California and Colorado Elopements

Elopements in Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is the answer to your dreams if you’re envisioning a Hawaii elopement but don’t want the expense and stress of traveling to Hawaii. Half Moon Bay’s beaches are unrivaled–with miles of shoreline, white sand and dramatic cliffs. Perfect for intimate California beach weddings. (And oh yes–Half Moon Bay has redwood elopement venues, too!) Eloping in Half Moon Bay is all about ease and enjoying your time together.

Why couples choose to elope in Half Moon Bay

The natural beauty of Half Moon Bay and its proximity to San Francisco make it a popular place to have an elopement or micro-wedding. Less than a 45 minute drive from the airport and you’re in another world of endless sandy beaches, upscale hotels and a less frenetic pace of life than in neighboring San Francisco. The beaches of Half Moon Bay offer both a toes-in-the-sand intimate wedding experience as well as stunning cliffs overlooking the Pacific. Half Moon Bay redwood sites–while taking a little bit more time to access–offer a remote, in the woods feel for an elopement.

What Blue Sky Elopements offers

couple eloping on the beach in California

A Half Moon Bay elopement is prettier, less crowded and closer to home than eloping in Hawai

  • An all-inclusive elopement wedding package in Half Moon Bay.
  • Stunning professional photography to document your California elopement wedding.
  • Access to our handpicked Half Moon Bay wedding professionals.
  • Insider knowledge on the most secluded places to elope in Half Moon Bay.
  • An elopement wedding planner with knowledge of Half Moon Bay, who will handle all the details for you.
  • A totally stress-free wedding experience!

What you DON’T have to worry about if you work with Blue Sky Elopements

  • The stress of throwing a big wed-a-palooza. Just think! No family drama to contend with!
  • Spending months planning a wedding on your own.
  • Trying to figure out the best place to elope in Half Moon Bay, then dealing witht the red tape of securing the proper permits.
  • The frustration of researching, interviewing and screening vendors.
  • The uncertainty of trying to plan a long distance wedding.
  • Hiring wedding vendors that don’t deliver on the quality you’re expecting.
couple eloping on the beach in California

Beach elopements in Half Moon Bay are simply beautiful.

The logistics of eloping in Half Moon Bay

  • You’ll need to obtain a California marriage license prior to the wedding. Our officiant will guide you on this process. Bear in mind that the county marriage license offices are not open on weekends.
  • Unless you obtain a confidential marriage license (this is rare), you will need one witness to sign the license. This can be your photographer if you don’t have any guests with you.
  • Eloping on the beach in Half Moon Bay will require a state of California beach wedding permit. These run around $350. We will roll the cost of the permit into your package fee with us and obtain the permit for you.
  • If you work with Blue Sky Elopements, we’ll handle all the details of your elopement wedding experience. All you’ll need to do is get yourselves here, obtain your marriage license (we’ll help), book lodging in Half Moon Bay for you and your guests (if any) and make arrangements for some sort of post-ceremony meal or celebration. We’ll give you referrals for lodging and dining. That’s it! We’ll handle all the rest for you.

We’re husband and wife team Maureen Thomson & Jeremy Myers and we love elopement weddings. (We had one ourselves!) We and our crew of talented local wedding professionals have been putting together small weddings filled with laughter and happy tears in and around the California coast–including Half Moon Bay–since 2002.

What's Included in our Half Moon Bay elopement packages?

Our packages include anything you want that's elopement wedding-related. Our most popular Half Moon Bay elopement packages include the items below, but we also assist with finding lodging, restaurants, transportation, childcare, pet-sitting, recreational activities as well as helping you set up unique ceremony environments (hot air balloons, hiking weddings, adventure elopements, etc.) Just ask! We’ll make a custom offering just for you.

Photography Services

Stunning professional elopement wedding photography to capture your special day.

Officiating Services

Professional wedding officiants performing ceremonies that reflect your personal love story.


Full-size wedding bouquets & boutonnieres in your choice of flowers and colors.

Hair & Makeup

Our professional stylists will come to you to ensure you look your absolute best.

Location Consulting

A Blue Sky Elopements exclusive! All the support & resources you need to confidently choose a venue.

Wedding Coordination

Your personal coordinator will work with you to oversee all the details of your wedding day.

All wedding packages include full coordination services. You’ll be assigned your own wedding coordinator who will serve as your go to person from start to finish.

Half Moon Bay Specialty Weddings

There are certain types of small wedding venues that are unique to the Half Moon Bay Area. And while we can assist you with all types of venues--including parks, redwoods, beaches, and gardens, we have separate pages to inform you of some of our more popular venue types.

How to Plan a California Beach Elopement

Everything you need to think about in planning your California beach elopement.

How to Plan an Elopement in the California Redwoods

If you’re envisioning a forest setting, look no further than the redwoods of California.

Getting married should be easy

Ditch the drama! Focus on each other, instead of getting twitterpated about bridesmaids dresses, seating charts and a million other details that have nothing to do with your relationship.

Ready to get started? Get in touch with us today!

Why choose us for your Half Moon Bay elopement?

Because we’ve helped gazillions of couples plan a small California wedding. (This isn’t our first rodeo--check out our 5-star reviews.) We’ll take the vision you have for your Half Moon Bay elopement and make sure it becomes a reality--down to the very last detail. You can sidestep the drama and the endless decision-making and simply focus on each other.

Work only with the Best Professionals

No need to spend hours (days!) looking for quality wedding pros that specialize in intimate weddings. We'll give you access to our network of hand-picked wedding professionals who are passionate about elopement weddings and deliver the highest quality services.

Eliminate Stress

Your personal elopement wedding coordinator will coordinate all the details of your elopement package and serve as your go-to person right up to the day of your wedding. We'll bring your wedding vision to life; all you'll need to do is show up and enjoy.

Secluded Venues

We'll help you find the perfect-for-you place to elope. We've uncovered spectacular, but lesser-known outdoor sites and put together a list of our favorite outdoor elopement venues complete with descriptions, photos, videos and permit requirements. We include this as part of every package.

Free Consultation

We offer a free, no-strings phone consultation with Blue Sky Elopements owner, Maureen Thomson to get a feel for what you're envisioning for your elopement wedding, answer your questions and explain how we can help make your wedding vision a reality.