How to plan an Elopement in the Dolomites

Throw yourself behind the traditions and plan your elopement on a budget in the Dolomites UNESCO Heritage.

By now, it is well known how couples who want to get married are tired of planning a gigantic wedding or even simply entertaining guests in the proper way.

As destination wedding planners in the Dolomites and Italy, we have noticed how this phenomenon has grown in recent years.
Therefore, the needs of most of our clients have changed.

A couple wishing to plan an elopement in the Dolomites is escaping what is conventional.
So what is better than an exchange of vows between mountains?

In the Dolomites, moreover, some town hall Mayors have given their consent to celebrate an outdoor civil wedding.
If, on the other hand, you do not want to be involved in the bureaucracy of the civil wedding, we can plan with your professional wedding celebrant the structure of the rite that best suits your needs.

We will schedule a private meeting with your celebrant, who will agree with you on the structure of the rite.
You can include part of your story, passages from the Christian and Jewish holy scriptures, and cultic gestures belonging to Buddhist culture.

We will also be the ones to suggest the breathtaking locations for your elopement in the Dolomites.
Following the most sought-after location for your wedding:

Best Wedding locations to Elope in the Dolomites

As experienced local wedding planners in the Dolomites and Südtirol, we know a lot of incredible locations and venues for a charming elopement in the Alps and the dolomites.

We will be happy to propose you the most beautiful experience you can plan here.

Please have a look at the most sought-after location in the Dolomites in the Province of South Tyrol as follows.

Braies Lake – Pragser Wildsee

a couple running on a dock at lake Braies

In summer, Lake Braies is emerald in color and in winter it is covered by a blanket of ice and snow. 

This iconic place in the Dolomites leaves even those who admire it from photos on social media breathless.

It is necessary to warn our couples that in the summer time this place is very crowded therefore it is recommended to plan an elopement at Lake Braies in the autumn period.

The colors of Lake Braies in autumn are wonderful.

It is also possible to rent the entire pier for your shooting.
It will of course also be possible to rent two boats. One for you and one for your photographer.


A newlywed couple is hugging each other after a wedding ceremony on Seceda in the Dolomites.

Seceda is one of the most fascinating views in the Dolomites, and its ridgeline is easily recognizable with its shark’s fin-shaped peaks with grass on one side and dramatic rock faces on the other.

Seceda is easily reached by ski lift from Ortisei in Val Gardena (Grodner Tal) or by a one-hour hike from the Col Raiser lift from Santa Cristina.
This beautiful peak is now a popular destination for tourists, so if you go during the peak season you should expect tourists to be there.

However, if you take the first ride of gondola at some of the viewpoints there will be no one to disturb you and you can enjoy your ceremony in one of the most beautiful places in the dolomites.

Another interesting idea may be to arrive at the summit at dawn, when the sun rises just behind the peaks.
To do this you will have to hike 3-4 hours in the dark or stay overnight in one of the huts and walk for about 2 hours.

Cadini di Misurina

A couple gettin shooted on Drei Zinnen duirng their wedding in the dolomites.

The Cadini di Misurina are easily reachable with a helicopter, and as you wedding planner on the dolomites it takes us 5 minute to organize your trip up there to get stunning pictures.

This is a mountain group between Val D’Ansiei to the south, Val Longeres and the lake of the same name to the west, and Val Marzon and Valon de Lavaredo the east.

It is one of the least extensive and morphologically distinctive groups, with a wealth of spires, chimneys, peaks, and rock conformations created by weathering.

It is attached to the north to the Three Peaks of Lavaredo, and in the splendid landscape that also includes laterally, Lake Misurina is the more northerly Lake D’Antomo.

The Col de Varda refuge on the hill of the same name can also be reached by cable car from Lake Misurina. Then, following the Bonacossa route and passing Forcella Misurina and Forcella del Diavolo, one arrives at the Fonda Savio refuge after Passo dei Tocci.

The Fonda Savio refuge is wonderfully at the foot of one of the Wundt’s towers, which then develops northwest to Cime Ciadin dei Tocci. Continuing the Bonacossa trail, you walk on the ridge of Le Ciampedele, the northernmost mountain, that is the last before the Three Peaks.
In front of Le Ciampedele in the valley of the same name, a striking path separates the mountain from the Cimon di Croda Liscia and the more rugged and wild Siorpaes.

From the Fonda Savio refuge also starts the Durissini trail that passes the Cimon di Croda Liscia and skirts the Cadin di San Lucano, the highest point of the group.

The Città di Carpi refuge can be reached from the Col de Varda or Misurina refuge via Forcella del Diavolo and Forcella de la Neve, passing between Cima Ciadin de la Neve and Cima Cadin di San Lucano. Along the road along the Ansiei between Auronzo and Misurina there are three other alternative paths to access it.

Funes Valley – Vilnosstal

A newlywed couple is walking during an elopement wedding in the Dolomites.

Many people come across this place after seeing photos of the Church of St. John in Ranui.

The little church of St. John in Ranui is part of the enclosed Ranui Hof farm and stands out gracefully in the meadows surrounding the farm. The little Church in Ranui, in the heart of the beautiful Dolomite alpine landscape, is certainly one of the most photographed subjects in South Tyrol.

There is no hiker who is not captivated by the baroque chapel dedicated to St. John with its onion-shaped bell tower jutting proudly toward the Odle peaks.

Many couples cannot resist the charm of this church and the backdrop behind it.
In this private grounds, it is possible to celebrate a Catholic rite or symbolic ceremony outside the church walls.