Best Places to Elope in UK

Best Places to Elope in UK

Best Places to Elope in UK

A useful list of the best places in UK for your elopement

If you are looking for the best places to elope in the UK you are in the right place!

This list is the result of a long online research, and location scouting for some of them.

Happy reading!

Let's start!

So you decided to elope…

Well done! Eloping can be so magical and romantic.

I personally think it is the best way to get married! 

It allows you to have a day where the focus is really on you two and  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 you prefer.

 

A couple having an intimate wedding ceremony in front of a small church.

Location: things to consider

The location is a super important part to consider because 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, or that means something to you.

A place where you feel comfortable that allows you to focus entirely on you two and this moment without distractions.

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 represents us?” 

Couple hugging at the top of a castle tower in Florence Italy

Seasons and weather:

Some types of locations have their best moment in spring while others might have it during summer.

Tones and colours are different for example in autumn and in spring.

Consider also how accessible the place is.

Some of the best looking locations can be easy to access but especially for this reason they might be crowded.

You can check how “busy” a place is just by looking at how many car parks  there are around.  

There are some hidden gems though, where you can have all the intimacy you want with the compromise of willing to travel or walk to get there. 

couple standing under an ancient ruin surrounded by wild nature

Where?

The UK is an amazing country  with plenty of places to elope!

Let’s have a look at some ideas:

Lake District

This place is magical!

Lake District is famous for its 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.

From rustic to elegant style there is plenty of choice.

Some of them offer also  Elopement Packages like:

Cote How  

Lindeth-Howe

Loughrigg Cottage

Hidden River Cabins 

The Gilpin

Low Hall the Lakes 

If you are a mountain and lake type, and enjoy spending time outdoors this is the place!

I have to be honest, this location is in my heart.

We eloped there in Haweswater  Reservoir in 2020, and it was magical!

Couple hugging and laughing. The bride has green hair, decorated with a wild flowers crown. The groom has a casual outfit.
Couple hiking towards the ceremony spot for their elopement. The groom is carrying the clothes, the bride is carrying food for a celebration picnic
Groom holding the bride, in front of a lake. The bride is wearing a boho wedding dress, a wool cloak, and a flower crown.

Cornwall

A super romantic location in the south west 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 a perfect day includes a relaxed walk on the beach, a splash in the sea and a dinner with sea view, this is definitely the right place!

Some suggestion for accommodations and/or ceremony if you want something more cozy than the top of a Cliff:

Lower Barns Wedding 

BoHo Cornwall 

The Green Cornwall 

Frieda and the Moon 

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.

a photo of the cornwall coast in uk. This is one of the best places to elope in uk
A photo of the coast in Cornwall. Cornwall is an amazing place to elope in UK. The beach and the clean water is the perfect match for a beach elopement

Wales

Scotland is just breathtaking!

If you like fairytale places with wild nature around you, that’s it!

You found your place! 

There are 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: 

Glencoe, 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.

Last but not least, the 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 : 

Eilean Donan Castle 

Roulotte Retreat    

Elemental  

Scotland

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: 

Glencoe, 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.

As 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 : 

Eilean Donan Castle 

Roulotte Retreat    

– Elemental  

A photo showing Castle Tioram as location in Scotland for elopement wedding
Photo of a couple walking surrounded by nature in Scotland for their couple session
A photo showing Fort William in Scotland. This place is perfect to elope

Ireland

Ireland is one of the best places to elope!

With those surreal magnificent landscapes, with ancient castles, cliffs, quiet  shores, greenish hills, national parks, and mountains of course!

Imagine what a dream, sharing your vows in presence of these beautiful gifts that mother earth gave us.

You can feel the wind breeze gently stroking your skin, see the beauty of this amazing place that surrounds you, and all you can hear is your love’s words, whispered to each other…

To share just few of these gorgeous places:

Dunluce Castle, a beautiful  manor  on the north coast of Ireland built on  the cliff’s rocks.

You win double here as the view is not just stunning but it has the castle and the sea.

Kinbane Head is another lovely place where you win too!

It is situated in County 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.

It 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, because it is a quiet place not too crowded. 

The Ireland coast. Ireland is famous for it's breathtaking scenarios, and it is a wonderful place to elope in UK
Beautiful landscape of Ireland. One of the most amazing places to elope in UK

Summary

These are just a few options, but I will soon write another article that digs deeply into the topic, offering more specific locations names based 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 the 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!

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