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BLUE MOUNTAINS ELOPEMENT LOCATIONS

 

BLUE MOUNTAINS ELOPEMENT LOCATIONS

ADVENTUROUS SPOTS TO GET MARRIED IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

WILD & EPIC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY GUARANTEED

Updated 17 April 2019

 
Two brides elope on a foggy day on a cliff in the Blue Mountains

SO, WHY THE HELL SHOULD YOU ELOPE?

There’s a tonne of great reasons. And you, reader, know ‘em already.

Elopements are generally less expensive

(more cash for booze!) *cough* I mean leave it in a well-researched interest earning savings account, ahem.

Get hitched how you want, to hell with the rest

There’s no rules to play by when you elope. Simple as that.

Less people = less stress

Less money, less problems. You’re already saving on transport and venue costs, why not save your Aunt’s politically-incorrect rants for another day, far into the future?

More location options

This is the heart of our post here. Unshackle yourself from traditional thinking. Blow away the seating arrangements and embrace the informal. Consider wild elopement locations, such as cliffs, waterfalls and mountains. Or keep it simple, and tie the knot in the backyard of your Airbnb!

Do it privately

Distilled, all you need is yourself, your partner, and two witnesses (usually your best buds, or me and another stellar human!)

Do it secretly

and surprise your family and friends with your preview gallery!


A bride and groom elope outdoors in a redwood forest

EPIC ELOPEMENT LOCATIONS IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

We’ve thrown together a list of our top places to tie the knot in the Blue Mountains, all within an hour or two drive from Sydney. All of the locations listed are close to towns like Katoomba, Leura, Wentworth Falls and Blackheath, making it easy to grab a brew afterwards, and you’ll never be too far from accommodation and things to do.

Here's a quick list of some of our favourite epic and adventurous elopement spots around the Blue Mountains. It's by no means an exhaustive list. There's a hundred more where these came from.

 

Our hand-picked adventurous locations to elope in the Blue Mountains

Read more below for a breakdown of each location.

  • Landslide

  • Flat Rock

  • Boar's Head

  • Valley View

  • Everglades

  • Katoomba Town

  • Your own backyard

 

LOVE LIKE A LANDSLIDE

This spot is a short 5 minute drive from Katoomba town, and is mostly quiet during the week and even weekends. Off road shoulder parking is no problem, and the lookout is signposted. There is a marked and stepped trail leading from the road down to the lookout, which is fenced.

But.

Look to the left and you'll see an unmarked path leading you down through the bush to a couple of epic unfenced cliffside views. This place is alive in silence all day, every day. Love spending sunsets and foggy days here.

A bride and groom elope at Landslide Lookout in Katoomba
 

FLAT ROCK

Perhaps the most famous place to elope in the Blue Mountains. This location is renowned for its otherworldly rocky outcrop, and is a popular spot for film and tv, as well as elopements and engagement photos.

This place is packed most weekends and weekdays. Tourist buses regularly pull up and spend time here. Try your luck with contacting council to see if you can have private use for your elopement (probably better odds during the week).

Not many people know how many photo spots this place packs. Rocky outcrop aside, there's features all around, including low lying bush, jagged rock mounds, seasonal wild flowers, dirt roads, and even a cave underneath.

A bride and groom elope at Flat Rock, otherwise known as Lincoln Rock, in Wentworth Falls
 

BOAR'S HEAD

We've shot at Boar's Head a tonne, and it's one of our favourite spots for weddings and engagement shoots, as well as elopements.

Pull up a couple hundred meters short on to the dirt shoulder. You'll see a marked dirt path that leads down to the spot.

Along the way you'll have plenty of op's for epic views, scorched bush and wildflowers. At the end there's a rocky outcrop and mounds with low lying bush, plus one epic view at sunset. 

It can get a bit gusty here, so keep a sturdy footing and rug up.

Two brides get hitched at Boars Head for a stormy day cliffside elopement in Katoomba
 

VALLEY VIEW

One of our all-time favourite couples had their ceremony here, complete with smoke bombs, a set sun and incredible views.

A short drive from Blackheath and sealed carpark nearby. There's a sister lookout right next door, which is probably the more popular one. Valley View is without a doubt quieter, especially if you take a detour off the marked path (are you seeing a trend here?)

A bride and groom elope on a cliff at sunset at Valley View Lookout near Evans Lookout in Blackheath
 

EVERGLADES

Everglades Historic House & Gardens isn't the first thought that comes to mind when you think of our typical shooting locations, or so I thought at first. But this place has a lot more to offer than your classic tame wedding photos.

We shot an elopement here on Halloween, and the place was alive. Our couple simply paid the cost of admission for each guest (around $12 from memory), asked for permission to have the ceremony and get together with their closest and went for it.

So beside the garden shots, there's a hidden waterfall, rock walls that tower over you, mausoleum-like structures, and plenty of green and florals to go around, and then some.

A bride and groom elope at Everglades Historical House and Garden in Leura
 

KATOOMBA TOWN

There's totally overlooked spots downtown Katoomba. It's actually kind of nuts. Epic Blue Mountains shots are nice and all, but holy hell, Katoomba boasts some rad locations as well.

So, maybe not strictly "elopement locations" around, but for sure portraits for your couple, especially if they're after something different and unique.

And hey, head down the street on your off day and shoot the street life. You won't regret it.

A bride and groom elope in Katoomba in the middle of winter
 

YOUR OWN HOME / BACKYARD

Saving the best for last. Where better to get hitched than somewhere familiar (and free). Even if you shell out for an Airbnb you're only spending a few hunnit vs thousands for a wedding venue.

We love using natural window light and the familiarity of home.

With tonnes of opportunity right in front of your nose, who'd wanna elope anywhere else?

A bride and groom elope in an Airbnb backyard in Sydney
 

SO, THAT’S IT?

Not even, mate. There’s a tonne more locations to get married in the Blue Mountains. Hit us today and we can scout a new location for you personally!