(Closed) Best place to Elope in California?

posted 10 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
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Worker bee

I just visited Santa Barbara and found it to be quite charming.  You could do a court house type ceremony and then eat at one of the MANY cute restaurants or cafes overlooking the ocean.  There’s also a great hotel called Montecito Inn.

http://www.montecitoinn.com/

Good luck!

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

napa is also a great place for eloping!  beautiful scenery and great food everywhere.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

San Francisco. I’m partial because that where we got engaged but theres so much to do and its such a romantic city :e)

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I second Santa Barbara.  We went there a few years back and fell in love with the area.  Besides the courthouse, there are great spots on or overlooking the beach and a few companies that offer the typical "elopement" packages that might help you plan if you don’t want to do much yourself. 

Let me know if you need any suggestions! 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

If you’re going to get married at City Hall, I hear San Francisco’s is beautiful.  I also agree with TallBride that there’s tons to do in SF, lots of which is free and easy to arrange (Golden Gate Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, etc.).  Plus, we’ve always been able to get phenomenal deals on great hotel rooms in SF through Priceline.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I sent you a pm.  Thanks, C

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Napa or Sonoma! You can still visit SF on your trip!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

City Hall in SF is beautiful, all of SF Bay area is amazing to really just run away to.

 

Check out this wedding that was done by my wedding photographer.

http://blog.joelflory.com/says/wedding/loralie-and-kevin.html

I don’t know if they eloped but from the looks of it, it was a small intimate wedding. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’m completely biased as we had our ceremony and reception at SF City Hall. It really is breathtaking in there and there is a lot to do in the area (the city itself and the Greater Bay Area) following or before the elopement! If you are not really an indoor girl, another great place is Montery or Carmel.

We had our civil ceremony here before our big party in the same place on the same day 2 years earlier..Right on the rotunda steps. If you make the earliest appointment for a civil ceremony, you can definitely snag that spot since it is generally quiet there in the morning. Here are some pics of the inside!

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