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Elopement Wedding Packages


Elopement weddings are becoming increasingly popular among couples seeking a more intimate, personal, and stress-free way to tie the knot. These small-scale ceremonies allow for a unique and meaningful celebration. However, one element that should not be overlooked in the excitement of planning an elopement is the catering. Elysian Events Catering offers a variety of elopement wedding packages to suit every couple. 

What is an Elopement Wedding? 

An elopement wedding is an intimate ceremony where a couple chooses to marry in a private setting, typically without a large audience. Historically, elopement implied a secretive escape to wed without familial consent. However, modern elopement has evolved into a stylish and deliberate choice for couples seeking a personal and meaningful celebration. One of the primary reasons couples opt for elopement is the desire for simplicity and authenticity. Traditional weddings can be stressful and often post logistical challenges and financial burdens. In contrast, elopement weddings are flexible and can be personalized to the couple’s unique wants.

Should You Elope?

While traditional wedding ceremonies are still popular, many couples are opting for an elopement. 

Pros of an Elopement Wedding

Intimacy and Personalization: The ceremony is deeply personal, focusing solely on the couple’s marriage. Couples can personalize every aspect, from vows to venue, without external pressures.

Cost-Effective: Significant savings on venue, catering, and other traditional wedding expenses. Eloping allows for investment in things like a honeymoon or home for the newlyweds. 

Less Stress: Reduced planning complexities and logistical challenges mean less stress from coordinating an extensive guest list and managing a big event.

Flexibility: The ability to plan on short notice and select unconventional times for the ceremony is perfect for those looking for a speedy marriage.

Cons of an Elopement Wedding

Limited Guest Participation: Close family and friends may be excluded from the event. 

Lack of Traditional Elements: The couple or guests may miss the experience of a full traditional wedding.

Overall, elopement weddings offer a personal and stress-free alternative to traditional weddings but may come with challenges that must be carefully considered.

Customizing your Elopement Wedding

Opting for an elopement wedding means more freedom and flexibility in wedding planning, allowing couples to personalize their big day. See how you can add a special touch to your wedding!


Unlike traditional weddings, elopements offer the flexibility to select unique or unconventional locations. Whether it’s a tropical beach or a backyard, you can make any location a wedding venue!

Personalized Vows

An elopement is an opportunity to write and exchange personal vows without the pressure of a large audience. Personalized vows make the ceremony more meaningful and create a lasting memory you’ll cherish forever.


With the freedom to break away from traditional wedding norms, you can choose attire that reflects your personal style. There’s no need to break the bank by buying a tuxedo and white gown- there are no rules for choosing elopement outfits! However, if the couple wants to opt for these things, that works, too. Elopements are a great way to highlight the couple and their personalities in a way that goes beyond the traditional wedding. 

New Traditions

Elopements provide the perfect opportunity to create new, meaningful traditions for you as a couple. Without the constraints of conventional wedding expectations, you can design rituals that symbolize your unique relationship. For instance, you could plant a tree together or create anniversary time capsules. 

Customize your elopement wedding so it’s reflective of your love story, ensuring an unforgettable day!

Why Catering Matters

While elopement weddings are often small and intimate, catering remains crucial regardless of the wedding size. Despite eloping, many couples do opt for a larger, separate reception so their family and friends can celebrate with them, which is also when catering comes into play! Catering is essential for the following reasons:

Enhances the Celebration

A thoughtfully curated menu elevates the overall experience, even in a small or private setting. Food adds a layer of sophistication and celebration.

It’s Individualized  

Catering for an elopement wedding allows for a high degree of personalization. You can choose a menu that reflects your tastes, dietary preferences, and cultural backgrounds without worrying about accommodating a large group. 

Takes the Stress out of Meal Planning

Opting for professional catering services ensures a stress-free experience on your wedding day. Instead of worrying about meal preparation, presentation, and cleanup, you can focus on enjoying your special day. Relax and savor the day without any logistical concerns.

Elopement Wedding Packages with Elysian Event Catering 

At Elysian Events Catering, we’re known for exceptional service, exquisite cuisine, and a commitment to making every wedding day unforgettable. We understand that each couple’s vision for their wedding is unique, and our elopement wedding packages are designed to cater to various tastes, styles, and settings. Elysian Events Catering has the perfect package options to suit your needs. Our packages range from $36 to $52 per guest, including passed hors d’oeuvres, salad, entrees, and sides.

Personalized Culinary Experience

At Elysian Events Catering, we understand that every couple has unique tastes, dietary requirements, and personal preferences. Our commitment to flexibility ensures that your wedding menu is tailored to meet your specific needs. Our team of skilled chefs works closely with you to design a personalized menu that perfectly aligns with your vision for your special day. Whether you dream of a traditional seated dinner or a casual buffet, we will bring your culinary dreams to life. We ensure every dish is crafted with care, creativity, and the highest quality ingredients.

Accommodating Dietary Restrictions

We are well-versed in accommodating various dietary restrictions, ensuring all your guests can enjoy the meal without compromise. Our chefs are experienced in creating delicious dishes that cater to:

  • Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: We offer various innovative and flavorful plant-based options that are sure to impress. Our dishes use seasonal and local ingredients. You can see all of our vegetarian and vegan menu offerings here
  • Gluten-Free Needs: Our team takes great care to prepare meals that are safe for those with gluten intolerance, food allergies, or sensitivities without sacrificing taste or presentation.

Full-Service Experience 

Our elopement wedding packages are perfect for couples looking for:

  • Professional Service Staff: Our experienced and professional service staff ensure that every detail is handled, from setting up the dining area to serving your guests. 
  • Coordination and Planning: Our dedicated Event Specailists  work closely with you to plan and execute every aspect of the catering service, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience.

Get in Touch

Free from the constraints of traditional ceremonies, elopement weddings offer a unique and personal way to celebrate love. By embracing the simplicity and authenticity of an elopement, couples can experience a day that reflects their love. If you’re looking to enhance your elopement wedding, reach out to Elysian Events Catering! 

At Elysian Events Catering, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service and creating unforgettable experiences. Our elopement wedding package options are designed to meet our client’s diverse needs and desires. Let us help you make your elopement celebration extraordinary with our catering services. Get in touch with us by calling (504) 541-0091 or emailing us at hello@elysianeventscatering.com

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