Popping champagne as an elopement activity at sunset in the canyons of Moab, Utah

My Favorite Elopement Activities

Elopements are a great way to have a more intimate and personal wedding experience with just you and your partner. While elopements may not have all the fanfare of a traditional wedding, they can still be fun and memorable. If you're planning an elopement, you might be wondering what kinds of exciting activities you can do to make the day even more special. Here are some ideas to consider:

My Favorite Elopement Activities

Adventure Activities

Elopements can offer a great opportunity to go on an adventure with your partner. Consider hiking to a scenic spot or taking a helicopter ride to a mountaintop for a breathtaking view. You could also go kayaking or rock climbing to add a bit of excitement to your day.

Food and Wine Tasting

Indulge in some delicious food and wine to celebrate your special day. Many elopement destinations offer local cuisine and wine tastings. You could also hire a private chef to create a romantic dinner for two.

Play in the Snow

Eloping in the winter? Strap on some snowshoes, go ice skating, or head out on the slopes! Embrace the snowy season with a ski day you won't soon forget. Not only will you be the best looking couple on the mountain, you'll also have the entire chairlift hooting and hollering watching you shred.

Beach or Lake Day

Spend the day relaxing at the beach or by a lake. You can pack a picnic, read a book, or go for a swim. This is a great way to unwind and enjoy each other's company.

Rent a Private Boat

If you're near a lake or ocean, consider renting a private boat for the day. You can explore the water together and even have a small ceremony on board if you'd like. This is a unique and romantic way to celebrate your love.

Cultural Excursions

If you're eloping in a foreign country, take the opportunity to explore the local culture. You could visit historical landmarks, museums, or take a cooking class to learn about the local cuisine.

Tour a Local Farm

Build your own bouquet, pick your own apples or feed the animals. There are so many different types of farms out in the country that offer stunning views. Many of which also offer their farmhouse as an Air BnB.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Take to the skies with a hot air balloon ride. This is a unique and exciting way to celebrate your special day. You'll get to enjoy breathtaking views while spending quality time with your partner.

Elopements can be a great way to have a fun and memorable wedding experience. Whether you're looking for a thrilling adventure or a day that's focused on relaxation, I always recommend adding a few of your favorite activities into the timeline to make it extra special.


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