30+ OF THE BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN THE US
If the thought of being the center of attention during a whole day brings you anxiety, then maybe eloping is made for you.
An elopement is an intimate, custom-made wedding day where you can plan everything you dream of.
Exchanging your vows on top of a mountain? Go for it.
Hiking 5 miles to get to that beautiful valley you visited together 2 years ago? Hell yes.
Spending the day sipping cocktails in a hammock and going out at sunset for a beautiful and intimate ceremony in the forest? That’s what dreams are made of.
Elopements are truly made for introverted couples who dream to have a “just us” day. And if that’s you, then I have news for you: the US are filled with pretty amazing places perfect for elopements!
The reasons for an elopement can be varied.
People may find that it may be too difficult for them to go forward with a large and crowded wedding.
Here are some other reasons, why elopements are becoming more popular as the years go by:
Economical – A couple can save a lot of money by eloping. They will not have to spend dozens of thousands of dollars on an elaborate reception.
Their costs will be very minimal when they elope and in most cases, they are already where they want to be for their honeymoon and therefore, they save a lot more money overall.
Privacy – For some couples, they need privacy when they are becoming a married couple.
They might not want other people to know that they are married right away.
This is the case for most introverted couples who choose the elopement way.
Location – I covered this a little bit before, but elopements are awesome if you’re dreaming of an outdoor ceremony is a truly amazing and beautiful landscape.
Less Stress – There is no need to worry about all of the details like a couple would have to when they plan a big wedding.
They can do things simply and easily so that they have time to have fun instead of being extremely stressed out all of the time.
Choices – There are so many choices for couples to pick from when they want to elope. In most cases, they will find somewhere they both will enjoy visiting and set up their wedding ceremony in that area.
It makes sense to a lot of people and they look forward to eloping. This is why I created to list of the best places to elope in the US!
You are going the elopement route?
Well, congrats for being pretty amazing and deciding that YOUR COUPLE matters!
If you’re not sure where to elope, here is a list of more than 30 of the best places to elope in the US (in no particular order).
1) Mount Katmai
Mount Katmai is in Alaska and it is considered one of the best places to elope in the US. Being a large volcano, it has fascinating scenery for a couple when they are wedding. There is also a lot of things to do and see in the area.
2) Antelope Canyon
The Antelope Canyon is located in Arizona. A couple who elopes in this area will be especially interested in the tours that they take of the canyon. They will also find that it is excellent for picture taking.
3) Arkansas Grand Canyon
It is also known as the Big Creek Valley, and couples love to elope in the Arkansas Grand Canyon. At 1,250 feet, this is the largest canyon in Arkansas. It is a place that couples that love the outdoors will really enjoy. From rafting to hiking, they will have their pick of things to do and saying their vows in the awesome outdoors will make them very happy.
4) Garden of the Gods
Located in Colorado, the Garden of the Gods is also one of the best places to elope in the US. The wilderness is impressive and couples will love this as a backdrop for when they take their vows. It’s sprawled across over 3,300 acres of gorgeous land with terrain that is beautiful.
5) Waimea Canyon
In Hawaii, The Waimea Canyon is a beautiful spot for couples to marry. It is known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. The area has reddish colored water which is due to the erosion of the soil. It makes for fantastic photographs for newlyweds.
6) The French Quarter, New Orleans
In New Orleans, Louisiana, couples find that saying their vows in this tremendous area is worth every bit of their time. This city is also known as the Vieux Carré and it is the oldest city in the state. With lots of places to visit and things to do, couples will enjoy eloping in this very quaint area.
7) Otter cliffs
The Otter Cliffs is on Mount Desert Island, Maine. As a couple wants to start off their married life right, they will love the peach and tranquility of the Otter Cliffs. They will have their choice of wonderful places to pledge their commitment to one another when they plan to elope in this area.
8) Aquinnah cliffs
Aquinnah Cliffs is in Massachusetts and it is known for its cliffs that are made of clay and its natural beauty. Eloping is this area is for those that appreciate the outdoors and all that it has to offer.
9) Cracker Lake
Cracker Lake is in the Glacier NP in Montana and located in the Glacier National Park. The scenery is just gorgeous with lots of turquoise water.
10) Lake Tahoe
When couples go to Lake Tahoe, Nevada, they really have the opportunity to make their wedding day as special as can be. It is another one of the best places to elope in the US. This is a freshwater lake that and it is in Sierra, Nevada. It is the largest of the alpine lakes in the entire US. Many couples feel comfortable with this very peaceful area.
11) South Dakota Badlands
The Badlands are in South Dakota. Couples will find all types of interesting terrain that they can explore. With plenty of photo opportunities, this is a very different place to elope at. Couples love it when they say their vows in this area.
12) Caprock Canyons
In Texas, Caprock Canyons is a wonderful place for couples to elope in. It is a state park that offers a lot for couples to do and see. Hiking, horseback riding, and biking are all part of this experience.
13) Prusik Pass
The Prusik Pass is in the state of Washington. For couples that love the outdoors, they will be fascinated with what they can do in this area. They’ll love the scenery and photo ops.
14) Grand Teton National Park
In Wyoming, the Grand Teton NP is a fascinating place to visit and get married in. With over 310,000 acres of land and it is the tallest mountain in all of the Teton Ridge. It is not far from Yellowstone NP and there is much to see and do in the area.
15) Hanging Lake
Colorado has the Hanging Lake where many couples like to say their vows. This is an area that is known for excellent hiking expeditions. Couples that love the outdoors will be impressed with what they can do for their nuptials in this area.
16) Yellowstone National Park
In Wyoming, the Yellowstone NP is a place that many couples love to visit. Not only was this the first national park in the US but also in the world. Fascinating experiences await any couple who want to elope to this area. They will love all that they can do and experience in the wonderful outdoors.
17) Sequoia National Park
The Sequoia NP is located in California. People love the terrain as it is mostly forests and total beauty. There are giant sequoia trees that are just phenomenal at this favorite for those that want to elope. The German Sherman Tree is in this park and it is the largest tree on the earth.
18) Big Sur
For another great place in California, couples choose Big Sur because of the awesome scenery. Depending on what time of the year that a couple chooses to elope to this ultimate place, they can take part in the events that happen throughout the year. It is a place of wonder for sure.
19) Zion National Park
The Zion NP is located in Utah. It is also filled with wonderful scenery. There are 229 miles of terrain for couples to enjoy.
20) Death Valley National Park
Death Valley NP is in California. It is all about the desert for couples that want to elope in this fashion. The park has many plants and animals but it is known for its heat, as well as being one of the largest parks in the US.
21) Multnomah Falls
In Oregon, the Multnomah Falls offers couples a great place for saying their vows and many photo opportunities. This 625-foot waterfall is gorgeous and many photo ops await those that visit.
22) Great Sand Dunes National Park
The state of Colorado boasts the Great Sand Dunes NP. The sand dunes go up to 750 feet. These are the largest sand dunes in America. Couples that love this type of detail will enjoy themselves thoroughly.
23) The Florida Keys
The Florida Keys is so romantic and makes a great place for couples to elope. These islands lay on the Florida Straight. Romance is what couples will find as they take the 7-mile bridge to reach their destinations. It is all about sunshine, blue skies, and clear waters.
24) Kenai Fjord
Kenai Fjord is in Alaska. With glaciers and more, this is a geological wonder and couples will love what they can see. Posing for pictures will be a wonderful experience.
25) Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
The Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is in California. It provides couples with a wonderful place to say their vows and honeymoon. They will be able to enjoy McWay Falls and a lot more. There are 350-foot redwoods that they will also admire.
26) Joshua Tree National Park
In California, there is the Joshua Tree NP for couples to wed in. In the Mojave Desert, this is the home of the Joshua Trees. It is on over 790,000 acres of gorgeous terrain.
27) Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon is a top choice for many couples that want to elope. They will have their choices of a variety of fun ways to start their lives as a married couple. It is based on 220 miles of a canyon with a depth of over a mile for phenomenal scenery.
28) Arches National Park
Arches NP is in Utah. There are over 4,000 natural arches in this park. It is a great place to get lots of great photos.
29) Maroon Lake
In Colorado, Maroon Lake is a favorite place for couples. They can make their vows in some gorgeous places with wonderful scenery.
Savannah is in Georgia. It is a gorgeous place that couples really love. This is Georgia’s oldest city. There is a lot to see and do and the people are so friendly.
31) Big Bend National Park
Big Bend NP is in Texas. This park borders Mexico. With over 1.200 species of plants, couples will love what they will be able to see.
32) Aleutian Islands
The Aleutian Islands are in Alaska. There are 14 large islands and 52 small ones. This is paradise for many people. Couples should dress for the temperatures.
These destinations are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to finding the best places to elope in the US.
Depending on what you’re dreaming of and what you love to do as a couple, I will give you various options as to where is the best place FOR YOU to elope!
Since eloping is something that alleviates a lot of the stress and pressure off you in a variety of ways, it is popular now more than ever.
With the list of the best places to elope in the US, you will definitely find just what you are looking for so that you can start your life as a married couple in the right way!
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Mount Katmai: Katmai National Park and Preserve / Antelope Canyon: Alexander Shchukin / Arkansas Grand Canyon: Noel Pennington / Garden of the gods: Lee Coursey / Waimea Canyon: Wikiphotographer / The French Quarter: Pedro Szekely / Otter Cliffs: Mattia Panciroli / Aquimah cliffs: Bob P.B. / Cracker lake: Troy Smith / Lake Tahoe: Beau Rogers / South Dakota badlands: John Fowler / Caprock canyons: Matthew Lee High / Prusik pass: Butterbits / Grand Teton NP: Mzagerp / Hanging lake: Bryce Bradford / Yellowstone NP: Harald / Sequoia NP: Nate Steiner / Big sur: Stuart L Chambers / Zion NP: Andre Gonsalves / Death Valley NP: Lucian / Multnomah falls: Rabesphoto / Great Sand Dunes NP: Christian Collins / Florida Keys: Thomas / Kenai Fjords: Praveen / Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP: Joe Parks / Joshua Tree NP: Chuck Holland / Grand Canyon NP: Zephyr & Luna / Arches NP: Duncan Rawlinson / Maroon lake: John B. Kalla / Savannah: Jason Pier in DC / Big Bend NP: Steve Davies / Aleutian Islands: Paxson Woelber