Tying the knot Vanuatu style

16th May 2014


Vanuatu is renowned as a tropical island paradise and is increasingly popular as a wedding and honeymoon destination. Offering an affordable option for destination weddings, you can still enjoy the relaxing and romantic beaches for your Vanuatu wedding without needing the megabucks to hire out an entire private island.

There are a wide range of Vanuatu resorts that offer a great range of wedding and honeymoon packages including some with onsite wedding coordinators who can help you plan every last detail of your special day, whether you want a traditional Western white wedding or want to opt for something a little more tropical in style. For a truly romantic and memorable wedding day, Vanuatu welcomes you to say I do.

There's nowhere more perfect to commit to your future with your partner than in the romance of the tropics. Whether you are marrying for the first time, getting re-married or are renewing your vows, it is a simple process. You need to notify the relevant authorities about a month before. We can arrange this for you or your resort can. You need to fill out a notice of intention to marry and provide copies of birth certificates, divorce papers if applicable, and passport details.

The Lord Mayor of Port Vila conducts the civil ceremony and couples can choose from a variety of venues for their ceremony including on the beachfront, in lush tropical gardens or on a deck overlooking the sunset. Brides can arrive in a traditional wedding canoe to the sweet serenading sounds of an authentic Melanesian string band and warrior escorts. Hair and make up can also be arranged for the bridal party including his and her massages for the bride and groom before the big day. Wedding guests will enjoy traditional seedless shell leis and the marriage certificate and registration will all be taken care of for you.