Eloping is not for everyone, but we’ve found some pretty awesome places that may just change your mind. And to clear things up, eloping doesn’t mean that you have to get married by an Elvis impostor in a cheesy chapel, or on a deserted beach with no friends. There are tons of fabulous locales for eloping, from the local & practical to the exotic & breathtaking. From pink sandy beaches to mountain-top resorts, we rounded up the best places here. We even found some places that have same-day marriage license laws, so there’s truly something for everyone on this list:
1. Las Vegas: Chapel of The Flowers
All you have to do is show up, literally. Chapel of the Flowers offers limo services to and from the courthouse for same-day marriage licenses, an on-site photographer, floral designer, ministers and 5 indoor and outdoor venue options. Ceremony packages start at $299 and include photography and flowers.
2. British Virgin Islands: Long Bay Beach
Long Bay Beach Resort villas has full-service wedding packages: including decor, cake and champagne, start at $1,199. Plus, it’s a 2-in-1 honeymoon/wedding.
3. Bermuda: The Mandarin Oriental
Just a 2-hour plane ride from New York City, The Mandarin Oriental at Elbow Beach feels like its worlds away. Think pink sandy beaches, rum swizzles galore, and all the privacy of an A-list celebrity. Plus, there’s a wedding planner on-site.
4. Lake Tahoe
Can’t decide between the beach and the mountains? Lake Tahoe offers the best of both worlds. Plus, their same-day marriage license law means a headache-free process.
5. Jackson Hole: Hotel Terra
This celebrity hot-spot is located steps away from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Hotel Terra is perfect for the outdoorsy couple looking for adventure; views of the Teton Mountains are out of this world.
6. Reno: The Grove at South Street
The Grove at South Street is the place to go for a hassle-free outdoor weddings. This cool mountainside venue is not only eco-friendly with gorgeous views, but you can also receive a same day marriage license.
7. Hawaii: Grand Hyatt Kauai
You won’t have to lift a finger until it’s time to slip on the wedding dress; the Kauai Hyatt’s on-site coordinators can plan bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners, spa days, and more.
8. Mexico: Velas Resorts
The “Dreams Come True” package at the Velas Resorts is all-inclusive: including spa visits, wedding cake, reception food, photographer, and more. Starts at $159/person.
9. Bali: Nikko Bali Resort
All you need is a bikini and a smile for this Indonesian escape. Nikko Bali Resort’s wedding coordinators will plan a custom event while you and the hubby-to-be bask in the sun on a secluded beach.
10. Bahamas: Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort
Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort offers all-inclusive packages for both weddings and honeymoons, with drinks, meals, salon visits, planning services, and more included. You can even rent your own exclusive beach.