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 dishes up its own type of magical wedding locale. Here are seven of the best wedding venues on the islands.
Sunset Ranch sits on 30 acres of delicately-landscaped hills nestled between the mountains and glistening ocean. As guests arrive, the spectacular views of Oʻahu’s North Shore sets the scene. But it’s the open-beamed wooden farmhouse that really sets this venue apart.
Ko Olina Resort
The sprawling Ko Olina Resort is located along O’ahu’s sunny west shore. Four white sand lagoons are the highlight of the area and house various hotels, beach clubs, spas, and charming wedding chapels just steps away from the beach.
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 panoramic views of the ocean.
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 catered 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.
The rustic romance of the antique sugar mill ruins is matched by touches of Hawaii’s natural beauty. The main courtyard houses hanging vines, glittering chandeliers, and flowery trellises open to the elements. This enchanting location is one of a kind and seeped in the history of the island.
St. Regis Princeville
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 Makaha Mountain and—if you’re lucky—Na Molokama waterfalls in the distance. The sophisticated reception area opens up to a large lanai overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
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.