10 Destinations Perfect for a Romantic Elopement

Stay at the Malibu Beach Inn, a luxury boutique hotel, and wake up to the calming sounds of the ocean...

By Dobrina Zhekova, Instyle

Malibu, California

Malibu Beach at sunset would make for a stunning beackground for your nuptials. Stay at the Malibu Beach Inn, a luxury boutique hotel, and wake up to the calming sounds of the ocean, before enjoying a day full of adventures, shopping, or just hanging out at the beach with your new hubby.

Crete, Greece

Skip the hordes of celebs and tourists that descend upon Mikonos every summer, and opt for the island of Crete. Head to Elounda, a small fishing town, in the northwest. The Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection resort is surrounded by 360 degree views of crystal clear sea, and offers the only natural sandy beach in the region that would make for the perfect spot to officially start your life together as husband and wife. Spend the rest of your time on the island exploring its beautiful nature and historical sights.

Vail, Colorado

The great thing about getting married in the mountains is that they are gorgeous regardless of the season. For proof, look no further than the Rockies. If you are dreaming of a winer wonderland kind of ceremony, go to Vail in the colder months, and say I Do among stunning views and snow-covered mountains.


Del Mar, California

Del Mar offers so much more than the horse races, the town has become famous for. Actually, there are some seriously stunning beaches in the area as well as the picturesque Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve where we recommend you have a small ceremony at sunset. The Guy Fleming Trail has two scenic overlooks with panoramic views of the Pacific, and the trail itself is surrounded by wildflowers, ferns, and cacti.
Stay at the nearby L'Auberge del Mar, A Destination Hotel, that has an excellent ocean-inspired spa and offers the convenience of proximity to urban Southern California (20 mintues from San Diego and 90 from L.A.) without compromising on the romantic atmosphere.



The island nation of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean feels like you've stepped in heaven—waterfalls, volcanos, turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, delicious food, and just an overall feeling of peace and tranquility.

Head to the northwest coast of the island, where The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa is nestled in a quiet spot in the historic Balaclava area, facing the idyllic Turtle Bay, a protected marine park. The wedding team at the resort will help you plan a beautiful and intimate ceremony on the beach.

And if you still prefer the summer, the seemingly endless fields of elderflowers will leave you speechless in July and August. Stay at the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch that offers spectacular vistas and world-class amenities.



Anything we say about the Land of Fire and Ice will be an understatement. Couples flock here from around the world to get engaged and take advantage of the truly breathtaking landscapes this small island offers to its visitors. And since the South is the most popular region in the country and is a bit overrun by tourists, we recommend you head to the West, which is like a smaller version of Iceland where you can find fjords, valleys, lava fields, black sand beaches, and volcanoes.

We recommend you stay at one of the small, family-owned hotels in Stykkisholmur, that is also only about an hour drive from one of the most photographed and breathtaking mountains in Iceland—Kirkjufell.


Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Cape Cod, with its small charming seaside towns, is the quintessential American vacation spot. But it's also incredibly beautiful with a variety of serene beaches, New England-style cottages, and active art scene.

Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham epitomizes all of this, and is the perfect spot on the Cape to get hitched. After tying the knot there, head to bohemian Provincetown for a night of wild festivites.


Maui, Hawaii

There is a reason why Hawaii is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations—the islands offer gorgeous natural landscapes and secluded beaches, and Maui is a winner in both departments. The second you step out ofthe airport, you realize it's like nothing you've ever seen before, which is a great feeling to have especially if you're about to get married.

For a unique experience head to the Westin Nanea, which is not your average resort. From the interior design to their activities such as canoeing, Native Hawaiian influence is woven into every detail of if. If you'd like to pay homage to the Hawaiian culture, ask the knowledgable staff at the resort's cultural center how to respectfully incorporate elements of it in your ceremony.

Alberta, Canada

Our northern neighbor doesn't get nearly enough credit for the marvelous spots it offers to couples seeking to get married there. Alberta province, in particular, bordered by the Canadian Rockies, is home to dramatic snow-capped mountains, beautiful lakes, and picturesque little towns. Not to mention that should you decide to visit in the winter, you may be treated to a spectacular show—the Northern Lights.

Make an adventure out of your nuptials, and take a two-day train journey onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, with a sleepover in Vancouver. The final stop is the quant town of Jasper where you could stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, situated in the magnificent Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Honolulu, Hawaii

We are including a second Hawaiian location, Honolulu, because the vibe here is completely different from Maui. The busy capital of the Aloha state, offers premium dining, bars, and clubs, if you'd like to celebrate your nuptials in an urban environment.

The newly opened The Laylow, Autograph Collection hotel is only a couple of blocks away from the famous Waikiki beach, and has a distinct Hawaiian midcentury aesthetic to it. If you want to make your ceremony truly unforgettable, rent the amazing Liljestrand House, that has, hands down, the most breathtaking unobstructed view over Honolulu and Diamond Head State Park.


|Featured Content_$type=three$c=3$l=0$m=0$s=hide$rm=0

Made with in NYC

Abu Dhabi,2,Adventure,32,Adventure Travel,650,Advice,73,Africa,27,Air Travel,152,Alabama,5,Alaska,21,Alberta,1,America,77,Amsterdam,2,Anguilla,4,Antarctica,8,Antigua,4,Argentina,16,Arizona,20,Arkansas,2,Armenia,1,Asia Travel,47,Athens,3,Austin,8,Australia,96,Austria,16,Azerbaijan,1,Bahamas,15,Bangladesh,8,Beach Travel,59,Belarus,1,Belgium,11,Belize,15,Bermuda,6,Bhutan,10,Blue Lagoon,2,Boatswana,1,Bolivia,4,Botswana,3,Brazil,43,Brunei,1,Budget Travel,98,California,113,Cambodia,4,Canada,83,Caribbean,48,Caribbean & Mexico,5,Chicago,8,Chile,8,China,23,Christmas Travel,17,Clothes,1,Coliseum,1,Colombia,18,Colorado,34,Columbia,3,Connecticut,5,Corporate Travel,2,Costa Rica,13,Country Travel,252,Croatia,16,Cruiser Travel,17,Cuba,18,Cultural Travel,65,Cyprus,1,Czech Republic,6,D.C.,2,Delaware,1,Denmark,14,Desert Travel,1,Dubai,15,East Africa,4,Easter Island,1,Easter Travel,1,Eco Travel,19,Ecuador,9,Egypt,5,Emirates,1,England,13,Estonia,2,Eswatini,1,Ethiopia,2,Europe,111,Fall Travel,45,Family Travel,131,Faroe Island,1,Father's Day Travel,1,Featured,29,Features,410,Festival Travel,27,Fiji,8,Finland,16,Florida,72,Food,8,Food and Drink,4,France,44,Free Travel,3,French,6,French Polynesia,6,Galapagos,3,Georgia,14,Germany,19,Ghana,2,Greece,38,Greenland,2,Guatemala,2,Halloween Travel,9,Hawaii,56,Hayden Panettiere,1,Hiking Travel,63,Holiday Travel,29,Holland,1,Honeymoon Travel,130,Hong Kong,14,Hotels,71,Hungary,3,Iceland,44,Idaho,5,Ideas,11,Illinois,13,Independence Day Travel,1,India,38,Indiana,5,Indonesia,13,Iraq,1,Ireland,39,Island,60,islands,2,Israel,11,Italy,62,Jamaica,9,Japan,51,Jordan,6,Kansas,6,Kentucky,2,Kenya,2,Korea,2,Kyrgyzstan,1,Las Vegas,1,Latin America,3,Latvia,1,Lithuania,3,London,24,Louisiana,10,Lowa,4,Luxembourg,2,Luxury Travel,35,Maine,7,Malaysia,1,Maldives,17,Malta,3,Maryland,7,Massachusetts,11,Mauritius,6,Mexico,79,Miami,14,Michigan,6,Mississippi,2,Missouri,7,Moldova,1,Monaco,2,Mongolia,1,Montana,13,Morocco,20,Mother's Day Travel,1,Myanmar,9,Namibia,4,Nature,4,Nature Travel,104,Nepal,6,Netherlands,11,Nevada,25,Nevis,2,New England,6,New Hampshire,2,New Jersey,3,New Mexico,7,New Year's Day Travel,6,New York,57,New York City,22,New Zealand,48,Newfoundland,1,Nicaragua,2,North America,11,North Carolina,6,North Dakota,1,North Ireland,1,Northern Ireland,1,Norway,20,Occasional Travel,9,Oceania,1,Ohio,6,Oman,5,Oregon,11,Pakistan,4,Panama,5,Paraguay,1,Paris,24,Pennsylvania,10,Peru,23,Phoenix,1,Photo Feature,1,Poland,3,Portugal,21,Prague,1,Puerto Rico,9,Qatar,6,Quebec,1,Resort,11,Rhode Island,2,River Travel,2,Road Trips,49,Romania,5,Romantic Getaways,15,Rome,5,Russia,17,Saint Lucia,1,Saint Patrick's Day Travel,1,San Miguel de Allende,1,Scotland,13,Seasonal,56,Seasonal Travel,60,Sightseeing Tours,2,Singapore,19,Ski Resorts,11,Slovenia,6,Solo Travel,25,Solomon Islands,1,Somoa,1,Soth Africa,1,South Africa,16,South America,5,South Carolina,4,South Dakota,7,South Korea,5,South Pacific,3,Space Travel,16,Spain,34,Special,24,Special Features,318,Spring Travel,23,Sri Lanka,7,Student Travel,1,Summer Travel,54,Summer Vacation,8,Sweden,20,Swiss Alps,1,Switzerland,23,Sydney,2,Tahiti,1,Taiwan,5,Tanzania,1,Tennessee,6,Texas,58,Thailand,34,Thanksgiving Travel,6,Things to Do,165,Tibet,2,Tips,119,Train Travel,23,Transportation,22,Travel,188,Travel Advice,64,Travel Apps,1,Travel Guide,40,Travel Tips,161,Tunisia,2,Turkey,12,Turkish,1,Tuscany,1,UAE,10,UK,41,Ukrine,1,Urban Travel,51,Uruguary,2,USA,639,Utah,15,Uzbekistan,2,Vacation Travel,265,Valentine's Day Travel,1,Vehicle Travel,2,Venezuela,1,Vermont,4,Victoria Falls,1,Vietnam,6,Virginia,7,Wales,1,Washington,15,Washington DC,20,Weddings Travel,5,West Indies,2,Wildlife Travel,13,Winter Travel,58,Wisconsin,6,Worldwide,160,Wyoming,3,xxx,1,Yemen,1,Zadar,2,Zambia,3,Zimbabwe,4,
Travel Magazine: 10 Destinations Perfect for a Romantic Elopement
10 Destinations Perfect for a Romantic Elopement
Stay at the Malibu Beach Inn, a luxury boutique hotel, and wake up to the calming sounds of the ocean...
Travel Magazine
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy