Elope With Us

Byron Bay Hinterland

Elope With Us

Based in Byron Bay Hinterland, New South Wales


Legals Only From $550

Picinic Elopements from $850

Sailing Elopements from $5000

Mid-week Elopements


Weekend Elopements



Travel up to 1 hour from Byron Bay is included. – Further travel is possible but may incur a travel fee of $50-$100 depending on location 

Sailing elopements available in Sydney and Whitsundays

About Elope With Us

Intimate picnic elopements in nature

I have always loved being outdoors in nature & especially being around the ocean. My dream was to work with animals, so I studied marine biology & then veterinary medicine. While at University I worked as a snowboard instructor. I have been working as a vet in Sydney for the last 10 years & have lived & done volunteer veterinary work overseas in Brazil & Fiji. 

I am now wanting to spend more of my time outdoors & in nature, & have more work/life balance. The feelings that we get when we are immersed in nature are full of positivity & are beneficial to our health. There are so many exciting & beautiful places to see & experience. I want to take couples to these locations as I feel that these are the best places to share vows with the person you love, on one of the most important & memorable days of your lives. 

My partner & I want to eventually travel the world on a yacht. I wanted to share my love of the sea, sailing & enjoying delicious food & drink with other people, so we came up with ‘Elope With Us’. It is designed to offer couples an affordable wedding, while still being an extremely special experience for the couple & a few of their closest friends/family.

Intimate Picnic Elopements in Nature

About Christianne Gilbert

When I’m at home I like to spend time in the garden, growing flowers & food, & when I have time off I like to spend it away on adventures, camping in the bush or the snow (more of a challenge now with the baby!)

I love surfing, snowboarding, scuba diving, sailing & enjoying delicious food. I spend my savings on travelling- to experience the unique nature formations of the world & different cultures, & I look forward to experiencing more of the world.

Elope with Us Christianne Gilbert
Celebrant Christianne Gilbert

Fun Facts

I love animals & always welcome them to be present at your elopement 

I love travelling & have lived in Brazil 🇧🇷

My partner is South African 🇿🇦

We have a daughter & a pet cat

Approach to Elopements

For those who don’t want the expense & fuss of a traditional wedding, but still want a unique, special & memorable experience…

I will create an experience for you so that you don’t have to worry about the stress & cost of organising a wedding.

You will be able to fully relax, be present & really properly enjoy the day with your partner +/- close friends/family.

I fully support same-sex marriages & I also support couples who wish to have a pet at their wedding ceremony, as pets are part of the family for many couples.

Elopement Pricing

Legals only (2 witnesses brought along): $550
Legals only (2 witnesses provided) $650
Legals only (2 witnesses provided) with decorated arbour $700 ($600 for decorated arbour if 2 witnesses brought along with couple)
Legals only with grazing board (2-4 people) $750

Personalised ceremony with decorated arbour $650
Personalised ceremony with decorated arbour followed by a picnic with grazing board $850
Overnight Glamping Elopement with Dinner & Breakfast $1450

Personalised ceremony – $850
Personalised ceremony & decorated wedding arbour $1250
Personalised ceremony, followed by a picnic with grazing board $1650 
Adventure elopement – Remote location such as a hike to a waterfall for customised ceremony, followed by a simple picnic with grazing board  $1250-$1850

Sydney sailing elopement 6 hours, $5000 for 4 people (All inclusive, except BYO alcohol)
Whitsundays sailing elopement 5 days, $10,000 for 4 people (All inclusive, except BYO alcohol)

WEDDINGS (groups over 10 people)
Celebrant service only (no food or decorations) a $850

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If you are looking for a low stress, special and intimate wedding, please speak to Elope With Us!
“From our first meeting with Christi, we were put entirely at ease that she could accommodate exactly what we wanted for our wedding. Christi was professional, helpful and patient with us as we made decisions and changed them often. No request was too much for Christi. The day went off without a hitch and was the perfect laid back atmosphere, exactly as we wanted. The food was all handmade and catered to every dietary requirement. Drinks were cold and Christi pre-empted all of our needs for the day, including a beautiful arbour and bouquet. Brides, if you are looking for a low stress, special and intimate wedding, please speak to Elope With Us.”
Ally Brenner
We highly recommend Christi as a wedding celebrant and thank her for making our special day so beautiful.
“Christi organised our elopement as an intimate beach ceremony followed by a beautiful picnic, and it was exactly the way we wanted it to be. The ceremony was personalised just for us, and Christi made it such a warm and calm atmosphere.

Communication was easy, from our first contact via email through the entire planning process, up until our elopement day. All our documentation was lodged quickly after the ceremony.

We highly recommend Christi as a wedding celebrant and thank her for making our special day so beautiful.”
Svenja Stefan
Christi was the absolute perfect celebrant!
“Christi is amazing! She was the celebrant for our elopement wedding and was very helpful in terms of possible location, details, time, and type of wedding/ceremony. She was very accommodating to our requests and gave us several options to tailor the experience to our liking. The ceremony that she prepared was lovely and we wouldn’t want it any other way. The picnic that she prepared after the ceremony was top notch as well! I will wholeheartedly recommend Christi to anyone looking for a celebrant and a great wedding! ”
Messiah Celedino

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