Courthouse Vista Elopement inspiration in Sedona, Arizona

The Courthouse Vista parking lot is the entrance to several of my favorite areas for easily accessible Sedona elopement and wedding portraits. With views ranging from Courthouse Butte, Bell Rock, and Baby Bell, there are no shortage of easy to moderate overlooks for incredible images while saying your vows, or for spectacular pictures following a more traditional venue ceremony.

Pro-Tip: The network of trails off of Courthouse Vista parking is a complete spiderweb of possibilities with incredible views. There are many offshoots that are less traveled than the main trail up Bell Rock. Grabbing a map from the Coconino Forest Website before starting out will give you a multitude of options beyond the Alltrails app.

View of Cathedral Rock from an overlook off the Courthouse Vista trailhead in Sedona, AZ

Courthouse Vista Info at a Glance

  • Location Cost: Parking payable on site, with a Red Rock Parking Pass, or Interagency Parking Permit. No special use permit at this time
  • Guests: 0-25
  • Setups Allowed: None
  • Accessibility: This location is easily driven to by any vehicle, and has restrooms on site.
  • Parking: Parking is limited, but there is an overflow lot up the road that generally has enough extra parking if needed.

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Jaime & Frankie’s Elopement Styled Adventure Session at Courthouse Vista, Sedona

Jamie and Frankie are local Arizonian’s who met at work and have been madly in love ever since. They love spending time exploring this gorgeous state, so it was only natural that Sedona would be a perfect place to profess their love to each other.

Embracing the freedom of bare feet and privacy in the wilderness through exploring a trail overlook less traveled, these two love birds danced, laughed, and enjoyed the sunset in each other’s embrace.

Below are the vendors who brought this vision to life.

Featured on Gay Weddings and Marriage Magazine

This Adventure Shoot was a part of an educational workshop put on by two of my favorite fellow elopement photographers to fill the space of reschedules and cancellations during 2020 due to covid uncertainty. We had a blast adventuring with this beautiful couple in the red rocks of Sedona.

Shannon Durazo- Arizona Elopement Photographer

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Shannon Durazo

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  1. Absolutely stunning captures! I’ve never been to this part of AZ but because of this post I can visualize it + now I want to go! So thank you! Attention to detail was lovely. Enjoyed the views, dresses + florals that this lovely couple used. Thank you for telling me where this was and how to find parking etc, that’s always so important to an out of towner.

    1. Shannon Durazo says:

      Sedona is definitely a “must see”! I love taking people here for the first time, seeing their face as they see the expansive red rocks never gets old 🙂 Enjoy your trip!

    1. Shannon Durazo says:

      Thank you so much!

  2. Some of those rock formations are insane…what a backdrop! Love the info at a glance section at the top, nice touch. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Shannon Durazo says:

      The rock formations in Sedona are otherworldly! Crazy how gorgeous nature’s beauty can be!

  3. What a beautiful session–I love their dresses! And so much helpful info in this post on eloping at Courthouse Vista! This will be great for any couple wanting to elope in Sedona.

    1. Shannon Durazo says:

      Thank you so much! I will never tire of the beauty of Sedona 🙂

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