10 Fabulous Elopement Destinations

Elopements are romantic, intimate and stress-free, so find the perfect destination for this lifetime journey!

Sunshine Coast, Qld

Our very own Sunshine Coast in Queensland features stunning beaches, scrumptious seafood, restaurants with ocean views and lavish spas making it one of the most romantic spots in Australia – simply ideal for elopements and honeymoons! The weather is great for outdoor ceremonies or even a reception under the stars and you will be spoilt for locations.

OUR TIP: Tie the knot at one of the Sunshine Coast’s secret beaches such as Alexandria Bay, Shelly Beach, Mujimba, Moffat Beach or Happy Valley.

Fiji

With over 330 islands and more than 500 islets, Fiji is the perfect place to elope. Here you can find remote beaches, over-the-water bungalows and have a ceremony with Fijian warriors and frangipani petals. Since it is a popular destination for couples, you will be able to find great all-inclusive elopement packages.

OUR TIP: Opt for a private island getaway such as Turtle Island where the cult scenes from the Blue Lagoon were filmed.

Seychelles

No other destination in the world quite compares to the Seychelles! This idyllic archipelago nestled in the Indian Ocean is at the very top of the wish list because of its awe-inspiring scenery, luxurious resorts and some of the best beaches in the world.

OUR TIP: The Seychelles are setting the standards for eco-tourism, so this is the perfect place for couples who want an environmentally friendly wedding.

Costa Rica

The lush forests of Costa Rica are hiding many romantic spots and here you will really feel close to nature. It is world’s leader in eco-tourism with many gorgeous sustainable retreats offering accommodation in romantic treehouses.

OUR TIP: Tie the knot at a secluded beach or under a misty waterfall in the middle of a rainforest.

Kenya

For couples searching for an exotic place to tie the knot, Kenya is the ultimate destination. You can spend your wedding day in the wilderness with the big five – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceros and buffalos before retreating to a lavish suite and enjoying a dinner under the canopy of stars.

OUR TIP: Masai Mara is one of the most romantic places with beautiful resorts!

Niagara Waterfalls

The picturesque Niagara Waterfalls offer a jaw-dropping backdrop for your ceremony and photos. What better way to celebrate then with an intimate dinner in a lavish restaurant overlooking the falls! And romantic 19th century buildings of the Niagara-On-The-Lake will instantly take you back in time.

OUR TIP: Say “I do” in a helicopter flying over the dramatic waterfalls!

Disneyland

With so many theme parks and lavish resorts, Disney World in Florida is a place where you will have lots of fun and make the cutest elopement images to send to your family and friends! Elopement packages are less expensive than you think.

OUR TIP: Arrange a private fireworks display and make amazing pictures in front of the iconic Cinderella castle.

Italy

From picturesque Tuscany to the swanky Amalfi Coast, Italy offers a wealth of options for elopement. It is fairly easy to obtain the marriage licence and you can wed in a historic city, romantic winery, in a swanky villa or by the sea.

OUR TIP: Florence is an open-air museum which has beautiful historic churches and many other picture-perfect venues where you can have a civil wedding.

France

France is undoubtedly one of the most romantic countries in the world. You can get married in Paris, “the city of love”, in Champagne region which is the birthplace of world’s most festive drink, in the magical Provence or at the beautiful French Riviera.

OUR TIP: Wed in Paris and then spend your honeymoon in France’s beautiful countryside where you can indulge the best wines, famed French cuisine and stay at a romantic chateau.

Scotland

Romantic castles, wild landscapes and quaint villages of the Scottish Highlands make the perfect setting for intimate wedding ceremonies and promise exciting honeymoon itineraries. If you want a destination that is unique and off the beaten path, this could be the best adventure to kick-start your life together!

OUR TIP: Explore the less-known locations such as Scotland’s remote islands and historic villages such as Gretna Green.

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