Your wedding day doesn't have to have all the stress and hassle involved with a big, formal wedding. A variety of bed and breakfast inns provide intimate and romantic elopement packages to suit every budget. With the help of these Bed and Breakfast elopement packages some couples might even save enough to make a small down payment on a house.
The Westbrook Inn B&B, located in Westbrook, Conn., specializes in elopements. The inn's Gold Package includes accommodations in a private cottage or Victorian guest room and a ceremony performed anywhere on the bed and breakfast inn's grounds or inside, if the bride and groom request something more formal. The package includes a Justice of the Peace, photos of the ceremony, a champagne toast; a wedding cake for two, a fresh flower arrangement and a full breakfast each morning at the inn.
Innkeeper Photographer The White Fence Bed and Breakfast in Stanley, Va., can even handle all of your photography. Innkeeper Sally Dixon is an accomplished photographer and packages come with high-res digital photographs.
This B&B's elopement packages are ideal for private ceremonies for couples without guests. Stay at a Manor For an intimate ceremony with just two guests (additional guests are charged extra), visit Great Oaks Manor in Richmond, Texas. For a fraction of what regular weddings cost, couples can enjoy the honeymoon suite and a full breakfast at a romantic table for two the next morning. As part of the package, the ceremony includes a non-denominational minister, recorded music, and a wedding cake for four people, flowers, keepsake toasting glasses, choice of location for the ceremony (Grand Entry Hall with stairway, verandah or garden), coffee and punch.
Elope to the California Wine Country Situated in the Sonoma Wine Country, this California bed and breakfast provides a full array of special elopement services for under $3,000. The Hope-Merrill House in Geyersville offers two nights in a room with a fireplace and Jacuzzi for two. The package comes with dinner for two as well as a bouquet for the bride, a bottle of bubbly, a small wedding cake, non-denominational minister and photographs taken by the innkeeper. The ceremony can be held by the fireplace, in an elegant parlor or on the grounds.
Jane Leisteiner enjoys traveling and writing. For more info on California bed and breakfast inns or to find hundreds of bed and breakfast inns in the free night program, go to the American Historic Inns website.