Illinois

Where To Elope in Illinois

The Land of Lincoln awaits you when Eloping to Illinois.  Their many destination wedding locations will create great honeymoon memories.  Destinations like Chicagoland and other great outdoor adventure locations in the Great Lakes region.  So, enjoy a day on the lake, an evening under the stars or visit one of the historic sites or numerous museums.  As shown below, there are also many interesting smaller out of the way places and activities that a couple can enjoy in Illinois either before, during or after your destination wedding.

Galena, IL

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Make every wedding or elopement detail perfect with the help of the wonderful staff at the Cloran Mansion. The beautiful grounds with gazebo provide a romantic backdrop for a private ceremony at this intimate 1880 Italianate Victorian venue. Become one of the numerous couples who have started their new life together with a well-planned and organized commitment ceremony at this lovely Bed & Breakfast property!*****
1237 Franklin Street
Galena, IL
61036
US
Phone: (815) 777-0583 or (866) 234-0583

Alton, IL

Beall Mansion
Beall Mansion is on everyone’s lips when it comes to a 5-Star venue for elopements and weddings. Located on Millionaire’s Row along the Heartland Rivers Wine Trail in historic Alton, and just 25 travel minutes from the St. Louis airport and landmark Gateway Arch makes this a convenient elopement destination for couples seeking an elegant and opulent, yet romantic honeymoon location.**
407 E. 12th Street
Alton, Illinois
62002
US
Phone: 1-866-The-BEALL (1-866-843-2325)

Sycamore, IL

Chapel in the Pines
You can experience an intimate and private elopement celebration in Sycamore’s Chapel in the Pines, where even small elopements can be accommodated with just a day of preparation. Choose the Victorian Chapel, the gazebo or the garden as a venue for your ceremony. A Minister is included, or you may bring your own Officiant.**
15165 Quigley Road
Sycamore, Illinois
60178
US
Phone: (815) 895-4797

Illinois Where to Elope Guide:

Jacksonville, IL

1109 W. State Street
Jacksonville, IL
62650
US
Phone: (217) 245-1013

Chicago, IL

Wedding Officiant-Thomas Witham
Chicago, IL
46368
US
Phone: (800) 523-5957

Mount Prospect, IL

401 South Pine Street
Mount Prospect, IL
60056
US
Phone: (773) 307-2128 or (847) 873-7463

Chicago, IL

401 South Pine Street
Mount Prospect-NW Chicago Suburbs, IL
60056
US
Phone: (847) 873-7463 or (773) 307-2128

Illinois Marriage License Requirements: To be married in Illinois you must have a valid marriage license issued by any county clerk. Here is a summary of the license requirements in Illinois:

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18 yrs $15-$30 none 1 day 60 days no