24 Amazing Places to Elope in Australia

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Best Places To Elope: Australia | NSW | QLD

Looking for Australia's best places to elope? Australia has some of the world's most spectacular places to elope from oceanfront and country settings to iconic city landmarks. Australia's unique and vast landscape offers a wonderful variety of beautiful elopement destinations that set the scene for an intimate, romantic and highly memorable wedding experience.

Among the best 24 places to elope in Australia are all inclusive elopement venues that come with easy and affordable packages. Other gorgeous spots listed below are specialty micro wedding venues and intimate one-of-a-kind properties where you can DIY you dream elopement in a jaw dropping, world-class location.

Some of Australia's best elopement destinations are located in world-renowned winery regions such as the Hunter Valley, at world-heritage landmarks in metropolitan cities including Sydney, and at pop-up locations with limited season elopements such the incredible Daisy Fields on the South Coast of NSW. 

Here are 24 amazing places to elope in Australia.

Best Places to Elope in Australia

New South Wales
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Elopement Destinations in NSW

Best Place To Elope In Australia
1. Goosewing Cottage

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

Goosewing Cottage is a cute little farm-style venue that specialises in affordable & all inclusive elopements for 2 to a maximum of 20 guests (+ children) in the iconic Hunter Valley. Elopement packages 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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2. Mountain View Farm

  • Location: Tilba Tilba - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 25
  • Accommodation: 2 - 14 guests
  • Elopement Package: AUD $8,500

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 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 $8,500 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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St Josephs Elopement Destination
3. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Address: Hawkesbury - Sydney, NSW
  • Capacity: 10 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Venue Hire Fee: AUD $3,500 - $7,500

St Joseph's Guesthouse is a unique Airbnb that was built from the ruins of an old Catholic Church and now offers 2 or more night stays for elopements just outside of Sydney. The upper two levels have 5 luxury bedrooms, an open plan kitchen/dining and several indoor & outdoor lounge areas. Downstairs is an intimate function space perfect for seated dinners (max 60 guests) or cocktail style receptions.

A beautiful spot to exchange vows is the altar on the front sandstone steps under the original church bell which still works today. The backyard on the other side of the church is a wonderfully relaxed spot for drinks and grazing that overlooks views of the Hawkesbury and has a plunge pool. 

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Blair Athol Elopement Destination
4. Blair Athol Bathurst 

  • Location: 281 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW 2795
  • Capacity: 10 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

This landmark Victorian mansion was architecturally designed for the town's Mayor in 1892 and has recently undergone a multimillion-dollar refurbishment restoring it to one of Australia's most prestigious homes. Blair Athol can be hired for small weddings & elopements and has several stately dining & reception rooms plus a huge garden that overlooks Bathurst.

The Italianate mansion sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 luxury suites that all have private bathrooms. An internal elevator was recently installed and sits alongside a grand staircase marrying the high ornate ceilings and real gold leaf gilding of its heritage with 21st century luxuries.

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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

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 elopements.

Elopement and micro wedding packages range between AUD $3,300 - $8,200 and include use of the venue for 2 - 22 guests with 2 nights accommodation in 1 - 5 boat houses that sit over the tranquil lake. Intimate spaces to say "I do" include a tropical sunken garden, an ornamental pear tree and a beautiful little banquet hall that has a glass wall overlooking a candlelit roman bath.

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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 best elopement destinations in Australia. Romantic accommodation for two is in a luxe country barn.

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Garden elopement venue in South West Sydney
7. 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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Chapel elopements in Sydney Australia
8. Lords Estate

  • Location: Seven Hills - Sydney, NSW
  • Capacity: 70
  • Venue Hire: $2,000

Located on a private Victorian-era estate in the heart of Sydney, Lords Estate is an incredibly intimate place to tie the knot with just the two of you or a handful of guests. The non-denominational chapel welcomes civil elopements and religious ceremonies of all descriptions.

This 140 year old chapel is surrounded by country-style gardens and offers a variety of backdrops for wedding photos. You're welcome to have cake, drinks and light refreshments on the grounds after your ceremony with venue hire including up to 4 hours access to the property. Elopement celebrants Meggan Brummer & Michael Janz and photographer Anna Murray are familiar with this venue.

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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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Eleven Eighty Elopement Venue
10. 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
11. 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
12. 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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Byron Bay elopement destination
13. Coorabell Estate

  • Location: Byron Bay, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

Coorabell Estate is a luxury 5 bedroom house situated on 28 scenic acres just 20 minutes from Byron Bay. With spectacular views over surrounding rainforest, Coorabell is one of the prettiest spots to elope in this world-renowned destination.

Coorabell Estate comes with a minimum of 2 nights accommodation for up to 10 guests and a wide range spaces to plan your 3+ day elopement experience. From a ceremony on the lush lawns or covered balcony overlooking the rainforest to a cocktail reception beside the pool.

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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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Greystone Estate Elopement Destination
15. Greystone Estate

  • Location: Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Capacity: 30 - 110
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32
  • Venue Hire Cost: $18,400 inc 2 nights
  • 25% mid-week discount

Greystone Estate is a luxurious Hampton's style property located in the Hunter Valley and is best suited to larger elopements or micro weddings with 30 guests. Set on 10 park-like grounds the estate's main residence has seven 5-star suites with private bathrooms and a further 3 self contained dwellings sleeping a total of 32 guests.

Greystone has a beautiful open air chapel that offers an intimate location for elopements, and a luxe wedding hall for seated receptions. There's also the option of seated events on the verandah of the main residence near the property's luxe  swimming pool.

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Garden elopement venue at Figbird Cottage
16. 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 Destinations in Queensland

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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Elopement destination on the Sunshine Coast QLD
18. The Lakehouse Folk

  • Location: Lake Baron, Sunshine Coast Hinterland
  • Capacity: 12
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Elopement Packages: $1,000+

The Lakehouse Folk is situated in the backyard of two Airbnbs in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and with incredible views over Lake Baroon is one of the most scenic places to elope in Australia. Venue hire starts at $1,000 and includes a ceremony set up with arbour and seating or you can combine accommodation in one or both of the Airbnbs. BYO celebrant.

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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 Destinations 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 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 Destinations 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 chapel that can be hired for elopement 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 Destinations 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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