So you want to elope?

Great! We specialize in elopements! In fact, everything we do is specifically designed to accommodate the eloping couple.

Elopements mean different things to different people, but here at Chapel of the Pines we have set things up specifically for elopements of certain type.

  • If you are planning your wedding in a very short time frame, from one day to 3 months, we want to accommodate that!
  • If you are planning to have no guests, or no more than 20 guests, we want to accommodate that!

For us, an elopement means intimate. Most of our couples love the intimacy we create at a wedding, even if it is just the couple. Most of our couples like the simplicity and the ease of getting married with us. And most of our couples love our most popular venue, which is specifically suited to eloping couples.

Here’s the most important to know about our elopements:

  • We do most of our weddings on Forest Service land and the maximum total number of people allowed is 20. That includes the bride and groom. So if you are inviting more than 18 (the two of you plus your guests = 20) people to your wedding, we are happy to assist you, but we won't be able to use any of our Forest Service sites.

We've specifically sought out locations that appeal to elopements, but we can also refer you to venues that accommodate larger numbers of people, just be aware that, unlike the Forest Service sites, which are free for you, you will have to pay to rent a venue. Costs for venues range from $350 to $1000, depending on the venue.

Give us a call with your plans, I'd love to hear them!