Elope in Virginia On Sunny lope Farm
Elope in Virginia On Sunny lope Farm

Are you considering an elopement package in Virginia?

On Sunny Slope Farm, we LOVE weddings. We think every day is a great day for a wedding! But not everyone dreams of a large wedding with hundreds of friends and family gathering for an entire day. 

Some people, people like you, want to elope and dream of a small, intimate wedding in a beautiful place. And they want an elopement for good reasons!

You want to elope in Virginia, and we want to host your elopement on Sunny Slope Farm.

You want a simple, meaningful, and memorable wedding ceremony all alone or with just a few friends and family gathered around you. You dream of a unique and romantic elopement in a beautiful and comfortable place. And we believe that it is beautiful and want to help couples to elope if that is there dream wedding.

Our elopement package in Virginia is perfect for couples like you who want to elope in a rustic-chic farm setting. Our wedding venue is close enough to Harrisonburg, Virginia, to make travel quick and in the country enough to hear the crickets, feel the cool mountain valley breezes and watch the beauty of the sunrise behind Massanutten Peak or set behind the Appalachian Mountains.

Virginia is for Lovers, and On Sunny Slope Farm in Rockingham County of the Shenandoah Valley is made for elopement packages in Virginia! We will host any wedding, from full-scale destination weddings for hundreds of people to smaller, more intimate elopements for just a few. So please, consider On Sunny Slope Farm if you plan on eloping. We can be ready for you in as little as an hour, or we are happy to help you plan over several months. It is your preference.

FAQ about elopement packages in Virginia and resources.

How much does it cost to elope in Virginia?

How affordable is it for elopement packages in Virginia? Did you know you can get married in Winchester Virginia for as low as $72.00, all combined…$30.00 for the marriage license, $39.00 (limited time discount) for the marriage ceremony and filing of the documents, and $3.00 to get your certified copy? It can all be done in less than 30 minutes, too. Not only is Winchester the most affordable place on the planet to get married, but it’s also the quickest.

Where can I elope in Virginia?

We think that On Sunny Slope Farm is a beautiful place for your elopement package in Virginia. But the truth is, there are so many beautiful places to elope in Virginia. You might be wondering what is so special about Virginia, but seriously – we have amazing locations across this beautiful state. If you love the ocean, beaches, forests, rivers, mountains, farmlands, wineries, lakes, waterfalls – you name it – it’s here in Virginia. The perfect spot to elope is just waiting for you here in Virginia, whether it’s a small quick elopement or a full-day adventure.


What is the average cost of an elopement?

According to Travel+Leisure, eloping packages can start as low as $799 for a small ceremony at bed and breakfast in Rochester, New York. However, the cost could also reach as high as $5,325 if you’re thinking about heading to the Bahamas. On Sunny Slope Farm, it will cost $2000.


What is an elopement package?

Once you’ve made the decision to elope, you probably want to do so quickly and with as little pre-planning as possible. An elopement package, which you’ll typically find offered by destination wedding venues around the world, includes everything you’ll need to tie the knot for one price legally. Your venue will handle the bulk of the logistics, and you’ll just have to show up on the big day. The efficiency of these elopement packages is a huge draw, especially since they do make planning your day as easy as possible. If you’re not sure if an elopement package is right for you, here are a few of the pros and cons to consider.


Can you get married on the same day in Virginia?

To apply for a Virginia Marriage License, visit a Circuit Court anywhere in the Commonwealth and complete a marriage license application. Marriage licenses are issued on-the-spot and can be used immediately. Virginia does not offer “courthouse weddings.” In some jurisdictions, you may have the option to be married by a Marriage Commissioner, but there are often restrictions on who may attend and what services are provided. Our Virginia Elopements™ wedding officiants have no limits; please visit the Virginia Marriage Services page for more details and pricing.

How much does it cost to get married in VA?

  • Virginia Marriage License Fee: $30.00.
  • The Clerk of the Circuit Court issues marriage licenses. A couple may go to any circuit court in Virginia to obtain this license.
  • Minimum Age: 16.
    • If a party is 16 or 17 years of age, a father, mother, or legal guardian must appear with valid photo identification.
    • The Clerk’s Office will provide a special affidavit for the parent’s signature.
  • Waiting Period: None.
  • License Validity: 60 Days.
  • Blood Test: Not Required.
  • Residency: Not Required.
  • Witnesses: There is no statutory requirement that witnesses be present at the marriage ceremony.


How do you elope?

When most people think of eloping, they think of running to Vegas for a drive-through, Elvis-themed wedding. That’s one way to go about it, but you don’t have to run off if you don’t want to. It might just be the two of you, or you might choose to invite your family or a couple of friends. The choice is yours. I knew a couple who eloped and simply called a few friends the same day to see if they wanted to join. It’s a risky move, and some people might be annoyed with you, but that goes for eloping in general, so you may consider it par for the course.


Where can you get married in one day?

Each state has different laws regarding getting married. One thing each state, including the District of Columbia, has in common is that they all require getting a marriage license. Some states are less restrictive than others. More than half of the states have no waiting times. Wisconsin has the longest waiting period—six days.


What is the difference between wedding and elopement?

While the technical definition of eloping is “running away,” it has a slightly more nuanced meaning in wedding parlance. Eloping means to get married without telling anyone, especially your parents. To elope may also suggest that you forgo a formal wedding and elope for the ceremony instead. In modern times, eloping does not necessarily mean running away, and some couples who choose to elope will inform their families before their ceremony (though not always invite them to attend).


Do you need witnesses to get married in Virginia?

The answer is NO; no witnesses need to be present at all. The only people required to be in attendance for your wedding are the two of you (the couple), and your officiant (me or another individual of your choosing who is authorized by the Commonwealth of Virginia to perform marriages).

Can a friend marry you in Virginia?

Romancers! I cannot tell you how many times my couples or readers ask me “I want my friend to marry us in Virginia, but it doesn’t seem possible, please tell me you have a solution.” Still, the bottom line here is that Harry (similar to Jeff), a licensed officiant, can help all you Virginia couples out that are looking to have a friend/family member that is not an ordained official, marry you!! Check it out:

How do you announce an elopement?

You’ll want to announce your elopement ASAP, but you need to time it perfectly. If someone is stressed out about work or in a bad mood, it’s probably not the best time to share the news of your nuptials. We recommend organizing a small gathering or dinner party when everyone is in good spirits to make the announcement and celebrate.


Is elopement a good idea?

Some girls spend their entire lives dreaming of the perfect white lace bridal gown that they’ll don in front of all of their loved ones while toasting signature cocktails and dancing the night away to a live jazz band. Other girls…. don’t. If there’s one thing that any bride-to-be can tell you, it’s that planning a wedding is no joke: There are dresses to buy, desserts to taste, colors to coordinate, and mothers-in-law to please. Does your high school friend get a plus one? How are you going to accommodate your aunt’s dietary restrictions? Should you risk it and get hitched outside in November? Guys, it’s a lot. We get it. You want something simple, low-key, and relaxing. Enter: eloping. This perfect under-the-radar option has long appealed to brides- and grooms-to-be that are hoping to say “I do” in an intimate and romantic setting. To help you decide if that’s the right path for you and your fiancé, we’ve compiled a list of the best things to consider when planning your big (or small) day!


What should I wear to elope?

Elopements are often associated with casual or informal. In some ways, we can understand why. Since you’re celebrating with so few guests, you’re like planning for a small gathering, not a full-blown event. While this can certainly be true—even large-scale events can feel low-key—it isn’t necessarily the rule. We’ve seen plenty of upscale, larger-than-life elopements with the tiniest number of attendees. The gist? A more intimate celebration can still feel incredibly luxe.


How much is it to elope?

Elopements can come in all shapes, sizes, and of course, budgets. There is certainly no one right way to have an elopement, especially considering all the options there are for venues, entertainment, photoshoot opportunities, and sight-seeing that you can incorporate right into the celebration. The bulk of an elopement package, which will typically run anywhere between $2000 and $5000, is in the hotel accommodations and professional photography.

How long after elopement should you have reception?

A wedding is a joining of two people. However, it can be much more meaningful than just two people declaring their love for each other. It’s also about two families (hopefully) joining together in celebration of the couple. In the modern era, weddings are increasingly about the couple, which is why many choose to elope: to have their dream wedding. That said, a post-elopement reception is often more about celebrating your marriage with those you care about and letting them enjoy this moment too. 


How do you elope without an upset family?

The word “elope” technically means to “run off secretly to be married, usually without the consent or knowledge of one’s parents.” Today, however, it generally means getting married as a consenting adult with a witness and an officiant in attendance. You might prefer the original definition and choose to surprise everybody with the good news AFTER your elopement. However, it’s always a good idea to let those you love (especially your parents, if you’re close to them) know about your plans BEFOREHAND so they can feel as much a part of it as possible. They might not be able to be there, but knowing it’s happening might be good enough to keep them (and you!) happy.

How many guests can you have at an elopement?

Although the old-school way to elope is to head off somewhere in secrecy and roll back into town sporting a wedding ring, many modern couples who elope will invite a few friends or their parents and siblings to come to the ceremony. It’s okay if you want to ask a select crowd to attend your wedding—especially if you’re choosing to get married in a tropical location or another beautiful destination that you’d like to share with your closest friends and family. In fact, many couples will elect to have their wedding be the kick-off to a vacation with the whole crew. However, if you do decide to invite people to your wedding, it’s best to keep it small. Remember the reason why you are likely choosing to elope: you want the ceremony to be more about the two of you and less about the big hoopla of a modern wedding.


Is it bad to elope?

If you’re knee-deep in wedding planning and feeling stressed out or frazzled from juggling all of the decisions, you may be thinking, “Maybe we should just elope!” You might be considering an elopement to avoid all the stress of planning your big day, but at the end of the day, you need to ask yourself, is eloping for you?