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Elope In Banff

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Located right in Banff for over 18 years, the Elope in Banff team are expert wedding planners that are passionate about planning smaller, intimate weddings in the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Sharon and Claire specialize in small-scale weddings and elopements. With their knowledge of the Canadian Rockies and the areas surrounding Banff, they will plan a relaxing elopement wedding for couples looking for a breathtaking setting to celebrate their special day. Small, intimate weddings are their true passion.

Services Offered

Whether you choose a simple outdoor celebration, a romantic weekend or something fun and adventurous, small wedding celebrations are their passion. Their wedding packages offer perfect solutions for couples depending on what they are looking for. Eloping couples on their own or accompanied by 10 to 20 guests, a spectacular scenic wedding, a skiing or snowboarding wedding or even a helicopter wedding, anything is possible. The Canadian wilderness will provide the perfect backdrop for a beautiful celebration.

Highlights

Wedding Planning Services

Day-of coordination, event design, full planning, timelines, vendor referrals

Number of Planners

Chris, Sharon and Sarah are planners for Elope in Banff, we are located in Banff and will be with you on your wedding day

Full Wedding Planning - Starting Price

$3,995

Hourly Rate

$250

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What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Non-religious
Religious

Do you offer an hourly rate?

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    Holly D. Getting married on 30/09/2023
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    An absolute dream wedding!

    Such a wonderful experience and had a very fun day with them! We planned to get married outside and when we got to the venue it started pouring rain! They were very quick to fix the problem and get us to our indoor venue and get set up quickly so not to waste any time! They drove us around to a handful of spots we wanted to get
    Photos at and got some really cool shots. Made us laugh which helped to make our posed photos more authentic. Would definitely recommend :-)
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    Destiny J. Getting married on 29/07/2023
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    Amazing experience!

    Words can not explain how awesome this was! Due to some changes, our wedding went from 170+ guests a year away to 15 within a month! Sharon was great to work with. She helped all my visions come true. I didnt get to have my big dream wedding but instead I got to have a small beautiful wedding in a beautiful place! There are so many options for your wedding portraits and the tour for that is fun! (even more so if you dont bring your kids haha). The harpist plays so beautifully! The limo was 100% worth it for all of us! I dont have all my photos back yet (still too early) but what i was given already are so great! Bryan captured such great details of our wedding and worked with us to have our ideas come alive. He's a great photographer to work with! If you can, invest in the videographer! I wasnt going to and im SO GLAD I did. I was SO HAPPY with the hair stylist! She 100% brought my vision alive. My hair looked awesome! (I did not use their makeup artist or florist so cant review that part). Doing a elopement package with Elope In Banff is 100% worth it! It's a experience plus a wedding! Everyone had a great time!

    Elope In Banff's reply:

    Dear Destiny & Kyle,
    Thanks for choosing and trusting me to plan your wedding in 3 weeks and I am so happy you loved your tour of Banff. Knowing you and everyone had a great day means the world to us. We had a great time with you all and we loved your tiktoks!
    Stay well, best wishes and big hugs to your beautiful family.
    Sharon & Bryan XX
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    Carol Married on 21/01/2023
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    Absolutely beyond impressed!

    Sharon and her team are simply the best! Every aspect was considered and managed including our chaotic kids :) My wedding day went perfectly, we enjoyed the photo shoot with Malcolm whom was fabulous. I鈥檓 the type of person who does all her own planning etc and I wasn鈥檛 sure what to expect, but Sharon exceeded in every way possible. I highly recommend Sharon and her team!!
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    Kirsty Married on 22/11/2022
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    Magical Banff Elopment

    Couldn't recommend Sharon and the team at Elope in Banff highly enough!! We flew from the UK to Elope and could fly stress free knowing Sharon had everything organised.
    Having been to Banff previously, we were not sure if we needed the tour of Banff, but this is such a great little treat that we were so pleased to have. You can't beat a local resident as a tour guide!
    The day itself was truly magical and we spent hours having fun and laughing together. Sharon was incredibly attentive and was always on hand to help (even when we didn't know we needed help!).

    Bryan was our photographer on the day and he really made us feel really comfortable throughout. He suggested some great shots and the sneak peaks that we have received so far are absolutely beautiful!!

    We also added videograpgy and are again so pleased with the end result. Not only did Michael get the finished video over to us in a little over a week for a party we were hosting back home, he also happily made a second version on our request that didn't include our private personal vows.

    Absolutely everything was perfect, completely stress free and most of all, great fun!

    If you are looking to Elope in Banff, look no further! 鉂わ笍

    Elope In Banff's reply:

    Dear Kirsty & Rob,
    What a fun day! We absolutely loved being with you both and taking care of you. I am thrilled to know you really enjoyed our tour of Banff - I love showing couples around, and giving you choices. Thanks for your wonderful review, stay well and come and visit Banff again - perhaps for an anniversary!
    Lots of love
    Sharon, Bryan & Michael XXX
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    Amanda D. Married on 19/11/2022
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    Amazing Elopment Experience !!!!!

    Wow!! Was such a magical experience with Sharon & Malcolm! They did an amazing job from start to finish. Remembering every detail to make our elopement so special and memorable. Thank you so much for making our experience so amazing 馃憦馃挆

    Elope In Banff's reply:

    Dear Amanda & Tanner,
    I am so happy you chose me to be your planner - what a fun day!
    Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together.
    Sharon & Malcolm XXX
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    Kira U. Married on 06/11/2022
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    It was a breeze!

    So quick and so easy! No stress! When the wedding was done it was so normal it was like; Did that just happen? Are we married now? Already?! All the people involved were great! We did get what we paid for! It was fantastic! If you want something stress free and want to tie the knot with your betrothed without being overwhelmed please book with Elope in Banff. We chose the simply elope package and it was still amazing! They know what they are doing and made this so easy for us to get married. There鈥檚 a reason why they have been doing so well for 20+ years! Both my husband Mark and I thank you again and we recommend your services to anyone getting married. Thanks again!

    Elope In Banff's reply:

    Dear Kira & Mark,
    We are so happy to know you had a stress free wedding and you love your images! Thanks for recommending us, we are thrilled you chose the EIB Team to take care of you. Wishing you many years of happiness together.
    Sharon, Chris & Bryan. XXX
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    Zahra Married on 28/10/2022
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    Elope in Banff did an outstanding service. Through out the scheduling, promptness of emails and calls Sharon was responsive and offered so much support and patience. On our wedding day we worked with Bryan who was very pleasant, kind and amazing to work with.
    And Sarah was like the best friend I needed, so thoughtful and patient. She helped me with my dress and my perfectly handsome sons lol 馃槀 It felt more like family who were doing everything possible to make you feel special. We also got a sneak peek at the photos and I was in awe! It was truly a magical day for us. Highly recommend elope in Banff!

    Elope In Banff's reply:

    Dear Zahra & Ryan,
    Thanks for choosing the EIB Team to take care of you and make your wedding day amazing. I know Sarah loved being with you all, she had a great time with you and your family. Thanks for highly recommending us.
    Best Wishes
    Sharon, Sarah & Bryan. XXX
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    Karen V. Married on 22/10/2022
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    Blessed ! Amazing experience!

    To Sharon and the whole team,
    John and I wanted to send a big thank you for making our wedding amazing and worry free! You did an amazing job at putting our nerves at ease and taking care of everything that day. We didn鈥檛 have to worry about a thing ! Thanks again, and know we will definitely let our friends and family know about you if anyone is in need of a fabulous wedding coordinator! -John & Karen
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    Judy N. Married on 15/10/2022
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    Exactly What We Asked For

    This was a really wonderful experience for the two of us. Sharon took care of everything and even picked us up and drove us to and from our wedding venue. Her husband Malcolm took beautiful pictures of our wedding that we will always cherish.
    Sharon and Malcolm were our witnesses and each had a really nice manner that made us feel at ease.
    The marriage commissioner, Carl , who Sharon engaged to marry us, was warm and engaging and the service was meaningful and felt very personal. Sharon and Malcolm and Carl made this day perfect for us. We can鈥檛 thank you enough!

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Meet the team

Chris (Christianne)
Chris (Christianne)
Planner/Coordinator

With over a decade of exposure as a professional performer, Chris is here to make sure that you have the best ever experience when you take centre stage on your wedding day.

Chris is energetic, organized, and very passionate about details. She will assist you in choosing the perfect spot for the ceremony and portraits, assist the bride in getting ready on your wedding day, and will be with you for the duration of the photographs to make sure that your special day will be a moment to cherish forever.

As a performer, Chris has traveled to many exciting destinations around the world including: Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Bogota (Columbia), Vienna (AT), and New York City (NY). She loves art, culture, cooking and wine.

Although she loves to travel, nothing is better than coming home to the Canadian Rockies. Growing up in Alberta, she is very familiar with Banff. She loves skiing in the winter, and hiking hard trails in the summer. She now lives in Canmore.

Sharon
Sharon
Planner/Coordinator

With over 20 years of experience in the wedding industry, Sharon is still as passionate as ever about planning small wedding celebrations. "It true honor to be chosen and trusted to plan your elopement wedding"

In 1997, she began planning small weddings for a UK based travel agency and this was the start of her career in the wedding industry. Over the past 2 decades, she has worked with hundreds of couples from all over the world who have chosen to come to the Canadian Rockies to celebrate their marriage vows.

Sharon has created a number of packages to inspire and provide you with different ideas when choosing to be married in Banff or Lake Louise, Canada. These packages are a great starting point for your special day. However, these packages are flexible and nearly every wedding is customised to each individual couple.

Together, with her husband Malcolm Carmichael, they own: Alpine Peak Photography and the Banff Log Cabin B & B, heritage log home in Banff.

Sarah
Sarah
Coordinator

Born and raised in Banff, Alberta, Sarah is very familiar with everything the valley has to offer, including the best restaurants, sight seeing, activities and so much more.

Sarah has just completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dalhousie University. Her gentle, calm and patient personality makes her the perfect bridal assistant.

A strong and dedicated member of the Elope in Banff team, Sarah has lots of fun with our couples. She loves the opportunity to coordinate elopement weddings, meeting new faces from all over the world and introducing them to her beautiful hometown in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Having worked at the flower shops in Banff for many years, as well as a number of different restaurants, (and being an outdoor lover of hiking, biking and adventuring), Sarah can help you find exactly what you are looking for when you come to Banff for your elopement celebration.

Sarah shows her couples the best outdoor spots to get married including some 鈥渙ff the beaten track鈥 locations for total privacy in Banff. She is very much looking forward to meeting you and helping you have the elopement wedding of your dreams.

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