With the warm sun, cool surf, and picturesque scenery, Hawaii is the wedding destination many couples dream about. Most couples, however, don’t realize just how much Hawaii has to offer.
If you’re fixed on the Aloha State but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve assembled a list of the top 10 Hawaii wedding venues. Each one has something unique to offer and compliment a range of vibes, guest sizes, and wedding themes. You’re sure to find a venue that makes your dreams come true.
1 Puakea Ranch
The Big Island feels like a natural place to kick off our list of wedding venues in Hawaii. Puakea Ranch offers packages that accommodate 4 to 125 guests, Puakea Ranch offers couples a historic Plantation Era experience. This beautiful Hawaii wedding option comes complete with all of the quintessential scenery you would expect with the addition of horses and an old growth monkey pod tree.
This isn’t just a wedding venue. The folks at Puakea Ranch are wedding professionals prepared to meet all of your expectations.
2 Kona Beach Bungalows
The Big Island comes through once again. Kona Beach Bungalows is the best place to get married in Hawaii for couples who also want to take advantage of tourist attractions like volcano tours and manta ray adventures.
Five luxury houses (Yes, you can book all 5!) can host up to 34 overnight guests, boasting an on-site lava rock saltwater pool and Jacuzzi and gorgeous ceremony and reception settings.
3 Kukahiko Estate
Moving on to Maui we find a charming generational family property. The grounds are absolutely stunning, and if you plan your date carefully you’ll be able to enjoy giant sea turtles and whale watching during your stay.
Beyond the beauty, the planners at Makena Weddings are pure professionals. They clearly take pride in every wedding they are involved with and have the execution process down to a science.
4 Olowalu Plantation House
Our next Maui destination is one of the most exclusive wedding locations in Hawaii. One of the reasons it’s so desirable is Olowalu’s historical significance. Recognized as Maui’s “crown jewel” coral reef system, the area is home to the largest gathering of Manta Rays in the country.
Rather than offering in-house wedding services, the Olowalu Plantation House has nurtured relationships with a variety of vendors, allowing you to pick and choose what works for you.
5 Haiku Gardens
This Maui venue, in particular, has a lot to offer. With all of the brilliant vegetation, a Ko’olau Mountains backdrop, and a reputation for great food, Haiku Gardens will not disappoint.
This venue is equipped with budget-friendly wedding coordinators and multiple ceremony options with enough space for 50 to 175 guests. This includes an indoor space for couples concerned about the weather, which is incredibly convenient.
6 Haiku Mill
The last Maui option on our list of destination weddings in Hawaii is the Haiku Mill. Built on the remains of a functioning sugar mill, this venue offers eclectic charm. Natural botanicals are paired with a rustic cottage, Parisian decor, and old world European styling.
The grounds and creative menus will make up to 120 guests feel like they’ve traveled back in time.
7 Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens
Jumping over to Kauai (the Garden Isle), we find oceanfront luxury. The couple can host up to 150 guests who will be treated to waterfalls, lagoons, the iconic Poinciana Maze, and a diverse variety of natural surroundings. As a private estate that has been opened to the public, the entire property has been immaculately preserved with plenty to offer for even the most discerning couples.
Stunning settings only begin to scratch the service. High-quality locales combined with on-site amenities, catering, planning services, and entertainment, Na Aina Kai has secured its place as one of the best wedding venues in Hawaii.
8 The Dillingham Ranch
Oahu is a very popular tourist destination, making it the most densely populated Hawaii wedding location in the state. Although there is a lot of competition, the Dillingham Ranch stands out.
Although the 2700 acre land (of which 19 are oceanfront) has a lot to offer every type of couple (like polo grounds, an equestrian center, and coconut tree groves), this space is especially attractive to adventure seekers. Nearby adventures include surfing, shark cages, and skydiving just to name a few.
9 Waimea Valley
Waimea Valley is positioned on sacred ground, making our final Oahu venue one of the most magical places to get married in Hawaii. Whether you are working with a small (50) or large (up to 300) guest list, one of their 8 unique settings are sure to satisfy.
The scenery alone is enough to justify booking this location. Their handcrafted menus bring it over the top.
Author: Natalia Bayeva
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