Elopement Packages UK

Thinking about how to elope in the UK? You’re probably thinking of Gretna Green or a lonely bride and groom with 2 random witnesses in the local register office.

There are so many other options out there now! Elopements and humanist ceremonies are definitely on the rise. At this moment in time, if you want to elope in England & Wales, you still need to take care of the legal side first in a register office or licensed venue. But – and this is a big but! – the law could soon change! If you’re currently planning your own elopement – here are my top tips on how to elope.

What’s the difference between getting married and eloping?

In a nutshell, eloping means “to run away in secret to get married” which sounds a little outdated to be fair.

Thinking about how to elope in the UK nowadays and it’s probably more accurate to think of a couple travelling to a scenic location close to their heart to legally get married, without telling or inviting any, or at least not many, of their friends and family. Eloping is a super romantic and adventurous way to get married without the stresses of having to please everyone.

What are the best places to elope in the UK?

If you want to pick an epic location and exchange your vows at the foot of a beautiful mountain, on a beach or in your own back garden, you totally can!

A humanist, or non-religious, wedding ceremony offers the opportunity to marry wherever and however you want to. This makes the whole occasion much more flexible and so much more personal! And, this is perfect for those wanting to elope or get married outdoors at a remote location that isn’t currently licensed. 

Amazing places to elope in the UK

Nantwen: an intimate elopement venue in Pembrokeshire.

The Cow Shed: a tranquil and rustic venue in Cornwall, close by the sea.

Fforest Coast: small, intimate & secluded coastal venue in the Ceredigion Beach.

The Millbrook Estate: set in 32 acres of beautiful North Devon countryside.

BoHo Cornwall. Stunning elopement venue in Cornwall.

Wee Weddings: the most stunning Scottish coastal views!

What is the cost of elopement wedding packages?

As a general guide, eloping could save you a ton of money! Elopement packages in the UK start from around £650 but celebrants’ fees do vary depending on your location and what type of elopement you have in mind. It is well worth contacting www.humanism.org.uk to find out more. If you wanted to get married at the foot of a mountain it could be a super intimate ceremony with just the two of you. Add your own mini adventure and spend your first night in a hideaway in the hills – it really doesn’t get more romantic than that!!!

Planning your elopement anywhere in the UK needn’t be daunting or difficult but it does take a little planning and some preparations so here are some practical tips:

What you need to know to plan your UK elopement

The obvious one first. You need to get legally married.

Then the exciting bits!

The perfect location. The choice is yours and the world really is your oyster! If you want to surround yourself with the charming ruggedness of North Wales to celebrate your love – brilliant! 

What to wear. Treat yourself! Go all out and pick one of the most beautiful wedding dresses in the world! Or keep it low key and make it all about the love. Just do you!

Elopement Photography

Absolutely! The right photographer for you (me!!!! obvs haha) will offer hourly rates and if they love love and the great outdoors just as much as I do – they will work hard to give you beautiful images so that you can relive your super romantic elopement whenever you look at them.

Celebrate! Bring your squad with you and party hard or enjoy dinner for two in a restaurant. Fancy an adventure in a kayak on a beautiful Welsh lake on your elopement day? The choice is yours.  

UK Elopements

If you’re thinking of planning an elopement in Wales and would like a photographer to get involved – I’m happy to help and have added elopement packages in Snowdonia to my services from 2020 so do get in touch!

Babs xox

I am an Elopement Photographer. My style is natural, relaxed and 100% moment-driven. Most couples that book me don’t sweat the small stuff and love the great outdoors and super scenic venues anywhere in the UK. 

Wanna see an actual Welsh elopement? Head on over to Ian & Magda’s relaxed day. Featuring  Llandudno’s promenade and Snowdonia’s mountains.

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