Wedding Locations for Hawaii, Kauai, Maui & Oahu
Hawaiian Wed serves the 4 main Hawaiian Islands: Maui, Oahu, Kauai and Hawaii (aka the Big Island). Most of our weddings are held on a beautiful beach but we do have other options including gardens, waterfalls and churches. Beach weddings require a permit but do not worry as each of our packages includes the necessary permits. One thing everyone should know is that each Island has a rainy side and a dry side. You should consider this when planning both your stay and the ceremony. Our travel expert can get you there, consulting with you to choose the “right” place at a great price. Hawaiian Wed owner and travel coordinator Mark Steffan says “if you have over a week to stay and have not been to Hawaii you should consider a multi Island trip”. Often our couples will marry on One Island and travel to the next for their honeymoon. Below you’ll find a list and map of the Islands and some of their characteristics. We also list the names of some of the more popular beach wedding locations for each Island. Ask our expert which will best suit you?
You will find Kauai to be the most tropical and romantic of the Hawaiian Islands. If you were to ask us which Hawaiian Island to marry on we would definitely suggest the Island of Kauai. It is an outdoorsman’s paradise with adventure and discovery around every corner. The top 3 beach locations are Shipwreck Beach, Lydgate Beach Park and Hanalai Bay. Most people stay in the Poipu/Koloa area on the South shore or Kapaa on the Eastern shore and Princeville in the north. Some features
- Beautiful beach locations on the north, south and eastern shores.
- Probably the most romantic Island. Gorgeous scenery and less people.
- Private waterfall and garden locations available.
The Island of Oahu is the state capitol and where the majority of Hawaii’s population lives. Here you can play in Waikiki, visit the famed north shore and witness big wave surfing or visit historical Pearl Harbor. The majority of flights land on Oahu at the Honolulu International Airport. This is also where most people then travel to one of the other Hawaiian Islands. There are many great wedding locations throughout the Island. The most popular are Duke Kahanamoku beach in Waikiki, Waialae beach park near Diamond Head, Makapu’u and one of the most photographed sites in Hawaii, Lanikai beach. Some features include:
- Many great beach wedding sites to choose from.
- American History seen firsthand at the memorials and museums in Pearl Harbor.
- Visit or stay at the Legendary Waikiki Beach area and Witness Big winter waves of the famous North Shore.
The Island of Maui to me is the perfect blend of busier Oahu and the more tropical and laid back Kauai. It definitely has some of the best beaches in the world. In winter you can see Humpback whales breaching and splashing from shore. This is mainly a December to March event. There are 2 main areas where people stay and have their wedding. The South shore is the drier side of the Island where people stay and include the towns of Kihei, Wailea and Makena. On the West side of the island people stay in Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kahana, Napili and Kapalua. On the South shore we usually suggest Makena Surf beach as the best beach wedding site and Kapalua Bay on the West side. Some features include:
- Fabulous Beach wedding sites with the best being Kapalua Bay and Makena.
- You can explore Historic Lahaina town and Maui’s whaling past.
- For spectacular scenery take the long and winding road to Hana and the Haleakala Crater.
HAWAII’S BIG ISLAND
The Big Island of Hawaii appropriately gets it name as it is bigger than all of the other islands combined. Some people get confused as it is the name of the particular Island and also the name of the State. The Big Island has 11 of the world’s 13 climactic zones. You will find sandy beaches below snowcapped mountains. The world’s longest active volcano holds an interest for many travelers. The 2 main tourist areas are in Kailua Kona and the Kohala coast and the Hilo area. Most people stay on the “Kona” side of the Island where there are more hotels, restaurants and beaches. Our favorite beach locations include Old Airport beach, Kukio, A-Bay, Beach 69 and Hapuna. Some features include:
- See a black sand beach and Snorkel, scuba, or fish off the Kona Coast.
- Visit Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano in Hawaii Volcano’s National Park.
- Witness the most famous triathlon in October.
Hawaii Wedding Locations
Call Hawaiian Wed Owner Mark Steffan at 808-268-8339 for guidance in selecting your Hawaiian Island and the right location or venue for your wedding.