So, you’ve decided to elope! You’ve said ‘nope’ to a traditional wedding and decided to focus your day on your love. Now the biggest challenge is deciding where to start the rest of your lives. You could head to the coast and have the beach wedding you’ve always dreamed of, climb high above the clouds for a panoramic mountaintop wedding, or have an elegant event at a beautiful inn. Your options are suddenly limitless, but we’ve gathered up some of the most romantic elopement destinations in Washington State to help you find the perfect venue for your special day.
Seattle provides a stunning backdrop for eloping in Washington State. With a mix of the picturesque cityscape and vibrant natural beauty, the diversity of the landscape is as comforting as it is exhilarating. One of the most incredible views in the area can be found at the iconic Kerry Park in the historic Queen Anne neighborhood. The small plaza provides access to views of Elliot Bay, the Space Needle and Mount Rainier. At sunset, the glowy reflection of the sun on city windows is something out of a modern fairytale. If you’re looking for a more inconspicuous setting, try one of the many public gardens across the city. Parsons Gardens, Volunteer Park Conservatory and Kubota Garden are just a few of the city’s offerings for luscious gardens and a wide range of flora and plants, making for a romantic and blissful experience.
Our wonderful members Greenlake Guest House and Shafer Baillie Mansion offer elopement and wedding packages respectively. With incredible attention to detail by the staff and elegant venues, your special day will be memorable, stress-free and love-focused when you choose our members to host your elopement or small wedding.
Cozy Rose Inn – Grandview/Yakima Valley
Nestled in Yakima Valley’s wine country, the Cozy Rose Luxury Inn Bed & Breakfast is a hidden gem for wedding venues. In colder months or rainy days, host your intimate ceremony by the grand fireplace. During the summer and autumn seasons, use the gazebo as the backdrop to your elopement. Their simple yet elegant ceremony package includes the officiant, a bouquet for the bride and a boutonniere for the groom, 2 keepsake champagne glasses, and a cake. After your elopement, kick off your extravagant wine country honeymoon and tour all of the finest wineries, vineyards, and cellars around Yakima and Walla Walla.
Ski Resort Wedding
Dress – check. Suit – check. Rings – check. Ski goggles – check? If you want a fun and non-traditional wedding, try gathering your closest friends and family on the ski hill for a winter wedding that will be one for the books. Washington has a collection of Epic Ski Areas where you could elope in style. If you want a summer elopement, some of these resorts still run their lifts and you could get married on top of the world with some pretty cute wedding photos taken at the lodges.
Sea Cliff Gardens – Port Angeles
Steeped 130 feet above the ocean on a cliff with panoramic views lies Sea Cliff Gardens B&B, a beloved vacation destination for lovers looking to explore Olympic National Park together. Whether you want a personal ceremony with just the two or you, or a small wedding with a couple of close friends and family, Sea Cliff Gardens can accommodate you. Tie the knot with the ocean in the background and eagles flying above, in our old-growth cedar forests, amidst our English perennial gardens, or with the Victorian Inn in the background. Pamper yourself before the ceremony with luxurious guest suites including fireplaces, jacuzzis, and plush amenities to help you get ready for your special day.
Ruby Beach – Olympic Peninsula
Who doesn’t love a good beach wedding? Stunning photos, salty-sea air, and the sea breeze is the perfect romantic setting for an elopement. During the summer you’ll find sunny blue sky days with colorful sunsets and during the winter you’ll most likely find grey skies and mist, perfect for a Pacific Northwest elopement. Use one of the moss-covered rocks as your altar and build an aisle out of driftwood logs.
Swantown Inn & Spa – Olympia
From destination elopements to the ultimate fairytale wedding, the Swantown Inn & Spa is one of the best wedding venues in Olympia. Choose from a garden wedding, an intimate candlelit affair, or a Victorian Ballroom ceremony. The elopement package includes the officiant, a small bouquet, a wedding cake, and a night in their luxurious Astoria room. Indulge with a two-person jacuzzi, plush bathrobes, a view of the gardens and Capitol building, and start your honeymoon off in style.
Snoqualmie Falls – North Bend
One of Washington State’s most beloved gems, Snoqualmie Falls is one of the best elopement spots. This enormous, gushing waterfall has a large viewing deck or you can climb down to the base to host your ceremony during certain seasons. During the day, this waterfall is quite popular so a sunrise elopement would be ideal. Watch the soft light of the sun light up the trees and waterfall while you have these iconic landmarks all to yourself.
Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins – Located along near the Columbia River Gorge in Carson, Washington this wedding venue is surrounded by tall evergreens, jubilant wildflowers and can host intimate elopements for just two, summer micro weddings up to 30, or winter fireside weddings up to 14. Create memories that will last a lifetime, with romantic backdrops located all over the beautiful property.
You don’t have to travel all the way to the German Alps to have a picturesque Bavarian wedding. Nestled into a small valley in the heart of the Cascades lies Leavenworth, a popular destination for skiers, Oktoberfest, holiday celebrations, and all summer getaways.
Start your life together at the Warm Springs Inn & Winery, conveniently situated between Wenatchee and Leavenworth–adventures abound in every direction in North Central Washington. Wake up to a gourmet breakfast and vast mountain views and begin your honeymoon by exploring the great outdoors. Spend your days hiking, kayaking, biking, and dining before coming back to your romantic accommodations and kicking your feet up.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall; no matter which season you decide to host your special day, you’ll find the perfect venue to take your elopement to the next level. From picturesque Victorian inns to panoramic mountain tops, there is a venue for every couple.