Wedding ceremony at Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa on Upolu in Samoa
Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa, Upolu

Planning a Wedding

Samoa is the perfect place for your dream Pacific Island wedding.

Whether you're planning a traditional church wedding, small intimate ceremony next to a beautiful waterfall, lush tropical garden or exotic beach setting, choosing Samoa as your wedding venue means anything is possible.

Samoa has specialised wedding planners, and many resorts offer wedding packages, to make the planning process very easy and convenient, yet still uniquely yours. Or, take matters into your own hands and contact the local services you require for your big day.

The best part is that Samoa is perfect not only for your wedding, but for your honeymoon as well.

And, all your wedding party - yourselves included - get to have a tropical holiday at the same time.

Samoan families celebrate nuptials with grand and colourful style. In their ancient culture, weddings are considered sacred and important events.

If you're planning to book your wedding in Samoa, it's perfectly acceptable to adopt some of the beautiful Samoan wedding customs to use on your special day, for a truly unique occasion.

This may include traditional songs or drumming, a customary headdress (pale) for the bride or a floral necklace (ula) for the groom.

Your Samoan wedding can take place in any location you like, from one of the many beautiful beaches or other natural settings, to a church complete with the enthralling sound of a Samoan choir.

If you choose an outdoor setting that is not part of a resort, you'll need to arrange access permission with the nearest local village.

DIY wedding or hire a planner?

Many Samoan resorts offer a full wedding planner service, which takes care of every detail according to your instructions. This takes away the stress of planning an event from overseas and means you can take full advantage of the planner’s local knowledge.

But if planning is your thing, then Samoa has all the services and facilities required for a wedding, from the flowers to the photos and the food. 

Read more tips on planning your wedding in Samoa.

Samoa marriage licence

Marriages in Samoa are recognised legally worldwide.

Application forms for a marriage licence must be filed 10 days (but not more than 3 months) before the wedding day with the Justice Department in Apia.

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