Rarotonga's main island and Aitutaki's smaller island offer a multitude of enchanting locations. Whether you prefer to exchange vows barefoot on a secluded beach at sunset, surrounded by a heart-shaped arrangement of shells, inside a serene whitewashed coral church accompanied by a soul-stirring gospel choir, on a private islet adorned with tropical flowers, or next to the mesmerizing infinity pool of a luxurious resort, the possibilities are endless.
Planning Your Wedding
There are so many ways to create your perfect ceremony. Our local wedding planners, photographers, florists, caterers, jewelers, and stylists are well experienced in delighting the most discerning brides and grooms from around the world. Your big day in a little paradise is what dreams are made of.
Making It Legal
You will need to apply for your licence in person in Rarotonga to Registrar of Marriages at least day working days prior to your wedding. You'll also need to take your passport and birth certificate with you when applying for the Marriage licence, also known as the 'Notice of Intended Marriage'. Marriages in the Cook Islands are legally binding and recognised worldwide. You must be 21 years of age to be married in the Cook Islands, for more information please visit the Ministry of Justice website.
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.