You’re probably thinking that if you live on the Hawaiian Islands, there’s hardly a wrong place to get married. Beauty abounds across the state, making its 132 islands popular wedding destinations for both lucky locals and travelers from the world over. If you’re planning to tie the knot and are looking for an extra special place to do so, these venues are among the best this paradise has to offer.
Wainaku Executive Center (Hawaii)
The dream of being married against the backdrop of clear waters and wide-open sky comes true for couples at the Wainaku Executive Center in Hilo. Wainaku can accommodate wedding parties of varying sizes, providing intimate experiences and boisterous bashes with the same promise of an “authentic Hawaii” experience. It’s noted that Hilo averages 130 inches of rainfall every year, so couples are advised to have a backup plan in case the weather doesn’t cooperate — even if rain on your wedding day is considered a sign of good fortune.
The Steeple House (Maui)
The Steeple House at Kapalua originated in the 1950s as a United Methodist Church for workers on pineapple and sugar cane plantations. Today, the 1,500-square-foot chapel is one of the most sought-after venues in all of West Maui for its simple yet elegant design and modern amenities. Its popularity gets a boost from the Makai Lawn and Mauu Terrace, which accommodates larger outdoor ceremonies and receptions against the backdrop of Makaluapuna Point and the Pacific Ocean. The Steeple House proper accommodates parties of 30 or fewer; booking the steeple, terrace and lawn increase accommodations to as many as 500.
Loulu Palm Farm Estate (Oahu)
Loulu Palm Farm Estate in Haleiwa is a compelling wedding venue, if only because of its mission to sustain and re-propagate the endangered Loulu palm tree. Then there are the numerous other factors that make it The Gathering Place’s top-tier choice — the pleasing sounds of rippling water, the vibrant coral reef found off the nearby island of Kukaimanini and the exceptional beachfront vistas, just to name a few. Loulu Palm Farm Estate has earned Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Award every year since 2013 and The Knot’s Best of Weddings award every year since 2011, earning a spot in the latter’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.
Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens and Sculpture Park (Kauai)
Kilauea’s Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens and Sculpture Park promises not just a single wedding venue but rather a multitude, varying in size and setting. Among the numerous notable locations is Hardwood Forest, which sets vows against a backdrop of tall and proud hardwood trees and provides unforgettable photographic potential. Hula Island provides a panoramic view of Kaula Lagoon while providing perfect accommodations for more intimate weddings with smaller parties. Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens’ other settings range from seaside to lagoons and gardens, giving couples the opportunity to tailor their wedding to their specific wants and needs.
There are few places on the planet more idyllic for a wedding than the Hawaiian Islands. Whether you want to say your vows against the sunset or exchange rings amidst a grove of gorgeous bamboo trees, the storybook beginning to your next chapter awaits in Hawaii.
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