Hot Air Balloon Wedding

Get married in spectacular style. Marry in a hot air balloon with your closest family and friends. Enjoy a champagne breakfast at a winery and a photo shoot to complete the wedding.

This package is a beautiful “done for you” ceremony and small reception. You just have to find a cute outfit for each other and turn up with your family and friends.  I will do everything else you need to be married. You will not be disappointed; this is a spectacular way to say “I do” and to remember your day of all days.

We will pick you and your guests up from your hotel and take you to the sight of where the balloon will launch. We can take photos while the balloon is being prepared for our private chartered flight.

I will marry you in the air, there will be photos taken of the ceremony and when we land, you will enjoy a champagne breakfast reception, cake for desert and enjoy a photo session at the O’Reilly’s winery. Then we will whisk you and your guests back to your hotel.

What is included in this package:

Ceremony in Hot Air Balloon

  • Custom written ceremony solemnised by an authorised civil marriage celebrant
  • You may include your own personal vows
  • Decorative marriage certificate on the day
  • Unlimited phone calls & email contact with me
  • Digital copy of your ceremony vows
  • Submission of signed documents to the Department of Births, Deaths & Marriages in Queensland
  • Bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonniere – white flowers in season
  • In flight Photos taken by our photographer of the ceremony
  • 360-degree views of the Gold Coast Hinterland
  • 60 minute flight in your own hot air balloon with expert pilot
  • Please bring 2 witness over the age of 18, who understand English
  • 8 guests to enjoy the flight and wedding ceremony
  • Personal Chauffeured Return Transfers to launch site
  • Extra sleep in & later pick up time
  • All insurance levies included
  • Photos can be taken while the balloon is preparing to launch
  • COVID plan in place

Breakfast Reception

  • Champagne breakfast at O’Reilly’s Vineyard, Canungra with your guests
  • Wedding cake for dessert, with coffee and tea
  • Photography session before breakfast at the winery
  • All photos taken given to you
  • 10 photos professionally edited
  • Alpaca farm on property
  • Free wine tasting
  • Personal chauffeured return transfers to motel
  • All parties MUST be ready on time for this type of ceremony

Please note: Private charter are subject to availability and the Hot Air Balloon Company’s Terms & Conditions with regards to weather. For Private Charter balloons, individual weights in Kg are required at time of booking as well as date, for balloon planning. 

Variations: If you would like to invite more guests have a look at the Guest Add-on Packages Below.

Cost of this ceremony is $5,495

This price is for a weekday. Weekend price is $6,350. This package is not available on Public Holidays

*$1800 deposit required to secure date with me, Hot Air & O’Reilly’s Winery

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Add Guests Packages

There are 2 add-ons you can have to your wedding. Because there are only 8 guests that can fly with you.

[Tip:] Why not have a guest record your ceremony in the air on their phone to share later with other family and friends.

Spectator Guest

You can add guests to come and join the Hot Air Balloon activiites by being a “Spectator Guest” and they can be involved on the ground in a balloon chase, following the balloon in a shuttle bus. They also enjoy the launch and land with you. All while taking photos.  

This is a great alternative for Grandparents, and little ones under 3.

The fee for this add on is $70.00 per guest.

This package includes:

  • Transfers and pick-up from your hotel to launch site.
  • Transfer from landing site to the winery and back to your hotel.
  • Balloon chase in a shuttle bus
  • Insurance, we will be using private property
  • Champagne on arrival to the winery
  • 3 course breakfast
  • Wedding cake
  • Part of the photo shoot
  • Check out the Alpaca farm on the winery property
  • Free wine tasting

Reception Only Guest

You also have the add on of having a Guest just come to your Winery Breakfast Reception. This may suit some of your guests. Especially the elderly guests you want to come and share in your special day.

The fee for this add on is $32.50 per adult & $17.50 per child under 12.

This package includes:

  • Your guest can self-drive to the winery
  • Champagne on arrival to the winery
  • 3 course breakfast
  • Wedding cake
  • Part of the photo shoot
  • Check out the Alpaca farm on the winery property
  • Free wine tasting
Itinerary

03.50 am to 04.30 am (Time varies seasonally and with your location)

Pick up from accommodation in Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Main Beach or meet at Nerang or Canungra. Air conditioned coach transfers to our Hot Air Balloon launch site.  Your confirmed Pickup/Meeting time will be issued as soon as you book your wedding date.

Hot Air’s team of pilots are Australia’s most experienced with the record for most reliable balloon ride take-offs in the southern hemisphere.

Always a surprise, always an impressive sight. When you and your guests arrive at the launch site, you will be privy to see the amazing hot air balloon inflation display.

Did you know, our hot air balloons stand taller than a ten storey building?

Karen will present you with your fresh flowers. This is also a great time we can take some photos at sunrise.

05.45 am to 6.15am
Hop on-board to experience the fun & unique sensation of your Gold Coast Hot Air Balloon Wedding Ceremony. Floating gently above the spectacular Gold Coast Hinterland, in Queensland, Australia.
Karen Stringfellow, authorised Marriage Celebrant will marry you up in the sky for a sincerely sensational and memorable wedding ceremony. The ceremony will last around 20 minutes.

After a few photos, there is much to see, but often it’s the sensation of floating silently over this picturesque landscape at sunrise on your hot air balloon flight, that really makes this such a special time.Also while sharing this experience with your nearest and dearest. 

Breathe in the wide-open spaces and be amazed at the colourful spectacle of our other balloons in the morning sky.

07.00 am – 07.30 am

A great team of pilots, expert, knowledgeable & great guys are guiding your balloon.  They have some amazing facts to share about Hot Air Ballooning. Your balloon crew driver is ready and waiting to answer all your questions and have a bit of fun.  We’re pleased to say our team are a fun and highly trained crew are well practiced in maximising the enjoyment to be had.  After landing there is some Hot Air Balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs.

We can take more memorable photos to remember this unique experience.

08.00 am – 09.15 am

Come down to earth and it’s a short drive to O’Reilly’s Grand Homestead & Boutique Vineyard.  Our breakfast is a real highlight!  We have exclusive access to O’Reillys Canungra Valley Vineyard– take a sneak peak at our virtual tour. 

Relax in the historic surroundings with a glass of champagne to toast your morning.  A full freshly cooked breakfast, pastries, fresh juices, eggs & bacon, & fruit is all yours as you relax in the serenity of the vineyard on the verandah of this picturesque grand Queenslander.

Share a coffee while enjoying your very own wedding cake. Or take your cake away to share later.

Take more photos before breakfast at the beautiful stream on the property or in the vine yard. Maybe a photo or two with an alpaca that live at the winery.

Before you go we will sign your marriage documents with your witnesses.

09.45 am – 10.30 am

Air conditioned coach transfers to your Meeting Point or Accommodation. 

Breakfast Menu

*Let me know if you have any dietary requirements

Celebrant Only Package

This package is just me officiating your ceremony as your celebrant. I will create, with you a beautiful ceremony that will reflect you as a couple. It’s your day, you help me plan your ceremony.

Kiss & Go Ceremony

This package is a “done for you” ceremony. I marry 3 couples on this day. You have set times and I set-up the ceremony. You come, say “I do”, kiss & go…It is just like a registry office style ceremony.

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“Karen arranged our elopement ceremony. She was a dream to work with. She listened to my multitude of concerns & stressed phone calls.”

“The day was picture perfect. She had everything set-up & planned beautifully. I couldn’t recommend her enough.”

Sam & Craig, White Linen Ceremony [with floral package] Point Danger Lookout, Gold Coast. 2018