Eloping is all about crafting a unique and intimate wedding experience tailored to you and your partner. Unlike traditional weddings, an elopement allows you the freedom to incorporate a variety of activities that reflect your personalities and interests. Here are 100 elopement activities to inspire your perfect day!

Key Highlights

  • Adventure Activities: Hiking, rock climbing, and skydiving
  • Relaxed Activities: Picnics, stargazing, and spa days
  • Unique Experiences: Hot air balloon rides, helicopter tours, and cultural classes

Adventurous Elopement Activities

  1. Hiking: Choose a scenic trail and immerse yourself in nature’s beauty together.

If you both love the great outdoors, what better way to start your new adventure together than by exploring a beautiful hiking trail? Picture yourselves hand in hand, breathing in the fresh air and revelling in the serenity of nature.

  1. Rock Climbing: Test your limits and enjoy breath taking views from new heights.

Rock climbing is perfect for couples who thrive on adrenaline. Conquering a challenging climb together can be incredibly rewarding, offering not just stunning views but a shared sense of accomplishment.

  1. Skydiving: For thrill-seekers, take the plunge and tie the knot mid-air.

Imagine the rush of saying “I do” while freefalling from thousands of feet in the air! Skydiving is the ultimate adrenaline-pumping activity for adventurous couples looking to add a daring twist to their elopement.

  1. Zip-lining: Soar through the treetops for an adrenaline rush you’ll never forget.

Feel the wind in your hair as you zip through lush forests, screaming with joy (and a bit of fear). It’s a fantastic way to add excitement to your day while enjoying breathtaking aerial views.

  1. White Water Rafting: Navigate the rapids for an exciting and unforgettable adventure.

White water rafting combines teamwork and thrills, making it a perfect elopement activity. Paddle through rushing rapids and feel the exhilaration of conquering the river together.

6. Surfing: Hit the waves and enjoy the ocean together.

7. Paddle Boarding/Canoeing: Explore tranquil fjord waters, or open sea where glaciers calve into the deep, and enjoy the raw natural scenery.

8. Canyoneering: Explore slot canyons for an adventurous elopement.

9. Horseback Riding: Ride through scenic trails or along the beach.

10. Caving: Find your own underground landscapes for the perfect elopement location.

11. Snorkelling/Diving: Its not so

12. ATV Riding: Rent ATVs and explore rugged terrains.

Relaxed Elopement Activities

13. Picnic: Pack a gourmet picnic and enjoy a meal in a beautiful location.

Set up a cozy picnic with your favorite foods and drinks. Find a picturesque spot, spread out a blanket, and enjoy each other’s company while soaking in the serene surroundings.

14. Stargazing: Lay under the stars and bask in the beauty of the night sky.

After a day full of activities, unwind by lying on a blanket and gazing at the stars. It’s a romantic and peaceful way to end your elopement day, perhaps making wishes on shooting stars.

15. Spa Day: Relax and unwind with a couple’s spa treatment, perfect for de-stressing.

Pamper yourselves with a spa day. Enjoy massages, facials, and other treatments that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. It’s a great way to de-stress and connect.

16. Hot Springs: Soak in natural hot springs for a calming and romantic experience.

Find a natural hot spring and soak in its warm, mineral-rich waters. It’s a soothing and intimate experience that lets you enjoy nature’s therapeutic benefits.

17. Boat Ride: Charter a boat and spend a peaceful day on the water.

Take a leisurely boat ride, whether it’s a sailboat, canoe, or paddleboat. Enjoy the tranquillity of the water and the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

18. Yoga: Start your day with a peaceful yoga session.

19. Reading Letters: Exchange heartfelt letters with each other.

20. Drawing or Painting: Create art together as a memorable keepsake.

21. Fishing: Spend a quiet day fishing together.

22. Campfire: Cozy up next to a campfire and roast marshmallows.

Unique Elopement Experiences

23. Hot Air Balloon Ride: Soar above stunning landscapes in a hot air balloon for a unique perspective.

Take your love to new heights with a hot air balloon ride. Drift over scenic landscapes, enjoying a bird’s-eye view and a sense of wonder.

24. Helicopter Tour: Get a bird’s-eye view of your elopement location with a scenic helicopter tour.

For a thrilling and unique experience, book a helicopter tour. Fly over mountains, forests, or coastlines, and take in the breathtaking vistas from above.

25. Scenic Train Ride: Travel through picturesque landscapes by train, adding a touch of romance.

Hop on a scenic train ride and watch the world go by. It’s a romantic and leisurely way to explore beautiful regions without the rush.

26. Cultural Class: Take a class in pottery, cooking, or dance to create lasting memories.

Engage in a cultural activity that you both enjoy. Whether it’s learning to make pottery, cooking a new dish, or dancing, these activities provide fun and bonding opportunities.

27. Glamping: Enjoy the great outdoors with all the comforts of home in a luxury tent.

Combine the beauty of camping with the comforts of home by glamping. Set up a luxurious tent, complete with cozy bedding and amenities, in a stunning natural setting.

28. Jeep Tour: Explore off-road trails in a rugged Jeep.

29. Vineyard Tour: Visit a vineyard and enjoy wine tasting.

30. Historic Site Visit: Explore a historic site that’s meaningful to you.

31. Ghost Town Exploration: Discover the history of a deserted town.

32. National Park Adventure: Visit a national park for stunning natural beauty.

Evening and Night Activities

33. First Dance Under the Stars: Share a romantic dance under the night sky, creating a magical moment.

Dance together under the stars to your favorite song. It’s a simple yet incredibly romantic way to celebrate your love.

34. Bonfire with S’mores: Enjoy a cozy bonfire and roast delicious s’mores together.

Gather around a bonfire, toast marshmallows, and make s’mores. It’s a fun and nostalgic activity that adds warmth to your evening.

35. Night Hike: Take a hike and experience the wilderness in a whole new light.

Explore nature by moonlight with a night hike. The sounds and sights are entirely different at night, making it a unique adventure.

36. Concert: Attend a live concert of your favourite band for a fun-filled evening.

If you both love music, why not end your day with a live concert? Dance and sing along to your favorite tunes.

37. Night Skiing: Hit the slopes for an evening of skiing under the stars.

For winter elopements, night skiing offers a magical experience. The slopes are quieter, and the atmosphere is enchanting.

38. Star Photography: Capture stunning photos under the Milky Way.

Bring a camera and take breathtaking photos of the starry sky. It’s a beautiful way to remember your special night.

39. Movie Night: Set up an outdoor movie screen and enjoy a film.

Create a mini outdoor cinema with a projector and some comfy seating. Snuggle up and watch your favorite movie under the open sky.

40. Night time Boat Ride: Enjoy a peaceful boat ride under the stars.

Take a serene boat ride at night, letting the gentle waves and starry sky create a perfect romantic setting.

41. Watch the Aurora dance: chase the aurora, for a glimpse of the green dancing lights.

Pick a location with a clear view of the sky to sit and await lady aurora, or take a dive to chase those northern lights for an exclusive chance to view the spectacle. You might even be lucky enough to experience a sky full of multi-coloured dancing lights.

42. Fireworks: End your night with a spectacular fireworks display.

Arrange for a fireworks show to light up the night sky, making your elopement day truly unforgettable.

Food-Related Elopement Activities

  1. Private Chef: Hire a private chef to cook a gourmet meal just for you, ensuring a luxurious dining experience.
  2. Cooking Class: Take a cooking class and prepare a meal together, making your elopement day delicious and educational.
  3. Charcuterie Picnic: Enjoy a beautifully arranged charcuterie board in a scenic spot.
  4. Wine Tasting: Visit a local winery and sample a variety of wines.
  5. Craft Brewery Tour: Explore local breweries and enjoy tasting craft beers.
  6. Candlelit Dinner: Have a romantic dinner with candlelight.
  7. Food Truck: Hire a food truck for a fun and casual meal.
  8. Farm-to-Table Dinner: Dine on fresh, local ingredients.
  9. Dessert Bar: Indulge in a variety of delicious desserts.
  10. Brunch: Start your day with a relaxing and delicious brunch.

Creative and Fun Activities

  1. Dance Class: Learn a new dance or perfect your favourite one.
  2. Pottery Class: Make your own pottery pieces together as a creative keepsake.
  3. Painting Class: Create a masterpiece together.
  4. Yoga with Goats: Enjoy a unique yoga session with the adorable company of goats.
  5. Urban Farming Class: Learn about urban farming or beekeeping and start a new hobby together.
  6. Photography Session: Capture candid moments with a professional photographer.
  7. Music Session: Play instruments or listen to your favourite tunes.
  8. DIY Project: Work on a fun DIY project together.
  9. Game Night: Play board games or card games.
  10. Kite Flying: Fly kites together in a wide-open space.

Adventure Travel and Exploration

  1. National Park Road Trip: Visit multiple national parks.
  2. Ski or Snowboard Trip: Spend your day on the slopes.
  3. Dog Sledding: Experience the thrill of dog sledding.
  4. Sleigh Ride: Take a romantic sleigh ride through snowy landscapes.
  5. Beach Day: Relax and have fun at the beach.
  6. Snorkeling: Explore underwater life while snorkeling.
  7. Jet Skiing: Have an exciting day jet skiing.
  8. Scuba Diving: Dive into the deep blue sea.
  9. Windsurfing: Try windsurfing for a thrilling experience.
  10. Glacier Exploration: Explore glaciers for a unique adventure.

Intimate and Personal Moments

  1. Write Your Vows: Spend time writing and sharing personal vows.
  2. Exchange Gifts: Give each other meaningful gifts.
  3. Memory Book: Create a memory book with photos and mementos.
  4. Anniversary Box: Make a box of items to open on your anniversary.
  5. Future Plans: Discuss and plan your future together.
  6. Love Letters: Write and exchange love letters.
  7. Reflection Time: Spend quiet time reflecting on your journey together.
  8. Nature Walk: Take a peaceful walk in nature.
  9. Meditation: Meditate together for a calming experience.
  10. Gratitude Practice: Share what you are grateful for in your relationship.

Bucket List Activities

  1. Base Jumping: For the ultimate adrenaline rush, try base jumping.
  2. Bungee Jumping: Experience the thrill of bungee jumping.
  3. Scenic Helicopter Ride: Take a scenic ride and enjoy breath taking views.
  4. Hot Air Balloon Ride: Soar above beautiful landscapes.
  5. National Park Exploration: Visit a national park on your bucket list.
  6. Cultural Tour: Explore the culture of your elopement destination.
  7. Island Hopping: Visit multiple islands for a tropical adventure.
  8. Road Trip: Plan a road trip to your favourite destinations.
  9. Cruise: Enjoy a relaxing cruise to beautiful locations.
  10. Unique Accommodations: Stay in a treehouse, yurt, or castle.

Fun Classes or Projects

  1. Cooking Class: Learn to cook a new dish together.
  2. Pottery Making: Create pottery pieces as keepsakes.
  3. Dance Class: Learn a fun dance routine.
  4. Yoga Session: Enjoy a peaceful yoga session.
  5. Art Class: Take an art class and create something beautiful.
  6. Gardening: Start a garden project together.
  7. Beekeeping: Learn the art of beekeeping.
  8. Music Lessons: Take music lessons and play together.
  9. DIY Home Project: Work on a DIY project for your home.
  10. Photography Workshop: Learn photography and take stunning photos.


Eloping is a beautiful way to celebrate your love in a way that is truly unique to you and your partner. Whether you crave the thrill of adventure, the tranquillity of relaxation, or the charm of unique experiences, there are many elopement activities that will perfectly capture the essence of your relationship. The key to a memorable elopement is choosing activities that resonate with both of you, creating moments that you will cherish forever.

From hiking scenic trails to indulging in spa treatments, from helicopter rides to cozy picnics, the possibilities are endless. This guide to the 100 best elopement activities is designed to inspire you to craft a day that is as extraordinary as your love story. Remember, the most important thing is to embrace what feels right for you, ensuring that your elopement day is filled with joy, love, and unforgettable memories.

As you embark on this intimate journey together, let your personalities shine through each activity, making your elopement a true reflection of your unique bond. Here’s to a day filled with laughter, love, and the beginning of a beautiful new chapter together!


What are some adventurous elopement activities?

This is going to depend on the location you pick, along with the season you have your elopement. The first and most obvious elopement activity most couples think of is hiking. However, you don’t have to hike at all if you don’t want to. Snowmobiling, scuba diving, and exploring a new place, are all adventurous elopement activities you could do.

How can we make our elopement day special?

Incorporate activities that are meaningful to you as a couple. That could be revisiting somewhere that you had your first date, or where your proposal took place. You can do things that you both enjoy such as a picnic, stargazing, or choose a bucket list activity like a hot air balloon ride. Take time to talk to each other about how you both envision your perfect wedding day, what you love doing together, and discuss the most memorable moments in your relationship. From there it will be much easier to come up with the activities that mean the most to you.

What are some relaxed elopement activities?

If you’re not the high adrenaline type, or a day of hiking sounds like a total nightmare to you, you can still elope! Many couples choose elopement activities that are far less strenuous, you could spend the day dipping your toes in the ocean and relaxing on the beach. Relaxed activities include enjoying a spa day, soaking in hot springs, a gaming session with each other, or watching the sunrise/sunset.

How do we choose the best elopement activities?

Consider what you both enjoy doing together, whether it’s adventurous activities, relaxing moments, or unique experiences. Your elopement activities can be whatever you want them to be. There is no right or wrong with how you choose to spend your day, only that you spend it doing what feels right for you, in an authentic meaningful way.

Can we include our family/pets in our elopement activities?

Absolutely! You can plan activities that include your family (after all pets are family too), such as a group hike or meal, you could all take a tour of a local attraction, a private boat trip, or spend the day at a theme park. Including family can be having a video call before, during or after your ceremony. Asking your closest people to write you letters or record a message for you to play during your day can also be a good way to include them.

Ultimate Guide to the 100 Best Elopement Activities

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