When it comes to eloping, there are a few wedding destinations that are perfect for just the two of you. We have a handpicked a selection of luxury elopement destinations for you...
There are several reasons as to why people are now choosing to elope; avoiding the stress of planning a wedding and family politics is a main one. Other reasons include saving money, and for a second wedding, many couples prefer something more low-key. Whatever your reasoning, these elopement destinations are ideal for an intimate wedding.
Las Vegas is an obvious choice, as it's considered the elopement capital of the world. Approximately 315 wedding ceremonies take place here every day. You may think that Vegas elopements are cheap and cheerful, but many companies offer luxury elopement packages set in beautiful locations across the desert. You will only need to visit the Bureau with your passports for the marriage to be legal.
Following your wedding ceremony, Las Vegas has endless luxurious options available to you for an incredible celebration. You can be pampered in luxury at the Las Vegas Bellagio, where you can also organise a ceremony if you wish. If you are really looking for some 5-star treatment, then book your stay at the majestic Four Seasons Hotel.
If you are looking for a romantic setting for your elopement, why not choose the stunning Alps mountain range in Switzerland? Getting married in Switzerland as a foreign national is relatively easy and only requires a few documents. If you would like some inspiration on specific locations to say “I do”, take a look at the foot of the Matterhorn in Zermatt or Chapel Bridge in Lucerne (Kappelbrücke). Switzerland offers an idyllic and unforgettable setting to start married life.
London, United Kingdom
London offers some of the most luxurious quintessential British hotels in the country, many of which offer small intimate weddings as well as elopements. The iconic wedding venues on offer will ensure an unforgettable stay for you as a newlywed couple. It is surprisingly easy to wed in the United Kingdom as a foreign national if you follow these steps. If you are looking for elegance and grandeur take a look at The Ritz, Claridges and The Langham - you will not be disappointed.
How could we not include Paris when discussing the most romantic wedding destinations in the world? Marrying in France as a foreign national isn’t easy, but a newlywed celebration here is the epitome of romance. Paris offers a host of incredible hotels that will make you feel like royalty and leave you with unforgettable memories. If you are looking for an out-of-this-world stay, then look no further than Hotel Plaza Athénée. This hotel is one of a small number in the city awarded a 'Palace' status, which is considered to be a level above 5-star.
San Francisco also makes it into our top elopement destinations due to the variety of luxury city hotels on offer. In addition, legally marrying in California is straightforward for you and your partner. Take a look at The St. Regis San Francisco, a luxury 5-star hotel located in the heart of California. Imagine a romantic ceremony just the two of you, exploring the incredible city of San Francisco and finally a stay at a luxurious hotel where you feel like royalty.
These five destinations are the epitome of romance or offer a straightforward marriage process as a foreign national. If you have another country or region in mind then take a look and browse our selection of luxury hotels. BeyondWeddings provides you with all the information that you need about the legalities of getting married abroad.