Where to Get Married in Kadavu
There’s no need to worry about awkwardly having any friends who have had Fiji weddings in Kadavu. If you’re looking for an “alternative” island wedding, far away from the crowds with a more exclusive ambience, then this island might just be the one for you. Fringed by the world’s fourth-largest barrier reef and verdant rainforests topping volcanic hills, Kadavu is oozing in natural beauty. With remote resorts offering their beaches, gardens or even private islands for your big day, organising a dream destination wedding couldn’t be easier. Take a look at this list of wedding venues in Kadavu for inspiration.
1. Matava Resort
This romantic resort in Kadavu is a favourite among honeymooners, but those lucky enough to have a destination wedding can also choose the resort for the big day. Either book out the entire Matava Resort or enjoy an intimate elopement with a natural ceremony venue to die for. Say your “I dos” with your toes in the sand without a sign of civilisation: just rainforest-covered hills and azure waters of coral lagoons. For your wedding reception, either choose the resort dining bure suitable for a feast for up to 20 guests or enjoy an intimate dinner on the private terrace of your honeymoon bure.
2. Kokomo Private Island
Three ceremony venues and three reception venues await your picking on the luxury Kokomo Private Island. Kadavu’s only luxury wedding venue offers something for all couples. The Kokomo Beach offers natural beauty on a sunny beach with room for up to 120 ceremony guests and 25 guests for a wedding reception – a private table set up on the beach exclusively for your wedding. If you’d rather not get sand on your dress, then consider the Beach Shack Lawn with its manicured gardens and tropical plants decorating the venue for up to 25 guests. Or enjoy the views as you say your “I dos” from an elevated deck of the Luxury Residence, sitting up to 25 guests. For larger wedding reception options, there’s The Beach Shack on the western side of the island boasting both indoor and outdoor options for around 100 guests. Finally, the Walker D’Plank restaurant will certainly add character to your wedding with its nautical theme and sensational sunsets, sitting up to 50 guests.
3. Matana Beach Resort
Start the rest of your lives together at Kadavu’s longest-running resort with a wedding experience, Matana Beach Resort. They are the only resort in Kadavu offering pre-made wedding packages, making the organisation as easy as an island breeze. Weddings here take place on the beach or at their beachfront garden with the option to decorate with minimalistic sophistication or in full Fijian glory complete with a lovo feast and a kava ceremony. Check out more 10 Best Ways to Experience the Fijian Culture.
4. Oneta Resort
Set on the pristine Oneta Beach on Ono Island just off the Great Astrolabe Reef, Oneta Resort certainly makes a stunning venue for a celebration. The family-run resort specialises in small bespoke weddings, especially as the owner used to run an American TV show that set up weddings all around the world. What’s more, the resort welcomes couples from all races, religions and sexualities, making your wedding on this paradise island truly yours. Find out what it’s like to stay here in the 5 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on Kadavu.
5. Papageno Resort
Finally, you’re bound to find someplace special among the 320acres/129ha of the resort set among unspoiled nature. Get married on the beach, in one of the luxurious villas, by a waterfall, among tropical forest and more at Papageno Resort. The resort specialises in group functions with plenty of experiences in Kadavu to keep you and your guests entertained. Check out the experiences in 10 Romantic Activities in Kadavu for Couples.