Where to Get Married on Upolu
On white sands with waves lapping the shores or among the tropical gardens with flowers and the hum of cicadas setting the ambience, Upolu’s wedding venues certainly provide a ceremony to remember. Whether you’re eloping just the two of you or planning a big blowout with all of your friends and family, there are wedding venues to suit all styles, tastes and budgets. Compare some of the top places to say “I do” with this list of the best wedding venues on Upolu.
Before we move onto the venues, be sure to check out The Wedding, Honeymoon & Romantic Getaway Guide to Upolu and the 10 Most Romantic Things to Do on Upolu to plan your complete trip.
1. Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa
Intimacy and luxury combine at the stunning beachside Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa. If you’re looking for that special elopement venue, 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 7 Best Luxury Resorts on Upolu.
2. Taumeasina Island Resort
Go big or go home at one of Upolu’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.
3. Seabreeze Resort
Specialising in tailormade weddings in paradise, Seabreeze Resort offers an irresistible wedding venue. Upolu’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 10 Most Romantic Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on Upolu.
4. Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort
A fly-and-wed getaway could be yours at the Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort, just a stone’s throw away from Faleolo International Airport. Treat your girlfriends to a “Hen’s Pamper Party” at the on-site Manaia Polynesian Spa complete with canapés, bottomless mimosas and a hot rock oil foot massage. There are a whopping 12 ceremony venues across the site, allowing you to truly make your wedding day your own; we like the 360-degree lagoon views from the secluded Palm Pier. The gorgeous ambient lighting of the Fairy Light Garden provides a fairy-tale setting to enjoy your reception with your nearest and dearest. Discover more spas to host your hen party or to share in a couples’ massage in the 10 Best Spas in Samoa.
5. Robert Louis Stevenson Museum
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. Learn more about the significance of this venue in the 10 Best Historical Sites on Upolu.
6. Manumailagi Garden
Boasting prestige in Samoa for gracing many of the islands’ events with impressive floral displays, Manumailagi Garden also offers its very own garden venue for weddings. Create an event to be remembered by swapping the usual Pacific beach wedding for the beautiful ambience of a tropical garden with a number of floral wedding arches and aisle settings to choose from. As for your reception, choose a marquee with elegantly draped fabrics across the ceiling or they can bring the floral arrangements to your chosen venue. For more venues based in Apia, check out the 10 Best Wedding Venues in Apia.
7. Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
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. Learn more about the resort’s wedding packages in the 9 Best Wedding Packages on Upolu.
8. Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa
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. Le Vasa Resort
Choose your own wedding space at the Le Vasa Resort: beach, floating stage, at the Malietoa Monument, beside the pool, on a private island, local village church or a wharf wedding. From there, the resort offers a number of bespoke wedding packages for your whole wedding group down to a romantic elopement for two. The whole resort can be hired out for your special occasion for up to 150 guests. There’s an attractive restaurant on-site that makes an idyllic reception venue.
10. Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa
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 20 Best Family Resorts on Upolu.
More About Wedding Venues in Upolu and Samoa
We hope you found this list of the best wedding venues on Upolu useful, but if you want more inspiration for your big day, be sure to check out the rest:
- 10 Best Wedding Venues in Samoa
- 10 Best Wedding 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.