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Choosing your wedding venue is exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Here is a list of my favorite wedding venues located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. I choose to include these venues because I believe they are the most beautiful places to get married on Oahu.
My advice would be to take the time to explore the best Oahu wedding locations for you and your partner. Whether you’re a traditionalist or looking for a unique island setting or just something simple, there are many Hawaiian wedding venue options available. Oahu offers the most diverse set of options and accommodations compared to the other islands in Hawaii including beach, garden, mountains, resort, ranch, waterfall, cultural sites and a bit of tropical city life.
So, say Aloha to all the possibilities!
Kualoa Ranch is a lush tropical and green breathtaking wedding venue and the largest of its kind. The Ranch consists of over 4,000 acres and four distinct styles with many locations within the ranch to choose from. The venue is widely known for the filming Jurassic Park and many other major films. Kualoa Ranch consists of four styles of weddings including beach, garden, cultural site, and ranch style weddings.
The most coveted location is the Secret Island beach, it offers a picture-perfect venue for your private beach wedding. The garden weddings at Kualoa combine indoor-outdoor elegance with breath-taking views and exclusive privacy. Most popular sites include Palikū Gardens and Moli‘i Gardens. For Paliku Gardens, you also have the ability to add on up to 100 horses in the adjacent pasture.
Kualoa Ranch offers a cultural wedding site where you can exchange vows on ancient cultural sites such as Hale Nanea Pavilion which sits on the edge of a 125-acre Ancient Hawaiian Fishpond. Kualoa also offers Ranch Style weddings its Ranch House Terrace or Ka‘a‘awa Valley which anchor Kualoa as an authentic Hawaiian ranch dating back to the 1800s.
The Four Seasons Ko’olina is a luxury resort-style vibe with countless options inside the resort choose from including Ocean Lawn, Wedding Hale (Chapel), Lurline Lawn & Room, Malolo Room, Ocean Ballroom & Foyer, Pohaku Point, Waterscape, The Island, Hale Wa’a and Noe. I really love the lagoon surrounding the hotel. It makes for a very relaxing environment.
Pro Tip: They may have one of the best venues for sunsets on the whole island.
Sunset Ranch offers breathtaking ocean and island views, expansive outdoor venues, a rustic indoor barn, elegant tropical gardens, and newly renovated guest suites make Sunset Ranch the most exquisite wedding venue in Hawaii.
Sunset Ranch is an exclusive 30-acre estate on the North Shore of Oahu, with views of the entire northwest side of the island. The estate is extremely private and provides a wide variety of venues, indoor and outdoor, for any occasion. Event clients are provided exclusive access to the estate and may use one or all six venues on site for the entire duration of their event. When combined with two elegant guest suites, exceptional customer service, and other property amenities, Sunset Ranch is the event venue of choice in Hawaii.
Dillingham Ranch is a historic 2,700-acre property located in Mokuleia on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Located near the historic surf town of Haleiwa, this one-of-a-kind destination includes approximately 19 acres of oceanfront land and extends to the ridgeline adjacent to the Mokuleia Forest Reserve and the Waianae Mountains, offering views of Kaena Point and the world famous surfing beaches of the North Shore.
This spectacular estate consists of famous polo grounds, a premier equestrian center and the largest coconut tree grove in Hawaii. Dillingham Ranch also offers sandy beaches to mountain terrain and acres of open green space scattered with coconut trees, monkey pods and rare plant species indigenous to Hawaii. Peacocks and ducks flutter around the grounds while horses and cows graze in the fields. Visitors can enjoy horseback riding, surfing, hiking
parasailing while experiencing local culture and history, all in one truly special place.
located in the Kaneohe hillside is another special restaurant with gardens. The atmosphere at Haiku Gardens is magical and is such a hidden gem in Oahu for your locals and destination brides alike. Haiku Gardens is located on the east side of Oahu, in Kanhoe. The venue showcases a breathtaking botanical Garden and a beautiful, open-air Tahitian Chapel. The restaurant sits up top and overlooks a grassy garden and large pond area below.
The Hawaii Polo Club is an exclusive oceanfront polo field is located on Oahu’s beautiful North Shore. The views consist of the majestic Waianae mountain range and clear waters of the Pacific Ocean creating an ideal blend of rugged natural beauty and high-class style for your special occasion.
Affectionately known to many as “The Pink Palace of the Pacific,” The Royal Hawaiian is a legendary icon of luxury.
In the heart of the famous Waikiki Beach, The iconic Royal Hawaii Wedding Venue offers Garden, Beach and Indoor areas to host a vibrant event. The beachside venues at The Royal Hawaiian include The Ocean Lawn & Terrance, Azure210 and the Kamehameha Suite. The Royal Hawaiian garden venues offer a coconut grove and Helumoa Gardens. The indoor ballroom style options include the Monarch Room and Regency Room. The Royal Hawaiian offers ocean view luxurious rooms, a spa, and phenomenal dining experience. With a historic ambiance that can be dressed to any occasion, a stage, a dance floor, and glass doors opening onto the lawn with a view of Diamond Head and the translucent ocean.
Pro Tip: If you want to keep all your guests in the same hotel during your stay this is a great option.
The Kahala Hotel & Resort is a luxury resort located on the island of Oahu in Honolulu’s exclusive residential area of Kahala. The resort unveils itself at the end of Kahala Avenue set on a pristine white sand beach, just ten minutes from the world-class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki. The Kahala offers a stunning range of locations and menu options. The offer wedding packages and staff that can help with every single detail, from the wedding cake to flower arrangements.
The Kahala offers both outdoor and Indoor Wedding Locations include The Maile Ballroom, Maile Ballroom including Foyer, Waialae Ballroom, Kahala o Ke Kai
Pro Tip: The have Dolphins!
This facility is nestled deep in Ko’olau’s forest conservation land and provides an elegant, serene environment unique to any other venue of its kind in the world.
With magnificent panoramic views, a variety of delicious cuisine, and excellence in
service, the Ko’olau Ballrooms & Conference Center is everything you imagine paradise to be. Koolau Ballrooms offers three ceremony locations; Outdoor Garden, Indoor waterfall and the Koʻolau Vista. The three reception sites Koolau offers are the Grand Ballroom, Glass Ballroom, and Mauka & Makai.
An exclusive boutique destination wedding venue located in Kailua, Hawaii, overlooking Kailua Bay. Male’ana Gardens offers an atmosphere of rare beauty and tranquility for intimate celebrations of up to 20 guests. This wedding venue blends old-style Hawaiian elegance with the magic of a European garden. At Male’ana gardens they offer three locations; the main gardens, Cabana and the Enchanted Bungalow.
If the description of the venue has not won you over yet, the food will defiantly willTheirre moto for the cuisine is “Simple, Fresh, Local” and offer the best of locally-grown, farm-direct produce, gourmet food using only fresh, high-quality, seasonal ingredients delicately combined with traditional spices.
Nestled in the heart of Oʻahu’s renowned North Shore, Waimea Valley’s world-class botanical gardens and wide variety of indoor and outdoor spaces is an ideal setting for a truly memorable occasion. Found nowhere else on Oʻahu, our natural backdrops and surroundings are unique to the Valley, attracting elaborate Hollywood blockbusters and weddings, to intimate, candlelit gatherings. From our breathtaking waterfall to lush, green meadows, Waimea Valley is a location unlike any other.
Waimea Valley offers in-house catering by the Ke Nui Kitchen catering. Ke Nui Kitchen uses and all ingredients are locally sourced from surrounding farms and use practices that are environmentally sound.
Waimea Valley offers multiple wedding venue options and many include open air coverage (so you don’t need to rent a tent). Waimea Valley Wedding locations include the Main Lawn, Palm Meadow, Pikake Pavilion, Proud Peacock, Upper Meadow, Hale Ho’ike and Yes, an amazing waterfall.
Hale Ho’ike is Waimea Valley’s most popular ceremony venue for couples seeking a sheltered yet purely natural setting with a lily pond on one side and the golden bamboo grove on the other, Gentle breezes flow through the covered open-air space. Hale Ho’ike is also available as a “Plan B” option in case of inclement weather.
Turtle Bay is a gorgeous hotel out in the countryside. Turtle Bay Ocean Front Pavilion, Kuilima Point, Stables Beach, Kuilima Cove, Bay View Beach Point
Located in the famous Waikiki Beach, The Hilton Hawaiian Village is a great option The AKALĀ Chapel & Gazebo,
White Beach Chapel
Why Hawaiian Village?
Romantic ceremonies – offering awe-inspiring indoor and outdoor spaces
Elegant reception venues – from intimate dinners to grand receptions
Perfect honeymoons – create unforgettable moments at our resort
Mandara Spa and salon – featuring a full menu of tranquil spa services
South Pacific Ballroom
La Pietra is a unique wedding venue and is an independent college preparatory school for girls. The campus boasts architecture reminiscent of an Italian villa, and its peace above Waikiki offers guests extraordinary views of the ocean and city. The venue can host up to 300 guests.
Lanikūhonua Wedding venue is an 11 acres of beautifully maintained and well-manicured grounds are available for small, intimate affairs as well as large gala events. Lanikuhonua has three venue options. The first venue location is Ani Ani Ku, can accommodate up to 700 people. The second venue location is Kaʻula, is the largest site, with room for up to 1,000 guests. The third venue location is Haʻalea, is the smallest site size, with room for up to 100 guests
Surrounded by tropical gardens, the bluest lagoons, rugged coastlines and majestic mountain ranges, Paradise Cove offers three unique and distinct locations for your ceremony. Each corner of paradise reflects not only the beauty of Hawai‘i but the beauty of your happiness and commitment.
Located against the beautiful ocean lagoon at Paradise Cove. It is the perfect location with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and a perfect backdrop for an idyllic, private setting. From an intimate of a ceremony to a large affair, we can make your dream a reality in the Beach Gardens at Paradise Cove.
The venues at Paradise cove include Beach Gardens, Imu Gardens, Ocean Gardens, Paradise Cove Beach, The Point at Paradise Cove. Each venue offers authentic Hawaiian or Polynesian entertainment.
Nutridge Estate is a hidden gem with a great view. The Nutridge Estates began as a sweet potato farm to macadamia nut farm into to a wedding venue. The farm was built in 1920’s Design with Hawaiian Style. The Nutridge Estates offer amazing local food, Luau’s and Shows.
I love to help give advice and feedback on the many fantastic wedding venues throughout all the Hawaiian Island. Feel free to ask.