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Photo Credits:
Wedding -- Starwood Hotels and Resorts
Tropical Sunset -- Ron Dalhquist
Beach Run -- Julie Dreelin
Italian Bride and Groom -- Wolfgang Freithoff
Bride and Bridesmaids -- Amity Mason

Best Spots for Weddings in Hawaii: Maui

Often considered the most romantic of the Hawaiian islands, Maui is home to the largest dormant volcano in the world, Haleakala Crater, as well as hidden beaches, lush forests, historic churches, art galleries, and, of course, beautiful waters. It’s also the only island to be named after a god, and you’ll see why when you step foot onto Maui. Check out our top locations below for tying the knot on Hawaii’s “Valley Isle.”

BEACHES + PARKS

Kahekili Beach Park
Named after the last king of Maui, this long and sandy beach is ideal for those who want a beach wedding without having to step one single toe into the sand. Why? There’s a vast lawn where you can exchange your “I Dos” instead.  And, a windbreak protects the air from aggravating afternoon winds. There’s also a pavilion, restrooms, a large paved parking lot, and BBQ grills, plus it’s free! Great for sunset ceremonies.
Location: Take Highway 30 north from Lahaina toward Ka'anapali. Just past Mile Marker 25, turn left on Kai Ala Drive to Kahekili Beach Park.

Laniupoko Beach
Just a half mile from Lahaina, Laniupoko is a lovely and lush grassy beach park featuring palm trees, picnic tables, BBQ facilities, and restrooms. From the picnic area, there’s a terrific view of the neighboring islands of Kaho'olawe (an uninhabited bird sanctuary) and Lanai.
Location: Located along the Lahaina Coast off of Highway 30, south of Puamana Beach Park, and before Kulanaokala'i Beach.

Makena Cove
If you’re dreaming of an amazing sunset wedding and panoramic views, Makena Cove’s white sands and black lava rock coves will fulfill your fantasy. Sunsets are spectacular, especially during the winter, and afford views of Molokini, the sunken crater island. Best for up to 10 guests.
Location: Located past Big Beach in Makena, between two residences.

 

GARDEN VARIETIES

Garden of Eden Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Exotic specimens from the South Pacific, an orchard, an enchanted forest, and waterfalls fill this botanical oasis in charming Hana. Great variety of wedding locations within the gardens.
Contact: (808) 572-9899, www.mauigardenofeden.com
Location: On the Hana Highway, between Kailua and Keanae (mile marker 10.5), 26 miles from Kahului.

Keali'i Nui Oceanfront Botanical Gardens
Perched high above the Pacific, this unspoiled 11-acre estate, once the site of an ancient royal Hawaiian village, features a waterfall, a rainforest, a reflection pool and terrace, tame peacocks, and spectacular views of the ocean and of Maui. Best for smaller groups and daytime weddings. Reserve through a wedding coordinator.
Contact: (800) 464-2924
Location: Call for location information.

Tropical Gardens of Maui
Located in Iao Valley, these lovely landscaped grounds feature exceptional plant life, a koi pond, a three-tiered waterfall and step bridge, all fabulous settings for a wedding. Reserve through wedding coordinator.
Contact: (808) 244-3085, www.tropicalgardensofmaui.com
Location: 200 Iao Valley Road, Wailuku, HI 96793

HOW TO GET A MARRIAGE LICENSES OR PLAN A BEACH WEDDINGS ON MAUI
For the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of marriage agents on Maui, call the Department of Health at 808-984-8210. For information about beach weddings contact a wedding consultant listed at visitmaui.com, or click here.

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