Famous for its beautiful beaches, clear waters, and perfect tropical temperatures, Hawaii is a dream destination for vacations, honeymoons, and wedding. With so many different venue types and locations available – from pristine beaches to world-class resorts and iconic hotels – one is certainly spoiled for choice. Read on to discover the 7 best places to get married in Hawaii.
Best Places to Get Married in Hawaii
1. The Royal Hawaiian
Known as the “Pink Palace”, this beautiful oceanfront property on the shores of Waikiki has multiple on-site locations to service a variety of wedding party desires and needs. The serenely quiet Coconut Grove makes for a wonderful backdrop, as well as the Helumoa Gardens – which are nestled between The Royal Hawaiian and the Sheraton Waikiki. For those looking for a ceremony close to the water, the hotel also has the Ocean Lawn and Terrace, which are just steps from the beach and directly face the Waikiki shoreline. For receptions, the property has The Monarch Room which includes a stage, dance floor and glass doors that open to the ocean; as well as The Regency Ballroom, to host receptions following the wedding.
Address: 2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
This stunning 10-acre property is located in Ko Olina and offers the natural beauty and spirit of Hawaii to incorporate into your wedding. You have the options of getting married barefoot on the beach, or you can have your ceremony and reception on the expansive grass lawn surrounded by tropical splendor. The estate can accommodate up to 1,700 guests and has lots of open space and good lighting – making it the perfect venue for taking lots of amazing photos.
Address: 92-1101 Ali’inui Drive, Kapolei, HI
3. St. Regis Princeville
Considered the most lavish and prestigious on the island of Kauai, the St. Regis Princeville is located on the North Shore and has several stunning parts of the property for hosting wedding ceremonies. Guests can opt for a barefoot wedding on the beach, or get married at Kamani Cove – a beach lawn that is sheltered b Kamani trees and is framed by a waterfall and the ocean. The Hanale’I Terrace is a cliff side location that offers Pacific Ocean views and is surrounded by lush tropical gardens, and the Bar Terrace offers infinity-designed water features that extend its view to Hanalei Bay. Receptions can be held in the Astor Ballroom, which hosts up to 500 guests, the Bay Terrace, Kamani Cove, as well as the Hanalei Suite – which is ideal for smaller parties of up to 60.
Address: 5520 Ka Haku Road, Princeville, HI
4. Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardens
Formerly a private estate, these gardens are now open to the public for special occasions and can accommodate weddings that range in size from an intimate ceremony to 200 people. This botanical paradise is located on the North Shore of Kauai and includes both formal and wild gardens, as well as a unique sculpture collection.
Address: 4101 Wailapa Road, Kilauea, HI
5. Olowalu Plantation
This historical address has a spacious lanai that overlooks a large oceanfront lawn that can be used for the actual ceremony as well as a catered reception. The main house on the property has a room where the bride can change, and also includes a kitchen for the caterer. The property can accommodate up to 200 guests and has plentiful parking.
Address: 810 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina, HI
6. Haiku Mill
Filled with over 150 years of history with roots in the island’s sugar cane industry, the legendary Haiku Mill is located on Maui’s north shore, off the famous Road to Hana. The property features a beautiful mix of French-inspired décor, ruins draped in vines, and gorgeous flora that includes banyan trees, jasmine and gardenia flowers. The grounds include a former sugar cane house where the bride and her bridesmaids can get ready, and antique chandeliers hang under the mango trees to create a truly ethereal feeling.
Address: 250 Haiku Road, Haiku, HI
7. Kealakekua Bay
Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kealakekua Bay is approximately 12 miles south off Kailua-Kona and is a popular site for weddings. Framed by black lava and frequented by dolphins, this stunning venue is the perfect place to exchange vows, followed by a reception at one of the nearby private states.
Address: Kealakekua Bay, South Kona, HI
This article was written by Kamala Kirk.