Where to Get Married on Savai’i
Laidback, effortlessly beautiful and authentically cultural, it is easy to see why Savai’i has captured your heart. All you need is a worthy venue to hold your once-in-a-lifetime celebration, of which, you have a selection of stunning beach resorts and airy wedding halls to choose from. Let us guide you through the best wedding venues on Savai’i so you can spend less time researching and more time dreaming about the big day.
Before we jump into Savai’i’s wedding venues, however, be sure to open The Wedding, Honeymoon & Romantic Getaway Guide to Savai’i – you’re going to want to read that one next!
1. Le Lagoto Resort
With a prime position among 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.
2. Amoa Resort
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.
3. Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge
On a quaint sandy beach in Asau Bay, Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge offers a true toes-in-the-sand wedding and reasonable rates to suit couples and their families on varying budgets. With options for beach fales to no-frills ensuite rooms, you’ll get a more authentic Samoan experience that’s undoubtedly going to be unique from the weddings you’ve probably seen a thousand times before. The beach venue with bridal arch decoration and a beautifully decorated open restaurant just off the sands are sure to be the highlight of your magical day. The wedding venue on Savai’i can cater to up to 100 guests and can accommodate up to 80.
Va-i-Moana is also one of the best accommodations on Savai’i for its array of activities and cultural experiences, which you can learn more about in the 8 Best Cultural Activities on Savai’i.
4. Stevensons on Manase
With its very own wedding pier extending over a turquoise lagoon complete with a four-post wedding arch, 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 the 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 5 Best Luxury Accommodations on Savai’i.
5. Salelologa’s Multipurpose Halls
When looking for ease, you have two spacious wedding halls to choose from in Savai’i’s main town, Salelologa. Forget about transporting your wedding party across the island, as both Don Bosco Multipurpose Hall and Apita o Pisaga Hall are within a short drive of the ferry terminal. Apita o Pisaga Hall is the more established of the two, offering a substantial space with stained glass windows and an attractive tiered ceiling, just north of Salelologa Wharf.
Don Bosco Multipurpose Hall is the newest wedding venue on the block, offering an airy and contemporary space that was famously a struggle to get built, so don’t let the workers’ efforts go in vain. As Father Mosese, who spearheaded the build, quoted in the Samoa Observer: “The biggest issue we had right in the beginning was the rain. We couldn’t do any work. The second issue was the laziness of the workers so I had to come and discipline them to get some work done. The third issue was that the workers will only work good and fast if the food was good; the last issue was the sun was just too hot so we just kept praying to the Lord to make Samoa cooler.” Don Bosco Hall is located at the southern end of the commercial centre in Salelologa.
More About Wedding Venues in Savai’i and Samoa
We hope you found this list of the best wedding venues on Savai’i useful, but if you want more inspiration for your big day, be sure to check out the rest:
- 10 Best Wedding Venues on Upolu
- 10 Reasons a Wedding in Samoa is a Must!
- 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.