Niagara Elopement Guide
Elopements in Niagara are becoming increasingly popular, even across Canada. The thought of a full wedding day may be overwhelming to plan and execute for some couples. This Niagara elopement guide will give you some tips and useful knowledge to plan and/or let us be your guides and you can be eloping in Niagara in no time!
How To Elope In Niagara Falls:
- You and the person you love.
- An officiant. If you know someone who is ordained – that’s perfect, or we can help you find one.
- You’ll need two witnesses to sign your paperwork. Conveniently I’m here if you want my signature.
- Flowers are typically nice, consider a bouquet.
- If you’re interested in video, we also offer a little video package as well.
- Pick a beautiful location! Once you have a spot, it’s typically best to either shoot near sunrise or sunset. We can help you navigate the people and crowded spaces around Niagara falls and the core.
- Don’t forget to bring a few beers, wine, or a glass of champagne. It’s a celebration!
Elopement Ceremony Locations In Niagara On The Lake & Niagara Falls:
Where should you elope in Niagara Falls? Here are a few breathtaking locations that are usually quiet, perfect for intimate elopements and are only a short trip to great hotels and restaurants.
Right At The Falls – Stand beside the falls and have our officiant marry you. Note that on public streets your guests will be anyone else around the day, and that makes it uniquely fun and interesting.
Balls Falls – Extremely popular with good reason. This location has an open area to stand at the top of the falls right at the edge, or head into big vast fields to enjoy the sunset coming down or enjoy a big snowfall. Easy to access and perfect in the spring, summer, fall and winter seasons.
Niagara Glen – Epic views, easy locations to park, and a great section of trails to explore and get lost in. You would be amiss if you’re big into climbing, hiking, or enjoying spectacular river views. Perhaps for the most intimate of elopements.
Decew Falls – Located at the Morning Star Mill, the attraction for adventurous couples is the hike to the bottom of the falls. Plan your timing right and we can catch the sunset with beautiful backdrops up top.
Niagara-On-The-Lake Beach & Gazebo – Niagara On The Lake is a beautiful town nestled against the lakeside. Enjoy a quiet ceremony downtown, and either go skating, swimming, or grabbing ice-cream downtown. Niagara-On-The-Lake is a beautiful one-stop location for the classically quaint and refined.
Looking for a chapel to elope in? Here’s some of Niagara’s best.
Little Log Elopement Chapel – A tiny log cabin with enough room to fill four people.
The Living Water Wayside Chapel – Take a church and minimize it. Built-in the 1960s. Cute and quaint with nice grounds nearby.
Places To Stay In Niagara Falls
A few locations in Niagara Falls that have beautiful views across the landscape, and offer the perfect launching point for a weekday or weekend elopement. Niagara Falls is one of the top elopement locations in the country and we agree, it is pretty, grand, and has some of the most beautiful locations around. Here’s where we recommend staying right by the falls:
- Niagara Hilton
- Niagara Falls Marriott
- Sheraton On The Falls
- Sterling Inn & Spa
- Tower Hotel at Fallsview
Places To Stay In Niagara-On-The-Lake
- Vineyard Villa Bed & Breakfast
- St. Andrews House Bed & Breakfast
- Harbour House
- Oban Inn & Spa
- Queen’s Landing
- Prince Of Wales Hotel
- Pillar & Post
- Moffat Inn
Niagara Falls Ontario Elopement Packages
Wouldn’t it be nice if someone took care of it all for you?
Up to 3 hours of photography time
Officiant (chosen as per availability)
Private, digital gallery of edited high-resolution images
All elopement planning and reservations (including location).
Starting at $3800 – all-inclusive
Not everyone’s plans fit into the standard wedding mold. Send us a note if you have something truly special you want to plan, like a helicopter ride, for example.
Send a note if you already have your elopement planned and only need your photographer.
We like to plan for great lighting – we recommend a morning timeframe or evening timeframe depending on the season to make the most of it! If that isn’t possible, we can plan to ensure you’re in shade during your elopement ceremony that is perfect for mid-day.
Here are a few vendors we know who help make elopements epically special, and we see them all over for big weddings across Ontario.
If you think this Niagara elopement guide has helped pass it along to friends and family! Whether you’re going to Niagara On The Lake, or Niagara Falls, we’re ready for that adventure with you.
Can you elope in Niagara Falls?
Of course you can; there are an abundance of places to elope near the Falls or in Niagara On The Lake
Can you get married on the water boat at the falls?
You can! Just like in my favourite show, The Office, you can get married on the boat Jim and Pam ride! Let’s chat about it!
How much does it cost for a marriage licence?
Licences are $125-$150 depending on the municipality.