1 Halekulani Hotel
Located in Waikiki, the Halekulani is a fabulous place to marry. Ceremonies performed either in their garden courtyard or Hau Terrace both offer their own charm. The property offers several places to photograph on but there’s no beach and accessing it means having to take a five minute walk. Not a big deal but if you’re looking for those fabulous Hawaii Sunset images, you’ll have to leave enough time to walk out there. Their wedding packages are reasonable and usually include a suite for you to get ready in and spend the night.
2 The Royal Hawaiian Golf Club
Based in Kailua in Maunawili Valley on Oahu’s Windward side offers an experience like none other on Oahu. This venue, with its 18 hole golf course has hidden gems for photographing couples giving you the most unique imagery that Oahu can offer and all by golf cart! You can choose to have an outdoor or indoor reception. And Chef Roy will create a menu that your guests will remember for a long time. Try the ‘Olena Restaurant too the Mac Nut French toast with cartelized bacon sauce…. all I can say is YUM.
3 Ko’olau Golf Course
If you’re looking for a fabulous view of the Ko’olau Mountains, this is the place. Located on the Windward side of the island, it’s about a 30 minute drive from Waikiki and just over the Pali Highway. Perfect for outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. They’re known for their glass ballroom that offers fabulous views of the Ko’Olau’s.
4 Bayer Estate
Nestled about 20 minutes outside Waikiki in an area called Aina HIna, this historic private residence is available to host your wedding. You can get ready, have your ceremony and host your reception. I love the old time charm and views off the backyard. Hawaii-50 also shoots here as it’s the home of McGartt’s father! Several years ago, my sister was married here so I can personally say that Sooze does an amazing job!
5 Turtle Bay Resort
One of the only places you can host your wedding on the famed North Shore of Oahu. Lucky you it has everything one could want for a wedding. Majestic views, indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception options that make this one of my top choices for all of Oahu! Take your sunset images out on the point for memorable portraits of you and your honey. Be sure to wear extra hairspray as it can be super windy out there!
6 Dillingham Ranch
Located in Mokuleia near Dillingham airfield where the sky diving and glider planes take off, this 2,700 acre ranch is a majestic backdrop for any wedding. Host your ceremony under the big tree in front of the lodge, cocktails in the front lawn and move under the tent in the backyard for an all inclusive place. Great for local and destination weddings.
7 The Royal Hawaiian
This iconic luxury hotel aka The Pink Palace, is located on the beach in Waikiki. Opened in 1927 by Territorial Hotel Company in conjunction with Matson Line to bring tourists to Hawaii. It has been the backdrop to many films and television shows including “Gidget goes Hawaiian”, Charlie’s Angels and one of my favorites Mad Men. Renovated back to is heyday splendor in 2009 it’s once again a beacon of Waikiki. Offering a fabulous garden and ocean lawn, the possibilities are endless and the food is fantastic!
Located on the west side of Oahu in Koolina and right next to Paradise Cove luau. Lanikuhonua is an amazing place to marry outside. It never disappoints with a fabulous Hawaiian sunsets too. It can accommodate small or large events surrounded by well maintained grounds and palm trees. Plenty of parking for local or out-of-town guests. Get a clear topped tent to enjoy dinner under the stars.
6 Loulu Palm Estate
Private estate located on the North Shore of Oahu. About an hour drive out of Waikiki, is appointed with fabulous grass lawn and garden. It hosts a fabulous ocean view is an amazing place for any wedding small or large, local or destination. Available for getting ready, ceremony and reception Loulu Palms is a great choice if you’re looking for a North Shore location without the hotel/resort look. The beach is just steps off the grass and offers some of the best sunsets on the North Shore.