Known as America's first seaside resort town, Cape May is bursting with history, breathtaking ocean landscapes, and a lively downtown scene that would draw anyone to this charming little beach town. For this same reason, it's an ideal location to host your private elopement or intimate wedding. Whether the ocean waves call your name or the picturesque Victorian style b&bs are more your cup of tea, there's something for everyone here.
So say you're engaged and considering an elopement on the beach, this could definitely be the spot for you! To get you started, below we've included a brief elopement itinerary and timeline that maps out a romantic adventure, perfect for couples looking to experience their wedding day privately, without any guests.
4:00pm - 5:00pm Getting Ready + First Look
5:30pm - 6:00pm Vow Exchange
6:00pm - 7:30pm Celebratory Picnic + Sunset
Cottage at The Chalfonte Hotel
Cape May, NJ 08204
- Higbee Beach
Cape May, NJ 08204
If you're looking for some fun activities to add onto your Cape May elopement weekend or are simply visiting during a traveling holiday, here are our favorite things to see and do in Cape May:
Things To See and Do in Cape May
Go to the Beach anywhere along Beach Ave
Explore Cape May Point State Park
Bring your dog to Higbee Beach
Watch the sunset & see a Shipwreck at Sunset Beach
Get a Tattoo at Perigee Moon (book in advance)
Shop & Dine on Washington Street
Night at Wildwood Boardwalk
Stay at Lokal Boutique Hotel or Boarding House Cape May
Sara's Fave Food Spots: Beach Plum Farm, Rusty Nail, Taco Caballito Tequeleria, Elaine's, Big Wave Burrito, Harbor View, Peace Pie, Cape May Brewery
All of the florals for this elopement were done by none other than, Sea Blossoms, our favorite local florist duo, Jamie (the bride!) and Meg. They always work flower MAGIC with creative and unique floral bouquets, displays and much more!
After exchanging your vows, we highly suggest hiring someone to create a romantic tablescape along the beach, complete with bubbly, charcuterie, and a mini cake for you two to share as the sun sets!
Or if you're simply enjoying a weekend holiday to Cape May, treat yourself to a cozy setup just like this! It's the perfect experience for birthdays, anniversaries, and bach trips too! This gorgeous boho beach setup was done by Picnic Perfect LBI!
Jamie and Mike's Elopement Highlight Film
The Team Behind the Lens
Photography & Video: Sara Fitz Co // Florist: Sea Blossoms // Cake: Honeybloom Bakery // Dress: Grace Loves Lace // Hair & MUA: Kait Marie // Officiant: Sarah O'Donnell // Picnic Setup: Picnic Perfect LBI // Charcuterie Board: One Board Blonde // Getting Ready Location: The Chalfonte Hotel // Elopement Location: Higbee Beach
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