Elope in Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes

A Guide for Minnesota Wedding and Elopement Packages


Minnesota is a wonderful wedding location, and a great spot for you and your sweetheart to begin a happy life together.

The natural beauty of the North Star state encourages many couples to elope in Minnesota (MN), where ther are romantic elopement packages and honeymoons available in several different parts of the state.

Minnesota elopements can include a honeymoon getaway in Minneapolis-St. Paul, which is a natural post-wedding place to be. The Twin Cities have a nice choice of hotels, inns and romance packages to give your stay that extra-special feel.

And throughout the state of MN, there are major tourist attractions, and enough parks, wildlife preserves, rivers, and lakes (over 10,000!) for everyone to find a favorite outdoor activity.

Romantic Minnesota Elopement Packages

All-Inclusive Elopement & Honeymoon Package at Gunflint Lodge - imagine exchanging vows on your special wedding day at Minnesota's most romantic wilderness retreat. The Gunflint Lodge has a special all-inclusive elopement & honeymoon package. It includes: ceremony, administrator of vows, wedding dinner with champagne, 3 nights accommodation in a lakeside cabin with fireplace, plus all meals and activities.

This wedding package is available year-round for $1795 (two people). For more info & reservations, call 1-800-328-3325.

Classic Rosewood Inn Minneapolis-St. Paul Elopement Package - this Minnesota B&B provides an intimate ceremony in the beautiful library with witnesses and flowers, followed by a private dinner, special cake, and one night in the honeymoon suite for only $700. Additions, like massages and romance baskets with poetry and chocolates, are available. 30 minutes from St. Paul, MN.

A Cheap Elope in Minnesota Wedding is an affordable way to get married in MN. Select a “no fuss” signing for two, a ceremony for two, or a classy celebration that includes up to 12 guests, a photographer, flowers, music, or whatever you like. Prices range from $90 to $900 and you can add a river cruise for $600. Do it your way.

Elope in Bloomington, MN with an inexpensive wedding in the beautiful Chapel of Love, conveniently located in the Bloomington shopping mall. Their wedding elope package includes an officiate for your religious or civil ceremony in a charming, decorated chapel accompanied by romantic background music. You may use the bridal dressing room and invite up to 12 guests. Prices start at $240.

Regulations for Eloping in Minnesota

Bride and groom must be at least 18, Minnesota residency is not required, and neither are blood tests. Only one applicant is needed to apply for the license but you must supply a witness to sign the application with you, and there is a five-day waiting period.

Bring documents and information: picture ID (e.g., driver’s licenses; passports), know dates and places of birth (birth certificates are often required), and the bride’s name after marriage. Have your divorce decrees or death certificates if previously married. The cost is $110 (bring cash) but the price will be reduced to $60 if you can show your premarital education certificate.
(Please Note: This page on Minnesota elopements is a guide only. Prices for these Minnesota wedding packages as well as requirements for marriages in Minnesota can change. Please consult with suppliers and official agencies before making any purchases or set arrangements.)