Oahu Wedding Locations

Our preferred wedding locations on the island of Oahu

 

*Any of our beach 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.

 

NOTE: The government office that issues setup permits at various locations throughout the island is currently on furlough. As a result, at this time, we are only able to confirm arches and seating at our public Magic Island location or our private venues. Our runways are still permitted.

 

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~ Hawaii Morning & Mid-Afternoon Wedding Locations ~

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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.
  • Group Size: 30 people maximum (including couple and vendors).
  • 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.
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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.
  • Group Size: 30 people maximum (including couple and vendors).
  • 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. 
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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.
  • Group Size: 30 people maximum (including couple and vendors).
  • Decor: Runways only.
  • 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.

~ 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 50 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.
  • Note: Must be booked more than 30 days prior to your ceremony date.
  • 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.
  • Group Size: 30 people maximum (including couple and vendors).
  • 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.
  • Parking is extremely limited. 
  • 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.

 

*Available for Gardenia packages and higher.

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Nalo Gardens

Nalo Gardens is a spacious private garden, filled with a variety of unique botanicals. The lush greenery sets the stage for the ceremony while the iconic Ko'olau mountains make for a breathtaking backdrop.

Details:

  • Available only with Gardenia packages and higher. The officiant and photographer cannot be removed at this location.
  • Venue Fee: Special Rate of $595 (regularly $895), not inclusive of any wedding decor (arch, chairs, etc.).
  • Location: East shore, 1 hour from Waikiki.
  • Available: 7 days a week, 9:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Maximum Guests: 50.
  • Decor: Arches, Chairs, and Runways (7 days a week).
  • Limousine: Requires 1 additional hour ($110).
  • Parking: 25 vehicles (No street parking and Uber/Lyft/taxi transportation are often not available for this location).
  • Recommendation: Ideal for larger groups or those who want a private setting for their wedding. Popular to pair with a second location beach shoot.
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Noelani Gardens

Noelani Garden is a private garden oasis with sweeping views of Kaneohe Bay. With majestic surroundings and lush botanicals, this intimate ceremony area offers a one-of-a-kind setting for your special day! 

Details:

  • Available only with Gardenia packages and higher. The officiant and photographer cannot be removed at this location.
  • Venue Fee: $695, not inclusive of any wedding decor (arch, chairs, etc.).
  • Location: East shore, 1 hour from Waikiki.
  • Available: 7 days a week, 9:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Maximum Guests: 12.
  • Access to the ceremony location has uneven stairs. 
  • Decor: Select Arches, Chairs, and Runways (7 days a week).
  • Limousine: Requires vehicle change to 13-passenger sprinter van, which requires two of the three parking spaces. Requires 1.5 additional hours ($186).
  • Parking: 3 vehicles (No street parking and Uber/Lyft/taxi transportation are not available for this location.).
  • Recommendation: For groups, speak with a coordinator regarding transportation logistics and restrictions.
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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.

Details:

  • Available only with Gardenia packages and higher. The officiant and photographer cannot be removed at this location.
  • Venue Fee: $1,095, with a $250 non-refundable deposit to secure the date (deposit deducted from fee).
  • The chapel accepts bookings within six months of the ceremony date. 
  • Location: South East shore, 35 minutes from Waikiki.
  • Available: 7 days a week, 8:30am to 4:30 pm.
  • Maximum Guests: 50.
  • Decor: As pictured.
  • Limousine: Requires one additional hour ($110). 
  • Parking: Private lot.
  • Recommendation: Ka Moana Luau is just steps away, making it the perfect reception option!
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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! 

Details:

  • Available only with Gardenia packages and higher. The officiant and photographer cannot be removed at this location.
  • Venue Fee: $2,295 with a $500 non-refundable deposit to secure the date (deposit deducted from the fee), not inclusive of any wedding decor (arch, chairs, etc.) 
  • Location: East shore, 35 minutes from Waikiki.
  • Available: 7 days a week, 10:30am or 2:00pm.
  • Maximum Guests: 50. 
  • Decor: Arches, Chairs, and Runways (7 days a week).
  • Limousine: Requires one additional hour ($110). 
  • Parking: Private lot (+$5 per car).
  • Recommendation: Ka Moana Luau is just steps away, making it the perfect reception option!

 

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Marina Chapel

(Unavailable until further notice.) The newly renovated Marina Chapel is a hidden gem! Offering gorgeous views of the Hawaii Kai Marina, it's perfect for couples wanting a covered ceremony while still including the beauty of Hawaii. 

Details:

  • Available only with Gardenia packages and higher. The officiant and photographer cannot be removed at this location.
  • Venue Fee: $995
  • Location: South East shore, 30 minutes from Waikiki.
  • Available: Mon-Fri 8:30am-2:30pm, Sat 8:30am-5:00pm.
  • Maximum Guests: 30 
  • Decor: As pictured.
  • Limousine: Requires one additional hour ($110). 
  • Parking: Open lot in the shopping center.
  • Recommendation: Please contact a coordinator for availability and details of this venue.
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