Did you decide to pass on the big wedding? Planning an elopement instead? One thing we’ve heard from a number of our couples who decide to elope is that they specifically looked for venues that provided all-inclusive options. This greatly minimizes the time and effort required to plan specific details and vendors for the day. It can also cut down on a lot of costs since vendors often offer discounted rates for these package deals.
But where do you find these all-inclusive places?
We’ve listed a few of our favorites below. Each offers an all-inclusive elopement package. While these packages vary, most include photography, an officiant, an on-site coordinator of some sort, and of course a beautiful location to say your I Do’s. If you’re looking for other vendors (videography, florists, bakery, etc), the venues will also have a list of qualified recommendations for each vendor category.
TreeHouse Point (Issaquah, WA)
If you are planning your elopement and you haven’t yet heard of TreeHouse Point yet, you should definitely take a look. Made famous from the popular Animal Planet show, TreeHouse Masters, this venue consists of a number of elegant TreeHouses made by Pete Nelson (the master himself!).
Tucked away in a serene forest setting, this location cannot be beat. It is located in the heart of Snoqualmie Valley with tons of surrounding trees and a flowing river along one side of the property. The scenery is straight out of a fairy tale and perfect for a nature-themed elopement or wedding. And the best part: Treehouses! There are a number of tree houses situated throughout the property, and no, these are not your typical tree houses. These are luxurious rooms that just happen to be in the trees! They include all of the typical amenities of a hotel room, but they also have the rustic feel of a tree house in the woods. Truly this place cannot be beat!
Their Elopement Packages include photography, florals, an officiant, an on-site coordinator, and a one night stay in one of the luxury treehouses. They also have recommendations for videography, cakes, catering, etc.
The Finery (Camano Island, WA)
Located on the beautiful Camano Island, The Finery has become a popular location for both weddings and elopements. For those couples wanting the ‘destination wedding’ feel for their day, I highly recommend checking this spot out. While they do not offer on-site lodging, there are a number of nearby inns and bed and breakfasts to stay at.
After the wedding, you can drive south down to Camano Island State Park, or go north up to Deception Pass and Whidbey Island. The surrounding areas will undoubtedly provide the true Pacific Northwest feel for your event.
Their elopement packages include photography, an officiant, a bouquet & boutonniere, a cake, and a bottle of sparkling wine or cider. The venue also offers a private area for both bride and groom to get ready before the ceremony. And for after the ceremony, The Finery has a gorgeous outdoor patio area where the couple can have their first dance and cake cutting.
Fern Acres, (Forks, WA)
If you’re wanting to get away from the city and explore more nature-heavy areas, I’d recommend looking for a venue on the Olympic Peninsula. A newer venue that has become quite popular is Fern Acres located in Forks, WA (yes – this is where Twilight was supposed to take place…). Much like the name indicates, this venue is nestled in the woods and offers the true PNW elopement feel. But, it also many necessary amenities such as a tent for receptions, getting ready areas, a designated ceremony site, etc.
Their packages can be completely customized to fit your needs. For elopements and smaller intimate weddings they do offer all-inclusive packages and vendor recommendations. Be sure to reach out to them early because their weekends tend to fill up quickly!
Sole Repair Shop (Seattle, WA)
For those couples that want the urban feel, there is a venue located right in the hear of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, Sole Repair Shop. They offer package options for elopements and intimate weddings. This place not only provides the necessities for elopements, but also provides its own catering (which is delicious!).
We definitely recommend checking this place out if you’re wanting to elope in the city, but still want to have a place to celebrate with close friends & family afterwards.
Feel free to reach out to us for more elope planning tips! If you’re looking for info on our elopement videography, check out our Elopement Page to watch sample films and get pricing info!