Switzerland

Elope To Switzerland

Considering eloping to Switzerland ? You'll find everything there is to know about planning an Elopement in Switzerland right here... 

If scenery and adventure plays a big factor in deciding your Elopement wedding destination then you won’t be disappointed by Switzerland. Famous for its mountain peaks and alpine lakes, this beautiful country offers incredible settings for a once in a lifetime experience.

On this dedicated page, we’ll show you what your Elopement could look like and list some popular areas in Switzerland for enjoying great scenery and marking such a special moment between the two of you.

To help start planning your Elopement, we’ve listed our trusted Switzerland vendors (including talented photographers and planners) who can guide you further with their expert knowledge.

Read on to view the best places to Elope in Switzerland and find great Elopement wedding vendors who can help you plan it all –

Elopement Vendors in Switzerland

What kind of Elopement is right for you ?

Depending on the type of Elopement you are looking to create, Switzerland has a variety of options.

How does an intimate ceremony by the lake sound ? Or an adventurous hike to a mountain cliff edge ?

These are all possible in many different areas of the country. So with the help and specialist knowledge of our partners at Elope in Switzerland we’ve create a guide on amazing locations to elope to.

Let’s take a look at different regions in Switzerland and find out what they have to offer:

Bernese Highlands (Berner Oberland)

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Bernese Highlands (Berner Oberland)

  • South of the Swiss capital of Bern, the Bernese Highlands is one of the most popular regions in the country.
  • Home to the Valley of 72 waterfalls – Witness waterfalls as high as 400m come thundering down from the vertical cliff faces creating a unique backdrop for your Elopement ceremony.
  • Great public transport links in this region mean you can get around and visit places of interest with ease.
  • Visit Europe’s highest-altitude railway station in Jungfraujoch to enjoy a mountainous view from 3,466 metres above sea level.

Vaud and Surroundings

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Vaud and Surroundings

  • Ideal for wine enthusiasts – spoilt for choice with vineyards and locally produced wine.
  • Riviera vibes on the shores of Lake Leman.
  • Mountain hiking paths provide incredible views reaching as far as France.
  • Romantic towns and villages.

Appenzell

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Appenzell

  • Ideal for adventurers and those who love a good hike !
  • Good food, cosy cottages and untouched landscapes.
  • Dramatic views at its finest – steep vertical cliffs and expansive mountain lakes – providing an epic backdrop for your Elopement.
  • Charming and authentic region – not for those who wish to be pampered in luxury.

Lucerne

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Lucerne

  • Panoramic mountain views.
  • Modern comforts and rich culture.
  • Medieval architecture in the town of Lucerne. 
  • Beautiful town, lake and mountain range – Lucerne has it all.

Glarus and St Gallen

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Glarus and St Gallen

  • Classic Switzerland scenery.
  • Close to the Zurich airport.
  • Popular hiking trails and hidden mountain lakes.
  • Great areas if you are short for time – 1 hour drive from Zurich.

Ticino

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Ticino

  • Elopement destination with a Mediterranean twist.
  • Ticino is the most southernly region of Switzerland
  • Terrain and setting very much resembling its neighbouring country, Italy.
  • Alpine peaks and deep, blue lakes.
  • Palm tree lined lakes.
  • The shores of Lago Maggiore or Lago di Lugano are top spots for Elopement ceremonies.

Valais

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Valais

  • Perfect for Autumn lovers.
  • Diverse landscape.
  • High-altitude glaciers and alpine mountains.
  • Sun-kissed orchards in the Rhone valley.
  • In October the valley turns golden.
  • Home to the pyramid shaped Matterhorn mountain – believed to be the inspiration for the shape of the famous Toblerone Swiss chocolate bar.

Uri

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Uri

  • Scenic winding roads
  • Wild and rugged quality.
  • Lots of things to see here including glacier lakes, gushing waterfalls and deep valleys.
  • Stay at the famous 5 Star luxury hotel Chedi Andermatt.

Canton of Grisons (Graubünden)

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Canton of Grisons (Graubünden)

  • For those who have the time to explore and wish to be completely immersed in nature.
  • The largest region in Switzerland
  • Boasts large valleys over beautiful mountain lakes.
  • Unspoilt nature and a great choice for those who find nature soothing to the soul.

Neuchatel

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Neuchatel

  • Local culture in panoramic settings.
  • A beautiful town steeped in history.
  • Town overlooks the beautiful Neuchatel lake.
  • Scenic hikes.
  • Dine at French farmhouse restaurants in the mountains.

Zurich and Surroundings

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Zurich and Surroundings

  • For those who wish to elope city-break style.
  • Vibrant city surroundings – lively and stylish.
  • Top tourist destination.
  • Next to Lake Zurich

Elopement Planners in Switzerland

Page Credits

We’d like to thank Elope in Switzerland for their expert knowledge in this field and for allowing us to use this information to create a dedicated page on our Elopement Wedding Planner website.

We’d also like to thank Isabel Nao for allowing us to publish her stunning Switzerland photography to showcase these incredible eloping destinations.