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Our guide on how to
Elope in the
Pacific Northwest

oregon, washington, & alaska

Why the Pacific Northwest is the
perfect location for your elopement

Why the Pacific is the perfect location for your elopement

ENDLESS Adventures
Epic scenery
and awesome culture

There are dozens of reasons you should elope in the Pacific Northwest, one of the biggest being the incredible landscape. Eloping in Washington, Oregon, or Alaska may seem to be intimidating, but we can assure you that it will be the adventure of a lifetime! Caitlyn grew up hiking, fishing, and exploring the PNW and Chad later fell in love with the scenery on our wedding road trip to Olympic National Park in Washington in 2017. We’ve compiled this guide to make eloping in the Pacific Northwest easier and less stressful so you can have more time to be stoked about your trip!

We are an elopement photographer and video team that helps couples have a stress-free, authentic wedding experience in epic places. We’d love to guide you along the elopement process by finding you the perfect elopement location, building a detailed timeline of your day, and connecting you with other rad, likeminded vendors. Want more information? Set up a free elopement phone consultation here.

There are dozens of reasons you should elope in the Pacific Northwest, one of the biggest being the incredible landscape. Eloping in Washington, Oregon, or Alaska may seem to be intimidating, but we can assure you that it will be the adventure of a lifetime! Caitlyn grew up hiking, fishing, and exploring the PNW and Chad later fell in love with the scenery on our wedding road trip to Olympic National Park in Washington in 2017. We’ve compiled this guide to make eloping in the Pacific Northwest easier and less stressful so you can have more time to be stoked about your trip!

We are an elopement photographer and video team that helps couples have a stress-free, authentic wedding experience in epic places. We’d love to guide you along the elopement process by finding you the perfect elopement location, building a detailed timeline of your day, and connecting you with other rad, likeminded vendors. Want more information? Set up a free elopement phone consultation here.

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We believe that the Pacific Northwest is one of the best places to elope at in the United States if you love:

important note: 

Please follow all Leave No Trace principles and gather all of the necessary permits for your PNW elopement.
The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful and sacred space, so let’s keep it beautiful!

Please follow all Leave No Trace principles and gather all of the necessary permits for your Arizona elopement. Arizona is a beautiful and sacred space, so let’s keep it beautiful!

A marriage license costs $50-$70, depending on the state & county.

Every elopement costs differently according to what each couple prioritizes. Some may choose to splurge on doing an epic experience like a helicopter tour or jeep adventure, while some may stick to just hiking. Some may want to bring some sandwiches to eat, while some may want to hire a private chef.

How much does
it cost to elope
in Pacific Northwest?

In general, eloping in
wASHINGTON, oREGON, OR ALASKA
Can range anywhere
from as little as $50 towards
$20,000, with most of the
budget going towards
photography, video, and
planning services.

Epic National & State Parks in the PNW

Mount Rainier National Park
Olympic National Park
North Cascades National Park
Deception Pass State Park
Lake Wenatchee State Park


Crater Lake National Park
Columbia River Gorge
Mt. Hood
Smith Rock State Park
Oregon Coast


Denali National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park
Glacier Bay National Park
Katmai National Park
Chugach State Park



Washington:

Oregon:

Alaska:

What do you need to get married in Oregon, Washington, or Alaska?

You need a marriage license, an ordained officiant, & two witnesses to make it official & legal in either of these states!

What is the best
time to visit and
elope in Pacific Northwest?

The two most popular seasons for eloping in the Pacific Northwest are summer and autumn (June-October). It’s no secret that the PNW gets a ton of rain so no matter what the season is, prepare for rain, especially near the water. Summer is an incredible time because there are more sunny days which means the mountains are out, tons of rainbow wildflowers, and the weather is very comfortable! Some mountainous areas may still have snow in early summer so keep that in mind. Autumn is also amazing if you love fall colors, foggy skies, and less crowds. You can absolutely still elope in the PNW in November-May, but there is a bigger chance for more rain- which isn’t always a bad thing. Keep in mind that summer can be the fire season in the PNW and it’s different every single year!

We got married in the Olympic National Park in Washington in July 2017 and it was perfect! It was sunny and 75 degrees and only got a little chilly by the lake at night. There were tons of beautiful wildflowers everywhere and we got to hike around the national parks without much snow! Fast forward 3 years and we were hiking around Mt. Rainier with over 5 feet of snow on the ground! It’s best to prepare for everything when eloping in the Pacific Northwest. 

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Which state should you elope in?

ELOPE IN Oregon

ELOPE in Washington

elope in Alaska

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Eloping in Oregon

We think that eloping in Oregon is an amazing idea, especially if you love the mountains and water. Oregon tends to be less busier than it’s neighbor state of Washington, and there are a ton of locations that are hidden gems. Oregon can have the typical Pacific Northwest gloomy weather but does have more sunny days. The coastal towns have so much charm and Portland is awesome for trying new foods and experiencing the funky culture! Oregon is awesome if you love hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, skiing, fishing, and climbing! You can always find locals heading to their local brewery after a day's worth of adventures, which is always a rad idea!!



We think that eloping in Oregon is an amazing idea, especially if you love the mountains and water. Oregon tends to be less busier than it’s neighbor state of Washington, and there are a ton of locations that are hidden gems. Oregon can have the typical Pacific Northwest gloomy weather but does have more sunny days. The coastal towns have so much charm and Portland is awesome for trying new foods and experiencing the funky culture! Oregon is awesome if you love hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, skiing, fishing, and climbing! You can always find locals heading to their local brewery after a day's worth of adventures, which is always a rad idea!!

next: Washington

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Which state should you elope in?

02.

Eloping in Washington

We may be a bit biased because Washington is where we got married (specifically in Olympic National Park!!), but we are convinced that Washington is one of the best places to elope in! The epic scenery is what initially drew us in and continues to be our number one favorite place to explore. From the endless lakes and rivers, to the awe-inspiring mountains, the ancient old-growth forests, and everything in between makes for Washington to be an incredible adventure. Not only will you love the landscape, but you're sure to fall in love with the culture like we have! The charming outdoor markets with amazing food, coffee shops on every corner (my dream!!), and the best fish that you'll ever taste! We think you'll love this state as much as we will!!

We may be a bit biased because Washington is where we got married (specifically in Olympic National Park!!), but we are convinced that Washington is one of the best places to elope in! The epic scenery is what initially drew us in and continues to be our number one favorite place to explore. From the endless lakes and rivers, to the awe-inspiring mountains, the ancient old-growth forests, and everything in between makes for Washington to be an incredible adventure. Not only will you love the landscape, but you're sure to fall in love with the culture like we have! The charming outdoor markets with amazing food, coffee shops on every corner (my dream!!), and the best fish that you'll ever taste! We think you'll love this state as much as we will!!

next: aLASKA

Elope in washington

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Which state should you elope in?

03.

Eloping in aLASKA

We believe that Alaska is one of the best locations in the WORLD to elope, and it’s pretty dang easy to elope in Alaska! The Last Frontier is well known for its wilderness that is seemingly untouched- epic glaciers, huge mountain ranges, dense forests, and so much more! The possibilities for adventure in Alaska are literally endless. Some of the coolest things you can do beyond hiking include helicopter and airplane tours, gondola rides, dog-sledding, and cruises in fjords to see glaciers and wildlife up close.One of our favorite ways to explore Alaska is in an RV or camper van! We highly recommend that to be able to explore all around and not be limited due to cabi You have to put visiting Alaska at the top of your bucket list, or better yet, elope in Alaska! We’d love to help you navigate this huge, beautiful state that we fell in love with in 2019.


We believe that Alaska is one of the best locations in the WORLD to elope, and it’s pretty dang easy to elope in Alaska! The Last Frontier is well known for its wilderness that is seemingly untouched- epic glaciers, huge mountain ranges, dense forests, and so much more! The possibilities for adventure in Alaska are literally endless. Some of the coolest things you can do beyond hiking include helicopter and airplane tours, gondola rides, dog-sledding, and cruises in fjords to see glaciers and wildlife up close.One of our favorite ways to explore Alaska is in an RV or camper van! We highly recommend that to be able to explore all around and not be limited due to cabi You have to put visiting Alaska at the top of your bucket list, or better yet, elope in Alaska! We’d love to help you navigate this huge, beautiful state that we fell in love with in 2019.



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ELOPE IN aLASKA

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT EACH SEASON?

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winter

november - february

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spring

march - may

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summer

june - august

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fall

september - october

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A Winter Pacific noRTHWEST Elopement

november - february

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A Winter elopement in the majority of the PNW means gloomy weather or lots of snow! This entirely depends on the exact region you choose to elope in. If you choose the mountains, you can expect tons of snow, possible road closures, and parts of National Parks being closed. Other regions may not ever see any snow, but instead be very gloomy and rainy. If you don't mind snow or rain, this is an awesome time to explore the PNW since it is considered "off-season"! You may have the entire beach or forest to yourselves. Pack some hot cocoa, blankets, and rain gear, and get ready to adventure!

Winters in Arizona are probably different than the winters that you are used to if you're from out of state! Some parts of the state have highs in the 60s-70s, while other parts are snowy in the 30s! This means that you could have a comfortable desert elopement or be exploring in the snowy mountains! You may be lucky enough to experience a winter storm in the desert too, which is always an amazing sight to see!

Eloping in Arizona in the winter may be an awesome idea if you hiking in the desert, snowshoeing or skiing, or the solitude on trails that are normally swarming with tourists in the warmer months.

A Spring Arizona Elopement

March-May

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Spring in Moab is always a dream for warmer weather (highs in the 60s-80s), blooming flowers, and mostly clear days with the occasional Spring shower. Rain in the desert comes and goes quickly, so don’t let it stop you from eloping in the Spring. Weekends start to become busy with tourists, so it’s important to avoid weekends and consider eloping at sunrise if you choose a more popular trail. It’s a gorgeous time to elope in the desert!

Spring in Arizona in an amazing time for adventuring in Arizona. The weather starts to warm up, the flowers and trees start to bloom, and the sun is out most of the time! You may experience a random spring shower, but in general you can expect sunny days with a bit of wind!  

This is when there's a big uptick in tourism so be prepared for trails to get busier! Everyone wants to enjoy the beautiful weather!

A Summer Colorado Elopement

June-August

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Summer in Moab isn’t necessarily the greatest time of year for a wedding adventure. Summers in the desert include monsoons (daily rain storms) that can produce dangerous flash flooding and lightning and warmer temperatures in the 100s with humidity. Trails tend to be busier, especially during sunrise and sunset. One of the perks is the epic cotton candy colored sunsets that happen almost every night. If you’re okay with some rain and heat, it could make for a fun adventure! If you want to escape the heat, you can choose elope in the nearby La Sal mountains that are just 45 minutes outside of town. There you’ll find temperatures in the 80s and gorgeous mountain views.

Summer is the least popular season for eloping in Arizona due to the extreme heat in the majority of the state. Most of the state has highs ranging from the 100s-115, and it's not very fun to adventure in! In the mountainous parts of the state you can enjoy highs in the 80s! Another important thing to note about Arizona summers are monsoons. These are almost daily rainstorms that include thunder, lightning, dust storms (haboobs)  and possibly even flash floods.

We only suggest a Summer elopement in Arizona if you're planning on being in the mountains!

A Fall Arizona Elopement

September-October

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By far one of the most popular seasons for Moab elopements! The weather is perfect (not too hot, not too cold) with highs in the 60s-80s. September and October are by far the busiest months in this tiny town so I always recommend couples to stay away from eloping on the weekends. You can fall Fall leaves along the river, as well as in the La Sal mountains. In general, I recommend November as the perfect month to elope for perfect weather and less crowds! 

Fall is a short, beautiful season in Colorado. Temperatures and crowds of tourists start to decrease a bit and you can find red and golden groves of trees in the mountains. The cooler temperatures also open the possibility of snow, but not typically big snowstorms.

We love fall elopements in Colorado so much- it’s the perfect combination of adventure and coziness.

Things to do on your Pacific Northwest elopement

HIKING

Wine-tasting

Jeeping/4x4ing

Rock-climbing

River rafting

Kayaking

helicopter Rides

Hot Air Balloon Rides

mountain biking

Horseback Riding

...and the list goes on!

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Places to elope in Oregon

ELOPE IN crater lAKE national park

ELOPE in the columbia river gorge

elope in mt. hood national forest

elope at smith rock state park

Elope on the oregon coast

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Eloping in CRATER LAKE national park

Crater Lake National Park is Oregon’s only national park! It’s located 6 hours south of Portland, and is one of the less well known national parks in the Pacific Northwest. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and one of the most pristine on earth. The weather is known for being very unpredictable, but the best time to visit this lake is June-October when all of the roads are open. We recommend exploring one of the less hiked trails or having a sunrise ceremony.

Crater Lake Elopement Lodging: We suggest staying in Klamath Falls, Prospect, or Medford for your elopement. If you want to camp there are two campgrounds in the park. One of the best options is staying at the lodge that overlooks the lake- how gorgeous!!


Drive Time from Portland Airport: 6 Hours
Drive Time from Bend Airport: 3 Hours


next: COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE

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Places to elope in Oregon

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Eloping in the columbia river gorge

The Columbia River Gorge is one of the coolest spots in all of the Pacific Northwest. The Columbia River runs along the state lines of Oregon and Washington. You can find dozens of waterfalls, streams, trails, dramatic cliffs, and so much more. One of the highlights of the Gorge is the famous Multnomah Falls. Locals suggest trying out the mountain biking trails or water sports like windsurfing and paddle boarding. You can’t go wrong with trying the local breweries or farm fresh restaurants in the area.

Columbia River Gorge Elopement Lodging: There are tons of lodging accommodations to choose from for your elopement. We suggest staying in White Salmon or Hood River for the ultimate cabin experience, perks if there are river views! Portland is only about one hour away from the Gorge so you can always stay there too! You can’t go wrong with camping near the river or in the dense forests. 


Drive Time from Portland Airport: 1 Hour
Drive Time from Seattle Airport: 3.5 hours

next: mt.hood national forest

Elope in the columbia river gorge

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Places to elope in Oregon

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Eloping in mt. hood national forest

Mt. Hood is Oregon’s tallest mountain with a vast forest filled with waterfalls surrounding it. Mt. Hood is most known for having the nation’s longest ski season- yup, there can even be snow on the mountain for your summer elopement! There’s something awe-inspiring about this dormant volcano! With over 1000 miles of hiking, we can promise that you’ll find the perfect trail to capture your heart for your elopement. The best time to elope here is May-September if you want views of the mountain.

Mt. Hood Elopement Lodging: One of the most iconic places you can stay for your Mt. Hood elopement is the historic Timberline Lodge that's on one of the peaks of the mountain. There are dozens of Inns and cabins within one hour of the mountain. Stay in a cute tiny house or cottage by the river to experience the coziness of the wilderness and disconnect.


Drive Time from Portland Airport:2 Hours
Drive Time from Seattle Airport: 4 Hours

next: smith rock state park

ELOPE IN mt. hood national forest

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Places to elope in Moab

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Eloping in smith rock state park

This epic state park that is 3 hours southeast of Portland is a rock climber and outdoor enthusiast’s paradise! There are several thousand climbs in this little piece of high desert, with a beautiful river flowing through. There’s hiking, horseback riding, slacklining, mountain biking, and more! Smith Rock has become a popular spot over the years due to its uniqueness so we recommend eloping in the slower season and on a weekday. We love exploring Smith Rock September-May. 

Smith Rock Elopement Lodging: We suggest staying in Bend for your Smith Rock elopement, or on one of the vacation rentals right near the park. Bend is a charming mountain town with great places to eat and so many gorgeous trails to explore. There is some great camping in the wilderness too!

Drive Time from Portland Airport: 4 Hours
Drive Time from Bend Airport: 40 minutes



next: oregon coast

Elope in smith rock state park

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Places to elope in Moab

05.

Eloping on the oregon coast

The Oregon Coast is one of the best places for your Pacific Northwest elopement! Some of the most popular beaches are Cannon Beach, Cape Kiwanda, and Lincoln City, but there are so many other hidden gems that would be perfect for your intimate elopement. One thing to note about the coast is that the weather is truly unpredictable, no matter the time of year. You never know if you’re going to get moody fog or bright golden sunsets. We believe that the Oregon coast is the best place for seaside elopements because of the dramatic cliffs. You can end your day with a campfire on the beach with your pups and your favorite brew- what’s better than that?

Oregon Coast Elopement Lodging: We recommend staying in one of the seaside towns or camping on the beach for an unforgettable elopement experience. We typically recommend more secret coastal spots for elopements to keep things intimate so once we find the perfect beach, check out their local inns and cottages!

Drive from Portland Airport: 2-4 Hours, depending on the town

next: Crater Lake National park

elope on the oregon coast

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Places to elope in Washington

elope in mt. rainier national park

Elope in olympic national park

Elope in north cascades national park

Elope in snoqualmie Pass

Elope in eastern Washington 

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Eloping in mt. rainier national park

Mt. Rainier is one of the most iconic spots in Washington, and rightfully so! This huge mountain is a dormant volcano that can be seen from hundreds of miles away on a clear day. This mountain gets tons of snow but once the snow is melted you can experience the insanely beautiful wildflower season. We recommend eloping in Mount Rainier during Summer or Autumn to have a better chance of seeing the mountain on a clear day. One of the best parts about Mt. Rainier is that there is a trail for everyone and all abilities.

Mount Rainier Elopement Lodging: We suggest staying in either Ashford or Packwood for your elopement experience. Both of these towns are just outside the national park and close to the trails. We typically choose to stick around Ashford since there are more vacation rentals and cafes that are perfect to grab a coffee at before a hike! There are some great cabin (with hot tubs!!) rentals and unique A-frames nearby the park. We especially love camping inside the park and boondocking in a camper van outside of parks limits so we can have our dogs join us!

Drive Time from Seattle Airport: 2 Hours


next: olympic national park

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Places to elope in Washington

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Eloping in olympic national park

Olympic National Park holds a special place in our hearts because it’s where we got married in July 2017! We got married right on Lake Crescent, and it was absolutely magical! Our favorite part about Olympic is the versatility and size of the park; from the huge mountains of Hurricane Ridge, to the beautiful Lake Crescent, to the huge, moss covered Hoh Rainforest, to the moody beaches like Ruby Beach. We promise that you’ll fall in love with this park just like we have. Some fun things to do include hiking, fishing, boating, kayaking (our personal favorite!!), and exploring tide pools! 

Olympic National Park Elopement Lodging: We recommend staying in Port Angeles or Forks for your Olympic National Park elopement. There are lots of lodges and campgrounds all around Lake Crescent. We got married at Lake Crescent Naturebridge, which is a campground where your friends and family can stay too! You can’t go wrong getting a cozy cabin in the woods or a cottage on the coast. 

Drive Time from Seattle Airport: 2.5 to 4 hours, depending on the section of the park.


next: North cascades national park

Elope in olympic national park

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Places to elope in Washington

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Eloping in north cascades national park

The North Cascades in Washington is one of the most underrated spots in the whole state, but one of the most breathtaking spots to adventure! Imagine the Swiss Alps in America- that’s the North Cascades. We absolutely love hiking in this national park, but there is also so much all around these mountains! One of the highlights of the park is the famous teal blue lakes- believe it or not, they really are that color! We recommend eloping here July-September due to roads frequently closing due to snowpack. Trust us and put this place on your bucket list! Better yet, elope in these gorgeous mountains!

North Cascades Elopement Lodging: If you’re planning on only visiting within the National Park, we suggest staying in Marblemount or at one of the lodges right on the lake in the Park. We also highly recommend adventuring outside of the park around Mt. Baker, especially if you love camping!

Drive Time from Seattle Airport: 2.5 Hours

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ELOPE IN north cascades national park

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Places to elope in Washington

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Eloping in snoqualmie Pass 

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land isnMoab is by far one of our favorite locations for a Moab elopement! This land tends to be less busy than the neighboring national parks, but it isn’t lacking in beauty! You can find epic sandstone arches, beautiful canyon views, and so much more. There are dozens upon dozens of incredible places to elope on the BLM land, ranging from very accessible and easy to get to, to locations requiring many miles of off-roading. We love working with our couples to find the perfect spot for their day! It’s important that you receive a special use permit through the Moab BLM office for your Moab elopement!


Snoqualmie Pass is about an hour drive from Seattle and it is an area filled with gorgeous lakes, waterfalls, and epic mountain views. One of the perks of eloping in Snoqualmie Pass is that many of the trails are short and accessible! A couple of things to consider about the pass are road conditions and busyness! During the winter and spring, driving conditions may be precarious and possibly dangerous, with road closures! Summer and Fall are a popular time to visit and with how close these beautiful spots are to the city, they can get busy on weekends! 
Snoqualmie Pass Elopement Lodging: We suggest staying in one of the towns east of Seattle such as Snoqualmie, North Bend, or Issaquah. There are so many cute cabins to choose from in the area that you can't go wrong with!

Time from Seattle Airport: 1 Hour

next: Eastern Washington

Elope in snoqualmie Pass

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Places to elope in Moab

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Eloping in eastern washington

This is one of the lesser known areas nearby Moab, and one of the most surprising for first time visitors. These beautiful mountains are just 45 minutes away from the heart of Moab. You can find snow almost year around and they are incredible for skiing, mountaineering, or for just cooling down in the warm summer months. We think eloping in the La Sal mountains is an incredible idea for all of you who equally love the red rock desert and high alpine mountains!

Once you cross over the Cascade Mountains over into Eastern Washington, you may not recognize that you're in the same state! While there are still mountains and rivers, they aren't quite as green as the western half of the state. Some of our favorite areas to explore in eastern Washington include Leavenworth, Wenatchee, and Chelen. The mountains, rivers, and lakes are absolutely breathtaking! One perk of eloping here is that is it much less popular than the western part of the state. The best time to visit these spots are late spring and fall! Summertime can be fire season and the winters can be intense in the mountains, including some road closures! Make sure to check out these spots if you're looking for an awesome, off-the-beaten-path location for your elopement in Washington!

Time from Seattle Airport: 4+ Hours

next: MT. RAINIER national park

elope in the la sal mountains

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Places to elope in Alaska

elope in Denali national park

Elope in Kenai Fjords national park

Elope in glacier bay national park

Elope in anchorage

Elope in girdwood

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Eloping in denali national park

Denali National Park is one of the most wild places in the world, making it an epic location to elope for any adventure lover. If you love mountains and rugged wilderness, you’ll love this national park. We suggest Denali to any more experienced adventurer because believe it or not, there aren’t many designated trails! You are encouraged to hike off trails which can take you to epic views. We suggest eloping in Denali from May thru September, with September being one of the most prime months.

Denali Elopement Lodging: We suggest staying as close to the national park limits as you can so you aren’t having to spend too much of your elopement day driving. There are great lodges and cabins close by, as well as incredible campgrounds within the park. 

Drive Time from Fairbanks Airport: 2 Hours
Drive Time from Anchorage Airport: 4.5 Hours

next: Kenai Fjords national park

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Places to elope in Alaska

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Eloping in kenai fjords national park/ Seward

Kenai Fjords is the place that made us become utterly obsessed with glaciers. Kenai Fjords is most known for the hike that takes you to a Glacier field, aka miles of glaciers with gorgeous mountain views! Other incredible ways to experience the Kenai Fjords are by helicopter tours, dog sledding, and cruises. The cruises allow for you to see glaciers up close, as well as wildlife such as whales, moose, and more! We highly recommend adding an epic experience to your elopement day to make it even more unforgettable.

Kenai Fjord Elopement in Seward Lodging: We highly recommend staying in Seward for your Kenai Fjords elopement. Seward is a town with restaurants and shops on the outskirts of the national park. Most helicopter tours and cruises have ports in Seward. There is one eco-lodge located within the National Park, and dozens of cabins in Seward to pick from. We also highly recommend camping outside the park limits to disconnect and be within the wilderness- we saw so much wildlife when we did this!

Drive Time from Anchorage Airport: 2.5 Hours

next: glacier bay national park

Elope in kenai fjords national park

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Places to elope in Alaska

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Eloping in glacier bay national park

Glacier Bay is another incredible place to elope at in Alaska. Glacier Bay is similar to the Kenai Fjords but is close to the state’s capital, Juneau. Glacier Bay is well known for its namesake- tons of glaciers! Along with the glaciers, there are beautiful mountains and rainforests. We recommend experiencing Glacier Bay by hiking, kayaking tours, or yacht tours. There is something so incredible about being able to see glaciers up close- something we will never forget!

Glacier Bay Elopement Lodging: There is one lodge close to the National Park that we highly recommend. We also think that camping an incredible way to experience this park! 

Drive Time from Juneau Airport: 4 Hours via Alaska Marine Highway

next: anchorage

ELOPE IN glacier bay national park

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Places to elope in Alaska

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Eloping in anchorage

Eloping in Anchorage is an amazing option if you want epic wilderness, while also having the luxuries of being in Alaska’s largest city. Anchorage is home to the biggest, most popular airport and is a great hub for an Alaskan roadtrip. We love how accessible the wilderness is from Anchorage. Some of our favorite spots to explore include Chugach State Park, Mt. Alyeska, and Hatcher Pass. The mountains and lakes in Anchorage are so amazing, and so accessible! You can always find an epic hike to do. Girdwood is a little ski town with tons of charm. We love hiking and hitting up the local brewery there. It’s also a homebase for epic flightseeing and helicopter tours

Anchorage Elopement Lodging: One of the perks of eloping in Anchorage is that there are tons of accommodations to choose from. You can’t go wrong with getting a cozy cabin in the wilderness or renting a camper van to explore nomadically! There are so many amazing places to camp and explore all around town.

Airport: Anchorage International Airport 


next: girdwood

Elope in anchorage

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Places to elope in Alaska

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Eloping in girdwood

Located just 45 minutes outside of Anchorage, Girdwood is a cute little mountain ski town with epic glaciers right in the backyard! One of the biggest highlights of this little town is the luxury Hotel Alyeska , which has beautiful views, lots of activities, and high-end restaurants. We loved visiting Girdwood for the charming feel of it's small town cafes and breweries, as well as the gorgeous hikes! You can hop onto a gondola ride, go on a glacier tour, go dog-sledding, and so much more in this little town during your elopement experience! 
Lodging for your Girdwood Elopement:
We highly recommend renting a cabin right in the town of Girdwood so you can experience all of it's magic! There are lots of rentals to choose from, ranging in size! If you aren't able to find any lodging, you can stay in Anchorage since it is only about 45 minutes away.

Drive Time from Anchorage Airport: 45 minutes

next: Denali national park

elope in girdwood

Base Elopement Photography,
& Planning Package

Starting at $5500

Let’s do it!

Base Elopement Photography, Videography
& Planning Package

Starting at $8,500

Let’s do it!

Pacific Northwest Elopement
Packages:

+ Offering 4 hour,6 hour, 8 hour, 10 hour,
and 2 day packages

+ Unlimited planning assistance
including help with locations,
timeline building, permits, wedding
licenses, & more.

+ Exclusive list of location ideas
for your elopement

+Custom day of timeline & itinerary
+ Online gallery with your epic
photos & videos with personal
printing rights

+Includes all travel fees to
Oregon, Washington, or Alaska

+ Offering 6 hour, 8 hour, 10 hour, and 2 day packages

+ Unlimited planning assistance including help with locations, timeline building, permits, wedding licenses, & more.

+ Exclusive list of location ideas for your elopement

+Custom day of timeline & itinerary

+ Online gallery with your epic photos & videos with personal printing rights

+Includes all travel fees to anywhere within arizona

Let’s hit the road,
adventurous lovers

PICK YOUR PACKAGE TO BEGIN 

WILD AND ALIVE.

We’ll never forget how it felt when we snuck away from our big wedding and disappeared
into the forest for a few stolen moments together in nature. It was like we were the only
two people on earth, that’s how cinematically beautiful and heart-crushingly intimate it
was.

It shook us up so much, we now help other spirited couples craft a whole elopement
adventure around that feeling of raw intimacy. Along for the wild ride with you, we’ll
capture candid photographs and film vignettes of all the authentic, tender, hilarious,
breathtaking, thrilling, and stripped-back moments that make your day YOUR day.

It’s just you and the love of your life having a helluva good time, against the backdrop of
one of the most ruggedly gorgeous locations in the Western United States. Ready to hatch a
wild plan? We’re game!

We’re Chad
& Caitlyn

WE’RE READY IF YOU ARE!

We’ll never forget how it felt when we snuck away from our big wedding and disappeared into the forest for a few stolen moments together in nature. It was like we were the only two people on earth, that’s how cinematically beautiful and heart-crushingly intimate it was.

It shook us up so much, we now help other spirited couples craft a whole elopement adventure around that feeling of raw intimacy. Along for the wild ride with you, we’ll capture candid photographs and film vignettes of all the authentic, tender, hilarious, breathtaking, thrilling, and stripped-back moments that make your day YOUR day.

It’s just you and the love of your life having a helluva good time, against the backdrop of one of the most ruggedly gorgeous locations in the Western United States. Ready to hatch a wild plan? We’re game!

Ready to get started planning?

let’s do this

Follow the wild ride

@WILDERWESTELOPEMENTS

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