WHERE TO ELOPE ⭐️ 217 BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN THE US [AND WORLD] IN 2021

Howdy, 🤠👋 we’re Samuel & Karly, and this is our ultimate list of the 217 best places to elope in the United States and the world. Enjoy.

This comprehensive list of the best places to elope in the US and the world is going to give you an excellent reference point for planning your dream destination adventure elopement or wedding.

If you’ve got any questions at all we’re on the other side of the screen excited to talk all things adventure!

And if planning or choosing a location seems just too overwhelming we offer full planning services and will gladly do all the heavy lifting for you.

TABLE OF CONTENTS TELEPORTER

adventure elopement couple on top of national park rock formation in elopement wedding attire

How do you decide where to elope?

ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS

  • What scenery really gets you and your partner excited?
    • mountain, canyon, desert, cave, ice cave, volcano, jungle, lake, cliff, glacier, redwood, beach?
  • What are your favorite seasons?
  • How do you feel about unpredictable weather?
  • Are you ready to get dirty?
  • Do you want luxury, rugged, or in-between?
  • Do you enjoy the idea of hiking to your ceremony location?
  • Do you want to camp? or “glamp?”
  • Do you want to enjoy the destination for multiple days?
  • Do you want a nearby Airbnb or other lodging?
  • Do you want access to other vendors?
    • Officiant, HMUA, florist, cake
  • Do you want a wedding arch for your ceremony?
  • Do you want your pet to come along?
  • Do you want a place that accommodates friends and family?
  • Does the space need to be accessible to all?
  • How many family & friends do you want to have present?
  • How much privacy do you want?
  • Will your ceremony and reception be at different locations?
  • How soon do you want to elope? Are permits available?
  • Do you want to enjoy any guided tours?
    • helicopter, balloon, 4-wheel, off-road, hike, bike, climb, flightseeing, horseback, donkey, camel, etc.
  • How deep down the rabbit hole of remote adventuring do you want to trek? 🐇🕳

As you can see, there is a lot that goes into creating the perfect day.

It’s worth it, and we are here for you, with photo, video and planning magic, anywhere in the world.


AND NOW…FOR THE ULTIMATE LIST OF THE 217 BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN THE U.S. AND THE WORLD!

adventure elopement bride in her elopement wedding dress on a slackline high in the sky with dress hanging down and blowing in wind
  1. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA
    • Best time to visit Yosemite is between late May and October.
  2. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
    • Best time to visit Yellowstone is April through May and September through October.
  3. GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA
    • Best time to visit Glacier is in late June and mid-September.
  4. GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, ARIZONA
    • Best time to visit the Grand Canyon is March through May and September through November.
  5. ZION NATIONAL PARK, ARIZONA
    • Best time to visit Zion is April to May and September to October.
  6. GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
    • Best time to visit Grand Teton is from mid-May to late September.
  7. BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, UTAH
    • Best time to visit Bryce Canyon is May through September.
  8. ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, UTAH
    • Best time to visit Arches is April through May and September through October.
  9. ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, COLORADO
    • Best time to visit Rocky Mountain is from June to September.
  10. HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, HAWAII
    • Best time to visit Haleakala is in April and June.

Note: The best times to visit the above National Parks are only a general guideline, based around the most comfortable weather and the times when all of the parks features are available. There are however alternate windows of time when the park will be less crowded but with less features available.

When you hire us we will give you a complete breakdown of weather, and every feature available during different times of the year as well as when the most private experience can be enjoyed.

We’ll also give you alternate parks which may provide you a similar environment but with more favorable conditions.

The same general guidelines are applied below for the best places to elope in the US and the world.


BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN THE U.S.


BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN COLORADO [JUN-SEPT]

Colorado is home to some of the most beautiful mountain ranges, lakes and evergreen forests in the country. If you’re into snow capped mountain peaks and pristine lakes you’ll love celebrating your adventure elopement here. And if your an extra kind of person, try catching the elusive alpenglow in your photos.

BEST TIME TO VISIT COLORADO FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER.

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN ARIZONA [OCT-MAY]

Then iconic features of Arizona would have you feeling like your adventure elopement is on another planet. You’ll find slot canyons, Grand Canyons, deserts, mountains, lakes, saguaro cactus, buttes, waterfalls and even a volcano with downhill skiing!

BEST TIME TO VISIT ARIZONA FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS OCTOBER THROUGH MAY.

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN ALASKA [JUN-SEPT]

Alaska is one of our favorite places to elope in the world. It’s home to mountains, glaciers, ice caves, forests, waterfalls and lakes. The glacier helicopter elopement is high on our list of most epic adventure elopements possible. If you’re booking an Alaska elopement with us it’s probably safe to expect us to want to plan an ice cave photo tour plus the helicopter glacier tour. Let’s be honest here, if you’re interested in getting married in Alaska, you probably want to go with ice caves and glaciers, features that are unique to Alaska in the United States.

BEST TIME TO VISIT ALASKA FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER.

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN CALIFORNIA [MAY-JUN][SEPT-OCT]

Cliff edges and beaches, towering redwood forests, deserts, Joshua trees, pristine lakes and mountains, Yosemite National Park?! California is amazingly diverse. Anytime you’ve got snow-capped mountain peaks, deserts, oceans and forests in one region you know your in a magical oasis land.

BEST TIME TO VISIT CALIFORNIA FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS MAY THROUGH JUNE AND THROUGH SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER.

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN UTAH [OCT-MAY]

Utah will always hold a special place in our hearts. Karly and I conquered our first ever highline here, 500 feet in the air across a canyon just outside of Moab. Utah is rich with massive canyons, rock arches, cliffs, mountains, desert, ridges, spires and buttes, all as red as Mars. We’re really into standing at the edge of vast canyons or using arches as a natural wedding arch. Just epic.

[LNT: Be mindful of the cryptobiotic soil here, which mostly looks like just staying on trail.]

BEST TIME TO VISIT UTAH FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS OCTOBER THROUGH MAY.

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN OREGON [JUL-AUG]

Oregon is a land of abundant growth and rugged beauty. You’ll find mountains, forests, craters, pristine lakes and even a lake IN a crater, epic waterfalls and massive rock formation beaches. One of our top “must sees” of Oregon is Crater Lake National Park. Late July to September is usually the best time to visit Crate Lake because you’ll be able to access all of the parks amazing features, specifically the Watchman Peak overlook which owns the best panoramic view of the entire crater.

BEST TIME TO VISIT OREGON FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS JULY THROUGH AUGUST.

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN WASHINGTON [JUL-AUG]

As we move a bit further north from Oregon to Washington we start to get into a myriad of snow-capped mountain ranges, massive forests, lakes, and even ice caves. If your eloping in Washington we highly recommend taking advantage of one of the epic mountain ranges, and maybe an ice cave photo shoot too. Remember, multi-day adventure elopements are the best way to experience all of the magical elements of the land. If you’re ever going to do it all in one place it should certainly be on your wedding day, AND when you’ve got a professional photographer (AND videographer) to capture the whole thing.

BEST TIME TO VISIT WASHINGTON FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS JULY THROUGH AUGUST.

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN HAWAII [MAR-SEPT]

It’s probably obvious that Hawaii makes for one of the most magical adventure elopements possible, especially if you’re not a local. There’s just nothing like it anywhere else in the United States. Perfect weather, volcanoes, massive lush rocky canyons, red sandy beaches and rocky shores, it’s no wonder Hawaii is considered paradise by so many. We highly recommend making a volcano and canyon part of your Hawaii elopement experience, probably include a helicopter too.

BEST TIME TO VISIT HAWAII FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS MARCH THROUGH SEPTEMBER.

national park adventure elopement couple grabbing buts looking off into distant mountains while under natural wedding arch

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN TEXAS [MAR-APR][OCT-DEC]

If people only knew the wonders of Texas, specifically the mountains and Mars-like terrain of Big Bend National Park, they’d be flocking here to have their adventure elopements and weddings. It’s for the best though because privacy and intimacy can be a very rare thing when eloping in a National Park, so we’re totally fine with this remaining our (and your) little secret. Let’s not forget the possibility of a cave elopement in the Sonora Caverns either.

BEST TIME TO VISIT TEXAS FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS MARCH THROUGH APRIL AND THROUGH OCTOBER THROUGH DECEMBER.

best place to elope in Montana glacier national park alpine lake, mountains, forests and cloudy sky

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN MONTANA [JUN-SEPT]

Montana is elevated to legendary status by being home to Glacier National Park. Glacial landforms, glacier-scoured banded mountains, turquoise lakes and streams, and forests are just some of the reasons so many people choose GNP as number 3 in the top 10 most popular National Parks. Thanks Montana, we’ll see you soon.

BEST TIME TO VISIT MONTANA FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER.

best place to elope in Wyoming Yellowstone national park prismatic spring rainbow colored thermal pool surrounded by forest

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN WYOMING [APR-MAY][SEPT-OCT]

The Teton Range, Devil’s Tower and the Prismatic Spring of Yellowstone are really the only things you’ll ever need to know about Wyoming, these are MUST sees. Literally you should plan an adventure elopement that involves being at all three of these locations. Bighorn Canyon is also epic though, and even has its’ own version of Horseshoe Bend, an iconic Arizona treasure.

BEST TIME TO VISIT WYOMING FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS APRIL THROUGH MAY AND SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER.

best place to elope in South Dakota badlands national park

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN SOUTH DAKOTA [APR-MAY][SEPT-OCT]

We love the contrast of the green and red of the Badlands. Check out Notch Trail if you decide to elope here. You could also opt for the famous Mount Rushmore faces or a cave elopement.

BEST TIME TO VISIT SOUTH DAKOTA FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS APRIL THROUGH MAY AND SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER.

best place to elope in new Mexico kasha-katuwe tent rocks national monument with blue sky behind mushroom like mountain formations

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN NEW MEXICO [OCT-NOV]

Carlsbad Caverns could make for another epic cave elopement. We definitely don’t anyone else doing these so you’d be sure to stand out from the typical adventure elopement crowd. You could also just make it a single part of a multi-location experience. The tent rocks and slot canyons here are wild too.

BEST TIME TO VISIT NEW MEXICO FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS OCTOBER THROUGH NOVEMBER.

best place to elope in Nevada valley of fire state park red rock formations and blue sky

BEST PLACE TO ELOPE IN NEVADA [MAR-APR][OCT-NOV]

We could make some real photo magic at the Fire Wave, White Domes and Seven Wonders Trail here.

BEST TIME TO VISIT NEVADA FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS MARCH THROUGH APRIL AND OCTOBER THROUGH NOVEMBER.

best place to elope in Tennessee great smoky mountains national park lush green mountains and cloudy sky

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN TENNESSEE [JUN-OCT]

The lush forest full mountains, waterfalls, lakes and streams of the Great Smoky Mountains all make for a beautiful vibrant place to elope in Tennessee.

BEST TIME TO VISIT TENNESSEE FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS JUNE THROUGH OCTOBER.

best place to elope in New York Niagara Falls state park from helicopter aerial perspective

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN NEW YORK [MAY-AUG]

An elopement photo shoot in front of New York’s Niagara Falls doesn’t need too much explaining. We definitely recommend the helicopter tour here. Epic and iconic to say the least.

BEST TIME TO VISIT NEW YORK FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS MAY THROUGH AUGUST.

best place to elope in Maine baxter state park

BEST PLACE TO ELOPE IN MAINE [JUN-AUG]

It doesn’t get much more peaceful than the nearly remote state of Maine. Check out the Ocean Path and Gorham Mountain Loop Trail or Beehive Loop Trail in Acadia NP.

BEST TIME TO VISIT MAINE FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS JUNE THROUGH AUGUST.

best place to elope in South Carolina hunting island state park

BEST PLACE TO ELOPE IN SOUTH CAROLINA [APR-JUN][OCT-NOV]

Beautiful beaches, waterfalls, lakes and mountains combined with gorgeous weather and southern hospitality. Check out the view from Table Rock Trail.

BEST TIME TO VISIT SOUTH CAROLINA FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS APRIL THROUGH JUNE AND OCTOBER THROUGH NOVEMBER.


BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN THE WORLD (BEYOND THE U.S.)


best place to elope in Canada Banff national park and reflection in lake Louise

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN CANADA [JUN-AUG]

Canada’s Banff offers a wide range of landscapes and climates for an elopement celebration including lush green forest, alpine meadows with wildflowers, tumbling rivers and waterfalls, vast snowfields that generate magical early morning light at sunrise or sunset and epic mountain ranges. And perhaps most importantly is the wildly turquoise emerald colored mirror Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.

BEST TIME TO VISIT BANFF, CANADA FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS JUNE THROUGH AUGUST.

best place to elope in iceland godafoss waterfall

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN ICELAND [JUL-AUG FOR HIKING][FEB-MAR & SEPT-OCT FOR LIGHTS]

Mountains, glaciers, ice caves, waterfalls, canyons, cliffs, gorges AND Northern Lights?! If you’re looking to leave the United States for your adventure elopement, Iceland is one of our top recommendations. And check out all these epic movie locations!

BEST TIME TO VISIT ICELAND FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS JULY THROUGH AUGUST (FOR HIKING) AND FEBRUARY THROUGH MARCH (FOR NORTHERN LIGHTS) AND SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER (FOR NORTHERN LIGHTS).

best place to elope in New Zealand mount aspiring national park mountain with tree in middle of lake

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN NEW ZEALAND [DEC-MAR]

New Zealand is the perfect place to elope, offering scenic landscapes with diverse weather conditions. From lush rainforests to volcanoes and mountains in North Island to sandy beaches and glaciers on South island – there’s no shortage of scenery for you to choose from!

BEST TIME TO VISIT NEW ZEALAND FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS DECEMBER THROUGH MARCH.

best place to elope in Switzerland Swiss alps matterhorn mountain and reflection in alpine lake

BEST PLACE TO ELOPE IN SWITZERLAND [JUN-AUG]

For those looking for an epic mountain background or mountain-top elopement, Switzerland is a must. The Alps are home to some of the most stunning natural scenery in Europe and provide endless opportunities for breathtaking photos with views that you’ll remember forever. Specifically the incredible alpine lake + Matterhorn.

BEST TIME TO VISIT SWITZERLAND FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS JUNE THROUGH AUGUST.

top elopement location Zhangjiajie National Forest Park china

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN CHINA [APR-MAY][SEPT-OCT]

This land of ancient beauty includes everything from mountains to deserts, forests to canyons, waterfalls and cliffs. It’s also the legendary land with the “floating mountains” in Avatar.

BEST TIME TO VISIT CHINA FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS APRIL THROUGH MAY AND SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER.

best places to elope in Japan mount fuji in distance with flower tree in foreground

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN JAPAN [MAR-MAY][SEPT-NOV]

Mountains, volcanoes, and a pristine crater lake make Japan a perfect choice for a traveling adventure elopement. We are really into the lake + Mount Fuji backgrounds for photo and video. There are actually several lakes around Mt. Fuji and we’d recommend visiting at least 2-3 of them to ensure the very best imagery. Alternatively, Mt. Fuji Station can provide a stunning city street vibe with Japanese signs and a long narrow street view leading up to the Mountain.

BEST TIME TO VISIT JAPAN FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS MARCH THROUGH MAY AND SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER.

best place to elope Jostedalsbreen national park glacier and mountains

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN NORWAY [MAY-JUN][SEPT-OCT]

Norway is a beautiful country with many scenic spots that are perfect for elopements. If you’re looking for an epic backdrop, Norway has it covered! With Northern Lights plus stunning fjords, glaciers, massive cliffs, mountainscapes, and pristine landscapes you’ll love the many places to elope in this amazing destination.

BEST TIME TO VISIT NORWAY FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS MAY THROUGH JUNE AND SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER.

best place to elope in Patagonia mountains during alpenglow

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN PATAGONIA [OCT-FEB]

Unique mountain formations, turquoise waters, and glaciers make Patagonia one of the most beautiful places to elope in the entire world. At a minimum, Torres del Paine is a must. Add a glacier or two to this and you’ve got a complete adventure elopement & honeymoon.

BEST TIME TO VISIT PATAGONIA FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS OCTOBER THROUGH FEBRUARY.

massive cliff adventure elopement destinations best places to elope in Faroe Islands

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN THE FAROE ISLANDS [JUN-AUG]

The Faroe Islands are the most remote place in Europe and a natural paradise. This small group of islands located halfway between Scotland and Iceland, have been shaped by centuries of isolation with limited human contact. The result? A unique and pristine landscape to host your adventure elopement wedding. We recommend finding your perfect little paradise atop a cliff overlooking the island filled seas.

BEST TIME TO VISIT THE FAROE ISLANDS FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY WILL DISPLAY THE NORTHERN LIGHTS.

best place to elope in ibiza es vedra isolated in the deep blue sea

BEST PLACES TO ELOPE IN IBIZA [MAY-OCT]

Ibiza is famous for its white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and Mediterranean climate.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IBIZA FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS MAY THROUGH OCTOBER.

best place to elope in Santorini Greece with deep blue sea and dome roofs and all white city on the shore

BEST PLACE TO ELOPE IN GREECE [APR-JUN][SEPT-OCT]

The Greek Islands have some of the best beaches in Europe as well as epic scenery from mountainsides covered with olive trees to gorges that lead down to crystal blue water. You can also get married at any place you choose on an island like Santorini and then head out for a cliffside ceremony overlooking the Aegean Sea or other famous landmarks. There’s even legal beach weddings available year round.

BEST TIME TO VISIT GREECE FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS APRIL THROUGH JUNE AND SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER.

best place to elope castles of Northern Ireland

BEST PLACE TO ELOPE IN IRELAND [MAR-MAY][SEPT-NOV]

Ireland is a country of stunning natural beauty, with castles, rugged coasts, craggy cliffs and rolling green fields.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IRELAND FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS MARCH THROUGH MAY AND SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER.

best place to elope in Scotland isle of Skye from drone aerial perspective with lighthouse at the end during sunset

BEST PLACE TO ELOPE IN SCOTLAND [MAR-MAY][SEPT-NOV]

Located in the northern Scottish Highlands, this island is considered one of Europe’s most beautiful islands and has amazing scenery that includes mountains, waterfalls, cliffs, gorges, plateaus and beaches. It also offers a variety of activities like hiking on some of its many trails as well as horseback riding.

BEST TIME TO VISIT SCOTLAND FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS MARCH THROUGH MAY AND SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER.

best place to elope in Italy dolomites at sunset with alpenglow and alpine lake reflection of the peaks

BEST PLACE TO ELOPE IN ITALY [APR-JUN][SEPT-OCT]

The Dolomites (stegosaurus mountain?) in Italy are a stunning place to elope. This national park offers vast stretches of mountains, valleys and forests that will leave you feeling like you’re on top of the world. The best part about this destination is its proximity to other popular European locations; meaning it’s easy for couples looking for an epic honeymoon adventure after their elopement! Venice is just over 2 hours away.

BEST TIME TO VISIT ITALY FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS APRIL THROUGH JUNE AND SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER.

best place to elope in fiji islands aerial drone photo of an entire island

BEST PLACE TO ELOPE IN FIJI [OCT-NOV]

Fiji offers an array of beaches from sweeping, palm tree-lined crescents to remote tropical islands with white sand and turquoise water. The country also has a variety of other natural attractions including lush rainforests, volcanoes, black sand deserts and coral reefs that are teeming with life. Fiji is the perfect destination for couples looking for a beach elopement or those who want to get married in paradise.

BEST TIME TO VISIT FIJI FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS OCTOBER THROUGH NOVEMBER.

best place to elope in Egypt pyramids of Giza against deep blue sky background

BEST PLACE TO ELOPE IN EGYPT [FEB-APR][SEPT-NOV]

Egypt is a destination with such an epic history that it feels like time stands still as you explore its incredible sites. You can’t go to Egypt and not see the Pyramids of Giza, which have been around for over 4000 years; they’re one of the most iconic attractions and epic photo backgrounds in all of Africa and the world for that matter.

There’s also a strong tradition of Henna tattoo so you could totally include that in your adventure elopement.

BEST TIME TO VISIT EGYPT FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS FEBRUARY THROUGH APRIL AND SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER.

best places to elope in Paris France Eiffel Tower during sunset with pink flower tree in foreground

BEST PLACE TO ELOPE IN FRANCE [APR-OCT]

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most iconic symbols in all the world, so why not put it right behind you in your photos and video. You’ll also enjoy being able to enjoy all of the pleasures that France has to offer during your adventure and honeymoon.

BEST TIME TO VISIT FRANCE FOR ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS IS APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER.


If there’s an epic adventure elopement location you think should be on this list let us know!

We love discovering new places for adventurous couples to say “I do” and exchange their vows.

Thanks so much for joining us and may this list and guide serve you well in all of your planning endeavors!

thirdeyesamuel adventure elopement wedding couple playing in the air together on a highline slackline in their wedding attire

ADDITIONAL ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT WEDDING PLANNING GUIDES

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thirdeyesamuel adventure elopement photo video and location planner extraordinaire Samuel dressed in all black wedding suit attire with black full brim adventure hat and long golden dragon dreadlocks hanging down either side of his head down to his chest with black tattoos on face, neck and chest.
Author: Samuel – Founder at ThirdEyeSamuel. Adventure enthusiast, highliner, lover of all beings. Dragon Wizard Jedi.

Samuel and Karly at ThirdEyeSamuel are THE best Adventure Elopement Photographers and Videographers, and I cannot recommend them enough.

They went above and beyond to create an unforgettable experience and authentically capture every moment on camera.. from multiple angles, too! I will forever cherish this day and the many beautiful images and videos <3
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They created a relaxed, fun environment that brought out our best.

Not to mention they picked the perfect spot for lighting and atmosphere. I also know they happen to be the premier adventure elopement photographers in the market. Highly recommend!
Melissa & Joshua
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My fiancé and I always get very nervous before taking photos

because it can be kind of awkward at times. Not with this duo! Samuel and Karly are awesome. They made us feel very calm and relaxed during our engagement photo session and it really showed in our photos. They both have great eyes for capturing AMAZING moments and my fiancé and I were SO SO HAPPY with the results. They use the outdoors and nature in super unique ways that create gorgeous photos that beautifully encapsulate the moment!
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36 Comments

  1. Epic list there!! Your passion for adventure comes through in this blog post and it really gives an insight into how you could serve me as one of your couples. Nice work!

  2. Wow! This is truly an ultimate list for incredible places to adventure and elope around the US. My favorites are Colorado of course….and Yosemite!!!!!

  3. Wow!!! I have never seen such an all encompassing list for elopement locations! What a great resource for couples looking to plan an adventure elopement with a blank slate. You really did your research, and it is so helpful that you even included peak seasons. So awesome for adventure elopements!

  4. Wow this is packed with so many good informations! This just makes me want to see al those places right now. Thank you so much for your great work!

  5. Wow! What an extensive list. This is awesome – Love how packed each option is with information!

  6. As a former park ranger, seeing so many national parks make the top lists was awesome! They really are the gems of the country. So many places I want to check out on your list! I pretty much only shoot in Moab, but some day I would love to explore other locations!

  7. oh my god do you know a lot of places! That’s insane!! I wish i could visit half of these you listed! Woww, well done . I could not have been this thorough 🙂

  8. HOLY FREAKING WOW!!!!! THIS IS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE IN THE WORLDDDDD!!!! Freaking nailed it, and I love the questions you have listed in the beginning!!!

  9. Whoa! This blog is packed with information and I was blown away. I really enjoyed how each location had a beat time to visit on it. That was a great addition to your already amazing blog.

  10. This is the ULTIMATE elopement location blog post and I’m so impressed! Such a great starting resource for couples who have no idea where to say I do. Any of these spots would be RAD for photos!

  11. I love how you give additional helpful information like the best time of year to elope rather than just listing out the locations. very well done!

  12. Great in-depth information in this blog. Your research, travels and passion for what you do really shows!

  13. WOW! This is an incredible list! Very well organized and I think this would be a couple’s dream to see so many amazing options with in depth information at their fingertips. Love this!

  14. WOW is all I have to say! This has some of the most useful content I’ve ever seen for eloping couples. Amazing job on this one! 👏

  15. Oh my gosh – this is HUGE!!!! What an incredible list. Your clients are so lucky to have you guide them through finding the best places in the world to elope. I hope you get to photograph at every single one of these locations!

  16. This elopement location guide is insane! Amazing job putting this together! This is like the ultimate elopement location bucket list for photographers as well!

  17. Such a jam-packed guide to SO many locations for eloping. Heck, I’m going to use this guide for some fun travel, too! So many places, so little time.

  18. Wow this is incredibly extensive. I’m sure this would be super helpful for any couple who wanted to elope but wasnt quite sure where to start. Really cool that you offer full service planning as well!

  19. OMG so much useful information in this post! You obviously put in the time and effort to supply your readers with the best and most updated information for all of these locations spanning the country. Great job!

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