Design your own Elopement Package

Planning to invite less than 8 guests? Or maybe none at all?

We make designing your own elopement package easy and stress free, simply;

1. Download the elopement package document
2. Make your selections
3. Complete the elopement package booking request online with your selections


Elopement Package base price

-Exclusive ceremony time (any day of the week)
-Standard ceremony Location– All Saints Chapel, Chapel Gardens, Catseye Beach or One Tree Hill*
-Personal wedding planner
-Pre and post ceremony Personal Vehicle Transfers
-Ceremony photography – 30 images supplied as high-resolution digital files
(or $1,250 towards your preferred photo package)
-$450 credit towards your chosen celebrant


That’s up to 30% off our standard pricing!
Deposit payment of $2,500 is required to secure your ceremony date and time.

*One Tree Hill is not available for 4pm ceremonies

Special offers

As a Hamilton Island wedding couple, you are automatically entitled to our special accommodation offers listed below.

Accommodation discount*

You and your guests will also receive up to 10% off the regular price of selected Hamilton Island hotel accommodation, including Palm Bungalows, Reef View Hotel, Beach Club and qualia when you book directly with Hamilton Island Holidays.

$150 resort credit for the couple*

As an extra thank you from us, when you book a minimum of 2 nights in any of Hamilton Island’s hotel accommodation yourselves, we will also provide you with a $150 credit on your room account. This credit can then be used by you during your stay.

*Offer subject to availability, black-out dates apply, not applicable in conjunction with any other offer. Please visit the Special Offers or contact Hamilton Island Holidays for details.


Included ceremony location options


Whitehaven Beach upgrade

Upgrade to a couple only Whitehaven Beach ceremony

$2,900 upgrade cost (for weddings up until 31 March 2019)
$2,995 upgrade cost (for weddings from 1 April 2019)

Upgrade includes
-Return helicopter transfers for yourselves, along with your wedding planner, celebrant and photographer
-Photo Package One:
Ceremony, friends and family, and Whitehaven Beach location photography
75 professionally edited images supplied as high-resolution digital files

Additional aircraft(s) are required for any attending guests. All helicopter transfers and prices subject to change and weight limitations.


See below if your chosen ceremony time allows for a Whitehaven Beach ceremony within the existing Hamilton Island Air flight schedule.

10am ceremony timeslot
Whitehaven ceremony available

Briefing begins at 9.10am
Helicopter departs at 9.20am
Helicopter must return by 11.20am

12pm ceremony timeslot
Whitehaven ceremony available

Briefing begins at 11.35am
Helicopter departs at 11.45am
Helicopter must return by 1.45pm

2pm ceremony timeslot
Whitehaven ceremony not available

4pm ceremony timeslot
Whitehaven ceremony not available

Generally decorations and theming are allowed on Whitehaven Beach and can be provided by AV Partners, Hamilton Island Weddings decoration specialists.

Below is the official information from the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing:

Marine Parks -Information Sheet
Wedding Ceremonies on beaches in the Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park (September 2013)

Beaches are popular places to conduct wedding ceremonies. These are generally organised privately by the wedding party but increasingly, on popular beaches such as Palm Cove near Cairns, Four Mile Beach at Port Douglas and Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays, weddings are organised as part of a business.

For most of the East Coast of Queensland and offshore (islands and coral cays) beaches are within Queensland Marine Parks (Moreton Bay, Great Sandy and Great Barrier Reef Coast). Beaches between Bundaberg in the South and the tip of Cape York in the North are within the Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park.
On a National Park and Recreation Area any commercial activity requires a permit. However in a Marine Park the same is not necessarily true. Certain activities such as ‘tourist programs’ require permission however ‘low impact’ activities that are not of a category specifically listed in the Zoning Plan can occur without the requirement for a permit.
Within certain parameters, weddings are low impact activities and do not require a marine park permit regardless of whether they are organised privately or as part of a business. The parameters that define ‘low impact’ apply to everyone.
In recognition of the sensitivity of island national parks to the introduction of weeds and pests, no plants or
plant parts (including flowers) are allowed.
Parameters for low impact wedding ceremonies on State Marine Park beaches

  • The activity should not impinge on other people’s reasonable use of the area. The organisers should take all reasonable precautions to ensure that their activities do not impinge on the enjoyment of other park visitors nor interfere with the general public’s access to an area.
  • Simple equipment and accessories are allowed for the duration of the wedding ceremony and should be removed from the Marine Park as soon as practicable after the ceremony. This equipment must be able to be carried by a person, easily assembled and disassembled, and free standing. Such equipment and accessories include for example an archway, a table, chairs, aisle carpet and a small sun shade.
  • It is the organisers responsibility to ensure that the area is left without any litter. To this end confetti, rice, flower petals and the like should not be used as it cannot be contained or cleaned up. Likewise, the release of balloons or lanterns into the air or ocean is not allowed . All rubbish such as cigarette butts should be collected and removed.
  • Our natural environments must be protected from weeds and pests. Islands are particularly sensitive to the introduction of weeds and pests. For this reason, for SMP beaches adjacent to island national parks, no flowers, plants or plant parts are allowed.
  • For SMP beaches adjacent to non-protected areas, plants or plant parts (particularly flowers) should be:
    In the form of non-seeding cut plants restrained in bunches, baskets or similar devices; and free from soil, insects and larvae (i.e. plant material should be treated with insecticide prior to being brought on the State Marine park); and removed from the site at the conclusion of the ceremony (e.g. please don’t leave them in bins.) Environmental weeds are not permitted for use
  • No animals are to be brought into the Marine Park (with the exception of guide dogs for

Further Information:

  • Some SMP beaches fall within Regional Council managed areas and approvals and booking requirements may apply. Please contact your local council for further information on their requirements.
  • Marine Parks are natural areas, please check our park alerts on our website www.nprsr.gld.gov.au for information relating to site closures and fire restrictions.
  • If you are a commercial business such as a wedding celebrant, and would like to conduct weddings on a QPWS Managed Area (excluding State Marine Parks) or the Green Island Recreation Area you will require a Commercial Activity Permit, please visit our industry portal at www.business.gld.gov.au for further information on Commercial Activity Permits or phone us on 13QGOV (13 74 68).

We’re from overseas, can we marry in Australia?

Yes, it’s actually quite simple. Click here for more information.

We can even arrange a no-obligation Skype or phone meeting with an Officiator who specialises in assisting overseas couples.

Download Elopement Package guide

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Click here to complete your elopement package form

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