Cook Islands Weddings


Getting married in the Cook Islands is romantic, easy and uncomplicated. The Cook Islands is a true Pacific Islands paradise, and an ideal choice for an unforgettable tropical island wedding. The Cook Islands contain some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery of any group in the South Pacific and the people are warm and genuine, always greeting you with their beautiful smile and friendly eyes.

Marriages in the Cook Islands are legally binding and internationally recognised. The legal age of consent to marry is 20 years, otherwise written approval by parents is required. Applications for a License must be made in person to the Registrar of Marriages in the Cook Islands at least 3 working days prior to the marriage. The Registrar may waiver the three day requirement in special circumstances, but your wedding coordinator must apply in advance and a small fee is applicable. Application for this license cannot be made outside the Cook Islands.

The following documents are required:

  • Your passport and birth certificate will be required when filling out the "Notice of Intended Marriage" at the Registrars Office.
  • A copy of the Decree Absolute if divorced
  • All documentation must be in English or translated into English.
  • Catholic couples will need to have completed a course for engaged couples, such as the FOCCUS program, and will need to have Baptism Certificates.
  • If you have been widowed you will need to provide the Death Certificate of your spouse.

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium

There are a number of different locations on the island where a couple can choose to tie the knot, but it would be hard to go past a long white sandy beach on the shores of Aroa Lagoon, on Rarotonga's southwest coast. In native Cook Islands Maori the name means the 'Lagoon of Love', and it's easy to see why. Swaying palm trees, turquoise sea lapping the pale sandy shore, turn golden as the sun sets. The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium offers a variety of wedding packages to suit everyone.


Muri Beach Club Hotel

Muri Beach Club Hotel is the perfect location to celebrate a wedding, honeymoon or anniversary. Muri Beach Club Hotel can customise the occasion to accommodate any special needs or individual wishes of the wedding couple. Muri Beach Club have created special wedding and honeymoon packages.


Pacific Resort Raratonga

At Pacific Resort Rarotonga, weddings are given top priority, extra effort and attention to detail is provided by the wedding co-ordinator to ensure a memorable and lasting experience for the couple. The settings for weddings include lush tropical gardens, white sand beach, village limestone church, uninhabited offshore island, local homestead - the choice belongs to the couple.