The Best Places in the World To Elope
Kiss me quick, let’s elope! Whatever your reasons, there’s nothing more romantic than solely exchanging vows to your loved one without a crowd and there’s no reason why you can’t escape to one of the most gorgeous destinations in the world to do so.
Best Places & Destinations to Elope
Opting for a private ceremony between the two of you (and potentially a couple of witnesses!) means you can certainly stay low-key but there’s no reason why you can’t have an intimate experience in a simply breathtaking place with as much or as little lavish decor as you desire.
We’ve shortlisted some of our favourite locations to elope whilst including a handful of stunning venues designed for intimate yet wildly romantic celebrations.
With its artistic nature and lavish architectural villas, Lake Como is one of the most desirable locations to exchange vows. Exuding sophistication, the regions scenic waterfront ceremonies don’t have to include epic guestlists, in fact many of the neoclassical villas situated in prime position are ideal for an indulgent intimate ‘I Do’.
Lake Como’s impressive mountainous backdrops and elusive atmosphere, cries out for elegant elopements. If you desire exclusivity fused with ultimate luxury this is certainly the destination for you.
A deeply romantic venue, the historical Relais Villa Vittoria is located directly on Lake Como featuring a collection of dedicated elopement and intimate wedding areas. Decipher between the enchanted Gazebo of Gelsomin, the pretty Wisteria Balcony, the Poolside Pergola or of course the Main Terrace and fairylight Cellar Winery.
With intimate ceremony and dinner rates starting at 250 Euros, you can indulge without the fuss of a huge guestlist knowing you’ve chosen one of the best places in the world to tie the knot.
Floristry, photographers and musicians alongside other celebratory extras can be arranged by the venue to make the day as special as your heart desires. And, don’t forget to add a Lake Como boat tour to your elopement stay- we promise you won’t be disappointed!
Rome is the Italian destination of dreams, a true architectural marvel with an abundance to discover, proving the perfect location for modern couples wanting an elopement experience full of character and wonder.
Experience a self-indulgent stay in world-class luxury surrounded by the city’s iconic ancient monuments. It may only be the two of you but we highly recommend hiring a professional photographer to document your romantic soiree as you’ll be situated in the most sophisticated destination in the world.
A chic property right in the heart of Rome, Villa Clara is an opulent haven featuring a rich 1920’s interior. Dramatic architecture and rich colour palettes provide exciting backdrops for intimate marriage proposals, elopements and intimate celebrations.
The palatial venue exposes an exquisite roof terrace displaying 360-degree panoramic views of Rome, a romantic space for passionate dining under the stars. Bespoke elopement packages are available upon request at Villa Clara for personalised requirements including the use of the luxuriously designed suites, roman bath swimming pool and private roof top jacuzzi.
Escape to one of the 227 Greek islands – Ios, the ideal retreat for elopement couples. Renowned for partying summers, the island also has its secluded beauty spots renowned for romantic soirees. Accessible by ferry, you’ll be greeted by clifftop villages and an array of beaches waiting to be discovered. Ios allows you to relax, restore, rejuvenate and say your wedding vows in a refined, undeveloped setting.
If an island elopement on a secluded beach or in a private garden setting tickles your fancy, look no further than the Cycladic Gem Luxury Villa – the true gem of the Cyclades!
The iconic Greek seaside villa sits majestically on the most exquisite cove and boasts its own exclusive beach, Amphitheatre, lawn and seaside gardens. You’ll witness an abundance of amazing backdrops including spectacular cliff formations plus the poolsides luscious trees and bougainvillea blooms, creating enviable wedding photos capturing your once-in-a-lifetime memories.
Extend your special day by staying at the luxury seaside villa to enjoy the gorgeous infinity pool & overflow spa Jacuzzi- Newlywed bliss.
It may be tiny but wow is the Greek island of Santorini epic! Filled with swoon-worthy, instagrammable backdrops it proves to be a highly sought after destination to tie the knot.
The majestic blue sea morphs into the fresh blue skies, making the crisp white-washed buildings and rustic Caldera more pronounced, the scenes of Santorini are simply unrivalled.
With an array of luxe venues offering private terraces overlooking the Aegean Sea, you can be certain you’ll have both the exclusivity and intimacy you crave to elope here. Intimate retreats and private havens scatter the island , allowing you to combine your elopement and honeymoon together as one.
If you’re seeking A-list luxury for your elopement, look no further than Canaves Oia Suites, the brands all-white minimalistic concept redifines the meaning of luxury accommodation in Santorini. A holiday haven of exquisite elegance, think spacious living rooms and private plunge pools suitable for only the elite.
The Panorama Balcony at Canaves Oia Suites is perfectly poised for exclusive elopements displaying dramatic views of the Caldera and the infinite blue sea.
Private use for 2 allows for personalised celebrations, making your day truly yours with the teams tailor-made event planning services. Get the champagne flutes ready as this magical Santorini balcony gives you front row seats into witnessing the most incredible sunset, love is in the air!
An escape from reality, the adventure of visiting Morocco is an experience in itself, so why not host your symbolic ceremony in this magical place?
With its boho vibe and vast deserts, trend-focused elopements are easily achievable. From eclectic Marrakech to the picturesque Atlas mountains and the Sahara desert, the country is certainly equipped for chic celebrations, so break the mould and say your vows in a setting deemed worthy by avid adventure seekers.
Experience enduring beautiful sand dunes and magical sunsets at the heart of the world’s largest hot desert, the Sahara. Arrive in style via camel or a dramatic 4×4 drive to the Luxury Camp for a romantic celebration a little less ordinary.
Everything is taken care of at the luxury camp from catering featuring local cuisine and drinks, to flowers, music, accommodation and fireworks, you can even make your celebration extra special by dancing into the night with live music from a traditional Gnawa band.
The perfect elopement destination to watch the stars as a couple of love birds.
Head to the Highlands for a scenic elopement without restrictions. Providing you bring along a registered celebrant you can legally marry anywhere in Scotland, yes anywhere!
With its incredible rural beauty, you’ll find an abundance of breathtaking mountain ranges, picturesque lakes and alluring coast lines, ideal for intimate declarations of love.
Renowned for some of the best hospitality, food and drink in the world, Scotland attracts many UK and international couples to elope annually and we can certainly see the appeal, especially when exquisite private venues such as the Lodge on Loch Goil offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences to say ‘I Do’…
If you fancy some lochside luxury, head to the Lodge on Loch Goil- Scotland’s top 5-star elopement venue! Situated in the scenic Scottish Highlands, the intimate wedding specialists have over 20 years experience and knowledge in creating the ultimate elopement experience in a simply stunning part of the world.
Arrive in style with the venues private boat to the fantasy hideaway, where you will find the famous Treehouse- a fairytale castle in the sky, proving the most unique space to exchange vows as a couple.
Exclusive elopement packages include a 5 course chefs tasting menu (awarded 2 AA Rosettes!) accompanied by wine and champagne, wedding cake and flowers, plus the chance to spend the afternoon sipping bubbly in your own private boat on the spectacular Loch Goil.
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