Where to elope in Missouri?

Elope at a Missouri State Park

Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
Castlewood State Park
Elephant Rock State Park
Table Rock State Park
Ha Ha State Park
Echo Bluff State Park
Bennett Spring State Park
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Hawn State Park
Check out State Parks by region here

Elope at a Missouri Conservation Areas

Clifty Creek Conservation Area
Amidon Memorial Conservation Area
Angeline Conservation Area
Caney Mountain Conservation Area
Castor River Conservation Area
Grand Bluffs Conservation Area
Hickory Canyons Natural Area
Hughes Mountain
Pickle Springs Natural Area
Tower Rock Natural Area

Elope at Missouri Event Centers

Lost Hill Lake Weddings & Events
The Atrium Weddings & Events
Big Cedar Lodge
Enchanted Hills
Sycamore Creek Family Ranch
Greenhouse Two Rivers
Missouri Botanical Gardens

Elope at Missouri City Parks

Lake Springfield
Capon Rock Park
The Gateway Arch
Alley Mill
Forest Park
Powell Gardens
St Louis Arch

Missouri requirements for eloping

Get your Missouri Wedding License

A marriage license is issued by the Recorder of Deeds in each Missouri county and is valid only in Missouri. Marriage license applicants are not required to be Missouri residents.

Both must appear in person before the recorder of deeds or a deputy recorder and present valid identification containing date of birth, along with a Social Security card, to apply for a marriage license.

Fees for a marriage license and copies may vary by county.

Decide on your officiant

Marriages may be solemnized by clergy who are in good standing in the state. Judges are able to solemnize your elopement and do so at local courthouses. You can also have a friend register to become an officiant through Universal Life Church Monastery

Whomever does your solemnizing of your elopement must return the marriage license to the recorder of deeds within 15 days.


Missouri requires at least two witnesses for it to be all official. Invite a close friend or two ( I can sign as a witness). Or do everything official at the courthouse and have a private vow reading anywhere of your choice.

You Eloped in Missouri!!

Let’s Celebrate

Enjoy a picnic while watching the sunset over Ozark mountains, or hire a private chef to cater at your rental. Missouri has many little towns that offer fine dining experiences as well, or just dance in the moonlight and shadow of a castle. However, you decide to celebrate your Missouri elopement, be authentically you.

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