24 Amazing Places to Elope in Australia

Best Elopement Venues Australia
Top Elopement Destinations: Australia | NSW | QLD

Looking for Australia's best places to elope? Australia has many world class elopement destinations thanks to a vast and picturesque landscape. From small & intimate elopement locations at secluded beaches and private islands to secret wedding spots at iconic city landmarks, Australia offers a wide range of scenic spots to say "I do" that are among the most beautiful places to elope in the world.

These 24 best places to elope in Australia are all stunning locations with epic views that offer an amazing, one-of-kind experience for intimate elopement weddings. Many places specialise in all inclusive elopement packages which come with a celebrant and photographer and are typically priced between AUD $3,600 - $8,000. 

Some of Australia's most beautiful places to elope are situated within world heritage areas such as the Whitsunday Islands on the Great Barrier Reef and wilderness regions like the Blue Mountains. Other popular spots to elope include Tasmania, the iconic winery regions of the Hunter Valley and Yarra Valley, and vibrant metropolitan cities of Sydney and Melbourne.

Here are 24 amazing places to elope in Australia. They're all dream elopement destinations that specialise in micro weddings with 2 - 30 guests. 

Best Places to Elope in Australia

New South Wales
Western Australia

Elopement Venues in NSW

Place to elope in Leura Australia
1. Secret Elopement Spot in Leura

  • Location: 41 Olympian Parade, Leura, NSW 2780
  • Capacity: 200
  • Elopement Package: AUD $3,850

This amazing place to elope is situated in Leura NSW and has incredible views over dramatic cliff faces and valleys synonymous with the Blue Mountains, including a rear view of the world renowned Three Sisters rock formation. 

All inclusive elopement packages are exclusively available through Kyle & Emily at Blue Mountains Weddings and are priced from AUD$3,850 with one-on-one planning, a local celebrant to legalise your marriage, a photographer to capture the memories, styling of the location and an intimate post ceremony picnic. A wet weather back up marquee is included with all packages.

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Elopement Venues Australia
2. Mountain View Farm

  • Location: Tilba Tilba - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 25
  • Accommodation: 2 - 14 guests
  • Elopement Package: AUD $5,000+

Mountain View Farm is one of the most romantic places to elope in Australia. This quiet little farm is located on the far South Coast of New South Wales and an easy drive from Canberra and offers year-round elopements under the gaze of the beautiful Mount Gulaga.

Every year the owner plants huge fields of Everlasting Daisies and designs an elopement venue with an aisle and altar into the layout. When the daisies bloom from mid August to the end of September you can walk slowly through the flowers to the romantic sounds of a wedding singer and get married with up to 25 guests in the middle of the daisy field.

The elopement package includes a celebrant, ceremony & all paperwork to legalise your marriage, wedding singer, flowers, photographer & all images, champagne and post ceremony grazing table. Optional accommodation is available onsite. DIY elopements permitted.

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Elopement Destination Hunter Valley Australia
3. Goosewing Cottage

  • Location: Mount View - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Capacity: 20
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Elopement packages: AUD $3,295+

Goosewing Cottage is a cute little elopement venue that specialises in affordable weddings for 2 to a maximum of 20 guests (+ children) in the iconic Hunter Valley. All inclusive packages to elope start at $3,295 and include venue hire, your pick of celebrants, all paperwork to get you legally hitched and one of the best wedding photographers in Australia.

Optional accommodation is available in a homestead which sleeps up to 8 guests and has a swimming pool, and in a smaller cottage that sleeps up to 4 guests. The property offers easy access to the Hunter Valley's best restaurants and wineries.

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St Josephs Elopement Destination
4. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Address: Hawkesbury - Sydney, NSW
  • Capacity: 10 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Elopement Packages: AUD $3,500+

St Joseph's Guesthouse is a unique Airbnb built from the ruins of an old Catholic Church and offers a one-of-a-kind place to elope just outside of Sydney. All inclusive micro wedding packages come with a choice of celebrants, an award winning photographer, flowers, cake and grazing platter with champagne.

The church has optional accommodation in 5 luxury bedrooms upstairs, while downstairs is an intimate function space perfect for small weddings seating 10 - 60 guests. On the front sandstone steps is a beautiful spot to exchange vows under the original church bell which still works today. 

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Beautiful place to elope in Australia's iconic Hunter Valley
5. Leaves & Fishes

  • Location: Lovedale - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Elopement Packages: $3,300+

Leaves & Fishes is a Tuscan-style 20 acre retreat located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country. The property centres around a pretty Lotus Lake which comes into full bloom between November and March offering a beautiful backdrop for intimate weddings from 2 - 60+ guests

Venue hire for elopements and micro weddings includes a 2 night stay for 2 - 12 guests in 5 boat houses that sit over the tranquil lake. Intimate places to say "I do" include a tropical sunken garden, a beautiful little banquet hall that has a glass wall overlooking a candlelit roman bath and the deck of the largest boathouse.

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Fig Tree Elopement Place
6. Fig Tree Park

  • Location: Central Tilba - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 20
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Elopement Packages: $3,800+

Fig Tree Park is a beautiful French-style estate perched on a hill top overlooking 360° views of the ocean and picturesque mountains. Surrounded by horse paddocks, grand fairy-lit fig trees and romantically lit gardens Fig Tree Park is one of the most picturesque elopement destinations in Australia. Romantic accommodation for two is in a luxe country barn.

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Place for eloping with horses Australia
7. Wallaringa Farm

  • Location: 321 Wallaringa Road, Wallaringa, NSW 2420
  • Capacity: 12
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Elopement Package: AUD $5,200+

The 3 bedroom farm house at Wallaringa Farm is a luxury destination for elopements completely secluded in the scenic hills of Dungog Shire, half an hour from the Hunter Valley and some of Australia's most iconic vineyards. If you love nature and horses Wallaringa Farm is the perfect place to elope with more than 40 friendly mares and stallions grazing the homestead's surrounding paddocks.

All inclusive elopement packages are priced from AUD $5,200 and include exclusive use of the farmhouse for two nights, a celebrant and all legal paperwork to legalise your wedding, a photographer, seasonal florals and catering. 

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Garden elopement venue in South West Sydney
8. Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan

  • Location: Mount Annan - Camden, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 50
  • Elopement Package: $1,250

At the Australian Botanical Gardens in South West Sydney, 416 hectares of gardens, rainforest, woodlands and lakes offer a plethora of beautiful settings to elope. The Connections Garden is the most popular spot for elopements offering a private rainforest setting that seats up to 50 guests.

For elopements at this venue we recommend celebrants Meggan Brummer & Zoe Sabados and Mr Wigley Photography, Ben Newnam or Anna Murray Photography.

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Oceanfront elopement destination in the NSW South Coast
9. Interbane House

  • Location: 8 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Park, NSW 2508
  • Capacity: 50
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Venue Hire: $2,850

Interbane House is a private Victorian-era homestead located on the coast between Sydney and Wollongong, and with ships coming & going from nearby ports it has one of Australia's best ocean views. 

Venue hire starts at $2,850 for a 2 night stay and you can get married in the backyard overlooking the ocean, on the wraparound deck with wrought iron balustrade or in the light-filled dining room. The hire fee covers micro weddings and elopements with up to 50 guests on the property.

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Glencara Elopement Venue ACT
10. Glencara Country Estate

  • Location: 706 Jerrybang Lane, Monteagle, NSW 2594
  • Capacity: 2 - 160
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Elopement Packages: All inclusive

Surrounded by vibrant crops of canola in Spring and lush green fields of wheat in Autumn, Glencara is one of the prettiest places to elope in Australia. The little-known-about farm is located between Young and Grenfell two hours from Canberra in the Hilltops region of NSW and offers all inclusive elopement packages with a photographer, celebrant and flowers.

At the centre of Glencara is an historic homestead surrounded by whimsical country gardens that include a unique rustic maze and lots of beautiful spots to say "I do". Quirky riddles and games are dotted throughout the garden rooms providing fun things to do while meandering around the property with a glass of post-ceremony champagne.

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Eleven Eighty Elopement Venue
11. Eleven Eighty Weddings

  • Location: 1180 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535 
  • Capacity: 60
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15

Eleven Eighty is one of the coolest elopement venues in Australia with a quirky range of intimate spaces that offer the ultimate destination for a 3 day celebration with 10 - 60 guests. The private 3 acre block has a refurbished train carriage that caters for private dining with up to 20 guests, a luxe little barn that seats up to 30 guests and an old school hall with a blank canvas to fit 50 people.

Venue hire gives you free reign to plan your wedding ceremony & reception, pre wedding events and a recovery session utilising the spaces however you wish. There's a shed full of quality furniture that's free for you to access and two onsite cottages sleep up to 15 guests onsite. 

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Eloping in Australia is at Sydney Harbour
12. Sydney Harbour

  • Location: Sydney Harbour, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 30 guests
  • Elopement Package: $1,995 - $2,505

Elopements on Sydney Harbour are offered by Elope In Sydney and include a choice of iconic locations for your wedding ceremony. The all inclusive packages come with a popular Sydney celebrant (Michael Janz), a personalised ceremony with all legal paperwork completed and lodged for you, wedding photos by an elopement specialist and an optional adornment add on with furniture, florals & styling.

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Dantosa Wedding Elopement Destination
13. Dantosa Estate

  • Location: 76 Mort St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
  • Capacity: 16 - 60
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18

Dantosa Estate is a private 9 acre property nestled in a clearing within the Blue Mountains world heritage listed national park. Perfect for intimate weddings 16 - 60 guests, venue hire at Dantosa comes with two onsite cottages sleeping 18, a ceremony pontoon on a private lake, beautiful gardens for photos and a function area in the larger of the two houses. There's also a private cellar where wine tastings can be held as part of your elopement experience.

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Coolangatta Estate offers the best winery elopements in Australia
14. Coolangatta Estate

  • Location: Shoalhaven Heads, NSW
  • Capacity: 2+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70
  • Elopement Package: $6,999

Coolangatta Estate is a picturesque winery that was built by Australia's first convicts and is bordered by the ocean, Shoalhaven River and lush green bush-covered hills. This historic site is a unique destination for elopements offering a huge range of backdrops for wedding ceremonies and photos including rustic colonial style buildings, vines, water and gardens.

Coolangatta Estate offers an all inclusive elopement package which is priced at $6,999 and includes a marriage celebrant & legal ceremony, two witnesses if required, 2 hours of photography & a copy of all images, an intimate picnic and 1 night accommodation for two in the onsite motel.

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Garden elopement venue at Figbird Cottage
15. Figbird Cottage

  • Location: Comerong Island Rd, Terara - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8 + glamping
  • Elopement Packages: $3,995+

Figbird Cottage is a relaxed and elegant country estate with beautiful English style rose and camellia gardens perfect for intimate elopements. Accessed via an ornamental white gate and a pretty fairy-lit rose arbour the gardens come fully set up for your wedding ceremony and photos against the backdrop of picturesque dairy farm.

Elopements start at $3,995 and include the venue, celebrant who performs your ceremony and submits all legal paperwork, photography, champagne and witnesses if required. Accommodation can be added for up to 8 guests in two onsite cottages and additional extras such as cake and florals are also available.

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Elopement Venues in Queensland

Daydream Island Elopement Destination Queensland
16. Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

  • Location: Daydream Island, Whitsundays, QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Elopement Packages: $4,500+

Daydream Island Resort is a world class elopement destination in the tropical Whitsundays. The private island resort is accessible by helicopter or just 30 minutes from the mainland by boat and with plenty to do from snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef to hiking in rainforest, is an ideal all-in-one place to elope and honeymoon.

Small wedding venues on the island include a glass wedding chapel with sweeping views over the Coral Sea, a purpose-built seaside infinity deck, poolside event spaces and a unique underwater viewing observatory. There's also secluded beaches that offer private spots to get married on some of the whitest sand in the world.

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Elopement Destination Scenic Rim
17. White Chapel Kalbar

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 2 - 80
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Elopement Packages: $6,250+

White Chapel Kalbar is a popular elopement venue in Queensland's world-renowned Scenic Rim. The modern little chapel is located on a quiet country corner and is surrounded by beautiful grounds with gardens for photos. Behind the chapel is a furnished area with a roof and modern outdoor fireplace where guests can gather after the ceremony.

All inclusive elopement packages start at $6,250 including exclusive use of the chapel with seating and altar styling, a celebrant and legal ceremony with lodgement of all paperwork, photographer & images, flowers, cake, grazing platter, sparkling wine, access to the grounds for photos and a 2 night stay in the venue's Airbnb Herrmann House with breakfast.

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Darling St Chapel small wedding venue
18. Darling St Chapel Brisbane

  • Location: 16 Darling Street East, Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 130
  • Elopement Package: $1,800+

Originally built in 1879, Darling St Chapel is a modernised elopement venue that brings a sense of historic charm to intimate wedding ceremonies & receptions. Crystal chandeliers, stained glass windows, polished timber floors and a built-in white bar create an atmospheric setting inside, while an outdoor courtyard provides a private location for post-ceremony drinks & nibbles.

Affordable venue hire starts at $1,800 for elopements with the option to add a choice of celebrants from $650 and a courtyard cocktail reception or pizza package from $1,500. The chapel also has an all-in-one micro wedding package that costs $5,000 for a fully styled ceremony & catered reception for up to 30 guests with a celebrant & all legals.

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Elopement Destination in Brisbane
19. Workshops Rail Museum

  • Location: North Street, North Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 300+
  • Elopement Package: $900

The historic Workshops Rail Museum is an incredibly unique place to elope amongst grand heritage buildings, rail lined avenues, pretty country gardens and statement backdrops including a genuine fog-puffing locomotive and huge industrial timber doors.

Elopement experiences at the museum are both highly memorable and super cheap starting at $900 with a full ceremony set up including timber benches, floral arrangements and signing table. You get private access to the museum and grounds for your wedding photos after saying "I do".

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Elopement Venues in Victoria

Best elopement place in Melbourne, Australia
20. The Altar Electric

  • Location: 299 Johnston Street, Abbotsford, VIC 3067
  • Capacity: 80
  • Elopement Packages: $2,000+

The Altar Electric is the hippest little elopement venue in Australia. Located in inner city Melbourne, the Altar Electric team offer easy and fun shotgun weddings that start at $2,000 with a short & sweet ceremony and all legal documentation lodged for you. Packages range up to $6,500 for 30+ guests with a DJ, canapes & drinks.

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Elope in Australia Little Church
21. The Little Church

  • Location: 1385 Kyneton-Springhill Road, Spring Hill, VIC 3444
  • Capacity: 2 - 35+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Little Church is a deconsecrated 100 year old chapel located in the Macedon Ranges an hour from Melbourne's CBD. The cute little chapel sits on 2 country acres at Spring Hill Peony Farm and has a brand new small reception hall that seats up to 35 guests right next to it. The church itself caters for micro weddings with up to 60 guests.

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Elopement Venues in Western Australia

Tiny Elopement Chapel
22. Big Love Tiny Chapel

  • Location: Margaret River, WA
  • Capacity: 4 - 100+
  • Elopement Packages: 3 hour hire

Big Love Tiny Chapel is a mobile elopement venue that can be hired for intimate weddings anywhere in the Margaret River region of Western Australia. The tiny chapel seats 4 guests inside and for larger ceremonies you can exchange vows on the porch with your guests watching from seating in front of the chapel. The chapel comes with owner celebrant Anita Revel or you're welcome to BYO your preferred officiant.

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Elopement Venue Western Australia Stonebarn
23. Stonebarn Elopements

  • Location: Langley Road, Quinninup, WA 6258
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16

Stonebarn Weddings offers an intimate forest location for destination elopements in Western Australia. The 160 acre property features a 6 suite architecturally designed stone barn that has scenic views over the property's dam and surrounding Warren River Valley. Venue hire includes a 2 night stay for up to 16 guests and there are 5 ceremony sites to choose from. 

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Elopement Venues in Tasmania

Avalon Retreats Elopements Tasmania
24. Avalon Retreats

  • Location: Rocky Hills - East Coast, Tasmania
  • Capacity: 2 - 50
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 6
  • Micro Wedding Packages: Tailored by Bek Burrows

Nestled on the picturesque east cost of Tasmania between Hobart and Launceston is Avalon Retreats, an architecturally designed coastal home that can be hired for small weddings and elopements. The 3 bedroom property has a minimalist industrial vibe with glass walls that overlook the deep blue waters of Great Oyster Bay.

The dining room seats up to 25 guests and opens onto a front lawn where up to 50 guests can be seated on one long dining table. 

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