Is Morocco a good place to elope? That was the question I set out to answer when putting together this guide. The very short answer is yes, but short answers don’t really cut it with this dreamy location. I wasn’t even sure I could fit everything I love about this country into just one adventure elopement guide to Morocco – there are SO MANY reasons to get married here.
Beaches. Surf. Desert dunes. Camel rides. Palm trees. Snow-capped mountains. Lush valleys. Ancient ruins. Color. Culture. ADVENTURE!
Modern-day Morocco teems with influences from the many cultures that have called its lands home over the centuries. The architecture of the Berbers, Phoenicians, Moors, and Romans that permeate the visual landscape of Morocco are a living testament to the concept of a melting-pot society. The colors kaleidoscope around you as you make your way through the towns, mingling with locals in amazing traditional garb. And the food is some of the best and most diverse you will find in the Mediterranean – fragrant spices intermingle in the breeze with the sweet smell of the Valley of the Roses.
Can you picture it? Perfect. Envisioning it is the first step. The next is figuring out how to make it happen. Which is why I’m here – to make your Morroco elopement photography dreams come true! While this guide is definitely a great start, there is nothing better than having someone by your side to help you figure out the best places and spaces. If you’re ready? I’m ready. Just reach out to me and we can get started.
If you’re thinking about eloping in Morocco, there are so many places to go and so many things to know:
- When is the best time to elope in Morocco?
- What are the best photo spots in Morocco to make your dream shoot a reality?
- How do I even start to plan an adventure elopement in Morocco?
- Who are some of the best wedding planners in Morocco?
- Where are the best places to have a dream elopement in Morocco?
In my ULTIMATE adventure elopement guide to Morocco, we’re going to talk about all that and more. Keep reading to find out how we can create your dream wedding together.
The Best Times And Places To Elope In Morocco
The weather is as varied as the cultural influence. While the Atlas Mountains are often seen with snow year-round, inland areas can reach over 100 degrees in the summer. Needless to say, timing is everything.
One of the more popular blocks of time to elope in Morocco is early April to late May. The freshness of spring is still in the air, and those blazing summer days haven’t quite arrived. The not-too-hot weather mixed with the cool winds off the Atlantic make for a perfect setting for both indoor or outdoor weddings.
If spring isn’t your cup of tea, the next best time to have an adventure elopement in Morocco would be the beginning of the fall. Early September to mid-October is best, but if you’re okay with an indoor wedding, then the cool months are perfect for you. Just a heads-up, though – the rainiest part of the season is around late October to mid-November, so plan for that ahead of time.
OK – we’ve figured out the right time, now we need the right place. Let’s look at some of the most picturesque places in Morocco for your elopement photo shoot.
By Land Or By Sea: The Right Topography For Your Morocco Elopement Photography
The Atlas Mountains
A natural backdrop that most could only dream of, the Atlas Mountains, located about 90 minutes from Marrakech, is one of the most visually stunning places you can find in Morocco. With the weather, though, timing is everything. If you’re looking to make the mountains your destination, the best times to visit are between April and October, but aiming for late May to mid-June will be best to avoid rain and overly hot weather.
Image by Annie Spratt on Unsplash: The Atlas Mountains make for an amazing backdrop for eloping in Morocco.
The Blue City
The Blue City of Morocco, Chaouen, is like a painting come to life. Nestled in the Rif Mountains, the city is known for its amazing medina (market), gorgeous hikes through the mountains, and day visits to the Cascades d’Akchour.
But it’s the color and life of the city itself that makes it one of the most Instagrammable places in Morocco. If you appreciate bold hues, bright backdrops, and the color blue(!), this could be the place for you.
Image by Mohammed Lak on Unsplash: The city of Chaouen is one of the best photo spots in Morocco.
The Town (and Beaches) of Asilah
The beach town of Asilah is a wonderland, especially if you love beautiful coastal views, ancient architecture, and a funky, boho sort of vibe. Homes and businesses are painted with murals and imagery, doorways are adorned with sea glass, and if you happen to make your trip between June and July, you’ll be in for an extra treat: the Cultural Moussem of Asilah is a yearly arts festival where the walls of the town are covered in art from top to bottom.
From Asilah, you can also make your way to Paradise Beach. A small slice of land with amazing, panoramic views, it’s not nearly as touristy as some of the other beaches in Morocco, giving us the chance to catch that perfect golden hour moment without any interference.
Image by Aziz Achkari on Unsplash: Art, coastal views, and blazing sunsets make Asilah one of the most beautiful photo locations in Morocco.
The Gardens of Kasbah Tamadot
The Gardens of Kasbah Tamadot is the best of both worlds. The outdoor space is teeming with flora and fauna, and there’s an amazing luxury hotel and spa that makes for a stunning indoor venue. The Kasbah Tamadot Hotel was named the #1 Resort Hotel in Africa/the Middle East in 2021, and when you peruse their online offerings, you can see why.
Image by Roman Odintsov on Unsplash: The Gardens of Kasbah Tamadot is picture-perfect for eloping in Morocco.
The Best Wedding Planners For Your Adventure Elopement In Morocco
So, we’ve talked about times and places – now let’s talk about our last step of the journey: the plans. There is no elopement without planning, which is why I want to introduce you to some of the best wedding planners in Morocco. They can guide you on your way to the best caterers, music, and more.
For the last 17 years, owners Fred and Rosena have dedicated their lives to creating an open and welcoming environment for anyone looking to make their dream wedding a reality. They specialize in planning weddings for couples of all cultures and nationalities, which will make planning an elopement in another country quite a bit easier.
Party Maroc is a multilingual team of professionals who are poised to make your elopement picture-perfect in every way. From boho to luxury, extravagant to minimalist, they can navigate it all. I hear they have an amazing list of contacts when it comes to finding the right music, make-up, and more, so Party Maroc is definitely your one-stop shop.
As you can see there are so many things to decide when it comes to eloping in Morocco. Luckily, I’m here to make one of those decisions a little easier. With me as your elopement photographer in Morocco, the memories of the day will come to life. I’m available to give you all the wedding feels – reach out to me here so we can get started!
Featured image by Kyriacos Georgiou on Unsplash