PLACES TO ELOPE IN EUROPE
Elopements have become super popular, for good reason. The typical wedding day events can be extremely stressful for some couples because the pressure to create an event for hundreds of guests can be simply too much.
So you ARE Looking for places to elope in Europe?
And that is just the wedding day itself.
Imagine the process of planning and preparing and please imagine the point where people (mostly family members) want to be involved in the process and aim for the right to make decisions. But there is a solution for all couples who want to get married without making that experience – eloping. You are probably the first in your family or friend group, to decide a big wedding isn’t for you. Well, you aren’t alone! Eloping can be exciting and adventurous, but most people just don’t know where to start - and that’s OK!
We’ve built a list of the best places to elope in Europe to help you find the perfect place to sneak off with the one you love and get married on your own terms. We are huge believer that the place you get married is a big deal. The place where you exchange your vows holds so much significance for your relationship, that’s why it’s important to think about what makes a good elopement location. Let us help you find YOUR perfect place!
Are you looking for inspiration on places to elope in Europe?
If you are thinking of getting married or eloping in the awe-inspiring country of Iceland, well, you choose one amazing place on earth to say your 'I dos'. Iceland’s landscape is incredibly diverse. The island is circumnavigated by the 831-mile ring road, and for most of its length, it passes through cultivated farmland. Put places like Skógafoss, Vik, Jökulsárlón, Stokksnes, Haifoss and the northern lights on your list.
Italy comprises some of the most varied and scenic landscapes on Earth and is often described as a country shaped like a boot. To the north is a mountainous area known as the Alps, that separates Italy from France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. At the south of Italy is the Po Valley, a fertile farm land and the basin of the Po River, and extending well into the Mediterranean Sea sit Sicily and Sardinia, two of Italy's largest islands. We also created a little guide to give you some more information on places to get married in Italy.
Spain is full of beautiful, unspoilt natural landscapes with many still relatively undiscovered. A country full of natural wonders, stunning geological scenery, lush forests, dry deserts, volcanoes, lakes and impressive mountains. A few examples are Bardenas Reales in Navarra, Sierra de Tramontana on Mallorca, Timanfaya on Lanzarote, Formentera and Gran Canaria. Here you can read more on getting married in Spain.
With its epic landscapes and world-class hiking trails, the Austrian Tirol is waiting to be explored. Austria is a gorgeous mix of sweeping vistas and landscapes. The country as a whole is a mecca for travel devotees. Put names like the Grossglockner Alpine Road (the highest surfaced mountain road in Austria), Tyrol and Vorarlberg (the region made up entirely of mountains) on your bucket list.
Scotland has a wild emptiness like no other place in the United Kingdom and is one of those countries that truly has it all: nature, history, art, foodie experiences and so much more. Because there is so much to see, it can be a bit daunting to narrow down what exactly tops your Scotland bucket list but to name a few places like Isle of Skye with the Fairy Glen, the Quiraing, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Lomond and Glencoe.
Norway is famous for its fjords, gouged by retreating ice and a true landscape of the Gods. It is absolutely a magnificent country, providing some beautiful nature! There are so many reasons you should travel to Norway: nature, hospitality, lively cities.. the country has it all! You have to see Sognefjord, the Waterfalls Valley, the North Cape, the Lofoten Islands and so much more.
Switzerland is world famous for its amazing landscapes, a land of mountains and is spoiled by its spectacular natural scenery. In almost any part of the country, you’ll be treated to view that will take your breath away, and leave a lasting memory. Natural wonders like the Matterhorn near Zermatt, the Aletsch Glacier and the Swiss National Park near Zernez can be found in Switzerland.
There are so many beautiful places in Portugal that make the locals proud and are so worth to visit. This list can only begin to scratch the surface. It’s a safe and friendly country full of rich culture, fascinating history, and delicious food, all of which make it a great place to elope with your beloved one. We have to mention the Algarve, where both the south - and west coast are beautiful and adventurous. Oh, and please count the Azores in.
France is synonymous with incredible food and drink, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in incredible landscapes for your Elopement. Here are some places that you simply must see when considering France as place to get married – from northern coastlines to sun-drenched southern pockets: Dune du Pilat, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Provence, Paris, Cliffs of Étretat, Mont Saint-Michel, Gorges du Verdon and of course Corsica.
Ireland is one of the most photogenic spots in the world, with its epic coastlines, rugged countryside, hidden spots and quaint villages providing a perfect setting for every couple that gets excited when thinking about eloping on that beautiful island. Some epic spots are the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Irelands islands, The Causeway Coast, Donegal, The Mourne Mountains and so on....
Whether or not most people realize it, Germany is a beautiful country filled with epic scenery and marvelous historical buildings, towns, and villages. While some are rather obvious like the Alps, there are some secret gems here to get discovered by you. Make sure to check Lake Obersee, the Bastion Bridge, the Black Forest, the Zugspitze, Sylt and Rügen Island, Lake Schrecksee and the Partnach Gorge.
Known for its plethora of ancient ruins, whitewashed villages, sunny beaches, tasty cuisine and friendly atmosphere, it is no wonder that Greece ranks among Europe’s top Elopement destinations. From Kefalonia and Corfu to the Aegean Sea, Mykonos, Santorini, Kos, and Rhodes to Crete and the capital Athens you have plenty of places to choose from.
If you’d like to hear about even more locations, please make sure to ask us. There are thousands of amazing spots to elope in all over Europe.
We’re more than happy to start helping you put together your elopement in Europe. We’re always ready with location recommendations, adventure opportunities, and even local vendors to reach out to.