5 Bucket List Elopement Locations – US Edition

August 15, 2022

Have you ever thought about eloping and where you might find the perfect elopement location? There are so many epic places for you to visit right here in the United States! I could name a 100 insane places on my list that I want to visit for elopements but I figured I’d narrow it down just a bit. So, for all of my adventurous couples, I have created a list of my top 5 bucket list elopement locations!

Every place I have written about is so incredibly breathtaking and has so many other cool places to visit within them! If you’re ready to find your dream elopement location or at least get some ideas for it, then be sure to scroll down below for more.

Big Sur

Big Sur is located on the coast of California! Big Sur is closest to San Simeon and Carmel Valley. This location includes so many super cool destinations such as redwoods national park, McWay Falls, Pfeiffer beach, Bixby bridge, and many other remarkable sites. It’s one of the most incredible places in California and I hope to one day have the opportunity to photograph an elopement at this amazing location.

Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is also another incredible park located in California! This National Park is a little closer to Nevada and is adjacent to Kings Canyon National Park. One of the best spots to elope in Sequoia National Park would be, Beetle Rock, Parker group (which is a Giant Forest Loop), and Zumwalt Meadow! This national park has the most incredible spots for photos with a mystical, forest adventure vibe!

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park is located in Wyoming and is known for its spectacular mountain views and epic trails. This national park is perfect for those who love the mountainside and would love to elope in a location that looks almost picture perfect! The best month to visit would be in September to see the vibrant fall colors that fluctuate through the mountains and the trees.


Maine is actually one of the most beautiful states to elope in and this one I hope to visit one day for an elopement! It is located in the North Eastern part of the United States. You can look at tons of national parks and local parks like Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, Kittery point lighthouse, the Cliffhouse, Mount blue state park, and many more incredible locations. 

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is located on the northern side of California and on the Nevada-California line. This is another incredible elopement location that you should consider eloping at! The views are remarkable and would make for endless memories on your wedding day. There is so much to explore at Lake Tahoe!

I hope you enjoyed reading about my 5 Bucket List Elopement Locations in the US! Want to book me to capture your big day? Click here, I would love to chat with you!


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Your destination wedding & intimate wedding photographer.

As you already know by now, my names Kim and no "Kim Kaye" is not a play on words for THE Kim K haha. Kim Kaye is legally my name 😉
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