The 7 Best Wedding Venues on the Islands of Hawaii

Ulua Lagoon, the first of four lagoons, lies close to the stunning Ko Olina resort on Leeward Oahu
Ulua Lagoon, the first of four lagoons, lies close to the stunning Ko Olina resort on Leeward Oahu | © Leigh Anne Meeks / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo of Kalena McElroy
29 October 2020

Couples from around the world are drawn to Hawaii for its undeniably romantic atmosphere and irresistible charm. Whether a rustic ranch or luxury beachfront hotel, each of the Hawaiian islands specializes in its own type of magical wedding venue. Here’s Culture Trip’s guide to seven of the best.


Kualoa Ranch

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Horses on Kualoa Ranch - Oahu, Hawaii
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Couples can choose to tie the knot at four very different locations on the ranch – on a pier overlooking an ancient Hawaiian fishpond, in a garden surrounded by horses, on the white sand of Secret Beach or in the picturesque Kaʻaʻawa Valley. The guests will be stunned by the towering Koʻolau Mountains and the incredible sweeping views of the ocean.

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    Hotel Wailea

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    This five-star hotel offers a private lawn with sweeping views of Maui with Molokini Crater off in the distance. As the sun sets, guests dine on seasonal dishes created by local chefs in the ballroom or al fresco. A wooden treehouse hidden within the mango and avocado branches provides the perfect place for a romantic photo opportunity.
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    St Regis Princeville

    Entrance to the St. Regis Princeville Resort, with mountains with waterfall in distance
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    The St Regis Princeville wedding venue is one of the most luxurious in all of Hawaii. The ceremony takes place beachside under two towering kamani trees with the Na Molokama Makaha Mountain and various waterfalls in the distance. The sophisticated reception area opens up to a large lanai overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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    Big Island

    Volcano House


    A wedding at Volcano House is like no other. This unique venue is not fancy by any means, but is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Take photos throughout the geologic area, watch the glow of the lava as the sun sets and hold the reception on the crater rim overlooking the active volcano. The bride and groom can then honeymoon out in the wilderness in a rustic treehouse hidden in the Hawaiian rainforest – some even include a fireplace, terrace with a hot tub and an outdoor shower.

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    Thinking of heading out to Hawaii for a vacation? Check out Culture Trip’s pick of the best hotels on the Big Island.

    These recommendations were updated on October 29, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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