10 Best Elopement Packages and What to Consider

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Getting married in a massive chapel in front of hundreds of people isn’t for everyone. If you’re like us, we’ve always dreamt of something intimate (and less stressful) with a gorgeous backdrop, likely somewhere in a different location from your day-to-day life. Elopement packages at destinations can be a great way to save money and have a stress-free wedding planning experience.

The Best Elopement Packages

These elopement packages are in some of the best destination wedding locations and have everything you could need. And if any of them are missing something that’s important to you, you can always look for a wedding coordinator to help you. Here are some of the best elopement packages that we found available to couples:

Sandals Elopement Package

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Sandals has one of the most notorious complimentary elopement packages in the Caribbean. There are Sandals locations on eight different islands that you can choose from for your elopement like Jamaica, St. Lucia, and Curacao. 

The Two Lovebirds package includes a wedding planning team, preparation for your marriage license, limited photography, a bouquet, a boutonniere, a private cocktail reception, cake, and a private candlelight dinner. There are also packages for micro weddings ranging from one to five rooms for guests.

Between the 18 different Sandals resorts, there are many venues to choose from. You can get married in an over-the-water chapel, on the beach, in a garden gazebo, at twilight to end the night under the stars.   

Secrets Wedding in Paradise Package

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Secrets Resorts (part of the World of Hyatt) is a popular adults-only, all-inclusive resort that provides a free elopement package. The package is $1,149 unless you stay for 7 nights, or book five rooms for a minimum of 3 nights. In this case, you don’t have to pay anything extra.

This package includes a complimentary room for one person of the couple the night of the wedding, in case you want to go in a more traditional direction. You will also get a bouquet and boutonniere, a wedding cake, sparkling wine for 10 guests, a romantic turndown service night of the wedding, and everything that comes in the Newlywed Package. 

What I love most about Secrets elopement packages is they have destinations worldwide to choose from. You can have your elopement in the Canary Islands, Costa Rica, Mexico, or the Caribbean. 

Intercontinental New York Barclay Penthouse Elopement

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Have you ever dreamt of saying ” I do” with a beautiful city skyline behind you? Intercontinental New York Barclay allows you to do so in their penthouse. The Intercontinental penthouse overlooks the Chrysler building, giving you the perfect backdrop.

You will need to contact their wedding coordinator to set up this package, because it’s not exactly advertised. The package currently comes with 2 hours on the penthouse terrace, the ceremony, and a champagne toast for 25 guests.

The Penthouse elopement package starts at $4,500 but is pretty customizable. The penthouse suite has everything you will need to have the perfect intimate wedding that you have been dreaming of, like a small kitchenette, multiple seating areas, and rooms to get ready in before the ceremony begins.

Crystal Cove Simply Elegant Package

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Crystal Cove is an all-inclusive Marriott property located on the West Coast of Barbados. This boutique resort screams romance with intimate settings and charming accommodations. There are many customizable wedding packages available, but the most basic is the Simply Elegant package.

This elopement package is entirely free with the right rooms reserved. However, it’s still affordable if you aren’t eligible for the free option. It is just $842 per couple and includes a welcome cocktail, private transfers, a beachside or garden ceremony, a personalized wedding website, a champagne toast, and breakfast in bed. 

Our favorite thing about Crystal Cove’s elopement packages is that you can add on almost anything you want. Floral arrangements, entertainment, photography, and decor are just a few of the customizable options. 

The Westin Reserva Conchal Elopement Package

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The Westin Reserva Conchal is one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica, being set in a remote location on the ocean. It has over 8,500 acres of land and many venues to choose from to ensure your special day is in the best location.

The elopement package comes with a wedding planner, decor with a ceremony arch, a bouquet and boutonniere, bridal hair and makeup, and a private dinner. There are tons of add-ons that you can choose from to make your elopement as memorable as possible. 

The venues at the Westin Reserva Conchal truly set this resort apart. You can choose between a zen garden, the lakefront gazebo, the pool area, an open-air cabana, or indoor rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Bungalows Key Largo Duet Elopement Package

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If you’re looking to stay stateside for your elopement but still want a beach location, Bungalows Key Largo. You’ll get all the Caribbean vibes and all-inclusive luxury that you would expect at a Caribbean resort elopement within the U.S.

Bungalow’s Duet Elopement Package is the perfect package for a couple looking for a ceremony that’s just for the two of you. The package includes a private beach ceremony, a champagne toast, a bouquet, turndown service with champagne, photography, and dinner reservations.

And if you do want to include others, you can invite four guests with reservations on property to witness your ceremony. The package starts at $4,500 and goes up depending on when you decide to have your elopement. Having your ceremony on a weekday is the most affordable option. 

The Ranch at Rock Creek Elopements and Micro-Weddings

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The perfect mountain backdrop for your elopement may not be far from home. The Ranch at Rack Creek is located in a remote Montana valley surrounded by the northern Rockies. This all-inclusive resort plans your entire elopement for you, from when you’ll have breakfast to relaxing activities leading up to the ceremony.

Elopements range between $10,000 to $25,000 (in addition to the nightly rates and room fee) and can accommodate three to 20 people. The package comes with a bouquet and boutonniere, a wedding cake, and everything else customized by your coordinator. That’s on top of the extensive list of inclusions that are standard with your stay.

Despite this resort being set in the mountains, you can have your elopement year-round. Believe it or not, winter elopements in the Montana Rockies are beautiful, with snowy peaks and sparkling white backdrops. You can choose to have your ceremony mountaintop, in front of the pond, or under an arbor in the pasture. 

French Quarter Wedding Chapel Carraige Wedding Package

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There’s nothing quite like a celebration in New Orleans. The French Quarter Wedding Chapel has several elopement packages that you can choose from. Although, the Carriage Wedding Package is by far our favorite option. 

The Carraige Wedding Package includes a violinist, photography, a bottle of champagne, and custom-engraved champagne flutes. Once your ceremony is over, you hop into a horse-drawn carriage to ride around the French Quarter while people cheer you on.

The package starts at $2,250, but you can add other amenities for your dream elopement. You can also add guests to your package if you want a small audience of loved ones. The venue will also provide flowers, a cake, and even a themed reverend (i.e. Elvis, voodoo, vampire) upon request.

Lomani Island Resort Wedding Package

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Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, where dense palm trees meet the turquoise waters, is Lomani Island Resort. Eloping at this resort feels extra remote, being on one of the smaller islands west of Fiji’s main island. Lomani allows you to get married on its private Sand Cay island to make it even more isolated.

The Lomani Wedding Package costs $2,800 in local currency (around $1,245 USD) but is entirely free when you stay for 7 nights in an eligible accommodation. It includes sparkling wine, a fruit basket, a bouquet, a boutonniere, a couples massage, musicians, decor, breakfast in bed, and a private three-course dinner. 

There are additional amenities that you can add to your wedding package to make it perfect for you. A wedding cake, photography, videography, a choir, hair and makeup, and Fijan warrior bridal escorts are all available. 

The Little Vegas Chapel, Desert Love

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You didn’t think we would end this list of elopement packages without adding one in Las Vegas, did you? This elopement package isn’t quite as cliche as having Elvis marry you in a kitschy chapel or drive-thru—it’s located in the Mojave Desert.

The Desert Love package is the most valuable package offered by the Little Vegas Chapel. You get a roundtrip limousine transfer, decor, music, a cider toast, a unity sand ceremony, a bouquet and boutonniere, two photographers, videography, sunglasses, and a marriage license holder. 

The package starts at $2,649 and is available from October to March. This is primarily due to the Mojave Desert’s unbearable heat during the summer months. And if you want to have the original Elvis marriage experience, that’s an option. 

What Are Elopement Packages?

Elopement packages are a bundle of services that you would typically hire independently for your elopement. The elopement package is usually offered by a resort or a wedding chapel. All of the essentials needed for an elopement are included, so you don’t need to worry about a thing when planning your wedding.

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What to Consider Before Eloping

Eloping may seem relatively spontaneous, but there are a few things you will still want to think about before tying the knot. Below are a few of the most important things to consider when planning your elopement:

The Cost

How much you should spend on an elopement depends on several factors. It can cost anywhere from $1,500 to more than $25,000. The cheapest way to go about it is to hire a photographer to find a beautiful backdrop on public lands for your ceremony and do everything else yourself. However, the most convenient elopements are done with a packaged deal. 

Who to Invite

Who to invite when you elope is purely up to you. It’s one of the most important days of your life, so nobody else’s opinion should really matter. You can go intimate and make it just the two of you or invite some of your closest friends and family. If you plan to invite a few people, make sure you plan your elopement far enough out so they can prepare for it. Having additional people at your elopement will also come with an extra cost.


One of the biggest advantages of eloping is that you can do it wherever you want. A smaller guest list means getting people where you want to get married is easier. Typically, elopements are done in places with gorgeous backdrops, like mountains, beaches, forests, waterfalls, or anywhere else you feel is important to you and your significant other.


Your accommodations are another critical factor to consider when you’re eloping in a destination. Some accommodations are great for honeymooners with romantic services and add-ons. Other accommodations may give you a group discount if you reserve a certain number of rooms for friends and family. 

Elopement Package Offerings

Going the elopement package route for your destination wedding can be the most affordable and stress-free option. Some resorts include an elopement package with your stay completely free of charge. Packages usually include a ceremony, photography, simple florals, a wedding cake, and a romantic dinner at the minimum but many elopement packages include other items. 

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