There are few locations on this planet that represent luxurious romance more than the Hawaiian Islands.
As with all tropical islands, the Hawaiian Islands offer the most geographical diversity and climate zones than any other place in the world. And there are many venues perfect for a Hawaiian beach wedding!
Gorgeous waterfalls, lush farmland, active volcanoes and magnificent canyons and vistas are what make these islands so very special. The beaches offer a rainbow of color from white sugar sand ranging from red, gold, green and black. Planning your special day in Hawaii will truly reach beyond your wildest dreams of romance!
We’ve combed the web and checked in with our wedding planning community to help you in planning your Hawaiian beach wedding!
Here’s what we found:
The four-thousand-plus acres of Kualoa Ranch offers the complete gamut of locations and amazing opportunities.
Hidden beaches and valleys, amazing cultural experiences, intimate garden setting and some of the most amazing views to be found anywhere can all be found at Kualoa Ranch.
Kualoa is a very popular “green” wedding venue as they actually raise much of the food that goes into creating the amazing dishes served to the wedding parties and guests.
Thinking about a rustic chic wedding?
Combine that with the Hawaiian culture, reserve some horses and a wagon, round up you cowboys and cowgirls and have that … in Hawaii! Seriously, you owe it to yourself to check out all that Kualoa Ranch has to offer, and you can do that right here.
Our next stop is The Lodge at Koele, a Four Seasons property, located on the glorious island of Lanai.
This island is small – only 18 miles long and 13 miles wide, with a population of less than 3,000. If your wedding is to be an intimate event, there is no better place than The Lodge.
The other Four Seasons option on Lanai is the Four Seasons Manele Bay. Each of these are stunning resorts, offering an amazing contrast of ocean and mountains.
And each of these offer a fantastic contrast in relaxed and intimate or contemporary and elegant.
As with most Four Seasons properties, there are tons of options available to today’s smart and savvy couples seeking tropical romance at each location. You can find out about either of these venues at Four Seasons website.
For those brides who are looking outside the box for a truly unique and modern wedding experience with all the romance the Hawaiian Islands can offer, they need look no further than the Modern Honolulu at Waikiki.
Contemporary and off-beat brides love this venue with its unique high style and lack of cliché when it comes to a destination beach wedding Hawaiian style.
There are so many stylistic features that set the Modern Honolulu head and shoulders above the rest.
The elegant, contemporary spaces available for couples seeking to wed are the epitome of luxe, featuring one of the grandest ballrooms on the island of Oahu, really unique grounds and poolscapes and a backdrop that will allow your personal style to really shine. In the celebration of the start of the grand adventure of your life together, the essence of Aloha is well and truly present at this venue.
The Kohala Coast on the Big Island boasts cultural experiences galore, snowcapped mountains and the active lava flows of Kilauea, some of the most stellar sea life to be observed and amazing tropical rainforest environments.
You can click here for a short video about the Big Island.
The Fairmont Orchid is THE destination on the Big Island offering thirty two acres of fantastic seaside resort for your Hawaiian wedding experience.
Ultimately family friendly, the Fairmont Orchid offers a year-round children’s program, white sugar sand beaches, cerulean waters, and a full complement of spa services, golf, tennis and six dining opportunities.
There are so many amazing opportunities to be found at the Fairmont Orchid! Our personal favorite are the green sea turtles that can be found sunbathing on the shoreline virtually every afternoon.
This venue also offers an amazing array of food from which to choose for you and your guests; everything from casual fare to tasty steaks and the freshest sushi around. You can enjoy a virtual visit to the Fairmont Orchid right here to see for yourself!
For smaller wedding parties, the opportunities for shared experiences are practically endless, with surfing, diving and snorkeling, swimming with dolphins or giant manta rays, kayaking or paddle boarding. Or simply sunbathe and relax (but be mindful of those tan lines!).
Choosing Hawaii as your ultimate destination beach wedding will not only be romantic, but it will be the experience of a lifetime.
If you’re looking for inspiration or ideas for your Hawaiian destination beach wedding, the team has assembled a really sweet collection of images right here. Lots of good stuff!
This is a magical time, and you are making an uber-romantic choice by going with Hawaii! The experience of a lifetime, to be sure. Simply your Best Day Ever!