Elope away with us

Looking for a beautiful rural space to elope to? Choose our Rustic Retreat Elopement Package – where Amberley meets the Waipara wine valley.

North Canterbury Elopements

Spread across 14 acres of North Canterbury farmland, The Starling Homestead offers a unique countryside location for small, intimate weddings.

Not only can you elope to The Homestead, you can upgrade to stay at their charming on-site B&B accommodation, The Stables.

All you need to do is:

  • set a date
  • organise a couple of witnesses (who also love fun). If you’d like us to organise your two witnesses, just let me know!
  • choose something to wear
  • apply for your marriage licence

And we’ll take care of the rest!


  • maximum of 10 guests (Elopement); up to 20 guests (ElopeMAX)
  • personalised ceremony (I’ll help you write your vows!)
  • elopement certificate with your witnesses signatures on it
  • photos during ceremony
  • up to 1 hour of photos onsite (this includes the ceremony)
  • a sneak-peek of images within two business days of your elopement
  • full online gallery with free downloads of your elopement images within four weeks


Elopement (up to 10 guests) $2099*; ElopeMAX (up to 20 guests) $2699*

The price includes:

  • celebrant – for a personalised ceremony. Mileage included.
  • photography (one hour – with the option for longer). Mileage included.
  • venue hire (the package price includes a two-hour booking of The Starling Homestead for your elopement ceremony and photos onsite)
  • rustic retreat elopement coordinator

(Price does not include food, drinks or marriage licence/certificate.)


Kineta Booker Elopement Celebrant Christchurch
Kineta Booker Celebrant

Elopement Photographer Chaznel Steenkamp
Chaznel Steenkamp Photography
North Canterbury Elopements
The Starling Homestead


  • The price does not include your official marriage licence/certificate.
  • Food and drink are not included with this package.
  • There is a $500 non-refundable deposit to book this elopement package with us. Balance is due 14 days before your elopement.
  • GST will be added by any vendor who is not GST exempt.