Tahiti Wedding Celebrations
Moorea & Bora Bora/Tahiti
Honeymoon and Vacation Paradise
Start your honeymoon in paradise by
celebrating your future together in the traditional Polynesian style.
Whether it be a wedding, an exchange or renewal of personal vows,
or a special anniversary, a traditional Tahitian ceremony* is, for
many, a dream come true. As each of the ceremonies featured here
has its unique flavor, ranging from simple to lavish, you can choose
the experience that best fits your fantasy.
* These ceremonies are not legal weddings. Couples
intending to marry legally can do so at home and then exchange personal
vows at one of these celebrations.
Moorea Wedding and Honeymoon
Sofitel Ia Ora Moorea
"Subaquatical Wedding" Arrive at the hotel’s flowered
floating chapel by outrigger canoe. The couple dives into the water,
and the ceremony takes place underwater. Returning to the chapel,
the couple is given a wedding certificate and Tahitian names and
dressed in wedding pareos. The celebration continues with champagne
and music. Cost is $1480.
"Traditional Polynesian Wedding Ceremony" The bride, surrounded
by dancers and musicians, waits on the beach for the groom who arrives
by outrigger canoe. The couple exchanges vows, adorning each other
with Tiare garlands. They are wrapped in a Tifaifai (a magnificent
handmade quilt) and presented their Tahitian names, written on tapa.
Following the ceremony, champagne, canapes and a “bed of flowers.”
Cost is $1475.
Re-enact a lavish traditional Tahitian wedding or anniversary ceremony
dressed as a Tahitian princess and chief. A Tahitian priest performs
the ceremony at a stone temple, accompanied by the songs and dances
of the local villagers. You are presented with flower leis and heis,
a tapa marriage certificate, champagne, and photos of the ceremony.
Cost is approximately $895.
The “royal” ceremony includes the groom arriving by
royal canoe, Tahitian dances, and a romantic lagoon cruise with
musicians and champagne. Cost is approximately $1100.
Tahiti Wedding and Honeymoon
The groom arrives by outrigger canoe and the bride is escorted along
the shore by a vahine dancer to the sound of ukuleles and guitars.
Dressed in traditional costume, the bride and groom exchange Tiare
leis and are wrapped in a Tifaifai (a handmade quilt) as the ceremony
unfolds at water’s edge.
Cost is $1050.
Bora Bora Wedding and Honeymoon
Sofitel Marara Bora
A charming ceremony on the beach includes traditional flower leis
and heis, local musicians and dancers, a special dinner with wedding
cake at La Perouse Restaurant, and flower decoration of your bungalow.
Cost is $630.
Sofitel Motu Bora Bora
Arriving by outrigger canoe, the groom meets his bride on the beach
where they are escorted by dancers to the top of the hill for the
ceremony overlooking the lagoon and facing Mt. Otemanu. A romantic
dinner is served in your bungalow. Cost is $1095.
Resort Bora Bora
"Traditional Polynesian Wedding Ceremony" on the beach
at sunset, with traditional costumes, flowers, dancers and musicians.
The groom arrives by outrigger canoe. The couple exchanges Tiare
leis and is given Tahitian names and a tapa marriage certificate.
A “bed of flowers,” champagne and wedding cake await
the couple in their bungalow. Dinner at the Noa Noa Restaurant concludes
the festivities. Cost is $1745.
Hotel Bora Bora
The “Polynesian Ceremony” is performed at sunset with
musicians and dancers. You'll be adorned with Tiare flower garlands
and leis. Receive a souvenir tapa cloth certificate. Cost is approximately
The “Marriage of Hearts” ceremony is performed by the
captain aboard a catamaran at sunset. Flower heis, champagne and
canapes are included. Cost is approximately $835.
Bora Bora Lagoon Resort
Dressed in white pareos, flower leis and heis, you celebrate at
this beach ceremony, accompanied by traditional songs and dances.
Following the ceremony is a sunset canoe cruise with cocktails and
music, and a candlelight dinner at the Otemanu Restaurant. Photos
of the ceremony included. Cost is approximately $1250.
Set on the white sand beach facing Mount Otemanu, the couple is
dressed in pareos. The groom arrives by outrigger canoe. Flower
crowns and vows are exchanged amid Tahitian songs and dance. A sunset
cruise with champagne and canapes and a romantic dinner served in
the restaurant or bungalow follow. The couple receives a wedding
certificate made from tapa and 12 photos. Cost is $1500.
Note: Prices may change
due to the rate changes between the US dollar and Pacific French