A few weeks ago, I shared a blog post that spilled the details about my favorite places for elopements along Lake Superior. Today, I’m bringing you my favorite destinations for elopements in the Midwest. And, in case you haven’t had a chance to read the blog post about Lake Superior elopements, the Midwest is absolutely a place to have a destination elopement. Believe it or not, we are not just corn fields and cows. There are some pretty spectacular places that you should consider for your elopement.

Devil's Lake State Park

Devil’s Lake State Park is located just outside of Wisconsin’s iconic Wisconsin Dells. It has amazing hiking around the lake and the bluffs surrounding it. The trails that go through the park are part of the Ice Age Trail, a recently named National Scenic Trail that spans 1,200 entirely in the State of Wisconsin. This is part of Wisconsin’s driftless region where the last glacier didn’t quite reach. The result is a breathtaking landscape that you won’t want to leave off of your list of choices for a midwest elopement.

Devil's Lake has many iconic views and there are less popular parts of the park that are just as beautiful!

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Along the shores of Lake Michigan, a newly named national lakeshore is a fantastic place to host your elopement. For couples who are looking for a beachy vibe with a Great Lake in the background, this destination is bound to be the right fit. While the sand dunes are a feature of the park, there are other areas that provide beautiful views from bluffs overlooking the lake. Don’t sleep on the chance to get married here!

Couple poses in front of the St. Croix River in Interstate State Park

Interstate State Park

Interstate State Park is a fantastic option for couples who want the convenience of being close to a big city (this is about an hour from the Twin Cities) with the option to feel secluded in the State Park that actually exists in Wisconsin and Minnesota. I may be biased, but the Wisconsin side isn’t quite as busy and has better scenery that overlooks the St. Croix River. Take a short hike to the steep cliffs along the river for an epic backdrop for your wedding ceremony. Taylors Falls, Minnesota is a super cute town that provides many activities that you can incorporate into your day.

Wisconsin is home to thousands of miles of hiking trails and they are great options for your elopement lcoation!

Door County

With many state parks and islands in Door County, the possibilities are endless for an elopement. From beaches to hiking trails, you won’t be sad that you decided to get away to Wisconsin’s peninsula for your nuptials. Some parts of the region are designated as dark sky viewing sites, making for some unique options for nighttime photography during your elopement. 

Gorgeous sunset in Door County