NSW Central Coast: The Elopement Destination

If you’re seeking an elopement destination that combines coastal beauty with convenience, look no further than the Central Coast. Located just 1 to 1.5 hours from both Sydney and Newcastle, this coastal paradise offers a diverse range of stunning locations that are perfect for your intimate celebration. Whether you’re into coastal walks or prefer the charm of hinterlands, the Central Coast has something to offer every couple.

Elopement at Forresters Beach on the NSW Central Coast

We’ve collated some of our favourite elopement landscapes on the Central Coast, along with our local insights to help you plan your special day…

Elephant Rock

This spot is a hidden gem. A short stroll through the bushland leads you to an open rocky outcrop with breathtaking views that stretch down the Hawkesbury River and across to Palm Beach. It’s an idyllic setting for your elopement ceremony with an incredible backdrop.

Elephant Rock Elopement on the NSW Central Coast, near Patonga and Pearl Beach, overlooking the Hawkesbury River. A hidden ceremony destination.

Bouddi National Park

If you’re looking for a dramatic cliff top option, Bouddi National Park should be at the top of your list. With landscapes featuring coastal sandstone cliffs, blue oceans and natural habitats, it’s the ultimate elopement destination. Putty Beach and Box Head offer additional options for your ceremony and photos.

Elopement at box Head on the NSW Central Coast. A stunning vista at sunset looking down the coastline and Hawkesbury River. beautiful, relaxed photography.

Pearl Beach

Beach Retreats offer a variety of accommodation options, leaving you spoilt for choice. Each individually offering amenities that feel like you could be in a 5-star getaway retreat or a relaxed beachside cottage. Options include waterfront properties or having your ceremony by the pool in your own private backyard. The leafy oasis of Pearl Beach shows the Coast at its finest with the Arboretum for a relaxed bush walk minutes from the beach itself, and the newly renovated Amalfi Restaurant provides the perfect spot for a relaxed post-ceremony meal.

Pearl Beach on the Central Coast Elopement photography and planning. A couple stand on the rocks and look out to the ocean

Nearby Intimate Post-Ceremony Dining Options

All the ceremony locations mentioned are conveniently situated near venues where you can host an intimate celebration. For a relaxed feel near Elephant Rock, consider The Boathouse, which offers a Hampton-style outdoor pub vibe and options for accommodation like The Cottage, complete with its own plunge pool and BBQ area. 

If you’re seeking a more culinary experience, Osteria Il Coccia in Ettalong provides a private setting with an elegant mediterranean restaurant decor. The menu is cooked over wood in a charcoal oven by hatted Chef Nico from Naples.

Or a waterfront favourite is The Box, where you can enjoy a sit-down yet informal luncheon with cocktails and stunning views.

Beautiful, elegant, modern styling for your Central Coast Elopement by My Dear Kathleen, Everlong Events, and The Posy Garden Florist
Stylist Everlong Events, Florist The Posy Garden

A Luxurious Honeymoon Experience

For an unparalleled honeymoon experience, contemplate a stay at the Pretty Beach House or our top choice, Bells at Killcare. Bells’ new luxury nature escape, features a two-story lodge nestled within Bouddi National Park, accommodating up to four guests and opens Feb 2024, but until then the luxury Lodges are rumoured to transport you to the tranquil escape amongst the trees with breathtaking sight of the sunset gracing our stunning coastline.

Bells at Killcare. Elopement Venue on the Central Coast NSW

Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventure

Glenworth Valley offers something truly unique, with an array of daytime activities like horse riding, abseiling, and kayaking. So, your elopement can be as adventurous or laid-back as you desire.

Accommodation options range from cozy cabins to an exceptional glamping experience. These well-appointed tents provide the perfect space for your first night as a married couple that’s a little bit unique and can be styled up with opulence. It’s a blend of adventure and comfort that makes eloping at Glenworth Valley an unforgettable experience.

However, if you prefer more of the creature comforts on your wedding night, consider their eco villas. The Deluxe Hot Tub Eco-Villa, in particular, offers a wood-fired hot tub for a romantic and relaxing evening.

NSW Central Coast Elopement Destination at Glenworth Valley Lookout with a Ford Mustang Classic Car

Fernbank Farm

Without doubt one of the prettiest Wedding venues on the Central Coast, few people realise that Fernbank Farm also caters for the more intimate Elopements, and with a team who know how tho make everything perfect and some of the best country manor style photo backdrops anywhere in the Country, why not embrace the gem of a space and set up a gorgeously styled outdoor dining table?!

Fernbank Farm, Yarramalong on the NSW Central Coast. The perfect place for your Country Elopement. A couple walks through the grounds by a lake with a pretty band stand behind the

Norah Head Lighthouse

Perched atop a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Norah Head Lighthouse is a historic and iconic location for an elopement. The lighthouse itself is a majestic backdrop for your vows, and the surrounding grounds offer breathtaking ocean views. It’s a place where you can exchange your vows with the endless sea as your witness.

Norah Head Lighthouse Elopement Destination Central Coast NSW

Kim’s Beachside Retreat

This is an excellent choice for couples seeking a truly intimate elopement experience. Tucked away in a secluded corner of the Central Coast in Toowoon Bay, Kim’s Retreat provides a private and romantic escape. You can enjoy your ceremony in the serene tropical gardens or by your private beachfront villa, making it ideal for an intimate and peaceful celebration.

Kims Beach Retreat, Central Coast Elopement in the Bamboo Forest at Toowoon Bay. Couple kissing.

Somersby Falls

Ideal for a natural waterfall and rainforest backdrop:

 If you’ve ever dreamed of exchanging vows in front of a cascading waterfall, Somersby Falls is the place to be. Located in the heart of the rainforest, these falls offer a stunning natural backdrop for your elopement. The lush greenery, tranquil pools, and the soothing sound of rushing water create a magical atmosphere.

Somersby Falls, Central Coast NSW Elopement

Paradise Botanical Garden

Paradise Botanical Garden is a private residence that offer the farmhouse accomodation for up to 8 guests and is available for private weddings. With its Roman columns and stunning garden pavilion, it offers a picturesque backdrop for your candlelit dinner and is protected from the elements.

Sail on Brisbane Water

Sail in Booker Bay aboard a yacht set sail and busk in the sun and marry aboard or anchor on one of the secluded beaches with just the two of you and your celebrant to enjoy your ceremony.

We have just recently discovered the new Greek restaurant Kefi on the Koolewong Marina will be opening just in time for summer surrounded by water with a mediterranean influence is an option to arrive by boat.

City Hall

If you after a quickie Las Vegas style Elopement head on over to City Hall, Central Coast hottest new eclectic Registry Viva Gos Vegas!

A Picturesque Region full of Elopement Options

These Central Coast elopement locations offer a mix of natural beauty and seclusion, making them perfect for couples who seek an intimate and unique wedding experience. Each of these spots has its own distinct charm, allowing you to choose the one that resonates most with your love story. Whether you’re drawn to coastal vistas, waterfalls, or serene gardens, the Central Coast has something to offer every couple looking to elope in this picturesque region.

If you’d like more information about any of these locations or need assistance planning your elopement, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re here to make your day your way!

All photographs courtesy of Underatreehouse Photography

Planning Guides

November 20, 2023

Elopement at Forresters Beach on the NSW Central Coast

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