Elopement Weddings For A Romantic Weekend Getaway For Two

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Looking for the best romantic places to elope? Elopement wedding destinations in the Netherlands give you as a couple the opportunity to celebrate your love in an intimate and beautiful way. Whether you are married, in a long-term partnership or have formalised the relationship with a civil partnership you don’t need to re-invent the wheel when planning to elope. So, where do you find an intimate place to plan a secret wedding – just a little ceremony for 2?

How do you make your elopement extra special and state your vows, say ‘I do’, then tell the world, ‘we eloped’? The beginning stages of planning an escape to NL is thrilling. So, if you’ve secretly desired to say, “I Do”, in the heart of Holland, eloping is right for you. Nevertheless, the fuss of telling your nearest and dearest about your low-key ceremony plans makes you feel anxious. Perhaps you experienced some backlash for your wedding choices. There’s a lot riding on your decision before you pack your bags, shut your front door and jet off.

In fact, you may be flying high on the idea of an elopement. So, you need to consider all your options before throwing caution to the wind. Are you beaming about a spring, summer or autumn elopement? Are you adventurous and bold enough to say, “Oh sweetheart, let’s elope”? Get ready for some kissing, caressing, and intimacy. Escape to a secret wedding rendezvous in Holland. I’ve done all the guesswork for you including venues, links and tips. Trust your gut instinct and forge a deeper love. Just figure out if it’s for you, romantic places to elope.

Elopement Wedding Destination in the Netherlands Just For Two

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Eloping weddings in Holland also known as a ‘mock wedding’ style, mystery marriage ceremony and fake wedding – solidifies your love and bond. So, don’t miss these super secret elopement wedding destination tips!



Quick runaway marriages are short elopement ceremonies. So, if your gut instinct tells you to remain tight-lipped about your forbidden romance, it’s right. A runaway marriage for two might feel like the best option for 2. Eloping originates from impulsive elopement weddings to Sure Thing Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Gretna Green – Scotland, Amsterdam and Roode Koper in Ermelo – NL. These iconic places offer you “quick runaway marriage for two”  so that you can say, ‘I DO’ during a mock or fake wedding.



Elopement weddings in Holland can be the biggest source of relationship stress. You could be distracted by your parents views on marriage. Are your parents happy for you or unhappy with your choice of partner? Perhaps worried about taking off on the spur-of-the-moment. Perhaps you need to consider the practicalities and legalities of it all. Well, if you want a legal wedding to be valid abroad, get all the relevant paperwork at the register office. Thereafter, Kasteelkeukenhof can tailor your elopement wedding within a rural setting for you.

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Recognising your years together with a unique elopement wedding celebration abroad is exciting, full of fun and intimacy. Picties Photography



Historically, elopement weddings are known as ceremonial weddings. These marriage ceremonies are not legally binding (without legalities). Therefore, you don’t need witnesses or the marriage service presided over by a celebrant or priest. However, you could opt for a legal civil wedding service, first. The paperwork can be obtained from your local town hall – marriage council official. Then you must find 2 – 4 witnesses for a legalised marriage. Trust your intuition and book what’s right for you folks!

Romantic places to elope – Holland is a magical place overflowing with history, tulips, bridges and bicycles built for two. The perfect place for an elopement. However, it could be upsetting for family and friends.  Orangerie Hydepark



Creating an elopement wedding destination in Holland is a rare treat. Your secret getaway for two will need a celebrant or officiant to make it feel extra special. So, find a Dutch marriage official at the Rotterdam town hall to witness your elopement wedding. Or contact a native English speaking celebrant to come to the place where you are staying. The wedding professionals help you create your dream day. This way you cherish the moment for the rest of your life.



Amsterdam is home to mock weddings and the ideal hotspot for couples who want to elope adventurously. So, get married for the day at Wed & Walk in the expat-friendly city. Imagine a romantic, fun wedding in the heart of it all! Although, the ceremony is not legally binding, it will feel like a real wedding. The outfits, rings (keepsake), a speech, beautiful backdrop and more wedding stuff are provided. Marry for the day is a unique way to celebrate your love or an anniversary. Source: trouwenvoor1dag.nl

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Book a canal boat, check into a local Airbnb of your dreams or book a luxury hotel with a garden. Plan an elopement wedding with ease! Picties Photography



Stop parents interfering with your elopement wedding destination plans. Set boundaries right from the start. Imagine a sensual scene celebrating your love at an idyllic waterside location. In Weesp, now part of Amsterdam you can enjoy a boat wedding. Book a bridge keeper’s house on the Amsterdam Grachten Canal, and sail to a real super secret chapel wedding. Utter your vows at wesopa.nl theater venue and make your eloping dream become reality.



Save big money by choosing to elope to Holland.  If you don’t have two pennies to rub together, think long and about a wedding budget. Skip the venue and book Airbnb instead. This is inexpensive option because there are no ceremony venue costs. However, you’ll need bridal outfit, rings or another token of love. Oh yes, don’t forget the celebrant [300 and 500 euros]. So, find a budget checker now.



Your elopement wedding destination pictures don’t require you to wear Dutch clogs, pick a few tulips or go cheese tasting. But you could set off to a Dutch park and have a full day shoot. Or what about taking a boat cruise the backdrop is magnificent. Otherwise, pop off to a local historical location near your accommodation. Enjoy a day of loving one another up, in-front of the camera.

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Rosanne & Ricardo: Shhh…. Keep it a super-secret surprise destination elopement wedding in the Netherlands. It took place in a secluded spot in Amsterdam.


Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus

The perfect elopements require perfect weather, if you plan to host it outdoors the Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus is perfect. It is located on the beach front. However Dutch weather is like UK, USA and European one. So, safe guard your privacy. If you want an elopement wedding in Holland make sure to have a plan B. Choose a spot were you can be protected if the rain is pouring down. This hotel is ideal exclusive venue for the perfect romantic getaway for 2.


So, fantasizing about exchanging your promises of love in a sweet garden or by a serene lake or in a lake view room. Imagine this picturesque elopement wedding destination in the Summer, Spring, Autumn or Winter time. Plan it in surprising Friesland [within covid-19 travel restrictions]. Perhaps an off-peak wedding date or month suits you. Namely, all wedding seasons are perfect for an elopement.


If you’re a busy couple with a lot on your plate, and have a big work and social schedule, you don’t have time for a massive wedding. What about eloping to the destination of your dreams – Holland? Reach out to Dutch vendors: celebrant-officiants, photographer, hair & makeup artist, entertainment and a florist. Let these wedding professionals do all the legwork.

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Full bloom of flowers at the Keukenhof garden. Super-secret packages for elopement wedding destinations are booming!


A quick stress-free elopement sounds romantic but perhaps you want witnesses or guests at the ceremony?  If you are worried about disappointing family & friends, you could ask 1 or 2 witnesses to attend. So, stop feeling anxious and plan an elopement wedding for just the two of you. You don’t have to invite anyone or give them the privilege of being part of your elopement.


De Hazelhof

There are many romantic places to elope to in Holland. Experience what it feels like to be married without the chaos of a big wedding. What about celebrating your anniversary. De Hazelhof is a unique and lovely location to celebrate your love and make new memories. But, perhaps your worried about hurting peoples feelings. Don’t worry! Book an exclusive venue and elopement with just the two of you.

Elopement wedding destinations in Holland Picties Photography


What do packages for elopement weddings costs in Holland? Perhaps you want an exclusive venue. Imagine saying, “YES” at the Castle Maurick on the river of the Dommel near Vught within distance of Den Bosch. No problem, just ask your celebrant of master of ceremonies to coordinate your magical escape to Den Bosch. An elopement doesn’t mean you shouldn’t indulge somewhat. Most importantly, it will not break the bank!


Lastly, my favorite romantic elopement wedding destinations in Holland is the Waddeneilanden (Dutch Wadden Islands). Texel, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland en Schiermonnikoog. As a couple you plan to marry in secret without entertaining guests. Getting married on the Wadden is an experience. Basically, don’t let worry consume your surprise plans. Plan an elopement by sea, enjoy the beautiful nature, far from the busy world.  Westcordhotels.com have a wide choice of special wedding island locations.

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Romantic places to elope – elopement wedding destinations in Holland & secret weddings are on the rise. These micro ceremonies are perfect for a spontaneous or planned celebration abroad. pexels-rodnae-productions

Packages for elopement wedding destinations in Holland

To elope means to plan a super-secret getaway to not come back to the point of origin.  More colloquially, elopement is often used to refer to a teeny tiny marriage conducted in sudden and secretive fashion, usually involving a hurried flight away from one’s place of residence together with one’s beloved with the intention of getting married. In fact, it’s a stripped-back wedding for two. Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elopement


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About Clover Jean: I'm a London, UK celebrant based in Amsterdam, NL. Officiating symbolic weddings, vow renewals, funerals, celebration of life services and naming ceremonies is my passion. My guilty pleasures are singing with my Gospel & Soul choir, fine dining, travel hot spots and on-line retail therapy. Find out more, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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