10 Best Wedding Packages for Rarotonga πŸ‘°πŸ» [2023]Β© Kieran Scott - Cook Islands Tourism
10 Best Wedding Packages for Rarotonga πŸ‘°πŸ» [2023]

10 Best Wedding Packages for Rarotonga πŸ‘°πŸ» [2023]

Β© Kieran Scott – Cook Islands Tourism

Rarotonga Wedding Packages: Make Planning Your Wedding in Paradise Blissfully Easy

Leave the organisation and paperwork to the experts. A wedding in Rarotonga should be about you and your loved one enjoying the best day of your lives together. That’s why we’ve compiled the best wedding packages for Rarotonga so you not only know who to turn to in order to organise your big day but what a particular package offers.

Before we dive into the best wedding packages for Rarotonga, check out The Wedding, Honeymoon & Romantic Getaway Guide to Rarotonga to plan the full experience on the island.

Are There Rarotonga Wedding Packages Including Flights?

We often get asked whether there are any Rarotonga wedding packages with flights included. The short answer is no. Unfortunately, wedding packages on Rarotonga are not that inclusive, typically sticking to the marriage ceremony itself, with sometimes the accommodation, wedding reception and pampered treats for the bride and groom included.

Now let’s get to the packages!

1. Romance Package – Sea Change Villas

One of the most inclusive wedding packages on Rarotonga, Sea Change Villas includes accommodation, car hire, as well as all the wedding essentials for a Rarotonga elopement. The marriage inclusions are a package with a Wedded Bliss coordinator (see point #5), a ceremony venue, a marriage celebrant, a bouquet for the bride, a buttonhole or neck ei (garland) for the groom, a bottle of sparkling wine and a wedding gift. Your stay also includes airport transfers, a bottle of bubbles on arrival, a breakfast starter pack and platter on the day of the wedding, and full use of the resort’s facilities.

Check out more of their accommodation offerings in the 10 Most Romantic Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts in Rarotonga.

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2. Simple Elegant Ceremony Package – Te Vakaroa Villas

Whether you choose a beach ceremony or somewhere else within the property of Te Vakaroa Villas as part of the “Simple Elegant Ceremony“, your wedding package includes: a wedding coordinator, marriage paperwork, a celebrant, groomed beach or a location with a decorated arch, up to 10 covered chairs, a decorated signing table, floral arrangements, bouquet for the bride and buttonhole for the groom and a marriage certificate.

A deluxe package, the “Lagoon Island Wedding” is also an option with an additional vaka (boat) transport to and from the ceremony venue and more.

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3. Togetherness Package – Weddings Cook Islands

One of Rarotonga’s dedicated wedding planners, Weddings Cook Islands is your go-to when you want your wedding to be independent of a resort. Starting with their most affordable package, the “Togetherness Package” includes a wedding planner, all of the marriage paperwork and transfers to the registrar, witnesses, a venue at a beach or church, a decorated signing table, a floral heart in the sand, transfers from your accommodations, bridal bouquet, buttonhole or ei (neck garland) for the groom, a bottle of sparkling wine and a wedding gift.

Premium packages have additional inclusions, such as beauty treatments for the bride, a wedding cake and entertainment from a string band. A vows renewal package is also available.

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4. Tipani Package – Edgewater Resort & Spa

Rarotonga’s largest resort offers three wedding packages and a vows renewal package, with the most intimate being the “Tipani Package“. Your beachside wedding ceremony with the Edgewater Resort & Spa includes a wedding planner, transfers to the registrar, wedding paperwork, a bouquet for the bride, neck ei for the groom, a celebrant or minister, witnesses (if needed), an audio system to play your chosen music, a bottle of sparkling wine and a wedding gift.

Additional extras, like a string band, photography package, a single-tier wedding cake, and canapes and cocktails for two are included in the “Jasmine Package“. The “All-Inclusive Package” is best for those bringing friends and family with an island barbecue and beverage package included.

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5. Paradise Package – Wedded Bliss

Another wedding planner company based on Rarotonga, Wedded Bliss is worth choosing if you have big dreams for your wedding. Their “Paradise Package” includes complete assistance from the wedding coordinator (including for finding accommodation), wedding paperwork, scheduling and attending meetings with the suppliers and more.

They go through a wedding rehearsal with you and prepare the venue and consult the celebrant for a personalised experience. A deluxe photo package is also included, as well as the hair and beauty of the bride and up to two bridesmaids. The bridal preparation comes complete with two bottles of sparkling wine and two tropical platters. For the ceremony and after, you have an island string band, a two-tier wedding cake, a cultural performance, a couples’ massage and dinner for two. Does that sound like enough?

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6. Basic Package – Te Vara Nui Village

One of the more unique venues on Rarotonga (see the 10 Best Wedding Venues on Rarotonga), Te Vara Nui Village might be known for their cultural show but its stunning water garden venue can also be used for weddings. Their basic wedding package includes: the wedding ceremony overlooking Muri Beach or in tropical gardens, a wedding coordinator, marriage paperwork, return transfers to the registrar, the celebrant, floral arrangement for the signing table, a bottle of sparkling wine, and a wedding gift. On top of that, Te Vara Nui has a generous and transparent menu of add-ons between entertainment and flower arrangements.

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7. Akaipoipo Ngaro – Crown Beach Resort & Spa

This lavish adults-only resort specialises in romance, so unsurprisingly, their “Akaipoipo Ngaro” package offers everything an eloping couple needs. The package with Crown Beach Resort & Spa includes a wedding planner and events team, choice of ceremony venue (beach or gardens), choice of archway, dressed signing table, bouquet or ei (head garland) for the bride, neck ei or buttonhole for the groom, floral petal aisle, music of your choice, celebrant (consulted to make more personal), wedding paperwork, a bottle of sparkling wine and a wedding gift.

Various package upgrades are available, suitable for couples celebrating with friends and family and including other indulgences, such as couples’ spa treatments, live music, photography packages and more.

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8. Akaopoipo U’una – Nautilus Resort

Nautilus Resort offers five different wedding packages on Rarotonga, the “Akaopoipo U’una” being the most inclusive package for eloping couples. The package consists of a wedding coordinator, marriage paperwork, transfer to the registrar, celebrant consulted for a more personalised wedding day, arch and floral aisle, bouquet or ei (head garland) for the bride, neck ei or buttonhole for the groom, a bottle of Nautilus Cuvee Brut NV, recorded music of choice, a wedding gift, romantic breakfast for the day after, conch shell welcome for the bride, photography package, ukulele serenader, two-hour bridge hair and make-up, exclusive private island wedding, vaka (canoe) island transfer for the ceremony and a romantic Champagne dinner. Or, you know, you could go for something a little simpler.

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9. Over the Moon Wedding Package – Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium

A pretty comprehensive wedding package is available at both the Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium and Sanctuary Rarotonga on the Beach. In the “Over the Moon” wedding package, you get a personal wedding planner, a choice of ceremony venue (Aroa Beach, beside the lagoon or tropical gardens), transfers to the registrar, marriage paperwork, pre-wedding meeting and inclusion of the celebrant, meetings arranged with suppliers, an archway, groomed area of the beach, sound system to play chosen music, bouquet for the bride, flowers for the bride’s hair, buttonhole for the groom, witnesses (if needed), his and hers sarongs, ceremonial planting of an uto (baby coconut palm), a scroll of the wedding vows and a room turndown service on the wedding night.

More inclusive packages are available, such as “Seventh Heaven” which also includes a wedding reception with friends and family and accommodation.

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10. Tapu Mountain Wedding – Highlands Paradise

For couples seeking an authentic island flair to their wedding, choose a wedding package with the cultural centre of Highlands Paradise. Their starting package is the “Tapu Mountain Wedding“, which includes a wedding planner, marriage paperwork and transfers to the registrar. The marriage ceremony includes a traditional welcome by a Maori warrior, consultation and inclusion of a celebrant or minister and witnesses if needed. Other inclusions are transfers, a bridal bouquet and buttonhole or neck ei for the groom, a bottle of sparkling wine and a wedding gift. Cultural entertainment, photography, wedding reception with a barbecue and beauty packs are a part of more inclusive packages.

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More About Wedding Packages in Rarotonga and the Cook Islands

That’s it for our comparison of wedding packages for Rarotonga. Compare wedding packages across the Cook Islands, as well as read other guides to help you plan your special day, in the following articles:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in How to Plan a Wedding in the Cook Islands.

Author

Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Cook Islands Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as the Cook Islands. She knows the islands inside out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Raro’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also the editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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