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Hawaiian Wedding Venues With Serious Tropical Vibes

Hiking deep into rainforests, touring around plantations and farms, surfing the famous waves at Waimea Bay, and noshing on fresh mangoes picked right from the tree are just a handful of the epic experiences you can expect to have in America’s favorite collection of tropical islands.
 
Here to help you plan your getaway, we’ve rounded up some of the most gorgeous hotels in Hawaii and a few party spots too. From stunning plantation homes to posh luxury hotels, there’s something for everyone in this part of the world. Whatever adventure you choose, you’ll be sipping coconut water straight from the shell faster than you can say, “surf’s up, dude.”
 
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Dillingham Ranchlearn more

Tucked into the North Shore of Oahu, this private cattle ranch and equestrian center is home to wild peacocks, a forest reserve, mountain ranges, and the largest coconut tree grove in the island chain. Whether you host a wedding here or simply stay for an extended weekend with friends, this old estate is sure to give you all the Hawaii vibes.
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The Villa at Calasa Olive Farmlearn more

The address says Hawaii, but the aesthetic says Tuscany. Gather at this incredible private estate in Maui for a party in paradise that’s as inspired by the local culture as it is by Italian architecture and design. With 20 acres of olive trees, there’s no shortage of silvery backdrops for your best party ever.
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$1,049 avg. room rate
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Four Seasons Resort Hualalailearn more

On the Big Island of Hawaii sits a piece of paradise among the lava rocks, palms and Pacific: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Laidback elegance is the vibe here and who doesn’t want that exact feeling for their wedding? Start with your ceremony at the Palm Grove overlooking the ocean leading into a sunset cocktail hour at Kumukea Beach followed by your reception under a canopy of twinkling lights on the Garden Lawn for the dreamiest start to married life possible. Inside tip: Booking a room block for your guests here is a no brainer.
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$879 avg. room rate
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Andaz Maui at Wailea Resortlearn more

With residential villas, infinity pools, multiple event lawns and terraces, and some of Maui’s best restaurants, this modern Hawaiian hotel is a total jaw dropper. One of the more chic resorts of the area, Andaz Maui at Wailea is as good for a little getaway as it is for a major celebratory event for the largest of groups.
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Haiku Mill

Haiku, Maui, Hawaii
If you’re in the market for a Hawaiian wedding venue, chances are you’ve come across Haiku Mill during your Pinning sessions. Situated at a 150 year old sugar mill on Maui’s North Shore, this tropical oasis has French-inspired architecture, hanging vines and lush flora native to Hawaii. Weddings here are a mix of old-world elegance, Jurassic Park levels of foliage and a modern approach to island I-do’s.
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Kualoa Ranch Hawaiilearn more

As one of Hawaii’s most famous resorts, Kualoa Ranch has hosted events for celebs ranging from the Kardashians to the Obamas to the Dalai Lama. The venue sprawls across three valleys and offers plenty of options for event layouts, from gardens to beaches, with accommodations that are equally tip-top.
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$450 avg. room rate
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Travaasa Hanalearn more

Surrounded by tropical wilderness and rolling hills, Travaasa Hana sits on the eastern edge of Maui. With cute bungalows and incredible views, this gorgeous boutique spot is one of the most romantic hotels in Hawaii.
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The Steeple Houselearn more

Here is the church, here is the steeple… sorry, had to. In all wedding seriousness, The Steeple House in Kapalua is a stunning choice for Maui weddings. The all-white steeple house sits amidst manicured lawns stretching in every direction while the terrace overlooks the ocean. There’s no right or wrong way to organize your day as long as you make the most of every vibrant corner found on the property.
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Sunset Ranch Hawaiilearn more

Enjoy sunset with the your fun-set at this Oahu beauty. Sunset Ranch is one of Hawaii’s most incredible private estates, featuring 30 acres of rolling hills, tropical gardens, and stunning views. Check out the property’s pair of guest suites, or head here for a sunset soiree.
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Hui No'eau Visual Arts Centerlearn more

A haven for creatives, this Mediterranean style art center sits on 25 acres of pine, jacaranda, palm, and avocado trees, with views of Maui’s North Shore and the West Maui Mountains. With a solarium, reflection pond, and panoramic-view lawn, Hui No Eau is a venue worth scoping out for a gathering of epic tropical proportion.
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$915 avg. room rate
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Montage Kapalua Baylearn more

Why not hula your way down the aisle at this epic Hawaiian luxury resort! Tropical chic is the vibe, as all windows frame the spectacular ocean views. We can totally picture you poolside with a lei around your neck and cocktail in hand, sipping on that amazing sunset sky.
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The Plantation House Mauilearn more

Maui’s Plantation House is a stunning waterfront event venue that’s breezy and modern, surrounded by gorgeous grounds and epic views. Check this spot out for a gathering of kinfolk or a wedding celebration.
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Sugar Beach Eventslearn more

Set on the Maui coast, Sugar Beach has a style that’s equal parts old plantation and modern estate. Built to host events of up to 300 guests, this is one of Hawaii’s top wedding venues. We can’t really imagine a better place to say, “I do,” than in a setting so lush and spectacular.
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Waimea Valley

Hale`iwa, Oahu, Hawaii
Waterfalls, meadows, lawns, and a pavilion are just a few of the venue options at Waimea Valley. This conservation-focused valley is home to botanical gardens, archaeological sites, native wildlife, and a 45-foot waterfall. For a unique Hawaiian wedding steeped in nature, be sure to explore the options at Waimea Valley.
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Lanikuhonua Cultural Institutelearn more

An expanse of beachfront lawns dotted with giant palms, this Hawaiian relic is as storied as they come. Now operating as a cultural center, these grounds were once a private residence, congregation corner for Hawaiian chiefs, sacred bathing spot for a queen, and a military recreation center during World War II. Get steeped in this pocket of Hawaiian history through attending one of their cultural events or creating an event of your own.
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$1,275 avg. room rate
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Four Seasons Resort Lanailearn more

Rugged red lava cliffs, white sand beaches, and a marine preserve are all part of the experience at one of Hawaii’s best luxury resorts. Host an evening under the stars with your closest loved ones for a night as unforgettable as you are.

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Royal Hawaiian

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Affectionately dubbed the Pink Palace of the Pacific, this 1920s hotel pairs the glory days of Hawaii with a more modern luxury resort vibe. You definitely want to check this spot out if you (a) have an Instagram account, (b) are planning a bachelorette getaway, (c) happen to be crushing on blush, or (d) all of the above.
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Fairmont Kea Lanilearn more

If you’re after the classic Hawaiian wedding but have a mainland sized guest list, you need to know about Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea – weddings of up to 750 can comfortably take over the resort with room to spare. From the pristine, oceanfront polo lawn to several ballrooms to an outdoor palm court, the possibilities here are endless. We suggest making your destination wedding into a weeklong event – just let the Fairmont team do the heavy lifting for you. 
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Na Aina Kai

Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii
No venue list would be complete without a quirky sculpture garden set on botanical gardens. Fortunately, there’s more cool than quirky at Na’aina Kai. Whether you’re interested in getting married among the gardens, the hardwood trees, or the seaside, there’s a little something for every style at this gem.
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$359 avg. room rate
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The Modern Honolululearn more

As appointed by its moniker, The Modern is precisely that. The super sweet digs here are some of Honolulu’s most chic hotel rooms. Head out to one of the pools or outdoor dining spaces for marina views and party-ready perches.
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$799 avg. room rate
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Hotel Wailealearn more

Zen gardens, waterfalls, pool cabanas, and ocean views are all part of the story this stunning Hawaiian resort tells. Cozy up in a private beach bungalow with your better half, or gather a crew for a celebration or two.
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Princeville Resortlearn more

Aloha, paradise! Synonymous with style, luxury, and comfort, the St. Regis brand brings their A-game at this incredible Hawaiian resort on Kauai’s lush North Shore. The views of the Napali Coast can’t be beat.
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Merriman's Kapalualearn more

Set at the edge of the island, Merriman’s Kapalua is the kind of venue guests won’t easily forget. With wooded decks that dazzle just above the ocean, a modern tropical wedding is totally achievable at this stunner.
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$775 avg. room rate
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Mauna Kea Beach Hotellearn more

Easily the Big Island’s best beaches, Mauna Kea has a tropical elegance all its own. Consider this spot a home away from home, the kind of destination you keep coming back to over the years. With a golf course and plenty of nearby activities to choose from, this is a place that might actually please the whole fam.
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Plantations Gardens Restaurant & Barlearn more

Set on an old sugar plantation in Kauai’s arid South Shore, this beautiful Hawaiian venue boasts one of the top ten best cactus and succulent gardens in the world. Plantation Gardens boasts a great backdrop for epic parties, rehearsal dinners, weddings, or any other event you can think of that’s worthy of wearing a grass skirt to attend.
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$240 avg. room rate
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The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Clublearn more

Mid-Century Modern lovers, we have a venue for you: The Surfjack Hotel in Waikiki is bringing the original surf spirit of Oahu back to Honolulu. Suited for more intimate affairs, host your ceremony at the penthouse lanai to make the most of that Hawaiian sun followed by your reception at the onsite restaurant, Mahina & Son’s (be sure to opt for a buy-out if you prefer privacy). Your guests will love staying in the hotel’s retro-inspired rooms and lounging by the pool tiled with “Wish You Were Here.”
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