Elope to the Whitsundays with these intimate elopement packages. Photo: Divine Weddings Whitsundays

7 romantic elopement packages in The Whitsundays

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Pledging your love on a sun-kissed tropical beach … just the two of you. So romantic, right? 

Even as COVID sent our grand wedding plans into lockdown, elopements remained proof you don’t need a crowd to enjoy a magical celebration — and it doesn’t get much better than “I do” in the dreamy islands of The Whitsundays. No stress, no social distancing restraints. Just you and your sweetheart in paradise with a backdrop of turquoise waters and sugar-white sands. 

Ready to swap an overblown bash for intimate vows? We’ve found 7 elopement packages to deliver your Whitsundays wedding dream.

Villa Botanica Whitsundays Elopement package
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The venue: Villa Botanica
The package: Elopement Package

Want unique? Magnificent, magical, and completely private, Villa Botanica is a wedding one-of-a-kind you want on your shortlist. 

Inclusions:

• Wedding coordinator
• Bride hair & makeup
• Groom 1-hour massage
• Flowers (bouquet & buttonhole)
• Celebrant
• 6-course Degustation Dinner
• 1-night accommodation in Bridal Villa
• Breakfast Hamper
• Online wedding planner (Poppy)

Price: $4,997

T&C’s: A minimum deposit of $1,990 is required to confirm your booking. Please contact Villa Botanica direct for full T&C’s. 

Contact: Email weddings@villabotanica.com.au or visit their website

Palm Bay Resort Whitsundays Elopement package

The venue: Palm Bay Resort
The package: Elopement Package

We’re sharing one of the Great Barrier Reef’s best-kept secrets with this one! Palm Bay Resort is nestled in the neck of Long Island, encircled by private beaches and aquamarine waters, and ideal for a low-key and lovely “I do.”

Inclusions:

  • Choice of intimate ceremony
  • Civil celebrant & witnesses if required
  • 3-course romantic dinner on your balcony
  • Sparkling wine & chocolates on arrival
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast hamper
  • Return launch transfers

Price: from $3,699 per couple

T&C: Please contact Palm Bay Resort for T&C’s.

Contacts: Email weddings@palmbayresort.com.au or visit their website

Coral Sea Marina Resort Whitsundays Elopement package
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The venue: Coral Sea Marina Resort
The package: Elopement Package

In the heart of Airlie Beach (gateway to The Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef), Coral Sea Marina Resort is a wedding favourite for its breathtaking views and superb hospitality. Their private jetty is a must-see!

Inclusions:

• An intimate ceremony at your choice of location at Coral Sea Marina Resort
• Bride’s hair & makeup (select suppliers)
• Bridal bouquet & groom buttonhole (select suppliers)
• Civil celebrant (select suppliers)
• Signing table & use of resort’s PA for ceremony music
• Elopement photography package (select suppliers)
• Private hire of The Gazebo for celebratory dinner
• Romantic table & light décor in The Gazebo
• 3-course set menu from a reduced à la carte menu
• A bottle of celebratory champagne

Price: $6,200. Valid until 31 December 2021

T&C’s: Standard Event T&C’s apply (please contact resort). 

Contact: Email events@csmr.com.au or visit their website 

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The planner: Weddings of the Whitsundays
The package: Elope Perfectly 

Whitehaven Beach is an island wedding idyll — seven kilometres of pristine, brilliant-white sand braceleted by warm turquoise waters. A Weddings of the Whitsundays planner will help you touch down in paradise for an unforgettable day.

Inclusions:

  • Professional wedding coordinator to assist in the lead-up to your wedding & on the day where required (including operation of music)
  • Bridal hair & makeup in resort room if required
  • Real Touch bouquet & buttonhole (no fresh florals permitted on Whitehaven)
  • Helicopter transfers to Whitehaven Beach
  • Vehicle transfers to & from airport (helicopter departure point)
  • Wedding celebrant (including lodgement of papers & legal fees)
  • Ceremony photography (approx. 1 hour)
  • USB of unwatermarked images
  • Speaker with iPod connectivity
  • Sparkling wine & water
  • Gourmet picnic with your choice of antipasto, cheese & biscuits, fruit & sweets, or sandwiches
  • Signing table & 2 white fold-out chairs

Price $8,270

T&C’s: A range of optional extras can be added to your package, including accommodation. Guests can also be included for an additional fee. Please contact Weddings of the Whitsundays for full T&C’s.

Contacts: Email info@weddingsofthewhitsundays.com or visit the website 

InterContinental Hayman Island - Whitsundays Elopement package
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The venue: InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
The package: Say “I do” Ceremony

Private island luxury — Hayman Island does it so well! Perfectly positioned in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, this is a very special holiday wedding experience.

Inclusions:

  • Resort’s Wedding Planner to guide you through each step of your planning with unlimited & personal consultations 
  • A two-night stay in a luxurious Lagoon Room for two 
  • Daily gourmet breakfast for two served at Pacific 
  • Return luxury transfers from Hamilton Island to Hayman Island for two 
  • Your choice of ceremony location; the beach, tropical gardens, or onsite wedding chapel 
  • Beautifully styled InterContinental Hayman Island Resort ceremony set-up 
  • InterContinental Hayman Island Resort’s preferred marriage celebrant  
  • Flutes of chilled sparkling wine served once your ceremony concludes 
  • A hand-held bouquet of seasonal flowers & matching buttonhole flowers

Price: from $4,700. Valid until: 31 May 2021

T&C’s: Couple-only package, please contact resort for further intimate wedding pricing. Ceremony can be 11am, 1pm or 3pm. Ceremonies after 3pm incur an additional charge for overnight accommodation of the celebrant. Please see resort for full T&C’s.  

Contacts: Email Hayman.weddings@ihg.com or visit their website 

Sorrento Restaurant and Bar Whitsundays Elopement package
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The venue: Sorrento Restaurant and Bar
The package: Tropical Winter Wedding Special

Expansive Coral Sea and island vistas are the dreamy drawcard here. From beautiful ceremony to fabulous reception dinner, this package has it all.

Inclusions:

  • Use of ceremony venue, Sorrento Ocean
  • Experienced function manager leading up to and on the wedding day
  • Bridal hair & makeup
  • 2-hour bridal photography package
  • Deck ceremony guest chairs
  • Dressed signing table
  • White chiffon arbour with floral tie-backs
  • 6-metre white aisle carpet
  • Civil celebrant to conduct ceremony
  • Post-ceremony sparkling & antipasto share platters
  • Reception venue Sorrento Ocean Deck (exclusive use until 12am)
  • Ambient fairy lighting
  • Table & chairs set boardroom or u-shaped style
  • Dressed cake table with ornate silver stand & knife
  • Place settings including crockery, cutlery & glassware
  • White table linen & napery
  • Table décor – centrepieces & candles
  • 3-course à la carte menu

Price: $5,000. Valid until 31 August 2020

T&C: Up to 18 extra guests can be included in the package at a charge of $150pp and $75pp for children. Please contact Sorrento for full T&C’s.

Contacts: Email the Sorrento Functions Manager at functions@sorrentowhitsunday.com or visit the website

Divine Weddings Whitsundays - Whitsundays Elopement package
Photo: Summer Rain Photography

The planner: Divine Weddings Whitsundays
The package: Simply Divine Elopement

Dreaming of a Whitsundays wedding? Design the perfect day with a professional Divine Wedding Planner by your side.
Inclusions:

  • Divine Wedding Planner to assist with: décor & styling; vendor selection & bookings; post-ceremony venue; wedding cake; transport & accommodation
  • Civil celebrant
  • Council permit fee for your park or beach ceremony location
  • Bridal hair & makeup
  • Professional photographer for 1 hour
  • USB with 100 high-resolution images
  • Small fresh, seasonal bridal bouquet & groom’s buttonhole
  • Signing table & 2 chairs for newlyweds
  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • Music speaker with Bluetooth connectivity

Price: $4,000. Valid until June 2021.
Whitehaven Beach Elopements also available, please see Divine Weddings Whitsundays for pricing.

T&C’s: Package is for couple only, available for Sunday through to Thursday weddings. Please contact Divine Weddings Whitsundays for full T&C’s. 

Contacts: Email divineweddingswhitsundays@gmail.com or visit their website

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