Gorgeous Trails & Options
If you’re looking for a place to elope, you already know the options are endless. While there are countless beautiful locations, I would like to throw my home turf into the mix. The Red River Gorge, is an understated, mostly untouched expanse of wilderness that can have crowds, but mostly offers intimacy and peacefulness that is unlike most National Forests. I have had the fortune of following a handful of adventurous couples in these woods and it has been my greatest pleasure. I’d love to suggest the following options to you.
I'll rate their difficulty, describe the views, capacity for guests and estimated walking distance. The shorter trails are averaged at 1 hour. The longer trails are more like 2 hours. Just because a trail is longer doesn't mean your guests have to walk the full length. The ceremony can be closer to a trail head, and the portraits of you two can be further down the trail. You are also welcome to add multiple locations. Lots of couples have the ceremony in a location easily accessible for guests and try another trail for their portraits. You can also add time in the same location by the hour. A package can be customized to fit your exact need.
Bridge to Sky
Easy-Moderate || a natural bridge rock formation, overlook || Approx. 1 hour || .3 miles from parking with the option of a .5 mile loop to go under the bridge || Just you two - $500 || Up to 25 guests - $750
Bridget to Sky - Wheelchair Access
Easy || an overlook of a Ridge || Approx. 30 min. to an hour || almost no walking, off side of road || Just you two $500 || Up to 40 guests - $750
All the Views
Easy || overlook, a 300 degree view of Red River, and the Gorge || Approx. 1 hour || .3 miles from parking || Just you two - $500 || Up to 15 guests - $750
Easy || small arch, overlook || Approx. 1 hour || .3 miles from parking || Just you two - $500 || Up to 15 guests - $750
** Easily combined with All the Views
Easy || Rock Arch & Overlook || Approx. 1 hour || .25 mile from parking || Just you two - $500 || Up to 15 Guests $750
WaterFall in Love
Moderate-Difficult || features an overlook, waterfall, river and rock bridge || Approx. 2 hours || locations within .3 miles from parking but full trail is 1.5 mile loop || Just you two - $800 || Up to 40 guests - $1300
Love on the Ridge
Easy-Moderate || multiple beautiful overlooks || Approx. 2 hours || up to 2 miles from parking || Just you two - $800 || Up to 15 guests - $1300
Gorge Loop Add-on
Easy-Moderate || Rock Tunnel, Iron Bridge, Rustic Cabin, Overlooks || Just you two || This is an opportunity to add a variety of portraits before or after a ceremony || $500
Stylized Campsite Add-on
Easy || Woods, Campfires, Smores, Cute tents, coffee kettles and maybe your fur-babies || Just you two || This is an opportunity to add a variety of portraits before or after a ceremony || $400
In the state of Kentucky, you are required to have 2 witnesses and an ordained officiant. Lots of couples opt to pay for a single witness ($50) and officiant ($150), and I will be the second witness. If you’re feeling froggy, some couples even invite strangers on the trail to witness. It’s up to you.