Broken Top Backpacking Elopement

If you are wondering where to Elope in Oregon, this is one amazing location. Broken Top Mountian is one hour drive from Bend, followed by an hour-long hike.


Jen and Aaron traveled out from the East Coast to elope in the Oregon Cascades. After a week of backpacking, they met up with Amanda and me to share their vows. They were lucky enough to secure a permit a week prior, Thanks to Amanda, so we were able to take the short hike from the Broken Top Trailhead.

Officiant: Amanda Clair and Co.

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2021 Permit Update

Permits are now required to hike in the wilderness (from May 28th – September 24th). Which includes Broken Top. Permits are released 7 days prior at 7 am. Head here to plan how to grab your permit.

Permit & Season Information

A Central Cascades Wilderness Overnight Permit allows the permit holder and their group to travel in these wilderness areas for overnight trips. Overnight permits are required for all overnight visitors to the Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters Wildernesses between the Friday of Memorial Day weekend until the last Friday in September.

Permits reserved on this page are available 7 days prior to the start of a trip and include approximately 60% of the quota space available each day, at each trailhead.

Permits reserved through Central Cascades Wilderness Overnight Permits – Full Season in Advance are released for reservations starting on the first Tuesday in April and include the remaining 40% of available quota space each day, at each trailhead.

The permit holder must have a copy of the permit with them during their trip.

2021 Permit Update

Permits are now required to hike in the wilderness (from May 28th – September 24th). Which includes Broken Top. Permits are released 7 days prior at 7 am. Head here to plan how to grab your permit.


Backpacking Day trip Wedding


Mattea and Fred were the sweetest. We all had a wonderful time getting to know them and their siblings that joined.

Videography: Mike Hiatt Media

Officiant: Amanda Clair and Co.

Oregon Adventure Wedding

Summer Backpacking Wedding

Jen and Brandon traveled out from Texas to get married in mountains. This place always blows my mind.

Officiant: Mary Ellen

Oregon Adventure Wedding



Overnight Backpacking Elopement


Callie and Johnathan planned to hike to Broken Top Mountian to share their elopement with some of their closest friends. They started with a rugged drive up a mountain in their Subaru. Once they reached the trailhead, they packed up some wine, beer, dinner and then started their hike up the mountain. The hike only took about an hour and we reached the top just as the sun hit the peak. The rest you can check out yourself. I’ll include more info about how and when to hike Broken top below. Also, you can call me for details anytime.

Everyone Involved:
BHLDN – Perdita wedding gown
JCrew – Jonathan’s suit
Kodiak – Calle’s hiking boots
REI – Half Dome 2+ Tent
Wildflowers of Oregon – bouquet and boutonnière
Wild Rose Northern Thai Eats
Beers – Crux, Sunriver, American Solera
Bose Soundlink Micro Speaker
Enso Rings – Wedding bands for elopement
Green Lake Jewelers – Jonathan’s wedding band
Anueva Jewelry – Calle’s wedding ring
Feathered Friends – Sleeping bags
Marmot – Red jacket
Patagonia – Jonathan’s jacket
Polar – Sleeping bag dress
Osprey – Calle’s backpack
Granite Gear – Jonathan’s backpack
Stance – Women’s hiking socks
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