The Best Elope Ideas & Packages in 43 States

A Guide to Unique, Romantic & Affordable Elopement Weddings all across the USA, Canada, UK and Australia

Best Elope Ideas
By Greg Mattson, BEI Editor - Updated: Jul 13, 2013

Welcome to Best Elope Ideas, a unique guide to elopements in the USA and Canada, plus romantic destination wedding locations around the world.

We don’t actually perform elopement ceremonies or book weddings – instead, this site is an up-to-date guide for finding the best eloping destinations in 43 U.S. States, plus romantic and inexpensive elopement packages in Canada, the U.K. and Australia to help any bride and groom to-be plan a quick and affordable wedding day to remember!

Western U.S. Elopements

Western USA

New York City Elope Couple

Northeast

New England Travel Wedding

New England

Couple Eloping in the Southern USA

The South

On BEI, you’ll find bed and breakfast elopement packages and hotels where you can elope quickly with minimum fuss. By combining travel and a simple "all-inclusive" elopement package, you can experience a dream wedding in the most romantic spots, both near home and overseas:

USA Elopements & Wedding Spots 

  • Colorado: eloping destinations high up in the Rocky Mountains, including Sundance, Estes Park and Boulder, CO. For honeymoons, think lakeside cabins or a romantic High Country ranch.
  • New Orleans: exchange vows in the courtyard of a romantic B&B in "The Big Easy" with your wedding night dinner in the city's incredible French Quarter. 
Couple Eloping in the Western USA - Oregon
  • New York: imagine saying "I do" under the lights in Manhattan or in a beautiful spot in Central Park. Or head to Upstate NY's attractive Finger Lakes region.
  • New Jersey: elope wedding packages in a bed and breakfast near the Delaware River, as well as in small towns close to NYC and along the Jersey Shore.
  • Oregon: the best spots for an inexpensive wedding in Oregon - scenic Cannon Beach on the coast, and a nice wedding spot near Mt. Hood, OR.
  • Ohio: country inns, heritage homes and other wedding elope locations near Lake Erie and in the state's popular Amish Country.  
  • Pennsylvania: check out an award-winning inn with luxury elope packages in New Hope PA, as well as inexpensive places to wed near Pittsburgh and the Pocono Mountains.
  • Virginia: cool elope ideas for couples in the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia Beach, VA.

Places to Elope in Canada 

We tell you about some exciting places to wed in Canada, including Ontario and Quebec, plus romantic places for elopements in Western Canada like Vancouver Island and the spectacular Canadian Rockies. 

UK Eloping Destinations

Use our site to find the perfect places for an elope wedding in the United Kingdom, with locations close to London as well the favorite for honeymooners, the romantic Lake District. 

Australian Elopements

The latest addition to our elopement directory includes travel wedding locations in Australia, particularly some terrific spots along the east coast of New South Wales and tropical Queensland (perfect for a wedding elope ceremony on the beach).  

Plus...

You’ll also get tips and how-to information on marriage laws & requirements in various US states - need to know regulations like waiting periods, license costs, age limits, and so on.

Or, if you're unsure about making your big day a smaller, more intimate occasion, we've collected some solid reasons why eloping just might be the right kind of wedding for you both.

And after your wedding, we help you extend your memories with some honeymoon suggestions: our pick of romantic B&B's and resort hotels close by where newlyweds can spend a few extra nights in wedded bliss!

Let's help make your elopement planning exciting and stress-free!

Disclaimer: We have made every attempt to ensure that this website is as accurate as possible. However, Best Elope Ideas accepts no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information. You should verify important information regarding all travel documents, marriage regulations, health and safety, customs, and transportation with the appropriate authorities and agents before making any set arrangements and plans for travel.