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Elope in Key West

Imagine the two of you, with your toes in the sand, palm trees, and ocean waves behind you. The stunning sunset colors the sky as you say ‘I Do’. A Key West elopement is pure paradise. Our Key West elopement packages promise breathtaking sunrises and sunsets as palm trees witness you tie the knot.

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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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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Lighthouse Grounds
10 guests

The Lighthouse Grounds encompasses the gated area around the Cape Florida lighthouse, Keepers Cottage, coconut palm pathway and surrounding area. There are many setup options in this area depending on preference, some set up guests along the coconut palm pathway and have their ceremony in front of the lighthouse, some setup guests in front of the cottage and use the cottage patio for their ceremony, some use the very back area for the ceremony and take their pictures throughout.

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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 Key West

Nestled amidst the turquoise waters of the Florida Keys, Key West beckons as a haven for romantic elopements. Picture exchanging vows on endless sandy beaches or amid tropical gardens adorned with lush greenery, creating a backdrop that epitomizes the essence of paradise. Key West’s charm lies not only in its breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, witnessed by towering palm trees, but also in its accessibility for all. The island accommodates various mobility needs, ensuring that every couple can access its beauty. Plan your wardrobe with the tropical climate in mind, and revel in the ease of creating lasting memories in this idyllic destination.

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Why Eloping in Key West is awesome

In Key West, celebrate your love with a backdrop that effortlessly merges natural beauty and romantic allure. The island’s charm lies in:

  • Beach Bliss: With endless sandy beaches, Key West provides a dreamy setting for an intimate elopement, where the sun-kissed shores become witness to your love story.
  • Tropical Splendor: Lush greenery and vibrant flora adorn tropical gardens, offering a picturesque and romantic environment for exchanging vows.
  • Accessible Beauty: Key West is designed for everyone, ensuring that the enchanting landscapes are accessible to all, including wheelchair users, making it a destination where love knows no boundaries.

Find your perfect Key West 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!
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FAQs

Simply Eloped offers a variety of Key West elopement packages for those looking to tie the knot in the Florida Keys. From professional and personal officiant, to seasoned photographer to epic videographers, we offer every service you need to have the ceremony of your dreams. At Simply Eloped, we vet every vendor to ensure they match our values, quality and are just flat out wonderful humans. You can ensure every person on the Simply Eloped team is the best of the best!

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Just imagine: You’re barefoot, with your toes in the sand and a tropical breeze blowing past palm trees and through your hair. The sun is starting to set over the ocean, and next to you is your honey. That’s what a Key West elopement is all about. After all, everything’s better when you’re in paradise! A Key West elopement can be a wedding and a honeymoon all in one. Key West is famous for beautiful beaches, water sports, and wildlife, but also for its incredible nightlife, history, and Instagram-worthy pastel-colored architecture. In one trip you can take a day excursion to Dry Tortugas National Park, lounge on a white sand beach, swim in crystal clear water, visit Ernest Hemingway’s old Spanish colonial house, and even bike along Duval Street to the southernmost point in the continental U.S.

Whether you’re interested in eloping in the Florida Keys or having a small wedding, we’ve got you covered. This guide will outline the best places to elope in Key West, provide options and pricing for all-inclusive elopement packages, and answer all your questions about everything from getting your marriage license to what time of year is best for an intimate Key West elopement.

Smathers Beach is a Key West favorite, with a half-mile long stretch of beach that’s available and is totally free for your elopement – no permit required! That being said, it is first-come, first-serve, so if you’re looking to avoid crowds, we recommend a sunrise ceremony. If you don’t mind having a few on-lookers in the background, the sunsets here are great, too! There’s plenty of parking on-site to accommodate up to 18 guests, all of whom will share in the excitement as they watch you exchange vows with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop.

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden [insert venue url] is the only frost-free, natural conservation habitat, botanical garden in the continental United States, and is one of our favorite locations for a Key West elopement. Not only are there several spots to choose from—including a lakeside terrace, butterfly garden, nature pavilion, and courtyard—but the garden highlights flora and fauna native to the Keys, Cuba, and the Caribbean. The maximum guest count here is 20 and a reservation and rental fee are required ($325 for 10am-4pm or $455 4pm-midnight, with a refundable $300 security deposit). Rentals include an hour before and after for setup and breakdown, as well as an onsite staff person to answer questions the day of. Although Key West can get hot, there’s plenty of shade and privacy to be found at this location.

Just under an hour’s drive from Key West, Bahia Honda State Park [insert venue url] boasts palm-lined beaches and crystal clear waters without the crowds. Although there will likely be other visitors, this location can feel incredibly intimate, perfect for your beach elopement! Setup anywhere along the beach you want, just note that the only restrooms on-site are portable. Ceremonies here must be held between the hours of 8am and sunset (guests are asked to leave promptly after sunset) and there is a rental fee of $53.75 for up to 25 guests, good for three hours (with Covid-19, that number is currently 16).

Then, there’s the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservancy [insert venue url] – hands down, this is one of Key West’s coolest indoor wedding venues. The walls are made of glass at this conservancy, which is filled with cascading waterfalls, colorful birds, tropical plants, and hundreds of butterflies! The maximum guest count at this venue is 13 people, but you’re guaranteed to have the whole place to yourself. The total reservation cost is $376.25 and includes a ceremony held after 5pm, a bottle of champagne, two keepsake butterfly-embossed glasses, and a butterfly release. You are responsible for reserving your ceremony time and date.

Are you a lover of history? Then West Martello Tower [insert venue url] might be the Key West elopement venue for you. This tower was first constructed by the U.S. Armed Forces in 1822 and later was used as a symbol of defiance when Key West was the only southern city allied with the Federal government during the Civil War. The grounds offer a gazebo with shade and ocean views as well as several cozy enclaves, all ideal for an intimate ceremony. West Martello Tower’s rental fee is $455 for two hours from 9:30am-5:00pm, and $520 for all other hours. Since the tower is open to the public from 9:30am-5:00pm, the higher fee buys your privacy. The maximum guest count at this location is 18 people (due to Covid-19, that number is currently 16).

March through May is a beautiful time to visit Key West, thanks to an average temperature of 75-degrees and low humidity. May is a great shoulder season to visit. If you’re hoping to save money on flights and lodging, as well as avoid crowds, go in the offseason from June to November (prices are lowest in September and November). However, the summer months also tend to be the rainiest and most humid, so keep that in mind when considering an outdoor ceremony. Hurricane season from June through October, and winter tends to be busy in Key West, with higher prices for hotel rooms and flights.

In addition to the peak tourist season, when flights and accommodations are highest, prices in Key West tend to surge during special events, such as Key West Pride in early June and Fantasy Fest, a street party held annually during the last week of October. Save money by being diligent with your planning, shopping around for accommodation, and eating at more casual restaurants, of which there are plenty. In Key West, “resort fees” are common, so if you’re on a budget, ask about them before booking. A Key West elopement package can save you time and stress by helping coordinate permits, as well as contracting an officiant and photographer for your big day.

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To get married in Key West, 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). Couples are required to show up in person at the County Clerk’s office with their documents in order to obtain a license (Key West is in Monroe County). 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.

Nope! No witnesses are required in the state of Florida.

There are alligators and sharks in the Florida Keys, but they’re not something you should stress about. Monroe County, where Key West is located, has only had 17 unprovoked shark bites since 1882.

Many people choose to drive to Key West from Miami along U.S. Route 1—don’t worry about directions, you just follow the road until it ends! The total journey takes about three to four hours and requires you to cross 42 bridges (it’s pretty surreal and can feel like you’re driving on water). Buses also run that same route. Alternatively, you can fly directly to Key West International Airport. No matter how you get there, you’ll be glad you made the trip.

While islands are formed by volcanic action or part of a rising continental plate, keys form on top of coral reefs and are sandy, low-elevation islands. There are more than 800 keys in the Florida Keys! Although all of them are beautiful, our favorite places to elope are in and around the city of Key West, the beating heart of the Florida Keys.

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.