Planning your Wedding in Samoa


For those looking to tie the knot away from the stress of home there are several great options from a beachfront wedding to a more conventional Church wedding in a local village or in Apia Town. The main hurdle is that you must obtain a marriage license at least 14 days before your wedding day by applying via the Justice Department in Apia but this is usually arranged by the resort given prior notice although you can apply yourself via email. If you're passionate about your photography, you may find it hard to find a photographer in Samoa and bringing in your own photographer requires official paperwork to be completed for a temporary work permit.

Beach Resorts for Getting Married in Samoa

The following accommodations offer Samoa beach wedding packages which generally include arranging of a celebrant, provision of a beach arch, champagne and a dinner reception.

Coconuts Beach Resort $$$$

picture of Coconuts Beach Resort, Upolu Island
Coconuts Beach Resort is one of Samoa's few upmarket resorts with stylish rooms and bungalows, good service, a spa, restaurant and activities centre. Set alongside a part sandy coastline and directly infront of a good swimming, snorkelling and surfing lagoon, Coconuts is a good choice for couples and surfers.

Sinalei Reef Resort$$$$$

picture of Sinalei Reef Resort, Upolu Island
Sinalei Resort is an upmarket resort with a variety of well appointed villas. With a small golf course, tropical spa, landscaped swimming pool, a sophisticated yet laid back atmosphere with attentive staff, and a no children policy, Sinalei is the perfect retreat for couples and honeymooners.

Aggie Grey's Resort $$$$

picture of Aggie Grey's Lagoon Resort
Aggie Grey's Lagoon Resort is a modern beachfront hotel with five restaurants, a beautiful spa, 18-hole championship golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, lots of water based activities and a kids club making this a great family escape, and three separate cove beaches with swimming lagoon.

Hotels for Large Wedding Groups

If you are visiting Samoa and have plenty of family and friends attending your wedding you may want to consider getting married in Apia where there is a good variety of accomodation available for your guests. The following hotels have convention areas capable of holding large receptions.

Aggie Grey's Hotel$$$

picture of Aggie Grey's Hotel, Apia Town
Overlooking the picturesque harbour of Apia Town, Aggie Grey's Hotel captures the essence of Samoa with its charming history and grace. For those looking to delve into the background of a peaceful South Sea port where Robert Louis Stevenson retreated to, Aggie Grey's is the perfect base.

Tanoa Tusitala Hotel Apia $$$

picture of Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Apia Town, Upolu
The Tanoa Tusitala Hotel is located close to downtown Apia on a quiet peninsula. With 94 hotel rooms and suites set amongst 15 acres of tropical flower gardens, a central courtyard with swimming pool, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, this is a good base for both business people and holiday-makers.