Sedona Wedding Packages / Prices and FAQ
Wedding Officiants, ministers and photographers for your sedona wedding
Basic Officiating Package at Easy-Access Red Rock Locations– $295
The most affordable of the Sedona Wedding packages! This package includes the ceremony of your choice performed by an ordained, non-denominational minister at a spectacular red rock location for a group of up to 12 people. After you book us to officiate your wedding, you’ll have a choice of two Sedona wedding ceremony spots that are accessible and have easy parking–the Loop Trail, or Wedding Tree Knoll. No permits are needed for most elopements in the Forest Service.
Last-minute weddings are okay! We will send a choice of ceremonies that you may customize — you just bring your wedding license and rings! This is the package to choose if you don’t need photography, and have two witnesses over 18.
Basic Officiating Package with 2 Witnesses– $375
For a true elopement of just the two of you, we’ll bring the two witnesses required by AZ law. The wedding ceremony of your choice will be performed by an ordained, non-denominational minister at one of our easy-access red rock locations (mentioned above). This total includes the $40 per witness charge in addition to the Basic Officiating fee. If you choose one of the harder-to-reach locations, add $100.
Harder-to-Reach Locations or Locations that require a Reservation– $395 Officiating Fee:
Bell Rock, Red Rock Crossing, Slick Rock, Cathedral Rock Trail, Yavapai Vista and Airport Vortex either have parking issues, crowding issues or require hiking or reservations. For some of these locations, we recommend renting a shuttle if your group is bigger than can get into one car. Some of these locations are only available for good walkers; if you have elderly or infirm guests, choose an easy-access site. Add two witnesses for an extra $40 each, or add a photography package and the photographer acts as a witness for no extra charge.
Officiating and Photo Packages:
Budget Officiating Plus Unedited Photos Package –$490 (30 Minutes) or $590 (1 Hr): On a budget and only need a few photos? This Sedona Elopement Weddings package offers officiating plus unedited, professional photographs captured by a professional photographer for 30 Minutes. (Easy-access location officiating fee of $295 and 1/2 Hour Unedited Photos fee of $195.) Perfect for a simple elopement of just the two of you. Photos of the ceremony and license-signing; this package does not include much time for the romantic posed after-shots. Only available at the easy-access locations of Wedding Tree Knoll and Loop Trail. (For Red Rock Crossing, add $100, and we recommend the longer photo package.) If you choose a location that has a walk to get to the ceremony site (Bell Rock, Slick Rock, Cathedral Rock Trail, Airport Vortex or Yavapai Vista), or if you have guests, the 1 Hour Unedited Photos package is a better option for $690.
The Unedited Photos are given to you on the SD card straight from the camera. A release form accompanies all of our photo packages so you may make as many copies or prints as you like.
Sedona Elopement Weddings Officiating & Edited Photos Package — $690 or $790
For a group of 2 — 12 people: Includes the ceremony of your choice officiated at an easy-access spectacular red rock vista plus professional Edited Photography for 1 Hour. ($295 officiating fee plus $395 Photo Package.) The best 50 photos are edited and uploaded to your own online web gallery that you can share and make high-resolution prints from. For additional photography time, add $100 per 1/2 hour (will include editing). For Red Rock Crossing or the harder-to-reach locations, we recommend the 1.5 Photography Package for $495 in order to get to all the spectacular photo locations (65 edited images delivered). If a second witness is needed, add $40. Photographer acts as first witness at no extra charge.
Photo Package Samples:
For a group of 15+, we recommend the 2 Hour Photo Package $595
Spiritual Sedona Wedding Package — $1085 Includes a choice of Metaphysical Ceremonies officiated by a local ordained Sedona minister, a Sound healer working with a didgeridoo and crystal bowls, and an hour of edited photography.
Sedona Elopement Weddings Photos & Video Package — $1380 Includes the ceremony of your choice officiated at a spectacular red rock vista, professional photography for 1.5 hours with edited photos uploaded your own wedding gallery online, and professional video of the ceremony and romantic after-shots edited into a Highlight video to music of your choice. The photographer and videographer double as witnesses for no extra charge.
*Additional hours of photography and videography available.
We are officiants, photographers, and videographers, not Wedding Planners — nor are we a venue. We give lots of info on this site that you are free to use in planning your wedding out in the red rocks of Sedona. If you are not looking for an officiant or photographer, please feel free to use all the info we’ve gathered here, with our compliments.
Officiating Package with Location Suggestions for Groups — $395-$495
If you have a group of 12–25 and would like an affordable outdoor location for your elopement, we can help you, but only after you book Officiating or Photography with our company. We send info on pros-and-cons of the locations (you can only have chairs set up at a couple of them), we assist with making location reservations, help you to coordinate whatever you desire–catering (or cater yourself), music, chair rental, flowers, transportation, cake-cutting, champagne toasts, etc. After you pay your deposit to hold your date for our services, the package Includes emails and phone calls to answer your questions, directions if you want to go on a self-guided tour before making your final location decision, and on the wedding day, an experienced officiant to help keep things organized! (You may add Photography or not to this package).
Location Assistance once you’ve booked our Services :
Please check the Red Rock Locations under the Sedona Wedding Sites menu. It lists the sites that we recommend for outdoor Sedona weddings. When you inquire about our services, we send you an email tailored to your questions, anticipated date of elopement, and the number of people in your group. We will not suggest Red Rock Crossing on a weekend in the summer because of crowds. We will not suggest Bell Rock or Cathedral Rock Trail if you have a larger group than can fit in one car and don’t plan to rent a shuttle. Specific location help is a service we offer after you book our services for officiating, photography, and/or videography.
Some Locations Cost More:
Most of the wedding locations we go to are on Forest Service land and require no permits. Some of the locations charge for parking or will waive parking fees if you have a Red Rock pass. If you plan to get married in one of our State Parks, there is a reservation fee paid directly to the Park.
Merry Go Round Rock, one of our adventurous Sedona wedding locations, requires a high-clearance jeep to get up the rough road and requires a longer photo package, so plan for added costs (with a Jeep rental it can triple the cost of an elopement at one of our accessible locations).
Another adventure location, the Cathedral Rock Trailhead, is a strenuous hike and requires a 3-hour photo package. To keep costs down, we recommend the lower site for the ceremony with guests, and then, after the ceremony, just the couple go up to the top with the photographer.
Ask us about our easy-access and easy-parking locations. Get married at a gorgeous red rock site without needing a reservation or needing a 4-wheel vehicle on a rough road. Some of our ceremony sites take only a minute or two to walk to. Wedding license info available on our Info/Referrals page–you can order your license by mail from Maricopa or Mohave Counties, or pick it up in Phoenix or in Yavapai County on your way to Sedona.
Time of Day and Time of Year for Photos:
Photos vary with the quality of light during different times of day and different seasons. We think sunset weddings have the prettiest light on the rocks, but in our chillier months here in Sedona, we may suggest an earlier ceremony time because of temperature. As you look at our pictures at the various locations, be aware that they are taken at different times of day and with different skies. A cloudless, sunny day will be much brighter and harsher than a cloudy day–even later in the day. A day that threatens rain may turn out to have the most glorious skies… it’s the unpredictability of having a wedding out in nature!
Wedding Assistance for Bigger Groups:
Since Covid 19, smaller groups are encouraged for these outdoor elopements on Forest Service land in order to maintain social distancing. For a bigger group, one of Sedona’s resorts or venues may be your best option. If you do want a more affordable, outdoor location, you would reserve our services for officiating and/or photography, and then we will suggest appropriate locations for the size of your group. Be aware that you may not be able to have everything you could have at a Sedona resort wedding or at a Sedona wedding venue… such as chairs and decorative arches! In these outdoor locations there is no “aisle” to walk down… but at certain ceremony sites we can create one for you. Our years of experience officiating and photographing weddings in Sedona have allowed us to garner all sorts of valuable information for DIY elopements — from time of day for the best light, to advice about where to go for less crowded red rock views, including where not to go during the busiest tourist season. We share that info with you on this site.
GROUPS: For groups of 20+: If you are looking for an affordable location out in nature, we can help with more specific location information after you have booked one of our services. We will help you make a reservation, if you choose a location that requires one. If you book photography with us, we create a suggested timeline so you get the prettiest light on the rocks. If you’re not sure where you want to have your ceremony, you will not get location assistance until you put down a deposit to reserve our officiating or photography services. We can reserve a site that has picnic tables and reserved parking for groups of 15-50. Or, Red Rock State Park, who you can call directly, allows bigger groups (up to 100 guests) and allows chairs for your guests. It’s possible to create a very affordable wedding if you cater it yourself, or you may just plan to have a champagne toast and wedding cake with your guests after the ceremony.
If you want to reserve our services for your wedding date, we ask for a deposit of half the amount of the package you choose. If we have told you we are available on a certain date and another wedding comes in before you make your decision and put down a deposit, your preferred time and location may not be available when you finally book. If you do put down a deposit, it is non-refundable, but it is transferable to another date or location if something changes in your plans. (Your deposit reserves the photographer/officiant so he/she doesn’t take another job on your date).
We understand that getting married is not something you do everyday, so there are questions! We have all sorts of info on this site to guide you. After you book one of our services, we will suggest locations and time of day that work for your size group, because there are parking and accessibility issues here in the red rocks. Sometimes a location will be chosen because someone in your family won’t be able to walk far. Be aware that Forest Service locations do not allow you to set up chairs, so guests stand. (You may bring one or two camping chairs if you have an elderly or infirm guest.)
The Processional, or “Making the Grand Entrance.” When a bride does not want the groom to see her until she’s “walking down the aisle” (which is not an “aisle” in these outdoor locations) it adds time and organizing challenges to these weddings out in nature, so plan to add half an hour to the photo package ordered. In most simple elopements, the bride and groom drive together to the site and he’s already seen her in all her finery, but if a bride has always dreamed of seeing the look in his eyes as he’s waiting by the altar (nature’s altar, in this case) we can make that happen. It takes additional time and planning to have a Bridal Party entrance and Processional, so we require the Officiating Package for Groups $395 — $495. Please be sure to tell us before the wedding day if you will be arriving separately so we can help you with timing and schedule the officiant to stay longer. When we meet the groom at the site and he tells us for the first time that the bride is “on her way,” what can happen is that the couple runs out of photo-time and light before the photos are finished.
**Edited Photography Package Options — For most elopements, photography starts with the ceremony. It includes the signing of the license, group/family shots, and then those wonderful romantic shots in front of the red rocks.
For groups of 10 or more or at Red Rock Crossing or the locations that require a hike, we recommend the 1.5 hour photo package for $495
For groups of 20 or more, we recommend the 2-hour photo package for $595
If you would like “getting-ready” photos at your hotel, add an hour to your photo package.
If you desire more photography time, Multiple Locations, or want to see more packages, click here to go to SedonaWeddingMemories.com Packages page.
***More Details on Video options here: SedonaWeddingVideo.com
For groups larger than 50, there are only two sites we recommend that allow you to keep the costs down. If budget is not an issue, we suggest you contact one of Sedona’s wedding venues or resorts. Many of the resorts that specialize in weddings have an on-site wedding coordinator. The red rock locations out in the Forest Service land are for smaller groups and eloping couples.
Options and Extras for Sedona Elopement Weddings Packages:
- A USB drive of edited images (in addition to web gallery upload) — $39
- All unedited images uploaded into a private web gallery available with an edited package — $100
- Extra Edited Photography Time — $100 per half hour (includes edited images)
- Youtube Photo Slideshow uploaded with music — $100
- Engagement Party, Rehearsal dinner, etc. — $195 and up
- A printed Photo Album — Call for options and pricing
- A Sound healer with crystal bowls, didgeridoo, & drums (can be the 2nd witness) — $195
Sound Healer with Crystal Bowls and Didgeridoo