The Premium Mountain Elopement Package

The most exclusive, premium package I offer to couples looking to be married in the picturesque mountains of Virginia.


The Ultimate Mountain Overlook in Virginia for Your Elopement

The Premium Mountain Elopement Package is a the most exclusive elopement option I offer to couples only (no guests) looking for the most breath-taking mountain in Virginia for their wedding. Located in central Shenandoah National Park, the Stony Man Summit offers an incredible view of the Page County valley from high above. To me it is the most romantic mountain in all of Virginia to elope and exchange your vows, creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience for your marriage.

As an added bonus, the Stony Man Summit is located very close to Skyland Lodge Resort, which can serve as a perfect get-away location for your honeymoon immediately after.

This package is highly exclusive and only limited bookings are available.

Due to the time, travel, and accessibility of this amazing location, the following stipulations apply for this package:

  • Premium Mountain Elopement Package weddings can only be held on a weekday (Monday thru Thursday) at sunrise for the best lighting and less risk of other visitors being present.
  • Due to the terrain and amount of room at the top of the summit, only the couple may attend. No guests can be accommodated.
  • No pets are allowed (by rule of Shenandoah National Park).
  • The summit can only be reached via a 1 mile moderate hike from a parking lot area, so you will need to dress appropriately. I will be your guide so no need to worry about getting lost!
  • It can be very cold and windy during the winter months, and buggy during the summer months…so please take that into consideration.
  • This package and my services are in no way affiliated or connected with Shenandoah National Park. We are entering the park as visitors and making use of the trails and overlooks as a scenic backdrop for your elopement and photographs as the general public.
  • The weather on top of the mountain can be unpredictable even the morning of, which means sometimes the view may be obstructed by cloud cover or fog. I have seen conditions on the mountain go from a complete white out of fog, to crystal clear viewing, and then back to thick fog again in a matter of minutes. While rare, it does happen, so please take note of this risk when booking this package.


The Premium Mountain Elopement Package ($2999) includes:

  • Wedding officiant / celebrant service at Stony Man Summit in Shenandoah National Park.
  • The most romantic mountain summit in all of Virginia to elope and exchange your vows.
  • Guided hike from the parking area to the summit.
  • Marriage license filed with the courthouse via USPS certified priority mail.
  • Commemorative wedding certificate.
  • 40 minute extended photography session following your ceremony.
  • 70-80 high-resolution edited digital photographs via download and usb drive.
  • Engraved USB drive with custom designed USB case unique to your wedding day.
  • +$299 for a professional, fixed camera position 4K video recording of your ceremony with high-quality audio. Final video file provided via download link.
  • Private online photo gallery with print ordering option to share with family and friends.
  • Lifetime printing release.



couple looking at each other on a mountain

Jennifer B.

I highly recommend Aaron Riddle. We did the sunrise mountain elopement and couldn’t have been more happy! It was so perfect. The view was spectacular and the pictures were amazing!

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Madison B.

We wouldn’t change a single thing about that morning! Aaron was professional, punctual, and made our ceremony truly special! He was very accommodating and helped us create a ceremony that was perfect for us. He captured all the special moments of that morning beautifully and we received the photos in a timely manner. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great experience on their wedding day! Thank you again Aaron for such amazing photos and relaxed experience.

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Ashley W.

Aaron made the process seamless. He is knowledgable and a fabulous photographer. The photos he took are breathtaking and the views were something out of a storybook. What a dream! I highly recommend Aaron and his sunrise mountain package if you are looking for an intimate experience with your spouse and photos that wow. Thank you Aaron for making our day SO special.

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Eric M.

My wife and I had decided we wanted to elope to the mountains when we found Aaron Riddle. He is fantastic to work with. The sunrise wedding photos he took were absolutely amazing! We were initially snowed out of our photos, but it was easy to reschedule for a later date when the weather was nicer. We highly recommend using Aaron Riddle as your wedding photographer and officiant.

couple looking at each other

Laurel R.

Aaron was very helpful and easy to get ahold of, every question we had was answered and more. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful ceremony, and the pictures were spectacular. We lucked out with beautiful weather and clear sky. Truly a day we will never forget. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! I’m so glad we found Aaron and his wonderful services!

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Lauren C.

We used Aaron Riddle for our elopement at Stony Man Summit, which is a beautiful venue and an easy hike in the dark for a marriage ceremony and sunrise photo op. Aaron’s attention to detail and logistical support were outstanding and made our event seamless and easy. Most importantly, the pictures turned out amazing! Aaron is very personable and his technical photography skills are outstanding. His responsiveness, accessibility, ease of scheduling, and flexibility were helpful as we needed to change our date on short notice due to impending inclement weather. Within 24 hours Aaron sent us a link to our 50+ pictures and within a week he shipped a nice personalized book with etched thumb drive also containing all of our pictures. He goes the extra mile to make sure your day is memorable and stress-free. We highly recommend Aaron for your special day!

couple on the mountain

Elizabeth P.

We are so glad to have stumbled across Aaron Riddle’s services online. My husband and I were married on Stony Man in May and Aaron officiated the ceremony and provided photography. The photographs are stunning and the ceremony was absolutely perfect, exactly what we were both hoping for. We had requested a secular service with time to exchange personal vows. Aaron was a prompt and detailed communicator. I strongly recommend his services for your special day!

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Crystal H.

My husband and I are married at Stony Man Summit at sunrise in mid-October by Aaron and had our photography session after. Aaron made the whole process easy and clear. From reservation to meet up, we received simple and comprehensive instructions. The hike up was smooth, guided by Aaron, and really warmed us up to brave the wind at mountain top. The view on top is just beautiful! Aaron really knows the spots for awesome shots and the pictures came out amazing! We couldn’t have asked for a better service! He is very professional and personal. If you’re looking for an officiant and photographer, 200% would recommend!

couple on a mountain

Tara M.

Aaron was absolutely wonderful! He was thorough, prompt in responding (and answering my detailed questions), and let us know exactly what to expect. He respected our wishes for the ceremony/vows and even took photos while we danced on the summit of Stony Man. The pictures he captured from our special day turned out stunning. He was friendly, professional, and an all-around good person. I simply cannot recommend him enough as an officiant and talented photographer – choose him to capture your memories, and you won’t be sorry!

couple on the mountain

Ashley G.

We had the most amazing experience with Aaron on our wedding day. We cannot say enough wonderful things about Aaron, our photos, the beautiful Shenandoah National Park location or the experience. Every moment was perfection from the communication before our wedding day, to receiving our photos 24 hours after our wedding. If you are considering eloping, do not hesitate to reach out to Aaron!

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Demetra T.

We vacation to the mountains every year so when I saw this site, we were excited. Aaron was very responsive to our questions and setting up a date for our elopement. We eloped on the top of Stony Man Summit. Our experience was completely memorable and amazing! We exchanged our vows at sunrise and it was magical. The view was breathtaking. Aaron made us feel comfortable and guided us through our photo session. My husband is not a picture taker but our pictures looked natural and absolutely beautiful. At the end, we received a package of what to expect with obtaining a copy of our marriage license and an unofficial certificate of marriage. Our family is still complimenting us on our pictures and the video. Everything perfect and we can not thank Aaron enough for our magical memorable day!

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