Come, dream a little with us ….

Imagine a warm sea breeze, flowers in your hair, your toes in the sand, a Samoan warrior escorting you to the serenade of traditional music … to what will be your most perfect day ever.

You may want a simple, yet meaningful wedding package, maybe just the two of you with close family and friends, or if you had something a little more elaborate in mind for a larger wedding group, our Wedding Coordinator can consult with you to tailor your requirements.

Imagine your ceremony in our beautiful, intimate chapel, on the white sandy beachfront; or walk down the aisle along our 30 metre jetty nestled on the water. The blue shades of the South Pacific Ocean, coupled with the vibrant natural foliage will provide the ambiance you require.

We offer a full pre-wedding pamper package or a wedding day makeup and hair styling package, as well as a relaxing ‘His & Her’ massage at our spa.

Our Wedding Coordinator will take care of everything and even assist you with the legal paperwork – leaving you to relax and enjoy.

We are very flexible and extremely creative – if you are looking for something a little different, that we have not mentioned here, please just contact us and we will work together with you.

Tropical Wedding Package – NZD$1,550.00.

(NZD$1,150 until 31 March 2016)

  • A Minister or Celebrant to perform the ceremony
  • Documentation and marriage license
  • A bouquet of tropical flowers for the Bride and Ula for the Groom
  • Wedding setup with tropical flower arch
  • A bottle of sparkling wine for the Bridal Toast
  • Flame torches lit for a sunset wedding
  • Your own personal Wedding Coordinator

Deluxe Wedding Package – NZD$2,980.00

  • Private arrival airport transfer with sparkling wine and lei’s on arrival
  • A Minister or Celebrant to perform the ceremony
  • Documentation and marriage license
  • A bouquet of tropical flowers for the Bride and Ula for the Groom
  • Wedding set up with tropical flower arch
  • Samoan Warriors in traditional costume to escort the Bride
  • Samoan Village Choir
  • Romantic 1 hour couples spa experience for the Bride & Groom
  • Single tier wedding cake
  • A bottle of sparkling wine for the Bridal Toast
  • Flame torches lit for a sunset wedding
  • Your own personal Wedding Coordinator

To ensure that your wedding day goes perfectly, Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa can also provide you with, on request, information on the following:

Bride escorted by traditional Samoan Canoe $300
String band to meet and greet with lei’s $300
Resort photographer for 3 hours with 300 images on DVD $POA
Videographer for 3 hours with DVD $POA
Bridal hair do-up $150 per person
Private romantic dinner for Bride & Groom
$200
2 x Saletoga special cocktails on the night of your choice $30
Samoan kava ceremony in traditional open villa $300
Entertainment – island drums with fire dancers $400
Pre wedding cocktails for guests with beer, wine, juice and hot d’oeuvres or gourmet pizza $40 per person
Wedding Cake – 2 tiers $350
Serenading string band for 1.5 hours $250

Legalities

Marriages in Samoa are legally recognised internationally. To be married you will need:

  • Birth certificate and passports for both parties
  • Decree Absolute (Divorce) documentation if either of you has been divorced
  • Death Certificate of your spouse if either of you has been widowed
  • Documentation should be in English and clear to read

Faxed or scanned copies of these documents, as well as a completed Intent to Marry form, should be lodged with the Ministry of Justice at least 14 days prior to your arrival (bring originals with you). You will also need to be in Samoa for a few days before your intended date of marriage. A small fee is also payable to the Ministry of Justice in Apia. Visa requirements are dependent on your length of stay. Our Wedding Coordinator will be able to advise you on all of this.

Venue hire for reception is dependent on venue and number of people.
Fine Dining 3 course meal or buffet menus on request.
Enquiries: weddings@saletogasands.com

NOTE: All pricing in New Zealand dollars and includes 15% Government Tax. Rates are valid for travel until 31 March 2016.

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