6 places to compare, to help you figure out where to elope in Florida. These are the best elopement locations in centeral Florida!
Elopements are generally simple, and yet, there is one question that eats up a lot of couples who are tempted to just head to the courthouse instead of choosing a location. But I can certainly promise you that the research comes with a reward. And the best part is that I’ve done the research so you can have a rewarding elopement, without the research!
P.S. If you realize that you have to make three decisions — where to elope in Florida, who to pick as your elopement photographer and who to invite…well, invite me as your elopement photographer and that’ll leave only one decision left!
Discover the hidden gem of Ponce Inlet, a charming town nestled on the southern tip of a barrier island in Volusia County, Florida. With its laid-back atmosphere and less crowded conditions, it’s the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Daytona Beach. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nearly four miles of pristine white sands and crystal-clear waters that stretch to the mouth of the inlet. Don’t miss the particularly breathtaking sunrises and sunsets that have earned Ponce Inlet’s beach numerous awards.
Otherwise, one of the town’s main attractions is the iconic Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse. Since its construction in 1887, this historic lighthouse has been guiding mariners along the Florida coast for over 130 years. A visit to Ponce Inlet wouldn’t be complete without exploring this magnificent landmark, declared a National Historic Landmark in 1998.
Captivated by New Smyrna Beach: With its close proximity to Orlando, New Smyrna Beach is a dream destination for both me and my clients. Not to mention the convenience of easy access and ample parking, ensuring a stress-free wedding experience. What truly sets this beach apart is the enchanting tall grass that delicately frames the shoreline, offering a unique blend of two distinct settings. And to top it off, a permit is not even required for weddings of 50 or less, however, a courtesy call to beach patrol is recommended.
Anastasia Island is a barrier island located just a short distance from St. Augustine, Florida. Discover the enchanting allure of over 1,600 acres of untouched beaches, breathtaking tidal marshes, lush maritime hammocks, and majestic ancient sand dunes. Not to mention they even have white sand beaches on the Atlantic ocean. This destination is especially mesmerizing for all who visit.
The setting for a few elopements I’ve already photographed, Kraft Azalea Gardens is only 5 acres, although it has the most gorgeous trees all around, undoubtedly. There’s also a perfect ceremony setting with a charming exedra. Ideal for short and sweet Florida elopements!
Situated on a barrier island, Treasure Island is a hidden gem in Pinellas County, offering breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. With its close proximity to the Tampa Bay and St. Pete area, this enchanting destination provides the perfect blend of tranquility and accessibility. One of the standout features of this idyllic spot is specifically its unbelievably wide beach.
Wondering if you can elope in Florida? That link will take you to a post with average costs and show you how to get a marriage license in Florida!