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Places to Elope In Big Sur

There’s no shortage of lovely places to elope in Big Sur. Scroll down to read about some of our favorites!


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Carmel River State Beach


This mile-long beach features a bird sanctuary in a lagoon, several different rocky outcroppings where the waves clash, and beautiful coastal plants. You will love the peaceful paths that offer seclusion for your ceremony. Come in the morning for the mist and fog, or show up later in the day when the sun is usually out.

Glen Oaks Big Sur


Commit to each other in a redwood grove that has grown for centuries. In the small hamlet of Big Sur, Glen Oaks is an exceptional mountain escape and retreat from the jagged coast. Venue rental and travel fees apply.

Loma Vista Gardens


Located in the heart of Big Sur along California Highway 1, the historic Loma Vista gardens offer spectacular views of Mount Manuel and the Ventana Wilderness. Loma Vista – which means “view of the hill” in Spanish – was developed by Alice Jaeger, granddaughter of W. B. Post (one of the original settlers of Big Sur) and her husband, Steve. Built to serve as an inn, diner, and gas station, the property became a main meeting point in the area. Today, Loma Vista Inn and gardens still serve as the de-facto town center. Venue rental and travel fees apply.

Berwick Park


At the northern end of the Big Sur region, Berwick Park has ocean vistas, a well-manicured grassy lawn, and rocky coastal shores. Venue rental fee applies.

Wave Street Studios


This eco-modern studio in downtown Monterey offers wonderful indoor and outdoor options. The indoor space is beautifully lit by unique, vintage Edison lamps. Outside, a rain-and-wind protected patio has heated benches, a living waterfall, and a small succulent garden. Venue rental fee applies.

Carmel redwoods cabin


Celebrate outside a Carmel cabin nestled in the redwoods! Enjoy peaceful solitude with just the two of you and any additional vendors. Perfect retreat for committing to a life of happiness together.
Cabin rental fee applies.

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