Clayton Lake State Park

Santa Fe



Clayton Lake State Park is an oasis in the rolling grasslands of northeastern New Mexico. Enjoy boating, picnicking, camping, fishing and hiking as you celebrate your wedding day. You and your guests will get a unique glimpse of the past when you explore one of the most extensive dinosaur trackways in North America and a close-up look at the stars at the Lake Observatory. After you say, “I Do,” enjoy taking your first photos as a married couple. Pose on the marina docks and kiss as the sun glistens on the water behind you. This perfect backdrop creates a memorable setting for your big day. Enjoying dining and dancing in this serene park setting under the stars. With endless activities, Clayton Lake State Park is a unique and exciting location to celebrate your romance. Tie the knot at this spectacular New Mexico location.

Venue Style

Park/Garden, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 100 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 100 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 9:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $10 to $30 for a ceremony and/or reception and includes 12 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. An additional fee of $5 per vehicle is applied to all events, as an entrance fee.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Clayton Lake State Park is estimated at between $3,854 and $5,990 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Large parking lot
Reception tables and chairs provided

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Music must end by 9:00PM
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