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  • Olivia De Santos

How Much Does It Cost To Elope In Portugal?

Soooo eloping is a pretty fabulous concept right? Just the two of you in your own private wedding bubble, with a gorgeous personalised wedding ceremony, a lack of pressure from other people and a stellar photographer to capture it all.

Of course I will keep harping on about how wonderful Portugal is as a wedding and elopement destination but today we’re going to get into the nitty gritty. The practicalities. Those dollar dollar bills yaaaaaalllllllllll!

First I need to add in my disclaimers when it comes to wedding budgets:

This piece is about averages but like with everything, you are not an average. All final costs depends on our final choices. If you go for a cheaper photographer, you’ll save. If you opt for a hair and makeup artist that isn’t local to your chosen wedding location, your cost may go up.

Please keep this into perspective that these numbers are just guidelines and accurate budget planning can be deciphered for you during the planning process.

Photo by Piteira Photography

Average Costs for a Portugal Elopement

Photographer - €1000

Celebrant - €600

Flowers (bouquet, flower crown, boutonniere) - €500

Hair and makeup - €500

Transfers - €500

Dinner - €200-300 (depending on the location)

Venue - Free if you choose a beautiful, quiet, natural location

Photo by Marni V Photography

My Elopement Services

As a Portugal elopement planner, I take things one step beyond by offering to plan a bespoke travel experience as well as your wedding. If you get the chance to travel abroad for your elopement, why not take the opportunity to explore and have a mini honeymoon as well!

My bespoke package includes:

  • Sourcing the perfect beautiful location for your elopement spot

  • Personalised supplier sourcing based on your wants and needs (celebrant, flowers, hair and makeup)

  • Booking transfers and finding the perfect accommodation for your stay

  • Reserving a special dinner for your wedding day

  • Assistance in planning your holiday in Portugal, from providing expert area guides to plotting itineraries to venture into new corners of Portugal

This is all for €1250 (discounted rates for elopements on my bucket list)

For more information, please fill out my contact form for a no-obligation chat about your dream wedding!

I hope this article was helpful in understanding the costs involved in eloping in Portugal.

If you have any questions, please do get in touch via my contact form or directly at olivia(at)

Olivia x