5 Places to Elope in Northern California

5 Places to Elope in Northern California

5 Places to Elope in Northern California

See my top picks for incredible places to Elope in Northern California

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I’m all about that elopement! As long as it’s something that both partners want and will cherish for their entire lives then I know it will be magical. However, what couldn’t hurt is this list of 5 places to Elope in northern California.


After you decide that eloping is what is right for you then you have to decide when and where you want to take off to! Will it be a sentimental place, some place you have never been to or simply just the most beautiful or inspiring place you can come up with? I’m currently Staying in Northern California so I have a soft spot for some of the incredible places that are surrounding me. Today, let’s talk about those!


Armstrong Redwood State Natural Reserve

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Surround yourself with ancient beasts and be quietly stunned. Your vows will sound peaceful against the quiet of the forest. And with the amazing little town of Guerneville, CA right outside of its gate, what more could you want?

Bodega Bay

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Let the cool wind send your vows out into the wild atop the tragically beautiful cliffs along highway 1. Just outside of Bodega Bay you and your partner can cluster close together as you are sworn to one another. Afterwards, stay true to the vibe and make sure to snag a clifftop tent at Chanslor Ranch.

Lake Tahoe

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When snow is best gather your gang to this mountain surrounded retreat. The denseness of Tahoe National Forest will make you feel like you are on another planet. Need to decide on a spot of the ” I dos”? Take the gondola up Heavenly mountain  for the view of the entire lake!

San Fransisco

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I’ve been spouting off at the mouth about all the wonderful places outside of the cities. I’m just a forest and mountain kind of gal! However, for you city folk you can’t go wrong with the city of San Fransisco.  City hall is just one popular place for quirky nuptials. With it’s gorgeous architecture, rich history and famous landmarks this easily makes the top 5 places to elope in northern California.


Wine Country

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… because wine …. but the views don’t hurt either!

Which one was your favorite? Let me know in the comments and make sure to call me out on the ones I missed as well!


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