Filed in wedding venues, Weddings — February 10, 2023

Venues for Vanuatu Weddings: 5 Amazing Picks!

There are many venues for Vanuatu weddings, each with their own charm and personality. Below I have listed 5 venues that over the years have been the backdrops of dreamy celebrations. I hope they will inspire you and help you visualize your perfect day.

Getting married in Vanuatu is an unforgettable experience, and it all starts with finding a venue for your Vanuatu wedding. With its stunning backdrop of tropical beaches and lush jungles, it’s easy to see why so many couples choose this paradise for their special day. Whether you’re looking for an intimate ceremony or a larger reception, discover five of the best wedding venues in Vanuatu that are guaranteed to make your special day even more magical.

Couple kissing at the end of wedding ceremony on Erakor Island

Vanuatu weddings venues #1- Enjoy a blissful barefoot luxury experience on Ratua Island 

One of my personal favorites amongst venues for Vanuatu weddings.

Set amongst 146 acres of lush tropical gardens and sandy beaches, Ratua Island is a privately-owned tropical paradise available for one-of-a-kind, unforgettable weddings. It’s hard to describe the feeling of having a holiday, let alone a wedding on Ratua: This island has a magic of its own and really casts a spell on its visitors.

Overlooking the South Pacific Ocean, this luxury destination offers an exclusive barefoot experience right on the beach. With stunning views over Vanuatu’s crystal clear waters, you can chose from many different locations to have your wedding ceremony and reception, from a complete outdoor experience to a semi-indoor one, and be certain that the team at Ratua Island Resort will spare no effort to make your special day a dream one!

Get ready to create an amazing story of love with friends and family as you exchange vows under the tropical sun!

Ratua Island resort venue for Vanuatu weddings
Newlyweds sitting down and kissing on Ratua Island

2- Laid-back Vanuatu weddings on Erakor Island Resort & Spa.

One of the most popular venues for Vanuatu weddings!

Your vision for your special day is to be surrounded by your closest family and friends? You wish for this day to be fun, full of joy and laughter and happy tears? Your dream wedding day has an easy going, festive vibe? Look no further. Erakor Island in Vanuatu is the perfect setting for a laid-back and relaxed and truly joyful wedding experience.

The resort boasts beautiful beachfront ceremony locations, and one of them is bound to feel just right for you! Weather you set your heart on a ceremony on the island’s iconic Sunset Beach, or you prefer to make a canoe entrance to your ceremony on Coconut beach. Both locations have with stunning views of Port Vila’s turquoise blue waters and Pacific horizon. Plus, palm trees that create an enchanting backdrop to any ceremony, not to mention they give you plenty of backdrop options for your group photos too.

And if you are leaning more towards lush greenery for your ceremony setting, the island’s outdoor chapel, surrounded by mighty trees and banyans, might be just what you were dreaming of.

The Erakor Island Resort & Spa offers several wedding packages. These include décor, music, catering and more. So you can customize the day to fit your style and bring your vision for this special day to life.

To see what a full day wedding at Erakor could look like, head over to this post.

Erakor island Resort venue for Vanuatu weddings
Couple standing by wedding arch on Erakor Island

3- Experience a beachfront paradise at Tamanu on the Beach Resort

One of the dreamiest venues of Vanuatu weddings!

Are you looking for a unique and beautiful venue that puts you close to nature? Then look no further than Tamanu Beach Resort. Situated on the picturesque shores of Efate, a mere 25 minutes drive from downtown Port-Vila, Tamanu on the Beach is perfect for both beachside ceremonies and receptions.

You can chose to exchange vows on the white sand beach while basking in the tropical sun, or to move your party inside to their covered chapel with seating space available for up to 100 guests.

Are you are planning on a bigger event? Your guests will be able to mingle and enjoy fresh drinks and delightful canapés on the lawn by the restaurant. With fairy lights adding a whimsical touch to this already picture-perfect backdrop, they are sure to enjoy themselves while you and the love of your life can take a stroll down the beach for some couple portraits in the golden sunset light.  

On the contrary, you are leaning more towards a smaller, intimate ceremony? You’ll be able to go on an adventure along the East coast of Efate and have the most wonderful time exploring beaches, blue holes, river streams, waterfalls and other hidden gem, just the two of you, and your photographer, there to capture your most amazing memories of this special day.

In any case, bear in mind, if you book a package deal with Tamanu, they’ll even provide helpful wedding coordinator services who can help manage all of your requirements onsite.

Tamanu on the Beach venue for Vanuatu weddings
Tamanu on the beach venue for Vanuatu weddings with covered chapel

4- Immerse yourself in luxury villas and lush gardens The Havannah Resort & Spa.

One of the most exclusive venues for Vanuatu weddings!

Located about 45 minutes outside of downtown Port-Vila, The Havannah Resort & Spa is the perfect blend of luxury and nature. At the Havannah, you have options too! Choose to say “I do” on the terrace of your private villa! Or down on the white sand beach! Or in the semi-open beachfront restaurant! it’s all up to you.

You could then opt to go for a sunset cruise in the harbor with the love of your life and return to celebrate with your guests in the luxurious gardens setting surrounded by tropical flora.

The resort boasts four exquisite restaurants offering sumptuous dining options that’ll satisfy even the fussiest wedding party.

Note that the Havannah’s services don’t include wedding coordinator assistance. They will however provide all the essential amenities you need to make everything run smoothly, such as tables & chairs, a PA system and sound technicians, lighting and generators, among other helpful perks.

The Havannah Vanuatu venue for Vanuatu weddings
Couple taking sunset cruise at the Havannah Vanuatu wedding venue

Vanuatu wedding venues #5- Celebrate your union with waterfront views at Eratap Beach Resort.

A barefoot luxury venue for Vanuatu weddings!

Eratap Beach Resort is the perfect destination for ocean lovers dreaming of an exclusive beach wedding. The resort offers a range of private villas, beachfront bars and manicured gardens. Couples can exchange vows against a picturesque ocean backdrop or on the powdery sands of the resorts’ beachfront.

The team at Eratap prides themselves on their superior customer service and attention to detail! They will be happy to provide all your event needs including tables & chairs, linens, PA systems and more. And you can make your big day extra special! Book their beach ceremony package! Indeed, this package includes everything from catering services to equipment hire so you have more time focus on celebrating with friends and family.

Newlyweds in front of Erata Resort beach

All of these venues would be perfect for a Vanuatu wedding! If you are looking for more information about them, having had the pleasure to photograph weddings at all of them, I would be happy to help you choose the right fit for you! Just send me a message and we’ll set up a chat.

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Ratua Island resort & Spa
Erakor Island Resort & Spa
Tamanu on the Beach Resort
The Havannah Vanuatu
Eratap Beach Resort


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