Washington Elopement Packages
Washington is one of the top elopement destinations in the world. Many of our couples want to elope there, but there are so many areas to pick from that many feel overwhelmed. This is why we created a comprehensive list of locations, vendors, and tips to help you plan your Washington elopement. From permit questions to location ideas, we got you covered.
Are you recently engaged? Do you want to elope somewhere adventurous, fun, and beautiful? Then you came to the right place to build your Washington Elopement Package.
*While we don’t offer bundled elopement packages in Washington, 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 Washington
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 For Your Washington State Elopement Package
- Places to Elope in Washington State
- Permits for Washington Elopements
- Places to Stay in Washington
Vendors For Your Washington State Elopement Package
When putting together your Washington State 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 Washington 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 Washington State. If you aren’t down to DIY your own bridal bouquet, then a florist in Washington can average to $300 to $600.
Are you looking to elope in Port Angeles, Olympia, Bellevue, or Redmond? Even though there are plenty of public land options to consider eloping in Washington, there are also some pretty neat private venues in Washington 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 Washington State
So you’re ready to start planning your elopement in Washington, 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 Washington. From Washington’s whimsical forests to its gorgeous mountain peaks, we are sure you’ll find somewhere you both love. We listed some of our favorites to inspire you as you plan!
Mount Rainier National Park
With its 14,410-foot mountain peak, Mount Rainier National Park is a sight to see. This park is about three hours from Seattle and has beautiful views of waterfalls, glaciers, and lakes.
This location is ideal for adventure seekers, and those couples who are looking for awesome photo opportunities during their Washington elopement.
A permit is required for all wedding ceremonies held within Mount Rainier National Park. Please note that additional permissions are also required for photography/videography, so make sure to include your vendor’s contract information in your application form.
Mount Rainier application fee for their permit is $60, and you must submit your application at least 4 weeks prior to your requested date.
If you are loving the idea of eloping at Mount Rainier, then you should check out this Magical Wildflower Elopement at Mount Rainier National Park and this Washington Adventure Elopement in the Cascade Mountains.
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park has everything from gorgeous snowy mountains and beaches and rainforests as backdrops as you exchange your vows.
This National park is about two hours away from Seattle and has three different ecosystems all around it.
This location is ideal for couples who want to get married somewhere private and surrounded by nature. Olympic National Park is quiet and serene, and we are sure you’ll find an ideal spot with no big crowds surrounding you.
Olympic National Park requires a special use permit for weddings and elopement ceremonies.
The application fee for this permit is $50, and you also need to submit your application at least 4 weeks prior to your wedding day.
Can you imagine seeing a sunrise or sunset over this gorgeous mountain range? This Rainy Adventure Elopement at Olympic National Park, Washington will give you some awesome inspiration!
North Cascades National Park
Can you believe this is one of the least visited parks in the country? North Cascades National Park is a serene location with 400 miles of trails to hike. Get your backpacks ready because this park has a little bit of everything from alpine lakes, rocky ridges, stunning waterfalls, and glaciers for miles.
North Cascades, like most other national parks, also requires a special use permit for weddings and ceremonies.
The application fee for this permit is $50, and it’s also advised to submit your application at least 4 weeks prior to your wedding day.
If you’re looking for an elopement location close to Seattle, then you should add Snoqualmie Mount Baker National Forest to your Washington elopement package list.
Do you love skiing? This place is ideal during winter to ski and enjoys the beautiful snow. If you are planning a summer elopement, then you can explore gorgeous trails and waterfalls after you both say ‘I do’.
Are you looking for something completely different? Hoh Rainforest is an oasis of lush greenery covered in ferns.
Hoh Rainforest is actually located on the Olympic Peninsula in the Pacific Northwest. It’s also one of the largest temperate rainforests in the U.S. Within Olympic National Park.
The trees here are huge, and it’s also a great location destination if you are looking for something mystical and ethereal.
Please note the same permit requirements for Olympic National Park are also required for Hoh Rainforest.
Green moss hangs from giant trees, and light slips through tree canopies creating picture-perfect lighting. This is the most popular spot, but other old-growth forests in Washington will give you the same feel.
The Washington Coast is over 150 miles of secluded beauty. This is a romantic getaway for any couple who want to elope somewhere glistening with water and sun.
You will also see some gorgeous sunsets in this area with forests and sea as your backdrop. Being a few hours away from Seattle is great, but there are also little towns close by. Take it a step further and camp by the beach for your Washington elopement.
Palouse Falls State Park
Washington is gorgeous everywhere, but you can find some awesome locations in Eastern Washington such as Palouse Falls State Park. This park has over 13,000 years of history. It is known to be one of the last active waterfalls on the Ice Age floods path. This epic waterfall is a must-see. Check out this Dreamy Elopement Inspiration Session in Palouse Falls for some inspiration.
Permits for Washington Elopements
If you decide to have your wedding ceremony at one of the locations we mentioned above or somewhere we did not mention, then you should check to see if that location requires a permit to get married.
Making sure you follow permit and rule regulations is one of the most important steps to keep Washington beautiful by leaving no trace during your wedding day.
If you aren’t sure what you’re missing, we strongly suggest teaming up with some of our awesome Wandering Weddings members who specialize in elopements in Washington. Having these vendors by your side will not only make sure you cover all the requirements for permits and fees, but they can also help bring your elopement vision to life.
Top 5 Things to Remember When Planning an Elopement in Washington
- The best time to visit is June – October.
- The summer months of June-September are also the dryest months.
- There are so many beautiful spots to elope in Washington.
- Remember to obtain permits and pay location fees (if applicable).
- Have fun, and enjoy every moment during your elopement.
Places to Stay in Washington State
Check out some of the best places to stay in Washington for your elopement.
Are you still not sure you want to elope in Washington State? Check out our other popular elopement packages!