SIMPLE BEACH ELOPEMENT - $1,499
Our team is available to travel to nearby beaches throughout Central Florida including Cocoa Beach, Orlando's closest beach, and Gulf of Mexico beaches including Clearwater Beach and St Pete Beach.
YOUR ALL INCLUSIVE ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
Your Florida marriage license:
We will help you obtain your Florida marriage license in absentia, so that you don't have to go in person to get it!
We are the ONLY all-inclusive coordinator in Florida who offers this service free of charge to our clients (valued at $200)
If you are renewing vows and don't need a marriage license, we'll discount the $86 State license fee from the package price.
A fresh rose OR tropical bouquet and a matching boutonniere
A professional photographer for up to 90 minutes and all the digital photos (At least 75+ photos)
Bonus: Complimentary ceremony video!
Optional: You may add a circular arch decorated with faux flowers for an additional $250 or with FRESH flowers matching your bouquet for an additional $450.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Ceremonies are held near sunset. We are happy to research the best time for your date.
Our beach ceremonies are mostly held on Cocoa Beach, which is Orlando's closet beach and there is NO permit fee. However, we are available to travel to most Central Florida beaches including Ponce Inlet (Daytona Beach area), Jacksonville, Saint Augustine, Clearwater. Beach, St. Pete Beach and others. Just ask!
There is NO rain backup on the beach. Usually rains moves away quickly and we can wait it out. If the ceremony cannot be held on the beach due to rain, our team can go to your nearby location (hotel, home, etc.) and perform our services there. Some locations have covered picnic pavilions that can be use in case of rain. Contact us for details.
PRICING + PAYMENT TERMS
$1,499 price is for Central Florida beaches. Additional fees may apply to North and South Florida locations.
There are no permit fees on Cocoa Beach or Ponce Inlet (Daytona Beach area). However, please note that most West Coast beaches do require a permit, which is between $100 - $250. We'll help you obtain a beach permit if required :-).
A 50% nonrefundable retainer is required to book this package. The balance (package price minus the nonrefundable retainer) is due 2 months prior your wedding.
Please add 7% sales tax to package price.
Divide the retainer OR the full package price into 4 easy payments via AfterPay. Click here for details.
ALL THE DETAILS
WHICH BEACH IS THE CLOSEST ONE TO ORLANDO?
Cocoa Beach is the closest one to Orlando about 45 minutes to an hour away. If you are staying in the Disney area including Kissimmee, Davenport, or Clermont, it will take you about 1.5 hours or a little longer depending on where you are staying.
DO WE NEED A PERMIT TO GET MARRIED ON THE BEACH?
Cocoa Beach doesn't require a permit for intimate elopements. However, most West Coast beaches (Clearwater, St. Pete, etc.) do require that we apply for a beach permit fee (between $100-$250 depending on number of attendees). We'll help you obtain a permit fee if required, so you don't have to worry about that.
CAN YOU RECOMMEND A HOTEL ON COCOA BEACH?
DO YOU SERVICE OTHER BEACH LOCATIONS?
Yes, we do! Contact us with your location to find out if we can provide our services there.
HOW DOES EVERYTHING WORK?
Our clients tells us they cannot believe how simple and hassle-free the process was! This is how it works:
When you are ready to book your date with a signed agreement and your payment, choose a package, a wedding date and contact us to check availability.
Once we confirm availability for a date that works for you, we’ll prepare an electronic agreement and invoice to book your day.
As soon as you sign the electronic agreement and pay your retainer, we secure the venue, send you a step-by-step email with due dates and all the information you need to get ready for your day.
You are welcome to reach out via phone, text, or email, with any questions you may have throughout the entire process.
Two months prior your wedding, you will complete a short questionnaire we’ll send you to choose your flowers and tells us a bit about your ceremony preferences. Also, your final payment is due at that time.
The day of the ceremony, we’ll meet at the venue with flowers in hand ready for your ceremony! Yes, it’s that simple!
WHAT HAPPENS THE DAY OF THE CEREMONY?
Unlike a traditional wedding, elopements short and sweet informal ceremonies without all the complicated schedules of a traditional wedding. The couple arrives to the beach and discusses the ceremony briefly with the Officiant, the Officiant and Photographer direct any attendees and the ceremony starts. After the ceremony ends, you'll have fun with the photographer. Finally, about an hour later, you are off to celebrate any way they want to!
DO WE MEET UP IN PERSON TO DISCUSS OUR CEREMONY?
You will not meet your team until a few minutes prior the ceremony at the venue. The coordination included with our ceremony packages is all done via email, text, and phone. You’ll receive details, step-by-step, so that everything is taken care of before your ceremony.
CAN I SWITCH VENUES AFTER I BOOK MY ELOPEMENT?
No. When you book a package we pay a specific venue and/or team to hold a date for you and we don't get that money back. If you want to switch venues, you would have to pay a new retainer so that we can book the other venue. You CAN however, upgrade from a simple elopement to the Deluxe package, subject to availability.
HOW DOES THE MARRIAGE LICENSE BY MAIL WORKS?
Elope to Orlando is authorized with our local Clerk of the Courts to help our couples obtain a Florida marriage license in absentia ahead of time. This service is provided free of charge as an added value to our clients, however, it requires a few weeks advanced notice. This is how the process works:
The couple completes a special marriage license application that we give them
We take that application to our local Clerk of the Courts
The Clerk of the Courts will send us the couple's Florida marriage license for processing
The couple receive their license via email, and they need to sign the license in front of a Notary, then send it to us via postal mail.
We take the signed and notarized license back to the Clerk's Office and get it finalized and stamped, ready for their wedding!
The day of your wedding, we'll give the license to the Officiant. You don't have to do anything else!
WHERE DO I GET A FLORIDA MARRIAGE LICENSE IN PERSON?
You can get a Florida marriage license at any Florida Clerk of the Courts office. It's a simple and quick process and all you need is a valid ID. Click here to visit the Orlando Orange County Clerk of the Courts for marriage license application details. Click on the "Marriage License Requirements" option for details of what you'll need.
I LIVE IN ANOTHER STATE/COUNTRY. DO I NEED A MARRIAGE LICENSE FROM FLORIDA?
Yes, you do. To get married in Florida, you need a Florida marriage license regardless of where you live. Your marriage is valid anywhere in the United States and most countries, included the UK. You don't have to do anything else. After the wedding, you will receive a Certified Copy, which is your marriage certificate.
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHY?
The photographer starts taking photos when the ceremony starts and during the ceremony. After the ceremony, he/she will take you around the beach taking photos until his/her time is up. On average you can expect between 75-100 high resolution photos from your elopement experience.
CAN I BRING MY OWN OFFICIANT OR PHOTOGRAPHER?
No, sorry. Our company is owned and managed by a ceremony team with the purpose of providing our ceremony services. If you have your ceremony team, then you don't need us! ;-)
IS THE CEREMONY RELIGIOUS?
Our Officiants offer two options: Civil/Secular/NON Religious and a non-denominational Christian ceremony. The difference between the two is that the Secular ceremony has NO prayers and no mention of God and the non denominational Christian ceremony has prayers, mentions god, but is not related to any specific Christian denomination. We also offer gender-neutral ceremonies by request.
CAN I WRITE AND READ MY OWN VOWS?
Absolutely! Just make sure you include this information on your final questionnaire. ;-)
CAN I CHANGE THE OFFICIANT'S CEREMONY?
No, you cannot. Every Officiant has his/her own ceremony they've practiced for a long time and feel comfortable with. Ceremonies are usually written by the Officiant, to suit their unique personality and form of speak. Those are his/her "working tools" sort of speak. However, you can personalize the ceremony by writing and reading your own vows. You can also do a special reading for you or even a prayer during the ceremony. Just let us know and we'll be more than happy to accommodate those special requests for you.
DO YOU ARRANGE VOWS RENEWALS?
Yes, we do! All of our packages are suitable for vows renewal. They only difference is that you don't need a marriage license because you are already married.
CAN WE HAVE/BRING CAKE AND/OR CHAMPAGNE?
No. Your best option to make those arrangements with the restaurant you are having your after-ceremony celebration at.
CAN YOU ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION TO THE VENUE?
We don't arrange transportation. Most of our couples take an Uber to the venue or arrange a limo or car service with a local limo company. Just Google "Orlando Limo Service" for some suggestions.
CAN YOU RECOMMEND A STYLIST FOR HAIR AND MAKEUP?
Yes, we can. You will receive our preferred list after you book our services.
WHAT TYPE OF FLOWERS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?
You have the option between roses in natural colors OR a Tropical bouquet with florist's choice of flowers. You can find more details in our Blog here.
You can request a costume bouquet, however, be advised that this option will cost you at least $50-$100 more depending on your request. To give you an example, those big beautiful "boho" bouquets you see online are priced around $300 and up. If you want to request a costume bouquet, keep in mind that many inspiration photos found online are faux flowers or the flowers might be out of season.
CAN I HIRE OTHER CEREMONY VENDORS ON MY OWN?
That depends on the service they are hired for. Ceremony vendors outside of our team must be pre-approved by Elope to Orlando. They will be required to show liability insurance and meet specific guidelines established by Elope to Orlando and the venue
CAN I CUSTOMIZE/CHANGE/ADD TO THE PACKAGE?
We don’t offer additional services beyond what’s listed on the website. However, we'll be more than happy to help you find any other additional vendors or services you are hoping for.
WHAT ABOUT MUSIC?
You'll have only beautiful ocean wave sounds from the beach. ;-)
IS THERE A PLACE TO CHANGE INTO MY GOWN?
No. You need to arrive dressed and ready to start.
HOW IS THE WEATHER LIKE DURING MY CHOSEN DATE?
Click here and find your date to check out Orlando’s average temperatures and precipitation.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR FOR AN OUTDOOR WEDDING IN FLORIDA?
We believe that the best time of the year is between mid-October through mid-May. Late May through mid October is when we get the most rain and it's extremely hot and humid. Usually, we finally move away from the 90's around mid October. November and December is our best weather of the year with not much rain, low humidity and average temperatures in the 70's and sometimes even low 80's.
Our coolest month is usually February but our colds weather doesn't linger for too long.
Hurricane season is June through November, with August and September the wettest months and historically when most Tropical Storms impact Florida.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
Usually rain moves away quickly and we can wait it out. Unfortunately, there is no rain backup. Some locations have covered picnic pavilions you can rent for a small fee that can be used in case of rain. Contact us for details.
DO YOU OFFER ANY DISCOUNTS?
Our package is already discounted for elopements. Additional discounts are not possible.
HOW FAR OUT CAN I BOOK MY ELOPEMENT?
You can book our services up to a year out.
CAN I BOOK MY ELOPEMENT LAS MINUTE?
Absolutely! As long as our team and venue are available, we can make it happen with only a few weeks notice!
WE WANT TO ELOPE! HOW TO WE START?
The first step is to choose a wedding date and a venue/package. Once you are ready to secure the venue with a paid retainer, contact us to check the venue's availability and get started!