Weddings, honeymoons & Special Occasions

Nautilus Resort specializes in arranging exclusive events with a focus on island style wedding ceremonies and receptions. Offering a truly unique and stunning Rarotonga location, you can choose from the resort’s crystal line beach with a beautiful palm fringed island as your backdrop, our lush tropical gardens or travel across the lagoon to an uninhabited tropical island to celebrate in seclusion.

Create the wedding of your dreams with our on-site Weddings & Event Planner and our team of wedding and function coordinators at your service to take care of every last detail. Our experienced team can organised themed events, specially designed menus, a variety of entertainment and all the special touches and attention that you want to make your special occasion all that you have dreamed of.

The resort can offer a number of stunning reception venue options on site from: a poolside marquee, beachfront marquee, resort restaurant or our private dining room overlooking the lagoon – the resort can cater for special occasions from an intimate gathering for 2 or a more grand celebration, catering for up to 150 guests for a seated dinner or 300 for cocktail party. Your guests will experience an unforgettable celebration, whether it be a barefoot champagne beachfront party or a more formal occasion.


With your dreams of a perfect day and with the bride & grooms experience of a relaxed and stress-free experience foremost in our planning, our professional team work to anticipate your every need – so you can enjoy this unique experience with family & friends. You can be rest assured that your day will be all you have imagined.

The resorts facilities have been designed specifically to cater for wedding functions, with a focus on creating an experience that will take you guests on a journey throughout the day from the beach to the dance floor, ensuring that they need for nothing throughout the event. There are a number of venues to choose from: Poolside marquee (75), Nautilus Resort restaurant (180), Private dining room (20) overlooking the lagoon or our “Ultimate” Beachfront Gazebo (55) overlooking Ta’akoka Island. – the resort can cater for an intimate occasion for 2 or for groups of up to 180 for a formal dinner.

The resorts own on-site Weddings & Event Planner and our team of wedding and function coordinators will ensure that you have everything arranged on-site including local wedding professionals who can assist with services such as hair & make-up, photography, videography, entertainment, cultural shows, transport,or anything else that you may need to create an occasion to suit your needs. We know you want an experience that is stress-free and filled with personalized details that reflects your style.


A humble Ceremony 
An all-inclusive elopement package
A royal wedding for an island princess
Celebrate on a deserted island
You are mine


All Wedding Ceremony Packages include

  • Dedicate professional on-site wedding coordinator and her team at your service

  • Cost of Standard registration with the Ministry of Justice

  • Celebrant on the day and consultation prior to your wedding day

  • Groomed sandy beach venue overlooking Taakoka Motu beneath a floral & kikau woven or white draped bamboo archway, with a bamboo, coconut & floral isle

  • 8 covered chairs with sashes (extra seating available at additional cost)

  • A bottle of Chilled Nautilus Cuvee Brut NV

  • A romantic breakfast for two the day after


  • Internationally recognized Marriage Certificate with Apostile Stamp

  • Transport and chaperoned to the Ministry of Justice for registration

  • Decorated signing table

  • Floral Arrangements – Head Ei orBouquet for the bride& Neck Eior buttonhole flower for the groom

  • Recorded back ground music of your choice.

  • Witnesses (if required)

Catering for your celebrations after your ceremony, we have a range of venue options and reception food & beverage packages to offer, making the occasion a memorable event to complete the celebration of your special day. This celebration of the union can be an intimate and romantic get together or a grand celebration.Our wedding team can create a setting that you can tailor to suit your theme, colour preferences – create a casual island style wedding or a classic formal celebration.

Speak to our wedding Planner today

At Nautilus we understand that your love story is unique and special…. and your wedding should be too.

Meetings and Corporate Functions

Meetings and corporate functions are also popular at the resort. A beautiful private dining room leading onto the beachfront terrace and gazebo creates an ideal spot for dinners up to 60 guests or cocktails for up to 150 guests. This private room is ideal for use as a boardroom or for smaller meeting or seminars and is equipped with top-of-the-line audio-visual tools—seats up to 50 people theatre style or 20 people boardroom style – perfect for intimate seminars or meetings.

And for a larger event, the resorts marquee located poolside will cater for up to 160 guests offering themed events with a diverse range of gourmet dining options – banquet or plated menus.

Please contact us for more information.