If you’re looking for a romantic location to wed, then there are no shortages of boutique chapels strewn across Fiji’s main island and the outer islands.
Venues tend to accommodate between 20 and up to 100 guests. Many of which offer stunning views from the alter overlooking the sea. Depending on the location, some provide the ability to offer a live-feed so guests who are unable to attend the ceremony in person can watch it from the comfort of their home.
Below are some of the most popular options from which to choose. And for more detail, view our ‘Go-into the Chapel’ feature posts.
Seaside Chapel – Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa
Shangri-La’s Seaside Chapel is a secluded venue away from the main resort and set amongst a plantation of palm trees right at the water’s edge. The chapel is bright and airy, with a peaked roof and glass-fronted windows that capture sweeping views of the reef and the Pacific Ocean. It has a raised platform, and vases on either side of the alter host a variety of tropical flowers.
Seaside Chapel is non-denominational and seats up to 40 guests.
The resort recommends an afternoon wedding to take advantage of the brilliant colours that emerge just prior to sunset.
Bure Ni Loloma – Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
The Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort was designed to reflect the true Fijian way of life and its wedding chapel is no exception. Bure Ni Loloma (or the ‘Chapel of Love’), is perched atop Lomalagi Hill (Heavenly Hill), with panoramic vistas of the Coral Coast and overlooking the landscaped gardens of the resort.
The chapel features traditional Fijian architecture with lot of timber and hand-carved doors, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that allow guests to take in the views. It has a capacity of 100 guests. Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort only hosts one wedding per day.
Bure Ni Loloma offers couples a traditional wedding with an authentic Fijian feel.
The Paradise Chapel – Sheraton Fiji Resort
The Paradise Chapel on Denarau Island is one of the most picturesque of Fiji’s chapels. Located on Sandy Point on its now dedicated peninsula at the Sheraton Fiji Resort, the white-wash venue features traditional Fijian architecture and boasts breath-taking ocean views, sandy beaches and swaying palm trees. From the raised alter, guests can gaze at the horizon beyond.
The chapel accommodates up to 50 guests and can be booked exclusively when staying at any of the three Starwood resorts on Denarau Island – Sheraton Fiji Resort, Sheraton Denarau Villas and The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa.
Seaside Chapel – Mana Island Resort & Spa
Mana Island Resort & Spa was the first resort in Fiji to offer a chapel with ocean views.
The Seaside Chapel is located amidst landscaped tropical gardens with panoramic water views. It features white tiled floors and a high ceiling which beautifully offsets the clear blue water beyond, and the fresh flower decorations for each ceremony.
The chapel seats around 30 guests on pews, but additional chairs can be added to accommodate up to 50.
Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island Chapel
Set on a little hill and overlooking the stunning property and crystal clear blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, the wedding chapel at Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island invites to celebrate a wonderful traditional wedding whilst being on a private tropical island.
Have up to 50 guests witness your most important day and say “yes I do” with a memorable backdrop you will never forget.
Sofitel Fiji Resort Chapel
The wedding chapel at Sofitel Fiji Resort is picture perfect. It’s a quaint colonial-style beachside chapel, featuring three arched windows and a raised alter with view of the ocean. It is a non-denominational chapel and has a capacity for up to 50 guests.
There are a range of options couples can include to personalise their ceremony, including a traditional Fijian choir to serenade the happy couple.
Laucala Island Chapel
Laucala Island is a five-star private island off the northeast cost of Taveuni, set upon 3,500 acres of coconut plantations, sandy beaches and green mountains. The island has a traditional Fijian village chapel surrounded by lush gardens. Inside the chapel, the white walls and high ceiling is contrasted by exquisitely carved wooden pews.
Laucala offers guests exclusive rental of the island for a minimum of five days to host wedding parties for up to 72 guests. This also includes hand-picked flowers and a live choir singing as the bride walks down the aisle. If guests don’t want to take over the entire island there are also wedding packages available for more intimate groups.
Loloma Wedding Chapel – InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa
One of the most luxurious Fiji wedding venues is the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa. The resort’s most popular location is the ‘Loloma’ (Love) Wedding Pavilion which sits metres away from the picturesque waters of Natadola Bay on Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu.
Lolomo is an intimate venue, with sweeping glass windows to allow guests uninterrupted views of the azure waters beyond. The pavilion also features a live web-cam video feed so overseas family and friends can also attend the special occasion.
Some wedding packages include optional extras of a Fijian choir or serenaders, or a bridal warrior escort to the chapel.
Sigavou Chapel – Treasure Island Resort Fiji
Described as one of the most romantic destinations in the South Pacific, Treasure Island Resort’s non-denominational Sigavou Chapel is a popular choice for couples.
Found on the resort’s isolated east beach, the chapel features marble floors and glass walls, offering unobstructed views of the Mamanucas. A glass floor panel runs through the centre of the chapel, with sand and shells encased, bring the beach into this beautiful venue that seats around 20 guests.
Musket Cove Island Resort
Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina has one of the most dramatic wedding chapel locations in Fiji, set on hillside on the island of Malolo Lailai.
The colonial style chapel is positioned overlooking the Marina. It has a high ceiling with exposed timber beams with frangipani stained-glass windows and hand-made timber pews. It can accommodate up to 80 wedding guests and is non-denominational.
Musket Cove will only book one wedding per day so guarantee that wedding guests will have the resort’s full attention on their special day.
Tokoriki Island Chapel
Tokoriki’s wedding chapel is set within the resort’s tropical gardens. The building is a Fijian bure style with a thatched roof and traditional stonework. It can seat 20-25 guests and is non-denominational.
Tokoriki only arranges a handful of weddings each year, so couples are bound to receive special attention.
The Pearl South Pacific Resort Chapel
The newest of Fiji’s wedding chapels on the Coral Coast is at The Pearl Resort. The venue is the perfect destination for a romantic Fijian wedding. The chapel features floor to ceiling windows with ocean views across the traditional fire-walking island of Beqa. Large bi-fold doors also open to include to include additional seating space on the veranda. Outside the structure are manicured lawn and steps, as well as a long sandy beach.
The chapel is non-denominational and seats up to 60 guests.
The Pearl Resort also has an on-site florist and wedding coordinator to assist guests with their wedding plans.
Villa Del Cowrie Chapel
The wedding chapel at Coral Lagoon is the perfect setting for a secluded Fiji Wedding. The unique designed and built white-wash wedding chapel is reminiscent of a glass house and is perched beach-side amidst swaying palm trees.
Couples will receive a Wedding Coordinator to ensure their special day runs smoothy.
Fiji Hideaway Resort & Spa, Vuda – opening in late 2017
Fiji Marriott Resort, Momi Bay – in the pipeline