Big Island Wedding Venue Guide

kona wedding locations


 Planning A destination wedding on Hawaii can seem a bit daunting but this Big Island Wedding Guide is here to help simplify your planning and help you choose a venue.

Whether you are considering a  lavish reception under the stars, ringed by tropical palms your wedding is your own can be as grand and elegant as you wish, or as simple and relaxed as a barefoot ceremony in the sand.

Have you dreamed of getting married in Hawaii?



If you love the outdoors and adventure and perfect weather then Hawaii is your island to get married on. This guide showcases wedding venues that have lush tropical gardens, rolling green mountains, beach houses, luxury oceanfront resorts, ranch style, historic, and lava fields.

IS THE BIG ISLAND THE BEST HAWAII ISLAND FOR MY DESTINATION WEDDING?



A handful of years ago, I was a bride looking to get married on the Big Island. I had a certain checklist that I wanted but there wasn't really a handy guide that wasn't an advertisement.

I knew I wanted to get married on the Big Island, But, I wanted to see all the island had to offer. From small historic hidden chapel's tucked in the mountainside to luxury resorts to the Zen Bed and Breakfasts.

 I have been to a visited, photographed and created this easy to compare guide to help highlight the attributes of each venue located on Kona side of the Big Island.

This guide was created to help sort through all the venues based on cost, vibe and special attributes to help you customize your wedding day.

I WAS A DESTINATION BRIDE!

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Features:
Kona Side
Lush Tropical Garden
 Lava Rocks
Sandy Beaches
 5 Separate Ceremony locations
 3 Reception Locations
 Golf Cart photo session
 Eco-friendly
West facing Sunsets

$$$ 

Luxury. Customizable. Oceanfront.

Four Seasons Hualalai

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Features:
This is a relaxing private coffee lovers paradise
 Breathtaking Views
 Romantic and Private
 Lush Garden
 Rich woods
 Infinity pool
180-degree views of the Kona Coast
Open Air Pavilion
 Top of the line service.
110 GUESTS

*You can rent the whole Inn out for the wedding!

$$$ 

Boutique hotel. Zen. Ocean Views

Holualoa Inn

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Features:
All-inclusive Wedding Packages
Oceanfront
 Seven Scenic Outdoor Wedding Locations
Ballroom
Golf

onsite:
Spa- Hair & makeup
Expert Planners
 Caterers & Bakery
Decor





$$ 

All-inclusive Packages. Oceanfront.

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

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Features:
Sandy Beach 
Water Trolly
Luau
Spa
 Golf
 Water sports

Wedding Packages include: catering, cakes, decor, planner, spa, and honeymoon



$$

All inclusive. Resort Experiences. Oceanfront.

WAikoloa Hilton village

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Photo courtesy WAIKOLOA HILTON VILLAGE

Features:
22 acres of Outdoor Ocean Front Wedding Venues
Wedding Chapel
Spa
Wedding Packages

Planning
Catering

$$ 

All inclusive. Chapel. Ocean Front 

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

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Photo Courtesy SHERATON KONA RESORT & SPA AT KEAUHOU BAY

Features:
Married on the sand
Ballroom
Signature Packages
Indoor/Outdoor Options
Lush Tropical Garden
 Golf 
Discounted Room Rates for Guest
TURTLE POINT -lawn Oceanside
COCONUT GROVE -toes in the sand




$$$ 

Luxury. Ballroom. Oceanfront. 

Fairmont Orchid, Hawai'i 

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Wedding packages

Photo Courtesy Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

Features:
Kona Side
Wedding Packages
Oceanfront Ceremonies
Sandy Beach
Manicured Gardens
Indoor/Outdoor Options
Golf
Spa 




$$ 

Full-service. Oceanfront. Newly Renovated

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

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Photo Courtesy THE WESTIN HAPUNA BEACH RESORT

Wedding at Mauna Lani Features:
Newly Renovated

13 indoor and outdoor event spaces
Spa
Ocean front
Sandy Beach
Fish pond
Sophisticated Garden 
Golf


$$$ 

Opening November 2019

Mauna Lani Bay

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photo  courtesy Mauna Lani, Auberge Resort Collection

Best Kona Hotel & resorts Wedding venue

Features:
Historic
Mountains
Not Touristy
Non-profit Community Space
River runs through the Venue
Garden
Indoor/Outdoor Options
Mountain Biking

$     
 Romantic. Rustic. Historic.

Anna's Ranch

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Kahuna Ranch Wedding Features:
Rolling Green Hills
Working Ranch
Barn
Ocean View Lawn
Ranch Chapel
Horse back Riding
Wedding Planning
Party til Midnight


$$
Rolling hills. Barn. Ranch Chapel

Kahuna Ranch

 Wedding packages

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Sunshower Farms Wedding Features:

 8-acre Kona coffee farm
Sustainable farming
FARM-TO-TABLE
BYOB venue
Fireworks!

 Hire any vendors 
Fire dancers
Hula
Henna art
fresh coconut sellers
Lei Makers
Mixologist



Affordable. Eco-Friendly. Unique

Sunshower Farms

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Puakea Ranch Wedding Features:
Plantation style house
Ranch 
Ocean views
Horses
Animals
Massage

*You can rent the whole Ranch for Family and Friends to stay at for the wedding!

$
Plantation-Ranch. Ocean View. Trees

Puakea Ranch

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Best Ranch Wedding Venues Hawaii

Waipio Valley Wedding Features:

This is my favorite beach on the island!

*Must have four wheel drive
 Kaluahine Falls
Large green valley
soft black sand

Perfect Beach Elopement location




Waterfall. Black Sand Beach. Wild Horses

Waipio Valley

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Mauna Kea Beach Wedding Features:

Kona Side
Located next to Mauna Kea Hotel
Soft sand
Gorgeous Water


AKA Kaunaoa Beach

Mauna Kea Beach

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Kukio Beach Wedding Features:

White Sand
 Black Lava Rocks
Sea Turtles
Near Four Seasons 


Kukio Beach

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Best BIg island Beach wedding locations 

Mokuaikaua Church Wedding Features:


Located in the heart of Kailua Kona
Oceanfront Venue
Made of Stone
Church was built in 1837
Koa and Ohia wood

$

Oceanfront. Historic. Chapel

mokuaikaua Church

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KONA HAWAII MORMON TEMPLE Features:

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS

MORMON’S REJOICE! THERE IS A BEAUTIFUL MORMON TEMPLE LOCATED ON THE BIG ISLAND NOT FAR FROM KAILUA KONA TOWN CENTER. WEDDING TEMPLE. CEREMONY LOCATION ONLY.




Religious. Tropical. Centralized location.

Kona Hawaii MOrmon Temple

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Features:
Built 1899 
Beautifully Painted Catholic Church
Secluded
 Near Captain Cook & Kealakekua Bay
Tropical Foliage
Historic 





 Historic. Unique. Hidden Gem. 

painted lady Church

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St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church

AKA

Features:
This is a relaxing private coffee lovers paradise
 Breathtaking Views
 Romantic and Private
 Lush Garden
 Rich woods
 Infinity pool
180-degree views of the Kona Coast
Open Air Pavilion
 Top of the line service.
110 GUESTS

*You can rent the whole Inn out for the wedding!



Boutique hotel. Zen. Ocean Views

kahikolu church

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Pu'uanahulu Baptist Church Features:

Historic 





Church. Secluded. Ceremony

Pu'uanahulu Baptist Church

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Historic Church Features:





Religious. Historic. Ceremony. 

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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Church Info

Kona Church Wedding locations

Features:
Central Kona location
Oceanfront
Royal Home
Inside Venue Unique and Priceless Artifacts
Next to Marina


$$ 

Historic. Hawaiian Royalty. Oceanfront

hulahe'e palace

HULAHE'E PALACE Wedding

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unique kona wedding locations

 Lava Lava Beach Club Wedding Features:

10 acres of stunning beachfront property
Anaeho’omalu Bay
Four Beachfront Cottages 
Food & Drink on site
*located walking distance from Waikoloa Marriott and Waikoloa Hilton

$$
Casual. Toes in the Sand. Ocean Front

lava lava Beach Club

Lava Lava beach Club

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Private Villa Wedding Features:

Customize
Bring in All vendors
Secluded Destination
No Rules (well maybe a few)
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*You can rent out multiple homes for a wedding in the same area

**Feel free to inquire about Villas and Rental Homes that host weddings



$$

Customizable. Adventurous. Secluded

 Private Villa Wedding

Kealakekua Bay Wedding

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