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Couple eloping in the redwoods - Santa Cruz elopement

We specialize in lesser-known, outdoor sites with spectacular backdrops..

Eloping in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz elopements have a style that is uniquely their own. Known for our balmy climate, breathtaking coastline, redwood forests, and socially liberal leanings, Santa Cruz attracts couples who consider themselves a little offbeat, nontraditional, nature-lovers who are looking for an alternative to traditional venues where they can tie the knot.

Blue Sky Santa Cruz Elopements

We’ve been offering all-inclusive elopement packages in Santa Cruz since 2002 (before elopements became popular!). We specialize in lesser-known (i.e. less crowded/more private) outdoor coastal and redwood sites that offer a spectacular backdrop for your intimate wedding. We combine that with our award-winning photography and other topnotch wedding vendors (officiants, florists, and hair and makeup artists) and top off the whole thing with our hands-on coordination services that leave no detail to chance. We’ll even make all your travel arrangements for you if you like.

If you’re envisioning:
  • A simple elopement-style wedding in a breathtaking Santa Cruz beach or redwood location
  • Stunning professional photography
  • Actually enjoying your wedding day (What a concept!)
And you want
  • Access to our handpicked Santa Cruz elopement professionals
  • An all-inclusive Santa Cruz elopement package
  • A private ceremony venue that will keep you out of the eyes of onlookers
  • A local elopement wedding planner to handle all of the details for you
  • A totally stress-free elopement experience!
Couple kissing on the rocks - Santa Cruz beach elopement

Amazing cliff overlooks and pristine beaches await you in Santa Cruz.

And you DON’T want:
  • A big wed-a-palooza
  • To spend months planning a wedding on your own
  • The frustration of researching, interviewing and screening vendors
  • The uncertainty of trying to plan a long distance wedding

We’re husband and wife team Maureen Thomson & Jeremy Myers and we love elopement weddings. We and our crew of talented elopement wedding professionals have been putting together Santa Cruz elopements filled with laughter and happy tears since 2002.

We’d love to help you!

Contact us for a custom quote.

Check out our pricing page.

Resources for your Santa Cruz Elopement

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What's Included in our Santa Cruz Elopement Packages?

Our packages include anything you want that's elopement wedding-related. Our most popular Santa Cruz 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!

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.

California Specialty Weddings

There are certain types of small wedding venues that are unique to the central California coast. And while we can assist you with all types of venues--including parks, redwoods, beaches, ocean overlooks 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 Santa Cruz elopement?

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.