You’ve been planning this day since you were five years old. Your wedding gown turned out better than expected and your five-year-old self would be so proud. You are on your way to your wedding ceremony on board your bridal canoe which has been decked out with coconut tree leaves and various other island flowers.
As you arrive on the beach, you are greeted by the music of a local band playing soothing Melanesian music. Stepping on the beach with your bare feet, the fact suddenly hits you that you are getting married. You walk through an arc made out of leaves and see 50 of your closest friends and family applauding you as you walk down the aisle made of leaves. You look up and see your husband to be, also barefoot, smiling as he waits for you to reach him so you both can start the rest of your lives together.
All this and more can come true in Vanuatu, a tropical paradise whose reputation for choice dive spots and beaches is rivalled only by its reputation for amazing beach weddings. If you’re travelling to Vanuatu to make your dream wedding a reality, take a look at the following wedding venues for a sampling of what Vanuatu can offer.
The Summit Gardens
Located 200 metres above Port Vila, the Summit Gardens will give your wedding breath taking sights by giving you an unimpeded view of Mele Bay.
Your guests will surely enjoy all the amazing colours of the flowers and plants on display. Tell them to bring along their cameras because not only will they be taking pictures of your wedding, they will also be busy capturing the awe inspiring view of the bay and the lush fauna all around. As an added bonus, they will also receive guest passes which will allow them another visit to the Gardens during their stay in Vanuatu.
Aore Island Resort
The Aore Island Resort is on the beachfront of a private tropical island in Vanuatu. This makes it an ideal location for a laid back, but romantic beach wedding. Imagine a small, intimate gathering on a secluded beach, with the waves playfully licking your ankles as you exchange your vows with each other.
In Aore, you are practically shut off from the rest of the world as there are no TVs and radios in the premises, just good food, excellent views, a friendly staff, and all your loved ones close at hand.
If the idea of having a resort (not to mention an island) all to yourself for your intimate wedding appeals to you, then the Aore Island Resort is the venue for you.
Breakas Beach Resort
A wedding with the backdrop of the deep azure waters of the Breakas Beach Resort ensures that any picture taken at your ceremony is worthy of being on a post card.
The fragrance of the flowers wafting from the beautiful flower arrangements and the floral arc, along with the cool sea breeze all add to the magic of your special day. And as you exchange vows while the red sun sets, you can only hope that other couples can get to know happiness like this.
Erakor Island Resort & Spa
Erakor Island is made up of acres of unspoilt land, white sandy beaches, and clear blue waters. The island resort is intimate enough to accommodate a lovely ceremony that includes just the two of you or your closest family and friends.
A wedding here gives you the unique choice of getting married on the beach or in the very first church built in the Pacific Islands, the open-air Erakor Chapel.
Whether you get married in The Summit Gardens, the Aore Island Resort, Breakas, Erakor, or any of the many other equally beautiful wedding venues in Vanuatu, you can be sure you will get the same picturesque backdrop, beautiful weather, amazing food, and the friendly staff that Vanuatu is known for.
Glen works as a content producer for Air Vanuatu. When he’s not staring blankly at the computer screen trying to come up with something clever to write, he’s busy traveling to find stuff to write about.