For a truly unique family experience, the
Cook Islands will give you lifelong
memories to savour.
The perfect escape for romance.
You will wish you had booked for just a few more days...
Are weddings legally recognised overseas?
Weddings in the Cook Islands are recognised as legal worldwide.
What documents are required
to get married in the Cook Islands?
Passports and Birth Certificates will be required when filling out the “Notice of Intended Marriage” at the Registrars Office;
A copy of the Decree Absolute if divorced;
If you have been widowed you will need to provide the Death Certificate of your spouse;
Catholic couples will need to have completed a course for engaged couples, such as the FOCCUS program, and will need to have Baptism Certificates;
All documentation must be in English or translated into English.
How do we apply for a
All overseas marriage applicants are required by law to obtain and sign a marriage license from the resort
wedding coordinator or the marriage registry prior to the ceremony.
Are wedding packages
We have a variety of all-inclusive packages along with extras
to suit all budgets and needs for your special day. Please contact us for further information.
What options do we have for locations?
In the Cook Islands couples can marry barefoot on the beach, in a village church, in the jungle, on a yacht… or how about on a private sandspit
accessible only by boat.
Are there group travel discounts available?
Wedding parties frequently qualify for group travel discounts depending on the size of the group. Please contact us for your personalised quote.
How many days before
should we arrive?
There is a requirement to visit the Registry Office during business hours at least 3 days prior, however this can be avoided by applying for a special licence at an approx cost of NZ$50. Otherwise it is recommended that you arrive a couple of days before your wedding to allow time to finalise plans.
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