why elope in the adirondacks
The Adirondack Mountains are home to some of the most beautiful trails and mountain summits in all of the east coast. It also has great food, good vibes, and kind humans.
There are also plenty fun activities to do in and outside of the park for your elopement day. Basically, your elopement in the Adirondacks will be nothing short of amazing.
Traveling to the Adirondack Mountains
There are three regional airports in the Adirondack Mountains: Adirondack Regional Airport, Ogdensburg International Airport, and the Plattsburgh International Airport. If that is pricy, look at flying into Burlington, VT or Albany, NY; both of which are about a 2 hour drive from the mountains.
Sometimes you can find flights for cheaper further away and the driving time can be worth it.
Where to stay in the Adirondacks
When looking for where to stay in the Adirondacks, you have to know that getting around the area actually takes some time! It could take hours to get from one side of the park to the other, so where you stay depends on where you plan to be most of your time there. Some of the best places to stay in the Adirondacks are Saranac Lake, around Lake Placid, and Burlington, VT if you're okay with a long drive.
There are plenty of hotels, B&Bs, Inns and short term rentals (airbnbs/vrbos) in each location.
Where to elope in the Adirondacks
There are so many incredible places to elope in the Adirondacks, as I've mentioned. Some are more popular areas than others, but it all depends on the type of scenery you want to be surrounded by.
Some examples of where to elope in the Adirondacks are Keene, Whiteface Mountain, Mount Joe, Lake George, and Lake Placid.
But I have some hidden gems up my sleeve for my couples!
hey, I'm Kelsey!
I'm an adirondacks elopement photographer with a whole lot of knowledge about THESE BEAUTIFUL mountains.
Born and raised in New England, I'm an adventurer at heart. I'm always on the go exploring new places constantly to update my elopement locations for amazing couples like you! The Adirondacks is one of my favorite mountain ranges in the Northeast! I'm a real maple syrup addict, love all things Fall and obsessed with meeting new people.
The outdoors and exploring in new places is what makes me feel alive. So I truly believe I have the best job in the world. Because if you're here, I can imagine you feel the same. I can't wait to daydream up the most perfect day with you and make the dream come to reality. I have a good feeling we'll be good friends and have the best time together!
helpful planning resources
How to plan the perfect elopement
How to include your family
Create a sustainable wedding day
Whether you're including family or not, this post is a fun resource to figure out how to include them and keep your day feeling true to you.
Having an elopement is already reducing so much waste, but check here for some fun ways to make your elopement day sustainable and eco-friendly.
Is eloping planning overwhelming you? I get it. Check here on the steps I tell my couples to take in order to create a day that feels true to them. Hint: there is no dream that can't become a reality!
For Adirondack Mountain Elopement inspiration + elopement tips, check out below.
most couples invest between $6k-9k
As an elopement photographer, I value the experience I provide my couples. I am so much more than just a photographer. Here's just a little insight of the experience and what's included in my packages.
unlimited guidance + ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE RESOURCES
Access to my incredible 90+ page elopement experience workbook, packing list, guest guide and more. My goal is to make your experience seamless and positive.
I'll help you create your perfect day, making sure you have a stress free day that you can stay present at. I have expertise in building true elopement timelines.
LOCATION SCOUTING + VENDOR RECOMMENDATIONS
AN ELOPEMENT EXPERT
I do hours of research to find you the perfect locations for your day and will help you find vendors so you can get your time back.
Having documented 90+ elopements, I know all the ins and outs of things you wouldn't have thought of - like how to pack your dress, deal with weather, prepare your guests, and a lot more.
all travel included
As long as I can get there by 2WD, then you don't have to worry about extra fees! Yep that includes gas, rentals, accommodation, food. One less thing you have to worry about!
A lot of my couples want seclusion and privacy, so they are excited to find out I am ordained and can sign their marriage papers - fo' free!