Unforgettable Wedding Sites

Reception sites we love


maui weddingFor couples who dream of a wedding as individual as themselves, Maui is the perfect place. Here, trade winds, terrain, and the wide Pacific have conspired to create a diversity of settings, from sun-kissed beaches to rain-forest sanctuaries; elegant resorts to rustic mountain retreats.

Here are four of our favorite private wedding sites, each with its own distinctive character, each offering the services of a personal wedding consultant to help you create the ceremony and reception that say you, as you say “I do.”

Spacious Splendor

By day, the palms and venerable keawe trees of Sugarman’s Estate offer shade from the South Maui sun. At night, spotlights add a dramatic touch to this historic setting overlooking a glistening bay.

  • Capacity: 150 people
  • Parking: 30 spaces; valet service recommended. Over 30, shuttle or buses required.
  • Changing Area: 5-bedroom, 3-bath home
  • Kitchen Facilities: full kitchen, full laundry
  • A/C: yes
  • Other Amenities: Jacuzzi, lanai, gazebo
  • Music Curfew: 10 p.m.
  • Handicapped Friendly: yes
  • Contact: Pacific Island Weddings 874-9899 ~ mauiisland.com

Plantation Elegance

A century ago, Olowalu was a sugar plantation, and this was the manager’s abode. The historic home sits atop a sweeping lawn that descends to a beach overlooking the islands of Kaho‘olawe and Lana‘i.

  • Capacity: 400 people
  • Parking: 80 spaces; shuttle or buses available
  • Changing Area: 3-bedroom, 1-bath home; 2 outside restrooms
  • Kitchen Facilities: full kitchen, dining and living rooms
  • A/C: no
  • Other Amenities: lanai
  • Music Curfew: 10 p.m.
  • Handicapped Friendly: yes, to grounds and outside restrooms
  • Contact: Olowalu Plantation House 667-5751

Rustic Charm

At Hokulani Makena, on Maui’s southern shore, nature created the sandy beach and the stunning ocean view. Above them, the hand of man has created a garden of coconut palms, banana plants, papaya and mango trees surrounding secluded clearings.

  • Capacity: 100 people
  • Parking: 10 spaces; shuttle available
  • Changing Area: 1-bedroom, 2-bath studio
  • Kitchen Facilities: not available
  • A/C: no
  • Other Amenities: gazebo
  • Music Curfew: 9 p.m.
  • Handicapped Friendly: yes
  • Contact: First Class Weddings 877-1411 ~ firstclassweddings.com

Shabby Chic

Hidden amid the rolling countryside of north-shore Ha‘iku, the ruins of a nineteenth-century sugar mill have been partially restored. A man-made waterfall accents the altar’s setting, enhancing the romantic ambiance. At night, guests can dance under the stars.

  • Capacity: 100 people
  • Parking: 30 spaces; over 30, shuttle required
  • Changing Area: 1-bedroom, 1-bath cottage; 2nd restroom next to cottage
  • Kitchen Facilities: not available
  • A/C: no
  • Music Curfew: 10 p.m.
  • Handicapped Friendly: to grounds; three steps to cottage & restroom
  • Contact: White Orchid Weddings 242-8697 ~ whiteorchidwedding.com


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