Weddings In Vanuatu

Unlike in the movies, the ship Captains can’t officiate at a wedding ceremony. Couples wanting a wedding as part of a cruise will have to plan it for while the ship is in a port of call, and the best Pacific destination is Vanuatu. For marriages in New Caledonia to be legally recognised, for example, couples have to be resident there for over 30 days. If you marry in Vanuatu it will be legally recognised in Australia and New Zealand.

In Vanuatu, the couple can be met at the ship, taken to a romantic location, be married and dropped back to the ship or a restaurant or take in some sightseeing. We can also organise transfers for guests as well as things to do following the ceremony. On the legal side, couples need to scan and email copies of their birth certificates, passports, divorce papers if applicable and a Vanuatu Intention to Marry form to us at least four weeks prior to the wedding. We can email you the Intention to Marry form and a form for witnesses. If you don’t have your own witnesses, we can provide these.

We have some wonderful romantic locations – on a beach, in tropical gardens or on an island. Erakor Island Resort suits some couples with guests. It’s five minutes from the wharf and five minutes across the lagoon on the ferry. Couples can choose a beach location or the historic 19th century open-air chapel and then celebrate in the resort restaurant. Le Lagon is also an option and couples and guests can access all the resort facilities. Cocomo Resort also has a lovely wedding package (below).


Cruise Wedding Vanuatu Package

Cruise ship wedding prices start at $1495 per couple. We can tailor weddings to suit your needs with a choice of locations and optional extras as well as photography and hair & makeup. Here is a simple, romantic service that has a Melanesian flavour – the Sailaway Bride package at Cocomo Resort.

  • Resort Wedding co-ordinator
  • Document Lodgement and Fees
  • Pastor/Celebrant
  • Beach or Garden Ceremony
  • Conch Shell Blower for Bridal Arrival
  • Outrigger Canoe Arrival
  • Melanesian Wedding Arch
  • Bridal Bouquet & Groom’s Buttonhole
  • Bridal Couple Celebratory Drink
  • PA Sound System
  • Return Wharf Transfers for 2*
  • Day Use of Villa *

*Extra transfers AUD25pp return
*Day Use subject to availability
*AUD150 weekend s/charge

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