Known for it’s beautiful lakes and close access to nature, North Idaho is a destination for couples from all over the world! People visit this area for the charming resort town of Coeur d’Alene and for the scenic beauty is has to offer, and it is home to some remote and stunning elopement locations!

Whether you’re searching for a remote location for your adventure elopement or want something a little closer to town, North Idaho has so much to offer! It’s a popular destination for couples seeking luxury and rugged adventure alike, and there’s something here for everyone!

As a North Idaho local, I’m intimately familiar with the area and all it has to offer. Let me guide you through what I think are the best elopement spots in the Idaho Panhandle!

Coeur d’Alene

Starting the heart of North Idaho, Coeur d’Alene is home to the Coeur d’Alene Resort and Golf Course sits downtown right on the lake with the same name. This charming town is filled with boutiques, gift shops, and tons of amazing dining options as well as some fantastic adventure opportunities like ziplining and hiking.

This is a perfect location if you’re seeking a relaxed experience with access to nature and amenities closely. There are a wide variety of accommodations, ranging from the luxury of the resort to a unique fire lookout Airbnb close by.

Couple watching the sunset over Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Farragut State Park

Located approximately 40 minutes North of Coeur d’Alene is Farragut State Park. Situated on the south end of Lake Pend Oreille, this area is more remote. It offers stunning mountain views, lake access, year round activities like snowshoeing and hiking, as well as camping options for RV’s, tent camping, and cabins! This small but beautiful state park is the perfect spot for elopements of any size!

Check out my full guide to eloping at Farragut!

Couple sharing their vows at their Idaho elopement venue.


Sitting 13 miles from the Montana border on I-90 is the quirky mining town of Wallace. Built in 1884, this town is the silver capital of the world! While mining operations are still active today, the town is popular for its unique history, mine tours, brewery, claim to be the center of the universe, and their year round festivities. It’s proximity to 2 of Idaho’s National Forests makes it the perfect spot for anyone seeking adventure in the great outdoors, with dozens of trails close by.

Priest Lake

If you didn’t catch on by now, North Idaho is home to some stunning lakes, and Priest Lake is no exception! This lake is 19 miles long and over 300 feet deep and is known for its beautiful, clear water. It is surrounded by National Forest land and is home to Priest Lake State Park. This is another area loved for its year round access and activities. Whether you want a relaxing experience by the lake or a beautiful winter getaway, this lake will have you in awe of its beauty and peacefulness.

Idaho Panhandle National Forest

For a truly adventurous elopement experience, you should check out the Idaho Panhandle National forest! Filled with alpine lakes, winding rivers, and beautiful forests, this 2.5 million acres of public lands is filled with virtually endless choices for remote elopement locations.

Check out my full guide to planning your Idaho Elopement.

Mt. Spokane

While this location is just outside of Idaho over Washington’s boarder, this mountain is definitely worth mentioning! Located an hour from Coeur d’Alene is Mt. Spokane. A State Park and beautiful mountain in the Selkirk mountain range. This mountain is a beloved spot for adventure seekers and nature lovers for it’s natural beauty, peace and quiet, and variety of recreation options. Whether you want to camp, hike, mountain bike, ski, or snowshoe, there’s something to do anytime of year here!

Check out my full guide to eloping in Washington!

The Selkirk Mountains

A mountain range spanning from British Columbia to North Idaho, the Selkirk Mountains are a stunning mountain range with peaks reaching as high as 11,545 feet. These mountains offer a stunning backdrop for couples wanting a secluded and adventurous elopement experience.

There you have it, the best elopement locations in North Idaho!

As you can see, North Idaho has no end to beautiful elopement locations! I hope you found this guide helpful and found your dream elopement location! If you could use some help finding the perfect location and want a North Idaho local to help you plan an epic elopement day, I would love to hear from you! Contact me and let’s work together to plan your dream elopement.

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