7 Stunning Places to Elope This Summer

01 of 07

If You Want To Get Married...In The Woods

Anderson Cabin in Colorado woods.
Anderson Cabin

Try eloping to Anderson Cabin at Bachelor Gulch Ritz Carlton in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Formerly home to one of the original seven “bachelor” settlers in the area, this original log cabin couldn’t be more emblematic of Rocky Mountain romance thanks to its quiet, remote vibes and naturally-breathtaking backdrop. You can exchange vows amid wildflowers, then have the chefs prepare an elegant, large-format dinner for two to 14 of your friends and family in the cabin’s dining room. Prices start at $2,850

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02 of 07

If You Want To Get Married…In Wine Country

Two dogs on four-wheeler in vineyards.
Tom Gores

Try eloping to Tom Gore Farms in Healdsburg, California. While husband and wife team Erin and Tom Gore are known to host everything from casual dinner parties to corporate events at their beautifully-manicured home micro-farm, surrounded by vineyards in California’s Russian River Valley, small, intimate weddings are their specialty. Savvy bridal parties can reserve their AirBnB cottage at the private home, and then arrange a small ceremony in their rose garden. They can cap it off with a hosted dinner at their farm table in the fields, featuring Tom Gore Vineyards’ award-winning Reserve Field Blend, Cab, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. (They will work with you to arrange packages on request.)

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03 of 07

If You Want To Get Married...Near A Ballpark

Hotel Commonwealth in Boston

Try eloping to Hotel Commonwealth in Boston, Massachusetts. If the bride or groom is a baseball fan, there’s no cooler place to elope than this city hotel’s two-story reception venue just a few hundred feet from Fenway. While you can buy out the entire hotel for a fabulous $500K wedding weekend including the coveted Fenway Park Suite—complete with original collectibles like the #6 from the Greenmonster scoreboard—couples looking for more intimate ceremonies can arrange packages on an individual basis with the wedding events team. 

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04 of 07

If You Want To Get Married...At a Grand Hotel

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa exterior architecture
Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

Try eloping to​ Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, California. Follow in the footsteps of presidents and European royalty with a ceremony at Mission Inn, in the heart of Southern California (Nixon wed here). Originally a 12-room adobe-style inn, the Inn now resembles a Spanish mission-inspired Cinderella’s castle, with its grand archways, flying buttresses, lofty domes and towers. A single original Tiffany glass stained glass panels steams the SoCal sun into its beautiful, 12-seat St. Cecilia Chapel, perfect for a small, but reverential ceremony. Custom packages on request

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05 of 07

If You Want To Get Married...On a Mountaintop

Women hiking solo looking at mountain lake

Try eloping to The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana. Couples can elope to this beautiful 37,000-acre ranch known for creating the concept of “glamping” with an intimate ceremony for two, complete with a private carriage ride, gourmet dinner with Champagne, couples spa treatments and even Western-style cake toppers. Adventurous duos can customize their experience to Big Sky’s natural beauty, including rappelling 180-feet down “Lookout Rock” after saying “I Do,” then capping off their big day with a dinner amid a billion or so twinkling stars above. Prices are around $8,682

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06 of 07

If You Want To Get Married...On A Farm

Reflection in lake at dusk at Twin Farms Resort
Twin Farms Resort

Try eloping to Twin Farms Resort in Barnard, Vermont. Only a few weddings each year take place in this rural, tucked-away 20-room Vermont farm house about 1 ½ hours from Burlington, an area known for its mountains, rolling hillsides, streams, ponds and plenty of local craft IPAs. Teeming in romance—the original owner, novelist Sinclair Lewis, bought the farm for his bride journalist Dorothy Thompson—the elopement package starts at $1,950 and includes champagne on arrival, a wedding coordinator, ceremony site and setup, officiant and photographer, hair and makeup, and even breakfast in bed. 

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07 of 07

If You Want To Get Married...On The Beach

Couple in wedding attire kissing on the beach.

Try eloping to Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Combine a quickie wedding and honeymoon in one fabulous weekend in this Bahamian mega-resort known for its upscale service and fabulous on-property waterpark. Not only does the package price include a three-night VIP stay and roundtrip ground transportation, but all the wedding details are nicely arranged, too: including the ceremony site, officiant, application, notary fees, marriage license, bridal boutonnières, plus two hours of photography and even a wedding album to take home with you. Package costs around $5,325 

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