Weddings in the Cook Islands

How & where to get married

The Cook Islands are a beach lovers' paradise. They consist of 15 islands scattered over 1.5 million square miles of warm Pacific Ocean lying in the centre of the Polynesian Triangle of the South Pacific.

Perfect for an exotic beach wedding....


Top reasons to get married in the Cook Islands

Why choose the Cook Islands for your wedding?

  • Exotic
    South Pacific paradise.
  • Ceremonies
    Beautiful locations outside, beaches, chapels - or by your hotel pool.
  • Simple to marry
    But three days residency on the islands is required.
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Rarotonga is the largest of the islands and hosts the international airport, and Avarua, the main town, hosts a good choice of restaurants, hotels, banks and shops.

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There are many wedding locations to choose from, including lush tropical gardens scented with exotic flowers to white sand beaches lapped by turquoise waters.

The weather is tropical. Summer, between December and April is hottest & more humid with some risk of cyclones. Winter is May to November. Swimming, kayaking and snorkelling are almost mandatory.

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You can marry in many stunningly beautiful locations outside, beaches, chapels - or by your hotel pool if you wish.

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Church weddings are possible as well. The waiting period is three days residency on the islands before a ceremony can go ahead.

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  • We stayed in a sweet overwater bungalow and had a lovely sunset beach wedding. Words cannot express how helpful and genuine the local people were and how easy it was for us (all we had to do was show up for our wedding). If you are thinking of the Cook Islands do not hesitate - you will have the time of your life!- Jennie, wed in the Cook Islands