10+ destination ideas for a mountain elopement in the world

I know eloping might sometimes be a tough decision, or sometimes it’s just what you always dreamed of. Wether you’re an adventurer at heart, a true introvert or simply someone who don’t like to be emotional in front of dozens of people, an elopement might be just what you’re looking for.

So, congratulations on being a pretty awesome human being!

Mountains are great for eloping, because they offer a beautiful view while still being 100% intimate. After all, mountain paths are generally pretty lonely and it’s rare to cross someone’s path when you’re going up a stiff slope.

So maybe you’re still looking around to find the perfect elopement destination, or you know you want some mountains in the background of your elopement pictures, and want to feel the wind in your hair while you exchange your vows in front of an absolutely magnificent landscape…but in any case, mountains are calling you, and you have to go!

As a mountain lover myself, I can’t imagine planning my elopement without mountains. Me and my beau love them and we hike almost every weekend. And since I have travelled a lot for elopements (and my own pleasure as well!) I created this little, non comprehensive list of awesome places you can definitely consider for your mountain elopement.

Hop on, and let’s discover them together!

Where can you find mountains for an elopement?

To be honest, the world is a vast and beautiful place. There are mountains you can see from afar, and others you can only see when you are in them. But in any case, mountain ranges populate a lot of space on earth, so they are easy to spot.

Did you know the top 100 highest mountains on earth are located in the Himalaya range? Mount Everest, K2, Annapurna…they are all located in Nepal, India, China or Pakistan. But there are more mountain ranges in the world aside from the Himalaya (which is, to be honest, a hell of an awesome place to elope!).

You are going the elopement route?

Mountains are everywhere, for the biggest pleasure of the wanderlust-seekers who would like to plan a mountain elopement!

Here is a list of the 10+ of my favorite mountains for an elopement (in no particular order).

1) Patagonia

Part of both Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is a wonderful place to elope. Tierra del Fuego is filled with mountain ranges, lakes and little towns, all with beautiful, unobstructed views, perfect to exchange vows.

2) Atlas Mountains

In northern Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia is a mountain range with beautiful peaks and absolute magnificent views. Also a less touristic destination, these mountains are perfect to have a beautiful hike and exchange your vows at sunset.

3) Colorado

This state part of the United States is filled with wilderness, epic views and mountain ranges you will enjoy hiking. The Rocky Mountains are maybe some of the beautiful mountain ranges you will find in the USA, and Colorado is one of the best options for you if you’re looking to elope in the US!

4) Picos de Europa

In the Asturias community of Spain, you will find absolutely stunning mountain peaks as part of the Pics de Europa National Park. They are epic and host some beautiful wild animals, like bears and wolves.

5) Peru

With the oh so famous Macchu Picchu, Peru is known to be one of the wildest places on earth. Hosting some of the most beautiful Inca ruins and landmarks, and other remarkable pre-columbian archives like the Lines of Nazca, Peru is a mysterious and beautiful country!

6) The Dolomites

In northern Italy, you will find an extraordinary mountain range, called the Dolomites. With absolutely stunning peaks with panoramic views accessible by foot, they are perfection for an elopement in the mountains in Europe!

7) Swiss Alps

In France, Italy and Switzerland, you will find one of the world’s most famous mountain ranges there is: the Alps, with the majestuous Mont Blanc. The Alps are absolutely perfect for a mountain elopement as they offer easily accessible panoramic views, as well as hard-to-reach mountain peaks with astounding views.

8) Scotland

Well, Scotland is and will always be one of my favorite places on earth. Wild, untouched, raw and mostly freezing, it offers absolutely beautiful landscapes for whom deserves to see them. By car, by foot or by horse, you can easily access a variety of landscapes, from beautiful mountaintops to cristal-clear beaches.

9) Lake District

As part of the UK, the Lake Disctrict is one of the most beautiful places you will find in the country. Filled with (you guessed it) lakes and mountains, this National Park is perfect for those who like to wander…and get a little lost.

10) New Zealand

It would be impossible to list the most beautiful mountains to get married and not include New Zealand. This beautiful country is filled with mountains more beautiful one from the other, and it will be hard to choose just one place to exchange your vows!

11) Alberta, Canada

And, more precisely, Banff National Park, Lake Louise and Jasper. There is beauty is every landscape you will find in Alberta, but the mountains are the most majestuous and wilds you will ever see.

12) Alaska

Glacier Bay, Kenai Fjords and Denali are just a few examples of the beauty you will find when wandering in Alaska. With a mix of lakes and beautiful mountains in the background, you will have only to make a choice…and it’s going to be a tough one!

PRO TIP

These destinations are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to eloping in the mountains. Aks your photographer to have a guide with you, check you regulations and permits if applicable, and be extra careful and respectful when hiking in the mountains. I am here to help and guide you if needed!
 
You can’t wait to plan your mountain elopement?

I totally get it!

Finding a location, getting inspired, booking all the vendors and exchanging your vows in an epic landscape can be absolutely exciting and scary at the same time. This is why I offer only all-inclusive packages that will give you a peace of mind when planning your elopement. From country finding to location scouting, vendors booking, travel planning, elopement guiding and photographing everything along the way, I will be your partner for this amazing adventure. Get in touch now and let’s plan your dream adventure elopement!

Let's find the perfect spot for YOUR elopement!

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Photography credits:

Patagonia: derekandnora / Atlas Mountains: wonker / Picos de Europa: josevi11 / Peru and New-Zealand: Pedro Szekely / Dolomites: Umberto Salvagnin / Alps, Scotland and Lake Disctrict: Zephyr & Luna / Alberta: Bernd Thaller / Alaska: Roderick Eime / Colorado: Christian Collins