This couple had the entire beach to themselves next to their AIr BnB with a spectacular panoramic view of the Ko’olau mountains and the coastline.

Being on a tropical island surrounded by natural beauty with million dollar views everywhere it can be overwhelming to try and choose the perfect spot for your ceremony. I receive requests for location suggestions from wedding couples frequently, especially couples visiting from out of state or from another country.

Below is a list I have curated of locations I have officiated weddings or that I recommend for wedding and vow renewal ceremonies. I have provided links to the venue or the beach park where there is more information. I also have videos of some of the locations where you can explore locations virtually. Permits are required at some but not all state parks and beaches to hold a wedding ceremony. I can recommend specific beaches that do not require a permit upon request. Contact the Honolulu Parks and Recreation Dept for permit information. Please contact venues directly for more information on rates and availability.

I am not affiliated with and do not receive any commissions for referrals to any of these locations.

Beaches and Parks around Oahu I recommend that offer spectacular backdrops for weddings and vow renewal ceremonies

Private cabin in mountains above Kapolei

West Side – Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Waianae

Pu’uloa Beach (Ewa Beach) videos: (noon time) https://youtu.be/F5FXxEv2NCM
(sunset) https://youtu.be/hm2D2886IyY
Oneula Beach (Ewa Beach) video: https://youtu.be/I9ijdPe5Vjw
Iroquois Point Beach (Ewa Beach) video: https://youtu.be/cEM2CwCGH2U
Barbers Point Beach Park (Kapolei) video: https://youtu.be/zGCNVJIhed0 (noon)
https://youtu.be/sf_3KFCPKfU (just before sunset) https://youtu.be/8fCQoCajPUU (sunset)
Nimitz Beach by Believe There Is Good On Earth painted block (Kapolei) video: https://youtu.be/O0gBql7M_GY
Nimitz Beach (Kapolei) video: https://youtu.be/p_WQYNuKsBI
Mauna Lahilahi Beach  (Waianae) https://youtu.be/VF5Ys3h4PeY

Windward – Kaneohe and Kailua

He’eia State Park (Kaneohe) has and outdoor stage and a banquet hall for receptions as well.
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden (Kaneohe) video: https://youtu.be/PRLwSzqRxoM
Pyramid Rock Beach located on KBMC base. Military id required. You must also sponsor me on. (Kaneohe)
Kualoa Beach Park and Campgrounds (Kaneohe)
Kailua Beach Park (Kailua)
Kailua Secret Beach (Kailua) Video: (daytime) https://youtu.be/CH5B2Rk1enw
Kalama Beach Park (Kailua)
Videos of Kalama Beach: (sunrise) https://youtu.be/U6tME2Jp9B4
(daytime) https://youtu.be/2T1o11Yxxn8
Lanikai Beach (Kailua) video: https://youtu.be/Et_aXVFMtTo

Wedding at a beach house vacation rental

Windward – Waimanalo

Bellows Field Beach Park (Waimanalo)
Sherwood Beach (Waimanalo)
Sherwood Beach video: https://youtu.be/DOxZGzdxpxo
Waimanalo Beach (Waimanalo)
Waimanalo Beach video: (sunrise) https://youtu.be/z_znuuQRmvI
(afternoon) https://youtu.be/nxpC5y1DY3M
Waimanalo Bay Beach (Waimanalo) video: (afternoon) https://youtu.be/nxpC5y1DY3M https://youtu.be/lijp9M5bk4c
Makapu’u Lookout (Waimanalo) video: (afternoon) https://youtu.be/2dJ2ab1zTlA

Nimitz Beach

North Shore Locations

Mokuleia Beach Park (Waialua) video: (afternoon) https://youtu.be/9iMOm-8VU7g
Ke Iki Beach (Haleiwa)
Ai’i Beach Park and Haleiwa Beach Park (Haleiwa) video: (afternoon) https://youtu.be/G_-PaW-lkt8 (afternoon) https://youtu.be/xhT3ueoM-No
Kawela Bay Beach Park (Kahuku) video: (sunset) https://youtu.be/rxtnB54w8SI

Waterfall at Liliʻuokalani Botanical Garden downtown Honolulu

Honolulu and Waikiki Locations

Puu Ualakaa State Park aka Tantalus Lookout (Honolulu) spectacular view above the city.
Liliuokalani Botanical Garden (Honolulu) with a hidden waterfall in the heart of the city.
Video of waterfall: https://youtu.be/ZY7l6iDCSLs
Magic Island (Waikiki) Videos: (afternoon) https://youtu.be/x4V0i7RoFJs (afternoon) https://youtu.be/qQpR-7maoR4 (noon) https://youtu.be/j79-PFfuPho (sunrise) https://youtu.be/QJO1XI69z_k (sunrise from mini beach on Magic Island) https://youtu.be/Bi6kOAQKrII
Waikiki Beach Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon
Waikiki BeachKuhio Beach
Waikiki Beach Queens Beach
Waikiki Beach San Souci Beach
Leahi Beach Park (Waikiki) video: (afternoon) https://youtu.be/a7xmzL53nKQ directly in front of Diamond Head.

Loulu Palm Farm Estate Wedding on North Shore of Oahu

Oahu venues I have officiated Weddings at you may want to consider for wedding or vow renewal.

Kapolei Golf Course
Waikele Country Club
Pearl Country Club
Ko’olau Ballrooms video: https://youtu.be/AYrT7OgTZDs has a beautiful garden with water feature and trellis for the ceremony and a ballroom for the reception. The view of the Ko’olau mountains from the garden is breathtaking and makes a spectacular backdrop for the wedding.
The Moana Grand Ballroom is located just outside Waikiki and offers ballrooms for the ceremony and reception.
Loulou Palm Farm Estate is located on the North Shore. They have a great lawn that leads out to the beach and couples can have their ceremony ocean side and the reception under tents on the great lawn.
Okinawa Center has a beautiful water feature and garden area for the ceremony and a banquet hall for the reception.
Foster Botanical Garden has rare and beautiful plants, flowers, and trees with a wide variety of backdrops to choose from for the ceremony and photos. A permit is required from the garden.
Roys at Ko’olina is located overlooking Kapolei Golf Course. Ceremonies can be held on their open air lanai and the reception in a private dining room.
Hale Koa Hotel is a military hotel in Waikiki on the beach. Weddings can be held in front of the hotel, in several of the garden areas, in a ballroom, or outside at their gazebo.

Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki

Hawaiian Monarch Hotel – request a room with a large lanai facing the water or Diamond Head and have the ceremony on your lanai. video: https://youtu.be/5fjRVAyAOnY
Queen Kapiolani Hotel– request a room with a large lanai facing the water or Diamond Head and have the ceremony on your lanai.
Iolani Palace there is a park area to the right side of the palace that is a intimate spot to have a private ceremony. If you plan to have guests you will need to get a permit.
Ke Iki Beach Bungalows is beach front on the North Shore. Get married at the secluded beach in front of the bungalows.
Sunset Ranch – video https://youtu.be/8sDiIQYnMQM weddings are outside on the ranch surrounded by forest or pond side. Receptions are inside the barn which is renovated including chandeliers.
Neck Deep Tattoo say “I do!” Then get tattooed. Two meaningful tattoos are included in the ceremony.
Private homes/beach houses in Waipahu, Black Point, Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Pupukea, Nanakuli, Haleiwa. An alternative to renting a venue is rent a beach front house and have your wedding at the house or on the beach in front of the house. I recommend houses on Laniakea Beach, Ke Iki Beach, or Pupukea Beach on the North Shore.

Pearl Country Club Wedding
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