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Elope in California

When it comes to the number and variety of choices for an elopement or destination wedding then you’ve got to put California on the top of your list.  California is so large and diverse that it actually has 15 distinctly different regions including: the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California (Mendocino, Redding and Eureka), The Wine County (Napa & Sonoma), Central California, South Bay, Central Coast, Los Angeles Area, Long Beach Area, Orange County, Santa Barbara Area, San Diego Area, Inland Empire, Palm Springs (Desert), Sacramento Area and the The Gold Country, including Yosemite and Lake Tahoe.

The featured listings  below will show you that’s true. The Golden State is famous for the diversity of culture and  traditions from around the world and of course the great places to elope that will add flavor and texture to your special day.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco Bay Area Elopement
San Francisco Destination Weddings’ elopement and wedding packages come in all shapes and sizes. Follow the steps to create your own package with items such as photography, flowers, Officiant and music. Then include a landmark vista like the Hillside Chapel, the Golden Gate Bridge, or the fabulous San Francisco Skyline! Whether you choose a simple ceremony with just the two of you on a beach, or a beautiful garden venue surrounded by family and friends, trust San Francisco Destination Weddings’ 20 years of experience to provide you with a relaxing, stress-free wedding-elopement to capture the special moments of this wonderful event!*****
Ferry Plaza
San Francisco, CA
94111
US
Phone: (415) 382-8494

Napa & Sonoma Wine Country, California

I Wed Thee
Rev. Laurel Janardhan of I Wed Thee offers 3 elopement packages, Platinum, Gold and Silver, starting at $375 in Napa and Sonoma Counties. Each package includes an initial phone consultation with the couple so that you feel comfortable and confident that your ceremony will reflect the authentic you. Her Platinum package includes your choice of ONE of the following ceremony enhancements: Sand Ceremony, Wine Ceremony, Unity Candle Ceremony, Handfasting Ceremony, or a Customized Ceremony.*****
Serving Napa and Sonoma County, CA
94558
US
Phone: (760) 933-8433

Half Moon Bay, California

Hastings House Garden Weddings
Have a beautiful elopement in a garden setting right on the edge of the ocean! The Hastings House Garden is a perfect site to have your one-of-a-kind elopement right next to the Pacific Ocean! A private and unique garden that is enchanting in every season and surrounded by trees, Hastings House has everything for a perfect elopement!**
347 Mirada Road
Half Moon Bay, California
94019
US
Phone: (650) 726-2513

Placerville, California

Eden Vale Inn
Their inn is a magical place with gardens that draw people outdoors for the ceremony. You can choose from various locations at the inn for your event – next to the pond, on the back terrace, in the garden, or by the fireplace inside.*****
1780 Springvale Road
Placerville, CA
95667
US
Phone: (530) 621-0901

San Diego, California

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Elope San Diego
Southern California offers fabulous beaches to elope and honeymoon on and Coronado Beach happens to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire country! Elope San Diego offers fun, low stress, happy wedding days for their couples. You'll be in great hands with San Diego's most trusted elopement company. Christine and Steve, a happily married couple have been joining brides and grooms together since 1987. Steve is a relaxed, non-denominational wedding officiant, and Christine is an award winning photographer and a member of Professional Photographers of California. Together they will make your day a breeze! You'll receive beautiful photographs, a romantic ceremony, fresh flowers and valet parking. Call or visit their website for elopement package fees and details. Think sunny San Diego for a great destination beach wedding!*****
PO Box 3484
San Diego, CA
92163
US
Phone: (858) 945-8341

Central California Coast (Grover Beach)

SLO Pop-Up Weddings specializes in exciting Elopement and Pop-Up Wedding packages that include location, coordination, professional photographer, Officiant, flowers, cake and premium local wine. They work with the best to provide couples with an amazing and memorable day. Visit their website to learn more. Mention this ad and receive $200 off!*****
P.O. Box 1331
Grover Beach, CA
93483
US
Phone: (805) 931-6242

Northern California

Primo Moments Photography
Elopements are a romantic celebration with a focus on two people in love. Capturing that commitment to each other & sharing it with family and friends is a wonderful gift to give each other. Primo Moments feels privileged to participate in the joy of your celebration and they excel at producing exceptional artistic photos while not intruding on your intimate ceremony. Their cameras allow them to take photos without flash so that they don’t interrupt the moment. They are fun and easy to work with allowing you time to relax and spend the day celebrating each other. There is one chance to get these once in a lifetime photos, trust them to tell the story of your day through photography.*****
4808 E. Chinahill Road
El Dorado, CA
95623
USA
Phone: (530) 621-4911

San Diego, California

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CA-San Diego
Get married on the Beach in San Diego. Rev. Aline Rozok of the Dream Beach Wedding will personally coordinate your wedding and help you plan the whole affair. She is the officiant and will perform a customized ceremony for the couple. The Easy Escape package for eloping couples includes a one hour Professional photography to help you immortalize the memories of your exchange of vows.*****
6343 Cleo St.
San Diego, CA
92115
US
Phone: 619-952-4561

Monterey, California

Old Monterey Inn
This romantic venue will create a memorable experience when you elope to Monterey. They can suggest local vendors to help with your planning, as well as answer any other questions you might have to help make your event as special as the one you’ve dreamed of!*****
500 Martin Street
Monterey, CA
93940
US
Phone: 831-375-8284

Lake Tahoe, California

Lake of the Sky Weddings
Tahoe Lake is one place that gives you a sense of tranquility and awe. No wonder, many couples would love to exchange vows in this part of the country. The issue has always been affordability until Lake of the Sky Weddings decided to put up packages from simple Tahoe weddings to a grand one all in an affordable manner. The basic for all packages is a minister, a wedding license, a wedding certificate and photographs in compact disc that contains your wedding memories.*****
2543 Lake Tahoe Blvd
Lake Tahoe, California
96150
US
Phone: (800) 544-6193

San Francisco, California

I Do Celebrate has access to over 10 exclusive ceremony sites in Golden Gate Park to celebrate a beautiful wedding. With one stop shopping for all things wedding from flowers to total event planning management, I Do Celebrate will create the perfect, budget friendly dream ceremony you can share with your friends and family.*****
San Francisco, CA
US
Phone: (800) 654-5962

Petaluma, California

Flying Cloud
Flying Cloud offers an elopement package for couples who want an intimate service for 10 guests or fewer. Our Monday through Thursday package provides 4 hours use of the gardens and Tuscan interiors, day-of coordinator, minister, bouquet, photos, cake and champagne; all for under $3,000.****
1200 Jacobsen Lane
Petaluma, CA
94954
US
Phone: (707) 765-4433

Murphy’s,California

VictoriaInn
Discover Quiet Elegance in the Heart of California's Gold Country for your small wedding. A unique gem of a 19 room Bed and Breakfast that could be a perfect destination for your elopement ceremony. Ask about their Vacation Rentals and turn your vacation into an Elopacation****
402 Main Street H
Murphy's, CA
US
Phone: 209-728-8933

Windsor, California

 Windsor Golf Club
Celebrate your Elopement in the Beautiful Wine Country at Windsor Golf Club. Spend an intimate afternoon with your dearest friends and family and allow their Day of Coordinator to take care of details as you and your spouse entertain your guests for the first time as husband and wife.****
1320 19th Hole Drive
Windsor, California
95492
US
Phone: (707) 889-6725

Davis, California

Reverend Tan
We invite you to elope in Northern California! Ranch, vineyard, greenbelt and redwood grove options. Packages include male or female officiant, harp or flute, and venue with options for flowers, video, food and more. Destination and custom packages available.****
2754 Ganges Place
Davis, CA
95616
US
Phone: (530) 601-0914

Bodega Bay, California

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Bodega Bay
A breathtaking venue by the sea for Beautiful, Romantic Bodega Bay Wedding. Mozzafiato’s Runaway Tide wedding packages are for those who want to have a warm small gathering for their exchange of vows yet witnessed by the grand ocean known as the Pacific.****
Bodega Bay, CA
94923
US
Phone: 707-875-9923

Mariposa-Yosemite, California

Rev. Autrey and Donna Nassar of Yosemite Weddings will help you select a elopement venue from a supply of tried and tested locations and vendors in Yosemite. Location options for your wedding can be one of any of these beautiful places: the Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, Wawona, Ahwahnee and Glacier Point.**
4877 Wildwood Drive
Mariposa, California
95338
US
Phone: 209-966-3231

Calistoga, California

Solage Calistoga is located on a twenty-two acre property in Napa and is a charming venue for a warm and romantic wedding. You have the option of an indoor or outdoor (by the pool side) ceremony exchange of vows. Their elopement packages can accommodate just the two or you or invite up to 20 of your friends and family.**
755 Silverado Trail
Calistoga, California
94515
US
Phone: 866-942-7442

Calistoga, California

Elope outdoors at this lovely Calistoga resort that sits on a draft of oak-lined acres or choose an indoor venue in The Lodge where the architecture is equally astonishing yet romantic!**
580 Lommel Road Calistoga
Calistoga, California
94515
US
Phone: (707) 254-2800

Napa, California

Elope in Wine Country is an acre of natural beauty landscaping waiting for your wedding. Choose to have your ceremony in the garden filled with picturesque rows of flowers, or by the poolside close to water, or in the lavishing vineyards.**
101 South Coombs Street, Studio G
Napa, California
94559
US
Phone: (707) 253-0575

Napa, California

The White House Inn not only offers its clients the service, relaxing rooms and the beautiful ambiance of the Inn but also a very affable and sociable Innkeeper. As a small wedding destination, it has a courtyard with a stunning gazebo for your special day.**
443 Brown Street
Napa, California
94559
US
Phone: (707) 254-9301

Napa, California

Milliken Creek Inn is a luxury hotel hidden from the noise of the busy city on three acres of land in close proximity to the relaxing Napa River. The ambiance of the Inn is a great fit for an intimate wedding.**
1815 Silverado Trail
Napa, California
94558
US
Phone: 800-835-6112 |(707) 255-1197

Napa, California

La Belle Epoque Inn is a six bedroom Quenn Anne Victoria house Bed & Breakfast Inn. This romantic getaway is a beautiful venue for couples exchanging vows or just looking for a place to spend a honeymoon after the wedding.**
1386 Calistoga Avenue
Napa, California
94559
US
Phone: (707) 257-2161

Napa, California

Candlelight Inn can be your honeymoon hub or a place for your elopement wedding. This Inn provides packages that include a romantic gourmet lunch on The Napa Valley Wine Train, and Napa Winery tours. Of course, there is also the hot-air balloon to add to your list to make it an extra-romantic celebration of your love.**
1045 Easum Drive
Napa, California
94558
US
Phone: (800) 624-0395 |(707) 257-3717

Santa Rosa, California

If you are looking for experienced someones to help you find the perfect venue for your special day, then the Enchanted Weddings planners are those you seek. Their approach to elopement or wedding planning is to make the whole experience memorable and worry free.**
1014 Hopper Ave Suite 128
Santa Rosa, California
95403
US
Phone: (707) 540-9006

Escondido, California

San Diego Destination Weddings is the right fit for couples who want a memorable wedding but can not find the time to organize one. SDDW understands how to prepare romantic hassle free weddings.**
P.O. Box 10
Escondido, California
92033
US
Phone: (866) 704-9333 or (760) 738-9333

Sonoma, California

This is the fourth time Viansa Winery is a recipient of the 2012 Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice Award. The winery is located at the gates of Sonoma Valley and is known for its classic Italian architectural character.**
25200 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, California
95476
US
Phone: (707) 935-5744 or (800) 995-4740

Napa, California

485 Brown Street
Napa, California
94559
US
Phone: (707) 253-7733 or (800)799-7733
Half Moon Bay (San Mateo County), California
Half Moon Bay, California
94019
US
Phone: (650) 726-6664
Sebastopol, CA
Sonoma Wine Country
Sebastopol, CA
95472
US
Phone: (707) 695-2788
Malibu, California
Malibu, CA
90265
US
Phone: 212-563-3525
Calistoga (Napa Valley), California
P.O Box 3461
Calistoga, CA
94558
US
Phone: (707) 287-3134
Mendocino, California
Coast Highway and Comptche Ukiah Rd
Mendocino, CA
US
Phone: (800) 331-8884 or (707) 937-5615
Marin Coast, California
Bodega Bay, CA
94923
US
Phone: 415-328-2282
Half Moon Bay, California
345 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, California
94019
US
Phone: (650) 726-0890
Mendocino, California
8205 North Highway One, PO Box 914
Mendocino, California
95460
US
Phone: (707) 937-0083
Calistoga, California
5300 Mountain Home Ranch Road
Calistoga, California
94515
US
Phone: (707) 942-6760
Saint Helena, California
1152 Lodi Lane
Saint Helena, California
94574
US
Phone: (707) 963-7077
Saint Helena, California
One Main Street
Saint Helena, California
94574
US
Phone: (707) 963-9463
Napa, California
101 South Coombs Street, Studio G
Napa, California
94559
US
Phone: (707) 253-0575
Glen Ellen, California
15000 Sonoma Highway
Glen Ellen, California
95442
US
Phone: (800) 330-4064
Kenwood, California
10400 Sonoma Highway Kenwood
Kenwood, California
95452
US
Phone: (7007) 833-1293 or (800) 353-6966
La Jolla, California
702 Pearl St. Suite G
La Jolla, California
92037
US
Phone: (800) 660-0693
Arroyo Grande (Pismo Beach), California
210 Oak Street
Arroyo Grande, California
93420
US
Phone: 805-543-9075
Rosemead, California
8586 E Village Ln
Rosemead, California
91770
US
Phone: (877) 738-5472
Big Sur, California
47900 Highway 1
Big Sur, California
93920
US
Phone: (888) 524-4787
Carmel, California
3 Loma Lane
Carmel, California
93924
US
Phone: (831) 298-7353
Cloverdale, California
Cloverdale, California
95425
US
Phone: (661) 345-2451
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