Elope in Illinois Any Time of Year

You Can Elope in Illinois With These Wedding and Elopement Packages


Couples choose to elope in Illinois throughout the year, with city and rural areas offering IL elopement weddings and honeymoon activities that cater to all interests, winter and summer.

Before the wedding and after during the honeymoon, there's a variety of romantic things to do for couples in Illinois: golfing, skiing, water sports, antiquing, night life, or lazing down the Mississippi on a riverboat.

Whether your elopement is for only the two or you want to include family and friends, you will find the perfect venue in this state with price ranges to suit all budgets. Indulge yourselves and have a perfect Illinois elopement!

Romantic Elopement Spots in Illinois

1. The Beall Mansion in Alton, IL has elegant bed and breakfast wedding packages in Illinois. Choose an indoor or garden ceremony for two complete with officiate, keepsake wedding flutes with champagne or sparkling beverage, photos, premier wedding night lodging, and more, at $699. Include four guests for an extra $100.

2. The Hawk Valley Retreat in Galena, IL is perfect if you want a cheap Illinois wedding. This romantic hideaway has an Illinois elopement package worth considering. It includes an officiate, bridal bouquet, boutonnière, and wedding cake for two at $380. It’s easy to add lodging with full breakfasts, up to 49 guests, a reception, catering, and more.

Elopement Packages in & Near Chicago, IL

3. Creativo Loft Chicago Morning Elopement is a small, simple wedding package in a restored late-1800's heritage building close to the heart of downtown Chicago. This is a ceremony only package (no accommodation), and the 2012-13 price for a 3 hr elopement starts at $1800, which includes ceremony (up to 12 people), light breakfast buffet, photography, wedding cake and bridal bouquet. (1105 w. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL)

Regulations for Eloping in Illinois

To tie the knot in this state, both bride and groom must be over 18, apply in person and bring proof of identification (e.g., driver’s licenses; passports), age (e.g., birth or baptismal certificates), and if previously married, divorce decrees or death certificates.

There are no blood tests or residency requirements, and you can be first cousins if you are over age 50. Same sex marriages are not allowed. There is a 24-hour waiting period, the license is valid for 60 days, and the cost is $15 to $30, cash only. (Note: A Cook County license is valid in Cook County only.)

We Hope This Helps You to Elope in Illinois!

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