So you decided to elope…
Well done! Eloping can be so magical and romantic. I personally think is the best way to get married!
It allows you to have a day where the focus is really on you two, it gives you time to enjoy everything without rush
taking off the planning stress, and freedom to choose how to spend the day in the way the you prefer
There is still something to plan, is your wedding day after all.
Starting from the location
This is a super important part to consider as it will determine the experience you will have
Choose something that feels right for you, it should be a place where you feel really happy and alive
A place where you feel comfortable, that allows you to focus entirely on you two and this moment
There are some factors to consider while you choose, like the scenery.
What kind of scenario do you have in mind? Is it a beach? A mountain? An historical city?
Take some time with your partner to visualise it, and ask to yourself: “What kind of place represent us?”
Consider also the seasons and weather. Some type of locations have their best moment
in spring while other might have it during summer. Think also about how accessible is the place.
Some of the best looking locations can be easy to access, but specially for this reason they might be crowded
There are some hidden gems tough, where you can have all the intimacy you want with the compromise of willing to
travel to get till there.
England is an amazing country with plenty of locations for your elopement! Let’s have a look at some ideas:
This place is magical! Lake District is famous for it’s stunning natural view of mountains and lakes everywhere
One of the most popular mountain is the Helvellyn which is the highest point around
The area has many alternatives for accommodation like romantic cottages, B&B, and hotels for every budget
Some of them offer also Elopement Packages like:
– Cote How
If you are a mountain and lake type, and enjoy spending time surrounded by nature this is the right place for you!
I have to be honest, this location is in my heart, as we eloped there in Haweswater in 2020 m
A super romantic location in the south part of England.
This area is famous for the beautiful beaches and cliffs
Some of the most known places are Land’s End, Bedruthan Steps, Mullion, Boscastle, The Rumps
The north coast on the Celtic Sea has a wilder nature, and there are many little villages
to explore and enjoy like Fowey Charlestown, or Port Isaac.
If your idea of perfect day includes a relaxed walk on the beach, a splash in the sea
and a dinner with the sea view, go for it!
Some suggestion for accommodations and/or ceremony if you want something more cozy than the top of a Cliff:
An extra positive thing about eloping in locations close to the water, is that you get even more intimacy for your ceremony
Why? Because the waves and waterfalls sound cover your voice, so when you are saying your vows to each other
nobody can hear it unless we put a microphone on you!
Gorgeous, adventurous, and full of alternatives! I love this place, it offers so many ideas and different choices
Hills, mountains, waterfalls, castles! You can spend literally weeks exploring it and it won’t be enough time!
Some hidden gems are: the cave Witch’s Cauldron, the cape Worm’s Head, and Glyncorrwg Waterfall, one of my fav!
Wales doesn’t have just lots of different scenarios, but it actually open a door of possibilities if you are the adventurous type!
From hiking, swimming, surfing, kayaking, mountain biking and much more! If you aren’t it’s ok that too.
You don’t have to be adventurous to enjoy Wales and it’s beautiful scenery
Some venue suggestions:
– Nantwen they offer ceremony solutions and accommodation not necessarily to book both
– The natural Wedding Company a quiet and small private cottage
– Eirianfa a lovely secluded farmhouse in Denbigshire
Scotland is just breathtaking! If you like fairytale places with wild nature around you, that’s it! You found your place!
There is plenty of choices here too with National Parks, hiking trails, gorgeous mountains, waterfalls, beaches, Castles, and Islands!
Some of the most popular places here are: Eilean Shona Island on the west coast of Scotland, the archipelago of Shetland that
includes sixteen inhabited islands, Braemar with it’s beautiful mountains and pine forests, the Isle of Mull with it’s sandy beaches
and last but not less important Isle of Skye, famous for the dramatic landscape and seclusion. Once you get there, it is quite rare
to find someone else.
Here you can find some venue/accommodation suggestions :
Ireland is one of the best places to elope! With those surreal magnificent landscapes, with ancient castles, cliffs, and quiet coasts
Greenish hills, national parks, and mountains of course!
Imagine what a dream, sharing your vows in presence of this beautiful gifts that mother earth gave us
You can feel the wind breeze gently stroking your skin, you can see the beauty of this amazing place that surrounds you, and all you
can hear is your love words, whispered to each other…
To share just few of these gorgeous places: Dunluce Castle, a suggestive manor on the north coast of Ireland built on the rocks of
the Cliff. You win double here as the view is not just stunning but it has the castle and the sea view!
Kinbane Head is another lovely place where you win too! It is situated in Country Antrim in Northern Ireland and it has a romantic
view of Kinbane castle and waterfalls! There is also Killarney National Park, situated in the south west part of Ireland is famous for
his variety of plants and wildlife, with deer, squirrels, weasels, and birds
Menlo Castle is another stunning place situated just outside of Galway City on the banks of the river Corrib.
This ancient ruin would be a perfect background for your wedding, as it is a quiet place not too crowded
These are just few options, but I will write soon another article that digs deeply the topic, offering more specific locations names basing on the area, suppliers suggestions, and a detailed list of the activities you can do there.
So stay tuned! New great things are coming!
If you liked the article, and want to know more about where to elope in UK, or if you have any questions about the magical Intimate Wedding world, let’s have a chat! I would love to tell you more and help you out!