Weddings in Fiji are a unique experience and turn your special day into an extra special day. Despite what you may think, getting married Fiji is simple and oh so romantic. Best of all, there are large contemporary resorts and smaller private islands to choose from, meaning something for everyone can be found in this tropical paradise. Most resorts offer services to assist you in planning your wedding including some with onsite coordinators who can arrange either traditional Western or Fijian style ceremonies.
The warm and welcoming Fijian people are renowned for their hospitality and your special day is no different. The friendly Fijians go out of their way to make sure that your wedding and honeymoon is an amazing experience that you'll cherish for a lifetime.
Not sure where to honeymoon after such a gorgeous wedding? Our Fiji Honeymoons and Packages can help!
To ensure getting hitched goes off without a hitch, make sure you submit the documents outline below for verification by the registrar at least 2 weeks before your wedding -
- Original Birth Certificate
- Valid Passports
- Divorce Papers, if applicable
- Death certificate if previous spouse is deceased.
- A certificate of Single Status or certificate of no Legal Impediment must be produced ONLY IF: Marriage between a Fiji citizen and a foreign citizen, Marriage by former citizens of Fiji or Marriage between foreign citizens residing in Fiji.
- Marriage licenses can also be obtained from disctrict offices in main towns (nadi, Sigatoka, Rakiraki, Savusavu, Taveuni etc.) however all queries are to be directed to the registrar offices detailed below:
Registrar Generals Office
Ground Floor, Suvavou House
Victoria Parade, Suva
Telephone: (679) 3315 280 / 3308 600
Facsimile: (679) 3303 676
Contact: Ms.Lolohea Baro
Divisional Registrar Lautoka
Crown Law Office, 1st Floor
Rogorogoivude House, Lautoka
Telephone/Facsimile: (679) 666 5132
Contact: Mr. Viliame Kubanameca
Divisional Registrar Northern
Namuka House, Labasa
Telephone: (679) 881 247
Facsimile: (679) 881 4181
Contact: Mr. Iosefo Rabeka
- Registration offices are open between 9.00am and 3.00pm Monday through Friday. Registration formalities take about 20 minutes and should be completed at least 36 hours prior to the wedding date.
- The fee is approximately FJD$20.00 and the license is valid for 21 days.
- All ministers in Fiji belong to a certain church there are no nondenominational ministers. For Catholic weddings the requirements include a letter of Freedom sent well in advance, approximately 2-3 months out, to the Fijian Priest along with the Baptism Certificate. Your normal pre-wedding studies must be completed with a letter from your priest.
The current marriage fees are shown here below in Fijian currency. Payment should be made in cash or postal money order made payable to the Registrar General.
Application for special license F$20.25
Marriage officiated in the Registry (including normal standard marriage certificate) F$22.50
Marriage officiated by the Registrar or District Registrar after official working hours F$30.68
Working hours are from 8.00am to 3.00pm Mondays to Friday and closed on weekends and public holidays.
Traditional Fijian design Marriage certificate F$15.34
Standard Certificate F$5.63
(Inclusive of Fiji Government taxes and subject to change. Rates are valid as at 1st January 2010)
* Please note some of these fees and costs above may already be included in the wedding package you select.
The Legal age of consent to marry is 18 years for both male and female.
Marriage Officers both religious and civil marriage celebrant are available.
Arrangements may be undertaken for couples to bring their own celebrant to participate in the vows and the blessing of the ring but the local celebrant will solemnise the marriage and sign the marriage certificate.
All registered marriage certificates will be forwarded to the Foreign Affairs office to obtain an Apostille seal to authenticate that the marriage is legal and be recognised in foreign countries.
Resort Wedding Venues
All properties listed below offer Wedding Packages available to book through TravelOnline, please see the property page for further details -
Likuliku Lagoon Resort: Exchange your vows on the beach at sunset or on the stunning wooden deck of a horizon-edge pool .
Lomani Island Resort Fiji: A unique opportunity to celebrate your wedding flanked by Fijian warriors and serenaded by a full church choir.
Malolo Island Fiji: Celebrate your love amid a canopy of lush tropical gardens or bathed in the golden glow of the sun setting on the beach.
Mana Island Fiji: Choose to hold your ceremony on one of three beaches or in the wedding chapel for the more traditional couple.
Musket Cove: An onsite wedding coordinator, myriad of locations, stunning reception venue and complimentary floral decorations make Musket Cove a popular wedding destination.
Naviti Resort Fiji: An in-house coordinator will help you to customise the basic wedding package including where the ceremony will take place either in the beautiful courtyard or elegant lobby deck and water fountain.
Outrigger on the Lagoon: Start your new life together at the recently opened Bure Ni Loloma wedding chapel offering panoramic views of the ocean from the mountain top.
Plantation Island Resort: Catering for small groups, large groups and everything in between Plantation Island Resort turns your special day into an intimate and cherished occasion.
Sheraton Fiji Resort, Sheraton Denarau Villas and The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa: These sister waterfront properties offer the ultimate in wedding celebrations giving you more options to choose from to make your special day extra special.
Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa: Whether you choose to hold your ceremony here or simply honeymoon in romantic extravagance, the Sofitel Fiji is an elegant and intimate affair.
Sonaisali Island Resort: A private oasis for you and your beloved, Sonaisali Island Resort Fiji takes the stress out of getting married while making sure the focus is on how you want your special day to be.
Taveuni Palms: The dramatic surrounds of Taveuni Palms Resort provide an opulent ambiance that provides a stylish and sophisticated air to your wedding.
Tokoriki Island Resort Fiji: Tailoring your celebration to your unique style, Tokoriki Island Resort Fiji takes the stress out of planning your wedding.
Treasure Island Resort: Treat yourselves and your guests to a traditional Fijian style ceremony with tropical bouquets, a Fijian choir, beach wedding feast and honeymoon sulus.
Warwick Fiji Resort & Spa: An extra special experience for your special day, have your bride delivered to you across the lagoon on a traditional bamboo raft by Fijian warriors - truly a sight to behold.