(Closed) Tell me your elopement destinations!

posted 6 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
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55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m getting married in Iceland http://www.hotelbudir.is

If we were going to stay in North America I would have pushed for http://www.cavebinn.com/ which is in Washington State, or somewhere in the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia 

 

Post # 5
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55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsParcell:  

Currently in Canada, but I’m from Australia and the Fiance and I are moving to Europe right after the wedding. Haha Confused yet? 🙂

Icelandic air had a free stop over on the way to Europe which we had already planned, so when the Fiance proposed we decided to get married on the stop over!

 

 

Post # 7
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9952 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Vineyards…

Hadn’t read that as a possiblity from you before in various other posts on the topic of Elopement.

You might want to look at the Niagara Wine Region in Canada (not far from where you are, as I recall you guys live in Ohio)

Niagara is an excellent destination year-round (BONUS if your heart is still set on end of March)

The Niagara Region, is the Peninsula that sits between Lake Erie & Lake Ontario.

At one end you have Buffalo… Fort Erie, and world famous Niagara Falls.  At the other end the Greater Toronto Area (urban sprawl) to Canada’s largest city… Toronto

The two ends are aprox 1-1/2 to 2 Hours apart… and about 100 Miles / 160 Kms.

In the middle, on the Peninsula… lies Canada’s most famous Wine Region… and a large expanse of farmland (over 200 Vineyards, as well as Orchards, Nurseries and Garden Farms), and interesting geography (the Niagara Escarpment which makes it all possible)

Niagara Falls is a destination seperate … but close by.

Wine Country is focussed more around picturesque & historic Niagara-on-the-Lake thru to aprox Stoney Creek outside of Hamilton (about 60 Kms = 37 Miles).

Historic NOTL is gorgeous… and offers up the perfect setting for many couples getaways (and marriages).  It’s history abounds as it was once a Capital of Canada, and a key element in the War of 1812… and also a terminus on the Underground Railroad during Slavery.

NOTL has a long history of being progressive… be it women stepping up to the challenge during the War of 1812 (Canada’s most famous heroine in Laura Secord)… or the fortitude shown by the women & children who were turned out into the night (men being away at war), as the town was burned to the ground and their determination to rebuild a place better than before.  OR the many who helped the Blacks cross the treacherous Niagara River and onto Freedom in Canada… and the establishment of a Black Community with Churches, Schools etc.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a well known Couples Destination amongst Canadians… with its Wineries, Country Inns, B&Bs, Spas, Antique Stores, Unique Shops, Excellent Restaurants etc.  And in HIGH Season (May thru October) Live Theatre, Music Venues, and fabulous Gardens, Historical Re-enactments etc.

For more info check out these great links…

Wikipedia – Niagara-on-the-Lake =http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niagara-on-the-Lake

Ontario Wine Country = http://www.winecountryontario.ca

Niagara-on-the-Lake Tourism (Chamber of Commerce) = http://www.niagaraonthelake.com

War of 1812 Bicentennial = http://www.1812niagaraonthelake.ca/

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If this area interests you… I can certainly provide more info.

 

Post # 8
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714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsParcell:  San Francisco city hall! It’s super easy and gorgeous and you can zip up to wine country after!

Post # 10
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9952 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

LOVE Savannah… and the “Low Country”.

Your plans falls into a part of the US South that Mr TTR and I love to visit and explore (St Augustine, FL thru to the NC & Virginia Border)

The whole span, of aprox 500 Miles long, and several hundred miles wide… from Coastline to the Mountains / I-81 & I-75 has tons of great stuff to see and do… and breathtaking scenery.

Great places like St Augustine, FL – Savannah, GA – Hilton Head, SC – Charleston, SC – Georgetown, SC – The Grand Strand & Myrtle Beach, SC – Wilmington, NC – Raleigh, NC etc.

Our next trip this Spring will take us exploring along the Mountains… doing the Dragon’s Tail that connects Tennessee to NC… and then the Blue Ridge Parkway (thru NC & Virginia) … and then Skyline Drive thru the Shenandoah Ntl Park

Summer 2013, and we are hoping to perhaps explore more the coastline of NC… specifically the Outer Banks region.

I don’t think you can go wrong with this part of the US… and late March and the weather should be awesome !!

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Don’t know how great the Coastline of Maine will be that time of year.  We much prefer Maine in the summertime… in that the Ocean can be pretty brutal (windy) November thru May.

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BUT here is another great Winter Destination…

Quebec City (and historic Old Quebec).  North America’s oldest city it is GORGEOUS any time of year, but especially so in the winter time.  And super romantic.  And as you guys like History, Culture, Architecture etc… it is a tough spot to beat on that front (only walled city still in Continental North America).

With it’s narrow cobblestone streets, unique architecture, great food & wine… Quebec City is really a little piece of Europe right here in North America.

PLUS you could stay at Canada’s most famous “castle”… it isn’t really a castle, but it certainly looks like one.  The Chateau Frontenac Hotel (the most photographed Hotel in the world) is a Railroad Hotel built in the French Chateau Style.

Wikipedia – Quebec City =http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_City

Tourism Quebec City = http://www.quebecregion.com

Chateau Frontenac = http://www.fairmont.com/frontenac-quebec/

Hope this helps,

 

 

Post # 11
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3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t really consider it an elopement, but Darling Husband and I got married alone (with just photographers) in a tiny wedding we planned in New York City! We got married in the “Ladies  Pavillion” in Central Park, and had dinner at a really nice restaurant with an amazing view. It was so much fun. We also got to take some really fun pictures. I’ll toss on a few for good measure. ; ) 

Sorry the quality sucks. I had to DL them from a FB album because I don’t have the original High Resolution files on my computer.

 

Post # 12
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270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Mrs.LemonDrop:  hey, your photos are lovely-totally in the style I want! I’m hoping to get married at ladies pavillion as well, can I ask what restaurant you went to? 

@MrsParcell:  if you want a castle, head to Scotland, castles aplenty over here! 

Post # 15
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280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We’re getting married in St. Augustine in May!  I’ve only been once (for a day trip while in the area but it left me wanting more!) and Fiance has never been but I know it’s the perfect place for us.  We’re staying at the Bayfront Marin House on the bay and are having a combo wedding/elopement/honeymoon.  Our ceremony is actually on a Wednesday afternoon.

 

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