Considering eloping at White Rock Mountain in Arkansas? It’s probably my favorite elopement destination in Arkansas! It’s stunningly beautiful, with jaw-dropping mountain views and golden sunset light, due to the cliffs facing west. It’s beautiful any time of year, and if you’re down for the rough road, a beautiful mountaintop scene awaits you at the top!

It’s also pretty secluded, which is something I really take into consideration when planning elopements for my couples! It’s nice to know you’ll have most of the views to yourself (like this elopement below!)

How to Elope at White Rock in Arkansas

Dreaming of this ethereal Arkansas mountain elopement spot? White Rock is seriously BEAUTIFUL, especially around the spring and autumn. It’s one of my very favorite places to elope in Arkansas. The rugged terrain, west-facing overlooks and beautiful sunset views make White Rock Mountain one of my favorite elopement spots.

  1. Decide what time of year you want to elope! Spring and Fall are easy favorites for their seasonal weather and gorgeous full foliage. Additionally, you can also find amazing views in the summer and a less crowded park in the winter and early spring!
  2. First, you’ll want to notify White Rock Recreation Area personnel about your elopement or intimate wedding plans. Planning ahead will help. You’ll want to gather any important information about your elopement or intimate wedding. As of Fall 2022, a $250 permit is current required to elope at White Rock. You can avoid this fee by saying your vows in a different location (such as in the woods down the road or at Shores Lake) and then simply taking your portraits at White Rock. There is currently no permit required to take elopement photos, but having a ceremony at the top does require this permit. There is also a $3 parking fee for each vehicle. You can contact the park for more information.
  3. Then, find a place to stay nearby if you don’t want to make the drive to Fayetteville or the two hour drive to Little Rock! There are cabins at White Rock or you can find Airbnbs or camping options nearby in the Ozark National Forest! Mulberry is the closest town with Airbnbs and other lodging.

Finding Vendors for Your White Rock Elopement

  1. Book your vendors! You’ll want to keep in mind that White Rock is approximately an hour and a half from Fayetteville. Also, it’s about three hours from Little Rock and an hour from Fort Smith. So you definitely want to find an elopement photographer who has experience shooting elopements at White Rock! Additionally, you want a photographer who can find other scenic locations nearby for photos!
  2. Enjoy your elopement and remember to practice Leave No Trace! Additionally, more information on LNT principles can be found here.

Best Places to Elope in Arkansas

Additionally, If you’re looking for an adventure engagement or elopement photographer who is both FUN and familiar with the area, feel free to reach out to me for more information! I offer location consulting with all my elopement packages and can show you the BEST locations for elopements at White Rock!

  1. Erica Kenney says:

    We’re debating on either a White Rock, Mt Magazine or Petit Jean wedding – June 2022.
    We live in NWA- I see you’ve shot in both areas. Can you tell me a bit about them? We’re trying to keep our wedding party small-ish max 50 guests. We’re looking for a place with a small reception area doesn’t have to be indoors. And places for immediate family to stay afterwards.
    Any info would be greatly appreciated!!


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