Aitutaki Lagoon Resort Weddings

Weddings in Cook Islands

Weddings in the Cook Islands

From the moment you land, the beauty, warmth and friendliness of the Cook Islands sweeps you off your feet. Our Cook Islands wedding packages mean that you’re greeted at the airport with garlands of fresh flowers and breezy island tunes from the legendary Papa Jake, who strums a cheerful song for new arrivals. Beyond the airport your romantic holiday awaits.

White sand beaches, pristine lagoons, jagged volcanic peaks, lush forests – whether relaxing in the sun, or strolling hand-in-hand along a beach, you’ll appreciate the untouched natural beauty of your surroundings. With the Essence Tours Cook Island wedding packages every detail is covered so you can enjoy a totally stress-free ceremony. Your dedicated Cook Island wedding planner takes care of all the arrangements from legalities to decoration.

You could say these islands were made for romance – rejoice in your love for each other in this idyllic setting. Here, you’ll find it so easy to say “I do”. You could tie the knot while standing barefoot on champagne-coloured sands at sunset, in a flower-filled pavilion, or on the secluded shores of a tiny, deserted island. Our Cook Island wedding planner could arrange for you to be transported to your marriage location in a traditional outrigger canoe, or transported to another era with a magical island wedding dance. Cook Island wedding packages let you begin married life in one of the most idyllic places on earth.

Our Cook Islands wedding packages mean you can be surrounded by family and friends, or surrounded by nothing but nature. Whatever your choice, you can be sure your wedding day or re-affirming your wedding vows will be memorable, magical and above all, romantic.

Application for a Marriage Licence

Application for a Licence must be made in person to the Registrar of Marriages in the Cook Islands at least 3 working days prior to the marriage. The office is open Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm. Application for the Licence cannot be made outside the Cook Islands

Documentation Requirements

Your passport and birth certificate will be required when completing the Notice of Intended Marriage at the Registrar’s office in Avarua, Cook Islands. If divorced, a copy of the Decree Absolute (divorce documents) are required. All documents must be in English. If you are a widow or widower, you will be required to produce the death certificate of your deceased spouse.

Copies of these documents should be provided to Essence Tours 28 days prior to your departure to be sent to your chosen resort.

Notice of Intended Marriage forms are available from Essence Tours – simply call 1300 762 901, or email