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Eloping to Port Douglas & Daintree: how and why you should do it

Elopements // Stories // by Nikki Ernst

Are you intrigued to know more about planning a dreamy elopement in the gorgeous tropical Queensland destination of Port Douglas and the Daintree? We can’t blame you! From eloping with your loved one to a loved-up micro wedding celebration, Port Douglas and the Daintree is an attractive choice for a destination wedding.  Feature image by Visit Port Douglas Daintree.

Waiting for you right between the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, Port Douglas is ready to lend its magnificent imagery to your picture-perfect elopement celebration. And, choosing to elope here offers you the chance to create a fantastic ‘just for two’ event.

Of course, as you’re already considering an elopement, you know that many benefits come with this type of celebration, and just because you’ve chosen to downsize your wedding doesn’t mean that your intimate elopement need be less spectacular than a large scale affair. No siree! Undoubtedly, from having the freedom to shake up formalities to having room in the budget to spoil yourselves with special extras plus other fabulous bonuses, an elopement is a beautiful alternative that can offer less drama, less planning, and a genuine opportunity to indulge yourselves as a couple. And, as you will discover, eloping in Port Douglas and the Daintree offers plenty of scope to create magical celebrations.

Choose your Port Douglas and Daintree elopement location.

Whether you’re partial to the rainforest fairy-tale, a boho beach dream, a traditional white chapel, or vows above the high seas, Port Douglas and the Daintree are limitless in choice. Exchange vows overlooking the Coral Sea at sunset in a private beach cove, inside the picturesque St. Mary’s ‘By The Sea’ chapel, or on your very own private sand cay or private boat charter. After you say “I do,” toast the occasion with a decadent tropical feast, a barbeque under the stars, or an incredible sugar cane bonfire.  

Wedding talent – on hand.

When you’re planning your destination wedding, it is essential to have access to local wedding experts who have in-depth knowledge and are passionate about planning perfect celebrations. From wedding planners and florists to styling, celebrants photographers and more, couples will find a bevy of local support within the Port Douglas & Daintree wedding industry.

Let the Port Douglas honeymoon begin!

As a destination that has it all, here you’ll find not only a wedding wonderland but also a dreamy honeymoon spot. With the Great Barrier Reef and World-Heritage-listed rainforest on your doorstep, Port Douglas and the Daintree offers ample opportunity to explore, making it the perfect place to start your newlywed life.

Are you planning on inviting select loved ones to celebrate with you? Why not combine a celebration to remember with an idyllic holiday with family and friends. We promise they’ll thank you for it!

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Port Douglas and Daintree Elopement Packages

Tropical Weddings Port Douglas

Vows on the Bow 
From $3200
A romantic small wedding sailing the Coral Sea. Includes:

  • Ceremony aboard luxury catamaran Indigo
  • 2-hour private charter
  • Photography package
  • Stephanie Milne Marriage celebrant
  • Hair and makeup
  • Seasonal bouquet and buttonhole
  • Refreshments
  • Up to 8 guests
  • T&Cs apply

Coral Cay Elopement 
From $5900
Helicopter out to a Coral Cay for a private elopement on the Great Barrier Reef with Stephanie Milne Marriage Celebrant. Includes:

  • Helicopter transfers to and from the Cay
  • Secluded beach ceremony
  • 2-hour photography package
  • This is a ‘no guest’ package (Your pilot & photographer will act as witnesses)
  • T&Cs apply

For the best help and range of elopement packages in the area, turn to Tropical Weddings Port Douglas. Discover more at https://www.weddingsportdouglas.com.au/