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7 Elopement Activities for the Adventurous on the East Coast

Eloping on the East Coast is a great idea because there are so many different options to choose from in terms of locations, activities, and amenities. You can explore the beautiful beaches, the quaint towns, and cities, or the rolling hills of the Appalachians. Adding fun activities to your elopement can make it even more special and memorable. Whether it's horseback riding or simply stargazing, there are plenty of activities to make your elopement day even more exciting. Having a fun activity will make a memorable day even more memorable and will make for great photos. Your special activity on your elopement day will be awesome, no matter what you decide to do. Here are 7 elopement activities for you to consider.


The Poconos provides the perfect location to accommodate all of the below activities. If you would like to explore having a Pocono elopement, you can do that here on our blog Where to elope in the Poconos.



East Coast Elopement
Kasie Romagno Photo


1. Stargazing - Spend a romantic evening together looking up at the night sky.



East Coast Elopement
Robert Paetz Photography

Taking in the night sky with your partner is a magical experience. Lay down a comfy blanket, grab a warm cup of tea or hot chocolate, and gaze up into the beautiful night sky. On a clear night, you can admire the stars, constellations, and planets, and maybe even spot a shooting star! If you're feeling adventurous, grab a flashlight and set out on a romantic walk across a mountaintop with the night sky as your backdrop. The stars will twinkle and dance above you as you explore and make memories together.


Just outside of Coudersport, Pennsylvania, you’ll find star-spangled Cherry Springs State Park which is consistently rated one of the 7 best places on the planet for stargazing. For more info about eloping at Cherry Springs State Park click here.



2. Sunrise/Sunset Picnic - Pack a romantic picnic and watch the sun come up or go down together.



East Coast Elopement
Kasie Romagno Photo

What an amazing way to start or end your day! For a sunrise elopement, why not pack a few of your favorite breakfast items in a basket and find a spot in nature to watch the sunrise while you eat? For a sunset elopement, you could you can make your favorite drinks and have a sip while watching the sunset. If you’re looking for a unique photo spot after the sun goes down, you could create a candlelit scene with lanterns or get a light teepee for some amazing photos.



3. Campfire - Build a campfire and roast marshmallows or make s'mores.



East Coast Elopement
Elena Popa Photography

Cuddling by the campfire with a cozy blanket is a great way to relax and enjoy nature. Roasting marshmallows with your partner is a fun activity for couples, as it allows you to create fun memories together. Having your first dance by the light of the campfire is a romantic and memorable way to start your marriage and would make for some great photos.



4. Archery - Be adventurous, set up a target, and take a shot!



East Coast Elopement
Lina & Tom Photography

After the festivities, why not try something fun and active like archery? It's a great way to test your skills and coordination, and you can even make it a competition to see who can get the most bullseyes!


A great place to elope where you can partake in fun camp activities like archery is The Poconos Camp Wedding Center in North East Pennsylvania. To check out more about this fun 100-plus acre elopement or intimate wedding space, click here.



5. Hiking- Mountaintop vows are always a bonus of this activity.



East Coast Elopement
Kasie Romagno Photo

There are so many incredible hiking locations in the Pocono Mountains. Whether you are looking for a quicker walk in the woods with some vows near a river or lake, or your looking for a more difficult hike with large mountain views we are here to help guide you to the perfect trail.


Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall there is a perfect hike for all seasons. Check out one of our favorite hiking elopements here!



6. Canoeing - Take a romantic paddle in a kayak or canoe and enjoy the beauty of nature.




East Coast Elopement
Laura Muus


Canoeing on a lake or river can be a great way to get beautiful photos to remember your special day. If you are looking for a tranquil setting, a lake may be the best option for you. However, if you want some adventure, a river may be more exciting. Make sure to plan your route and check the weather before you go, and be sure to bring all the necessary safety gear, such as life vests and whistles.



7. Ice Skating - East Coast Elopements can happen in the winter too!



East Coast Elopement
Kasie Romagno Photo

Ice skating can be a fun and romantic activity to do especially if it is something familiar to you already, or if you are wanting to try something new for your elopement day! This elopement took place at an airbnb in New Hampshire with this little private ice skating rink and was so special for this couple that already loved ice skating together.



Why add an activity to your elopement?


East Coast Elopement
Kasie Romagno Photo

Adding a fun activity to your elopement is a great way to make your special day even more memorable! Activities can help to bring out the joy and excitement of the moment, and provide a fun way for you and your partner to connect and enjoy each other's company. All of our elopement packages include planning so we can help find the best activity for you. For more info on us and what we can offer please reach out here!

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