The Ultimate Guide to Eloping in Patagonia: A Dream Destination for Adventure Weddings

The Ultimate Guide to Eloping in Patagonia

Updated April 1st 2024

Picture this: a vast wilderness stretching as far as the eye can see, jagged mountain peaks piercing the sky, turquoise lakes reflecting the condors circling the sky, and a sense of untouched beauty that leaves you in awe. Welcome to Patagonia, a land of pure adventure and a dream destination for adventure weddings.

Eloping in Patagonia is like stepping into another world. It’s an escape from the ordinary, a chance to embark on a romantic adventure in one of the world’s most mesmerizing destinations. Here, nature engulfs you and invites you to explore landscapes you could only ever imagine in your dreams. 

We were lucky enough to photograph three incredible elopements in Patagonia over the fall season and fell in love with the region, the food, the people and the scenery. After seven weeks of searching for the best places to get married, we thought we would put together a guide for others daring enough to defy convention and embrace the untamed beauty of Patagonia.

Let the wild winds carry your love, the towering peaks witness your commitment, and the golden landscapes become the backdrop to your memories.

Are you ready for an elopement adventure like no other?

The Ultimate Guide to Eloping in Patagonia: A Dream Destination for Adventure Weddings

Where is Patagonia?

Patagonia is a vast region located at the southern end of South America, primarily encompassing the southern parts of Argentina and Chile. It spans across both countries, with Argentina occupying the eastern side of Patagonia and Chile occupying the western side. The region stretches from the Andes Mountains in the west to the Atlantic Ocean in the east, offering unique and remote mountainous landscapes to explore.

How to Travel to Patagonia?

Getting to Patagonia is an adventure in itself, as this remote region spans both Chile and Argentina. Here are some common ways to reach Patagonia:

By Air:

  • Fly to Santiago, Chile, or Buenos Aires, Argentina, which are major international airports. From there, you can catch a domestic flight to the main airports in Patagonia, such as Punta Arenas in Chile or El Calafate in Argentina.

By Land:

  • If you prefer a scenic journey, consider taking a long-distance bus or driving to Patagonia. Both Chile and Argentina have extensive bus networks that connect major cities to Patagonian destinations. The journey can be long, but it offers an opportunity to witness the stunning landscapes along the way.

Combination of Flights and Ground Travel:

  • The most common way, and how we travelled in Patagonia was a combination of air travel and ground transportation. For example, fly into a major city like Santiago or Buenos Aires, then take a domestic flight to a regional airport, and finally rent a car or take a bus to your final destination.

Where is the Best Location to Elope in Patagonia?

There is no shortage of amazing views in Patagonia. The hardest part, in our opinion, is choosing where to base yourself for your elopement adventure. Below we have listed some of our favourite places and a little about what makes them special:

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile: 

Torres del Paine National Park is one of the most well-known areas of Patagonia. It’s a paradise for adventure-seeking couples who love to hike in the mountains. This is the home of the famous W and O trek. With its iconic granite peaks, turquoise lakes, and vast expanses of untouched wilderness, this park offers so many stunning locations for an elopement. 

Where to stay in Torres Del Paine:

When visiting Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, there are various accommodation options available to suit different preferences and budgets. It is a very remote area so accommodation is limited but you can find some incredible places to base yourself for your elopement. Some of our favourites include:

Hosteria Pehoe

Hotel Las Torres

Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa

Rio Serrano Hotel and Spa

-Campsites and Refugio’s

El Chaltén, Argentina

Known as the “Hiking Capital of Argentina,” El Chaltén is a picturesque village nestled at the foot of the majestic Fitz Roy mountain. This beautiful destination is ideal for couples who seek an elopement surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes. Hike hand in hand along the legendary trails, such as Laguna de los Tres or Laguna Torre, and say your vows against the backdrop of towering peaks, pristine glaciers, and alpine lakes. The dramatic beauty of El Chaltén will create a truly unforgettable elopement experience.

Where to stay in El Chalten:

El Chalten has a much greater variety of accommodation options than Torres Del Paine National Park. This ranges from higher-end hotels, Airbnb’s, hostels and campsites. This little town has such a great vibe and we loved roaming the main street with its breweries and delicious bakeries and restaurants. Some of our favourite places to stay include:

-Airbnb, we loved Soho Lofts

Chalten Camp

Can you Legally Get Married in Patagonia?

While it’s possible to legally get married in both Chile and Argentina, the process is complicated and involves lots of planning to get the necessary permits. Because of this, we advise our couples to do all the paperwork in their home country and focus this trip on being the symbolic ceremony eg. private vows, rings and photos!

When is the Best time to Elope in Patagonia?

Our favourite time of year to explore Patagonia is in March and April. This is just after the busy summer tourist season and the start of the fall/ autumn season when red and orange colours are starting to cover the landscapes.

Preparing for Weather in Patagonia

The weather in Patagonia can be wild and unpredictable at any time of year. It’s not uncommon to see all four seasons in one day. Because of this, we allocate 3-4 days for all of our elopements to give enough time to explore different areas and wind the best weather windows for photos.


  • In general, the average temperatures in March range from around 8°C to 18°C (46°F to 64°F) during the day. 

Daylight Hours:

  • In March, daylight hours begin to decrease as autumn progresses. You can expect approximately 10 to 12 hours of daylight, allowing for ample time to explore and enjoy outdoor activities, but making sunrise and sunset times not too hard to navigate for the best photos.


  • Patagonia is known for its unpredictable weather and rapid changes, but March tends to be lower in rainfall compared to the summer months. We always suggest being prepared for rain by carrying waterproof clothing and gear. 


  • Patagonia is renowned for its strong and gusty winds, which can be present throughout the year. In March, the winds can still be quite prevalent, particularly in the more exposed areas. Be prepared for windy conditions and consider appropriate clothing and gear to protect against the wind chill.
 The Ultimate Guide to Eloping in Patagonia: A Dream Destination for Adventure Weddings

Top Activities to Do While in Patagonia

There are so many activities that you can incorporate into your elopement adventure in this dramatic part of the world. This could include:



-Boat Tours

-Glacier Trekking

-Horseback Riding

Inspiration for your Elopement in Patagonia

Get inspired with these three elopements we photographed in Patagonia this past fall season:

How to Book Us for Your Elopement in Patagonia

Choosing to elope in Patagonia means choosing to immerse yourself in a world of adventure and natural wonders. It’s a part of the world that we think everyone should experience once in their lives and what better way to do it than get married there!

We have searched high and low to find the best places to elope in Patagonia and would love nothing more than to share our favourite locations with you and help you put together a custom adventure that reflects who you are and what you love doing together!

If you are interested in packages and pricing please reach out via our contact form here and we can start chatting about what your adventure could look like!

Can’t wait to hear from you soon,

Bec and Andrew