Elope in Alaska on the Doorstep of Adventure

For Ideas on How to Elope in Alaska, Check Out These Great Packages

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Eloping in Alaska's Wilderness Can Make Your Big Day Unforgettable!

Dreaming of a wilderness wedding in Alaska, or an affordable but memorable Alaska wedding ceremony?

Whatever your heart’s desire, you can find the perfect Alaska elopement package in this exciting state. Not only can you choose from many beautiful locations, but a friend or relative can perform the marriage ceremony for you! Your honeymoon in the North can include kayaking on sea or glacier, bear viewing, whale watching, eco-tours, beachcombing, hiking, fishing, and more in breathtaking, untamed Alaska.

Romantic Alaska Elopements - Pearson's Pond

1. Pearson's Pond Inn and Spa - if you want the best Alaska elopement package, you'll love award-winning Pearson's Pond. They're the perfect choice for eloping in Juneau, Alaska, with a customized wedding and adventure package.

Located in the Mendenhall Valley just 3 miles from the glacier, Pearson's Pond can provide you with the serenity and privacy of their fully wooded rain forest garden, away from the cruise ship crowds but still just a few minutes drive from the dining, shopping, culture and history of central Juneau.

A simple ceremony that includes venue and ground transportation is $999, or chose from many a full menu of romantic Alaskan wedding adventures such as the Glacier Gardens Rain Forest, $2099, Wilderness Wedding for $3399, or the Premium Glacier Top Wedding Adventure at $4399.

To find out more about how Pearson's Pond can customize and create your perfect Alaska elopement and honeymoon, call 907-789-3772 or e-mail at book@pearsonspond.com. (4541 Sawa Circle, Juneau AK)

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Experience the Romance & Serenity of Alaska with your Wedding at Pearson's Pond Inn & Spa

More Places to Elope in Alaska

2. Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge offers an Alaska lodge elope package with an indoor or a beach ceremony, or (with transportation charges) by an alpine stream via boat, or a pristine glacier via private helicopter.

This beautiful wilderness lodge is on a privately owned, remote beach inside Alaska’s Kachemak Bay State Park. Private, handcrafted cabins snuggle between the dramatic vertical peaks of Sadie Fjord. Included in the $1000 cost are five rolls of professional color photographs and a special celebratory dinner. www.sadiecove.com

3. Royal Caribbean Alaskan Cruise Weddings allow you to elope in Alaska by combining a cruise with an offshore or a shore-side Alaska wedding:

The Duet Onboard is a simple, romantic shipboard wedding with officiate, bridal bouquet, boutonnière, photography session, music, strawberries, sparkling beverage, and a cake for four at $2195; and The Harmony Onboard is a more elaborate celebration. Shore-side can be anything from a Rainforest Garden package at $2995 to a Helicopter Glacier package at $4595. A wedding consultant is waiting for you. Royal Caribbean Alaskan Cruise Weddings

4. Alaska’s Capital Inn Bed & Breakfast is a restored gold rush era mansion in Juneau, Alaska. Enjoy an intimate marriage ceremony and accommodation in the honeymoon suite or reserve the entire Inn for your family and friends. They'll help book guided or solo tours and activities. Room rates start at $289. www.alaskacapitalinn.com

Eloping in Alaska: FYI

The regulations in Alaska make the state a popular choice for eloping. A mailed-in or faxed application is acceptable if witnessed by a notary public, and an application is available at the Bureau of Vital Statistics (www.vitalrecords.alaska.gov); otherwise, apply at the county clerk’s office where you plan to marry. There is a three-business-day waiting period after you apply, but you can marry the day you receive the license.

You must be 18, need not be residents of Alaska, and blood tests are not required. Cousins can marry, but no proxy, common-law, or same-sex weddings are permitted. Bring picture ID (e.g., driver’s license) and you may need birth certificates. If previously married, you must provide the date of divorce or death, and if the event took place within the last 60 days, bring a certified copy of the divorce decree or death certificate. The license is valid for 90 days and the fee is $40-$50.

A religious or judicial officiate can perform the ceremony, or anyone over the age of 18 (who needn’t be a resident of Alaska) can do the job if a commission appointment from an Alaskan court is obtained. Find details at: Alaska Court System: Marriage Commissioner Information.

We Hope This Helps You Plan Your Elopement in Alaska!


(Please Note: This page on Alaska elopements is a guide only. Prices for these Alaska wedding packages as well as requirements for marriages in the State of Alaska can change. Please consult with suppliers and official agencies before making any purchases or set arrangements.)