All About Icelandic Elopements - Hotel Rangá


Hotel Rangá wedding couple holds hands in a field in south Iceland.

All About Icelandic Elopements

Dreaming of an Icelandic elopement on a glacier or beside a waterfall? Hotel Rangá luxury resort offers the best in elopement services.
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Are you planning an elopement and looking for the perfect spot to exchange vows? Iceland’s unique natural beauty makes it a wonderful location for an intimate elopement ceremony. Hotel Rangá’s Wedding Coordinator will assist you to plan your Icelandic elopement from start to finish. With plenty of gorgeous locations to choose from and multiple ceremony options, Iceland is a great choice for your elopement. Keep reading to learn all about Icelandic elopements – from the planning process to the big day.
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Why Choose an Elopement?

Elopements are growing in popularity for plenty of reasons. There is something truly beautiful about an intimate exchange of vows between two loving partners.  Moreover, elopements are cost-effective; by choosing an elopement, you can reduce expenses that come with hosting a larger wedding. For budget conscious couples, an elopement is also a clever way to combine a wedding and a honeymoon in one. Many couples elope privately at a dream destination and then host a big party back home with friends and family. Perhaps you desire the privacy of an elopement but also want to include your loved ones. There is always the option to secure a fantastic photographer or videographer to document the ceremony to share with loved ones back home. Whatever your motivation, an elopement is an unforgettable expression of love and commitment. At Hotel Rangá, we love to help couples celebrate their special day.
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Say “I Do” Underneath a Waterfall or In a Field of Wildflowers

Iceland’s unique landscape and intriguing culture make it a special place to celebrate an elopement. Feeling adventurous? Our Wedding Coordinator can help you plan a day-long Icelandic adventure elopement. For instance, you might go off-roading in a mighty super jeep, head off the beaten path to an intimate ceremony site and enjoy a gourmet picnic for two in a field full of lupine. Hotel Rangá is located nearby beautiful, secluded locations including waterfalls, black sand beaches, grassy valleys, ancient caves and more. Other couples love the option of hosting their wedding in a tiny country church filled with handmade stained glass windows. The sky’s truly the limit when it comes to ceremony sites in Iceland.
The intimate nature of an elopement means that many couples wish to select a special celebrant to help craft the perfect wedding ceremony. At Hotel Rangá, there are four different options for your wedding celebrant. You may choose a humanist celebrant, a Christian priest, the District Commissioner or a pagan celebrant, known as an Ásatrúargoði. For example, if you are interested in Icelandic history, you might choose a traditional pagan wedding ceremony performed by an Ásatrúargoði. However, if you are interested in a non-religious ceremony, we highly recommend choosing a humanist celebrant. We can connect you with your wedding celebrant prior to the big day, so that you can get to know one another and plan the perfect exchange of vows. You can see photos and read more about the different celebrants at this link.
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Hotel Rangá Elopements

Hotel Rangá’s Wedding Coordinator will walk you through every step of the planning process. You will start by gathering all the necessary paperwork to be legally married in Iceland. Next, you will choose your wedding location and ceremony type. Then, you will finish up by selecting the final details including a delicious wedding dinner for two. We offer a variety of wedding packages for eloping couples and especially recommend the Hekla Package. What’s more, you can tailor any package to suit your tastes, from upgrading your room to a Junior or Master Suite to planning an intimate wedding day picnic complete with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne. To sum up, Icelandic elopements are a wonderful option for couples and will lead to lasting memories you will treasure forever. 
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Start planning your dream Icelandic Elopement at Hotel Rangá today! Contact us at or +354-487-5700.

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