Rarotonga is known as one of the dream holiday destinations of the world and for many, it’s also been a dream wedding destination too. We’ve been hosting weddings at Pacific Resort Rarotonga for years and love making the most special day of a couple’s lives, memorable for all the right reasons.
We are so proud and passionate about our wonderful weddings that we thought we’d share 10 reasons why you should say “I do” at Pacific Resort Rarotonga.
When you arrive in Rarotonga, you’ll soon realise that it’s just as beautiful in real life as it is in photos. Its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and lush mountainous peaks paint an idyllic tropical picture; perfect for your dream wedding. Pacific Resort Rarotonga is based on one of the best spots on the island, on the shores of Muri Lagoon – with views out towards the reef, Motus (islets) and open sea. Your wedding ceremony can be held in a variety of different spaces, depending on your preference and the look and feel you want to achieve. These locations include our beautiful tropical gardens, the private Koromiri Motu or the silky white sands of Muri Beach. We also have a specially imported Grand Marquee set amongst the vegetation if you’d really like to elevate the “wow” factor of your wedding.
Exclusive service is a big part of a wedding experience at Pacific Resort Rarotonga, which is why we have our own dedicated wedding team, who are committed to turning your dreams into a reality. As one of the largest and most prestigious resorts in Rarotonga, the consistency and quality of our operations are vital in everything that we do. Our wedding team are there to leave no stone unturned. Anyone who’s had to organise a wedding themselves will tell you how stressful it can be but we’re here to take that stress away so you can focus on all the special moments on the day.
We have a number of wedding packages to choose from that are made to suit every size and budget. From large, lavish and extravagant weddings to small and intimate ceremonies – we are able to create the perfect wedding that’ll suit you and your partner completely. We also have a wide range of rooms and suites at Pacific Resort Rarotonga so that you, your wedding party and guests can stay and enjoy each others company before and after your big day.
When we began hosting weddings at Pacific Resort Rarotonga, we wanted to make sure each wedding was just as important to us as they were to our couples. To guarantee this, we decided to only ever host one wedding on any day. This allows us to manage every detail of the day precisely to make sure it unfolds as per your wishes. If any last-minute or unexpected events/requests occur, our team will be there to take care of it.
One of the most important parts of any wedding, has to be the food. As most of us can attest, one of the first things people often ask after you’ve attended a wedding is “How was the food?”. At Pacific Resort Rarotonga, your palate won’t be disappointed. Our talented chefs lead a great culinary team and make sure you dine on only the best. Our Gourmet European and Pacific Fusion buffet menu options utilise the Island’s best natural produce for a delicious fine dining experience that suits a wide range of tastes. With finger food and canape selections, the dining experience is definitely something that will be a highlight for all on the day.
Pacific Resort Rarotonga not only has a team with great local expertise but it also has had a great relationship with the local community for years. It’s something we take great pride in and has been one of the pillars of our ongoing and continued success on the Island. This is important when it comes to weddings, which rely not only on the first-class service that we provide, but also the very best local products and knowledge that complete the occasion. From the local suppliers who provide the stunning flowers and decorations to the talents of the local musicians, dance troupes, fire dancers (and more) – we know exactly who to call on to make sure you have the most authentic boutique island wedding as possible.
Just because we’re a popular resort with a busy schedule of weddings, it doesn’t mean we want to host the same type of wedding day in, day out. On the contrary, we want each wedding to be just as unique as the lovely couples that choose to share their special days with us. With each wedding we host, we work closely with the couples to incorporate as much of their own style, tastes and personality as we can. We believe that weddings should be about making the couples shine, and our goal is to bring that out as much as we can; whether that’s through colour, decoration, setting or any other element – we do our best to make it happen.
Of course we want you to get the very best out of your wedding, so we do our utmost to provide some great incentives for our couples. One of the most popular incentives is the NZ$20 Resort Credit for every room night that is booked as part of your wedding party during your stay, meaning you get rewarded for inviting more of your loved ones along! Another excellent option is one free night in a Premium Garden Suite (for a future stay) for every 15 room nights that are booked as part of your wedding party during your stay. This gives our couples an excellent excuse to come back, for their anniversary perhaps, to relive the wonderful memories of their wedding.
One of the great things about having your wedding at Pacific Resort Rarotonga is that you can slide straight from a 5 star wedding into a 5 star honeymoon. We offer a range of honeymoon packages that can be added to your wedding package with the most luxurious being at Pacific Resort Aitutaki. This multi-award-winning, 5 star resort on the beautiful island of Aitutaki is a relaxing and romantic haven to retreat to after the excitement of your wedding celebration. A seamless check in and complimentary beverage upon arrival at Pacific Resort Aitutaki will ease you into this blissful experience, while your luxurious abode will ensure you continue to stay in that mind set. With heavenly food, refreshing cocktails and the impeccable Tiare Spa waiting for you, your idea of true paradise will be redefined by the minute.
Last but by no means the least and possibly the best reason for having your wedding at Pacific Resort Rarotonga is the fact that it will be a true Island Style celebration in every sense of the words. The people of the Cook Islands and their culture are known for their friendly, positive outlook and festive traditions, especially when it comes to music and dance. They are the embodiment of these qualities and it’s an incredible culture to complement any joyous occasion. Combined with the serene tropical backdrop, world class facilities, beautiful food and the service we provide in bringing all of these elements together, your Island Style wedding will be a memorable one for sure.
We hope you’ve enjoyed exploring all the great reasons to have your wedding at Pacific Resort Rarotonga. We love being a part of a Bride and Groom’s special day and hope that you might be the next to join the long list of happy couples that have celebrated their tropical Island Style weddings with us!