Not all tropical wedding destinations are created equally. Yes, there are other islands with more pristine beaches, closer to the mainland. But nowhere can match the unique mix of culture, beauty, and history of Hawaii.
The Hawaii Islands are home to jaw dropping natural landscapes. They offer beaches, rainforests, lush canyons, rolling plains, and snow capped volcanos. Each can be found on almost every one of the islands. Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai are all fantastic choices. Every island has a different combination of wedding venues and natural attractions. There is surely an island for every taste.
Hotel Wailea, Maui
Any of these Hawaii wedding venues would make for a gorgeous wedding experience. Yes, Hawaii offers plenty of traditional wedding venues for big celebrations with family and friends. But It’s best known for smaller romantic elopements. Either way, you can’t go wrong!
Sunset Over East Maui
There are so many incredible spots on Maui for intimate elopements. You can get married above the clouds on Haleakala, the volcano that makes up most of the island. Drive on the road to Hana and say “I do” in a tropical rainforest next to a waterfall or fresh water pool. Of course there is always the plethora of gorgeous beaches that surround Maui. It’s not too hard to find a secluded spot by the water, away from the crowds.
O’ahu is home to the biggest population of any Hawaiian island and many of its most iconic sites. Pearl Harbor, Waikiki Beach, Diamondhead, and the Banzai Pipeline come to mind. Don’t let any of that fool you though. There is plenty of natural beauty and awesome wedding venues to go around.
Honolulu is home to several great hotels with an urban meets paradise feel. The northern side of O’ahu has breathtaking cliffside locations and beach venues. Put those iconic landmarks to use and make them a part of your wedding experience.
Waimea Canyon – Kauai
Many regard Kauai as the most beautiful of all the Hawaii Islands. It has a pretty limited amount of options for large wedding venues or venues in general. What it lacks in amenities, it more than makes up for with spectacular nature. Kauai is the top choice for adventure elopements and is great for smaller weddings too.
The island features wonderful beaches, towering waterfalls (Jurassic Park anyone?), and rugged geography. Kauai is home to Waimea Canyon, otherwise known as “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” It’s something not found on any other island and is an unforgettable elopement spot.
Hawaii (The Big Island)
A few favorite venues for Hawaii destination weddings include:
Montage Kapalua Bay
Sugar Beach Events
Olowalu Plantation House
The Ritz Carlton Kapalua
Na ‘Āina Kai Botanical Gardens
The Beach House
Grand Hyatt Kauai
Ritz Carlton Waikiki Beach
The Royal Hawaiian Resort
Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina
Hawaii (Big Island)
Hilton Waikoloa Village
The Fairmont Orchid
Four Seasons Lanai
Planning a destination wedding in Hawaii? I’d love to be there and capture every moment. I will help guide you when needed, but also step back and document the day as if you were all alone. Get in touch now and let’s start the adventure.