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An Elopement Checklist for the Poconos

In the heart of nature’s embrace, the Poconos beckon with their enchanting landscapes, making it an idyllic setting for a dreamy elopement. For couples seeking an intimate and unforgettable wedding day, look no further than the Pocono Mountains. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the essentials to plan the perfect elopement, focusing on The French Manor Inn and Spa, a haven that promises to turn your whispered vows into cherished memories. Please keep reading for an elopement checklist for the Poconos.

1. Photographer

Capture the magic of your special day by hiring a skilled photographer. Look for someone who understands your vision and can immortalize the emotions and details of your elopement. The Poconos provide a stunning backdrop, so choose a photographer who can leverage the area’s natural beauty.

2. Florist

Enhance the romance of your elopement with a talented florist who can create a bouquet and boutonniere that complement the Pocono’s natural charm. Choose seasonal flowers that resonate with your style, adding a touch of botanical beauty to your celebration.

3. Marriage License

Anyone getting married in Pennsylvania must be 18 or older and obtain a marriage license. Couples can apply for a marriage license at the office of The Clerk of Orphans’ Court in any Pennsylvania county. Both parties must be present at the time of application. Licenses are available after a three-day mandatory waiting period, after which the license is good for 60 days and can be used anywhere in PA. Click here for more information about obtaining a marriage license in Wayne County, PA.

4. Officiant

In addition to needing a marriage license, a marriage must be officiated by an individual recognized under Pennsylvania law. Your elopement checklist for the Poconos should include a person who is ordained to perform a marriage ceremony in PA.

5. Venue

Nestled in the scenic Pocono Mountains, The French Manor Inn and Spa epitomizes elegance and romance. Our enchanting venue offers a full-service elopement package that includes everything from ceremony arrangements and a bouquet to a celebratory dinner. The French Manor sets the stage for an intimate and luxurious elopement experience with its picturesque gardens and breathtaking views.

If you prefer a more casual venue, four courthouses are in the Pocono Mountains.

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6. Guest and Bridal Party Stays

Ensure your hand-selected loved ones and guests have a comfortable stay by arranging accommodations that mirror the charm of the Poconos. The French Manor Inn and Spa is a captivating wedding venue and offers luxurious guest rooms and suites, providing an elegant retreat for your bridal party and guests.

7. Honeymoon Bliss

You can extend the magic of your elopement by choosing the perfect honeymoon destination. The Poconos offer many romantic options, from secluded suites to adventurous outdoor activities. The French Manor Inn and Spa can seamlessly transition your elopement into a romantic honeymoon, providing an all-encompassing experience of luxury and tranquility.

Why The French Manor Inn and Spa:

  • Exquisite Setting: With French-inspired architecture, lush gardens, and panoramic views, The French Manor Inn and Spa creates a fairytale backdrop for your elopement, ensuring every moment is infused with romance.
  • Elopement Packages: The French Manor offers a thoughtfully curated elopement package, covering every detail from the ceremony site and flowers to a romantic dinner for two. This allows couples to focus on the moment’s magic while the dedicated staff takes care of the rest.
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  • Luxurious Accommodations: Elevate your elopement experience by staying in one of The French Manor’s luxurious rooms or suites. The inn’s elegant ambiance and attention to detail promise a romantic and memorable escape.
  • Dining Excellence: Indulge in culinary delights with a private dinner prepared by The French Manor’s acclaimed chefs. The inn’s commitment to culinary excellence ensures exquisite flavors accompany your elopement celebration. Make a reservation for a romantic dining experience like no other.
  • Le Spa Forêt: Nothing says pre-wedding pampering or honeymoon bliss like a spa visit. Select from the many services offered by The French Manor’s Le Spa Forêt. We highly recommend the “Tranquility for Two” package.
  • Amazing Amenities: Swim with your lover in the saltwater pool, relax in the steam sauna, soak your cares away in a jetted tub, or snuggle in a plush robe in front of a fireplace. There are a plethora of things to do without ever leaving the inn.

Planning the perfect elopement in the Poconos becomes an effortless journey with The French Manor Inn and Spa as your guide. Let the whispering pines and picturesque landscapes witness your vows as you create everlasting memories in this romantic haven. Whether you’re dreaming of an intimate celebration or a grand elopement, The French Manor Inn and Spa and this elopement checklist for the Poconos promises to turn your wedding into a captivating love story.

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