Let’s Elope Gold Coast is a team of dedicated wedding professionals (stylist, photographer, celebrant) who deliver beautiful elopements for an all-inclusive price.
Let’s Elope Gold Coast offer elopement packages from Monday - Thursday for up to 20 guests.
Congratulations on your engagement – that’s awesome!
You have found your dream partner and you can’t wait to walk down the aisle. But that euphoric, post-engagement feeling quickly disappears when your friends and family begin to ask you about your wedding plans – when, where, how many guests….the list goes on.
Honestly, the logistics of planning a big wedding can be terrifying, particularly when you and your partner just want your special day to be calm & relaxed. Your wedding should be the happiest day of your life…not the most stressful NOR the most expensive.
If you and your partner are dreaming of committing your lives to each other with minimal cost, minimal stress but with maximum love, happiness and chill-out factor, then you need to speak to the experts at Let’s Elope Gold Coast.
We offer complete elopement packages that includes beautiful styling, a bubbly celebrant and fantastic photographer, so all you have to do is show up looking gorgeous and we will take care of the rest. You can have the perfect wedding day on the beautiful Gold Coast with the help of our friendly professionals from Let’s Elope Gold Coast who will guide you every step of the way.
Your day, your way and starting from the low price of just $2290*
(see inclusions and options below*).
You will still have enough money left over for that fabulous honeymoon that you always wanted!
Meet the Let’s Elope Gold Coast Team
Celebrant Sue Raward
Sue is a very experienced wedding celebrant who is friendly, fun, relaxed and 100% dedicated to preparing a ceremony that reflects the love you feel for each other. Sue has officiated many ceremonies in the past and has received rave reviews from many of those couples.
Click to see her Facebook review page (opens in new tab) or her testimonials page (on this site).
Sue will meet with you either face to face or via Skype before the big day to find out all about you – how you met, how your relationship grew, the proposal and what your likes and dislikes are.
Sue likes to find out things about your lives together such as your pets if you have them, your friends, your jobs and your dreams.
Now it sounds as if she is really nosey right? (LOL).
After you tell Sue all about yourselves and your amazing connection she will write a personalised wedding ceremony for you that will be beautiful and meaningful and a little bit funny too if you want.
The initial draft of the ceremony can be altered and edited as much as you like until you are 100% happy with it.
If you would like to write your own wedding vows but are not sure if you can get them just right then don’t worry. Sue has many wedding vows here on this website and on file to give you some inspiration, and she will be only too happy to work with you so the words you read out on your wedding day are the words that come straight from your heart.
Please fill out the form below to ask more about how Let’s Elope Gold Coast can work with you to create the elopement of your dreams.
Master Wedding Photographers Rebecca Mitchell and Kirk Willcox
You wouldn’t trust just anybody with photos from the most important day of your life, would you?
It is important to have a professional wedding photographer who is excellent at what they do but who is also laid-back and calm at the same time.
Sue can attest from seeing them both in action that Kirk & Rebecca are chillaxed perfectionists.
The quality of their work is simply second to none and yet their relaxed, friendly demeanour will ensure you are feeling comfortable so you get the most natural and beautiful shots of your weddding even if you can’t stand getting your photo taken!
Rebecca has been a photographer of weddings, families, bumps, cake smash & babies for the last twelve years. Professionally, she is a passionate wedding photographer who is creative and modern in her style.
If you want to see just how good Rebecca is, check out some of her wedding photography on her website.
Rebecca has told a story on her website about a wedding at the secret elopement spot, Broadbeach that she photographed and where I was the celebrant see Luke and Sam’s wedding.
Kirk Willcox has a Bachelor of Film and Television and is a highly experienced wedding photographer. He has photographed hundreds of weddings both on the Gold Coast and wider afield including overseas.
It is the combination of their artistic and technical skills that ensure your photos will be a precious keepsake from a very special day in your lives.
If you want to see just how professional Kirk’ photography is then see some of his wedding photography on his website.
Also on his website Kirk has a story about a recent wedding at Elephant Rock, Currumbin that he photographed and where I was the wedding celebrant see Clarinna & Bob’s wedding
Stylist Specialist Angelina Arnold a.k.a Breeze Weddings Australia
What’s your style?
Whether it is Beach, Luxury, Boho or whatever - Sue has seen Angelina style many weddings and can assure you that they always look fantastic!
No matter how you visualise your perfect elopement wedding day Angelina will be there to make sure it will happen as you wished it.
Angelina Arnold is the owner of Breeze Weddings Australia and has over 10 years’ experience in wedding and event planning and puts all her knowledge and experience into creating the most amazing weddings where the smallest detail matters.
Angelina works with her team of professionals who share her passion and commitment to her high standards of service. She is the best at what she does on the Gold Coast and Sue is very lucky to have her as part of Let’ Elope Gold Coast.
Whether you are dreaming of luxury wedding or just an intimate elopement, the top-quality service you receive from Angelina is tailored to your individual needs (and to your heart’s desire).
Check out Angelina’s incredible wedding styling work on her website.
Let’s Elope Gold Coast Packages
Let’s Elope Gold Coast offer elopement packages from Monday - Thursday for up to 20 guests.
All Elopement packages include the following:
- Wedding arch or arbour with drapes and silk flowers (fresh flowers are optional and price for fresh flowers is available after discussion with Angelina as to your needs).
- Up to 20 guests chairs
- Signing table and two chairs for the couple.
- Aisle runner
- 2 hours of expert photography complete with all edited photos that you can access either via online gallery to download all of the photos (Kirk), or you will be given a USB memory stick to keep (Rebecca)
- Initial meeting (either face to face or via Skype)
- Wedding planning kit to help plan your perfect ceremony
- If you choose a beach wedding, we complete the extensive
GCCCpaperwork to book it.
- If you choose a park wedding we fill out the GCCC permit paperwork for you using your email address, but paying the park wedding permit fee is your responsibility. GCCC park wedding permits vary in cost but currently the range is from $110-$283.
- Conduct the ceremony on the day
- High quality PA system so all guests can hear the ceremony
- Blue-tooth speaker to play all music required for your ceremony
- A complete commemorative copy of your ceremony
- A memento marriage certificate
- Completion of all legal documentation and postage to Births, Deaths & Marriages office.
- Assistance with helping to change your name after the ceremony (if you opt to take your fiancees' surname)
- Unlimited communication in the planning and lead up to the ceremony
Elopement Package Prices
Cost: Either $2290 (using Just Rebecca Photography) or $2590 (using Kirk Wilcox photography).
Please email me for availability and for weekend rates if desired
See also the elopment contact form at the bottom of this page.
Gold Coast Elopement locations
If you live on the Gold Coast then we can come to your house or unit and stage your wedding there!
If you are planning to stay in a Gold Coast hotel or resort then we can come to your room and hold your wedding or set it up in the hotel grounds (with permission).
Alternatively, there are so many beautiful public places to get married on the Gold Coast that it can be hard to choose.
If you are struggling to decide where exactly to say “I do”, then let us help you with a few of our favourite elopement wedding spots.
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List of Gold Coast Beaches or Beachside parks which we like as Elopement Wedding locations
- John Laws Park Burleigh Heads
This park is perched on top of the Burleigh headland, this is a simply stunning backdrop for your perfect day (and plenty of places to get a drink / bite afterwards).
- Len Wort Park, Currumbin
This this pretty little beachside park is great for couples looking for a more secluded place to elope. You will be treated to an ocean backdrop and it’s only a short walk to Currumbin SLC and other restaurants at Currumbin beach.
Southern side of Elephant rock, Currumbin Beach
This could be the spot for your perfect beach wedding!
Being on the southern side of Elephant Rock we are often protected from strong winds (and large crowds) and this location lends itself to simply stunning wedding photos during and after the ceremony.
There are also great reception lunch or dinner options at Currumbin SLSC, across the road at Elephant Rock Cafe and other places on the beachfront that are only a short stroll away.
- Sue’s secret elopement spot Broadbeach
If you want a beach wedding but don’t want to be the centre of attention, then I may have the perfect place.
This elopement location is set in the sand dunes of Broadbeach 100m or so south of the Oasis Mall, and is totally protected from the outside world.
You can get married amongst a beach pine tree grove with stunning beach views and then walk 10m down the sandy slope to the beach proper for some after ceremony photos on the beach (see photos below).
List of Gold Coast Parks suitable as locations for an Elopement Wedding
Our best location picks for a garden wedding on the Gold Coast
- Cascade Gardens, Broadbeach
The Cascades as it is locally known is like an oasis in the middle of the Gold Coast.
It is set alongside Little Tallebudgera Creek and there are a number of picturesque locations to choose from when deciding where to tie the knot. There is even a beautiful pergola set in the middle of the gardens that is a great fallback option if the weather isn’t the best.
- Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens - Rosser Park - Benowa*
The Gold Coast Botanic Gardens (see on map ) are the gardening showpiece of the Gold Coast!
There are so many gorgeous places to get married here, you can either get married on a jetty over the lake or choose from one of the four glorious garden areas to perform your nuptials.
*Note that weddings at all Gold Coast parks now require a GCCC permit which costs between $110-$283 and is no longer included as part of our elopement package price. (effective 27 Nov 2021).
The application (permit) fee is not refundable, see the current Gold Coast Park wedding fee schedule. which lists the park wedding permit prices.
Permit costs were last checked on 14th June 2022.
Let’s Elope Reviews and Testimonials
Below are a few reviews for the elopement package team but there are many more within the reviews for Celebrant Sue.
Thank you Sue, Angelina & Kirk for creating wedding perfection. Rich and I shared our ideas with you, and you met all our expectations - above and beyond. From the first contact we had regarding our wedding Sue put my nerves at ease, everything was professional and extremely organised but also quite alot of fun. Sue has this infectious energy of happiness, even during covid restrictions this dream team were able to still assist with a beautiful, fun and happy wedding day. I can't not recommend enough, if you are stressed at the idea of a wedding, or don't know where to start like I was - just message Sue! From the first message everything will start falling into place and next thing your dream wedding day is prepared.
Thank you Sue, Angelina and Kirk for starting Rich and my marriage with such a beautiful evening filled with love, laughter and happiness. We will treasure these memories forever.
Mr & Mrs Cooke x
By Rachel Smith who married Richard Cooke at an Air BnB House in Mudgeeraba on Monday 31st August, 2020.
See Rachel and Richard’s wedding photos here shortly.
Sue was absolutely amazing! She made our special day and the lead up to it so stress free!
She is so fun and excitable and brought such good vibes to our elopement.
We felt like family! Our elopement was perfection and couldn’t recommend her and the team enough. Xx
By Micaela Bailey who married Matthew Bailey at the secret elopement spot, Broadbeach on Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020.
See Micaela and Bailey’s wedding photos
The whole team at Let’s Elope Gold Coast were wonderful and professional. Beverly and I could not have hoped for a better wedding. My brother-in-law enjoyed it so much that he told my sister that they should have had their wedding with Let’s Elope. The ceremony had all the necessary gravitas and elegance with no dull and boring moments. Angelina’s decorations were beautiful and stress-free as was the bouquet she provided. There is no better celebrant anywhere than Sue. She made the whole occasion feel fun as well as romantic and greatly helped to ease our nerves throughout the whole process. The ceremony itself was perfect. Kirk made us feel at ease and really listened to our requests. His photos are wonderful and he managed to capture some great moments as they happened spontaneously. Thanks to the whole team at Let’s Elope Gold Coast for a wonderful day that we will always treasure. I would not hesitate to recommend the Let’s Elope Team to anyone. With Let’s Elope Gold Coast you will have a wonderful wedding with no regrets.
By Chato Page who married Beverly Medallada at Len Wort Park Currumbin also see Google Maps on Saturday, 2nd February, 2019.
See Chato and Beverly’s wedding photos
We are so happy we found Sue and the team at ‘Lets Elope Gold Coast’! We are from interstate and decided to elope while on a family holiday. After looking at a few elopement packages online we spoke with Sue over the phone and knew straight away that she would be the perfect celebrant. She was so friendly, easy going and made everything so simple. Communication leading up to the day was great, Angelina set up the ceremony so beautifully and Kirk made us feel so relaxed with our photos. Everyone was so accommodating, especially considering we had our 10 month old baby with us through the whole event. Thank you so much to Sue, Angelina and Kirk for making our day so special!
From Michael and Chloe
By Chloe Dowton who married Michael Gosling at Len Wort Park Currumbin also see Google Maps on Monday 4th February 2019.
See Chloe and Michael’s wedding photos
I really don't know where to start. The dream team, the answer to my prayers. We are simple people and going crazy over the top was never on the cards for us. We wanted to celebrate what we have created together without the mess, drama and stress and boy oh boy did you (Sue) deliver. From the very first message I knew you were looking after us (we weren’t just a date or booking). You wanted our story and became a part of our family as we shared and created our dreams and visions. We came from interstate which I would assume impossible to maintain control but when I forgot something you were already 1 step ahead. You gave us information, guidance and confidence to pull everything together, I could never thank you enough Sue.
We were more difficult for Angelina but her flair and grace created the most magical scene to perfectly compliment our style. No request was too much trouble and the way it all came together was even more beautiful in person. We had thunderstorms and limited preparation time but somehow by the time I arrived everyone was calm, smiling and not an ounce of stress in the air. I don't know how you pulled it together but I truly thank you.
Kirk, our master magician. The way you are in, out capturing all the tiny details that made our day so special. We felt special and loved as you captured the event to share with our families. Photos were extremely important to us but we could never imagine the quality until we received the very first photo. I'm sure it's an illusion because you made each photo look just the way we felt, like a dream. I could never put into words the gratitude we feel that you were all able to make this happen for us. You've given us the world and for what little we paid I feel like we will be forever in debt to the three of you. It is an incredible thing to see 3 people so perfectly suited to their role and so very in love with the idea of love. You will always hold a very special place in our hearts.
By Ashley Donald, married to Kane Donald at Len Wort Park Currumbin also see Google Maps on Monday, 8th October 2018.
See Ashley and Kane’s wedding photos
Wow Sue. We cannot thank you enough. You made the whole process, from planning to our special day so enjoyable and so relaxing. We feel privileged to have had an elopement with you guys and would highly recommend you to anyone looking at getting married. Thank you again!
By Naomi Denslow, married to Michael Peters, on Wednesday 11th July 2018 at Len Wort Park Currumbin also see Len Wort park on Google maps
See Naomi and Peter’s wedding photos.
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