Elopement packages for a special day
Turn wedding stress into wedding bliss with your own breathtaking elopement. Once upon a time, the word drummed up visions of teenagers stealing away in the night, but now covert nuptials are becoming more popular, especially as people use the term more loosely to describe small weddings. Whether your elopement is spontaneous or planned, this type of wedding removes the burdens that come with a planning a large wedding. An elopement also downplays costs, turning your special day into a destination stay.
Mountain elopement retreats
Escape to the mountains where quiet woods and surreal views make you feel like you’re in a world of your own. Some of the most intimate inns and romantic lodges are hidden in these American mountains like lost gems for brides and grooms to discover.
Mast Farm Inn, tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, is the perfect escape with its Leap to Faith elopement package. The inn even made the High Country Wedding Guide, earning its very own elopement feature with heartwarming photos of three happily after marriages.
Timberline Lodge in Oregon’s snow-laden peaks offers fireside elopement packages and views of Mount Hood.
Island elopement packages
There’s nothing more secluded than an island elopement. Jet off on a romantic vacation for your “I do’s” where sparkling waters, breathtaking sunsets and relaxing getaways give new meaning to escape.
For your barefoot vows, consider making a whirlwind trip to St. Croix. A U.S. Virgin Island, you won’t need your passport, making this a hassle-free visit. While there, elope at The Buccaneer, a member of Historic Hotels of America, recognizable for its appearance on "The Bachelor." The resort offers an Elope to Paradise package.
Located off the Georgia coast another American island retreat awaits – Jekyll Island – with its moss-draped oaks, natural sand dunes and remote island beaches. Historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel offers its own inclusive elopement package with plenty of American southern charm.
Whimsical elopement ideas
Perfect for couples that want to marry on a whim, here’s a look at spontaneous elopements – and not the Vegas kind.
Take New Orleans, for instance. They don’t call it the "Big Easy" for nothing. Le Pavillon Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana captures this romantic spirit as “The Belle of New Orleans.” Sitting on the site of one of the city’s first great plantation homes and adjacent to the romantic French Quarter, Le Pavillon delivers impeccable elopement packages for whirlwind romance.
Meanwhile, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, escape to The Inn at Leola Village, Est. 1867 and discover the romantic luxury and award winning hospitality of Pennsylvania's only Historic Hotel of America graciously offering AAA's 5 Diamond and Forbes Travel's 5 Star culinary excellence.