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Tahitian Wedding at Vahine Island

A wedding on Vahine Island is an exclusive experience that involves the whole island and resort. Decorations, the entire staff is part of this special moment that is yours. Vahine is a unique place, a part of the true heart of Polynesia and very different from what you find in bigger islands or hotels. The whole island is yours

We want to thank the first two couples who insisted on having their weddings on Vahine island, Sandra & Bernard and Barbara & Loic.


Proud of their traditions, Polynesian people offer to visitors many of their ancestors’ customs, modernized but still alive (tattoos, dances & legendary songs). Among these, the Polynesian wedding attracts more and more foreigners from all around the world. The actor Dustin Hoffmann, for example, made a dream come true here in Tahiti in 1995.


A Tahitian ceremony is always enchanting, to exchange vows, celebrate an anniversary or promise yourself to your loved one. It is always a vivid memory thanks to the gorgeous white sand beaches, the colours of the lagoon, the swaying palms, floral decorations, rhythmic musicians and the natural smile of Polynesian people. It is also a nice way to discover the population and its way of living.


The Tahitian wedding at Vahine Island is a local ceremony, conducted by a Tahitian celebrant and following the ancestor’s commitments from the Maohi people. It starts with the arrival of the groom and the bride in outriggers. A wedding certificate will be delivered on a “Tapa” made of breadfruit skin.


The Polynesian government voted a law last April to authorize foreign citizens to get married legally in Polynesia without residency. More information on request.

Due to our small size, we organize weddings according to our occupancy. Ceremonies can be performed on Sundays only. 




We offer a symbolical ceremony on a package basis that includes all services needed for a traditional Tahitian wedding, performed during the day. This package can be enhanced with other options (see further below) but can also be simplified for a more intimate ceremony (please contact us).

A local troupe with singers, musicians and dancers will enliven the ceremony with the sound of the drums and of the ukulele. The day will end up with magic as you will enjoy your dinner with a romantic setting on the beach unders the stars.

The Vahine Island Wedding Package includes:

  • Floral decorations (pirogue, ceremony location)
  • Bride & Groom Tahitian massage with monoi oil , 45 minutes per person 
  • Wedding "pareos" for the couple, to keep as a present
  • Traditional Costumes for the couple for the time of the ceremony (Tahitian princess and tribe chief)
  • Arrival in Nuptial Pirogue with 2 rowers
  • Musicians and dancers during the ceremony
  • Polynesian celebrant
  • Tiare Flowers leis and crown for the couple
  • Tapa wedding certificate with your polynesian wedding names
  • 2 glasses of Champagne at the end of the ceremony
  • In-room breakfast service on the following morning (breakfast cost not included)

PRICE : 139.000 XPF with all taxes

Other packages simplfied are available on request.

Please note that the ceremony location is not private and that hotel guests are likely to be around during the ceremony.

Considering the outdoor location of the ceremony, in case of bad weather the ceremony shall be cancelled at no cost until the day before (or postponed if possible depending on the celebrant availability). Therefore, we recommend when possible to book a date at the beggining of the stay.

For any other cancellation made until 48 hours before the ceremony, no penalty will be charged.

Bewteen 48 and 24 hours, 50 % of the ceremony will be charged.

Between 24 hours and the day of the ceremony, 100 % of the ceremony will be charged.

Wedding Package Options :

    • Bride's bouquet  -- 4.300 XPF
    • Cake for 2 persons (chocolate or coconut & tropical fruits) -- 4.200 XPF
    • Vegetal and floral decoration in room  -- 6.500 XPF
    • Private sunset cruise - 2h30 mintes (please contact us for more details)  -- 52.000 XPF
    • Photograph : 45 minutes shooting during the ceremony (30 picture)  -- 32.000 xpf
    • Photograph : 1h30 minutes shooting (45 minutes during the ceremony and 45 minutes after the ceremony)  -- 45.000 xpf




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