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Unique Zion Glamping Wedding: Desert Wedding Inspiration/Ideas


HEY - I'm Annette

An Arizona based Wedding, Elopement & Couple's Photographer. I am here for the wild, messy and imperfect moments. Let me help you create an experience that will last a lifetime.


May 28, 2021

Annali & Cameron hosted a unique Zion glamping wedding, so I wanted to talk all about glamping weddings + glamping in US national parks!


Annali & Cameron’s Zion glamping wedding


This couple wanted a smaller, intimate wedding in an epic location – a place everyone could stay together and party all night long. Zion was the perfect place for them to do that – get all the beautiful views, go on hikes, and just be in an amazing place with their closest loved ones. They stayed at Open Sky Zion, an amazing Zion glamping location full of luxury opportunities – keep reading to learn more about it!


Why go national park glamping?


National park glamping is such a fun way to travel and visit a new place if you want the perfect combination of the outdoors + the luxury of a cozy place to stay. There are all sorts of luxury camping & glamping sites to check out at national parks across the country, so it’s really easy to travel to any national park and find a stunning place to stay!



Glamping sites are also perfect for destination weddings + elopements because all of your guests can stay there and have the best time together.



Under Canvas is one of the best national park glamping options with so much to offer. Under Canvas has glamping sites at many different locations:



Autocamp is another great glamping option in different locations across the US:

3 Zion glamping sites you need to check out


Let’s talk specifically about 3 glamping sites in Zion that you need to check out for your Zion elopement or trip!


1. Open Sky Zion

Open Sky Zion is where Annali & Cameron (pictured in this blog post) held their destination elopement!



It’s located 15 miles from Zion’s main entrance, making it a super great location away from the busyness of the park yet still with allll the stunning views of the park’s west side. You can easily drive to different entrances of Zion National Park or even hike into the national park from Open Sky.



Open Sky has a few different types of accommodations, which all include safari-style tents under the stars. You can select the area you want to stay in based on how big your group is and how luxurious of an experience you’re wanting!



Here are a few of the amenities each camp area of tents offers:

  • Robes & slippers
  • Electricity
  • Hammocks
  • Full bathrooms w/ running water
  • King beds
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Lounge chairs
  • & more


2. Under Canvas Zion


Under Canvas Zion is located 20 miles from the main entrance into the national park. It’s got firepits for s’mores, on-site dining, luxury tents, complimentary fun camp activities, & so much more. There are a ton of luxury tent options based on how many guests you have and just how luxurious you want to get. Every tent is stunning and is the dream for sleeping under the stars in an epic location!


3. Autocamp Zion


The Autocamp in Zion is actually coming soon in 2022, but you’ll want to book ahead of time anyway since Autocamp is super popular. Autocamp sites offer a ton of different accommodations from airstreams to luxury tents to clubhouse rooms and more. And Autocamp provides sooo many good resources to give you amazing experiences – the website’s blog has all sorts of ideas of excursions for you to go on at your destination!


Team of Utah wedding vendors

Host: The Shootout Society

Venue: Stay Open Sky

Planning and design: Britt Warnick Designs

Assistant planner: Mathilda Louise Photography

Florals: MKA Design

HMUA: Lexi Harker Beauty

Rentals: Alpine Event Co.

Dress and Headpiece: Off White Bride / 2020 Ties

Models: Annali Walker



Check out these blog posts for more Zion + other desert wedding & elopement inspiration!


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HEY - I'm Annette!

An Arizona based Wedding, Elopement & Couple's Photographer. I am here for the wild, messy and imperfect moments. Let me help you create an experience that will last a lifetime.


Annette Ambrose

Weddings, Elopements, & COUPLES