Georgia Elopement Packages
Georgia is a gorgeous destination to plan your elopement. Many couples want to elope there, but there are so many places to elope in Georgia. This is a comprehensive list of locations, vendors, and tips for you when you elope in Georgia. From permit questions to location ideas, we got you covered.
Are you recently engaged? Do you want to elope somewhere intimate and adventurous? Then you came to the right place to build your Georgia Elopement Package.
*While we don’t offer bundled elopement packages in Georgia, we do provide you with all of the information and resources you will need to create your perfect elopement package. Our Wandering Weddings members are also amazing vendors to ask questions. These members have plenty of experience curating awesome elopement experiences for couples.
How to Elope in Georgia
This is a long resource packed with awesome tips and inspiration. Use the links below to jump right to the section you’d like to check out.
- Vendors to Build Your Georgia Elopement Package
- Places to Elope in Georgia
- Permits for Georgia Elopements
- Places to Stay in Georgia
Vendors to Build Your Georgia Elopement Package
When putting together your Georgia elopement package, you want to consider your overall elopement budget. Elopements have a pretty big range when it comes to an average price because it all depends on what vendors you decide to include on your wedding day. Please note that you are not required to include every vendor type in your package.
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Check out our vendor categories to consider when thinking about your elopement package:
These vendors are where most of your elopement budget will be going towards, but for good reason. On average, our photographers will charge $2,500-$6,000 per elopement. This depends on how many hours of coverage (half-day versus full-day) a couple is looking for their Georgia elopement package.
Like elopement photographers, videographers are going to be a great investment for your elopement day to document your adventures together. On average, our videographers will charge $2,500-$6,000 per elopement. Keep in mind, this depends on how long you want your elopement footage to be. For example, a full-day video coverage would cost more versus covering just your elopement ceremony.
On average, our officiant members will charge $500-$800 per elopement. Officiants are great to orchestrate your favorite traditions and wedding vows. It’s also important to note that some other vendors are also officiants, so we recommend always asking.
You don’t necessarily always need a wedding planner for your elopement adventure, but having a planner does help if couples have a very clear elopement vision. The average price for our planner members is $1,000-$3,000. Planners are also great for couples who don’t want to DIY or worry about anything, or couples who live far from their elopement destination.
Since you’re planning an elopement, you’ll need less floral arrangement than your average traditional wedding in Georgia. If you aren’t down to DIY your own bridal bouquet, then a florist in Georgia can average to $300 to $600.
Are you looking to elope in Atlanta, Columbus, Brunswick, or Tallulah Falls? Even though there are plenty of public land options to consider eloping to in Georgia, there are also some pretty neat private venues in Georgia too. Our team loves private venues because they do offer you more privacy and flexibility when you two are going to elope. Private venues, on average, will charge $300 to $4,000, depending on the location.
Places To Elope In Georgia
So you’re ready to start planning your elopement in Georgia, but you aren’t sure where you should exchange your vows with your husband or wife to be.
There are so many beautiful places to elope in Georgia. From parks to waterfalls, this state has a little bit of everything for the adventurous and down to earth couple. These places in Georgia are not only perfect for your elopement but they are also great for some epic hikes and beautiful views. We listed some of our favorites to inspire you as you plan!
Sweetwater Creek State Park
If you love creeks, then this is the perfect elopement destination. Sweetwater Creek State Park is close to Atlanta, and it is 215 acres. Explore the trails and follow the stream together, or plan a glamping day with a romantic picnic.
Near Savannah, Georgia you will find Tybee Island. This barrier island is known for its gorgeous sandy beaches and 18th-century lighthouse. This beach is perfect for the couple who wants to escape and have a romantic sunrise or sunset beach ceremony.
If Tybee Island is too populated for you, then we suggest planning your elopement at Jekyll Island. This island is much more tranquil and undisturbed. You’ll find huge branches on the white sandy beaches, which will make for unique portraits. We also love the huge oak trees with Spanish moss over their branches.
Providence Canyon State Park
This state park is a sight to see. The soil at Providence Canyon State Park has a hue of pink, orange, red, and purple. The nooks of this canyon make for quiet, intimate, and romantic elopement portraits. There are lots to explore here, and we especially love romantic adventure engagements here too!
If you are loving this location, check out this Adventurous Canyon Engagement Session.
Red Gate Farms
Sometimes elopements don’t have to be just you two. If you want to plan an elopement ceremony with your immediate family, then planning it at Red Gate Farms is a good option. This farm has been family-owned for over 80 years, and it also has gorgeous 300-year-old oak trees and a glistening pond.
Chattahoochee National Forest
Chattahoochee National Forest is a sight to see. There are over 750,000 acres of mountainous forest land to explore. Hidden within the trees you will also find rivers and wildlife. This is the perfect destination to have in your Georgia elopement package if you both love nature conservation.
Amicalola Falls State Park
Within the national forest is Amicalola Falls, State Park. This park is named after the stunning 729-foot waterfall. The amazing thing about this park is you can get ready at Amicalola Fall Lodge. Almost every room has a breathtaking view, which will make for some pretty awesome getting ready portraits.
Tallulah Gorge State Park
This state park has 2,689 acres of land to explore. We love Tallulah Gorge State park for the beautiful Tallulah Falls and Tallulah Gorge. This gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep! This location would definitely make for an epic elopement ceremony.
Cloudland Canyon State Park
If you are looking for a park with mountains, falls, and creeks, then Cloudland Canyon State Park has all of this and more! This park has multiple falls to explore including Cherokee Falls and Hemlock Falls. Sitton’s Cave can also be explored where you can see multiple mineral formations.
Check out this Adventurous, Waterfall Elopement at Cloudland Canyon State Park.
Mount Oglethorpe is the southernmost peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This particular mountain has an elevation of 3,288 point. So whether you want to plan a road trip looking at the different mountains along blue ridge mountains, or if you want to hike up a few miles to an awesome view on Mount Oglethorpe, this destination is perfect.
Lake Lanier is the largest lake in Georgia. This almost 700-mile lake spreading over 38,000 acres would make a stunning elopement destination. This lake is popular for fishing, boating, camping, and other water activities. There are also 45 parks and 10 campgrounds to choose from.
If you are looking for an accessible fall, the Minnehaha falls is a great option. This park has a 53-foot fall that plunges into a gorge that runs to the Mississippi River. This elopement location is perfect to have an intimate ceremony and then celebrate with a romantic picnic afterward.
Toccoa Falls is a great elopement destination for couples who are looking for a beautiful fall location without the big hike. This is one of the tallest waterfalls in Georgia, standing at 186 feet high. This is a popular tourist site since it is close to a college, so we suggest a sunrise or sunset ceremonies.
Dick’s Creek Falls
The hike to these gorgeous falls is moderate and dog-friendly. Add Dick’s Creek Falls to your Georgia elopement package because this scenic view of the banks of the Chattooga River is gorgeous. Over 60 feet, this fall spills over and creates a mystical view, especially in Autumn when the leaves start to turn.
If you want a more intimate and private waterfall location, then check out Hightower Falls. This is a family-owned venue, so fees will apply. There’s an 80-foot waterfall, and they also have gorgeous landscaping and flowers for your elopement ceremony.
Permits for Georgia Elopements
If you decide to have your wedding ceremony at one of the locations we mentioned above, then you should check to see if that location requires a permit or fee to get married. Government-owned public properties including national parks have specific rules, so please use the websites we included to contact them regarding what is needed for your special day. Aside from permits and your marriage license, you can be married by magistrates, ministers, city recorders, judges, and a current or former Governor of the State of Georgia.
Top 5 Things to Remember When Planning an Elopement in Georgia
- Summers are HOT in Georgia.
- Fall is the most popular season for couples to get married while winter is the least popular.
- There are so many beautiful spots to elope in Georgia!
- Remember to obtain permits and pay location fees (if applicable).
- Have fun, and enjoy every moment during your elopement.
Places to Stay in Georgia
Check out our favorite places to stay in Georgia during your elopement.