Cliffs of Moher elopements – How To Plan an Elopement on the Cliffs of Moher for 2020.
Here’s everything you need to know to help you plan your dream Cliffs of Moher Elopement! Eloping in Ireland is just the best and if the Cliffs of Moher is your favourite location here’s some helpful info to help set you up for an incredible experience.
Why choose a Cliffs of Moher elopement?
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions. When you see them for yourself you will immediately understand why. They are huge! Standing on top of a 700ft high cliff top, overlooking the wild Atlantic below is quite an experience. The views are insane and so many couples want to get married here for that reason. There’s also a bunch of friendly Irish pubs, filled with Irish music and lots of locals to head to afterward. Many couples love to end their elopement day in the pub with a pint of Guinness in their hands, dancing, and singing with the friendly locals.
When is the best time of year to elope at the Cliffs of Moher?
The weather in Ireland is famous for being wet, there is no real rainy season here, it just rains all year long. The weather is mild is every season, it’s never that cold in winter or that hot in summer, the same goes for the rain, it’s very rarely torrential. So what does this mean for your elopement planning? You should pick the time of year that works best for you and be prepared that it might rain a little at some point during your elopement.
If you want to be warmer then you should opt for May through to September as they are the warmest months. The highest average temperatures in Doolin are around 64℉ in August and the lowest average temperature is in January where it’s around 33℉. January & February are really the only months you may want to avoid due to the high winds and colder temperatures. Sometimes the wind chill factor can make the conditions quite challenging.
For any couples that have their hearts set on a winter elopement, you should check out my guide to keeping warm during colder elopements. You can click HERE to check it out.
Where should you stay when eloping at the Cliffs of Moher?
Ideally, you want to stay around Doolin or Lahinch so that you’re as close as possible to the Cliffs. There are lots of B&B’s and a few hotels in the area, however, I would recommend hiring an Airbnb. The benefits are that there is no one else around whenever you’re getting ready and you’ll be able to choose one with nice bright rooms for your prep shots.
Which airport should you fly into?
Most couples fly into Shannon International or Dublin Airport. Shannon would be slightly closer but it doesn’t serve as many US airports as Dublin. 99% of couples eloping at the Cliffs of Moher plan to do a road trip around Ireland during their stay so they aren’t too worried that the airport is further away.
Must see places near to the Cliffs of Moher
Some places that you need to see before and after your Cliffs of Moher elopement are the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula, Skellig Michael, & Galway. These places are all amazing and it will take you at least a week to see them all properly. If you have more time you could travel all the way up the Wild Atlantic Way to County Donegal & Northern Ireland. The Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland is one of the most beautiful places in the world and would be well worth the drive.
Will your marriage be legal if you elope at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland?
Yes, you can get married legally at the Cliffs of Moher, you might need to do the ceremony near a landmark such as O’Briens Tower but it can be done. 99% of my couples who elope in Ireland choose to do the legal bit in the courthouse before they fly out. They then have a symbolic ceremony at the Cliffs of Moher. There are so many benefits of choosing to have a symbolic ceremony.
Five Benefits of having a symbolic ceremony when you elope in Ireland
I recommend that all my couples opt for a symbolic ceremony when they elope in Ireland. Here’s why.
- It’ saves you a lot of hassle and form filling.
- You aren’t limited when choosing locations for your elopement ceremony.
- You get to make your ceremony 100% about you with zero legal obligations to do or say.
- You get to decide if you want a celebrant or not during your ceremony.
- You don’t have to worry about forgetting or losing the paperwork in the midst of all your travel logistics.
A real Adventure Elopement on the Cliffs of Moher
Ireland is the best place to elope in the world! This adventure elopement on the Cliffs of Moher will prove that to you! Can you imagine saying your vows on cliffs that are up to 702 feet high! Nowhere else on earth is quite like the Cliffs of Moher, it is the jewel in the crown of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Cliffs of Moher Elopements
Keith & Ashley’s elopement on the Cliffs of Moher was just amazing, they tied the knot amongst some of the most beautiful scenery Ireland has to offer. For this reason, elopements are one of my favourite things to shoot, you get to choose the most awesome backdrops for the ceremony, which is a photographer’s dream! If you’re thinking of eloping, whether its somewhere in Ireland or anywhere else in the world, hit me up. I’d love to go on an adventure with you!
Ireland Elopement Packages
I specialise in helping my couples create their dream elopement days here in Ireland. My elopement packages have you covered, whether you just want to book me for photography or if you want me to help plan and arrange the whole thing. The most important thing to me is that you are looked after and that your whole elopement experience is stress-free & fun. Please get in touch to find out pricing info.
Ireland Elopement Planning Resources
If you’re considering eloping in Ireland, I’ve made a bunch of helpful resources just for you! Below you’ll see three links to articles that will help you plan your dream elopement day here in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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Even if it was a few years ago, they are still wonderful pictures!