sams throne elopement

Ahh, the Sam’s Throne. It’s a gorgeous spot for an elopement, nestled about an hour south of Harrison and just a short drive from Jasper, the home of the Buffalo River.

Considering an elopement at Sam’s Throne? First, you’ll want to visit the scenic overlook to make sure it fits the vibe of your elopement or intimate wedding! Sam’s Throne is a beautiful and private spot for an intimate wedding or elopement. Read on to discover more tips on eloping at Sam’s Throne in Mount Judea!


sams throne elopement
  1. Decide what time of year you want to elope! Spring and Fall are easy favorites for their seasonal weather and gorgeous full foliage, but you can also find amazing views in the summer and a less crowded park in the winter and early spring!

  2. Notify State Park personnel about your elopement plans to gather any important information about your elopement or intimate wedding. To my knowledge, a permit is not currently required for an elopement at Sam’s Throne unless you are incorporating chairs or other furnishings such as an arch.

  3. Find a place to stay nearby if you don’t want to make the one hour drive to Fayetteville or the two hour drive to Litle Rock- There are tons of cabin and RV options and Airbnbs abound. Two of my favorite locations are Horseshoe Canyon Ranch and the Buffalo River Outdoor Center Cabins.

  4. Book your vendors! Sam’s Throne is approximately two hours from Fayetteville and two hours from Little Rock. You definitely want to find an elopement photographer who has experience shooting elopements at Sam’s Throne and who can find other scenic locations nearby for photos!

  5. Enjoy your elopement and remember to practice Leave No Trace! More information on LNT principles can be found here. (I’ll be teaching a LNT for photographers course this summer for wedding and elopement photographers who want to better serve adventurous couples!)

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 Sam’s Throne!


sams throne elopement


sams throne elopement


sams throne elopement


sams throne elopement

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