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Weddings

Your big day in a little paradise is what dreams are made of. Life is simply too short for ordinary weddings. Our local wedding planners, celebrants, stylists, photographers, musicians, caterers, hairdressers and makeup artists are well experienced in delighting the most discerning brides and grooms from around the world. There are so many ways for your group to celebrate: it’s called a bridal party after all, not to mention spa treatments and lagoon-front locations to prepare for the big day.

Receptions

Hold your reception in one of our luxury venues with picture-perfect lagoon views, exchange vows in lush tropical gardens, or take the plunge barefoot right on the beach, with fragrant fresh flowers adorning your wedding arch and sand between your toes.

Whether an intimate secluded setting or arriving in a warrior outrigger canoe to your own private islet, our little paradise caters for all wishes.

Honeymoons

After the big day, relax, chill out and set your clock to island time as you let its natural beauty work its magic. The dictionary definition of a romantic setting, experience a honeymoon beyond your wildest dreams, on islands amongst the most beautiful and breathtaking on earth.

Making it legal

You need to apply for your licence in person to the Registrar of Marriages in the Cook Islands at least 3 days prior to the marriage. You will need your passport and birth certificate when filing the Notice of Intended Marriage at the Registrar’s Office in Avarua. For further details visit the Ministry of Justice site – oh and you have to be 21 years of age or over, otherwise written approval by your parents is required. Cook Island marriages are legally binding worldwide.

Wedding groups 

A Cook Islands wedding can be your own tropical festival.

There’s so much for your group to do together, from mud-soaked buggy jungle day tours to fancy island nights, lagoon sunrise SUP yoga to twilight disco-light paddleboarding cruises, from lounging on your own beach to dancing the night away to string bands in open-air bars with the locals.

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