What is the Best Wedding Venue in Bora Bora?
Laorana! Welcome to Bora Bora, French Polynesia. This wedding and honeymoon paradise is in the South Pacific – 2500 miles south of Hawaii and about a 9-hour flight from Los Angeles. The island was featured in the Vince Vaughn comedy “Couple’s Retreat” which was filmed at the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort. The St. Regis may also be the best wedding venue in Bora Bora.
Bora Bora brides have the option of getting married on one of the gorgeous sand beaches followed by a sunset reception after the ceremony. Due to covid they are now specializing in small weddings and elopements. We were lucky to see one of their traditional Polynesian Wedding Packages during our stay!
The flight from Tahiti to Bora Bora took an hour on a small plane. The view from above is stunning. Protected by a barrier reef and its splendid crystalline lagoon, the island is surrounded by a multitude of small motus (islets). The St. Regis Yacht was there to greet us at the airport and escort us to the resort which is only accessible by boat or helicopter. This resort sets the standard for opulence on the beach. Our bungalow over the water included glass floors to watch the fish, luxurious Jacuzzi tub & showers & a waterfront porch with steps into the lagoon. Our “standard’ bungalow was the size of most suites in a stateside hotel. The exclusive Bungalows had hot tubs built into the decks. Their ultimate sanctuary is the Royal Estate. Honeymooners Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban and JZ & Beyonce forked over $14,000/ night for the estate. Without a doubt, it’s the most exclusive private wedding venues in Bora Bora.
Complimentary Stand Up Paddle Board, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Volleyball and Windsurfing kept us active. Guests ride around the island on community bicycles that are stashed all over the vast resort. We enjoyed demonstrations on how to open & milk a coconut and how to prepare Poisson Cru (a local delicacy of raw fish, coconut milk, lime & veggies).
Our favorite demonstration was the Champagne Sabering. It is a tradition in French speaking countries for the Sommelier to open the bottles with a rapier sword on Christmas Eve – what a show! They popped at least a dozen bottles for the guests before a nine course epic presentation at Lagoon by Jean Georges. This French/Asian masterpiece may be the finest in the South Pacific. We enjoyed watching small sharks swim lazily under the glass while sampling some of the best food on the planet. It’s an iconic spot for a wedding reception that your guests would never forget!
Christmas day we had breakfast delivered to our bungalow on a kayak. Around midday Santa Claus arrived on a jet ski to deliver presents to the guests. We spent plenty of time on the water – the scuba diving was surreal, and the Helmet Dive was a lot of fun.
No doubt this is one of the best Destination Wedding resorts in the world. The views of the lagoon and Mt. Otemanu are sensational. The accommodations are unrivaled in the Americas. If you’re for an iconic destination for your wedding or honeymoon, Bora Bora should be at the top of the list!
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