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Highland Parardise
Te Mana O Te Peu Tupuna - "The Power of Cook Islands Culture"

Weddings at Highland Paradise

Highland Paradise, was an abandoned, ancient mountain village retreat with stupendous sea and valley views and of huge significant spiritual value. It is a unique wedding venue. 30 acres of manicured lawns, gardens and native forest are available to you. Our discreet, understanding, wedding planners are at your beck and call before, during and after your big day and able to advise on EVERYTHING!

They can tailor make your arrangements to suit your budget and personal preferences. For centuries, Cook Islanders have become betrothed here in this special place and now visitors to Rarotonga are welcome to follow the age old traditions, combine them with a modern wedding ceremony and experience a true blend of history, tradition and today!

We have highly experienced wedding celebrants who will perform ceremonies in Cook Islands Maori, in English, or in a combination of both.

They are sensitive to the site and traditions of our ancestors, who were also married here. They will ensure that your special day is one that is absolutely unique to you and you alone!

If you wish to be married elsewhere, such as on the beach or in a village Church, we are able to offer you this spectacular setting for your private cocktails, dinner party and cultural shows.

We are sometimes requested to perform an ancient ceremony to follow your modern one thus merging two worlds and cultures into one!

NOTHING IS MORE PHOTOGENIC THAN A WEDDING OR FUNCTION AT HIGHLAND PARADISE!

Wedding packages



Tapu Mountain Wedding $1999

A wedding ceremony with cultural overtones, performed on this sacred site.

Maungaroa Mountain Wedding $3899

A mountain top wedding with ocean views forever.

Rangatira Mountain Wedding $7959

A centuries old traditional wedding ceremony

Ariki Mountain Weddings $9949

Fully authentic 600 year old Royal ceremony

Terms and information

Documentation Required: To get married in the Cook Islands there is a three-day requirement from the day of license application to the days of your wedding. The requirement can sometimes be waived by the Registrar office (e.g. you can get married within the 2 days from the day of application to the day of your wedding) but only with good reason and with a written request in advance. The cost of this waiver is $45.00 and can be organized through your Wedding Planner.

Birth Certificates or Certified copies of them, Passports, Divorce papers if previously married, or death certificate of previous spouse, these must translated into English.

Deposits and Payment Terms: A deposit of 50% of the total Wedding Package is required at the time of booking with full payment of the wedding package and any additional options due prior to wedding day.

Cancellation Policy: (fees set as % of Wedding Packages booked) A $300 non-refundable administration fee for any cancellations. A 30% cancellation fee is change if Cancellation is received 30 days from booked Wedding Date. A 50% Cancellation fee is charged if Cancellation is received 14 days from booked Wedding Date. Full cancellation fee is charged if cancellations is received in less then 14 days or now show. All cancellations must be received in writing either by letter, email or fax.

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