A Guide to your Perfect Big Sur Elopement

There is just something about the Big Sur Blue

Big Sur is one of my favorite locations, its vast and gorgeous views could keep me entranced for a lifetime. Between the redwoods, cliffs, and rocky beach views. There is way to much to love about Big Sur. There is absolutely so much magic to find and create in Big Sur.

So Lets get lost in Big Sur for your adventure elopement!

Big Sur Elopement Locations

The Monterey-South Big Sur region offers a plethora of stunning locations for your elopement. Depending on your preferences and the size of your party, you can choose from a range of options, each with its own unique charm. Whether you’re looking for a beach, a cliff, or a redwood grove, you’re sure to find the perfect backdrop for your special day. With so many amazing locations to choose from, you may even consider incorporating multiple sites into your elopement itinerary to make the most of your time in the area.

When it comes to redwood locations for your elopement, you’ll find that those which aren’t on trails tend to have a more traditional or intimate feel. If you’re looking for a beach location, Pfeiffer Beach is an excellent option as you don’t need a permit for your ceremony. However, keep in mind that parking is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. To ensure a spot and make the most of multiple locations, I suggest arriving early and having someone hold the space. There are also many cliff options to choose from, depending on how close you want to be to other locations. For instance, Garrapata State Park is farther north, closer to Carmel-by-the-Sea, but offers stunning views and relatively easy hikes. Whatever location you choose, you’re sure to have a memorable elopement in the Big Sur region.

Big Sur Camping & Hotels

If you’re a couple planning to elope in Big Sur, finding the perfect hotel can be an important part of your overall experience. To create a memorable and romantic stay, you’ll want to choose a hotel that suits your personal style and preferences. Look for hotels that offer special amenities for couples, such as private balconies, hot tubs, or fireplaces. Additionally, consider the hotel’s location and proximity to your elopement location and any other activities you may have planned. Finally, read reviews from other couples who have stayed at the hotel to get a sense of their experiences and to ensure that the hotel is conducive to a romantic and intimate stay.

Hotels with amazing views like Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn (And a heated pool!) Hotels with elopement and wedding packages and Redwood ceremony locations that are just drool-worthy like Ventana Big Sur. Hotels with cabins nestled in the Redwoods like Glen Oaks Big Sur Some camping hybrids spots like Fernwood Campground & Resort with both cabins, canvas tents, and RV hooks ups for my van life and nomadic friends! Finally some amazing campgrounds like Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park !

Things to do in Big Sur

If you’re considering an elopement in Big Sur, you’ll be pleased to know that the surrounding areas offer a wealth of activities to enjoy. From scenic hikes to a relaxing day at the beach, you’ll have plenty of options for creating unforgettable memories during your stay. If you’re looking to venture further afield, you could even plan a day trip up to the nearby towns of Monterey or Santa Cruz. As an expert, I can assure you that Big Sur and its surrounding areas offer an abundance of natural beauty and outdoor adventures that are sure to make your elopement unforgettable.

  • Visit Carmel-by-the-Sea for the cutest village town on the California Coast
  • Hike in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
  • Go to the Monterey Aquarium
  • Picnic on Pfeiffer Beach and watch the sunset through the Keyhole Arch
  • See the stunning McWay Falls in Jullia Pfeiffer State Park
  • See the Elephant Seals at Piedras Blancas State Marine Reserve

Local Vendors

Supporting local Big Sur area businesses can be a great way to enhance your experience while also giving back to the community. From photographers and florists to officiants and caterers, choosing local vendors can ensure that your day is not only unforgettable but also benefits the local economy. Fortunately, the Big Sur region is home to a wealth of talented professionals who specialize in elopements and intimate weddings. In the following section, we’ll highlight some of the top local vendors to consider for your Big Sur elopement and how supporting them can positively impact the community.


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