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March 4, 2019

Male’ana Gardens is the Perfect Venue for your Intimate Wedding

 Male’ana Gardens is the Perfect Venue for

your Intimate Wedding

Are you looking for the perfect option for your small intimate Hawaiian wedding? Do you like nice things? Are you the kind of person who enjoys superb service and attention to detail? Do you also love eating award-winning farm to table cuisine?

Well, There is an amazing beachside private estate with a gorgeous tropical garden located in the heart of Kailua Beach. It’s kinda Hawaii’s best-kept secret wedding spot.

It’s the wedding venue that Waikiki doesn’t want you to know about.

In fact, Male’ana Gardens was recently named one of 11 Gorgeous Intimate Wedding Venues in the United States by Sunset Magazine. 

Here are 6 reasons why Male’ana Gardens is

the perfect wedding destination venue for

your intimate wedding.

What makes Male’ana Gardens such a perfect venue?

 Male’ana Gardens is a perfect choice for your intimate wedding is that you can exchange your vows in the privacy of the garden and then celebrate with your closest friends and relatives in the open air cabana surrounded by fragrant flowers, palms trees, and then walk to the ocean for sunset photos. PERFECT!

couple walking on kailua beach drone shot

1. The location

If I could describe Male’ana’s Garden Wedding location in three words. It would be..

Beach. Garden. Privacy

Male’ana Gardens is a private estate located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu in the heart of Kailua Beach. This is the perfect location to have a small intimate Hawaiian wedding among lush greenery. Male’ana Gardens is a piece of paradise.


It showcases over 3,000 varieties of plants while being only steps away from Kailua Beach. Male’ana Gardens is an intimate and peaceful setting that can host up to 20 people.

2.  Wedding Planning

Male’ana Gardens is an Intimate Wedding Venue whether it’s you and your soon-to-be husband or a few close friends and family, Male’ana Garden offers customized luxury and relaxation. Male’ana Gardens offers wedding and elopement packages that are perfect for your Hawaiian destination wedding.

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3. Intimate Experience

The Owner Cheri Brazwell says that the venue only hosts a handful of weddings per month so they can ensure impeccable service in all aspects and preserve the lush vegetation on the property.

The gardens pride their wedding venue as an extraordinary wedding venue for couples who want a relaxed atmosphere and a personal, heartfelt connection for their wedding celebration.

4. Accommodations

A part of the property includes a finely decorated bungalow. It is included in the wedding package for the bride, groom, families, and friends to enjoy during the wedding and the reception. There are options to extend your stay on the property fora honeymoon.

5. The Food

You are most likely a foodie and so are your friends, So I am sure you want to celebrate with scrumptious, food. Male’ana Garden venue offers. Chef Jason who is a local Kailua food extraordinaire who prepares each dish with his culinary philosophy:

“Simple, Fresh, Local.”


 Some of the favorites on the menu include;

A. Local Island Ahi Tartare, Toasted Nori, Shiso Leaf,

B. Burgundy Braised Short Ribs, slow roasted baby tomatoes, truffle demi-glaze.

C. Wok Seared Kauai Prawns, cognac butter sauce.


6. Rentals

What is unique to Male’ana Gardens is that offer amazing rentals that are on-site. They pride themselves on offering gorgeous wine glasses, plates, napkins, linens to make a tablescape fit for Pinterest.

The quality of their pieces kinda makes you feel like royalty. One added bonus is the open air covered cabana. It allows you to not have to rent a tent in the slight possibility of rain.

Sky and Reef Photography specializes in Weddings, Elopements, Engagements and Family Photography. We would love to hear from you. Just send us a message.

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Male’ana Gardens is the perfect choice to host your intimate wedding in Hawaii.

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  1. Krystin says:

    Good evening,

    I am curious to know what I’d your pricing. I am looking to get married on Oahu at the start of the new year or so. I am in the military and will be eloping with under 20 people

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