Eloping in Hocking Hills

December 8, 2023

Newly engaged and looking for the perfect adventurous location for an elopement in Ohio? Eloping in Hocking Hills offers a wide range of beautiful landscapes for any adventure seeking couple.

With multiple amazing locations such as Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Conkles Hollow, Cantwell Cliffs, and many more.

Eloping in Hocking Hills: How to Get Started

Obtaining all of the documentation needed for Eloping in Hocking Hills is a lot less intimidating than it may sound. Ohio residents that are not in Hocking County will need to obtain a marriage license in their county. Travelers from out of state will need to get their license through the Hocking County Probate Court.

Ash Cave, Old Man’s Cave, and Cedar Falls are the most popular areas where you can obtain a permit for. Please keep in mind that you will have to hire your own officiant. Time slots are 30 minutes and the park remains open to the public so you will want to be conscious of the time of year, time of day, and day of the week when determining the ideal time to hold your ceremony.

In Addition, you will have to submit your permit form to the park office including your date, backup dates, time of day, and which park you are inquiring for. You can click here for more information on Hocking Hills permits.

Outside of being one of my favorite Ohio locations to photograph at, it was also the place where I got engaged and spent many years visiting with my Husband. That being said here is a list of my personal favorite places in the area outside of hiking trails. Please see below for my recommendations on where to stay and eat!

My Recommendations:

For lodging I can’t say enough about the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls. From cabins to yurts this place is absolutely incredible. The on site restaurant Kindred Spirits is exceptional and offers good company and a relaxing atmosphere.

Of course a trip to Hocking Hills wouldn’t be complete without a trip to a winery. Without a doubt these are my two top favorite locations: Hocking Hills Winery and Le Petit Chevalier Vineyards and Farm Winery.

And If you’re like me and need a cup of coffee for your morning routine you will love the Oasis Coffee Shop. There are two locations, one in Rockbridge and one in Lake Logan. This is the first coffee shop I went to that offered coffee flights so it is well worth the visit. I also recommend the Hocking Hills Coffee Emporium.

Last but not least, a few other places worth visiting are the Millstone BBQ, Pizza Crossing, and the Hocking Hills Diner.

Making the perfect setting for your ceremony, trails for the adventure seekers, cozy lodging, and delicious eateries. Eloping in Hocking Hills provides the whole package for an amazing adventure!

Couple eloping in hocking hills

This blog features the elopement of Max and Mercedes, a wonderful and adventurous couple who celebrated their day at Ash Cave. Their elopement included a ceremony, cutting cake, hiking, and dancing in the waterfall with their two dogs.

Now that you have all the key information on how to Elope in Hocking Hills and you are ready to book your elopement you can inquire here!

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Danielle Oney

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Meet your photographer & adventure bestie, Danielle

Hey! I’m an adventurous, outdoorsy, and avid travel seeker who connects best with couples that aren’t afraid to go off-script, appreciate the candid moments, and who enjoy going with the flow. 

With travel experience both stateside and internationally, I am thrilled at the idea of capturing your special story in a breathtaking location personalized just for you.