Our elopement packages include everything you need to make your Sydney wedding dreams a reality.
Without a doubt, Sydney is one of the best places in the world to have your elopement. From the world class beaches to the bustling city, there are hundreds of incredible places to elope. It has the perfect backdrops for an intimate and romantic wedding day that you will never forget.
Break away from tradition and do what’s right for you. Get married at the beach with the sand between your toes! Or get beautiful pictures with the Opera House in the background. There are countless places to have your small wedding in Sydney.
Our Sydney elopement packages are the perfect way to celebrate the big day with the best locations, celebrants, photographers and more. Speak with one of our planners to start making your dreams a reality.
Why Choose eloped?
Our goal is to ensure that you have the wedding of your dreams. We have a team of planners ready to help you design your ideal day, along with the best elopement vendors in Sydney.
Having a small wedding allows you to have your ceremony in some incredible spots around Sydney that would never allow a large gathering. We know the best places for a romantic ceremony with breathtaking backdrops for photos. Our team can also help you with the permit (if required).
Our elopement photographers in Sydney are the best around and will take photos that will make your friends and family shed a tear. Even if not everybody is present at your elopement, they will feel like they were there with the photos taken on the day.
To top it all off, our celebrants are vibrant and will make your wedding ceremony even that much more special.
Check out our elopement packages below and let’s get planning your exceptional elopement!
Places to elope in sydney
There are hundreds of world class locations that are the perfect setting to get eloped in Sydney. Some venues have a fee but others are completely free. You’d be surprised where you can have an intimate wedding at no extra cost. Some of our top spots are…
Berry Island Reserve
Diamond Bay Reserve
Our Sydney Elopement packages
All you have to do is pick your package and we take care of the rest. We provide an elopement planner with each package to ensure that your wedding goes off without a hitch. Our Basic package includes your celebrant and it goes up from there. If you want pictures with Sydney in the background you may want to choose our Photo package which includes an elopement photographer. These elopement packages are perfect for any budget!
This is our basic package and includes a marriage celebrant to get you legally married in your venue of choice.
Choose our photo package if you want beautiful wedding photos to keep forever and share with family and friends.
Our glam package is the all-inclusive option and elevates your wedding day and photos with makeup and flowers.
We also have a number of add-ons you can take advantage of too. Please ask if there’s something specific you’d like at your elopement, we can most likely help out.
Here are some questions we get about eloping in Sydney. If you can’t find an answer to your question please contact us.
Sydney is subject to the laws of New South Wales, which means there are certain procedures you must follow:
- Your celebrant will submit the Notice of Intended Marriage form to the government and must be done at least 30 days before the wedding takes place.
- Both partners will need to sign a Declaration of No Impediment which states that there is nothing obstructing this marriage.
- After vows are spoken three marriage certificates must be signed (wedding certificate, marriage register and registry paper).
- Two witnesses present in order to make the marriage legally binding.
- That’s it! Now you’re legally married.
There are pros and cons to each season in Sydney! You may think that winter is a bad time for an elopement but it offers some benefits: certain places are less crowded which gives you more options on the venue and you don’t have to be in the sweltering heat all day.
The only thing that we’d really watch out for is rainy season. People certainly still get eloped in rainy season but we’d suggest to find a place with a bit of cover just in case it pours. You can still get stunning photos in the rain if you’re the kind of couple to be a bit adventurous. Not everyone has a photo laughing in the rain with a drenched suit and wedding dress!
Our packages start at around $850 and go up from there. If you’d like a photographer you’re looking at a minimum of around $1,900. Since every elopement is different keep in mind that prices may fluctuate depending on what you’d like, where you’d like it and what day of the week you’d like it to happen on.
Please not that our prices do not include permits for your venue. Some of the best places to elope in Sydney can be used for free though, you just need to fill out the permit which we can help you do.
Sydney has hundreds of public venues that you can elope at but it all depends on the council that represents that region. Some councils allow elopements to happen for free with a permit. Others charge an hourly rate with a permit. Some don’t require a permit at all. We have all of this information ready on hand, so just ask your Eloped planner and we’d be happy to help pick the perfect venue.
Yes, you need two witnesses 18+ at the ceremony in order to make the wedding legally binding. They need to sign the official marriage certificates. This is a requirement across Australia. If you can’t provide two witnesses, we can provide them for you. Just let us know and we can give you pricing on witnesses.
There is a 30 day waiting period once you’ve submitted your Notice of Intended Marriage in NSW. That means we need at least 30 days, and probably more, in order to get you legally married. There are a few exceptions to the rule which are laid out in the Marriage Regulations Act but you then need to get it authorised through a prescribed authority. We can try to help if you’re in a rush but definitely prefer if you go through the regular 30 day route.
If you’re coming from out of town, you’re in luck! There are so many incredible places to stay in Sydney. If you want to treat yourselves with views of the Opera House, the Park Hyatt is an iconic place to stay. It’s not cheap but is an incredible place to spend one night to celebrate your elopement. There are also lots of Airbnbs scattered around Sydney that you can find close to your venue, whether you’re in North Sydney or Bondi.
© State of New South Wales (Department of Planning and Environment) 2022
© Katherine Griffiths, The Council of the City of Sydney 2022
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