There are many obvious places to elope such as Las Vegas, Key West or Hawaii but we wanted to give you a few options to consider before making your final decision. We have hand-picked a list of culturally diverse destinations to aid you in your selection.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Why It's Perfect: New Orleans' vitality revolves around music, amazing cuisine, and beautiful architecture; coupled with a festive ambience, you have the perfect recipe for an unforgettable affair. The hospitality is like no other place in the world, the community is filled with joie de vivre. With 24/7 party establishments and spirited beverage availability you can party until you drop.
Best Place to Elope: If you want the New Orleans experience you have many choices.
If you are looking for an elopement with plenty of merriment, people and parties look towards Bourbon Street. If you want something a bit more peaceful and quaint with great architecture, head over to the French Quarter. There are beautiful destinations to elope near the River Front and Parks as well.
Weather: Warm humid weather during the summer, avoid outdoor ceremonies in July and August. Any other time of the year in New Orleans is perfect.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Why It's Perfect: New Jersey is a resort city known for its casinos, boardwalk and beach. A perfect alternative to Las Vegas. There are plenty of luxury hotels, trendy entertainment venues and romantic places to eat.
Best Place to Elope: Long Beach Island is a personal favorite. Cape May area is also a wonderful location for a beach elopement ceremony. You will need a permit so make sure you pick one up. The Absecon Lighthouse is a quaint wedding venue near the coast. It is a very creative place to elope so if you want to think outside the box this destination might be for you.
Weather: The weather is amazing in the summer! Cool breezes and warm temps in the mid 80's
San Francisco, California
Why It's Perfect: There's a plethora of picture perfect spots to elope in San Francisco. Beach weddings near the Golden Gate Bridge is picturesque. San Francisco's city skyline makes for an amazing romantic background, try an evening rooftop wedding to take advantage of the instant glamour it provides.
Best Place to Elope: Choosing the the Legion of Honor Park for your intimate nuptials is a great idea. The landscaping is gorgeous and romantic. Eloping in the Bay provides you with a fairytale atmosphere. The beach front is ideal for weddings by the water.
Weather: Nice cool summers with refreshing breezes.
Why It's Perfect: Portland is very laid back. It is the smallest big city in America. There are countless locations to elope. It is green and luscious and filled with recycling-loving whimsical people; there is a charming appeal associated with Portland. You may have seen t.v. show: Portlandia try to capture its uniqueness but you really need to visit and experience it for yourself.
Best Place to Elope: Pretty much anywhere. Portland is big on being creative and different. Everything goes here. There are landscaped parks almost every square mile in this town. Stunning views and landscapes are plentiful in the City of Roses. Japanese Garden, Rose Garden, Waterfront, and Cathedral Park with a view of St. John's Bridge are very popular choices.
Weather: Portland summer weather can be unpredictable but don't bother with umbrellas, just embrace the potential for rain and enjoy nature. It is the reason why it is so green! What you will get are magnificent sunrises and sunsets.