The definition of elopement is to run away secretly and marry usually without parental consent. There are still many of us who recall the "A Summer Place" scene of the young "in love" (and expecting) couple running off hand-in-hand to be married. But, that's simply not the case anymore. Today, the term elope has evolved with the times and describes any small and uncomplicated wedding. And, there may or not be spontaneity, as once was associated with eloping. Millennials are defining the new elopements with the now popular "pop-up weddings". A wedding planner is typically involved that pulls it all together-officiate, flowers, music, etc. and the couple simply shows up alone or with a small entourage of their dearest family members and friends. It is a no fuss but memorable and romantic event. Based on the budget, it can be as simple or as extravagant as the couple desires.
The Stanley House mansion is a grand backdrop for an intimate mini-wedding. Although we have hosted elopements for casually-attired couples, the majority of our couples are formally dressed. A beautiful wedding gown is not out of place for the Stanley House bride. The Stanley House elopement packages are all-inclusive without the stress or cost of a larger wedding. Check out our packages on the Elopement page of this website!