Why you should Elope to Queenstown

Apr 22, 2021

Queenstown is the ultimate destination for an elopement wedding, and for so many reasons! Romance blooms in every corner of Queenstown, it’s home to incredible mountains, beautiful lakes, and countryside. All of which will offer you the romantic New Zealand wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Queenstown has long been a NZ wedding destination for a reason; it has incredible scenery, endless romance, and you can combine them to make your wedding truely unique and special to you both.

There are so many amazing choices to have your ceremony! If you love Mountains, you can have your pick, from ones close to Queenstown center; Coronet Peak, Deer Park heights, the Remarkables, to ones that you can get to with a short helicopter ride; Cecil peak, Earnslaw Burn, Milford Sound, and others.

If lakes are what you love, there are also a multitude of choices for locations, for Lake Wakatipu alone there are lots of different places you can have a intimate wedding; at Jacks point, Kelvin Heights, Bob’s Cove, Walter Peak, Frankton beach, Glenorchy to name a few. There are also other lakes close by including Lake Hayes, Moke Lake, plus ones if you are keen for a hike like Lake Alta and Lake Dispute to name a couple.

Or how about a Vineyard? Gibbston is only a short drive away and full of great Vineyard location options. And if you are wanting to showcase the season you have chosen; in spring how about in amongst the lupins? or Arrowtown in autumn? or surrounded by snow in the winter?

Getting to these places from Queenstown is so accessible, so you can even mix them up and combine locations for ceremony, photoshoot, and reception. And for a romantic elopement meal Queenstown has so many amazing restaurant choices, and a variety of different cuisine’s; fine dining at the Hilton, the iconic Ferg burger, if steak is your thing Jervois Steak House, private dining at Botswana Butchery, or asian at Kobe in Millbrook.

On top of that there are all the activities you can do in and around Queenstown, either on the big day or afterwards: Jet boating, bungy jumping, biking, skiing, kayaking, skyline luging, vineyard tours, walking the trails, cruising on the lake. There’s so much to love about eloping in Queenstown, especially how easy it is to get married here.