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Alicia and Wade at Uluru

Wedding ideas for the perfect elopement in the Red Centre


What better way to start your married life than in Australia’s iconic Red Centre? If you’ve been thinking about eloping to the NT, check out some of our great ideas to help get your wedding elopement started.

Go luxe 

The idea of an intimate wedding appeals to many of couples who elope in the Northern Territory. 

Longitude 131° is a luxury desert getaway with uninterrupted views of iconic Uluru in the spiritual heartland of Australia. This magical location offers exclusive experiences with five-star accommodation in guest pavilions or luxury tents. Many couples choose to get married at Longitude 131° because it has everything you’ll need in one place. Your wedding will be just about you and your partner, and you can ’be one’ in this relaxing and secluded setting whilst admiring the breathtaking beauty of the land as Uluru rises above the sands.

Escape from the city 

Kings Creek Station, located near Kings Canyon, offers exceptional and secluded options for a romantic and relaxed elopement and is a definite ‘must see’ location when travelling to the Red Centre. The station can offer an exclusive location within their expansive 1,800km2 land to officially ‘tie the knot’, and then you can be left alone at your very own private ‘glamping tent’. Set against the escarpment offering sensational views and amazing sunsets, you will be living your best life. The ‘glamping tents’ are fitted with heating and air-conditioning, quality bedding and décor, luxury amenities, and a private deck and pool… you really won’t want to leave.


Plan on a shoestring 

Some couples choose to elope purely because of the cost associated with getting married. Large weddings can be a costly affair and elopement is seen as a cheaper way of achieving your dream wedding.

A wedding in Central Australia can be as inexpensive as you want, but still spectacular. Set against the backdrop of the MacDonnell Ranges, your Red Centre elopement will definitely be one to remember. Choose to elope at one of the locations close to Alice Springs like Simpsons Gap, the Telegraph Station or venture out to Ooramina Homestead. Located approximately one hour from Alice Springs, the homestead offers true outback hospitality, and private cabin accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere.

Sails in the Desert at Yulara is an affordable option near Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Sails in the Desert offers hotel style accommodation including Deluxe Terrace Rooms with leafy outdoor living space, complete with a day bed for pure relaxation. This natural setting with a swimming pool is a great place to elope on your destination wedding. You could consider grabbing some unique wedding snaps on the back of a Harley or while riding a camel across the desert dunes with the magnificent Uluru in the background.


Stress less

For some couples, with reduced cost comes reduced stress. There can be many other pressures that add to wedding stress. Elopement can reduce over-planning or the pressure to consider the interests of all your family and friends.

In the red desert outback of Central Australia you can truly relax. Stay a while and enjoy the moment as a newly married couple. Why not enjoy a hike at sunrise in Alice Springs, take a helicopter flight over Kings Canyon, or dine at the base of Uluru at sunset? We want you to go home revived, stress free and happy that you made your wedding what you want it to be in the NT.


Knowing where to find all the right people to help you is an important part of making your elopement as simple and convenient as possible.

Check out our wedding vendor guide for everything you need to help plan for your special day in the Northern Territory. 

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