A couple is about to kiss in front of a gorgeous mountain view during their elopement

Eloping has emerged as a popular choice for couples seeking an intimate and romantic way to exchange vows. For those dreaming of a picturesque elopement, you’ve found the best venues to elope in Banff National Park in this blog! Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, the best Banff venues offers a stunning backdrop for couples. Here, we explore some of the best venues to elope in Banff.

Banff Springs Hotel : A Relaxing Wedding Venue

Perched majestically amidst the towering peaks of the Rockies, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel exudes old-world charm and elegance. This wedding venue has stunning architecture, lush gardens, and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. This iconic hotel provides a fairy-tale setting for an intimate elopement. For a large wedding you could exchange vows in the opulent Cascade Ballroom. For an outdoor option, the outdoor terrace is another great spot!

Lake Louise Fairmont Chateau : A Stunning Wedding Venue

Overlooking the iconic Lake Louise, the Fairmont Chateau offers a truly majestic setting for an elopement. Surrounded by soaring peaks and pristine wilderness, this luxurious mountain resort provides a romantic backdrop for exchanging vows. One of my favourite spots for a ceremony is on the lakeside terrace. The panoramic views of Lake Louise are absolutely stunning! It’s a perfect spot for an intimate or medium sized elopement ceremony with some guests. In case of bad weather, there are elegant indoor event spaces to choose from. If you decide to have a larger event, there are other wedding options available as well!

Moraine Lake Lodge : A Quaint Elopement Venue

Tucked away amidst the breathtaking beauty of Moraine Lake, Moraine Lake Lodge offers a secluded and intimate setting for a romantic elopement. Surrounded by towering peaks and dense forests, this rustic lodge provides a tranquil escape. You can exchange vows on the lodge’s scenic grounds or embark on a hike to discover hidden alpine meadows. Moraine Lake Lodge offers a truly magical setting for your special day.

A couple is embracing during their Banff national park elopement at Moraine Lake. Find your Banff elopement photographer here!

Tunnel Mountain Reservoir : For Your Big Wedding

For couples seeking a unique and off-the-beaten-path elopement venue, Tunnel Mountain Reservoir offers a picturesque setting with stunning mountain views. It’s perfect for about 75 guests or less. Located just a short distance from downtown Banff, this hidden gem provides a sense of seclusion and tranquility, making it an ideal location for an intimate ceremony. Whether you choose to exchange vows against the backdrop of the tranquil reservoir or amidst the towering trees of the surrounding forest, Tunnel Mountain Reservoir promises to create a memorable and romantic elopement experience. A great place to book your accommodation for yourself and your guests is the Buffalo Mountain Lodge! It’s right there by Tunnel Mountain. There’s private parking available on site at the Lodge and it’s right across the street from Tunnel Mountain.

A couple is holding hands during their Banff national park elopement. Find your Banff elopement photographer here!

The Fenlands : For Your Smaller Elopement Venue

Situated along the tranquil Bow River, The Fenlands offers a serene and picturesque setting for an intimate elopement ceremony. With its sprawling meadows, towering cottonwood trees, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains, this natural parkland provides a romantic backdrop for exchanging vows. Whether you opt for a ceremony beneath the shade of a towering tree or along the peaceful banks of the river, The Fenlands offers a romantic and idyllic setting for your elopement celebration.

Now that you know the best venues to elope in Banff National Park, it’s time to decide which one is right for you! Maybe you envision a grand ceremony at a luxurious mountain resort like Tunnel Mountain Reservoir. Or an intimate exchange of vows in a secluded alpine setting like Moraine Lake Lodge.


If you and your partner love the idea of a Banff National Park elopement at one of their gorgeous venues, share your love story and vision with me here, your trusty Banff elopement photographer! You can also check out where I’m headed this year on my travel page and download my free ‘How To Choose Your Dream Elopement Destination’ guide! I can’t wait to help you and your partner create an intentional wedding experience at Banff National Park!

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