Crested Butte Land Trust

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As Crested Butte wedding photographers we'll guide you through how to get married at Crested Butte Land Trust. Discover the best locations, how much it costs, wedding packages and more. Read below if you're thinking about having a micro wedding at Crested Butte Land Trust.

Why plan a crested butte land trust wedding?


Crested Butte Land Trust offers a few scenic outdoor ceremony locations for couples planning a wedding with up to 100 guests. This is a great option for those planning a wedding with a guest count large who are looking for an outdoor wedding at an untraditional venue.

While there are other beautiful places you can elope in Crested Butte, most locations on public land can only support around 10 people total and aren't suitable for large guest counts. Therefore, Crested Butte Land Trust is a unique option for couples.

How do you Get married at crested butte land trust?


1) Decide which date you'd like to have your wedding on (we recommend a weekday) and which ceremony location you prefer.

2) Then, you can apply to reserve your spot through the Crested Butte Land Trust website. You'll pay $2000 to reserve your date, $500 of which is a refundable security deposit, $1500 of which is a donation to the land trust.

3) Once you reserve your date, you'll then want to book your wedding vendors such as your wedding photographer, videographer, florist, officiant, hair and makeup artist and reception space.

4) Have your Crested Butte Land Trust wedding and have the best day ever!

Crested Butte Land Trust Wedding Venues

There are three different designated ceremony location that are available for your ceremony.

Gunsight Bridge

One of the most scenic ceremony locations within Crested Butte Land Trust, Gunsight Bridge offers stunning views of the Slate River and mountains. This ceremony site is a short walk from the parking lot, over the bridge and onto a grassy meadow. Suitable for weddings with a small guest count.

Not available in the winter

Peanut Lake

Peanut Lake is a ceremony site located just off of the road, close to downtown Crested Butte. This site features a grassy expanse with views of Peanut Lake. It's easily accessible and is suitable for large weddings of up to 100 guests. This is the least private of all three ceremony locations, as it's in view of the road and nearby a popular hiking trail.

not available in the winter

Woods Walk Crested Butte Wedding

woods walk

Woods Walk features Crested Butte Mountain and is one of the most private ceremony locations. It's tucked away through the aspens just a short walk from the parking lot.

This is the only ceremony location available in the winter months, though you and your guests will be required to wear snowshoes or cross country skiis to reach it in the winter.


There are tons of beautiful locations to get married in Crested Butte for couples that are eloping without guests.

View our guide on how to elope in Crested Butte below!

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Hey, we're Savannah & Greg!

Crested Butte Wedding Photographers

We're a husband and wife team specializing in elopement photography and videography in Colorado. We believe eloping is the best way to get married, so much so that we did it ourselves! We know it can feel overwhelming not knowing where to start, which is why we help couples set a date, pick a location, make a timeline, etc!

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Crested Butte Wedding Packages

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Photography & Videography

It might seem counterintuitive to look for a photographer before you have an exact location and date set, but trust us on this one. If you're looking for some help finding the perfect location, an elopement photographer who specializes in the area you're considering will be a huge help to you.

Professional photography and optional videography services from an experienced husband/wife team who've photographed over 150 weddings together. Posing guidance and direction to make you feel and look great in front of the camera, no experience necessary.


Planning Guide

A 50+ page digital planning guide to help you through the whole elopement planning process. Including tips on booking travel and lodging, buying your attire, activity ideas, packing checklists, including family and more.

Custom Location Guide

A list of all the most beautiful locations in the area you choose based on scenery, accessibility, permits and logistics. We do the work so you don't have to!

Timeline Creation

We'll craft a timeline that fits all the locations, activities, and moments you have planned for your day as well as consider ideal lighting and making sure your whole experience is relaxed and stress free.

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