A big day in Rarotonga's little paradise is what dreams are made of. Life is simply too short for ordinary weddings.
Kia Orana Villas and Spa General Manager/wedding planner will arrange a wedding celebrant, stylist, photographer, musicians, caterers, hairdressers and makeup artists 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.
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.
After the big day, relax, chill out and set your clock to island time as you let its natural beauty work its magic. Rarotonga offers a romantic setting in which to 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. You have to be 21 years of age or over, otherwise written approval from your parents is required. Cook Island marriages are legally binding worldwide. Same-sex marriages are not legally possible in the Cook Islands.
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, to twilight disco-light paddle boarding, cruises, from lounging on the beach to dancing the night away to string bands in open-air bars with the locals.