I'm Donna Marie
An inclusive adventurous destination wedding and elopement photographer livin' in upstate New York. I'm here to empower all couples to create an intentional wedding day that focuses on the experience and the feels.
No matter what you decide the best place to elope in New York is, there is a location for just about everyone. Stunning mountain views, dense forests, sandy beaches, colorful cliffsides, and gorges with stories tall waterfalls—all found within New York. New York may be known for NYC, but it has more than it’s fair share of nature to be enjoyed. With nearly 200 state parks, and thousands of acres of public land with trails for all skill levels, New York is a diverse wonderland for both the adventurous and adventure(ish). New York is everything a couple wanting some adventure for their wedding day could ask for. Here, I’ve compiled the best places to elope in New York for you to consider.
If you’re here, you’ve likely decided or are deciding on whether you should elope. (Psst: you totally should.) One of the things you’re considering in this possibility, is where to elope. While there are numerous elopement packages in upstate NY through venues or planners, sometimes it’s just not personalized enough for you. Sometimes, you just have to take the bull by the horns and start planning your own elopement package (with the help of your trusted photographer, that is).
New York has so much to offer in regards to scenic locations to have your elopement. From lakes, to mountains, to gorges and waterfalls—you absolutely have no shortage of options all within a day’s drive. And if you’re a local to northern, NY, even better because most of these stunning locations are within a 2-4 hour drive. Regardless of what type of location you choose for your elopement, NY will deliver on the amazingly epic views.
When planning your elopement details, one thing I always educate my couples on is that if you’re aiming for an elopement during the summer months, it’s always easier to plan on a weekday. This is because it tends to be less crowded, and in most cases you can save a bit on expense if you’re concerned about going over budget.