Best places to elope in Minnesota

When you think ‘adventurous elopement’, Minnesota is probably low on your list of places you think would be cool. Well, you’re wrong.

Minnesota has so many hidden gems. The cliffs along Lake Superior, 1,300 miles of trails, beaches of all kinds, and some of the most amazing views.

I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite spots to elope in Minnesota, and while there are approximately 100000 more, these are awesome places to start.

Black Beach, Silver Bay

Black beach has become increasingly popular over the last few years, and it’s easy to see why. It’s unique black pebble sand and rugged orange rock cliffs, this is one of my most favorite spots to take couples.

Tettegouche State Park, Silver Bay

If climbing a million stairs doesn’t bother you- then this is the place to be! The views at the top are incredible. You can also head over to some of the waterfalls or dip your toes into Baptism River. You could spend all day at Tettegouche and it would feel like 5 different parks.

Grand Marais

Way, way up north is a little town outside of the candaian border. Filled with sweeping views of Lake Superior to miles of untoched forests of the Gunflint Trail. Grab some donuts or some beer and take in the views on Artists Point or do the hike up to Honeymoon Bluff to watch the sunset. There is no shortage of things to do here in Grand Marais.

Temperance River State Park

Plunging waters, deep gourges, and never-ending views of the forest from above- Temperance River is underrated as an elopement spot.

This blog could go on forever, but I’ll save you the scroll. Here are some other amazing places to elope in Minnesota.

-Gooseberry Falls
-Palisade Head

Check out more elopements here!

  1. Emma says:

    Oh my goodness, I had no idea Minnesota was so stunning! This is an awesome blog, I know lots of people will find it so helpful!

  2. Jennifer b says:

    What a great list of places to elope in Minnesota! I have never been but looks beautiful

  3. Maureen says:

    Proving that Minnesota is more than just lakes! This is such a valuable resource for those of us looking at various options for an elopement wedding.

  4. Sienna says:

    Minnesota can definitely hold its own compared to what one might think are more “adventurous” states! More couples need to elope in minnesota!

  5. Naomi Levit says:

    Wow Minnesota is such a gorgeous location for an elopement! Love all the ideas you shared and your photos are stunning!!

  6. christina says:

    you’re right, i never considered Minnesota but boy was i wrong- these are gorgeous!!!

  7. Mary says:

    Oh my! I didn’t realize that Minnesota has a lot to offer for elopement! such an underrated gem. 🙂

  8. Will Khoury says:

    This is such an awesome list and I didn’t realize there are so many great places in Minnesota!! You just made me add it to the travel list!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photos!

  9. Omg, these areas are so gorgeous! Beautiful work!

  10. LaRee says:

    Oh wow, these are gorgeous! Minnesota hasn’t ever been on my radar for scenic locations, but you’ve definitely changed that. Thanks for putting this together!

  11. Az says:

    So cool! most people don’t think about the midwest it seems. This post is so helpful and awesome. Great job!

  12. Emma says:

    This is such a wonderful and helpful article!! Who knew there were so many beautiful places to elope in Minnesota?!

  13. Naomi Levit says:

    Minnesota has so many amazing places to elope!! I had no idea! Thank you for sharing!

  14. Kat says:

    Oh wow, what amazing locations Minnesota has to offer! I had no idea. Having never been, I now want to go…

  15. Michele says:

    Minnesota was low on my list…until this blog. You made it look so beautiful and enticing. ❤️

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