Destination weddings in Hawaii are extremely popular, for good reason. It’s warm, tropical, romantic, and exclusive, and you can honeymoon on a different island directly after the reception. But it’s hard to choose a Hawaii wedding location because there are so many wonderfully gorgeous places to say your vows. So we’ve picked some of Hawaii’s top spots for a destination wedding, to give you some tips on where to look into for your wedding day venue.

Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu- this quiet resort is situated on a point that is lined with beaches, bays, and beautiful coastline. The North Shore of Oahu is known for its picturesque beauty and lush, mountainous background. Turtle Bay is equipped with a quaint wedding chapel overlooking the Pacific waters, reception packages, wedding staff, and famous restaurants to host parties and receptions at. A summer wedding at this location epitomizes a Hawaii destination wedding.

Shipwrecks Beach on the South Side of Kauai- if you plan for a late afternoon to early evening wedding, this beach is stunningly beautiful. With public bathrooms and easy access from the parking lot to the beach, you can have an intimate wedding along the sands of Shipwrecks with the soft sounds of the ukulele and breaking waves on the wind. Ironwood trees line the beach with beautiful sea cliffs looming in the distance. Situated in front of the Grand Hyatt Kauai, it’s a great idea to have a simple beach wedding coupled with an extravagant dinner at one of the Hyatt’s signature restaurants. Tidepools restaurant has a private cabana floating above the koi ponds- absolutely ideal for a wedding dinner.

Four Seasons Manele Bay on Lanai- With many options to choose from, this resort is home to strikingly impressive views of the serene island of Lanai. Know for its romantic characteristics, Lanai is exclusive, private, and luxurious, offering destination wedding options to couples looking for an intimate event. Manele Bay harbors turquoise waters and dramatic volcanic cliffs, a classic Hawaii backdrop with a dreamy atmosphere. Guests can stay at the resort and wedding packages and services are available as well.

Paia’s Garden on Maui’s North-Central shore- Not only is this location expansive and gorgeous, it’s also quite affordable. This private beachfront venue space offers a large green lawn, access to the white sands of Paia Bay, and a tropical garden ideal for photo shoots. Complete with a gazebo and a deck, Paia’s Garden can accommodate a large wedding party, and is also conveniently located only four miles from the Kahului airport. Watching the sun go down over the blue water adds a romance that can only be found in Hawaii.


  1. Hi Bruce,
    My name is Jane and I’m with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blog posts about Turtle Bay to share on our site and I came across your post…If you’re open to it, drop me a line at Jane (at) Dwellable (.com)
    Hope to hear from you 🙂

  2. We had our wedding at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui a little over ten years ago. At the time it was the top-of-the-line luxury experience we were looking for. If we were to go back and do it over again now we’d probably go for something a bit more low key – sunset wedding in Kauai, maybe?

  3. @casacaudill I think a sunset wedding on the beach is a fabulous idea! I love the North Shore of Oahu. Check out my blog for some fabulous images captured there. Or even Maui…again 😉
    It’s Hawaii, you can’t go wrong. Hire a Wedding professional and they can help you determine the best locale for you.

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