Getting married in New Zealand easy with Eloping Weddings

Congratulations, you have just found the best little New Zealand wedding planner. We specialise in intimate eloping weddings. When you choose Eloping Weddings to plan your wedding day in New Zealand we arrange everything for you from start to finish. Getting married in New Zealand is very easy and why so many international couples choose New Zealand to get married. No matter what your sexual preference, we arrange New Zealand marriages that are legally binding marriages and civil unions.

Eloping wedding planners in New Zealand

We are your New Zealand wedding planner so we advise you on how you can make contact with your NZ Embassy to get your marriage licence arranged from abroad. To start the process of your marriage application we advise you on how to meet basic criteria to get a marriage licence. On your wedding day your NZ registered celebrant will give you a signed copy of your marriage licence. You can order a marriage certificate after this is signed and sent to the NZ Government. Don’t worry, it sounds difficult but it’s relatives simple and we assure you, we make it easy and assist you in this area of your wedding. We are your ultimate New Zealand wedding planning service.

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Eloping weddings in New Zealand

Legally binding New Zealand marriages

New Zealand marriages are legally binding and you will be recognised world wide as a married couple.

We have the contacts and know how to make this part of your wedding extra easy. When you get to New Zealand its just a matter of having fun and enjoying the best day ever.

Legalities of your eloping wedding

In terms of the marriage licence there are a few ways we can do this for you. If you both reside outside of New Zealand this can be easily completed! You will need to fill out the forms and either have a Commonwealth Representative witness and sign the form or alternatively send the form to the Registry and have it witnessed once you’re in NZ. Either way you choose, the form will need to be sent to NZ at least a week before the wedding just to be sure. However we suggest having a Commonwealth Representative sign it and send it beforehand so when you arrive in New Zealand you can enjoy your holiday. Rest easy, you New Zealand wedding planner has it all under control.

A Commonwealth Representative can be any of the following – Ambassador, High Commissioner, Commissioner, Minister, Counsellor, Charge d’Affaires, Head of Mission, Consular Officer, Pro-consul, Trade Commissioner, or Tourist Commissioner of a Commonwealth country (including New Zealand); and includes any person lawfully acting for any such officer; and also includes any diplomatic secretary on the staff of any such Ambassador, High Commissioner, Commissioner, Minister, Counsellor, Charge d’Affaires, or Head of Mission.

Deposits are non refundable. Due to weather, we will provide a wet weather option as per your wedding license. ‘Eloping Weddings Packages’ are subject to NZ Tax laws, DOC (Department of Conservation) or Iwi (Maori Land) charges and are subject to change. If and where possible, we can change your wedding date due to bad weather but there will be additional fees dependant on the location. Cancellations within one month from the booked wedding date will require full payment. Any additional extras added to your package and not included the package will incur a $25 booking fee.

For more information to help simplify this, feel free to contact us, we are more than happy to help.

The majority of our packages throughout New Zealand include:

  Photography
  Video highlights and full ceremony
  Bridal bouquet and grooms button hole
  Brides hair and make up
  Reception dinner for two
  NZ registered marriage celebrant
  Two nights accommodation
  Transport
WEDDINGS WITH THE FULL WORKS

The packages below include two hours of photography and videography, NZ celebrant, flowers, button hole, 2 x night’s accommodation, hairand make up, transport, fine dining and 2 x witnesses. Where possible and subject to availability we book 5 star accommodation.

If you would like to remove some parts of the day or add extras such as wedding arch, live music, helicopter flights, limousines etc we are happy to customise you a bespoke package.

Bay of Islands beach or vineyard wedding

$5290.00 NZD

Auckland beach or vineyard wedding

$3990.00 NZD

Waiheke beach or vineyard wedding

$3990.00 NZD

Coromandel beach wedding

$4290.00 NZD

Cathedral Cove wedding

$4350.00 NZD

Tauranga/Mount Maunganui beach wedding

$4290.00NZD

Rotorua lake and thermal wedding

$4790.00 NZD

Taupo lake and thermal wedding

$4790.00 NZD

Napier vineyard wedding

$4990.00 NZD

Marlborough and Abel Tasman beach or vineyard
wedding

$5390.00 NZD

Queenstown lake, garden or heli-wedding

(Transport via a Mercedes Benz)
$4290.00 NZD
Cecil Peak heli-wedding – $5450.00 NZD Remarkables heli-wedding – $5450.00 NZD Mount Creighton heli-wedding – $5450.00 NZD

Wanaka lake wedding

(Transport via a Mercedes Benz)
$4390.00 NZD
Twin Peaks heli-wedding – 6590.00 NZD Coromandel Peak heli-wedding – $7090.00 NZD Isobel Glacier heli-wedding – $6790.00 NZD Fog Peak heli-wedding – $6790.00 NZD

Mount Cook lake wedding

$4990.00 NZD
Glentanner Tarns heli-wedding – $6890.00 NZD Tasman Glacier heli-weding – $6890.00 NZD Braemar Dome heli-wedding – $6890.00 NZD Liebig Dome heli-wedding – $6890.00 NZD

Tekapo lake or lupines wedding

$5590.00 NZD

WEDDINGS WITH THE BASICS

The packages below are for those wanting a simpler approach to their eloping wedding. Package inclusions as listed. Available for select locations and dates only.

Queenstown lake wedding – $1690 NZD
(Package inclusions – one hour’s photography, celebrant, help with your marriage licence, two witnesses, transport and a bottle of sparkling wine) (Transport via a Mercedes Benz)

Queenstown lake wedding with video – $2490 NZD
(Package inclusions – one hour’s photography and videography, celebrant, help with your marriage licence, two witnesses, tranport and a bottle of sparkling wine)

Queenstown heli wedding – $2790 NZD
(Package inclusions – one hour’s photography, celebrant, heli flight, help with your marriage licence, two witnesses, transport and a bottle of sparkling wine)

Queenstown heli wedding with video – $3490 NZD
(Package inclusions – one hour’s photography, celebrant, heli flight, help with your marriage licence, two witnesses, transport and a bottle of sparkling wine)

Wanaka lake wedding – $2190 NZD

(Package inclusions – one hour’s photography, celebrant, help withyour marriage licence, two witnesses, transport and a bottle of sparkling wine)

Wanaka lake wedding with video – $2990 NZD
(Package inclusions – one hour’s photography and videography, celebrant, help with your marriage licence, two witnesses, transport and a bottle of sparkling wine

Wanaka heli wedding – $3690 NZD
(Package inclusions – one hour’s photography, celebrant, heli flight,help with your marriage licence, two witnesses, transport and a bottle of sparkling wine)

Wanaka heli wedding with video – $4390 NZD
(Package inclusions – one hour’s photography, celebrant, heli flight, help with your marriage licence, two witnesses, transport and a bottle of sparkling wine)

Tauranga/Mount Maunganui beach wedding – $2190 NZD

(Package inclusions – one hour’s photography, celebrant, help withyour marriage licence, two witnesses, transport and a bottle of sparkling wine)

Tauranga/Mount Maunganui beach wedding with video – $2990 NZD
(Package inclusions – one hour’s photography, celebrant, help withyour marriage licence, two witnesses, transport and a bottle of sparkling wine)

Our photography packages allow you to own all your copyrights, the originals and edited images.

Your photographers and videographer’s are a creative team, passionate about weddings! They combine ‘photo journalism’ style weddingphotography with creative flair.
They have the personality to encourage the inner model out of you meaning your shots are captured naturally, especially important for the camera shy grooms.

They shoot over 80 weddings every year in a variety of countries soyou know you are in experienced hands. Amazing photos don’t justhappen by chance, you need a professional to capture the day unfolding in any light, any weather conditions with the experience to handle any situation.

How many photos should we expect to receive? That’s simple, how aboutall of them! Yup, that’s right… We give you all the photos that are taken on your day, bloopers and all. During your two hour shoot you can expect to receive about 400-1000 original photos as well as 100- 200 (approx) edits. As well as this you will receive your ceremony video in full and a 2-5 minute highlight video showcasing all the best parts of your day.

Want ALL your footage as shot on the day? Absolutely, we can offer your raw footage to you. Prices starting at $450 depending on package choice and shooting time.

Everything included in your package choice, but also one hundred of our beautiful 6×4 hand crafted photos printed so you can show them off to your friends!

Images will be uploaded onto our complimentary online gallery within 14 days; however we aim to upload a sneak peak of your photos on to our Facebook within 7-10 days (optional). For highlight videos we usually aim to put a little sneak peak 2-5 minute highlight video up for you if time allows.

Images and videos will be ready for you on either USB. For photography only packages we allow one month for these to be sent to you. For either photography and videography packages or videography only packages we allow two months for these to be sent out to you.

Where possible we book 5 star accommodations. We want you to enjoy the best stay we can. Depending on the time of year and where you chose to wed in New Zealand we endeavour to secure you the most luxurious accommodation. Some clients want a hotel while other maywant a country retreat. For this reason we don’t advertise most venues until we have talked to you and found the best accommodation for you both.

We have many tried and tested make up and hair dresses on our books for each area of New Zealand. Because we work with many overseas

clients we have chosen hair and make up artists that are confident working with many different kinds of faces to give you the best look for your wedding day.

When it comes to choosing your wedding bouquet and grooms button hole we ask you to chose some photos from Pinterest, our florists will tailor something beautiful around your ideas. Here they will help you to adapt your ideas into one of the seasonal options available for your wedding day.

Transport is included in your wedding day so you do not have to drive to your ceremony, photo shoot or heli-wedding. Where we need to add a helicopter, water taxi, ferry or shuttle we add these in for you for your convenience.

We work closely with you to ensure we chose you the right celebrant for your wedding. If you want a ceremony with a religious flavour or maybe a celebrant that specialises in same sex weddings, we have the best on our books ready and waiting for you.

In terms of the marriage licence there are a few ways we can do this. Because you both reside outside of New Zealand they are a little particular but can still be easily done! You will need to fill out the below form and either have a Commonwealth Representative witness and sign the form or alternatively send the form to the NZ Registry and have it witnessed once you’re in NZ. Either way you choose, the form will need to be sent to NZ at least a week before the wedding just to be sure.

We can assist you in this legal side of your wedding day.

We have tried and tested the very best restaurants in New Zealand to ensure your wedding night is perfect. Any food or allergy requirements you have can added into you dining requirements.

Current prices are applicable for bookings made between the 7th of January 2019 – 31 January 2020. To secure a booking we require a non refundable deposit of $1750 NZD for weddings in the North Island of New Zealand, and a $2000.00 NZD deposit for weddings in the South Island and South Pacific. All package prices in this information pack and custom quoted prices by Eloping Weddings Ltd are GST exclusive and subject to NZ tax laws, DOC (department of conservation) or Iwi (Maori land) charges and are subject to change. Bookings will be pencilled in and held for one week only. Any additional bookings extras outside of the packages will be subject to a $25 booking fee. Additional overtime rates for photo and/or video is priced at $300 + GST per hour. Deposits are non refundable. Cancellations –  40% of the total price is due including GST for wedding cancelled three months before the agreed wedding date.