Nomad Elopement Package


Ground Transport for 2
Registered Celebrant
Hair & Makeup (1 set)
Seasonal Bouquet & Buttonhole
3.5 Hours Photography Attendance
GST where applicable

“All you need is love”

Remember, your Elopement will be different from your friend’s 200+ guest pre-covid wedding.

Couples often wonder if they’ve forgotten to plan something since it feels so simple – it’s because it is!

Here are a few things you will have to organise on your own:

• Marriage License – We can help you
• Your Flights to Queenstown
• Your Accommodation in Queenstown
• Meals
• Outfits
• Honeymoon Activities
• Wedding Rings
• Your Vows to Each Other
• Love & Kindness



Hair & Makeup, Flowers delivered

The Makeup Artist will come to your accommodation in the morning to get you pampered and looking like the best you. About an hour after, the Photographers & Videographers will arrive to start capturing the preparations and the First Look. The Makeup Artist can also help you get into your dress.


Check-in at Helicopter Depot

We will leave about 30mins after the Hair & Makeup is finished, to meet the Celebrant at the Helicopter Depot. Don’t worry, the helicopter guys aren’t too strict with being on time – we’ve got the whole chopper to ourselves. Go to the bathroom if you have to. There’s no cafes or public bathrooms on the top of the mountain!


Mountain-Top Wedding Ceremony

Soak in the crisp and clean mountain air – It’s time for the big moment we’re been waiting for, your Wedding Ceremony. This usually lasts about 10-15mins, giving us another 45mins on the first mountain-top for epic photos and video shots.


Lakeside Photoshoot

Your day’s not over yet! Queenstown is famous for both its mountains and lakes, and we’ve got to get more photos by Lake Wakatipu – the biggest lake in the South Island. This will take about an hour, and we will drop you off at your accommodation afterwards.

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Queenstown New Zealand Elopement Wedding Photographer - Josh, a talented photographer, captures a breathtaking bride standing on top of a hill overlooking Lake Wanaka for his portfolio.


Additional Helicopter for Guests (6 pax) from NZ$1,515

Additional Helicopter Landing (Queenstown) from NZ$1,515

Flights Returning After 6pm NZ$800

Flights Returning After 8pm NZ$1,200

Wedding Videography NZ$4,000

Guest Hair & Makeup NZ$300

Night Shoot NZ$750



Double Landing

Jessica + Pascale

Coromandel Peak + Lake Lochnagar

Winter Wonderland

Deana + Alex

Mt Creighton

On the Ledge

Sapphire + JJ

Cecil Peak, Queenstown

Booking Process

1. Get in Touch

Use the Contact Form below to get in touch with us, and ask us anything you’re wondering about.

We are here to help.

2. Consultation via Video Call

Due Diligence – Is Nomad Weddings the right fit for you?

We will have a Video Consultation to discuss whether the scope of our services can meet your expectations.

3. Planning

Once we know what you are after, we will come draft the Wedding Day Schedule and suggest Wedding Vendors available on your day, who will suit your needs.

At this stage, we will also give you recommendations of local Queenstown Accommodation, Restaurants and Activities.

4. Booking Confirmation

To confirm your booking with us, an Invoice will be issued for a 30% non-refundable deposit, and a Electronic Signatures will be required on the Contact of Service.

The remainder of the balance will be due 7 days before the Wedding.

5. Communication

Once your booking is confirmed, we will send you two Questionnaires through our System:
A Speed Dating Questionnaire and a Wedding Questionnaire.

  • The “Speed Dating Questionnaire” is for the Celebrant to write up a personalised Wedding Ceremony Script for you. Beyond this, it is still important for the Celebrant to actually get to know you on a more personal level, so they will contact you approximately 3-6 weeks before the wedding day. At Post-COVID Queenstown booking volumes, this is the timing to be expected.
  • The “Wedding Questionnaire” is about general info regarding your contact numbers, accommodation details, preferences on online privacy, etc.
  • Our Florist will be in touch with you approximately 4 weeks before the wedding, to request for your floral preferences and to order the flowers from the growers in Christchurch.
  • Hair & Makeup Communication in Queenstown will depend on the vendor – there may not be any communication prior to the wedding day, but we can help to relay any requests to the Hair/Makeup artists.
  • You will receive a series of preparation tip emails from our system. These are automated emails, but you are always welcome to reach out to us directly regarding any questions or requests.

6. Pre-Wedding Checks

2 Weeks before the Wedding, we will check with all of our booked vendors to make sure that they are ready for your wedding, and that they have all the details needed.

At this stage, you will be contacted again to schedule a Video Call with us, to ensure that any loose ends are tied.

7. The Weather Call

2 Days before the Wedding, we will make the weather call – whether to keep the original schedule, or to move the wedding back by a day or two.

We Cross-Reference between 7 Forecasts, including Met Service, YR, BBC Weather, AccuWeather,, MetVuw and

SeasonWeather Expectations
Summer (Early December ~ Mid March)Stable, 20% chance of rescheduling for weather
Autumn (Late March ~ Early May)Stable, 30% chance of rescheduling for weather
Early Winter (Late May ~ Late June)Severe, 60% chance of rescheduling for weather
Winter (July ~ Late September)Stable, 30% chance of rescheduling for weather
Spring (Early October ~ Late November)Severe, 60% chance of rescheduling for weather

*Important*: Your first choice of Location may not be accessible, in the case of sudden unexpected weather changes. Pricing adjustments may be made in such cases, for example if you have paid for a location upgrade but we are stuck in Queenstown, a refund for the heli pricing difference will be made.We will endeavour to get the most favourable outcome for you, but we are ultimately at the mercy of the weather.

*Important* : Your first choice of Wedding Vendors may not be available, in the case of a weather postponement.
In such cases, a replacement Wedding Vendor will be arranged. 

Fresh flowers are ordered for the original wedding date, so a new set of flowers may need to be ordered if you wish to have the freshest product.

8. The Big Day

The Hair & Makeup artist will come to your accommodation to do the Hair & Makeup

We will pick you up from your accommodation in our vehicle for the wedding, and we will meet the celebrant at the Wedding Location or at the Helicopter Hangar.

9. Delivery

The Marriage Certificate will be sent to you from the Department of Internal Affairs.

We will deliver Preview Photos within 5 working days after your wedding.

We endeavour to deliver the full set of Photos & Videos (optional add-on) in 6-8 weeks. During the peak Summer Wedding Season, a timeframe variation may apply depending on post production capacity – if there are delays, you will be contacted with new timeframes.

Please note that we cannot make specific guarantees such as delivery by Christmas day for weddings around November and December.

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Contact for Availability

We’d love to get to know you!

Please get in touch with us using the Contact Form below, and we’ll be in touch within 48 hours.

Email: [email protected]

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