Intimate Wedding in Smith Rock State Park
Carly and Daniel contacted me for their intimate wedding in Smith Rock only a few weeks prior to their wedding day. They had recently got engaged and wanted to get married sooner than later in one of their favorite places in the Pacific North West. What I loved immediately when hearing about their wedding plans was that they had picked Smith Rock because it was meaningful to them. They decided to make the trip last December from Seattle and asked their friends and close family to join them on this fun adventure to Oregon. They rented an Airbnb nearby where they could get ready easily and enjoy their little getaway. Carly and Daniel are the most down-to-earth couple and wanted their day to represent them and what they love while including people they care about. They were able to live stream their ceremony for their family and friends that couldn’t make the trip. Their day was filled with so much love and laughter.
They are both adventurers, love going on fun road trips and hike some of the prettiest places in the PNW. Having their day in Smith Rock couldn’t have represented more these two nature lovers. And I’m so grateful to have been the one capturing it all.
How to plan your wedding ceremony in Smith Rock State Park?
Carly and Daniel decided to have their intimate ceremony at the amphitheater that they previously reserved with the park at the time they wanted to have their ceremony. They then used one of the picnic tables nearby to celebrate with their guests. They were able to cut their cake and toast with their friends while enjoying some of the most epic views from Smith Rock State Park. They ordered their favorite cake flavors, cupcakes to go for their guests and even made sure each one of them had their own champagne bottle. They really made it easy for their guests to enjoy their time with them on their big day.
The technical part of planning your wedding in Smith Rock State Park:
Depending on the type of event you are planning, Smith Rock State Park will require a special use event permit. The park requires a special permit when planning a wedding ceremony larger than 50 people. Please note that the park only reserves its amphitheater site for wedding ceremonies. You can contact the park and book as far as 6 months prior to your wedding date. Setting up outside the amphitheater isn’t allowed. A filming and photography permit may be required as well, make sure to contact the park before planning your event. To read more about the rules at the park click here.