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Margaret River Elopement Locations

Couple kissing in a Margaret River Sunset

There are so many incredible Margaret River Elopement Locations, both in Margs itself & the other nearby towns. Personally I think eloping is an absolutely EPIC way to get wed!! Not only are they minimal fuss, but for all of you adventurers out there, this is a way of having a wedding which reflects the real you. And if you really want to tick all of the boxes, you can throw a big party afterward.

Elopement Locations near Margaret River

We are pretty spoilt down here with our world class beaches and karri forests. And when you really start to look around at what’s on offer, well we have it all really.

Nannup: forests & rugged terrain coupled with winding rivers and beautiful farmland.

As it so happens, the quaint little town of Nannup where I happen to live is surrounded by forest. Nannup is another Margaret River Elopement location as is a little hub situated between Busselton, Margaret River and Bridgetown.

Here’s a little snippet of a Nordic Inspired Adventure Elopement Styled Shoot which I shot in Nannup just recently, using Lauren & Mitch as our real life couple. The weather and terrain suited our vibe perfectly. Hair & Makeup was done by Sam @ SO Makeup Artistry and Florals by Linda @ Aromatic Passions

Nannup isn’t just about being off the beaten track. Here’s the beautiful elopement of Nea & Straughn which I shot on the rolling hills of Tanjanerup, a farm just out of Nannup which also has 2 gorgeous little chalets for hire! Or this elopement which I shot of Gen & Will on the banks of The Blackwood River.

Margaret River area: Great for beautiful karris & nearby beaches and rocks.

In my view there are lots of different elements; The bustling Margaret River town itself, being at the centre of it all. It really is a food and wine haven with a vast amount of restaurants and wineries to choose from. And from here you don’t have to go far to enjoy the fabulous forest either. River Glen Chalets is the perfect example of this.

If it is the Karri Forest you’re after, then until recently it was impossible to look past Boranup Forest. Sadly Boranup is currently worse for wear after a bushfire swept through at the end of last year. If your heart is set in the deep karri forest, then I would head to Pemberton. I have another post featuring 5 Epic Elopement Locations HERE

Cape Naturaliste

The coastline between Dunsborough and Yallingup is all levels of epicness with it’s white beaches and amazing rock formations. Little Meelup beach on the east is a perfect spot if you want to run over rocks, play in the sand and splash in the calm waters.

Over on the west side, the weather is more dominating, the terrain a lot harder, but the results OH SO WORTH IT!! Sugar Loaf is a fav of mine, and no matter how popular it is, will never get boring!

Inland from the cape you have rolling paddocks amongst the vast amount of wineries, breweries and purpose built wedding venues, perfect if you are planning a micro wedding or bigger wedding. Either way it’s good to know what awesome locations are nearby.

THIS POST IS WORK IN PROGRESS but please check out my other blog posts about eloping in the South West.

5 Epic Adventure Elopement Ideas in the South West

My Guide to eloping in WA’s beautiful South West

All my wedding and elopement packages are bespoke and personalised, ensuring everything is exactly as you want it to be. If you’re thinking of eloping in Nannup or South West Australia, please reach out for a chat – I’d love to get to know you and talk all things elopement!

June 16, 2022

Victoria Baker

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