Elopements have become increasingly popular. More and more couples are swapping out big destination weddings in favor of smaller, more intimate gatherings with only parents or a few close friends in attendance–or no one at all.
But just because your wedding is smaller doesn’t mean you want it to be any less romantic and special. If you’re planning to elope with the love of your life, we’re here to help with our list of the 10 best all-inclusive elopement packages around the world.
(Remember that if you plan on eloping in a foreign country, it’s essential to know the specific requirements for your marriage to be legally recognized when you return home. The regulations and guidelines for eloping differ from country to country, so it’s crucial to research before making any arrangements. For full details, read our guide on how to elope.)
Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean
With luxurious beachfront adults-only resorts in some of the Caribbean’s most beautiful and romantic locations, it’s hard to find a reason not to elope at a Sandals resort. High-end amenities, tons of activities and dining options, and comprehensive all-inclusive rates make Sandals an easy choice for destination weddings, including elopements, honeymoons, and vow renewals.
Guests at Sandals resorts can add the Sandals Beautiful Beginnings Elopement package to their reservation for free with a minimum stay of just three nights. It includes a team of dedicated wedding planners, all the necessary paperwork, a two-tiered wedding cake, bouquet and boutonniere, and a wedding portrait. Up to eight guests can also attend a 1-hour cocktail reception.
After the couple says “I do,” they can simply enjoy each other while the resort staff takes care of everything. Tropical flower petals are scattered on the bed as part of the romantic turndown service. A special honeymoon dinner in the resort restaurant of your choice comes with sparkling wine. Breakfast complete with mimosas will be served in bed on whatever morning you choose. As a gift from the hotel, the couple will also receive a $15 credit to the spa.
Reservations of 7 nights or more come with everything in the Beautiful Beginning Package, plus credits for extras like room upgrades, photography packages, and activities to do on your honeymoon. If you have a vision for your wedding, you can work with a team to design something entirely custom-made for you.
Beaches Resorts in the Caribbean
If you’re planning a family trip to the Caribbean, consider Beaches resorts for your elopement ceremony. Owned by Sandals, they also offer free, all-inclusive elopement packages for 3- and 7-night reservations, but with the added benefit of being family-friendly. That means the kids will have the Kids’ Club to keep them busy while parents enjoy some quiet time during the first few days of wedded bliss.
Beaches Resorts also love to add extra Bells & Whistles like tiki torches, a sangria bar, and activity credits when you book more rooms for your wedding party. The more rooms you reserve, the more perks you get. Inviting a small group of friends and family would be worth considering.
The Four Seasons Resort, Bora Bora
French Polynesia has been a long-time favorite destination for couples looking for romance, seclusion, and luxury. When you combine the opulence of the Four Seasons with the beauty of Bora Bora, you end up with the perfect spot for a luxury honeymoon or elopement.
The Four Seasons Bora Bora has two wedding packages designed with only the couple or a small group of friends in mind. The Colorful Dream package costs $5000 and comes with unique features like a grand entrance via the lagoon aboard a Tahitian canoe, a romantic gourmet meal on the beach or in your overwater bungalow, a bottle of champagne, 50 photographs, and a special Tahitian song and dance performance during your ceremony. For an additional $650, you’ll experience a 15-minute drum and fire dance performance by traditional Polynesian dancers.
The Pearl of Love Package is over $6000 and includes dazzling elements like a shower of Tahitian petals, a 60-minute spa treatment for couples, a videography package, and even a light display or fireworks for $3000 more.
Couples Swept Away, Negril, Jamaica
Couples who reserve 3 nights at the adults-only all-inclusive Couples Swept Away (or Couples Negril, Couples Tower Isle, or Couples San Souci) can enjoy the complimentary One Love Elopement Package for themselves and up to 4 guests. A wedding planner and coordinator will help you bring together everything for your dream wedding, including the resort’s state-of-the-art sound system, a professional photo shoot and one 8 x 10 printed portrait, access to an exclusive gift registry, a small wedding cake, and your choice of one of dozens of beautiful on-site wedding locations. You’ll also get matching celebratory “Just Married” T-shirts.
Couples resorts in Jamaica also offer a $450 elopement package called The Runaway Bride Wedding, which includes everything the One Love Package does plus a private dinner for two on the beach after the ceremony and a 25-minute couples’ massage to enjoy at your pleasure.
The Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Although one of the top luxury resorts in Jamaica, The Jamaica Inn has an affordable elopement package. It gives you the choice of a beautiful lawn or a stunning 700-foot stretch of private beach, each offering a pretty view of the Caribbean where hundreds of happy couples have said “I do.’”
The Jamaica Inn’s elopement package costs $1500 and requires a minimum 5-night stay. Seating and ceremony accommodations for up to 10 guests are included in the rate, along with a small wedding cake, a bottle of sparkling wine, a professional photographer to capture all the happy memories, live music, and bridal hair and makeup.
Please note that elopements at the Jamaica Inn must be planned at least 30 days in advance as the hotel requires that time to process the documents required to get married in Jamaica.
Lone Mountain Ranch, Big Sky, Montana
If you’re not a fan of beach weddings, consider eloping to Montana’s stunning mountain ranges. The Lone Mountain Ranch offers two picturesque wedding venues that are perfect for couples seeking a private, intimate ceremony. They also provide two elopement packages for both summer and winter weddings.
A $2500 summer elopement package includes a cake, cozy accommodations in a cabin, transfers to and from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, a tour of Yellowstone National Park, a 1-hour couples’ massage, a horse-drawn wagon ride to your wedding venue, a private horseback ride with a picnic lunch, and a special ranch memento to take home.
The winter elopement package is significantly cheaper at only $1500. The ceremony will be held indoors in a beautiful cabin, followed by a sleigh ride and dinner at the North Fork Cabin. Guests will also get ski or snowshoe gear, a 1-hour couples’ massage, and a private moonlit snowshoe tour with delicious hot cocoa.
Bungalows Key Largo, Florida
If a trip abroad isn’t in the cards, Bungalows Key Largo in Florida is a beautiful beach honeymoon and elopement destination in the U.S. The cost of the ceremony will differ based on the chosen date, generally ranging between $4500 and $6500. Rates are lower during weekdays, higher on weekends, and highest during holidays. Also, a 4-night minimum stay is required to secure an elopement package.
The Duet Elopement Package includes a private ceremony on nearby Coconut Beach followed by a champagne toast, champagne and rose petals in the room, a professional photographer, and a pre-set dinner at an on-site dining location of your choice.
Not only can you get a reasonably priced elopement ceremony at any of the adults-only all-inclusive Breathless locations across the Caribbean, but guests who elope at Breathless can enjoy complimentary anniversary nights with reservations of 4 or 5 nights.
Other items included in the rate are a hydrotherapy circuit for the couple, a 15% discount on spa treatments, a photo album with 20 professional digital photos, a free room upgrade and romantic turndown service, a welcome package that includes sparkling wine and fresh fruit, breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding, and late checkout.
You’ll get standard wedding preparations like a wedding organizer to ensure everything goes off without a hitch, preparation of wedding attire, hair and makeup for one, a bouquet and boutonniere, wedding cake, sparkling wine, and a romantic dinner arrangement.
The Four Seasons, Seychelles
If you want to elope to the exotic and jawdroppingly gorgeous Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean, check out the Barefoot Love wedding package at The Four Seasons in Seychelles. After an intimate ceremony held at the shoreline of Petite Anse beach, the happy couple will enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner with a slice of wedding cake for dessert. At the same time, resort staff will prepare a romantic floral bath in your honeymoon suite. A bottle of Veuve Clicquot will be waiting for you to toast the rest of your lives together, along with a special surprise wedding gift. In the morning, a romantic breakfast will be served in your villa.
Additional services include round-trip transfers to the resort in a luxury vehicle, a wedding coordinator to help make sure your big day is exactly how you imagined it, pressing and preparation of wedding attire, a fruit plate and a demi-bottle of champagne on arrival, and a boutonniere and wedding bouquet featuring lovely and fragrant frangipanis. This package costs $4000.
Villa del Palmar, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Balmy Puerto Vallarta is beautiful and easily accessible from almost any airport in the U.S., and Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa has an elopement package that costs a fraction of what a large wedding ceremony and reception would–just $1890. The Fly Me to the Moon Elopement Package features your choice of scenic locations where you can exchange vows underneath a flower-adorned canopy. A one-hour photo session is also included. If you invite a couple of guests, Tiffany chairs can be provided.
For your Mexican wedding, a coordinator will be available to assist you with preparations. They can help you design a stunning bouquet and boutonniere using gorgeous tropical flowers. The bride will also be able to try out some makeup looks and hairstyles. While the bride gets ready on the big day, the groom can unwind at the spa with a Nourish and Revive Facial. Couples will get a 15% discount on other spa treatments and appointments in the beauty salon if they want an extra treatment like a couples massage or manicure.
After the wedding, a private dinner will be served on the beach. A romantic turn-down service includes a bottle of wine and chocolate-covered strawberries in the honeymoon suite.
Now that you’ve read our selection of the 10 best all-inclusive elopement packages, which sounds best to you? Let us know in the comments!
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central America, South America, and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.