Thinking about eloping but don’t want to go the typical “Vegas” route? While Las Vegas has practically become synonymous with eloping, there are plenty of other magnificent locations to tie the knot.
There’s a few, we would argue, that are even better than Vegas, and we’ll be taking a look at each of them here. Sure, Vegas has its charms, but if you’re looking for a truly unique, unforgettable romantic getaway, you’re going to want to check out our selection!
Camp Wandawega: Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Now, Wisconsin is certainly not a name you’d ever think would be associated with romantic getaways and elopements, but don’t let that deter you. If you’re looking for an experience closer to nature, with beautiful retreats in a rustic setting, Wandawega is your winner.
Over the past few years the camp has actually made a name for itself tailoring parts of its grounds for couples looking for something off the beaten path. Cozy log cabins, lodges, and even treehouses can be found in its expansive woodlands. What used to be Wisconsin’s best kept secret is becoming one of its finest attractions!
This quaint coastal town has long been a destination spot for anyone looking to experience the charm and beauty of the south. Not coincidentally, its charms lend it to being an amazing place to hold an elopement ceremony.
Fine dining, brimming with art and culture, plenty of entertainment, and of course, a flawless romantic setting, Savannah is simply a couple’s dream. If the glitz and glam of Vegas isn’t exactly your thing, Savannah will appeal to more classic sensibilities while still being full of fun, excitement, and romantic moments!
Typically thought of as a honeymoon spot, Maui is the perfect setting for the whole ceremony if that’s what you’re looking for. Why not make the entire wedding a honeymoon?
Maui is famous for its absolutely breathtaking white sand beaches, seaside attractions, paradisaical resorts, and minimalist aesthetic. It’s truly a place to go if you want to “get away from it all.” Here, it’s all about the beach, the sun, and the romance!
Beyond the attractive ambience of the island alone, there is more than enough to keep an adventurous couple occupied: rock climbing, surfing, cruises, snorkeling, ziplines, helicopter tours and more. You certainly won’t be bored.
Treehouse Point: Issaquah, Washington
Like a quaint forest village from a fantasy movie come to life, Treehouse point has been making a name for itself over the past few years as a premiere retreat and small wedding venue. Nestled in the midst of gorgeous woodlands, it features an array of unique fully decked out cabins built up in the trees, as well as more traditional options. There are even lodgings on the water.
For the full holistic experience, there are spa, yoga, and massage options available in and around the area: a stay at Treehouse is meant to be full of romance and relaxation. If you’re looking for a downright magical experience, you can’t go wrong with Treehouse Point.
Thorncrown Chapel: Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Another rustic romance spot less for retreats and more for very intimate elopements and weddings. This beautiful, obscure chapel rests in the forests of Arkansas, and is another contender for best elopement spots you might never have heard of.
It has that same magical, otherworldly feel as Treehouse Point, with plenty to do nearby, including tours and hiking opportunities. If your idea of a perfect elopement is an advertuuous getaway, you really can’t go wrong exploring this one of a kind chapel.
Bear Flag Farm: Winters, California
A self-proclaimed luxury estate, this farm-turned-paradise has made a name for itself in the wedding world in the last few years. They now specialize in hosting weddings and other events, and offer several magnificent attractions, including their own vineyard.
Of course, Bear Flag Farm is best known for the gorgeous photography options it offers: it is the perfectly picturesque kind of place you would expect to see only in movies. The rolling farm hills of the California countryside are all yours to share with your significant other!
No talk of elopement destinations would be complete without mentioning New Orleans. With its rich culture, gorgeous locales, numerous entertainment and dining options, and famous chapels, parks, and museums, it is quickly becoming the new name synonymous with “elopement.”
Areas like the French Quarter are becoming world-renown for the quality of the events hosted in the area, with unbeatable fine dining, romantic settings, and of course, professional elopement services that are unmatched anywhere else.
Vegas Isn’t Your Only Option
So whether you’re planning on going out to the West Coast or heading to the bayous down south, you don’t necessarily have to settle for Vegas. There are plenty of amazing elopement options all over the country, you just have to find the one that’s right for you.