Wedding Venue Hire  (non Cultural Night - eg: Mon/Wed/Fri nights)

Whether a small or large wedding party, Te Vara Nui can cater up to 250 seated guests and up to 300 for cocktails with stunning views from every seat.

"Each unique Restaurant "Are" overlooking the stunning fresh water lake can be hired individually according to your requirements or together creating complete privacy"

All “Are Kai” Restaurants provide a unique setting to enhance your special day. A series of delicious set menus, canapés and buffet style specialties are available (depending on you group sizes). Our Chef and  team are happy to create a special menu that will make your celebration a culinary delight.

To complete your wedding several dining entertainment options are available with each “Are Kai” Restaurant able to set up for speeches, DJ’s, live entertainment and dance floor.

Exclusive hire of one or all “Are” is for 5 hours from 4.30pm* and includes:

- Professional Wait and Bar staff to prepare food and beverages:
- Stainless steel cutlery
- -White ware and crockery
- Stemware and glassware
- White linen napkins
- Wedding cake table and knife
- Gift table
- Hardwood tables and chairs
- Traditional Are thatched bar
- Cascade waterfalls
- Fire torches and candles
- Security staff

NB* While 4.30pm is the time which you have the venue, we do not recommend this as the ceremony time.

We are happy to work with you to make your day special and can provide you with a range of Te Vara Nui Wedding touches. Please browse our wedding packages to see what we can offer you to complete this special occasion.

Day rates are available on request.

Transport: We can arrange return transfers from your accommodation anywhere on Rarotonga from small to large groups. (costs apply)

Known as the waterfall restaurant, Are Vai can seat up to 25 - 50 guests. Surrounded by water Are Vai lives up to its name from the dramatic entrance crossing the pond to the cascading waterfall outlook. This fantastic venue also offers a large outdoor decking area covered by sails.
Minimum of 35 Adults
NZD$1000 Venue Hire + Food* + Beverage*

Known as the waterfront restaurant, Are Moana can seat up to 75 guests with a minimum guest list of 55adults. Entering through the grand gates and surrounded by lush tropical gardens Are Moana sets the scene for a spectacular island wedding.
Minimum of 55 Adults
No Venue Hire Fee...+ Food* + Beverage*

The largest of our Restaurants, Are Ariki or the Royal Restaurant, can seat up to 120 guests (minimum 80). Provides a stunning view of the fire lit central stage and waterfall gardens.
Minimum of 980Adults
No Venue Hire Fee...+ Food* + Beverage*

Creating complete privacy the entire Te Vara Nui Village restaurant complex can seat up to 250 guests (minimum 175 Adults) or up to 300 guests for cocktails. This option includes the use of our unique performance and floating stages.

No Venue Hire Fee...+ Food* + Beverage*

SMALL GROUPS (of less than 35 guests)
At Te Vara Nui Village we welcome you to join in the spirit of Te Vara Nui Cultural nights - “Spectacular Over Water Night Show”. We will ensure your special day is complete with designated VIP tables and personalized service while you enjoy the spectacular Over Water Show and delicious buffet.

Only NZD$125 per person! + Beverage*
Every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

* See our Wedding Bar and Beverage options


ISLAND PARADISE NZD$500.00 (per Restaurant)
This exotic island theme can be as colorful and or as subtle as you want and designed to enhance your tropical island wedding.

Package includes:
* Each pole intricately platted with fresh coconut palm leaves
* Poles decorated and enhanced with assorted exotic flowers
* Candles to decorate your selected Are (restaurant)
* Head table clothed in white with palm leaves, candles, tropical flowers, loose flowers and petals
as well as high wedding candles, table runner, and centre piece

* All other tables will have a palm leaf in the centre decorated with flowers

WHITE DREAM NZD$600 (per Restaurant)
This stunning white theme flows through your selected restaurant creating a beautiful dreamlike white wedding.

Package includes:
* Each pole wrapped in soft white mull and enhanced by assorted exotic white flowers
* White candles with a tropical wreath and exotic white flowers to decorate your selected Are (restaurant)
* Head table clothed in white with white candles and exotic flowers surrounded by luscious palms and delicate white petals
* Single chairs with white mull bows for the head table as well as high wedding candles, table runner and centre piece
* All other tables will have a palm leaf in the centre decorated with flowers

"Complete your dream wedding at Te Vara Nui with a range of stunning table centerpieces, additional decorations, entertainment and arrival options by viewing our wedding packages and extras"


* Private Restaurant
* Basic floral setup in Restaurant
* Waterfalls on
* Bar and Bar staff
* Seating if requested
* Signing Table with floral arrangement