Need a place to get hitched? Here’s the lowdown on 11 great venues across the island:
BAILEY HOUSE MUSEUM
2375A Main St., Wailuku
Call Viola Yee at 808-244-3326
Mauimuseum.org / @MauiMuseum
With antique and vintage wedding themes all the rage, getting married in a historic building with natural Hawaiian botanical gardens is as authentic as you can get. There’s no minimum number of guests but you’re maxed out here at 100. Also, the place has to quiet down at 10pm as it’s in a residential neighborhood. There is parking on the premises and some of the street. Museum members receive extra discounts. Rental pricing starts at $175/hour.
The Bailey House was built in 1833, the first Western style structure of its kind in the Iao area. Soaking up the displays and history of the buildings as well as the beautiful art and artifacts is a bonus. They also have a hall that can be rented. The gardens are amazing and the lawn has a built-in rock-wall and grass stage. You bring your own entertainment and catering.
NAPILI KAI BEACH RESORT
5900 L. Honoapiilani Rd.
Call Faith Ompoy for location at 808-669-9540; Verna Biga for catering at 808-669-9512
Napilikai.com / Seahousemaui.com
@Napili_Kai / @seahousemaui
The Napili Kai retains their charming, thatched huts on the beach style. Open more than 50 years, no buildings grow higher than a coconut tree in the Napili Bay area.They have options for parties from 20 to 200 guests, but no wedding planner. Music has to end by 9:30pm. All food and beverage must be handled by the resort. There are no packages so you can design your own through their a la carte selections, and they have a handy list of vendors to help you with flowers, photos and planners. Location fees start at $500 for guests and $750 for kama‘aina.
The resort has several locations for your ceremony. The Aloha Pavillion is a gorgeous outdoor spot that can hold up to 250. Lani Point has a romantic and intimate ocean view spot for up to 12. The Bluff at Puna is an oceanfront lawn space and Plumeria Garden offers the fragrant canopy of these flowers for your party of up to 200. Want your feet in the sand while you say “I Do?” Napili Kai can help you get your DLNR permit for a spot right on the beach in Napili Kai.
ROYAL LAHAINA RESORT
2780 Keka‘a Dr., Ka‘anapali
Call Amy Johnston at 808-270-9775
The beautiful north side of Keka‘a Point offers the tropical and serene grounds of the Royal Lahaina. It’s the quieter side of Kaanapali, but with all the benefits of a big resort. Parking is no problem on the property and room rates start at a reasonable $155 for wedding parties, with available upgrades for the wedding couple. Royal Lahaina has an ocean-view ballroom and outdoor locations that are right on the beach in Ka‘anapali. They also offer incentives for kama‘aina.
The resort has a wedding department that offers great packages. They dial in details from leis to exchange, flowers, marriage license, canopy, music, professional photography, champagne toasts, wedding cakes and DJs. These range from $2,200 to $10,000, depending on the size of the party and amenities chosen, and you can add food and drink as well.
3850 Wailea Alanui
Call MaryAnn Bowman Blanchard, Senior Social Catering Manager at 808-891-3379
They can handle flowers, decor, ceremony, reception, selecting photographers, cinematography and musicians. They even pick up the bride’s dress for pressing and stay for the last dance of the evening. Kama‘aina are offered a 25 percent off discount. Packages start around $8,400. If you just want to reserve the chapel that starts around $4,600.
The Wailea Seaside Chapel was built on the property for weddings. It has New England architecture, Murano glass chandeliers, hand-crafted stained glass windows made by local artist Yvonne Cheng and mahogany floors. A lagoon surrounds the chapel and a beautiful gazebo is nearby and overlooks the ocean. Add-ons like butterflies and doves are just a call away. Their wedding team can create any theme you desire, and aren’t afraid to bring in items from elsewhere if they can’t find them locally. Outdoor parties can go until 10:30pm, but if you’re in their spacious ballroom you can party till 2am.
THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA
One Ritz-Carlton Dr., Kapalua,
Call Akiko Nakazato at 808-665-7208
Ritzcarlton.com/kapalua / @RitzCarlton
The Ritz Carton Kapalua takes full advantage of its rustic Westside location with no less than five scenic ceremony locations. The lava outcropping offers nature’s drama, while the Napili Lawn shows off the vista of Kapalua’s cliffs and Honolua Bay. For more traditional spots venture to the historic Honolua Chapel or and the nearby gazebo. There’s also the Beach House Lawn that overlooks DT Fleming Beach. Kama‘aina are offered their Tradewind package at $5,300, a $1,000 savings.
Every wedding here is assigned a personal wedding manager. Want to do a hula lesson for your bridal party? Did you forget the leis? Did you want a bagpiper or a Japanese koto player? There’s no request too big or small. Weather can be a concern in the area, so every wedding has a contingency plan with staff standing by to make it a smooth transition. If you want authentic Hawaiian touches you can tap into their full-time cultural advisor to help with details.
MAKENA BEACH & GOLF RESORT
5400 Makena Alanui
Call Gladys Sim-Avergonzado at 808-891-4041
Makenaresortmaui.com / @MakenaBeach
The resort lies in Makena sports a unique 16th fairway location on manicured lawns, a mountain vista spot with panoramic views, an atrium and koi ponds. Kama‘aina are offered 20 percent off discounts on all wedding menu items.
The culinary team is game to customize all food choices to your theme. Ranch-style weddings or other themes like Prohibition and the Roaring Twenties all can be very creative when thinking about food and drink options. The largest outdoor area can fit up to 3,000 guests.
SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA
2605 Ka‘anapali Pkwy.
Sheraton-maui.com / @SheratonMaui
The Sheraton boasts 23 acres of prime Ka‘anapali beach front at Keka‘a Point . They have six special wedding locations, which range from the sea cliffs atop Black Rock to their hoku rotunda. Menus and packages are full-service from license to cake and they have an on-staff wedding manager to help. Wedding packages vary, but all include ceremony location. Some even cover wedding night stays, or bridal get-ready rooms. There’s also plenty of self-parking.
Banquet menus are offered to kama‘aina at $60 per person for 50-plus guests. The spa has a wedding showroom to demo available decor, centerpieces, photography, linens, chairs and more. They even make rehearsal dinners and receptions easy, with pre-packaged options for parties in their restaurants with set menus.
KA’ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL
2525 Ka‘anapali Pkwy
Call Kristin Molina at 808-667-0164
Ka‘anapali’s most Hawaiian hotel does much more than just Hawaiian weddings. A recent Latin-themed wedding featured bright chair covers, pineapple drinks, ceviche and chips, Bird of Paradise centerpieces and a live band. Kama‘aina are offered discounts on their venue fees, and ceremony packages start at $1,575.
Wedding coordination is offered with your reservations at no extra charge. They can also schedule rehearsal dinners, wedding showers, private dinner parties and receptions at Sunday champagne brunch. The Maui Romance package at $6,035 includes rooms.
FOUR SEASONS RESORT MAUI AT WAILEA
3900 Wailea Alanui
@ FSMaui / Fourseasonsmaui.com
Their wedding team is savvy with details. You say, “vintage wedding” and they say, “chandeliers suspended in dining canopies in antique colors with delicate lace linen.” They have three basic packages ($6,400 and up) and all include ceremony, officiant, solo musician, photographer, license, bridal bouquet and boutonniere, petal pathway and white, padded chairs.
Is a wedding for two in order? The elopement package is good Monday through Thursday and costs just $5,400. When you plan a wedding at the Four Seasons, you can rest assured that you’re the only ceremony that day and you have the staff’s undivided attention.
THE WESTIN MAUI RESORT & SPA
2365 Ka‘anapali Pkwy.
Call Sarah Snyder, Weddings Manager, at 808-661-2921 or 808-662-2771
Westinmaui.com / @TheWestinMaui
This resort resides in the heart of Kaanapali beach and makes the best of its 12 acres there with waterfalls, gazebos, tropical birds and ballrooms. Wedding guests can create a registry that includes tickets to the Wailele Luau or dinner for two at the resort. Book your whole wedding party at the Westin and the wedding couple can enjoy upgrades to their room.
“Splash Into a New Beginning” is just one of their extraordinary ceremony settings at the top of their 128-foot waterslide. Couples can also get married under a waterfall. Kama‘aina rates for catering and rooms are also available.
THE WESTIN KA’ANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS
6 Kai Ala Drive, Ka‘anapali
Call Tom Florin, Events Manager, at 808-662-2630 or 808-667-3200
Westinkaanapali.com / @westinkorvillas
Outdoor weddings in the lush gardens on their 23 acres or private dinners at their award-winning dining spots are just some of the options at the Villas. Packages start at $1,275 for the “Simplicity” to $15,750 for their “Indulgence” package. Kama‘aina are offered special room rates.
West Maui usually has stunning weather, but in the case of a sudden shower the Villas have outdoor tenting that can be set up. Brides can prep in their villa rooms or at Spa Helani for head-to-toe pampering. You can also get your Honeymoon as a gift! The resort offers a Honeymoon Registry.