Sunshine Coast Elopements

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of some of our most Frequently Asked Questions from our wonderful brides and grooms to help answer some of the questions that you may have for us.

And if you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We love to help. 

What is an elopement?

An elopement is an intimate and private wedding ceremony, typically involving only the couple and a small number of close family or friends. It offers a more personal and romantic alternative to traditional weddings.

Why choose the Sunshine Coast for our elopement?

The Sunshine Coast is a picturesque region in Queensland, renowned for its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and breathtaking landscapes and amazing restaurants. It provides a perfect backdrop for a romantic and memorable elopement experience.

What locations on the Sunshine Coast do you offer for elopements?

We offer elopement services in all locations, coastal favourites such as Caloundra, Noosa, Maroochydore, Coolum and Mooloolaba and the Sunshine Coast hinterland region, both outdoors, or if you prefer a relaxed, casual setting, sitting around a table to say “I DO” in a beautiful restaurant, with views. We can also suggest the perfect location for your special day.

Do you provide elopement packages?

Yes, we offer a range of elopement services to suit different preferences and budgets. Our packages include ceremony planned and officiated by an Authorised Marriage Celebrant, location selection, ceremony setup, flowers, photography, grazing platter and more. You are able to choose the services that suits you best and build your package step by step. It’s easy and fun.

Can we customize our elopement package?

Absolutely! We understand that every couple has unique preferences. Our buildable elopement package aligns perfectly with your vision and desires.

How do I start planning my elopement on the Sunshine Coast?

Simply click the “Start Here” button on our website. It will guide you through the process and allow you to explore our services and additional options.

How far in advance should we book our elopement?

It is recommended to book your elopement as early as possible to secure your preferred date and location. Popular dates tend to fill up quickly, especially weekends, so we advise booking at least six months in advance. Legally, you must have the legal paperwork lodged with our celebrant by one month before your wedding date.

Can you assist with legal requirements for our elopement?

Yes, we can provide guidance on the legal requirements for getting married on the Sunshine Coast. We will provide and help you navigate the necessary paperwork and ensure you meet all legal obligations.

Can we have guests at our elopement?

Absolutely! While elopements are typically intimate affairs, you can invite up to 10 close family and friends to be part of your special day. We can accommodate your guest list accordingly.

Do you provide accommodation options for elopements?

While we specialize in planning and coordinating elopement ceremonies, we can recommend accommodation options on the Sunshine Coast to suit your preferences and budget.

Can you help us with additional services such as hair and makeup?

Yes, we work with trusted vendors and can assist you in arranging additional services such as hair and makeup, transportation, musicians and more to enhance your elopement experience.

Can you suggest romantic ceremony locations on the Sunshine Coast?

Absolutely! We have extensive knowledge of the Sunshine Coast and can recommend romantic ceremony locations based on your preferences. Whether you envision a beach, garden, or rainforest setting, we have options to suit your taste.

Do you offer photography and videography services?

Yes, we offer professional photography services as part of our choices. Our experienced photographers will capture the precious moments of your ceremony and provide you with beautiful memories to cherish. Videography can be arranged as well.

Can we have music at our elopement ceremony?

Certainly! We can help you arrange for live music or provide a sound system for playing your favourite songs during the ceremony. Just let us know your musical preferences, and we will make it happen.

Are there any restrictions on elopements due to COVID-19?

As the situation regarding COVID-19 is ever-changing, it’s important to stay updated with the current guidelines and restrictions. We closely monitor the local regulations and will ensure that your elopement adheres to any necessary safety measures in place.

How long does an elopement ceremony typically last?

Elopement ceremonies are typically lasting around 15 to 20 minutes. However, the exact duration can be tailored to your preferences and the elements you wish to include in your ceremony.

Can we have a sunrise or sunset elopement?

Absolutely! The Sunshine Coast offers stunning sunrises and sunsets, which can create a truly magical ambiance. We can help you plan your ceremony around the perfect time to capture the beauty of the rising or setting sun.

Can you help us with accommodation for our guests?

While our focus is primarily on planning the elopement itself, we can certainly provide recommendations for nearby accommodation options to accommodate your guests. We work closely with local hotels, resorts, and vacation rentals and can assist you in finding suitable accommodations.

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