Runaway to San Diego

e·lope /əˈlōp/ noun:
to run away secretly in order to get married

Your simple to plan low-cost Runaway to San Diego celebration is the perfect alternative to going to the local County Courthouse or the “cheezy” Vegas Wedding Chapel and without a lot of the restrictions made by the other elopement services you’ll find when trying to book a quick and easy celebration.

$300 Runaway Special

  • A romantic elopement ceremony for you (and four guests) performed by an award winning wedding Chaplain with your choice of a Civil/Secular, Christian or Spiritual/Traditional celebration with a romantic reading.
  • Filing of your marriage license following the ceremony with your County Clerk if desired.
  • Our $250 Photography special is available upon request provided by a local San Diego Wedding Photographer.

Choice of three ceremony locations:

The Dunes of the Hotel Del Coronado
Coronado Bay View Park location
Oceanside Cassidy Street Location.

Ceremony “Specials” available:

Why choose us?

Over 4,000 documented ceremonies to date!

Vows From The Heart Ministries (Runaway to San Diego) holds an A+ Rating with the San Diego Better Business Bureau and, has won the prestigious San Diego Better Business Bureau “Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics”.

NO OTHER San Diego area elopement service has won this prestigious award which validates professionalism, integrity and marketplace ethics to couples around the world!

We’ve not had to change our name to avoid bad reviews, low ratings or reputation in the marketplace!

Beware of the other elopement services in the area making unsubstantiated claims. ANYONE can say they’ve been performing weddings in San Diego for generations, or create their own emblem proclaiming they are the BEST, the BIGGEST, the OLDEST or MOST TRUSTED. Those claims don’t mean a thing without an objective, 3rd party accreditation or governance to back them up!

Check out these REAL objective, 3rd party awards
for Elope to San Diego™
(No homemade banners claiming to be the Best or Most Trusted!)

Don’t forget to look at Yelp’s hidden reviews about us too! You’ll find a few more 5-STAR reviews there.

The Chaplains

Easy. Casual. No hassle. Great pre-wedding day communication and follow up. Beautifully handled and well spoken. – (Yelp!)

Meet the Wedding Chaplains

1167464_10202118260819337_1518287151_oMeet the fun couple behind Elope to Oceanside™ that help couples Elope San Diego Style at one of California’s most historic beaches!

Rev. Christopher and Chaplain Mary are a Husband and Wife Chaplain Team that are focused on making your elopement ceremony everything it should be without the high costs associated with other ceremony services in the area.

Blessed by their calling in life and their excitement in marriage shows in every ceremony they present. “Happy”, “Lighthearted” and “Joyful” are just a few words to describe the type of ceremony they are part of. Whether a civil type ceremony, spiritual or religious, they focus on their couples without any judgement or personal agenda.

The best part of serving as a Chaplain? Being able to serve couples of all faiths and beliefs without Judgement or personal agenda!

When they’re not providing their ceremonies for full service weddings, elopements, vow renewals or their Military Mondays philanthropic outreach, you’ll find them grabbing their Grandchildren and running off to some crazy places to help keep them fun and young at heart!



Let us share with you what sets us apart from the other elopement services in San Diego when it comes to the extras.

  • WE DO NOT take a referral fee or commission from any vendor associated with Elope to Coronado™! As a matter of fact, Only vendors that agree to offer their services at a discounted rate are part of Runaway to San Diego / Elope to San Diego services!
  • Eloping couples REVIEW and BOOK DIRECTLY with each vendor! This helps avoid any miscommunications and allows couple to work directly with the vendor and saves you money by not having add a referral fee to the costs like some of the others.
  • Couples are NOT FORCED to use any of the vendors associated with Elope to San Diego! Really…..

The Glorietta Bay Inn Special

We are very proud to have a wonderful working relationship with The Glorietta Bay Inn, a charming boutique hotel is located in the heart of Coronado a block from the local shops, restaurants and world Famous Hotel Del and just 2 blocks from your Elope to Coronado™ dunes elopement location! With 11 Mansion Rooms and 89 Contemporary Rooms and Suites, Glorietta Bay Inn takes you back to a world of historic beauty with all the modern amenities. Plus, as a bonus, All rooms include complimentary continental breakfast. Not valid 6/15 through 8/15 or any major holiday weekend. Based on Availability

Photography Special

Imagine a Professional San Diego Digital Wedding Photographer (Not a family member with a camera) capturing your elopement without the high cost associated with booking a “photo session”! Your ceremony and a few formal photos following the ceremony will be will be processed and saved to CD-ROM, DVD or online gallery for years of memories. Some photographers even offer special extras (Prints, photo-books, print to canvas, etc.) at a very low Special Elope to San Diego prices.

Transportation Special

Imagine being whisked away to and from your elopement ceremony in a stretch Limo or private Towne Car. Elope to San Diego has teamed up with one of San Diego’s premier independent Limo companies that has agreed to help make your day even more special by offering services at the lowest rates possible, much lower than you could book yourself. This Limo can transport you and 7 of your family and friends! To make it even more special, airport to hotel pickup is available!

Hair and Makeup Special

Want to make sure you look your best for your elopement? Consider having a Professional makeup and/or hairstylist get you ready in your Hotel room prior to the ceremony.The rates offered by these professionals are far below what you may think and just for Elope to San Diego couples!

Booking Info

The key to our success is making your planning very simple.

  1. Book your Runaway to San Diego special.
  2. Secure additional Elope to San Diego vendors (i.e. Photographer) with the information you receive from us after booking.
  3. Make your travel and accommodation plans (if not local).
  4. Invite 4 friends to join you if you wish. (Maximum)
  5. Obtain your California marriage license and bring it with you.
  6. Meet us at one of three beautiful San Diego locations on the date and time agreed.
  7. Receive a fun, romantic and lighthearted stress free ceremony.
  8. We sign the paperwork and if requested, file it with your County Clerk on your behalf.
  9. Done, Done and Done!

CLICK HERE to fill out the online form to begin the process.

Last Minute? Not a problem… call us at 619.66.ELOPE (619.663.5673)