Say “I Do” and Save: California B&Bs Offer Romantic Elopement Packages

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Looking for a romantic but inexpensive way to tie the knot? Several bed and breakfast inns in California offer elopement and small wedding packages to save couples the time, money and the hassle of planning a wedding. Plus, the honeymoon accommodations are often included in the package price. Several packages are listed below. To search for more inns and package details, visit http://www.cabbi.com.

Looking for a romantic but inexpensive way to tie the knot? Several bed and breakfast inns in California offer elopement and small wedding packages to save couples the time, money and the hassle of planning a wedding. Plus, the honeymoon accommodations are often included in the package price. Several packages are listed below. To search for more inns and package details, visit http://www.cabbi.com.

For a fantasy elopement at the Simpson House Inn in Santa Barbara, choose a room at the only AAA rated Five Diamond bed and breakfast in North America. The Simpson House Inn elopement package takes care of all of the details including the officiate, wedding license appointment, bouquet and boutonniere, live music, a photo CD, wedding cake and champagne with keepsake crystal flutes. The elopement package is available Sunday through Thursday for $1,395 plus tax a night. Two nights are required. Additional rates and days are available.

Napa’s 1801 First is an inviting romantic retreat, blending classical architecture with sophisticated décor. 1801 First’s Elopement Package includes two nights’ accommodations, daily gourmet breakfast and evening wine and hors d’oeuvres, on-site ceremony with an officiate, bridal bouquet and boutonniere, a cake and champagne toast for up to six, a professional photographer, and a 50-minute in-suite couple’s massage. The package price is $3,000, plus tax. Elopements are hosted Sunday through Thursday.

For an intimate, romantic elopement in the heart of wine country, let The Honor Mansion in Healdsburg take care of every detail. The Honor Mansion’s exclusive elopement package includes: lodging in a luxurious suite, seasonal flowers, an ordained minister, cake for up to four, a professional photographer, keepsake album with pictures, appetizer reception, sparkling wine, a romantic rose petal candlelight turndown for your wedding night and a cozy in-room breakfast the next morning. The packages are for two to four nights, ranging from $3,000 to $4,400, taxes included.

Say ‘I do’ amid majestic cedars and pines at the McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn near Yosemite. The inn specializes in elopements and small weddings up to 15 people, with packages ranging from $495 to $1,195. Their “Just for the Two” package includes a wedding consultant, minister, ceremony and a champagne toast. The “Wedding and Honeymoon” package includes all of the above plus a rose bouquet, boutonnière and two nights' lodging with a gourmet breakfast, wine and appetizers. Also ask about the “Dreams Come True” package, which includes a ceremony for up to 15 people, custom engraved champagne flutes and a cake.

Overlooking the Monterey Bay, the Martine Inn offers an intimate elopement package. The package includes a small wedding cake and a bottle of champagne or sparkling cider. The inn’s wedding coordinator will also assist with contacting an officiate based on your preferences. The elopement fee is $250; additional charges apply for other services. Arrangements must include the reservation of a room of your choice.

Whether you exchange vows under a canopy of oak trees, on the piazza, in the garden, or in the parlor in front of the fireplace, the Inn at Locke House will create a memorable wedding. The inn’s elopement package includes officiate, bouquet and boutonnière, petite bridal cake and champagne toast. Wedding packages include the inn's romantic three-level suite for the wedding night, rooms for guests, tables/chairs/linens, luminaries, rehearsal gathering with light refreshments, and the option to invite guests for the day after breakfast and gift opening.

Looking for classic elegance and timeless beauty? Just a short stroll from downtown Napa, Churchill Manor is a meticulously restored three-story mansion offering spacious parlors and ten luxurious guestrooms. A sweeping veranda surrounds the mansion, overlooking an acre of trees and gardens. Churchill Manor offers elopements for the just the wedding couple or up to 25 guests, sit-down dinner weddings up to 50, and buffet dinners with dancing for up to 150. The innkeepers have hosted over 1,000 weddings!

With gracious hospitality and old world charm, the Groveland Hotel near Yosemite offers an ideal site for weddings, elopements, receptions and rehearsal dinners. The inn can accommodate up to 50 guests for interior gatherings and up to 80 guests in their garden courtyard. The menus are expertly prepared and the wine list includes nearly 600 labels. The restaurant has received the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence 11 years in a row. From lodging to flowers to ceremony and reception, the Groveland Hotel can assist with nearly every aspect of your wedding.

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