When an engaged couple asks for a romantic elopement destination, I always tell couples to elope in Europe! Imagine sunrises in the Alsace region of France or sunsets among the vineyards of Italy as you intimately exchange vows. There is no wrong way to elope in Europe – but read on to see some of my favorite places to say, “I do”.
Romance blooms in Tuscany, making it for good reason one of the most popular destinations for elopements. Have an intimate ceremony at a beautiful vineyard and then celebrate with delicious local cuisine afterward. With stunning views around every corner, and world-famous cities such as Florence and Sienna nearby, you’ll have plenty of photo ops to document your special day. An extra perk of eloping in Italy – you can relax during your honeymoon on some of Italy’s gorgeous beaches!
Paris, “the city of love” ah yes, oui oui. It’s a no brainer to consider Paris as an elopement destination. There’s cheese, there’s wine, and there’s champagne – so much to enjoy!
From the classic sights of the Eiffel Tower to strolling along winding markets, France is an excellent place for couples who want to elope. With picturesque backdrops like the romantic Montmartre district, the whimsical palace of Versailles and its beautiful garden – the possibilities are endless! And when you’ve had enough of sightseeing, make sure to explore some cute local cafes for wonderful French food or sip on incredible wines from Provence and Burgundy.
For couples looking for a fairytale-like setting, Lake Bled makes a great option. With its jaw-dropping views, Lake Bled is ideal for couples who love being outdoors and exploring nature. The lake is situated in the Julian Alps and from the surrounding cliffs, you can admire spectacular vistas of its waters as well as the surrounding forests and rolling hills.
There’s plenty to do nearby, around Ljubljana (the capital of Slovenia) after you tie the knot. You can check out nearby castles and visit the numerous charming villages packed with shops, cafes and bars.
Ireland has its own romantic charm, with historic castles, pubs galore, emerald green hills and untamed coastlines. There’s plenty of options for eloping in Ireland – from high-end castles to lush field backdrops. Dublin is a great starting point for your trip as it’s within easy reach of all the major attractions, but you can also journey south to explore famous cliffs such as The Cliffs Of Moher or check out Cork’s rolling fields scattered with wildflowers. No matter what part of Ireland you choose, you’ll be surrounded by stunning views that will make your elopement one of a kind.
Strasbourg is a city like no other, famous for its stunning combination of French and German culture as well as its remarkable beauty. Its narrow stone bridges, cobblestoned streets, and canals winding through the city’s historic neighborhoods make it a romantic atmosphere unparalleled anywhere else in Europe. And when you combine these spectacular sites with an elopement ceremony, something truly magical happens – an air of romance unlike any other location. To top it all off, celebrate your honeymoon exploring other charming towns & vineyards all across the Alsace region.
Germany has a wealth of alluring romantic towns to choose from when planning your elopement. From the valleys and vineyards of Rhine Valley and Schwarzwald, to fairytale castles scattered along the Rhine River, Germany is certain to leave you feeling enchanted. Visit the majestic countryside dotted with quaint inns, medieval villages and gardens for intimate dinner dates. With its charming countryside streets and passionate culture, Germany offers breath-taking options to choose from when planning your elopement.