Luxe Elopements are a team of local Byron-ites who have been servicing weddings for 10 years. This dreamy beach town holds a special spot in many couples hearts, it’s no surprise to us that Byron Bay is the top wedding destination in Australia!
Here is our cheat sheet and guide on planning the perfect beach ceremony in Byron Bay.
There are FOUR (4) main locations for your Byron Bay ceremony:
- Belongil Beach, Byron Bay
- The Lighthouse, Byron Bay
- Wategos Beach, Byron Bay
- Broken Head Beach, Byron Bay
Byron Bay is the top destination in Australia for weddings!
We host world famous beaches, views, surf, holistic and creative soul. Byron Bay is most easterly point in Australia and the most perfect location for a wedding AND holiday! The average weekend wedding in Byron Bay is $68K+!
We have done the hard work for you and curated affordable elopement packages without substituting luxury from $2800.
Tips for elopements under $3K
Have a maximum of 25 guests
Choose a council approved beach or garden to save on venue fees
Focus on a beautiful ‘styled ceremony’ then book into a restaurant/bar for your reception
Choose to book off-season for cheaper flights, accommodation and experiences.
Try to avoid long weekends or festival weekends (i.e. Splendour in the Grass, Bluesfest or International Writers Festival)
As locals we have inside knowledge, which allows us to help guide you through the minefield of planning a Byron Bay wedding elopement!
Did you know Byron Bay council recently shut down a large amount of Airbnb’s and Venues? Head to our Luxe Venue Directory for a cheat sheet of approved venues.
Byron Bay has a unique weather system and even though it rains most days, it very rarely impacts on your outdoor ceremony
Do you know the best months to get married in Byron Bay to avoid accommodation inflation, bad weather (humid/storms) and tourists
Byron Bay is largely part of a Nature Reserve and Crown Land. This means there are strict council regulations around beach ceremonies, and strictly no beach receptions
A $350 council Free is required for beachfront elopement
Situated in North Byron Bay (not as busy as main beach)
Gorgeous white sandy beach with a view of Julian Rocks in the background
Cape Byron Lighthouse can be seen in the distance
Has the potential to become busy with tourists or locals + their pouches, but as true Byron Bay lovers most of these people respect the ceremony space
Very close to resorts and café hub
Sunrise here is absolutely stunning! We adore SUNRISE elopements at Belongil !
A $450 Council free is required, including parking
The most Easterly point of Australia! Iconic and breathe-taking!
Stunning green grassy area where ceremony is held, the lighthouse sits directly behind for photographs
Below is little Wategos Beach where sunset portraits can be taken
Can be very busy with traffic and locals – However most respect the ceremony space and will move for photographs
Parking can be problematic – We recommend transport such as Maxi Taxi or a funky Kombi Van
Super easy access from car to grass ceremony area
Located on Crown land – Free!
White sandy beach for ceremony with lighthouse in the background
The stunning Three Sisters Track where we take beautiful portraits of you
Easy parking with a short 100m walk to ceremony on the soft sand
Out of town and away from tourist
A quick 15 minute drive back into the heart of Byron Bay
Luxe Elopements Packages
Luxe Elopements are a team of award winning wedding vendors who have packaged their services together with a cheeky midweek discount! Our fun filled ceremonies will have you and your loved ones talking about it for years. We make the booking and planning process effortless with only one deposit – this elements forking out for each vendor and a million forms to complete. Everything is completed online because we know you are time poor so you can focus on the “holiday” part of your destination wedding! You can chose from our most popular styling themes and colours or send us a Pinterest board.
A FEW MORE BYRON BAY THINGS
Byron Bay is made up of 90% holiday accommodation, which means it’s absolutely set up for your holiday!
EXPLORE the Byron Bay Hinterlands. We have so many beautiful beaches and breathtaking hinterland views. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, or are willing to hire a car you can find stunning waterfalls, villages, cute beachside towns, and isolated spots
Try whale watching and snorkelling with turtles at Julian Rocks
Go to the Byron Farmers Markets held every Thursday from 8am-11am
Byron Bay is world known for being home of the “hippies”. Although you will definitely see some of the vintage hippies around, the truth is Byron Bay is fast becoming a high-end tourist destination and those hippies now occupy the hills around Mullumbimby, a quaint and beautiful town. Hire a car and check out The Crystal Castle on your way through!
In the Northern Rivers we have worked hard to keep our land clean, and continue work hard to be conscious of our footprint on the earth.
Respect the environment, don’t litter. Please be conscious to recycle.
We host Nature Reserves and Crown Land. The Bundjalung, Australian Aborigines from the North Coast of NSW have a rich history here. Did you know Aboriginal Women would give birth into the tea tree lakes as it has healing powers?
Be sure to see Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Heads.
Airbnb’s and venues now have strict noise restrictions; these will be enforced to maintain the Byron Bay soul. Parties on the beach are not permitted.