Hawaii Wedding Locations Guide

Aloha!  Well, I’m off soaking up the sun and eating papaya and pineapple in Hawaii right now.

With wedding season approaching and the fact that I’m in Hawaii, I’m reminded of the wedding sites we had looked at (and actually visited!) to get married.  Yep, we had planned to fly to Hawaii and have a wedding… but then, well, destination weddings are really hard to plan.

Since I still have the pictures, I thought I’d share them with everyone.  I know there are brides still looking and I thought this might help with choosing some locations.

The Ritz Carlton Maui

A beautiful wedding on the beach at sunset.

The Four Seasons Maui….

 Private Estate…

The Four Seasons Lanai at Manele Bay

With this view as your backdrop…

And this as your reception…

The Four Seasons Lanai at Koele Lodge… 

Four Seasons Luau grounds as a reception…

The beautiful white chapel at the Hilton in Honolulu (called the Ocean Crystal Chapel)

The inside of the white chapel! 

Private Estate #2 on Maui

Private Estate #3…

Grand Hyatt Kauai

The Aulani in Oahu

The Haiku Mill on Maui

 The St. Regis Princeville in Kauai

Or just any quiet beach with some beautiful flowers at your feet…

The problem I had with the resorts was that everyone could watch your wedding.  The wedding sites were on the beach with all of the beach goers right behind you most of the time.  I don’t want to see a fat guy in a speedo in the backdrop of my wedding pictures!!  Also, the hotels look down on the sites and we could hear people yelling from the windows. Not romantic to me!

That’s why we looked at private estates.  But, the problem with private estates is that… well, they are houses. So it’s hard to have a big party at a house.

The other thing was cost. However, now looking back on it, I think Hawaii would have been much cheaper!

I think I’ll share my pictures I had saved of tropical wedding bouquets in a future post, as it will just give us all an excuse to look at pretty flowers!!

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Written by Orange Blossom at http://peoniesandorangeblossoms.blogspot.com


  1. April 20, 2014 / 10:34 pm

    Wow! What beautiful pictures! Can't wait it see your photos of Hawaii? Have a wonderful time.

  2. May 1, 2014 / 5:55 pm

    i totally know what you mean with other people watching your wedding. we discovered kapalua bay beach in maui, and loved it. we went twice to watch the sunset there, and the first time there were 2 weddings taking place (awkward?) and the other night just one. thanks for the gorgeous pictures!

  3. May 12, 2014 / 5:42 am

    Beach wedding locations are always awesome and those wedding venues provide a special beauty to wedding. It also provide a special romantic environment to both bride and groom.

  4. October 28, 2014 / 8:47 am

    Wow! Fabulous location for vows! Thank you dear for showing these beautiful views of locations in this blog. It is really amazing to see all these places. Please give estimates of some of the locations to hire for renewing wedding vows.