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4 Remarkable Places To Elope In And Around Madison, Wisconsin.

March 8, 2022

Elope in Madison Wi in these amazing locations!

An epic adventure elopement doesn’t have to involve scaling cliffs, trekking through the wilderness, or flying halfway around the world (though it absolutely can and we’re here for it). The beauty of eloping lies in the absolute freedom to do whatever you and your partner see fit.

Today, we’re sharing our favorite elopement locations in a city that’s close to our heart (and home). Madison, Wisconsin is an elopement gem for couples who prefer city parks and sidewalks to rugged mountain trails. But of course, Madison’s not without some great little slices of nature. 

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Whether you’re a local couple looking to elope closer to home, or out-of-towners eager to discover a new city, Madison should be at the top of your list. Here are some of our favorite spots for elopements:

Gates of Heaven

This stunning former Synagogue is a local landmark in Madison’s James Madison Park. This quaint space features huge arched windows, wood floors, and beautiful wood-carved accents to backdrop a romantic and intimate ceremony.

Though there’s room to seat up to 98 people, it’s snug enough to make even the smallest elopement feel cozy. In one direction, you’re steps away from the lakeshore. In the other direction, you’re steps away from the state Capital, making this a perfect spot for a wealth of photo opportunities. Here’s what a Gates of Heaven elopement can look like. Another STUNNING elopement you need to see!


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Madison Capitol Building

The Madison Capitol Building is the perfect location for couples seeking a truly classical style in their elopement. The Capitol Rotunda features several stories of green marble columns and intricate mosaics. Marble staircases and wooden accents make for a more sophisticated and formal elopement backdrop. Step outside for more opportunities on grand steps leading to the entrance or in the surrounding park grounds. Keep in mind you’ll need a permit for this one.

Take a look at this stunning Capitol elopement.

Judge’s Chambers

Believe it or not, some of Madison’s judges have beautiful office chambers available for use as elopement locations. Within Madison’s Capitol Building, the Judge’s Chambers are the perfect stately backdrop to an extra intimate elopement. Check out this elopement we captured here


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Devil’s Lake

Of course, we can’t do a whole list of elopement locations without mentioning at least one outdoor adventure. Devil’s Lake is one of the most iconic natural locations in all of Wisconsin. Have a quiet picnic on the bluffs before or after your ceremony as just the two of you or invite a group of friends and family to celebrate by the water. There are even building rentals for those wanting to host a rad dance party.

We know holding events in nature can come with the additional stress of ensuring to leave the environment how you found it. As certified Leave-No-Trace photographers, rest assured you can enjoy your day in the most ethical way possible.

Don’t forget to snag a permit for this venue! This is what your elopement here could look like. And here!


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Where to stay

Mansion Hill Inn

A sophisticated boutique hotel with a warm atmosphere, charming rooms, and a truly epic honeymoon suite. Check it out here!

Governors Mansion Inn

A historic boutique hotel also on Madison’s Mansion Hill only a short walk away from great food and shopping. Check it out here.

AC Hotel 

As one of Madison’s newer hotels, this spot features elegantly modern rooms and Eno Vino, a wine bar and bistro overlooking the Capitol. Check it out here!

Go with an Airbnb

We have plenty of recommendations for great Airbnbs in the area. Get in touch to see what we’d suggest!

Camping near Devils Lake 

Thinking about roughing it? Here are some cool camping spots near Devil’s Lake.

Let’s make some memories!

No matter where you’re looking to elope, you’re going to need some super rad photographers to capture the magic of the moment. With over a decade of professional experience, we’re elopement photography experts and will do everything we can to help you make your day memorable. Rest assured you’ll have plenty of rad photos to document the first of your many epic adventures together.

As industry professionals, we’ve seen it all. We want to leave you with one piece of advice: do what feels right for you. This is a day to celebrate your relationship, to commit yourselves to one another, to usher in a new chapter of your life alongside your person. It’s “your day” for a reason, and that’s to enjoy it exactly how you’d like.


Ready to elope in Madison Wisconsin and have us as your Rad Photographers??

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