Eloping has become a common act in the 21st-century, as the stigma formally associated with it has become a thing of the past. They have become increasingly common as more couples decide it is a more budget-friendly way to have the wedding of their dreams. Couples no longer have to deal with hundreds of people begging for their attention on their big day, rather, it takes it back to the origins of their relationship and the affection behind their love.
There are several elopement packages tailored to a couple's specific needs around the world and there is something for everyone. Whether you want snow, mountains, or a foreign destination, eloping makes it all possible and affordable. Keep reading to learn about ten different elopement packages which will leave you saying 'I Do.'
10 ANTLERS ON THE CREEK (DURANGO, COLORADO)
This beautiful elopement in Durango, Colorado offers several package options ranging from $1,195 to $4,995 with several ways to customize every ceremony, like adding a horse-drawn carriage or your own guitarist. This venue is a bed and breakfast and the two-night minimum stay required is not included in the cost of your elopement. All packages include the basics, but the higher packages add on the arch and the ability to invite up to eight guests. The lowest package also does not offer any photography, but all of the other package options provide you with lasting memories of your big day.
9 FRENCH QUARTER CHAPEL (NEW ORLEANS)
This elopement takes place in a chapel in New Orleans' French Quarter where you can choose between three packages ranging in price from $250 to $1,800. The smallest package is only a ceremony and lasts 20-minutes, while the other two last about an hour. The next package includes up to 15 guests, a violinist, and a carriage ride after the ceremony. It also includes photos and cake for you and your guests to enjoy. The final package is a carriage ride ceremony for two. They send a violinist and photographer with you to make the moment perfect.
8 CHRISTOPHER PLACE (SMOKY MOUNTAINS)
This venue in the Smoky Mountains has a few packages with the most expensive being priced at $1,810. These allow you to invite up to ten guests if you want to and includes two-night lodging in a romantic suite. The larger package provides a four-course dinner and complimentary chocolate strawberries to give you the intimate evening ceremony you were looking for. They provide you with pictures and rentable chairs for your guests, as well as options to upgrade if you feel you need to.
7 EDEN VALE INN (PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA)
This hidden treasure in California is priced around $1,600 depending upon the package you choose. They have extensive gardens and a rustic pavilion, but their normal function is to act as a bed and breakfast. They require you to stay at least two nights and it is not included in the cost. They also ask you to bring your own photographer, but they do supply you with a bottle of wine and a bouquet. This venue may not offer a lot in terms of their package, but the outstanding photographed memories will make it well worth it.
6 FLORIDA KEYS WEDDING CENTER
This venue offers six different packages ranging from $299 to $1,499 in the Florida Keys. You can choose to be married on the beach or one package even offers a sailboat marriage option. The expensive package includes everything you could have ever wanted, like a seashell picture frame and a dinner coated in rose petals. Your flower arrangement screams tropical as they handmake a seashell and rose bouquet for the bride. They also have different options for your cake, including a key-lime filling to give the entire Florida experience.
5 CEREMONIZE (PARIS, FRANCE)
You can get married in the city of love itself for around $3,200 and you can choose any public place to make it official. You could decide to have the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre in the background as you say your vows. A ukelele singer will even add to the mood as he enchants you with a sweet melody during the proceedings. A vintage French car will take you to one of three restaurants of your choosing after the ceremony is complete, making your wedding as perfect as it could be.
4 HOCKING HILLS (LOGAN, OHIO)
If you are looking for the beauty of a state park then Hocking Hills is your place, filled with woods and a rustic aesthetic for the adventurous couple. The prices range from $225 to $465 and include the basics as well as your choice of any location within the park. They will provide a photographer to capture the best moments and they can tailor it to be what you are looking for. You can lodge here in cabins or if you prefer something a little more outdoorsy, campsites for you to spend the night in.
3 CENTRAL PARK (NEW YORK, NEW YORK)
Knot by the Sea offers four unique packages ranging from $900 to $3,000 and multiple locations for you to choose from. Their expensive package includes a limo ride from your hotel, complete with the champagne you need to start off your big day. They also offer a carriage ride for you and your significant other and plenty of photos for you to remember the experience. Central Park requires a permit if you decide you want to get married there, but they assist you in acquiring the permit.
2 THE COVE (BAHAMAS)
If the price is not a question and you are just looking for an intimate ceremony then this is the place for you. You can have the wedding of your dreams for $18,000, but it includes all of the bells and whistles you were looking for. They provide you with a five-night luxury stay and a stylist for the bride on her big day. They give you a romantic gift as well as set-up a four-course beach dinner to make it the perfect end to the greatest day of your life.
1 CHAPEL OF THE FLOWERS (LAS VEGAS, NEVADA)
This venue is all inclusive and suits every eloper's needs. Their pricing ranges from $299 to $9,000 and they also offer different locations for your ceremony as well. Their packages are unique, with a Las Vegas strip tour and helicopter rides around the Grand Canyon. You can even get married with Elvis singing in the background during your ceremony. They provide you with all of the basics you need and can work with you to make your day as special as you had hoped.