Image above by Warren Williams of Mountain Weddings, Queenstown.
Are you thinking of eloping in Queenstown? Here’s 10 reasons why you should go for it this winter…
1. Snow-capped mountain views
Stunning lakes and snowy mountains provide a beautiful and dramatic backdrop for your Queenstown elopement photos. Opt for a heli-wedding to get the best views!
2. Beautiful winter light
There’s something magical about a cool and crisp winter sky. A winter elopement in Queenstown creates the perfect lighting for your wedding photos.
3. A true white wedding!
Get married in Queenstown’s winter wonderland of mountains and lakes. Are you brave enough to opt for a non-white wedding dress to really stand out against the snow?!
4. Avoid summer surcharges & crowds
Get more for your money in the winter months, take advantage of special offers for winter elopements, and have first pick of Queenstown’s best wedding vendors.
5. Get cosy
Get cosy as newlyweds with a glass of mulled wine by the fire or your own private dining room for two at a top Queenstown restaurant. Choosing to elope in the winter means you’ll have to keep each other close to keep warm- perfect!
6. Have fun on the slopes
Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and much more at one of the nearby ski resorts. If you’re keen on winter sports you can even get married up the mountain and ski back to base as newlyweds!
7. Be romantic
Queenstown is overflowing with romantic activities. Grab a hot chocolate and enjoy a romantic stroll around historic Arrowtown, or opt for a relaxing spa day for two at Queenstown’s premier spa.
8. Try the local produce
There might not be much growing in winter but the local wineries in Gibbston Valley have all the goodness bottled up! Enjoy wine tasting matched with local cheeses and say hi to the winery dogs on site!
9. Keep the kids happy
With activities like go karting, farm tours and luging, there’s plenty for the kids to while you’re in Queenstown this winter. There’s lots of babysitting options too if you want to steal a night alone together.
10. World class après-ski
Queenstown offers a huge range of options for food, wine and entertainment all throughout winter. From the very exclusive to the kid friendly options and everything in between.