Runaway to San Diego



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

Runaway To San Diego
The romantic alternative to a courthouse ceremony!



Be sure to visit Elope to Oceanside to see special dates available at a $50 discount at the  Oceanside – Cassidy Street Location
$300 Ceremony Only – No photography special offered

Runaway Ceremony

Quick Information
~ This is a public beach and not a private ceremony venue.
~ Beach/Park can not be reserved ahead of time.
~ Amount of Guests: 2 Guests (no exceptions)
~ Upper Park is Handicapped Accessible.
~ Pet is allowed. (Must be leashed at all times)
~ Not valid on Holidays, Holiday weekends, Holiday Mondays, The eve’s of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years.

What’s Included:

    • An elopement ceremony presented by a multi-award winning San Diego wedding Chaplain in a fun and lighthearted mood with romantic readings.
    • Your choice of ceremony: Civil/Secular, Spiritual or Christian.
    • If requested, filing of your marriage license following the ceremony in person or by postal mail with your County Clerk.

  • What’s NOT Included:

    • Marriage License is NOT included and must be obtained by couple at any California County Clerk Recorder office. (Confidential License Strongly Recommended).
    • Reserved Ceremony Location is NOT included. (please remember, that this is a public beach, not a private wedding venue)
    • Control of the parking, crowds, weather or the high / Lo tides.
    • No Chairs, Altar or Music.

Your simple to plan low-cost Runaway to San Diego elopement celebration at our Elope to Oceanside location 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.

<strong>COVID19 INFORMATION</strong>
  • We will wear face coverings if requested.
  • We will continue 3 foot Social Distancing.
  • Health Mandates and Beach Access Subject To Change.

Why choose us?

Over 6,000 documented ceremonies to date!

Vows From The Heart Ministries (Runaway to San Diego) 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!

And….. we’ve not had to change our business name or website addresses to avoid bad reviews, low ratings or bad reputation in the marketplace like a few of the other San Diego elopement services!

Beware of other elopement services making unsubstantiated claims. ANYONE can say they’ve been performing weddings in San Diego for generations, create their own award emblem or picture proclaiming they are the BEST, the BIGGEST, the OLDEST or MOST TRUSTED. Those claims are absolutely meaningless without an objective, 3rd party accreditation or wedding industry governance (like those below).

Vows From The Heart | Inducted into the The Knot best of wedding Hall Of FameVows From The Heart | Elope to San Diego Winner of the WeddingWire Couples' Choice AwardsElope to San Diego ALL 5-STAR reviews on Yelp! (Read the hidden reviews too)


The Ceremony

Just what the word “Elope” implies! Just the two of you running off to Elope San Diego style to get married, feet in the sand in front of the Chaplain. Much better than waiting in a long line at the courthouse or a smoke filled Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. Plus, you can’t beat the view with your feet in the Coronado Sand!

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

Your Runaway to San Diego Wedding Officiant is focused on making your elopement ceremony everything it should be without the high costs associated with other ceremony services in the area.

“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!

In addition to a Romantic, Fun and Lighthearted celebration, you have your choice of the type of ceremony that is presented to you:

~ Civil Type Ceremony – A warm and romantic ceremony focused on the love of the two of you and a romantic reading or two to set the proper mood.

~ Spiritual Ceremony – A more traditional ceremony focused on God’s love that includes a marriage prayer and ring blessing.

~ Non-Denominational Ceremony – A Christ centered ceremony with a marriage prayer, ring blessing and scripture.

Plus, our couples are invited to speak openly to each other following traditional vows to make their ceremony more personal and complete. If you’re bringing along the items needed for the Sand Ceremony or Lei Ceremony, Not a problem and no additional charge (like the others).

CLICK HERE for no obligation information

Booking Info

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

  1. Book the Runaway to San Diego special.
  2. Make your travel and accommodation plans (if not local).
  3. Invite up to 2 (two) friends to join you if you wish. 
  4. Obtain your California marriage license (from any County) and bring it with you.
  5. Meet us at the Oceanside Cassidy Street location on the date and time agreed.
  6. Receive a fun, romantic and lighthearted stress free ceremony.
  7. We sign the paperwork and if requested, file it with your County Clerk on your behalf.
  8. 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)

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