If you’re eloping to Jackson Hole in 2024, you’ve got so many options for a beautiful wedding! The natural wonders of Jackson Hole transform from month to month, so there’s no end to amazing wedding options. Depending on your color palette, location, and wedding style, there’s something for everyone. Here’s how to plan your Jackson Hole wedding by season.
The famous Jackson Hole mountains are a huge attraction for eloping couples, and they’re especially gorgeous in the winter. Making Jackson Hole wedding photos in the winter months highly coveted. Also for those interested in sticking around to honeymoon, the traditional skiing, snowboarding, and hot-tubbing of Jackson Hole is on full display during the winter months.
The biggest con of a winter wedding is the ice and snow. With bitter weather, consider a venue at a lodge or concert hall in town in lieu of an outdoor elopement. We can always run out into the cold for some stunning bridal portraits, and tour the National Park in a warm car in between pictures. But it may be nice to have your actual wedding indoors.
In the spring, Jackson Hole is a colorful backdrop. And it may just be my favorite season in the park! In May, you’ll find early wildflowers and more green grasses compared to other seasons. It will still be quite cool, but the warmth of the sun is the perfect contrast to the chill in the air.
You’ll also find more success finding seasonal florals in spring! So not only will your florist more than likely have your desired flowers, but you may also be able to find them in a grocery store for a fun DIY bouquet!
Summer Jackson Hole weddings are optimal, especially for my adventurous couples. Temperatures are great for long mountain hikes as you climb up to a higher altitude. So if you’re looking to tie the knot on a mountain peak look towards the summer!
There are also many lakes, forest groves and other gorgeous locations that are more enjoyable during the summer months. Basically the entire park is ready to be seen and enjoyed!
And lastly, who doesn’t love a fall wedding? The oranges, yellows, and reds of autumn are accentuated here in Jackson Hole valley. Beware of fluctuating temperatures though, as autumn in Jackson Hole can feel as hot as the summer months, or seriously cold.
A fun bonus? You might find more wildlife sneaking through your wedding photos, since bears and elk are out preparing for colder winters ahead.
No matter what, there are pros and cons to having a Jackson Hole wedding by season. You’ll want a seasoned professional by your side, and with my experience as a Jackson Hole elopement photographer, I would love to be a part of your event! Reach out!