Best Elopement Destinations in NY State
Skaneateles is on the Northern shore of Skaneateles Lake among the Finger Lakes. This town comes with shops, restaurants, vineyards and has a history going back to the Revolutionary War. With the lake being nestled between hills and the sparkling clean water there are no doubts couples will have a great time.
Carpenter Falls (Skaneateles)
Carpenter Falls is a .59 mile trail with two scenic waterfalls. It is also connected to the Bahar Preserve which has another beautiful waterfall and a 1.6-mile trail.
Skaneateles Lake (Skaneateles)
Skaneateles Lake has amazing views on the pier along with gorgeous boat houses that surround the lake.
Anyela’s Vineyards (Skaneateles)
Anyela’s Vineyards doesn’t only do wine, they offer a stunning view of the lake and vineyard. While also offering the use of a gazebo or tent for interested couples.
Lockwood Lavender Farm (Skaneateles)
Lockwood Lavender Farm is a wonderland of Lavender and other flowers. This location has open fields with lavender all around. The scenic view along with hay, barns, flowers, mountains, and even lamb are perfect for an intimate marriage.
Clift Park (Skaneateles)
Clift Park is located right next to the pier in Skaneateles. This spot looks out into the crystal clear water and beautiful scenery of trees, houseboats, and sky. The gazebo is perfectly placed for stunning views on any given day
The Carriage Barn at Frog Pond (Skaneateles)
The Carriage Barn at Frog Pond is enchanting with their flower fields, barns, pond, and outdoor scenery. They offer multiple spots to have ceremonies and a bed and breakfast for a stress-free time. With a creative and historically modern touch, this site is nothing short of unique.
2. THE ADIRONDACKS
The Adirondacks span over 60 million acres with twelve regions of thrilling views and adventures. There are many things to discover within the regions such as canoeing, kayaking, hiking trails, activities, events, bicycling, wineries, diving and much more to satisfy anyone’s needs.
Keene is a wonderful town located in the Adirondacks. It is home to Mt. Marcy, the highest point in the Adirondacks and New York State.
Bark Eater Inn (Adirondacks)
Bark Eater Inn sits on 200 acres of Adirondack fields and forests with views of the mountains and waterfalls. There are multiple locations throughout the 200 acres to elope at. This site offers a back yard lawn, formal garden, polo field, a pond, and a wedding knoll.
Lake George (Adirondacks)
Lake George is located at the southeast base of the Adirondack mountains, surrounded by bays and multiple mountains. This location is also home to over 170 islands.
The Sagamore Resort at Lake George (Adirondacks)
The Sagamore Resort at Lake George is a stunning location right in Lake George. The resort sits on a 70-acre island giving people gorgeous views of the lake. Couples may have their ceremony at a shelving tock terrace, The Morgan, The Club Grill, and a bay view.
The Friends Lake Inn at Lake George (Adirondacks)
Just outside Lake George, The Friends Lake Inn offers a beautiful view of Friends Lake. They have multiple small wedding packages to choose from that will cater to any elopement.
Lake Placid (Adirondacks)
Lake Placid, known as the Olympic Village, is home to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. Many people locate here to climb the 46 highest peaks in the Adirondacks.
Lake Placid Lodge (Adirondacks)
Lake Placid Lodge is located near Whiteface Mountain giving this location a stunning view. Voted number 8 for resort hotel in the Northeast this place has endless opportunities for a ceremony. Their venues include The Adirondack Terrace, Artisan’s Circle, Lodge Dock, The Water’s Edge, Moose Room, and Map Room.
Whiteface Mountain at Lake Placid (Adirondacks)
Whiteface Mountain is a wonderfully unique experience. Couples would be able to have a rehearsal dinner atop the 120-meter ski jumping tower, then ride down the cloud splitter Gondola with beautiful views of the high peaks to their ceremony.
3. NIAGARA ON THE LAKE
Niagara On The Lake is one of the best views in Western New York along with having the highest flow rate of any waterfall in North America. The falls attract 30 million people each year and is known for the Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, and boat tours.
The Upper Rapids (Niagara On The Lake)
The Upper Rapids gives couples the roaring water of the falls an amazing background.
Three Sisters Islands (Niagara On The Lake)
Three Sisters Islands allows for a romantic island in the state park with historic bridges and rapids.
Niagara Helicopters (Niagara On The Lake)
Niagara Helicopters allows the thrill of exchanging vows in the sky above the falls flying over the Niagara region.
Terrapin Point (Niagara On The Lake)
Terrapin Point is located on Goat Island in Niagara Falls. Nicknamed the Horseshoe Falls, it overlooks the falls and lower Niagara George.
Luna Island (Niagara On The Lake)
Luna Island separates the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls with an amazing view of both.
Bridal Veil Falls (Niagara On The Lake)
Bridal Veil Falls Bridal Veil Falls is the smallest of the three waterfalls and looks out over the Maid of the Mist pool.
Geneva On The Lake
Geneva On The Lake encompasses a beautiful view of Seneca Lake with a charming garden and historic beauty.
5. CAYUGA LAKE
Cayuga Lake is a beautiful county that sits in between Rochester and Syracuse. It is home to Cayuga Lake and many attractions. You can spend the day on wine tours, watching live shows, films, concerts, hiking to stunning waterfalls, playing golf, and shopping. Cayuga has ten wineries and a number of restaurants that offer different cuisines with fresh seasonal grown ingredients that pair well with the areas amazing wine.