DESTINATION ELOPEMENT PLANNER // TRAVEL ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER // ELOPEMENT PLANNER // ELOPEMENT LOCATIONS
Europe is innately stunning and brimming with things to experience—what if your stay could be an extension of that experience? Reflecting the history of where you are, providing a retreat from the world, and can make something simple– like waking up in the morning– a lifelong memory. When you picture your elopement are you in a glass igloo in Finland or a private castle in Scotland? Or kicking back at a windmill in the Dutch countryside? OR orrr diving into the Mediterranean Sea first thing in the morning? If you can’t choose then don’t fret! I’ve compiled a list that has all of that and MORE. Stays where there’s plenty of room for your loved ones to come along on the adventure and out of this world locations where the scenery can’t be beat.
Remember that where you stay will be the backdrop to your wedding photos and memories! Think about what you want to be surrounded by the morning of your elopement getting ready, what view do you want to take in the next morning, and how you want to spend the following days celebrating. It’s important to find a place that’s conducive to your vibe and what you want to experience while in Europe. Think of these stays as an inspiration springboard and a piece of what your elopement could look like!
Ready, set, explore!
Paestum-Giungano, Salerno, Italy | $77 per night per guest | 16+ guests
Kicking things off with a banger check out this incredible estate, perfect for your dream wedding in Italy. Immerse yourself in the vine-covered surroundings, the innate intimate atmosphere, and jaw-dropping views. If you want a vacation with your family, modern amenities coupled with history, and a private wedding all in one—THIS IS IT.
Vrhovska Vas, Brežice, Slovenia | $304 | 6 guests
This secluded retreat sits right on the riverside banks of Krka River and it’s the perfect location if you’re wanting special guests to join you for your elopement. Together you can explore the surrounding forests, swim in the nearby hot springs, or explore the local vineyards.
Grindelwald, Bern, Switzerland | $380 per night | 6 guests
This is not photoshop, I repeat this is not photoshop!! Imagine standing on the deck of this Swiss chalet with these insane mountains as the backdrop of your wedding photos! Plus it’s cute as heck on the inside.
Rovaniemi, Finland | $218 night | 2 guests
Imagine being able to enjoy the warmth of a sauna while taking in a panoramic view of the Northern Lights while sipping champagne. Say “I do” on the Finnish banks of Lake Sierijärvi.
Balatonendréd, Hungary | $96 night | 2 guests
Bird Hill is a romantic vineyard cottage nestled among the hills of Balatonendréd. A quick ten minute walk will bring you to the village center. This is a dreamy spot of a private, magical forest or quiet lakeside elopement.
Kotor, Montenegro | $231 per night | 4 guests
What screams Mediterranean luxury more than a waterfront 19th century home? Sunbathe, swim, and take in the calm summer nights. It doesn’t get much better than this!
Emporio, Greece | $489 per night | 6 guests
Gorgeous villa with a large, private jacuzzi in Santorini? Say less! Explore the serene city of Emporio and take a dip in the sea to wash all of your previous wedding planning worries away.
Bjørøyhamn, Norway | $607 per night | 16 guests
This is a rare find! On this modern floating houseboat you’ll go to sleep to the sound of waves and you’ll be greeted with extraordinary views of the sea in the morning. Explore Bergen by boat or by car for your elopement and spend the rest of your stay playing in the sea with your friends!
Villarrubia, Córdoba, AL, Spain | $249 per night | 4 guests
The raw stone lives in harmony with the walls of this home, grounding you in your surroundings. Get married in the surrounding garden before venturing out to the ancient cobblestone streets of Córdoba to explore the history of Spain.
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands | $305 per night | 4 guests
Relax in the comfort of this modern houseboat as the city lights glimmer in the surrounding waters. Located in the city center you’re mere steps away from the local marketplace, local bars, and museums.
Abcoude, Utrecht, Netherlands | 6 guests | $486 per night
Charming doesn’t even begin to describe this unique countryside stay. You get this entire windmill to yourself and access to bikes to check out the nearby town, Abcoude.
Açores, Portugal | $337 per night | 2 guests
Extraordinary 360• views of the ocean surround this adorable island windmill. This stay is a true escape and tropical oasis.
Puglia, Italy | $964 per night | 8 guests
This traditional stone hut is uniquely beautiful and full of character. Between the gardens, pool, and charming bedrooms you and your guests will feel like you’re staying at a private resort less than an hour from the Amalfi Coast.
Pssst! This nearby trullo is just as beautiful at $197 per night. It doesn’t have a pool and is only able to accommodate up to 5 guests.
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom | $533 per night | 2 guests
That’s right, an entire castle to yourselves! How many people can say they’ve stayed in Mary Queen of Scots chambers? You’ll have the private suite and the entirety of Neidpath Castle to enjoy. You can even bring your pup along with you on this adventure!
Bad Hönningen, Germany | $166 per night | 2 guests
The Gate’s room at Schloss Arenfels Castle will have you feeling like royaltyyyy. Stay in and take a bath in the clawfoot tub or venture outside to the surrounding vineyards and the Rhine.
Get your bearings as to where these epic locations are across Europe by clicking here for a birds eye view! Honestly, you could close your eyes and point, the nearest location to where your finger lands will not disappoint!
Was this list too much of a good thing, so now you’re torn between locations? I’ve got you! After doing my fair share of globetrotting and helping couples plan true-to-them elopements there’s no doubt that we can figure out the perfect stay for your perfect day.
Please note that the images in this post are not mine; however, they are each from the public AirBnB listing.