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Updated: April 15th, 2021

Elope in Orlando

Orlando is hip and emerging, green and sweeping, making it the perfect spot to tie the knot. The theme parks draw most visitors, leaving a whole city to explore anew — and if you’re planning to elope in Orlando, that means plenty of locations to adventure to! With more than 100 lakes spread across the area, and locations like Downtown, Winter Park, and Maitland at your fingertips, eloping in Orlando, Florida has never been so exciting.

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Places to elope in Orlando

Harry P. Leu Gardens

Harry P. Leu Gardens

The Harry P. Leu Gardens have almost 50 acres of manicured tropical plants, winding trails, 200-year-old oak trees, and small...

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Mayan Courtyard, Art & History Museums - Maitland

Mayan Courtyard, Art & History Museums - Maitland

The Mayan Courtyard shines with sculptures and floor tiles that lead to a lovely, small pond where you can have...

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Kraft Azalea Park

Kraft Azalea Park

A canopy of cypress trees envelopes Greek columns right by a small lake. Located in a residential Winter Park neighborhood,...

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Playalinda Beach

Playalinda Beach

Imagine an undeveloped stretch of shoreline where the only visible mark of humans is the site where rockets launch into...

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Gazebo at Langford Park

Gazebo at Langford Park

The Gazebo at Langford Park is a hidden gem! Mayor Carl T. Langford Park provides a natural refuge in Downtown...

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Orlando Elopement Packages

Our Orlando elopement packages include everything you will need to have a meaningful, entertaining, and beautiful celebration.

If you’re hoping to elope in Orlando look no further.

Seed
Seed
  • Officiation services

    Personalization of vows

  • Enactment of ceremony

    Advice on obtaining wedding license

  • Advice on ceremony locations

Starting at

$400

Sprout
Sprout
  • Everything from the

    SEED PACKAGE

  • Photography of ceremony

    Brief portrait session after
    (up to one hour of photography)

  • Digital transfer of 75+ edited images

    Delivery of Photos (15 days or less after ceremony)

Starting at

$950

Bloom
Bloom
  • Everything from the

    SPROUT PACKAGE

  • Nosegay bouquet & boutonniere of your choosing

Starting at

$1,225

Oasis
Oasis
  • Everything from theBLOOM PACKAGE

  • 2 Hours Total of Photography

  • 1 Hour of Videography

  • Long-form video of ceremony  & 1-2 Minute Highlight Reel

  • Hair & Makeup for One Person

  • On-Site Helper

Starting at

$3,225

Add-Ons

You can optionally add the following to your package:


Extra Photography

Extra Photography

$500/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Extra Photography

$500/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Extra Photography
Flowers

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers
Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

*Powered by Pink Chique
$390

Hair & Makeup

*Powered by Pink Chique
$390

Hair & Makeup

Engagement Shoot

$600

Engagement Shoot

$600

On-Site Helper

On-Site Helper

$415

On-Site Helper

$415

On-Site Helper

Add videography to
your Orlando
elopement

$750/HR

Our videography package comes with an edited 1 – 2 minute highlight reel (perfect for sharing on socials!), as well as a longform, minimally-edited film of the full ceremony.

It’s No Secret…

Traditional weddings are incredibly expensive and can take years to plan. When couples choose to elope, their ceremonies can be planned quickly at a fraction of the cost. But don’t take our word for it!

Simply Eloped definitely helped the process go as smoothly as can be to not to worry about finding an officiant, photographer, and a florist.

Judith and Emanuela

I am so happy we picked Simply Eloped! We definitely threw some curveballs at the team during planning. Including changing the location to not just another area, but a whole new state!!! We never felt like it was a bother and we are so thankful. It was an absolute dream and better than I could have ever expected!

Emily and Chaddis

Thank you so much for helping us plan our big day!

Kelsi and Keith

Thank you for making our day special and simple.

Holly and Kaitlyn

You guys are amazing! I refer you guys to everyone I know who’s getting engaged ! Thanks for everything ❤️

Kylie and Jeremiah

An overall wonderful experience.

Melanie and Larry

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Susan and Stephen

Simply Eloped’s process and pricing were straight forward and worked with what we were looking for.

Madeleine and Justin

Simply Eloped definitely helped the process go as smoothly as can be to not to worry about finding an officiant, photographer, and a florist.

Judith and Emanuela

Meet our vendors

Vianka, Officiant

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Orlando so special?

Couples love the nice weather that Orlando offers all year round. Orlando has really great and special places to share as a couple and with family.

Tell us about one of your most magical elopements in Orlando!

I had a really sweet couple that eloped at the Kennedy Space Center. You could feel the love between them. The way they looked at each other. They made a magical place feel even more magical and special.

Catherine, Officiant

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Orlando so special?

We have so many amazing beaches, parks and unique venues.

What’s your favorite elopement venue in Orlando?

Kraft Azalea Park

Elle, Photographer

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Orlando so special?

Orlando has so much to offer and it’s so diverse – from historic spots to lush gardens to modern city vibes. I love that there is something for everyone. I also love how we embrace diversity here. I get to meet so many different people from so many different walks of life and everyone is accepted here!

What do you love about the work you do?

I’m truly honored to share such a special day alongside my couples. Knowing that I’m one of the few people who gets to experience their wedding day alongside them makes me feel so happy and special.

Courtney, Photographer

Featured Vendors
What’s your favorite elopement venue in Orlando?

Leu Gardens

What’s a fun fact about you?

I have an exotic houseplant collection that continues to grow.

Our Team

Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Vianka
Vianka
Officiant
Catherine
Catherine
Officiant
Elle
Elle
Photographer
Stephanie
Stephanie
Hair and Makeup
Jeff
Jeff
Videographer
Courtney
Courtney
Photographer
Jessica
Jessica
On-Site Helper
Rachel
Rachel
Photographer
Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Vianka
Vianka
Officiant
Catherine
Catherine
Officiant
Elle
Elle
Photographer
Stephanie
Stephanie
Hair and Makeup
Jeff
Jeff
Videographer
Courtney
Courtney
Photographer
Jessica
Jessica
On-Site Helper
Rachel
Rachel
Photographer

Getting married in Orlando, FL

Orlando is home to much more than a famous theme park: in fact, this spot is filled with so many hidden gems, you’ll be surprised to find many gorgeous locations perfect for an elopement right at your fingertips. If you’re looking for a simple Orlando courthouse wedding – or maybe even something a little more extravagant – the variety of wedding ceremonies Orlando has to offer will make it easy to plan a day that feels special to you.

Finding the right location for your Orlando elopement

Does the idea of an intimate wedding at a pristine park make your heart beat faster? Or maybe having an intimate ceremony with the shoreline as your backdrop couldn’t feel more right for you? With so many beautiful outdoor ceremony locations, you may have a hard time narrowing down your favorites. With so many intimate weddings in Florida going on year-round, the sky is truly the limit in terms of finding the perfect wedding location. We love the Mayan Courtyard – a breathtaking architectural space with ornate sculptures that pay homage to Aztec culture – as well as Kraft Azalea Park, where Greek columns overlook a small but stunning lake where you can have a beautiful, intimate ceremony. If views of the shoreline is what you crave, Playalinda Beach is a gorgeous spot that’s part of the Canaveral National Seashore, and will offer beachy, coastal vibes for your big day.

If you’re all about keeping some traditional aspects of a wedding day, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of chapels in Orlando where you can tie the knot. Getting married in a chapel is not only a fun nod to weddings of the past, but it can also be beneficial for anyone looking to get married during the summer months, when the weather is hot and humid, or if you’re worried about inclement weather for your day.

Finding the right team for your Orlando elopement

The perfect ceremony location isn’t complete until you find the perfect team for your big day! Your vendors are a crucial part of the elopement planning process, and can help make all of the moving elements as seamless and as stress-free for you and your partner as possible. Sit down together and think about what it is you’re envisioning for your wedding day: a photographer or videographer capturing all of those in-between moments; a musician strumming your favorite song as you walk towards the love of your life at your ceremony; a hair and makeup artist who brings your bridal look to life – nailing down what vendors are the staples of your wedding can help make planning that much easier (and fun!).

Making your Orlando elopement legal

If an Orlando courthouse wedding just doesn’t seem like your thing, we get it! However, you will need to go to the county courthouse to file for your marriage license – but it’s a simple and easy process! Applying for your marriage license in Orlando can be done in two different ways: if you prefer to apply for your license online, you can do so by visiting the site here. Once your application has been completed, you’ll be notified and will receive the additional steps to complete the application process. Please note that should you apply online, you will still have to appear together in person to receive your marriage license! You can also simply go to any of the six locations with your printed marriage license application and complete the filing process. Whichever method you choose, you’ll still have to wait 72 hours before tying the knot, so make sure you have a 3-day waiting period before your wedding date!

Karen Norian

Article written by

Karen Norian

Karen Norian is an elopement photographer and has photographed over a hundred elopements. Karen has also worked as an elopement planner for Simply Eloped, as well as a writer, editor, and content strategist.

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Read the stories of real couples who eloped in Orlando!

Emily + Chadd

We’re just going to say it: this elopement was out-of-this-world. Truly stellar. A love that soars to new heights. Yup, one far-out couple chose an Orlando elopement, but we’re not talking about Disney World. On February 16, 2020, Emily and Chadd eloped at the Kennedy Space Center, with rockets as their beautiful backdrop for their ceremony (and Emily’s wedding dress couldn’t have been a more perfect match!). Eloping was something the two agreed upon long before they actually tied the knot: they had never even discussed a traditional wedding, because they both knew that wanted an intimate celebration that focused purely on them. You’ll want to scroll through and check out all of the photos from their beautiful day – we promise you’ll be starry-eyed by the time you’re finished!

How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another?

Emily: We grew up in the same small town. In middle school, I was quite the chatter box and would always try to talk to Chadd among our mutual friends, but he was so shy. We didn’t talk to each other for years but had each other on our social media accounts and reconnected. He was completed different from how I remembered him in school. He says that his time in the Army really brought him out of his shell.

Chadd: We actually met while we were both attending the same middle school, but I was extremely shy and secluded at that time of my life. Emily was way too intense for me back then! We had common friends but never actually talked or hung out during our school years. I never thought I would have a chance with this gorgeous cheerleader who had all the right friends and social groups. Skip ahead several years after our high school graduation and I noticed her again on Twitter. After a smooth slide into the DM’s we quickly became good friends. We learned about each other’s lives and discovered how relevant we were to one another.

When did you first fall in love? How did you know?

Emily: We fell for each other rather quickly. We have the same sense of humor and after a few pizza and beer (hard cider for me) dates we were hooked. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to communicate and how many thoughts we shared.

Chadd: We lived so far apart and had such busy schedules that made it near impossible to grab a quick coffee or small meetup. So instead we shared our interest and goals through messages and phone calls. What started as simple “How are you’s” and small talk grew into deep meaningful conversations and obvious flirting pretty quickly. A few pizza dates later and the rest was history!

How did you propose or accept the proposal?

Chadd: I had the ring for quite awhile and had it ready for the perfect moment: For when I thought it would be the time, but if anything at all was amiss or too obvious, I would cancel my idea and wait longer. It almost happened when hiking to a large over peak of our hometown but I could tell Emily thought I was about to propose so I kept it hidden and played it off like I had no idea what she meant. It finally came to be when we were walking along the shore at our favorite beach when she decided it was selfie time. A kind person asked to take our picture and I asked if she could take a second just really quick. As we were posing, I got down on one knee and showed Emily the ring. The only problem was the person taking our photo accidentally hit the home button and was freaking out over the moment, but it was still a great picture and a funny proposal story!

What do you love about your partner?

Emily: Chadd is the sweetest person to ever come into my life. He has encouraged me since day one to do what I want with life. To find the things I enjoy and do whatever I want to be happy. He is also quite the romantic. On our first date he gave me a necklace he made, which I ended up wearing as a bracelet on our wedding day. It’s really nice having a partner just as supportive as he is sweet.

Chadd: I love how open-minded and free-spirited she is. Emily has a huge heart and cares deeply about many things. When she gets passionate about something, she applies herself and puts a great amount of effort into it. She’s such a nice and beautiful person.

What is the greatest strength of your relationship?

Emily: I would say our greatest strength is communication – or rather, our ability to resolve any miscommunication. While we do argue like most couples, we tend to end any disagreements rather quickly. Usually it’s maybe five minutes of us both in our heads thinking how wrong the other person is, only to turn around and both begin apologizing about whatever the issue was. I don’t think we’re ever had an argument where both of us didn’t apologize.

Chadd: That we have both been through a tremendous amount of struggle but neither of us will complain or place blame on the other. We won’t allow outside problems affect our relationship and believe that it is always us versus the world.

How did you find Simply Eloped? How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?

Emily: When I stumbled on Simply Eloped, I knew it was the way we wanted to go. We both wanted to have a great photographer for our elopement, and I loved every picture I saw on the website. Plus booking an officiant through them made it much less stressful. Our photographer, Katie Trauffer, took the pictures of our dreams and really helped us feel at ease. Vianka Gil, our officiant, made our ceremony so beautiful and full of love.

Chadd: Emily, being the planner, searched all over the internet for advice on how to elope and how to get everything together. It was very overwhelming at first until she stumbled on Simply Eloped. There were great reviews, plus the ease of everything. And the price was great!

What attracted you to the venue you eloped at? 

Emily: We both love the Orlando area so the day Simply Eloped added it to locations, we asked if we could switch from our location we had booked previously. Orlando has so many beautiful options, but we weren’t quite sure. I spent a few days searching around and while Kennedy Space Center is a bit outside the Orlando area, and I knew it was the venue. It was something I wanted to do for Chadd as he loves space and NASA. Plus, it matched my dress perfectly. I always said I wanted to get married in a garden… I just never realized it would be a Rocket Garden!

Chadd: I was enthralled of the location because of my interest in space and rocket technology!

What activities did you do before the wedding? How did you prepare? How did you feel leading up to the moments of your elopement? 

Emily: We spent Valentine’s Day driving through the night to get to Orlando. We’re huge “Disnerds”, so the day before our wedding we spent our morning at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Once our room was available, we checked in and took a short nap. Of course, Chadd was able to nap longer than I was, so, I went to the food court and got the cutest Minnie Mouse cupcake while dreaming about the next day. That night we went back to the Magic Kingdom to enjoy our last night as an engaged couple.

Chadd: I was pretty nervous about everything! So excited and happy, but I didn’t exactly know how it would go down and it made me feel uneasy. However, meeting the wonderful people at Simply Eloped quickly eased my nerves as they were so kind and professional.

Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your big day!

Emily: Simply Eloped made sure everything ran as smooth as possible. They did anything they could in order to make sure our day went as planned.

Chadd: It was honestly a great experience. I was a little anxious about the ceremony but once meeting the staff, I felt so much better. They were so professional and patient with us, it made the whole experience magical.

How did you celebrate after?

Emily: After our wedding, we continued to explore Kennedy Space Center until it was time to get ready for dinner. We had reservations at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom. Watching fireworks from inside the castle was something I will never forget. When we got back to our hotel, we shared a petit cake we had picked up from Amorette’s Patisserie the day before. They had so many cute options since it was Valentine’s weekend, so it was perfect.

Chadd: We spent the rest of the day exploring Kennedy Space Center in our wedding attire, getting compliments and felicitations! We then went and enjoyed our honeymoon at our resort at Disney World!

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?

Emily: To definitely go for it! It was everything we could have wanted.

Chadd: If the thought [of eloping] even crosses your mind over a traditional wedding, then just elope. You have a much more personal experience with your partner and its more time on your special day together rather than worrying about pleasing others.

 

Why did you decide to elope?

Emily: We never even discussed anything other than eloping. We knew it was what we wanted for several reasons. We wanted an intimate celebration for just the two of us. A day to really focus on the two of us as a couple.

Chadd: Traditional weddings are overrated to me and we feel that it’s mostly money spent on other people having fun rather than us enjoying our very special time together.

Planning: Simply Eloped 

Officiant: Vianka Gil

Photographer : Katie Trauffer

Updated: April 15th, 2021

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