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May 19, 2018

Anna’s Ranch Wedding l Waimea, Hawaii

Anna’s Ranch Wedding

Anna Ranch Heritage Center

located in the heart of Waimea, Hawaii on the Big Island of Hawaii

Anna's ranch wedding couple kiss in field

The Anna Ranch Heritage Center is truly the perfect backdrop for weddings.

The venue features rustic historic buildings, gracious gardens full of flowers and tropical plant life, romantic secluded spots along beautiful streams of Hawaiian water, all nestled against the lush green hillside of gorgeous town of Waimea. Anna’s Ranch Weddings is a unique wedding venue in Hawaii. Imagine a surfing cowboy and you are getting close to the idea behind Anna’s Ranch Wedding.


If you had  Three words to describe Anna’s Ranch…

“Romantic, Historic and Rustic “


couple in field near Anna's Ranch Waimea
Annas Ranch Wedding venue

black and white photo of couple kissing in field in Waimea Hawaii

The Anna Ranch Heritage Center is truly the perfect backdrop for weddings, this stunning venue provides the most exquisite photo opportunities as it caters to the natural beauty of the venue.


Anna’s  Ranch Weddings Features

Rustic historic buildings

An abundance of gardens full of flowers

Tropical flora

Beautifully manicured lawn

 Romantic secluded spots

 Beautiful streams

All of this majestic beauty is set against the lush green hillside of the picturesque Waimea town.

Located in the town of Waimea, the Anna Ranch Heritage Center offers a lovely indoor wedding and reception space complete with beautiful French windows, a timeless and classic touch, provides a full kitchen as well as a cocktail/reception patio overlooking Wa‘iau‘ia stream.

The Anna Ranch Heritage Center offers several outdoor venue locations, acres of manicured lawns and gardens with ample parking and public facilities.

How many people can Anna’s Ranch Accommodate?

When a large elegant space is required, the front lawn of Anna’s Historic Home can accommodate up to 300 people under sunny Hawaiian skies, twinkling nighttime stars or in a beautifully decorated bridal tent anytime.

What type of Bride is best suited for Anna’s Ranch Weddings?

Perfect for the destination bride who loves nature, spirituality, historic architecture, with a tropical foliage backdrop

What type of ceremony and reception areas are available?

Anna’s Ranch features three outdoor ceremony locations:

Anna’s Front Lawn

The Orange Tree Grove


 Two reception areas

 Anna Hall (indoor)

Anna’s Front Lawn (outdoor)

tall grass and nature surrounding Anna's Ranch

Q& A with Makki, Anna’s Ranch Venue coordinator

What services do you offer at your wedding venue? 

 We are only the venue space providing exclusive use of our historical grounds and Anna Hall, along with parking and restroom accommodations.

Bride and groom take photo in field in Waimea

How does a couple customize their wedding?

 Our couples are able to create their wedding in it’s entirety, using the venues natural beauty as their canvas, we strive to create the most memorable and intimate occasion. Having such beautifully manicured grounds helps in that they don’t have to add much to the outside decor. We also work with numerous wedding vendors and are able to steer our couples towards the best local vendors given their vision to help create the perfect special day!

What are your backup rain options?

 In the event that it rains, Anna Hall serves as the optimal indoor space that can be utilized as a backup ceremony option. our average wedding here at the ranch is 150 guests, so an event tent is available to be used for the reception.

What sets your wedding location apart on the Big Island? 

What sets us apart from other island venues is that Anna Ranch is a non-profit charitable trust listed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places. We also only rent to one renter at a time providing an exclusive intimate setting for the couple, their friends and family. We are also reasonably priced.

What advice can you give to a bride and groom about getting married in Hawaii? 

Hawaii is the perfect location for a destination wedding allowing people to connect somewhere neutral and sometimes somewhere in the middle. And Hawaii Island is a location where wedding guests are able to choose from a gamut of options for different activities. Hawaii island offers 10 different climate zones for guests to explore. I would recommend taking advantage of what the island has to offer, and consider as there is so much more to experience than sunbathing on a beach and drinking Mai Tai’s.


Where did she get that floral headband?

Floral headband made by local artist. Order a one of a kind unique floral crown for your wedding or bridesmaids

Find her on Instagram@hamakua_pua 

To learn more about Anna’s Ranch Weddings, Visit their website for additional information


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