Best Places for a Destination Wedding in Hawaii
Four Seasons Resort Lanai | Lanai City, Lanai
One of two Four Seasons properties on Lanai, this luxurious enclave overlooking Hulopoe Bay is as close to untouched Hawaii as couples will find, with pristine white-sand beach below and only the Pacific Ocean in sight for miles. The resort's wedding team can handle all the planning details, with both packages and a la carte options available. The only hard decision for couples will be what to order from the poolside bar upon arrival.
Turtle Bay Resort | Kahuku, Oahu
Located on Oahu's North Shore, Turtle Bay Resort is a premiere surf-meets-sand destination near one of the most famous surf breaks in the world. A toes-in-the-sand ceremony, followed by choice of open-air ballrooms or oceanfront pavilions to party into the night can be fully coordinated, flowers to food, by on-site staff. Brides arriving early should book the 4.5-hour spa package that includes an aromatherapy massage to alleviate any travel stress, as well as trial hair and makeup and a facial.
Hotel Wailea | Wailea, Maui
An adults-only policy makes this hillside retreat overlooking the Pacific a romantic rendezvous point worth considering. The Hotel Wailea property boasts garden and oceanview ceremony spots, as well as cabanas and fire pits for an after-party under the stars. Maui-born Chef Zach Sato, at the helm of event menus, blends culture and cuisine in locally-sourced dishes like Ahi with caramelized miso butter and goat cheese panna cotta with roasted Maui pineapples.
Dillingham Ranch | Mokuleia, Oahu
Established in 1897 by the first officer of a clipper ship docked in Honolulu, Dillingham Ranch has flourished into an estate steeped in history and notoriety amongst polo's elite. It's also a serene spot for special occasions like destination weddings. Tucked among towering palms and grassy pastures, the property recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation to restore cottage bedrooms (ideal for hosting the bridal party) and install an updated sound system to ensure wedding favorites can be heard all night. If sunset showers are a concern for this outdoor venue, the ranch’s historic main house provides ample cocktail hour coverage.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa | Koloa, Kauai
Set on 50 oceanfront acres, the white sands of Poipu Beach serve as the backdrop for this seaside escape. A specialized team of on-site team wedding professionals can customize celebrations for everything from a small poolside elopement to a larger gathering (the resort boasts 604 guestrooms) to match any couple's unique vision. The grand bonus? Duos celebrating their special day at this property earn free honeymoon nights at any Hyatt Hotels & Resorts location worldwide through 2022.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Panoramic views of the Pacific and a half-mile stretch of beach on the northwest Kona Coast of Hawaii's Big Island define the purely luxurious wedding setting at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Designed to encompass the surrounding natural lava formations and maximize ocean views, the resort offers three ceremony sites in the midst of monkey pod trees and flowering hibiscus and custom celebration packages coordinated by veteran wedding specialists. Seeking post-party rejuvenation? Make sure the 'Do Not Disturb' knocker is set and book a morning-after Lomi Lomi massage for two in the privacy of your guest suite.