Oahu Wedding Locations

Our preferred wedding locations on the island of Oahu

 

*Any of our locations can be paired with any Hawaii wedding package or vow renewal package.

 

Oahu Public Wedding Locations

These locations only require a $50 permit. We will obtain the permit on your behalf, the $50 fee will be added to your final balance. Public locations are very popular with the local community, thus we highly recommend choosing a weekday if seclusion is important to you.

 

 

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~ Hawaii Morning & Mid-Afternoon Wedding Locations ~

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Sherwood Forest Beach, Waimanalo

Sherwood Forest Beach is without a doubt one of the prettiest beaches Hawaii has to offer. Its long stretch of white sand beach and crystal-clear turquoise water creates a backdrop you will spend a lifetime reminiscing about. Read More

Details:

  • Location: East shore, 40 minutes from Waikiki.
  • Available: 7 days a week, 8:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Recommended for up to 50 guests.
  • Decor: Arches and Chairs Mon-Fri (non-holidays). Runways 7 days a week.
  • Limousine: Requires one additional hour ($110). Not permitted on weekends and major holidays.
  • Recommendation: Lighting is best from 10:00am-4:00pm. Later in the afternoon offers softer, less vibrant colors.
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Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach is a famous body surfing beach known for its golden sands, dramatic lava rocks, and shoreline tidepools. Sandy Beach is our preferred sunrise wedding location. Read More

 

Details: 

  • Location: South East shore, 30 minutes from Waikiki.
  • Available: 7 days a week, sunrise to 5:00pm.
  • Recommended for up to 30 guests.
  • Decor: No Arches and Chairs. Runways 7 days a week.
  • Limousine: Requires one additional hour ($110).
  • Recommendation: Lighting is great at any time of day. Later in the afternoon offers softer, less vibrant colors.
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HEAVEN'S POINT

Note: The State of Hawaii only grants permits from October-March. Other months are not available.

Heaven's Point is a stunning cliffside location featuring dramatic crashing waves in the royal blue ocean. Couples without guests can choose this as a ceremony location, but it is recommended as a secondary photo shoot location.

Details: 

  • Location: South East shore, 30 minutes from Waikiki.
  • Available: Only October-March, 7 days a week, 8:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Unfortunately, guests are not permitted.
  • Decor: No Arches, Chairs, or Runways.
  • Limousine: Requires one additional hour ($110).
  • Recommendation: Flat shoes are required. The terrain is rocky with loose gravel and not recommended for those with mobility issues. 
Waialae Beach Hawaii Wedding Location

Waialae Beach

Waialae Beach offers a vast variety of photo opportunities, from an elegant grass oasis surrounded by palm trees, to enchanting beach images with quaint islands in the background.

Both Waialae Beach and Magic Island are great locations for couples looking to stay within the Waikiki area. Read More

 

Details: 

  • Location: South shore, 10 minutes from Waikiki.
  • Available: 7 days a week, 8:00am-6:00pm.
  • Recommended for up to 40 guests.
  • Decor: Arches and Chairs Mon-Fri (non-holidays). Runways 7 days a week.
  • Recommendation: Lighting is great at any time of day. Later in the afternoon offers softer, less vibrant colors.

~ Hawaii Sunset & Waterfall Wedding Locations ~

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Magic Island

Magic Island offers a vast number of breathtaking photo opportunities: majestic Diamond Head, Waikiki, grassy lawn, rocky point, palm trees, and sandy beach. This is the best location for a sunset ceremony. Read More

Details:

  • Location: South shore, 10 minutes from Waikiki.
  • Available: 7 days a week, 8:00am to sunset.
  • Recommended for up to 80 guests.
  • Decor: Arches, Chairs, and Runways 7 days a week.
  • Recommendation: Lighting is great at any time of day. Best for sunset from Mon-Thurs.
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Liliuokalani Gardens & Waterfall

Liliuokalani Gardens is located in a residential neighborhood in Honolulu. The beautiful park features a garden, a relaxing stream, and a lovely natural waterfall.

Details:

  • Location: South, 15 minutes from Waikiki.
  • Available: Mon-Fri, 10:00am-2:00pm.
  • Recommended for up to 16 guests.
  • Decor: No Arches, Chairs, or Runways.
  • Recommendation: Weather conditions do affect the flow and color of the falls. Often a second location photoshoot location.
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Kawela Bay

Kawela Bay is a majestic, tropical forest just behind the breathtaking beach, making it the perfect venue for couples looking to capture a variety of “land and sea” images on Oahu's North Shore. Read More

Details:

  • Location: North shore, 1.5 hours from Waikiki.
  • Available: 7 days a week, 9:00am to sunset.
  • Recommended for up to 30 guests.
  • Decor: No Arches, Chairs, or Runways.
  • Limousine: Not available. Packages including limousine will receive a credit to remove this service. 
  • Travel fee of $100 per vendor is required.
  • Recommendation: Best for couples staying at the Turtle Bay Resort or on the North Shore.
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Paradise Cove Beach

Paradise Cove Beach features dramatic crashing waves, crystal blue water, and a direct view of the golden Hawaiian sunset! It's situated on Oahu's West Side near the Aulani, Marriott Beach Club, and the Four Seasons properties. 

Details:

  • Location: West shore, 1.25 hours from Waikiki.
  • Available: 7 days a week, 9:00am to sunset.
  • Recommended for up to 20 guests.
  • Decor: No Arches, Chairs, or Runways.
  • Limousine: Not available. Packages including limousine will receive a credit to remove this service. 
  • Travel fee of $100 per vendor is required.
  • Recommendation: Best for couples staying at the Disney Aulani, Marriott Beach Club, or the Four Seasons Ko Olina.
(See Private Venues Below)

 

 

Public Location Spotlight

Sherwood Forest, O'ahu

Sherwood Forest, also known as Sherwood’s Beach, is a beautiful stretch of sand perfect for your Hawaiian beach wedding. Located in the Oahu town of Waimanalo, Sherwood’s is one of our most popular wedding locations. The turquoise water, golden sand, and islands in the background provide the perfect backdrop for your ceremony. There’s no better location for a beach wedding in Hawaii.

 

Oahu Private Wedding Venues

For the ultimate Hawaii wedding experience, we highly recommend considering a private venue for the ceremony and first photo shoot location.

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St. Catalina by the Sea Chapel

St. Catalina Chapel is across from Makapu'u Beach and is nestled against the Ko'olau Mountains. This stunning chapel offers couples an intimate ceremony surrounded by swaying palms and sweeping views. The venue fee is $995 with a $250 deposit to secure the date. (The deposit will be deducted from the $995 total). If you cancel the venue 15-60 days prior to the event date, the deposit is non-refundable. 

Recommendation: The spacious chapel can accommodate groups up to 100 (due to state gathering restrictions, the current max is 50). Ka Moana Luau is only steps away, making for a wonderful post-ceremony celebration option. The venue is about a 40-minute drive from Waikiki. For packages with limousine transportation, this location does require one additional hour of limousine time ($110). The chapel accepts bookings within six months of the ceremony date. 

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Noelani Gardens

Noelani Garden is located on the eastern part of Oahu in Kaneohe. This private garden oasis offers sweeping views of Kaneohe Bay. Surrounded by a majestic koi pond and lush botanicals, this intimate ceremony area offers a one-of-a-kind setting for your special day! The venue fee is $595, not inclusive of any wedding decor (arch, chairs, etc.) 

Recommendation: Noelani Garden is ideal for parties up to 20. However, parking is very limited (four cars is ideal). For groups, please speak with your wedding coordinator regarding transportation logistics and restrictions. It is available Monday-Sunday and is roughly a 1-hour drive from Waikiki. For packages with limousine transportation, two additional hours of limousine time are required ($220).

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Lanikai Estate

Lanikai Estate overlooks the famous Lanikai Beach on the eastern shore of Oahu. Since beach weddings on Lanikai Beach are heavily restricted, this a prime location to have this renowned beach as your ceremony backdrop! The variety of tropical plants at this landscaped private estate is the perfect setting for a secluded, tropical ceremony. The venue fee is $695, not inclusive of any wedding decor (arch, chairs, etc.) 

Recommendation: Lanikai does not allow limos or buses; only cars and vans are permitted in the area, and parking is limited to three vehicles (no street parking). We recommend a guest count no larger than 24. The ceremony location is elevated (see photos and video), so this location is not recommended for those with mobility restrictions. The venue is available Monday-Sunday and is roughly a 1-hour drive from Waikiki. 

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Koko Kai Garden

Available to book until the end of December 2020 and discounted to the special rate of $195!

Koko Kai Garden combines the majestic Koko Head Crater, serene water, and pristine garden make this private, oceanfront setting the perfect balance of all things that make Hawaii an amazing destination wedding location. The venue fee is $195, not inclusive of any wedding decor (arch, chairs, etc.)

Recommendation: Koko Kai Garden is ideal for parties between 2-50 (street parking unavailable - a maximum of 18 vehicles permitted). Available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday between 10 am and 3:30 pm. Incorporating a second location to capture beach or rock images creates the perfect Hawaii wedding album. For packages with limousine transportation, this location is just outside of Waikiki and is subject to one additional hour of limousine time ($110).

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Marina Chapel

Marina Chapel is a hidden gem on the East Shore approximately 30 minutes from Waikiki. This brand new chapel has gorgeous views of the Hawaii Kai Marina and a private patio for an intimate ceremony. There is elegant white bench seating, a stunning bridal salon, and a shimmering white grand piano! Ornate white silk floral arrangements and seashells line the aisle for the beautiful, beach-chic bride to walk down.

Marina Chapel is perfect for couples wanting a covered ceremony while still including the beauty of Hawaii. The chapel looks out to the Hawaii Kai Marina, offering beautiful views during the ceremony.

For packages with limousine transportation, this location does require one additional hour of limousine time ($110).

Recommendations: Marina Chapel is available for $695 and includes an on-site team assistant. Please ask your wedding coordinator for additional information and to check on availability. The chapel has changed its capacity and now accommodates up to 8 guests (effective until December 31, 2020).

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Moana Gardens

Moana Gardens offer a panorama of Makapu’u Beach, Rabbit Island, and the Ko’olau Mountains, one of the most breathtaking views on the southeast shore! The venue fee is $795, not inclusive of any wedding decor (arch, chairs, etc.) 

Recommendation: Moana Gardens is available for parties up to 100 guests. The Ka Moana Luau is just steps away, making it the perfect reception option! The venue is about a 40-minute drive from Waikiki. For packages with limousine transportation, this location does require one additional hour of limousine time ($110).

*More photos and details coming August/September 2020!*

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