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14 Great Reasons for Getting Married in Taos

I can go on and on about all the wonderful virtues of getting married in Taos, but if you’ve been following my blogs you probably know that already. I absolutely love where I live and will happily tell you or anyone caring to listen about its many wonders. But for this blog I thought you might like to read what others have to say. Why is this such a great location for you to consider for your Taos destination wedding? Read on to find out why. There’s also a good summation of the top resorts and spots for having your ceremony.

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7 reasons to get married in TaosAfter the author’s daughter got married in Taos, she went on to write a blog on the 7 best reasons to get married in Taos, but really the reasons apply to having a destination wedding in general. A great read, complete with gorgeous photos of her daughter’s wedding.

7 Reasons to Get Married in Taos


7 reasons to get married in the Taos Ski ValleyThis article focuses on getting married in the Taos Ski Valley, and a common thread through any article on getting married in Taos is how the light is perfect for photographs. The photos in this article certainly are an excellent demonstration of this fact! And, you don’t have to have a winter wedding: think “alpine meadows” for summer weddings in a ski valley.

7 Reasons to Get Married in the Taos Ski Valley


A list of resources for Taos destination weddingsThis is a detailed list of wedding venues for getting married in Taos. It is not an exhaustive list (notice that my home and gardens named SpiriTaos are not listed but you can read more about them here), but it’s a very good start to learning about your options for a Taos destination wedding or elopement.

Destination Weddings in Taos


A short walk along the Rio Grande Gorge offers extraordinary views and is a favorite spot for Taos elopements and intimate weddings in northern New Mexico. As an interfaith wedding minister in Taos this is one of the top spots I take couples that are eloping in Taos. It always rewards with great memories of the views into the gorge, back at the bridge or across at the Sangre de Cristo mountains. I love that sacred Taos Mountain frames my hand as I bless the rings and that the thread of the Rio Grande River is the backdrop as she places his ring on his finger.

The sacred Taos Mountain frames my hand as I bless the rings

Rio Grande Gorge is a favorite spot for Taos elopements

Rio Grande Gorge offers extraordinary views for intimate weddings in northern New Mexico

The thread of the Rio Grande River is the backdrop as she places his ring on his finger.

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