Big Sur Micro Wedding, Elopement & Minimony

Because Big Sur and the Carmel coast are ideally suited to smaller events, a Big Sur micro wedding, elopement or minimony have always been amongst our favorites. That is to say for a wedding with rugged natural beauty, Big Sur is hard to beat.  And with accommodations ranging from camping to glamping to luxury with full spa services, you’re covered here!

Big Sur is a small town situated in the heart of the California’s central coast about 2 1/2 hours south of San Francisco. And so, it is iconic California on every level. Consequently, if you’ve seen just one copy of Sunset Magazine photography over the past 50 years, you’ll immediately recognize the central coast jewels of Big Sur, Carmel, and Monterey.

From the rugged coastline of Big Sur, to the legendary links of Pebble Beach, to the farms and vineyards of Carmel Valley, to the serene redwoods of Julia Pfeiffer-Burns State Park, certainly California’s Central Big Sur Coast is always near the top of the list when it comes to micro weddings.

Just give plenty of advance notice when booking because the town is small and services are limited.

Here are some of the places that work seamlessly with couples eloping to Big Sur

Warm and woodsy Ventana is perched atop the Pacific ocean and can accommodate smaller weddings, intimate weddings, and welcome elopement photography. Their luxury Big Sur micro wedding venue offers everything you need for an all-inclusive wedding with incredible dining, world class views, and luxury accommodation.

Further up the coast, Carmel Valley weddings are the warmest of the Big Sur, Carmel, and Monterey weddings because of their distance from the cool Pacific breezes. Bernardus Lodge weddings offer all-inclusive wedding accommodation, wedding ceremony, wedding reception, and micro wedding options for the discerning couple who place priority on great food and great wine for their wedding reception.

If you’re looking for a redwoods micro wedding on an exclusive nature preserve in the heart of Carmel, Santa Lucia preserve is a perfect option. Set in a private community, your Santa Lucia preserve wedding can take place in several beautiful natural locations with your Santa Lucia wedding reception held in the rustic luxury of their lodge.

A Big Sur micro wedding is right for you if you like:

  • Coastal sunsets
  • A secluded escape into nature
  • Dreamy getaway
Your package will always include:
  • Stunning professional photography
  • Online web gallery of images to share with family and friends
  • An officiant to oversee your vows
  • Access to our handpicked vendors in and around Big Sur
  • Location consulting to help you choose the location that is best for you
  • Flowers for the two of you – either bouquets, boutonnieres or a combination
  • Wedding cake
  • Amplified music for your ceremony
  • Concierge services to help arrange lodging accommodations, services and more
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Micro wedding inspiration from previous couples

Featured Locations

We plan micro weddings, minimonies and elopements throughout Northern California. Check out some of the other locations we love to plan weddings at.

Gorgeous sandy beaches, rustic redwood forests, amazing wineries, and an awesome boardwalk.

Culinary capital, world-class accommodations, with both quirky and luxurious micro wedding venues.

Down to earth wineries, wild coastlines and redwood forests.

Iconic settings, redwood forests, unforgettable coastlines and waterfalls.

Epic coastline, redwood groves, extraordinary vineyards, and rich history.

Lake Tahoe micro wedding

Snow capped mountains, cobalt blue lake and alpine forests.

napa micro wedding

Romantic and luxurious aesthetic, lush vineyards and historic wineries, and quiet oak woodlands

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