Kayla & Steve - Cape Spear - Newfoundland Elopement Photographer
There are so many amazing places to elope, and as a Newfoundland elopement photographer I want to help you choose the best location possible: somewhere that feels true to who you and your partner are, and makes your i-do dreams come true!
If you’re a fellow West Coast resident, then there’s a good chance that you haven’t heard of Cape Spear in Newfoundland, the easternmost point in Canada and North America. I did a styled elopement photoshoot out there and it proved to be a fantastic ceremony location; not only is it a wealth of natural beauty with rolling green hills and oceanside cliffs, but it’s also close to St. John’s, a city with plenty of great East Coast charm.
As I mentioned before, Cape Spear is the easternmost point in all of Canada and North America. It encompasses the Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site on the Avalon Peninsula, which makes it all kinds of dreamy. The peninsula has a similar feeling to many of the bluffs of Ireland, which lays just across the Atlantic Ocean; with vast rolling hills, and blue ocean as far as the eye can see, it’s an idyllic spot for a just-us wedding, but still remains accessible by road for anyone who is looking to bring some friends and family along. There are plenty of secluded spots that would make the perfect ceremony location. We would, however, recommend scheduling something in a warmer season, because St. John’s and surrounding area is known to be one of Canada’s foggiest and rainiest cities (unless that’s right up your alley, of course).
Cape Spear is roughly a twenty-minute drive to downtown St. John’s where there are plenty of great heritage bed and breakfasts, hotels, houses, and Airbnb’s available. I especially like the look of Ryan Mansion and Balmoral House Bed and Breakfast which are both a bit different from your average hotel, and have some great ratings!
There are plenty of other amenities available in St. John’s, including several places for hair and make-up. If you end up spending any time at local pubs (especially Trapper John’s and Christian’s Bar), there’s a good chance you’ll get an invitation to become a real Newfoundlander with a ‘screech-in’ ceremony. It’s an unusual, and wacky, Newfoundland tradition that involves taking a shot of screech (a brand of rum), reciting a short song, and kissing a cod.
If you’re looking for something else to get up to during your stay, there are plenty of things to do, like whale watching, kayaking, or a hiking the nearby East Coast Trail.
Cape Spear makes an amazing elopement location; it’s got all the natural beauty and East Coast charm that would make for a perfect intimate wedding. As a Newfoundland elopement photographer, I hope I’ve encouraged you to think outside of the box, and outside of the province when it comes to the planning process!