Updated: Oct 25
Where to Elope in Washington
ELOPING IN WASHINGTON STATE
If you love the Pacific Northwest as much as I do, you should also check out my other guide on the best places to elope in Oregon! If you can’t tell, I’m obsessed with the PNW and Santiago and I have even considered moving there - who knows, maybe we will?! When it comes to where to elope in Washington state, there are truly endless possibilities!
I first visited Washington when I went on a trip there with my husband and some friends. We explored Seattle, especially Downtown Seattle, Pike Place Market, the famous fish market, some great breweries, and did a some of the beautiful hikes mentioned here!
Washington Elopement Locations
"Seattle wedding photographer"\Places to Elope in Washington
FREE PLACES TO GET MARRIED IN WASHINGTON STATE
There are TONS of places where it’s nearly free to get married in Washington, or for less than a few hundred dollars if a permit is involved. After lots of travel and in-depth research, I’m so excited to share some of my favorite spots with you all that would be amazing for your Washington elopement! Here is my list of the best spots to elope in Washington! As you can see, this list has definitely grown beyond 15, haha! P.S. As you’re thinking about where to elope, be sure to check out my guide on how to choose your elopement location!
Olympic National Park & Olympic Peninsula Olympic National Park features so much diverse scenery, like the Pacific coastline, alpine areas, temperate rainforest, glacier-capped peaks, wildflower meadows, valleys of forests, and even hot springs! Thousands of years of human history reside in these lands and it’s an incredible place to visit! Some of my favorite spots listed below include Hurricane Ridge, Cape Flattery, Ruby Beach, and Lake Cushman…
HURRICANE RIDGE Hurricane Ridge is an easily accessible mountain area with fantastic views and lots of hiking trails and sunset viewpoints, and you can even go sledding, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing in the winter months! During the springtime, wildflowers are everywhere!
CAPE FLATTERY Located where the Strait of Juan de Fuca joins the Pacific Ocean, Cape Flattery is a short hike that’s perfect for nature lovers, bird watching, and even a chance to see wildlife. It sits at the furthest northwest tip of the contiguous U.S., and it’s also known for its sunsets! Oh, and you can also check out Shi Shi Beach!
RUBY BEACH You’ve probably seen photos of the iconic Ruby Beach, with its lovely sun-bleached driftwood and unique rock formations that can make beautiful ceremony backdrop! Just south of where the Hoh River meets the Pacific Ocean, Ruby Beach offers beautiful moody beach vibes and you can even see some sea life among the tide pools!
LAKE CUSHMAN Lake Cushman is a beautiful alpine lake spot that offers paddling, cliff jumping, camping, and gorgeous green and blue mountain views! It’s a great spot for a weekend getaway!"Seattle wedding photographer"