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New Zealand Elopement Packages Planning Guide

Our New Zealand elopement packages will help you plan an unforgettable destination wedding.

If you dream of a simple, intimate wedding ceremony in a breathtaking location, a New Zealand elopement is the perfect choice. And we can make your experience hassle-free. Moreover, your all-inclusive New Zealand elopement itinerary includes both sightseeing and a wedding ceremony.

Our New Zealand elopement packages include:

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Transportation (rental car or private chauffeur)
  • Sightseeing activities
  • Elopement ceremony venue
  • Wedding celebrant
  • Photographer

An elopement is about simplicity, enjoyment, and minimal hassle. With our New Zealand elopement packages, we organize every detail, from venue to activities. Rather than spending time on logistics, leave the coordination to us and focus on enjoying your destination wedding.

If you are considering a New Zealand elopement, read on to for answers to frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions on New Zealand Elopement Packages

New Zealand Elopement
New Zealand elopement at Lake Pukaki

What is an elopement ceremony?

Traditionally, an elopement involved a couple running away and getting married in secret. However, these days elopement weddings are typically small, informal ceremonies that take place at a scenic destination. In addition, many couples choose to combine their elopement ceremony with their honeymoon.

Where can I get married in New Zealand?

You can legally marry at any location in New Zealand. You will just need a celebrant and a venue. And for a small, simple elopement ceremony, we recommend booking a venue such as a resort or lodge that can handle all details.

Top New Zealand wedding destinations include:

  • Queenstown
  • Wanaka
  • Lake Tekapo and the Mackenzie Basin
  • Rotorua
  • Waiheke Island

Our elopement packages in New Zealand take place at intimate, well-equipped venues such as Lakestone Lodge Pukaki and Millbrook Resort Queenstown.

Queenstown New Zealand Elopement Package
Queenstown New Zealand Elopement Package

How do I get married in NZ?

  • Decide when and where you plan to get married
  • Write your vows
  • Arrange a celebrant (religious or independent)
  • Fill out a Notice of Intended Marriage before a New Zealand Registrar of Marriages at least three days before the wedding
  • Arrange a marriage license between 3 months and 3 days before your wedding
  • Sign the paperwork at your wedding ceremony (your celebrant will bring this)

Read the full details on getting married in New Zealand here.

Can foreigners get married in New Zealand?

Yes, foreigners can marry in New Zealand. You will simply need to fill out the correct paperwork for a New Zealand wedding. We recommend arranging your marriage license approximately two months before your wedding, before you travel to New Zealand.

New Zealand Elopement
New Zealand Elopement

Can I marry in New Zealand on a visitor visa?

Yes, you can marry in New Zealand on a visitor visa. As a tourist, you don’t need any special type of visa for a New Zealand wedding.

What do typical New Zealand elopement packages include?

You can choose how simple or elaborate an elopement ceremony you prefer. The very simplest form involves saying your vows before a celebrant with no guests in attendance. This takes very little planning and coordination and leaves more time for your honeymoon.

However, if you would prefer a small, intimate wedding with close friends and family, you may wish to arrange a more structured ceremony.

In addition, you may wish to make the most of the stunning New Zealand landscapes with a helicopter photography session. This is a highly popular option that creates breathtaking memories. We can arrange your photography as part of your New Zealand elopement package.

Browse our New Zealand Elopement Packages

Begin planning your New Zealand elopement with our all-inclusive luxury elopement and honeymoon packages.

Choose from:

Or use these as a starting point to create your own New Zealand elopement. We specialize in bespoke luxury holidays, so we can work alongside you to create the elopement or honeymoon of your dreams.

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