Where to Get Married in Suva
History, a vibrant city atmosphere and South Pacific charm are what make a Suva wedding. Yes, while many opt for that “beachfront wedding” in Fiji, adventurous couples will definitely find a unique and more alternative experience when getting married in Suva. A mix of cultures and religions are represented in Fiji’s capital where planning a ceremony with your church or temple will be a breeze. But for those looking for alternative wedding venues in Suva, you have the choice of celebrating your special day in the romantic settings of Suva’s grand hotels, parks and even on an island.
1. Grand Pacific Hotel
Heritage charm mixed with waterfront and park views makes the Grand Pacific Hotel well worth considering for your wedding day. Suva’s iconic landmark and five-star hotel caters to up to 400 guests whether you choose its indoor settings with historic charm or outdoors on the waterfront. Plus, friends and family will have a memorable stay in one of the hotel’s 113 guest rooms and suites, complete with fine dining restaurants, a day spa and an outdoor pool. Learn more about this venue in our 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Suva.
2. Novotel Suva Lami Bay
Get the best of both worlds at the Novotel Suva Lami Bay hotel: proximity to the city just a 15-minute drive away and the tranquillity of a waterfront retreat at the edge of the city. Novotel offers a number of rooms for weddings and events, from intimate gatherings in their Wai Silva Floating Room to grand celebrations for up to 600 people in their Entertainment Centre. What’s more, the hotel itself is one that you and your guests will be delighted to stay at in the lead up to the celebration with deluxe guest rooms, a stylish tropical bar, and a swimming pool on the waterfront of Lami Bay.
3. Colo-i-Suva Rainforest Eco Resort
Nestled in the rainforest of Suva’s backyard national park, the Colo-i-Suva Rainforest Eco Resort provides a beautiful venue for a natural-themed wedding. The outdoor pool area surrounded by tropical forest caters up to 50 people. Alternatively, celebrate your special day with your most treasured friends and family at the Conference Room for up to 25 people or at the Gazebo located in the Rainforest Restaurant.
4. Thurston Gardens
Suva has a number of attractive green spaces dotted across the city making for some stunning outdoor wedding venues. Thurston Gardens, located next to the Fiji Museum, is a peaceful public park of manicured lawns and gardens displaying beautiful native plants, from palm trees to water lilies. The centre of the gardens holds a bandstand with a magnificent clock tower – an ideal centrepiece to say your vows. This venue must be booked with the Suva City Council.
5. MySuva Park
Another charming park to walk down the aisle is the waterfront MySuva Picnic Park. A traditionally-thatched bure in the centre of the park makes an alluring and fantastically Fijian setting to say “I do”, while the lushly landscaped lawns, lakes and waterfront give variety to your wedding photos. This venue must be booked with the Suva City Council.
6. Tanoa Plaza Hotel
Always dreamed of a wedding in the city? Consider the up-scale wedding venue of the Tanoa Plaza Hotel. The hotel has a purpose-built function facility on its own dedicated floor consisting of three rooms. Tanoa Room 3 fits up to 150 people in a contemporary and classy setting awash with natural light. Catering can also be organised with lunch, dinner and cocktail packages. For your honeymoon, be sure to book yourselves into the luxurious Executive Suite.
7. Holiday Inn Suva
Finally, the Holiday Inn Suva‘s poolside pavilion with spectacular harbour views is definitely worth considering for your big day. Up to 350 guests can join you and your bride/groom-to-be for your al fresco Suva wedding. The hotel offers a fantastic range of catering options, as well as modern rooms for friends and family to stay.
8. Mosquito Island
Finally, it’s even possible to organise that Fiji “beachfront wedding” in Suva! Mosquito Island, a.k.a. Nukumaroriko Island, just off the coast of Lami is a an island venue with a small sandy beach backed by tropical forest. The eco-friendly island can be booked for day events with the Suva City Council. If you’re looking for more beach wedding venues in Fiji, take a look at our 10 Wedding Venues in the Mamanuca Islands or 10 Wedding Venues on the Coral Coast.