Grand Canyon Railway Adventure Elopement

The Grand Canyon Railway Adventure Elopement package is suitable for couples looking to have a true adventure for their wedding day.  This package is a day-trip by train to the Grand Canyon, departing from Williams, AZ.

Wedding Coordinator

  • Phone and email access to our team for assistance with all your wedding package questions
  • Site selection and permit assistance (permit fees of $240-$500 are separate and must be paid directly to the National Park)
  • Travel planning information
  • Marriage license information
  • Assistance with international marriage requirements and information
  • On-site coordination of the wedding, time varies depending on the package selected

The Train
LUXURY PARLOR CLASS – The most exclusive seat on the train!  Inside the Luxury Parlor Car is a grand tradition of elegance and extraordinary comforts.  An elegant rail baron experience preserved for those who enjoy the finer things, thanks to lounge-style comforts including a private bar and access to the open-air rear platform.  Exclusive service provides fresh fruit, pastries, coffee, and juice during the morning, while snacks are available on the return trip along with a sparkling white wine toast, included in the ticket price.  Beer, wine, and mixed drinks are also available for purchase from the full bar. *Guests under 16 are not permitted in this class of service, other classes are available.

Wedding Officiant
Non-denominational minister to assist you in crafting your perfect wedding ceremony.  Includes ceremony planning prior to the wedding, as well as the officiant to perform the ceremony on your wedding day

Wedding Photographer
Professional photographer to capture your ceremony and escort you to scenic locations within the Grand Canyon for newlywed photos; approximately 2 hours total. Professional editing, digital images, and print release included. Sneak peek images are delivered in your own private online gallery within 1 week; all other images are delivered electronically within 1 month.

Rose Bridal Bouquet & Matching Boutonniere
Stunning, hand-tied rose bouquet in your choice of several colors with coordinating satin stem wrap and matching boutonniere (other combinations available, additional fees may apply)

Legal Witnesses
You may bring 2 adult guests to serve as witnesses, additional costs for their train tickets will apply.  Otherwise, our team will procure 2 adult witnesses to sign your marriage license at the ceremony location.


With this package, you would board the train in Williams, Arizona and travel to the Grand Canyon for a mid-day excursion.  Upon arrival, our team will greet you at the train depot and lead you to an area where your wedding ceremony will take place.  We will walk to the ceremony and photo locations; such locations will be dictated by how far you would like to walk.  You would have approximately 3 hours at the Grand Canyon before you board the train to return to Williams.  The first 2 hours you will be with our team for the ceremony and photos, then we will guide you back to the El Tovar hotel and depart.  You will have approximately 1-hour remaining to spend at the hotel area to have lunch, look around the gift shops, have a cocktail, or walk the rim path on your own before you will need to board the train.

Professional, On-Location Hair & Makeup Services are available as an upgrade to any package.  Availability is sometimes limited, so please inquire early.  

Transportation for the couple is NOT INCLUDED in this package.  Private transportation can be arranged through Xanterra Group Sales.