Places to Elope - small wedding packages in Jackson Hole & Cheyenne, WY

Idaho Elopement Locations & Packages - city and secluded wilderness elope packages.

Info on How to Elope in Montana

Apply for a license at the Clerk of the District Court office in any Montana county.  You must complete the application and return it in person (both parties) in front of the Clerk.  If one or both of you are not residents of Montana, you should apply to the Clerk in the county in which the ceremony is to be performed.  You must both be 18 years of age or older and the license cost is $53.  There is no waiting period.

(Please Note: This page on Montana elopements is a guide only. Prices for these wedding packages as well as requirements for marriages in the State of Montana can change. Please consult with suppliers and official agencies before making any purchases or set arrangements.)