It's Fun to Elope in Massachusetts

Check out our Guide to Massachusetts Wedding and Elopement Packages.


There is no greater scope for a romantic and thrilling elopement than the New England State of Massachusetts, epicenter of American history and cultural delights, and home to the picturesque Berkshire Mountains and Atlantic Ocean beaches.

Massachusetts is a wonderful wedding location and honeymoon spot. It offers white water rafting, whale watching, and hiking and skiing, as well as the opportunity to explore museums, enjoy beaches and gardens, and wander through both villages and exciting cities.

Elope in Martha's Vineyard, choose a dazzling Boston elopement, or find romantic elopement and small wedding packages in Cape Cod. Choose a luxury hotel or a simple Boston bed and breakfast elopement...

Great Places to Elope in Massachusetts

Here's 4 small wedding packages in MA to suit any couple's budget...

1. Odyssey Wedding All - Inclusive Boston Wedding Packages - One of the best places to elope in Boston is aboard the Odyssey dining cruise ship for an all-inclusive on-board ceremony with a spectacular view of Boston Harbour, or choose one of the ceremony plus luncheon or dinner cruise packages. Are you asking, “Where can I elope outside in Massachusetts?” A beautiful venue is the Odyssey's open-air Sky Deck.

2. Elope in Massachusetts at Captain's House - For your Cape Cod elopement, choose the charming Captain's House Inn. Prices start at $950 (winter season) and include two night's lodging, full gourmet breakfasts, bridal bouquet, boutonniere, wedding cake, DVD of ceremony, and more. Make it just the two of you or up to six guests; great discounts for longer stays in one of the best inns in Massachusetts to elope in style.

3. Hob Knob Hotel Martha's Vineyard Escape & Elope Package - Choose a Martha's Vineyard elopement package for your intimate two-person celebration at the beautiful Hob Knob Inn, with luxury rooms, breakfast in bed, and afternoon tea. Their luxury elope package will make your wedding in the Vineyard unforgettable.

For Your Massachusetts Honeymoon:

The Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel's - Jacuzzi suites, fireplaces, private balconies, and made to order gourmet breakfasts are just some of what awaits at this romantic inn on the tip of Cape Cod, MA. (102 Bradford St, Provincetown, MA  508-487-3232)

4. Deerfield Inn New England Elopements - this luxury boutique inn in the heart of New England offers several all-inclusive engagement and elopement packages at their historic property, where the dedicated innkeepers provide personal attention to make your special day a carefree and memorable experience.

Their popular Deerfield Elopement Package includes a ceremony for up to 10 guests, Justice of the Peace, candlelit dinner, bottle of wine, a cake for two, keepsake flutes and robes and one night's accommodation, starting at $1,500 plus tax. Extend your stay and explore historic Deerfield Village for the perfect honeymoon. 413-774-5587

Interstate Weddings Close to Massachusetts:

Best Elope Ideas has more information on inexpensive New England weddings – see our tips on eloping in New Hampshire, find a romantic B&B for your Vermont elope wedding, or plan your wedding day with our guide to elopements in the state of Maine.

How to Elope in Massachusetts

No blood tests are needed but there is a three-day waiting period, which requires a court order to waive. You must be 18 years or older in most counties, but 24 or older in Boston and you'll need proof of age (e.g., a certified birth certificate; a passport). The cost is $4 to $50 (e.g., $50 in Boston) and the license is valid for 60 days; bring cash. Some counties require a 90-day waiting period after a divorce, others none, but the divorce must be final.

Where to Apply for a Massachusetts Certificate of Marriage: here's an online directory of city and town halls in Massachusetts where you can apply for a marriage license.
(Please Note: This page on Massachusetts elopements is a guide only. Prices for these Massachusetts wedding packages as well as requirements for marriages in Massachusetts can change. Please consult with suppliers and official agencies before making any purchases or set arrangements.)