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Elope in Florida

Embark on your dream elopement or micro wedding with our enchanting Florida elopement packages, offering romantic ceremonies amidst palm-lined streets and ocean vistas in the beautiful Florida Keys, lively Miami, vibrant Orlando, and historic St. Augustine.

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There are so many truly magical places to elope in Florida. Some of our favorites include Smathers Beach, Key West Botanical Garden and West Martello Tower to name a few.

Smathers Beach
45 guests

Excellent for mornings or sunsets, Smathers beach is lined with palm trees, fine sand, and expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean. The City of Key West maintains this top-notch public beach. Totally free too!

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Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
45 guests

Preservation is at the forefront of this venue. It’s the only frost-free, natural conservation habit, botanical garden in the continental United States! Choose among several spots, like the lakeside terrace, butterfly garden, nature pavilion, or courtyard. The garden highlights flora native to the Keys, Cuba, and Caribbean. Venue rental fee applies.

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Bahia Honda State Park
23 guests

The park has palm-lined beaches, clear waters, and awesome sunsets. Just under an hour from Key West, the park feels remote and secluded. You can gaze off into the distance and see what was once a railroad bridge connecting the Keys to the mainland. Venue rental fee applies – good for three hours!

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Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservancy
13 guests

Cascading waterfalls, colorful birds, tropical plants, and of course, butterflies! Perfect for 10-15 people. This venue is all indoors, but it’s every side is glass so you can still see everything outside.

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West Martello Tower
18 guests

History and horticulture here! The tower was first constructed by the U.S. Armed Forces in 1822 when the Navy surveyed Key West. Later, the tower was a symbol of defiance as Key West was the only southern city allied with the Federal government during the Civil War. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the gorgeous tower grounds offer a gazebo and several cozy enclaves with ocean views and garden tropical plants. Venue rental fee applies.

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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Beach Access
10 guests

Cape Florida has a stretch of sand often ranked in the top 10 beaches nationwide. The beach is accessible and offers excellent views of the Atlantic Ocean. The area has served as a beacon for freedom from Seminole Indians to runaway slaves who secretly gathered before safely departing to the British Bahamas.

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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
25 guests

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has so many beautiful options among collections of rare plants, palms, flowering trees, and vines. You have several exquisite backdrops for your ceremony throughout the grounds.

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Pleasant Garden
20 guests

Pleasant Garden holds true to its name with its peaceful yet rustic ambiance for elopement ceremonies. With multiple ceremony locations throughout the property, it is the perfect mix of magic and Miami with sun-filled palm trees to radiate the day and dazzling string lights to illuminate the evenings.

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Harry P. Leu Gardens
21 guests

Harry P. Leu Gardens have almost 50 acres of manicured tropical plants, winding trails, and small lakes. You can choose to have your Harry P. Leu Gardens wedding ceremony surrounded by 200-year old oak trees!

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Playalinda Beach
16 guests

PlayaLinda Beach offers an idyllic setting for your special day, boasting pristine sandy shores and stunning ocean views. Imagine exchanging vows with the gentle sound of waves as your backdrop, creating a serene and romantic atmosphere. With its natural beauty and tranquil ambiance, PlayaLinda Beach is the perfect location to begin your happily ever after.

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Mayan Courtyard, Art & History Museums – Maitland
15 guests

The Mayan Courtyard shines with sculptures and floor tiles that lead to a lovely small pond where you can have your ceremony. Host a unique Maitland Art and History Museum wedding that you’ll remember forever!

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Kraft Azalea Park
16 guests

A canopy of cypress trees envelopes Greek columns right by a small lake. Have a Kraft Azalea Park wedding in a residential Winter Park neighborhood. These public gardens feel like a step back in time.

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Gazebo at Langford Park
45 guests

The Gazebo at Langford Park is a hidden gem! Mayor Carl T. Langford Park provides a natural refuge in Downtown Orlando. The park is located in a shady oasis of mature oaks! The Gazebo is tucked away from the park down a quaint pathway leading to the secluded location.

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Dickson Azalea Park
45 guests

Dickson Azalea Park provides another natural refuge in Downtown Orlando. The park is recessed from road level so you walk down into a lush green space away from the bustle of the city!

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St. John’s County Beaches
45 guests

You can’t go wrong with 41 miles of pristine white sand beaches for your St. Augustine elopement! Choose your sweet spot on the coastline, and we will help you with the permit (you can feel good about that permit fee as the county uses it to keep the beaches beautiful!). We love that over 16 miles is drivable so rent that jeep! Local Simply Eloped planners are experts at this stretch of water and help you with all the beach wedding details.

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Peña-Peck House Garden
8 guests

Your St. Augustine elopement in the ‘secret’ garden of Pena Peck House has a royal story. Have your Pena Peck House wedding in a place originally built by the Spanish royal family in 1750!

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Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
45 guests

Are you dreaming of tying the knot in the famous Florida gardens and beaches and celebrating in the city of St. Augustine? Your Washington Oaks Garden State Park wedding is waiting to be realized!

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Villa Zorayda Museum
20 guests

St. Augustine is one of the oldest cities in the U.S., full of Byzantine-themed locations. Have your Villa Zorayda Museum wedding in an impressive (and highly romantic!) example of historic architecture!

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Ocean Hammock Park
45 guests

St. Augustine boasts endless elopement hidden gems, and Ocean Hammock Park is one of them. The walkway to the beach has overhanging palm leaves and a breathtaking view, ideal for a Matheson Hammock Park wedding.

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About eloping in Florida

Escape to the magic of elopements in Florida, where every corner tells a timeless love story. In Key West, let the gentle sea breeze carry your vows along palm-fringed streets, creating an atmosphere of pure romance. Miami’s vibrant energy and dazzling ocean backdrop set the stage for a celebration as unique as your love. Orlando, the city of fun, invites you to exchange vows amid its lively ambiance and enchanting locales. St. Augustine, with its rich history, offers a backdrop of cobblestone streets and historic charm for an elopement steeped in timeless beauty.

As for practicalities, Florida’s climate is generally sunny, making it an ideal destination year-round. Lightweight, breathable fabrics for attire are recommended, ensuring comfort under the warm sun. Many venues and attractions are wheelchair accessible, ensuring inclusivity for all. Whether you choose the tropical allure of the Keys, the cosmopolitan charm of Miami, the excitement of Orlando, or the historical elegance of St. Augustine, Florida welcomes you to a world of elopement possibilities.

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Why eloping in Florida is awesome

Unveil the magic of Florida, where each corner holds a story waiting to be shared:

  • Diverse Charm: From the historic allure of St. Augustine to the vibrant energy of Miami, Florida offers a diverse range of backdrops for your special day.
  • Year-Round Sunshine: With its sunny weather throughout the year, Florida provides a reliably beautiful setting for your elopement, ensuring picture-perfect moments.
  • Endless Adventure: Whether strolling through Key West’s quaint streets, enjoying the cultural richness of Miami, or exploring the enchanting theme parks in Orlando, Florida promises an adventure-filled elopement experience.

Find your perfect Florida elopement package

We’re firm believers that there’s magic within each and every wedding that takes place.

Seed Starting Price

You, your SO, and someone to make it official. For couples all about the essentials, the Seed package sets you up for a simply perfect day.

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  • Professional officiant who is legally registered
  • Personalized Ceremony
  • Advice on obtaining marriage license
  • High quality meaningful & joyful ceremony!
  • Your remote wedding planner
  • Responsible for coordinating your venue or permit (if you book one of ours)
  • In charge of your itinerary
  • Can customize your package with other services (hair & makeup, for example)
  • Personalized dashboard with your elopement details
  • Wedding page you can share with friends and family
  • Easy avenue to book your hotel at a discount
  • 0% installment payment plan
  • Access to our brand partners

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Sprout Starting Price

The Sprout package offers a professional officiant, one hour of photography, your Personal Elopement Planner and access to our best-in-class tech platform. Your stress-free elopement starts here!

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  • Professional officiant who is legally registered
  • Personalized Ceremony
  • Advice on obtaining marriage license
  • High quality meaningful & joyful ceremony!
  • One full hour of photography including ceremony and brief portrait session
  • Digital gallery delivered 15 days or less after your ceremony (industry standard is months not days!)
  • Digital gallery of 75 or more unique images
  • Ability to order prints directly from our platform
  • Your remote wedding planner
  • Responsible for coordinating your venue or permit (if you book one of ours)
  • In charge of your itinerary
  • Can customize your package with other services (hair & makeup, for example)
  • Personalized dashboard with your elopement details
  • Wedding page you can share with friends and family
  • Easy avenue to book your hotel at a discount
  • 0% installment payment plan
  • Access to our brand partners

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Bloom Starting Price

Bloom couples enjoy all of the Sprout services and more—namely, a matching bouquet and boutonniere delivered to your suite or ceremony site.

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  • Professional officiant who is legally registered
  • Personalized Ceremony
  • Advice on obtaining marriage license
  • High quality meaningful & joyful ceremony!
  • One full hour of photography including ceremony and brief portrait session
  • Digital gallery delivered 15 days or less after your ceremony (industry standard is months not days!)
  • Digital gallery of 75 or more unique images
  • Ability to order prints directly from our platform
  • Nosegay bouquet (8-10″) with matching boutonniere
  • Choice of by arrangement or by palette
  • Includes delivery to your hotel or to your ceremony site
  • Your remote wedding planner
  • Responsible for coordinating your venue or permit (if you book one of ours)
  • In charge of your itinerary
  • Can customize your package with other services (hair & makeup, for example)
  • Personalized dashboard with your elopement details
  • Wedding page you can share with friends and family
  • Easy avenue to book your hotel at a discount
  • 0% installment payment plan
  • Access to our brand partners

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Oasis Starting Price

Why should big weddings have all the fun? If your dream elopement includes an exotic photo sesh, a first-look video, and a dedicated glam team, Oasis is your destination.

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  • Professional officiant who is legally registered
  • Personalized Ceremony
  • Advice on obtaining marriage license
  • High quality meaningful & joyful ceremony!
  • Two full hours of photography including ceremony and robust portrait session
  • Digital gallery delivered 22 days or less after your ceremony (industry standard is months not days!)
  • Digital gallery of 150 or more unique images
  • Ability to order prints directly from our platform
  • One Hour of Videography including ceremony and b-roll portraits
  • Video delivery 6-8 weeks after your ceremony
  • Delivers a 1-2 minute highlight reel for social media
  • Also includes long-form video of your ceremony
  • Any style of hair & makeup for one person
  • Travel to your hotel included (if hotel is 30 miles or less from venue)
  • Help putting on dress and/or applying florals to hair
  • Nosegay bouquet (8-10″) with matching boutonniere
  • Choice of by arrangement or by palette
  • Includes delivery to your hotel or to your ceremony site
  • Your remote wedding planner
  • Responsible for coordinating your venue or permit (if you book one of ours)
  • In charge of your itinerary
  • Can customize your package with other services (hair & makeup, for example)
  • Personalized dashboard with your elopement details
  • Wedding page you can share with friends and family
  • Easy avenue to book your hotel at a discount
  • 0% installment payment plan
  • Access to our brand partners

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See what people are saying.

I loved every detail about my elopement. I would not change a thing! Thank you simply eloped!
Bayleigh & Parker Key West
My day turned out amazing. The issue with hair & makeup set the timeline back a bit, but everything in the end was perfect.
Christine & Dario Key West
We loved the simplicity and beautiful pictures on the website. We also felt it was reasonably priced.
Justin & Daryn Key West
Even though there were 4 different customer managers- everything transitioned flawlessly and we were treated and catered to like we were your only customers!
Natalie & Christopher Key West
Everything was so great!
Chelsea & Stephen Key West
I’m going to recommend Simply Eloped to anyone that is willing to listen! What you are doing for couples is awesome and really allows us to enjoy the experience without all of the stress that may come along with planning a wedding/elopement!
Amanda & Isaac Orlando
We are SO glad we went with Simply Eloped for our ceremony!!
Jordyn & Evan Orlando
Everyone we worked with was great! The process was so simple and stress-free. Thank you for everything!
Krista & Rob Orlando
An amazing site and for our wedding, you linked us up with some amazing people
Rachel & Ricardo St. Augustine
The process was so easy and everyone we worked with were so nice and helpful! Extra thanks to Vianka the officiant and My the photographer!
Sara & Michael St. Augustine
Simply eloped is absolutely wonderful and we will definitely be back for a vow renewal!
Emily & Kory St. Augustine
Going through Simply Eloped made the planning process so much easier. Having someone to help work out the details of our ceremony and book our venue made things way less stressful. Thank you so much
Hannah & Shaun Orlando

FAQs

If palm tree-lined streets and long walks on the beach are your idea of paradise, then the Sunshine State is the elopement destination for you. From big city Miami to charming St. Augustine, Florida elopement destinations are as varied as your relationship is unique. Wondering where to hold a small wedding in Florida? Unsure of how to get your Florida marriage license? Or looking for some of the best Florida elopement packages out there? Our FAQ will cover all your questions when it comes to crafting a dream Florida elopement.

Florida is a big state, so whether you’re looking for a short and simple beach elopement on the Atlantic or Gulf Coast, or want to host an intimate, small wedding ceremony, there’s plenty to choose from. All of our favorite elopement locations in Florida offer beach venues, so deciding where to go depends more on your vibe as a couple and what you’re looking for from your experience.

If you love culture, nightlife, and glamor, then Miami elopement is for you. Art deco buildings dot Miami Beach, open-air artwork fills the city, and restaurants serve up world-class food. In Miami, you can choose to say “I do” on the extraordinary 1920s era Deering Estate, in the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, or on the beach at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

If you’re drawn to Orlando for its theme parks and entertainment, then you may be surprised to learn it’s only an hour away from serene beaches! With NASA’s Space Center and more than 100 lakes spread throughout the surrounding area, there is something for everyone. For small elopements, there’s the 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens dotted with 200-year-old oak trees, or the Mayan Courtyard, where art, history, and nature combine. You can’t go wrong with a sunset ceremony amongst the Greek columns of Kraft Azalea Park or an undeveloped stretch of shoreline on Playalinda Beach. This is an especially great elopement destination if you have kids in tow.

Eloping in St. Augustine is ideal for couples who love small-town charm, history, and nature. Tranquil, shaded gardens are dispersed among centuries-old architecture, while cobbled streets share space with miles of unspoiled coast. A sunrise elopement on St. John’s Beach or an intimate wedding in Washington Oaks Gardens State Park are absolutely magical, while the Peña-Peck House Garden and Villa Zorayda Museum are unique venues unlike anything else out there.

If your temperament is more laid back and you’re hankering for an island getaway, then Key West is the Florida wedding destination for you. We love the Florida Keys for the tropical gardens and beaches, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, and countless options for outdoor adventures. Whether you choose to elope on Smathers Beach, in the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, at Bahia Honda State Park, or in the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservancy, your wedding day is going to be unforgettable.

Thanks to consistently warm temperatures and sunny skies, there’s really not a bad time to get married in Florida! December and January tend to be the coolest months, but they also see fewer crowds. The spring months are ideal for eloping, especially April and May as the days get longer and the weather warms—Spring Break in March can get a bit crazy. June is actually the rainiest month in Florida, while July and August mark peak tourist season (the crowds tend to disperse after Labor Day). Note that hurricane season in Florida begins in June and lasts about five months, so there’s always the chance of a storm rolling through in that timeframe.

We recommend the hours around sunrise or before sunset for your Florida elopement. Sunrise on the beaches, most of which face east, are especially magical and have the added bonus of having fewer people around. Intimate weddings during the day increase the likelihood of others being around, unless you book a private venue. If you do go for a midday elopement, it’s worth ensuring your venue has ample shade.

Our most affordable elopement package is “Seed,” which includes advice on ceremony location, a personalized wedding script, and a wedding officiant to enact your ceremony. The next level up is “Sprout,” which has everything from the “Seed” package plus an hour of photography and a digital transfer of 75+ edited images. Add a nosegay bouquet and boutonniere of your choosing to that package and you get “Bloom.” Our top-tier “Oasis” package builds on that to include a ceremony coordinator, additional photography, hair and makeup for one person, and videography.

If you’ve got your heart set on eloping in a warm climate near the beach, then a Florida beach elopement is a great and affordable option. With flights and accommodation significantly less than somewhere like Hawai’i, Florida offers a combined wedding, honeymoon, and vacation all rolled into one experience. Of course, if you want to stay at the Walt Disney World Resort or charter a couple of days on a catamaran in the Florida Keys, your costs are going to go up.

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To get your Florida marriage license you’ll need a driver’s license, state ID card, or valid passport, as well as your social security number if you’re a U.S. citizen (you don’t need the actual card). If you were previously married, you’ll also need to know the exact date your previous marriage was terminated (if it was due to death within the last six months, you’ll also need a copy of the death certificate). Once you have all your documents in order, couples are required to show up in person at the County Clerk’s office to verify information and obtain a license.

A Florida marriage license is good for any county in Florida, although once the marriage is solemnized, the license does have to be returned to the county that issued it. The cost of a Florida marriage license is $93.50 (for Florida residents, completing a marriage preparation course will earn you a $32.50 discount). Your license is good for 60 days and must be solemnized by an ordained or licensed clergy, notary public, or justice of the peace.

For couples from out of state, there is no waiting period in Florida and you can get married the same day you receive your license. For Florida residents, there’s a three-day delay. Couples can get the three-day waiting period waived (and earn a discount on their license) by completing a marriage preparation course.

Florida doesn’t require witnesses, making it ideal for elopements!

We define an elopement as a wedding ceremony with 20 guests or less. Elopements are usually an intimate, high quality, generally outdoors ceremony that is personalized to the couple (as opposed to a traditional cookie-cutter wedding ceremony). You never know the magical moments that can take place when you're eloping!
We think there are 1000 reasons you should elope, but here are a few of our favorites: 1. We don't believe a wedding has to be stressful. There is far less to coordinate (and we take on most of that wedding planning anyhow), and your realm of responsibility consists of making a few decisions and getting your marriage license. It's hard to beat a wedding that is actually...wait for it...relaxing! 2. Cost-conscious: Let's be honest, there is so much uncertainty right now! Economic recession? Inflation? Rising cost of living? Save your money for a honeymoon or buying a house and still have an intimate wedding ceremony you'll remember for the rest of your lives. 3. A Ceremony should be About YOU and YOUR LOVE: When did a wedding turn into a party for everyone else? We personalize every aspect of your experience – from the vendors to the vows. We'll even cry real tears with you. We're here to celebrate the core of what makes a wedding ceremony special: you making a lifetime commitment to the one you love. That's a big deal – and we treat it as such.
An elopement package is a bundle of services designed to help couples tie the knot conveniently with one price tag. Elopement packages offer the very basics (like an officiant and venue), but couples can add in a variety of other services, such as an elopement photographer, a musician or flowers.
Simply Eloped has been in business for almost 8 years, and we've married over 13,000 couples. With the combination of our amazing team, nationally renowned wedding vendors, and our innovative technology, we've streamlined the process of planning high-quality, personalized, and cost-conscious ceremonies. We're honored and excited to work with couples to create the most magical day of their lives! Here are a few more reasons why you should choose us:
  1. We've been doing this longer than any elopement company out there— 8 years!
  2. We've performed more ceremonies than any other company—over 13,000 ceremonies.
  3. We personalize every ceremony we do—we don't believe in cookie-cutter weddings.
  4. We vet every team member and vendor to ensure they embody our values and maintain our quality standards.
  5. We're passionate about weddings, and our enthusiasm shines through in everything we do.
  6. We've spent 8 years building our technology, which enables us to do what we love—just better!
Our wedding packages include 20 guests or fewer, but every venue we offer varies in how many guests we're allowed to invite. Just ask us!
We make the process of getting married extremely easy! We'll work with you to establish your destination, venue, date, time, guest count, and the package you'd like to book with us. Then the rest is on our plate! We offer 250 venues around the US, and in most instances, we coordinate on your behalf. We'll pair you with exceptional vendors, an elopement planner who will guide you through every step of the process, and set you up with a dashboard where you can manage your elopement day from A to Z. Your biggest responsibility is getting your marriage license, and we'll handle the rest!
Of course! We have all sorts of packages that can offer whatever vendor you're seeking to hire for. We do not, however, just coordinate a venue. You do need to book a package for the rest of the perks of working with Simply Eloped.
Oh my goodness this is such a personal question and one you and your honey must answer together. We highly encourage you to have a deep heart-to-heart about what you each envision for your big day and discuss what's realistic AND exciting to you both. If you ever need additional guidance, our CEO donates half-hour increments to help you ensure you're asking the right questions. You can learn more about that program by clicking here.
Do you mean to ask how stress-free? Generally, elopements are considered a stressless way of getting married.
Since 82% of the ceremonies we perform are destination weddings, the average planning time is 3-9 months in advance of the ceremony date. However, we've planned as far as three years out and with as little notice as a few days. We're flexible, it's one of our biggest strengths as a company!
A huge reason why we designate our ceremonies as twenty guests or less is because we definitely want your clan to be in attendance (should you desire them to be). But once you have more than 20 people, you really start needing infrastructure. Larger groups begin to require things like chairs, ample parking, multiple bathrooms, etc. At that point, you really need a venue that can support larger groups, which is where the cost really begins to add up. Not to mention, it requires more and more vendors to manage larger groups. While an elopement costs $1,000 to $5,000, the average cost of a traditional wedding in the US is $35,000. That's a big difference! We highly encourage you to ascertain what's the best route for you!
Yes! At Simply Eloped we offer over 250 venues (private venues, national, city and state parks, etc) around the nation! While there are some venues that prefer to work directly with couples, we coordinate any that we are able. Just ask!
That hugely depends on the date, time of year, or budget you have in mind. Simply Eloped is here to help you find the best place to say “I Do”! You can use our venue finder to help you determine the best fit for you!
Absolutely! Whether or not your venue is in a destination we offer, we can definitely do our best to provide vendors or a team based on the services and experiences you're after.
When you're using our quote request process, a lot of the venue fees are grouped into the final package offering. That's why you may be unable to see a line item or specific breakdown of how much the venue costs. If the venue requires you to make the reservation, we let you know in our quote builder how much that costs and how to do that. Everything else is included in the package quote. Just one less thing for you to worry about.
If you cancel services with us your deposit is nonrefundable. The reason for this is the moment you book our services, we get to work! Your Customer Experience Rep will start the wedding planning process; we'll introduce you to your vendors and team; we even get started on coordinating with a venue or a permit. Because of this, there is a lot of time and often upfront costs that we front as soon as you book with us. When you cancel your booking with us, that doesn't change the time or money we invested to begin the planning process for your wedding day. Thank you for understanding! If you need to postpone, change your venue/date/time, your deposit remains as your placeholder. There are no penalties or fees to change details for your elopement. Our deposits range from only $250 to $450.
Simply Eloped is by far the most flexible wedding company in the nation! Because we are set up in over thirty destinations in the US, not only can we postpone your big day at any time, but we can also easily move from one destination to another! There are no fees or consequences to postponing with us? we understand sometimes life just happens!
Yes! When we save your invoice you have the opportunity to pay in installment payments at 0% APR, and in any amount you like. Just ask us!
We are not fans of hidden fees, and we do our best to be as transparent as possible. If you have more than 20 guests or desire additional services, there may be added fees. However, we are always communicative about them and give you the opportunity to work with us! For some services like our hair & makeup, if you happen to be staying at a hotel or Airbnb outside of our area, there may be fees to get our hair & makeup artist to where you are. You just never know how far away things are in some areas until you are in the planning stages!
There are a lot of variables to consider with whatever type of ceremony you're planning. 82% of the ceremonies we perform are destination, meaning couples don't live in the area they're choosing to get eloped. Therefore, additional costs like airfare, hotel, eating out, and activities are all line items that should be considered in your budget. No two ceremonies are the same, so be sure to understand all of the costs associated with performing your ceremony prior to booking with any company!
Yes? every state requires you to get a marriage license IN the state you are holding your ceremony. So if you live in Michigan, and are getting married in Hawaii, you'll need to get a license in Hawaii. You will then submit the license to the state of Hawaii and they will mail you a marriage certificate which will then translate to a certificate in the state you live in. If you are holding a symbolic ceremony, you can get a license in your state, but if you intend for your ceremony to be legal you'll need to abide by state guidelines to get your marriage license in the state you are holding your ceremony.
All Simply Eloped packages include 20 guests or less. The reason for this is because when you have more than 20 guests, you end up needing more infrastructure, planning and teamwork from my vendors. While we do have some venues that can support larger groups, we do charge extra for any guests above 20. Short answer? Yes you may, it just increases your cost.
Absolutely! We have a wide variety of vendors in each destination and can definitely work with you to find someone you're excited about. We don't confirm prior to your booking but once you confirm your date, your Customer Experience Rep will be in touch and can guide you through the process of expressing your preference.
For lighting, we recommend holding your elopement ceremony in the morning or in the evening. Direct lighting can create harsh lines or shadows and isn?t very flattering on anyone. We definitely recommend holding your ceremony prior to 11am or after 4pm. Feel free to ask us for timing based on your date and destination!
Due to our nationwide setup, we do not provide custom flowers. If you choose to book a wedding package with us that includes flowers or add-on florals to your custom package, we offer a variety of selections for your florals: 1. Flowers by Palette We have arrangements based on a color palette, which means the types of flowers may not be exactly as pictured, but the colors and arrangement style will match. You can explore our options for Flowers by Palette here (excluding Hawaii). 2. Hawaiian Arrangements Hawaii is a unique destination, and we have our stunning tropical arrangements for ceremonies taking place in Hawaii. You can view these arrangements here. Please note that these arrangements are only available in Hawaii.
While no company can legally obtain your marriage license on your behalf, we are very familiar with state guidelines and simplify the process for you by walking you through all of the steps, documentation and information you?ll need to acquire your marriage license. We?re also always here for any questions you may have at any time!
Every state has different guidelines for whether or not you need a legal wedding officiant or any witnesses. When you book our services, we'll send you a guide that walks you through these details on a state-by-state basis. However, *most* states do require an officiant who is registered in the state and a witness or two (which cannot be yourselves or your wedding officiant; but can definitely be your photographer!).

As soon as you book our services, we get to work! We'll immediately introduce you to your Personal Elopement Planner, who is kind of like your best friend between the date you book and the day you elope! Your Pep will be ensuring every step of the process is smooth and delightful. They will introduce you to your team, answer any questions you have, put your schedule and invoice together, and much more!

We'll also begin the process of personalizing. You'll work with your officiant to ensure your ceremony matches what you envision and dream of. Your photographer will ensure they understand the kind of shots or photos you're hoping for. Your hair & makeup artist will inquire about the style you're going for with your hair and makeup. Your dashboard is also customized to meet your needs.

We offer many tools to help you feel at ease about your decision to book Simply Eloped, including your personalized Elopement Checklist, your marriage license guide, your Wedding Page, and more! You can even make installment payments on your invoice at 0% APR. Weeks prior to your ceremony, we'll send your itinerary with all the details you and your guests need. Your team will meet at your ceremony site, and the rest, as they say, is history.

First off, know that every moment of your elopement day, we are available to you for whatever you need! We're very prompt on timing with floral delivery, hair & makeup, etc.

Your team will always meet at your venue prior to your ceremony time to ensure everyone is collected, introduced, and ready for a gorgeous ceremony right on time. Your officiant will kick off your ceremony and ensure that all of your requests are beautifully exhibited in your personalized ceremony. It's important to note that your dedicated Personal Elopement Planner will not be present at the ceremony, but will definitely be accessible by phone or text for your day-of needs.

Ceremonies generally last 15-20 minutes, which will then kick off into your portrait session with your photographer (if you booked one with us). The main task you need to be mindful of on your wedding day is bringing your marriage license, and we do the rest! 🌼👰🤵

The right answer to this is, whatever you envision! We've seen it all: casual, themed, color Uncoordinated. We think your attire is a great way for you to personalize and make the ceremony your own. (But for inspiration here's a video of some of our favorite and most unique elopement styles we've seen our couples exhibit:
Many of the venues we perform ceremonies at do not have a traditional aisle, but we can definitely create a faux aisle or use the natural settings as a path for you to approach your honey! You?re welcome to have anyone you please walk you down the aisle ? including yourself. We want you to do whatever you feel is right for you!
Absolutely! Just be sure to check with us about what kind of florals (or not) your flower girl can spread at the venue.
Oh we sure do love a first look moment ? they can be so romantic! Be sure to coordinate with us directly if you?re interested in having this moment as it does change the timing of your day. We?ll have to work with your team to ensure everyone is on the same page about the incorporation of that moment.
It's a fair question. When you're bringing people together for an event, there is a chance things can go, not exactly according to plan. We've experienced undesirable weather, popped tires on a vehicle, a global pandemic? we've seen it all! One of the strongest reasons to book Simply Eloped is because we are PROS at adapting and being flexible. We have an armada of backup vendors, a slew of backup venues and we have a contingency plan for whatever comes our way. It goes without saying that we'll be there for you on your big day, no matter what turns our twists happen.
We wish we could control the weather, but alas, there are some things quite simply out of our realm of power. In our experience, most weather passes quickly, and we can be flexible about timing. However, we do have recommendations or options for indoor venues, and if worst comes to worst, we can move your ceremony to another day. We'll work with you individually in the case of poor weather. Pro tip: Though weather can be daunting or scary, some of our FAVORITE ceremonies happen in thunder, rain, or snow storms. Being open-minded about undesirable weather can create an extremely memorable ceremony. Sometimes it's all about perspective.