How To Elope at Suncadia Resort in Washington State

just married couple kissing on top of a mountain

Suncadia Resort in Washington State is a great destination for a family vacation, honeymoon getaway or girl’s weekend. But did you know it is a fantastic place to get married? Many couples are choosing have a small family wedding or elope. Suncadia Resort is a great option to have your wedding day!

Where is Suncadia Resort?

Suncadia is located in Central Washington within the city of Cle Elum, Washington. It is a region of over 6000 forest and mountainy acres that includes vacation homes, condos, lakes, hiking and biking trails, golf courses and so much more! And then, it has so many options for activities that truly anyone can find something fun to do or see. One of my personal favorite things to do there is walk around the pond next to the Suncadia Lodge. It has beautiful bridges, a dock with benches and gorgeous views of the region.

wedding couple looking at each other while walking forward
couple in wedding outfits kissing on an overlook with mountains in the background
wedding couple faces close to each other about to kiss while hugging in a green field

How do I Elope at Suncadia?

Eloping at Suncadia is very similar to any normal elopement in Washington State. You and your partner pick a location, then grab a license and after that get the heck married! You can also check out my blog about how to elope in Washington state here.

How To Plan Your Washington State Elopement

Places to Elope at Suncadia Resort

If you are renting a home for your ceremony, it is important to check in with the home owners to make sure they allow ceremonies. Many homes in the area specifically request that events do not take place on their properties, but there is a great variety that do! You can check out some great home options on AirBnb here. I highly encourage you to contact the home owners BEFORE you book the space.

bride and groom looking at the officiant during the ceremony
bride and groom share first kiss at wedding ceremony
bride and groom immediate family members excited with hands in the air together

There’s so Many Different Options!

Having a slightly larger guest count? Suncadia also offer many venue locations around the region such as The Nelson Farm, The Village Amphitheater or Suncadia Lodge. At these locations, Suncadia provides everything you need! That includes tables, chairs, china, silverware, linens, glassware, servers in addition to set-up/tear-down staffing. It is a great option if you are wanting to take some of the prep work out of the way and avoid having to hire a separate rental service!

The Nelson Farm is a retired dairy farm turned wedding venue that can have up to 100 guests indoors and outdoors. It includes rustic spots like barns, the original farmhouse, a log cabin and stables! The backdrop of The Nelson Farm includes tall grasses and a surround sound view of mountain peaks.

The Village Amphitheater is a large event patio that turns into an ice skating rink in the wintertime! During the non-winter months you can utilize the space as an open air banquet hall with stunning pub string lights and can accommodate up to 300 guests.

bride and groom foreheads touching on a windy day close up of their faces
bride and groom sitting on a log looking at each other in a mountain and forest background
bride and groom hugging and looking forward in a forest

Another unique option you can choose for your venue location is in nature! Suncadia offers thousands of acres of trees, meadows and trails that you can explore and have an elopement ceremony. Depending on the location, there’s two different directions you can go in. It can be as intimate as just the two of you getting married, or a large enough space to have your immediate families present. You can check out an immediate family meadow elopement that I photographed on this blog post.

Suncadia couple hugging from behind in a windy day on a mountain
wedding couple sitting together on a log in the mountain and forest
wedding bride and groom standing by a fence kissing each other with a forest landscape

Ready to Elope at Suncadia Resort?

There is truly something for everyone at Suncadia Resort, whether you want to elope with just your partner, or with all of your favorite people. You can elope with mountains in the landscape, or in a beautifully constructed vacation home. Your options are limitless at Suncadia!


If you are interested in eloping at Suncadia and want to learn more about what it looks like to elope with me as your photographer, head on over to my contact form here.

April 16, 2021