The Buffalo National River in Arkansas has attracted visitors for years with its recreation opportunities, crystal clear waters, ideal canoeing and kayaking environment and scenic, natural beauty. Having your elopement or intimate wedding on the Buffalo National River can be so lovely! There are tons of beautiful spots, waterfalls, mountaintop vistas, caves, scenic spots along the river and more. 

I highly recommend staying in Ponca or Jasper if you're planning to elope near the Buffalo National River!  Here are some of my favorite Lodging Recommendations close by: 
Buffalo Outdoor Center Cabins + Horseshoe Canyon Ranch + Lost Valley View Cabin + Buffalo River Getaway + Blue Moon Canyon Cabin

Eloping on the Buffalo National River

Where to Stay 

Things to Do  

Resources + Info

Elopement Friendly Vendors

2pm- Start Getting Ready at Cabin in Ponca
3pm- Photographer arrives; First Look + Photos at Cabin 
3:30pm- Depart for Steel Creek 
4pm- Arrive at Steel Creek + Ceremony and Photos at Steel Creek
5pm- Sunset Photos at Compton Overlook; Depart for Cabin
6pm- Arrive at Cabin for Cake + Champagne

sample itinerary (Fall) 

Whether you're wanting to exchange vows at a mountaintop, by the river itself, in a cave or next to a stunning waterfall, there is no shortage of beautiful elopement locations near the Buffalo National River. My most requested locations are Steel Creek, Sam's Throne, Twin Falls, Lost Valley State Park and Hawksbill Crag. Adventure awaits at this stunning riverside destination, and there's truly no limit to the recreation possibilities while you visit. 

Buffalo National River overview

You can elope at most locations on the Buffalo River throughout the year. Certain areas, such as Steel Creek and Buffalo Point require a permit and are only available during certain times of the year.    

About the Buffalo National River 

All elopement collections include assistance with planning, locations and elopement-friendly vendors, officiant services, unlimited photos in an online gallery with a print release, GIFs, film scans and more!

Elopement Collections

March 4th- Mountaintop Styled Shoot, Fort Smith Arkansas (SOLD OUT) 
April 8th- Waterfall Engagement + Elopement Shoot, Little Rock, Arkansas (SOLD OUT) 
June 1st- Summer Elopement Shoot + GIF Workshop, Russellville, Arkansas 
Fall 2021- White Rock Styled Engagement + Elopement (TBD)