Top 20 Places To Elope
Each year here at WhereToElope.com we like to put together a list of the top 20 best places to elope based on the preferences of our readers. This year the results were very interesting because things got shaken up a little bit from what we have come to expect. One of the first things that caught our attention was the fact that not one, but two Canadian Provinces made it into the top 20 places this year in the form of Ontario at number 10 and British Columbia at number 16. It also surprised us to see that Hawaii dropped out of the Top 10 for the first time ever and is now sitting in 19th place on the list!
Top 10 Best Places to Elope in 2017
As noted, for the first time ever two Canadian Provinces actually made it into the top twenty and one of those was Ontario which broke into the top 10. This is fantastic because here at WhereToElope.com we have long held the belief that Canada is totally underrated as an elopement destination. One of our favorite Ontario based vendors is the wonderful Elope Niagara who offer a range of packages at their little log wedding chapel!
Tennessee may be known best for its connection to music, but it is also a hot spot in the elopement industry. With an abundance of stunning venues and intimate inns and hotels it is easy to see why. Perhaps you are dreaming of a fairytale wedding? If so then you will want to look at Storybrook Farm Bed & Breakfast. Alternatively, you might prefer an intimate wedding at Butterfly Hollow set in the foothills of the Cumberland Plateau.
The number 8 spot this year is occupied by beautiful Pennsylvania. Why not enjoy a mountain elopement with the help of celebrant Lois Heckman who offers intimate wedding ceremonies at her venue Harmony Gardens in the Pocono Mountains. Alternatively, you could head to Ligonier and stay a while at Campbell House Bed & Breakfast where you can also take advantage of romantic and affordable elopement packages.
Why not elope to Washington State? There are plenty of stunning venue for your wedding. Some of our favorites include Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins where you can take in the breathtaking views of a meadow edged with towering pine trees and a backdrop of the cascade mountains. We also love the elegant and romantic Turtleback Farm Inn which sits on 80 acres of farmland in Eastsound. Both of these venues have a range of affordable elopement packages to choose from.
North Carolina has been really growing in popularity as an elopement destination lately and this is thanks in part to the many beautiful venues that the state has to offer. A perfect example would be Bella Collina Mansion. This five star mansion is in the top 5% in the US Elite Awards. Located in Stokesdale, Bella Collina Mansion offers a stunning setting for your elopement with all inclusive packages and mid week specials. This is just one of many fantastic options for eloping to North Carolina.
We have always been slightly biased about our beautiful home state of Colorado, but the truth is that it really is one of the best places to elope. Who wouldn’t want to get married in their very own castle? That is entirely possible with the help of Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast in Denver. This historic mansion is perfect for a fairy tale wedding. If you are more interested in an outdoor elopement then you may enjoy Estes Park’s Romantic River Song Bed & Breakfast Inn which is one of Colorado’s most beautiful elopement venues.
Georgia has Southern Hospitality down to a fine art, so it never surprises us when it charts highly in the top ten places to elope list each year. The state is dotted with plenty of intimate bed and breakfasts and small hotels that are perfect for eloping to Georgia. Burruss Mill Falls is a historic gristmill with its own waterfall and it makes the ideal backdrop for a romantic elopement. Meanwhile, for couples who want to go all out with their elopement, Jekyll Island Club Hotel has some amazing all inclusive elopement and small wedding packages to offer.
The say that everything is bigger in Texas, but that does not necessarily apply to weddings. The Lone Star State is actually one of the most popular destinations for elopements and small intimate weddings. The gorgeous Paniolo Ranch can provide an elopement experience that you will never forget with a garden ceremony followed by relaxing couples massages while the Star of Texas Bed & Breakfast offers everything you need in an elopement package for a relaxed and carefree elopement.
Here at WheretoElope.com we like to think that one of the main reasons why Florida is the number two place to elope is historic St. Augustine. A huge number of couples choose to elope here and one of the most popular venues is Casa de Solana Bed & Breakfast which has the ideal combination of a historic interior and lush garden courtyard complete with its own water fountain. There are some fantastic elopement packages full of romantic touches that you will love.
According to our readers, the number one place to elope to in 2017 is California. The Golden State certainly has plenty to offer eloping couples. Whether you are interested in a Beach Elopement, a Mountain Elopement or even a Vineyard Elopement California has something to suit your tastes. Some of our personal picks include Hastings House in Half Moon Bay, Lake of the Sky Weddings in Tahoe and Elope in Wine Country who are based in Napa Valley and Sonoma.
Wondering what other places made our Top 20 List? Check out 11 through 20 below!
These are the Top 20 Places to Elope in 2017 as decided by the Readers of WhereToElope.com, but we have hundreds of vendors across the United States and beyond who can help you to find your dream place to elope.