Ultimate Elopement Locations In The UK
The best destinations to help you plan your elopement in the UK!
The UK is spoilt with some hidden gems perfect for elopements. From rustic venues perfect for a romantic occasion or secluded locations with unbelievable views, here are the best elopement locations that will take your breath away!
If eloping sounds like something you might be interested in but you’re not entirely sure what it’s all about, I go into a bit more detail when it comes to elopements over here. One of the key aspects of eloping is that you and your partner are free to do it just as you please so choose whatever suits you and feels authentic to who you are as a couple!
Whether it’s creating an intimate ceremony at a registry office, picking a sentimental spot that is meaningful or adventuring to a beautiful view that makes you tear up as much as your vows do. It doesn’t really matter because each elopement story is unique and it’s more about you as a couple than anything else.
Let’s take a look at some of my all-time favourite destinations to elope at in the UK!
If you’re considering eloping in London, take a look at some fun elopement ideas to inspire you over here!
Best Registry Offices in the UK
If you’re getting married in the UK (other than Scotland), chances are you’ll need to do the paperwork at an actual registry office. And you might even want to incorporate the register office ceremony as part of your special day.
Here are some registry offices in the UK:
- Old Marylebone Town Hall, London
- Hackney Town Hall, London
- Coventry Register Office, Coventry
- Islington Town Hall, London
- The Old Finsbury Town Hall, London
- Lewes Registry Office
- Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
- Merton Register Office, London
- Shoreditch Town Hall, London
- Newbury Registry Office, Newbury
If you need help with planning your registry office wedding – read my guide!
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Best Outdoor Elopement Locations in the UK
For a romantic elopement surrounded by nature, here are some of the most scenic outdoor venues perfect for eloping.
Syon is one of the last prehistoric great houses of London and has acres of gardens that make you feel like you are deep in the countryside!
Seeped in history, Tunnels Beaches is a spectacular seaside location with a secluded beach and beautiful surrounding scenery.
Ness Botanic Gardens
Explore over 64 acres of picturesque gardens at this Victorian-style garden venue featuring lush greenery everywhere you look.
The Italian Gardens
Created in the 1860s, this ornamental water garden venue on the north side of the park, near Lancaster Gate offers a classic atmosphere of British romance and garden views.
St Dunstan in the East
You will feel really secluded in this gem of a city garden. Get lost in the floral fragrances and unusual trees that create a scene out of a fairy tale book.
Immerse yourselves in the magic of a cliff-top fort at this historic dream coastal venue. It features a private beach and stunning sea views.
Best Landscape Elopement Locations in the UK
If you are looking to elope with a jaw-dropping view in the background, here are the most gorgeous UK elopement locations that would make it a day to be remembered!
Llyn Padarn is a one of the largest and most stunning glacially formed natural lake tucked amidst some of Snowdonia’s most picturesque scenery in north Wales.
This spot is one of Mull’s best kept secrets and is a gorgeous ocean paradise set on the isle of Mull in Scotland.
Enjoy an intimate ceremony amidst the magical scenery of ocean and mountain views found at this Scottish wedding venue treasure.
High Force Waterfall
Immerse yourself in outstanding natural beauty at this wedding venue. It’s known for its dramatic backdrop of spectacular waterfalls found in Durham, England.
Mussenden Temple is found along one of the most incredible Northern Ireland coastal locations in the world. It is perched literally at the edge of a cliff which falls away to the rocks and the panoramic seaside scenery is breathtaking.
Experience the magic of an enchanting Italianate style village on the coast of North Wales. This wedding venue transports you to Italy with its iconic architecture, exotic gardens and sandy beaches!
Part of the Snowdonia mountainous regions of North Wales, the surreal surroundings of Cwm Idwal will have you feeling like you are in a glacier utopia. This wedding venue is a truly magical winter wonderland.
The Craggy Coastline of Dunluce Castle
Enjoy gorgeous coastlines and historic ruins of the Dunluce Castle in Ireland where you are surrounded by panoramic ocean views and lush greenlands.
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Best Venues To Elope at in the UK
If eloping at a venue sounds more appealing to you, here are a few stunning wedding venues that make for ideal elopement locations!
Millbrook Estate is tucked away in a truly tranquil setting deep in the North Devon countryside within a valley location of 32 acres of beautiful countryside. Think lakes, wildflower meadows, mature woodland and a few friendly animals.
Say your vows enveloped in acres of tropical paradise and enchanting natural beauty paired with chic Victorian styled architecture at the award-winning Royal Botanic Kew Gardens.
The Tythe Barn
Indulge in a simple yet traditional this barn’s atmosphere. It offers the perfect blend of rustic and state-of-the-art. The secluded serene private gardens will take your breath away.
The Barbican Conservatory
The second biggest conservatory in London is a unique hidden tropical oasis in the heart of London that transports you to an island far away from the bustle.
Gretna Green is a village on the Scottish border that is world-famous as a romantic wedding destination. It was once haven for young lovers who were forbidden but is now an iconic favourite.
The Asylum Chapel
A beautifully historic chapel that is drenched in character and definitely one for the vintage-chic lovers!
Have these elopement locations got you eager to look into eloping seriously? Take a look at my ultimate guide to eloping in London!
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