Elopement Activity Ideas: A Comprehensive Guide to Planning the Ultimate Adventure

From hiking to helicopter rides, we’ve got you covered with this comprehensive guide to planning the ultimate elopement adventure.

As you plan your luxurious elopement, you want to make it an unforgettable experience that reflects your love and personality as a couple. One of the best ways to do this is by incorporating unique and adventurous activities into your celebration. Whether you’re nature lovers, thrill-seekers, or simply looking for a relaxing getaway, we’ve got you covered.

In this guide, we’ll explore a wide range of activity ideas for your elopement, from hiking and 4×4 roads to helicopter rides and adrenaline-pumping adventures. We’ll also cover relaxing activities like sightseeing, wine tasting, and romantic getaways. And for those who want to involve friends, family, kids, or pets in their special day, we’ve got ideas for that too!


From a 2-mile hike to a 2-day trek, nothing says badass elopement like a hiking adventure to your ceremony spot. Whether you love a casual jaunt in the woods to connect with nature or absolutely love tackling a tough hike together, there are so many trails out there I’d be happy to show you!

4X4 Roads

If your ideal spot is on a 4×4 road, consider renting a jeep or hiring a driver so you can access it (and relax and enjoy the ride). You can also access 4×4 locations by renting ATV or UTV vehicles.

Helicopters and Plane Rides

Not a hiking fan? You don’t have to be. Easily access amazing places in the backcountry with total privacy by helicopter or plane! Get dropped off on a mountain, a glacier, a remote island—this is basically a cheat code for seeing multiple landscapes without hiking or driving. Taking a hot air balloon ride is another magical transportation experience where you can see the world from above.

Adrenaline Pumping Activities

Unless you’re a certified professional, you’re going to want to hire a guide for some of these activities!

  • Paragliding
  • Rappelling
  • Hiking a Via Ferrata
  • Rock Climbing or Bouldering
  • SkyDiving
  • Base Jumping
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Slack-lining or High-lining
  • Canyoneering or Caving
  • Sand-boarding or Sand-sledding
  • Mountain biking
  • Dancing
  • Motor- biking

Relaxing Activities

  • Sightseeing
  • Laying or walking on a beach
  • Going on a safari
  • Taking a motorcycle ride
  • Riding bikes
  • Horseback riding
  • Soaking in a hot tub
  • Relaxing in a hammock together
  • Doing yoga together
  • Drawing or painting
  • Hanging out in a treehouse
  • Having a picnic
  • Wine Tasting
  • Drink tea or coffee
  • Fishing

Water Activities

Feel alive on the water? There are so many water activities you can do on your elopement day!

  • Canoes
  • Kayaks
  • Paddle-boards
  • White water rafting
  • Fishing
  • Soaking in hot springs
  • Cliff jumping
  • Pack-rafting
  • Scuba diving or snorkelling
  • Jet-skiing

Snow Activities

Eloping in the winter or late spring in the mountains? There are so many water activities you can do on your elopement day!

  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Skiing (downhill or cross-country)
  • Snowboarding
  • Sledding
  • Snowball fight
  • Ice Skating

Night Activities

Just because the sun sets doesn’t mean the fun is over. There are so many night activities you can include in your day!

  • Stargazing
  • Cozying up next to a campfire
  • Making s’mores & cooking a campfire dinner
  • First dance by firelight
  • Night hiking

Camping, Glamping, Backpacking & Glampacking

If you think it would be fun to camp the night before or after your elopement, you can pitch a tent yourself or rent a glamping experience. You could take a few days to backpack on a trail you’ve always wanted to explore—or book a guided overnight where your stuff is carried for you and camp is all set up (glampacking!).

Activities with Guests, Kids, & Dogs

Want to involve your friends, family, kiddoes or your fur babies in some activities on your day? Here’s a few ideas!

  • Go on a walk with your dog
  • Play yard games
  • Play card games
  • Have a dance party
  • Piñatas
  • Photo or video booth
  • Karaoke

Plan Out Your Activities

Some of these ideas don’t require a lot of planning to incorporate them into your wedding day, while others you’re going to want to book in advance or hiring a professional guide. Make sure you schedule enough time for these in your day (or days) so that you can enjoy them fully without feeling rushed.

Planning an elopement is all about creating a unique and memorable experience that reflects your love and personalities as a couple. With this comprehensive guide of my activity ideas, you’ll be able to create an unforgettable adventure that you’ll cherish forever. Remember to prioritise what’s most important to you as a couple and schedule enough time for your activities so that you can enjoy them fully without feeling rushed. Happy planning!

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