A ceremony and nothing more?

A real adventure in Budapest – or a ceremony anywhere in Europe?

Eloping is not an uncommon practice or taboo these days. In fact, some couples even choose romantic places or interesting  destinations to elope to, say their vows, exchange the rings and forget all the other hassle that goes with planning a full wedding day. To elope may also suggest that the two of you just run to the courthouse in your home country to sign the official wedding papers there with minimum effort, then  go on your “secret” trip and have a magical symbolic wedding ceremony or renewal – all by yourselves or a in front of your two witnesses and maybe a very few chosen ones.

A highly unusal spot in Budapest found by our sharp-eyed photographer, Peter

 But, see, that is the point, exactly. All of us have been dreaming about real adventures, because that is Life, those memories will be with us for the rest of our lives. Agree?

Elope to Budapest, Hungary (or anywhere in Europe, Really)

With more than a decade of experience with international weddings – we created a team of wedding professionals with the aim of devising and leading sublime ceremonies – Sunrise Elopements.

We are based in Budapest, but available to travel by Car/Budget Flights to just about anywhere in Europe. In Hungary – our package’s value for money is simply unbeatable. As for European destination elopements, besides getting an A-team of award- nominated and award-winning vendors, the final investment could actually be even less than hiring local vendors (of less experience and expertise and many times of less competence of English).

Grüner See (The Green Lake) in Austria… images by Gabor

Sunrise Elopements is a great choice if you only want a ceremony only, maybe followed by a few hours with your photographer to have those really unique and memorable couple pictures taken, but still want to keep it beautiful and low profile.  

Please note: We are not planners of Full-day Weddings (that is how we stay competitive in our prices). So if you are dreaming of a full-day wedding in Hungary you must know – we do not offer full wedding day packages – but as a team we do have a great working relationship with the absolute best Hungarian Wedding Planners and of course – are happy to recommend them if you decide you want a complete full day destination wedding with everything  -and maybe even more- that goes with it).

We focus on small, beautiful and intimate elopement ceremonies.

As a team, we are all dedicated and make it our business to keep your symbolic destination wedding ceremony intimate, one-of-a-kind and truly unforgettable.

If you would prefer a quiet, symbolic marriage ceremony standing on a little boat in the middle of the Danube river, or on the top of the Buda castle hill overlooking the whole city … in front of the snow capped mountains in Austria or in a secluded bay on the Croatian seaside – we might be just what you are looking for. Slip away with us here in Budapest – or anywhere in Europe – and we’ll be happy to take care of all the details of your wedding ceremony for you.

In a small bay-port of a village in Croatia

ANY TIME: By choosing our team, (having a symbolic ceremony) not being tied to legal restrictions – you can even have your ceremony at times of the day when official ceremonies simply cannot be held for legal reasons. Sunset or even sunrise golden-hour weddings make your memories everlasting, we know it from experience.

Lookout platform of historic Fisherman’s bastion at sunrise…

Saying your I do-s as the sun is just rising over the Budapest horizon is an experience you will cherish for a lifetime.

You can choose from the following options for your elopement wedding package:

  • ceremony venue reservation and/or creative free guerrilla wedding site recommendations – if you are brave and daring enough to be that unique (top of the cliff, middle of a bridge, standing on a boat…anything goes…)
  • An international celebrant for your symbolic Wedding ceremony
  • a shortlist of carefully selected wedding photographers & videographers
  • a master florist for the gorgeous bouquet and any floral accessory
  • Award-winning Hair and make-up artist for the perfect look
  • professional technical equipment and Sound/Music person to set the atmosphere and help create magic – literally anywhere
  • and anything else really, if you have special needs or dreams we will definitely give you insider tips and

The attention you deserve.

NO SECRETS – Unbeatable Wedding Ceremony Prices:

Depending on season, the day of the week and starting time of your ceremony, our packages start from as low as

1400 EUR (incl. celebrant, photos & bouquet)

If you are interested, do get in touch, let us know what your preferred wedding dates /venues / vendors’ team would be, what kind of services you would require, tell us more about your plans so that we can give you an unbeatable, bespoke offer for a unique symbolic wedding ceremony, and a ticket to the adventure of your lifetime.


Misi Dunai – The Wedding Celebrant + Sunrise Elopements Team

This is me – Misi – with an Australian couple on the River Danube


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