Budir Church Iceland Wedding | Intimate Elopement

Location of the Hotel Búðir

Hotel Búðir is situated in the stunning Snaefellsnes Peninsula, renowned for its breathtaking Icelandic scenery and outdoor adventures. This hotel, despite its secluded and tranquil setting, is conveniently accessible, being just a two-hour drive from Reykjavik’s airport. This easy access ensures guests can enjoy both the serenity of a remote location and the convenience of travel.

In this blog, we will dive into the details of a Budir Church, surrounded by lava fields and black sand beaches. Whether you’re planning a small elopement or an intimate wedding of your closest loved ones, a wedding at Budir Church will guarantee you a one-of-a-kind celebration in the tiny, but world-famous Budakirkja.

Budir Hotel is the ideal Iceland Wedding and Elopement Venue

One of the reasons we appreciate this location is that it caters to adventurous couples seeking a one-stop shop for their wedding needs. If you prefer not to book an Airbnb, Hotel Budir offers a remote luxury experience. Additionally, this location is less crowded than the South Coast areas like Vik, providing a rugged yet intimate elopement setting. 

Can you get married at the Black Church in Iceland?

Yes, you can! It’s pretty affordable & easy to do! To get married at the Black Church in Iceland you just need to contact the Black Church staff and book your date! It’s pretty affordable and can be even cheaper than taking a wedding officiant somewhere beautiful for a wedding ceremony in Iceland!

How much does the Budir Church wedding cost?

If you’re interested in booking a spot at Hotel Budir or having a Black Church Wedding, we recommend contacting the hotel directly so as not to miss this opportunity. Their staff is known for their excellent service, and they can arrange for the pastor to contact you, set up your date, and discuss your wedding ceremony details.

Renting Búðakirkja in Iceland for a wedding costs between 39,400 ISK (about $310 USD) for one hour and 59,900 ISK (about $470 USD) for three hours. This fee covers the rental of the church or its grounds. There are additional costs for services like a group visit fee and a confirmation fee, but the basic rates are focused on the duration of the church rental. These prices are from September 2023 and could vary for future bookings. For more details or booking of the date, please check the website of the church.

Besides that, we’ve created an Iceland Wedding Reception Venue Guide, so you can explore some more unique venues for your wedding or elopement.

Best Time for a Hotel Budir Iceland Wedding

During Iceland’s summer, the weather tends to be warmer and slightly drier compared to other seasons. However, it’s wise to be ready for various weather conditions anytime you visit. Summer is the peak tourist season. To avoid the crowds, consider getting married in September, when tourism decreases and there are fewer visitors, offering a more intimate experience.
If you love winter and want to see what the real Icelandic winter wedding at Budir Hotel and Church looks like – don’t miss our post about Budir Stormy Iceland wedding.

Story of this Budir Church Iceland Wedding

When we are asked what format of weddings we love most – we answer ELOPEMENTS, of course!

We’ve always been passionate about elopements, which we believe truly reflect the personalities and love between the couple. Iceland, with its stunning landscapes and serene atmosphere, is an ideal destination for such an intimate celebration. Our team was deeply inspired by the love story of Georgia and Max from the UK, whose wedding we had the pleasure of capturing at Snæfellsnes peninsula. Their special day was filled with calm, beauty, warmth, and tenderness, just as their love for each other.

As Iceland elopement photographers, we aimed not only to take beautiful photographs of the couple with the backdrop of Snaefellsnessjokull volcano and its glacier at the top. We always tried to reflect the connection between Georgia & Max.

Also, just look at Georgia’s wedding dress by the famous Grace Loves Lace! She’s looking just stunning! Of course, Max is also not less stylish!

We’re in love with how romantic, touching, and quiet their wedding ceremony was inside the famous little black church.

Things to Do Near the Hotel Búðir

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is sometimes referred to as “Iceland in Miniature,” because of the incredible landscapes and natural beauty all around it. Here are a few things that you can do when you elope at the Hotel Búðir.

Have a photoshoot at Kirkjufell Mountain

We had an amazing time walking in the beautiful orange and blown grass, feeding birds, and admiring the absolutely stunning views at Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellfoss.

Explore the famous remote Beaches

The lava tubes and black pebble beaches are some of the most fascinating things to see on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. You can walk into caves, take a tour through the truly unique formations, and explore the rugged coastline and incredible viewpoints by the ocean, as we did with Georgia & Max.

Visit the Snaefellsjokull volcano

Once having a wedding at Budir, you don’t want to miss some pretty epic views for your wedding portraits which Snæfellsjökull Volcano can deliver. Just look at this snow-capped mountain covered with the clouds!

More Resources on eloping in Iceland

How to Elope in Iceland
Best Iceland Elopement Locations
Best Iceland Wedding Venues
Iceland Elopement Packages
How Much Does a Wedding Officiant Cost?
Northern Lights Iceland Elopement

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