Weddings in Vanuatu

Weddings in Vanuatu

Vanuatu has long been a popular holiday destination for Australians, and increasingly, it is becoming a popular honeymoon and wedding destination. Located so close to our eastern states and offering such a diversity of landscapes and cultural experiences, Vanuatu really does have something for everyone. Our Vanuatu wedding packages make dreams a reality for couples across Australia.

Where else could you exchange your vows in a beautiful exotic setting of swaying palms, white beaches and sensational sunsets … on top of an active volcano with nature’s fireworks as a backdrop … or underwater in a magical coral garden? Only in Vanuatu!

Whether you decide to elope, or travel with a group of family and friends, couples choosing Vanuatu wedding packages will find that a ceremony on this island retreat are less expensive and less stressful than a big wedding back home. You and your soul mate can choose the special location for your big day from our variety of picturesque resorts. From intimate lagoon guesthouses to beach spas, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Resorts offer a Vanuatu wedding package that allows you to personalise the ceremony to suit your own tastes.

For total immersion in romance you’ll be hard pushed to find a more dream-like honeymoon destination. Vanuatu honeymoon packages are all about relaxation in the sunshine; lounge on the pearly sand, snorkel amongst the vivid sea-life or sip cocktails as the sun begins to set. Our Vanuatu honeymoon packages ensure everything is taken care of so you can enjoy the most memorable trip of your life.

Vanuatu Documentation Requirements

In Vanuatu, couples do not have to attend the registry office in person, but you do have to be in Vanuatu for three days prior to your ceremony. The wedding coordinator at your chosen resort will organise your marriage licence before your arrival.

Six weeks prior to your departure you will need to send scanned copies of the following documents to Essence Tours.

  • Copy of birth certificates
  • Copy of passports
  • Decree Absolute documents if divorced
  • Death certificate of previous spouse if deceased
  • Completed notice of intended marriage*
  • Completed witness forms* (if you are traveling alone, then the wedding coordinator will provide witnesses for you)
  • Parental consent if under the age of 21 years
  • If you require a Roman Catholic priest to perform the ceremony, you will need baptism certificates and written confirmation to marry from your local parish priest

(* These forms are available from Essence Tours)