Dreaming of an elopement in New Zealand? Elope to Queenstown with STUNNING views and an EPIC heli ride!
Imagine saying I do with nothing but the sound of waterfalls, fresh air and the gorgeous Earslaw Burn as your backdrop!
This famous location was even featured in a cult classic movie, The Hobbit, so you will no doubt have the best time. This location isn’t ideal in the winter, but the snow melts over the warmer months, creating the stunning waterfall effect over the cliff face, which is just about as romantic as you can get!
After exploring the massive Schist rocks with the waterfalls and glacier snow in the background, we hopped back in the heli fly to Big Geordie, which is one of our fave Heli spots year round! It’s an amazing location because not only is Lake Wakatipu sparkling in the background, but you can also enjoy looking over Pigeon and Pig Islands, which really elevates the already magnificent view.
Celebrating your Queenstown elopement in New Zealand get ready for some awesome shots, especially with your hair and dress dramatically flowing in the wind!
Elopement location: New Zealand, Otago, Queenstown
Queenstown Elopement length: 4 hours
Meeting point: At your Hotel or Airbnb
Participants: 2 guests can join apart from the couple
The helicopter can fit 6 people – the couple, photographer, celebrant and two more people. Separate helicopters can be chartered – this needs to be discussed after booking.
Children: We’ve had couples bring their adorable babies on a heli ride.
Dogs: Animals are not allowed on board
Experience: Helicopter ride, hike, ceremony
Sightseeing: Earslaw Burn, Big Geordie, Lake Wakatipu, Pigeon and Pig Islands,
Climate: Continental climate: Distinct four seasons with cold winters (snow and ice possible for a short period), hot summer. Spring and autumn has mild and changeable weather.
Available: All Year Round
Activity level: Moderate – Few hours hike or walk.
Meet your Queenstown Elopement Team in New Zealand
Kate is our Head Dreamer and photographer. For her, it’s not just about who you love, but what you love.
Since 2015, Kate has captured 250+ couples in and around Queenstown as a highly sought-after wedding photographer.
For many couples that involves a definite detour from their dream wedding plans. And they settle for the wedding they should have over the day they want to have.
This Queenstown Elopement Package is Kate’s attempt to turn far too many “shoulds” into a growing number of “why nots” with some of the best wedding photographers and planners in Queenstown by her side.
Tom is one of our Photographers and our Videographer. He absolutely adores his family, helicopter rides, new places and all things photography.
Ricky is also one of our Photographers, and he loves family hiking trips, hot coconut lattes, snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing.
Elopement Visionary and Head Planner
Queenstown Elopement Itinerary | New Zealand
This is just a sample itinerary for your Queenstown elopement in New Zealand and can be tailor made to your wishes.
1:15 PM – Arrive at Airbnb for Getting Ready and First Look Photos
2:00 PM – Drive to Heli Airport
2:20 PM – Departure for your Queenstown Elopement
2:45 PM – Ceremony/photos at Ceremony Location
3:30 PM – Flight to Second Location
3:50 PM – Arrive at the Second Location for Couple Photos of your Queenstown elopement
4:35 PM – Heli departs
5:00 PM – Arrive back at Airbnb
Queenstown Elopement - Comments
If the weather conditions make it dangerous to proceed with parts of your Queenstown elopement wedding in New Zealand, the itinerary might be adjusted
We specifically design Elopement packages in New Zealand to suit YOU, and nobody else! Want to go it alone? We’ll make it happen. Prefer your closest crew by your side? Consider it done. That’s the beauty of our Queenstown elopements and our bespoke packages!
All you need are two witnesses to legally marry in NZ. Even foreigners and tourists can Elope in Queenstown!
LGBTQ: We believe everyone deserves a stress-free, beautiful and unique Queenstown Elopement that’s catered to who they are, and what they want to experience on their special day.
1. 15% deposit payable directly to this platform to secure your date. Adventure Wedding Platform’s 21-day-money-back guarantee applies.
2. 30% payable directly to your local vendor
3. Rest is due 30 days before your elopement date – payable directly to your local vendor.
Your Queenstown elopement package includes
A personal wedding planner so you can simply show up on the day
Helicopter ride to 2 epic locations for your Queenstown elopement
4-hours professional photographer so we capture your vows, group shots and possible extra scenes
150 edited images delivered in an online gallery for your convenience
One of Queenstown’s best celebrants so your vows shine bright
A bottle of premium sparkling so you celebrate in style
2 x witnesses so you can elope with peace of mind (and legally)
Transport for up to 4 people so you feel like a VIP
Peace-of-mind photography rescheduling so you’re covered in case of bad weather
Sneak peek within 72 hours because we know the suspense is real
Slideshow of photos set to music so you can reminisce your Queenstown elopement in style
Your Queenstown elopement package doesn't include
Travel expenses to Queenstown
Queenstown Elopement Packlist
Your Elopement Outfits
Hiking boots (If you get tired of wearing heels)
Some kind of outerwear in case it gets too cold during your Queenstown elopement in New Zealand
Your Wedding rings and vows
Queenstown Elopement Package - Add-Ons
Guests (up until 2 persons) can come at no extra charge. The helicopter can fit 6 people – the couple, photographer, celebrant and two more people. If you want video, then the videographer needs to be on board as well. Separate helicopters can be chartered – this needs to be discussed after booking.
Ceremony Live streaming: 1300 USD
Curated slideshow gallery to share online: 250 USD
Fine Art Albums: 1100 USD
Bouquet and Buttonholes package: 420 USD
Styled Wedding Arch: 700 USD
Cheese Board Grazing picnic: 150 USD
Additional photography hours: 700 USD/hour
Additional videography hours: 500 USD/hour
Artisan Wedding Cake for 2-4 people: 150 USD
Video Priority Edit (Reduces the delivery time-frame from 6-8 weeks to 1-2 weeks): 700 USD