Wedding Tree in Jackson Hole In-Depth Overview

The Wedding Tree is one of the most popular spots to get married in Jackson Hole, and for good reason. In this in-depth overview we’ll provide you with everything you need to know to decide if the Wedding Tree is the right spot for you and your partner’s wedding or elopement.

Gorgeous tree-framed Teton ceremony backdrop at the Wedding Tree. Photo by Intimate Adventures Media


The Wedding Tree is in close proximity to Jackson, with only about a 28-30 minute drive to the parking area from town. This makes it possible to get ready in Jackson wherever you’re staying and then drive over for the ceremony. From the parking area, it’s about a 3-5 minute stroll up a trail to the ceremony location. Only 6 vehicles are allowed in the parking area, so if you’re planning to have a large group of guests joining you and your partner it will be best to hire a shuttle service for all of them. Also keep in mind that you need to reserve the Wedding Tree for your day, which we will discuss in the following section.

driving time from jackson to the wedding tree
Driving Time from Jackson to the Wedding Tree parking location
wedding tree directions from the parking area
Trail from parking area to ceremony location


Wedding Tree Cost

Deciding on the Wedding Tree as your wedding/elopement spot is going to feel great on your pockets and your budget. The cost to reserve the spot is only $200, and there are options to reserve the spot for anywhere from 1 hour to 5 hours. Paying so little for the spot is going to save you many thousands of dollars because most of the traditional venues in the Jackson Hole area come at a heavy price point. The low cost of the reservation also opens up more budget to be spent on your vendors, such as your photographer/videographer, hair, makeup, and your dress/suit.

A 30 day notice is required for booking the spot, so if you’re looking to get hitched there last minute make sure you keep that in mind. Here’s a link to the WEBSITE WHERE YOU BOOK THE WEDDING TREE, and there is more information about having your wedding there on their page.

couple admiring each other at the wedding tree in Jackson hole wyoming
Ceremonies are stunning with the surrounding areas covered in wildflowers. Photo by Intimate Adventures Media
Choosing to get married at the Wedding Tree in the winter means snowcapped Tetons. IMAGE SOURCE
The fall colors can be epic in Jackson Hole (a great time to choose for the Wedding Tree). IMAGE SOURCE

Best Time of the Year for the Wedding Tree

As with most wedding and elopement spots in the Jackson Hole area, your best bet for weather and having the ground be clear of snow is Mid-May through Mid-October. While October through May is not the most popular or ideal time to do it, it’s certainly possible and there’s some locations (including the Wedding Tree) where snowshoeing in is possible and could make it a fun and more memorable time (be prepared for frigid temps though!).

Our personal favorite time for the Wedding Tree and anywhere else in the Jackson Hole area is late September through Mid-October. The fall colors in the Jackson Hole area are pretty unreal, and if you time your wedding or elopement day just right with the peak colors (the exact timing varies year by year), you could be in for some epic colors in your photos. The air is also nice and crisp here in the fall and the lighting is absolutely sublime for photo and video.

Pro’s and Con’s of the Wedding Tree


  • An epic framed view of the Tetons
  • Fits into budgets spectacularly
  • Small and intimate ceremony with your closet friends and family or just you and your partner
  • Quick drive from Jackson
  • Makes for beautiful photo and video


  • Only 6 parking spaces, so it can be difficult to have a larger group up there
  • Not super accessible for anyone with a handicap due to having to walk up the trail

The pro’s certainly outweigh the con’s, and the biggest determining factor when deciding whether or not to use the Wedding Tree as your location is if you’re looking to have a small wedding or elopement rather than a big celebration. It’s certainly possible to have a bigger group up there, but it will take some extra planning and likely a shuttle service.


Location28-30 minute drive north of Jackson
HighlightsStunning framed view of the Tetons, Intimate, Lower cost than a venue

Check out more of our in-depth overviews of other Jackson Hole Wedding Locations





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We know that choosing to have a destination wedding or elopement isn't an easy choice, but we want to make it an easy one for you! 

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Hey, We're Lauren And Matt!

Your Jackson Hole wedding Photographers and Videographers

 We love spending time together outside exploring, and when we aren't out exploring, you can find us at home working on our businesses and watching movies.

We are a Jackson Hole Elopement Photo and Video Team that captures epic adventures for couples who crave intimacy and adventure on their wedding day. We strongly believe that your wedding day should be exactly what you want it to be, whether you are eloping in the mountains or having a big celebration with family and friends at a beautiful ranch. We want to help you make that happen!

We have been on plenty of adventures together, and while we love to take a few photos to capture our adventures, we love to just live in the moment. We want to capture your day so you can worry less about documenting your day, and focus more on solely enjoying your wedding day together. 

We are lucky to travel between Jackson, Wyoming and Stanley, Idaho for beautiful mountain weddings, and are excited to expand to different regions too as we begin our journey as van-lifers in 2024! Come adventure with us in the wild west, or let's go on an international mountain adventure together.

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