Finding a good wedding venue can sometimes be a little tricky yet it’s probably the 1st thing you will have to think about as a newly engaged couple. You want a venue that can accommodate your guests and fits within your budget but also something that reflects both your personalities, something unique and beautiful to capture one of the best day of your life.
With its beautiful sandy beaches and stunning views, Hawaii is considered as a real paradise on earth and not surprisingly a top destination for weddings. From Oahu to the Big Island, we’ve put together a little blog gathering our top 15 wedding venues in the Aloha State.
Opened in 1927, the Royal Hawaiian evokes the world’s greatest romantic wedding venue. Its soaring pink turrets have lured couples from around the globes…who come to discover the expansive beach at sunset, to share intimate moments in lush and legendary gardens, and to immerse in the timeless beauty that abounds at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort.
The Modern Honolulu is located on Ala Wai Harbor in the capital city of Honolulu, Hawaii. This O’ahu island resort and event venue is an uncommon, contemporary wedding location that is designed for couples who want to go above and beyond the traditional and the ordinary. The artistic, sleek event spaces and culinary excellence of The Modern Honolulu draw couples who seek sophistication and subtle luxury in their wedding celebrations. Bonus Point: it offers an unusual setting, where guests can dip their feet in the water during the ceremony.
With miles of pristine beaches and verdant natural settings, Oahu’s North Shore is perfect for romantic escapes. Sparkling sandy beaches, soft breezes and fragrant tropical blooms set the mood for romance. Turtle Bay is ranked among the Hawaii’s Top Ten Honeymoon Hotels. The resort records an incredible number of weddings each year, staged on the lawns and beaches of the resort. Turtle Bay will guarantee couple a true, private beach wedding in a spectacular setting.
Sunshine. White sand. Palm trees swiftly swaying to the hum of the wind. The Pacific Ocean, with its many shades of blue, sparkling in the background. This is what it looks like to have a destination wedding in Waikiki. With all of the romance of Hawaii, a breathtaking venue high above Waikiki Beach and a dedicated on-site events staff, Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel is an ideal choice for you and your partner to say I do.
With its lush, green flora, stunning restored ruins and Old World European charm, Haiku Mill offers a spectacular backdrop to celebrate your special day. Stepping onto the property is like stepping into a secret garden – a botanical paradise that is private, intimate and breathtakingly beautiful. Relics of days gone by grace every corner of Haiku Mill, punctuating an unmistakable aura of romance that permeates throughout the grounds and into our “castle in the jungle.” Their old mill has been lovingly brought back to life with incomparable beauty and elegance, and richness in history that makes one feel as if they have journeyed back in time. It is an unforgettable fairy tale setting that will leave your guests in awe.
Wailele Farm is part of a valley that stretches from the mountain to the sea. The farm’s dedication to sustainability and restoration explains the abundance of colourful indigenous flora that covers the property. A tropical refuge, Twin Falls – Wailele Farm is the ideal location for brides who wish to really delve into nature. Picturesque waterfalls that are magnificent in their natural state become the backdrop for your intimate ceremony. Imagine saying your vows with the sound of the waterfall in the background! Surrounded by beautifully unkempt trees and flowers, these sites will make you and your partner forget about the bustle of life in the town.
The Grand Wailea Resort Hotel is the ultimate wedding venue on Maui. For a truly unique ceremony, step into the charming New England-style chapel surrounded by lush exotic greenery and a pond swimming with koi fish and water lilies for a lovely setting your guests won’t soon forget. Stunning stained glass murals, entitled Beginnings, depicts scenes of traditional Hawaiian life. With large stunning ballrooms with handcrafted Italian chandeliers, exquisite manicured outdoor spaces such as the Chapel Lawn, Chapel Overlook and Lagoon Overlook, which is an intimate lanai with views of the entire resort, Maui coast and the Pacific Ocean, you are sure to find the perfect space for your one-of-a-kind dream Hawaii wedding. Aloha!
The historical Olowalu Plantation House is one of Maui’s most popular wedding locations. This charming oceanfront home offers a spacious lanai overlooking a large oceanfront lawn. The island ceremony of your dreams takes place on the tranquil lawn, surrounded by tall palms and soothed by the sound of the crashing waves. There’s no need for fancy decorations here, as the ocean itself serves as the most majestic backdrop. Enjoy the simple, natural beauty of the surroundings during your casual reception. Tiki torches and lights strung across the palms create a warm atmosphere that encourages a festive party. As the night falls, dance under the stars in this magical setting!
At just 13 miles wide and 18 miles long and a population of only 3,000, the pristine island of Lanai is an idyllic backdrop for saying “I do.”The Lodge at Koele and Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay are set amid two stunning, yet contrasting backdrops of mountain and sea, all beckoning to be explored. With two completely different, yet complementary resorts, guests here can have an “island-hop” experience without ever having to leave the island. Between the diverse settings, highly personalised Four Seasons service, and unlimited ceremony and reception locations, Lanai is an unforgettable wedding destination.
From a small, intimate setting in a tropical forest to an ocean-bluff “Residence” to the Kaluakai Beach meadow and more, Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardens represents a unique location for your perfect day. Once a private estate, the bountiful gardens of Na ‘Aina Kai are now open to the public for special occasions. Who could ask for a lovelier backdrop than these gardens, where artistic creativity goes hand-in-hand with nature. Let Na ‘Aina Kai be your private gardens for a memorable day or an evening.With multiple venues to chose from, it’s sure to leave a lasting impression on all who attend.
Come celebrate your dream wedding on Kauai and experience romance in paradise. Hanalei Bay Resort is a tropical Shangri-La that overlooks the stunning Hanalei Bay on the north shore of the “garden island,” Kauai. Guests of the resort are often humbled by the breathtaking sunsets, majestic mountains and the sparkling Pacific Ocean offered at this location. The property sprawls over 22 lush acres and the accommodations are tranquil and spacious. Choose to have your wedding ceremony in the lush garden, surrounded by mountain waterfalls, plumeria trees, and exotic flowers. You may want your ceremony on the beach with feet in the sand, taking in the exquisite natural beauty of Kauai’s North Shore and catching a beautiful sunset. The choice is yours!
Kahua Ranch is located on the western slope of the Kohala Mountains, 3000 feet above sea level. The 8,500 acres of private ranch land provides a variety of landscapes, from grazing cattle, sheep and horses to vistas of ocean and coastal shoreline. Today, in addition to raising livestock, Kahua Ranch welcomes over 10,000 visitors a year and is host to special events and weddings. Kahua also operates a renewable energy enterprise and is home to the Kahua Doppler ball. With three main event locations including a 1600 sq/ft covered deck with attached working barn, a 3000 sq/ft ocean view lawn and a historical Ranch Chapel, you are sure to find the perfect space for your special event.
Enjoy the diversity of Hawaii’s Big Island with family and friends at Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa. From stargazing atop majestic Mauna Kea to tours of nearby Kona Coffee farms to abundant ocean adventures launching from Keauhou Bay and an active volcano a day’s drive away, this island has it all.
Lava Lava Beach Club encompasses 10 acres of prime beachfront land within the Waikoloa Beach Resort, featuring an open air restaurant, four vacation cottages and an event lawn. The feel throughout “the club” will be casual and beach friendly encouraging patrons to come as they are and enjoy a lifestyle celebrating the water sports and beach activities of Anaeho’omalu Bay while enjoying the feel of a contemporary Hawaiian beach house. Whether guests come to sip and nibble, wine and dine or to stay and play, Lava Lava Beach Club is the place to be.
To the north on the Kohala Coast, The Fairmont Orchid is a 32-acre playground. Here, an afternoon wedding at the Victorian-style Turtle Pointe Gazebo comes with a mountain backdrop, black-and-white coral and basking sea turtles. The event staff will even arrange for a ceremony arrival via outrigger canoe. Be sure to reserve Saturday night for the impressive luau celebration, a full-on feast with music, dance and history.
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