Find the Perfect Wedding Venue in Samoa
A toes-in-the-sand wedding or a ceremony in a tropical garden oasis: there’s no easier place than Samoa to get that South Seas dream wedding you’ve always pictured. Whether it’s an intimate elopement or a celebration shared with your nearest and dearest, there are several stunning wedding venues across the islands of Upolu and Savai’i, while resorts and wedding planners are on hand to make sure the whole day runs smoothly. Discover our top picks for the best wedding venues in Samoa, which we think you’ll love too.
Before we get started, be sure to open How to Plan a Wedding in Samoa for the complete bible of wedding planning in the islands.
1. Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa (Upolu)
Intimacy and luxury combine at the stunning beachside Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa. If you’re looking for that special elopement venue on Samoa’s main island, this is it. From the overwater pier and lush gardens to a white-sand beach on an uninhabited island, Sinalei offers a small but private array of venues for your ceremony. Your reception will include fine dining at the resort’s overwater restaurant, then retreat to your luxury abode, perhaps with its own private indoor spa pool or deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
For more on the accommodation, be sure to check out the 10 Best Luxury Resorts in Samoa.
2. Le Lagoto Resort (Savai’i)
With a prime position among the beach and manicured gardens capturing the sunset, not to mention the impressive high-ceiling architecture of its accommodation bungalows and dining fale, it’s no wonder Le Lagoto Resort is the wedding venue on Savai’i that most couples dream about. Whether you’re looking for a full-blown ceremony and reception or an intimate renewal of the vows, Le Lagoto has the package to suit. Their “Sunset Wedding Package” is one of the most complete on the island, including a full wedding ceremony with a bamboo and teuila flower arch (Samoa’s national flower) and string band, bride and groom accommodation with wedding night gift basket, and accommodation for up to 25 guests!
Check out the 10 Best Wedding Packages in Samoa for more details.
3. Taumeasina Island Resort (Apia)
Go big or go home at one of Samoa’s most iconic resorts. Complete with its own contemporary wedding chapel on a manmade private island, Taumeasina Island Resort is certainly a wedding venue that your guests will never forget. If the wedding chapel is a bit flashy, there are low-key alternatives between the gardens or on the beach. The resort has three restaurant venues to choose from for your reception, while a variety of hotel rooms and self-contained villas await your guests, whether a few or many.
4. Amoa Resort (Savai’i)
Whether you’re looking for an intimate wedding with your nearest and dearest or a larger affair overlooking Savai’i‘s breathtaking lagoon, Amoa Resort has just the venue. The Lagoon Deck extending over turquoise waters provides an enchanting outdoor setting for up to 100 guests. After the ceremony, retreat across the road to Amoa’s village-like setting for a reception under the airy dining fale. Alternatively, more intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions can take place by the resort’s lagoon-style pool and among manicured gardens. What’s more, Amoa is a mere 20-minute drive from Salelologa Wharf, so you’ll be in paradise in no time.
Learn more about the accommodation offerings of Amoa Resort in the 10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Accommodations on Savai’i.
5. Return to Paradise Resort & Spa (Upolu)
On the sands of the iconic beach featured in the movie of the resort’s namesake (as well as in Survivor) or in the enchanting Chapel by the Sea, Return to Paradise Resort & Spa no doubt has the venue of your dreams. What’s more, with its reasonably priced wedding packages; even for up to 100 guests, this wedding venue on Upolu is well worth considering for couples on a budget. There’s plenty of opportunity to inject Samoan culture into your special day between local warriors in traditional costume to escort the bride and the resort’s award-winning string band to play during the ceremony.
6. Robert Louis Stevenson Museum (Apia)
The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum might be famous for being the former home of the Scottish author who wrote Treasure Island, but there’s no denying the majesty of the ground’s extensive manicured lawns backed by the bush-clad Mt Vaea. Within easy reach of Apia yet in an enticingly private setting, the venue offers effortless logistics for both local and international guests. Choose from a marquee setting on the lawns or in an airy outbuilding of RLS’ mansion itself.
7. Seabreeze Resort (Upolu)
Specialising in tailormade weddings in paradise, Seabreeze Resort offers an irresistible wedding venue. Samoa’s most luxurious boutique resort effortlessly evokes romance with its adults-only policy and hidden bay location overlooking an azure lagoon. For a larger wedding, the Waterfront Restaurant and Bar perched alongside the bay offers a gorgeous all-weather oceanview ceremony and reception venue – while your guests can stay between the resort and nearby accommodations.
Alternatively, keep things intimate with a beach or poolside wedding, then retreat to your elegantly-presented villa that easily tops the 20 Most Romantic Honeymoon Accommodations in Samoa.
8. Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa (Upolu)
A toes-in-the-sand wedding is what Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa is all about. Or, opt for a ceremony on the overwater lagoon deck which can be complimented with a stay in one of the resort’s iconic overwater bungalows. Either way, you’ll have an endearing floral or fabric-draped arch for the ceremony with a number of ways to personalise the experience through the resort’s wedding packages. The resort can also organise a church wedding at its local Methodist church.
9. Stevensons on Manase (Savai’i)
With its very own wedding pier extending over a turquoise lagoon complete with a wedding arbour, Stevensons on Manase was made for saying “I do”. Revel in the full Samoan affair by opting for the bride to arrive via a traditional paopao canoe and gorgeous woven floral decorations throughout the ceremony and poolside reception venues. The resort on Savai’i‘s idyllic north coast village of Manase also has a range of unique accommodations for your wedding group, including ensuite “eurofales”, spacious villas and the beachfront honeymoon suite.
Learn more about Stevensons’ upscale accommodation options in the 10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Accommodations on Savai’i.
10. Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa (Upolu)
Finally, one of your top wedding venues for wedding groups with children or to share with family and friends, Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa provides an idyllic location to say your “I dos”. Whether it’s on the golden sands at sunset or under the shade of the waterfront wedding fale, your ceremony with local floral decoration is sorted. Enjoy a reception in the airy dining fale and your wedding guests will love the pool, beach and array of tours and activities that make your wedding in Samoa effortless.
For more family-friendly options, check out the 25 Best Family Resorts in Samoa.
More About Wedding Venues in Samoa
We hope you found this list of the best wedding venues in Samoa useful, but if you want more inspiration for your big day, be sure to check out the rest:
- 10 Reasons a Wedding in Samoa is a Must!
- The Best Honeymoon Packages in Samoa
- What are the Marriage Requirements in Samoa?
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in How to Plan a Wedding in Samoa.