Why Get Married in Niue?
Something as beautiful as announcing to spend the rest of your lives together deserves a beautiful destination to commemorate the moment. With dramatic coastline, crystal clear waters and soothing tropical weather, Niue might just be that dream destination. But there’s more to Niue than its staggering scenery, it’s a destination where getting married is effortless, exotic and utterly different from anywhere else. Should we need to convince you further, here are just 10 other reasons to have a destination wedding in Niue…
Before we jump into the reasons to have a wedding in Niue, be sure to bookmark The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Niue for more trip-planning advice.
1. Get Married on the World’s Largest Raised Coral Atoll!
Looking for a wedding destination that reflects just how unique of a couple you are? It doesn’t get more unique than the world’s largest uplifted coral atoll. Forget your cliche South Pacific Island wedding with island resorts with just another beach. Niue offers wedding venues on top of coral cliffs, coral sand coves, limestone caves and dramatic chasms.
2. Enjoy the Wedding and Honeymoon Experience Rolled into One
Nothing puts a kink in the romance chain quite like having to go through the process of taking a flight right after your wedding in order to get to your honeymoon destination. Keep the romance flowing by enjoying your honeymoon immediately after your wedding in paradise!
3. A Marriage in Niue is Internationally Recognised
By being part of the Hague Convention Apostille, Niue’s marriage certificates are internationally recognised. You can get your marriage certificates stamped with the Apostille Seal so that your marriage is recognised by hundreds of countries across the globe, including New Zealand and Australia.
4. The Legal Formalities for Getting Married in Niue is Uncomplicated
In relation to the above point, the legal process for getting married in Niue as overseas visitors is actually quite simple. There are no out-of-the-ordinary requirements to get married here, as long as you are of age, can legally be in the country (have a valid passport, for instance), have original or certified copies of your birth certificates and any applicable divorce or death certificates, then you should find getting a Niuean marriage licence as easy as an ocean breeze. Learn more about the legalities of getting married in Niue in What are the Marriage Requirements in Niue?
5. There are Wedding Packages Available
Wedding packages in Niue have all you need to make your dream tropical wedding a reality. Flexible wedding packages are available with the Scenic Matavai Resort, which can sort everything from your choice of venue to beautifully handcrafted garlands for the bride and groom. See what typical inclusions you’ll find in Niue wedding packages in Everything You Need to Know About Getting Married in Niue.
6. The Weather is Amazing
Niue experiences warm tropical temperatures all year round, so you can say your “I dos” to a soothing balmy island breeze. Tropical island sun is what most people visit Niue for, but it does have its occasional downpour, more so in the wet season (November to April) than the dry season (May to October). Check out What is the Weather Like in Niue? so you can work out the most idyllic month for your favoured weather.
7. The Tropical Touches and Niuean Culture Makes a Memorable Addition to a Wedding
A floral archway of tropical flowers, Niuean garlands for a colourful touch to the bride and groom, local dancers performing at your reception… You can add as much or as little to your island wedding as you like. There are plenty of options to add a special type of flavour to your destination wedding, which, let’s be honest, is what an exotic wedding is all about!
8. Share Your Wedding with Your Nearest and Dearest (or Just the Two of You)
With a wedding at home, you feel obligated to invite acquaintances and distant family members. As getting to a destination wedding, such as in Niue, is a little more complicated and time-consuming for most than staying at home, destination weddings often just see ceremonies with only the couple’s closest friends and family making for a more intimate experience. Or, if you prefer, getting married overseas is the perfect excuse to enjoy your special day together, just the two of you.
9. Privacy is Easy to Find
Speaking of just the two of you, Niue is one of those rare places in the world where you can find yourselves alone even at the island’s most popular attractions. Niue typically only has less than 200 tourists on the island at one time, the feeling of having the whole place to yourself is a common one. Plus, with a choice of romantic and private boutique accommodations, you’ll find that you can easily enjoy your wedding/honeymoon undisturbed.
10. You’ll Know No One Else Who Has Got Married Here
A South Pacific Island wedding is pretty common if you’re coming from New Zealand and Australia. But most people haven’t even heard of Niue, let alone got married there! If you want to stand out from the crowd and just do something a little different, then Niue is the ideal wedding destination.
For more wedding advice, see How to Organise Your Wedding in Niue.