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The definition of elopement is constantly shifting. Today, eloping couples may tie the knot with no one but an officiant and witness, while others bring immediate family, close friends and a team of vendors. Couples looking for the perfect spot to elope, whether a quiet mountain top or bustling courthouse, will love these destinations!

Destinations Close to Home

You don’t need to go far to find a dreamy destination for your elopement.

Buffalo, New York

While Niagara Falls often hosts elopements, there are plenty of other Western New York locations that welcome ultra-small weddings. Buffalo City Hall’s detailed décor and bird’s eye view make a beautiful backdrop to your vows.

Lake Placid, New York

The Adirondack region is dotted with cozy cabins and luxurious retreats. Many in Lake Placid and the surrounding towns offer elopement packages with a customized itinerary, menu, music and more for just the two of you or up to 20+ guests.

Saratoga Springs, New York

Quaint bed and breakfasts, a historic downtown, luxurious spas and local wineries make Saratoga Springs downright dreamy. Exchange vows in a landscaped garden, luxury hotel or even the Saratoga Race Track.

Destinations Throughout the United States

Elope with just a few guests a bit further from home at one of these destinations.

Glacier National Park, Montana

You won’t need any fancy décor when you have the dramatic landscape of Glacier National Park behind you. Whether you’re looking for a cozy lodge or rugged ceremony, you’ll find it in northern Montana.

Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Take advantage of Nevada’s elopement-friendly marriage license requirements without tying the knot in Las Vegas. Instead, head to picturesque Lake Tahoe and exchange vows anywhere from a pebbled beach to a mountain retreat.

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans offers eloping couples an unlimited number of ways to celebrate their marriage. Choose from venues ranging from historic churches and jazz bars in the French Quarter to City Park’s Rose Garden and Peristyle.

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