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So you’re planning your Maui wedding and before you can do anything else, you have to choose one of the many Maui wedding venues we have here!

It’s a pretty daunting task considering that you likely don’t live here or have a local’s advice on which venue is right for you!

Don’t worry; I gotchu. I have photographed weddings at nearly every wedding venue in Maui and am happy to walk you through everything!

I’ve compiled this list of wedding venues in Maui in a way that is easy to navigate and succinct.


Not sure where to begin searching for the perfect wedding venue in Maui?

Here are the best places to have your Maui wedding

But by no means are my favorite venues listed in that post all the venues on Maui! We have so many cool spaces here. Mountains, ocean, country; Maui has a little something for everyone.

If you’re still stuck trying to find the perfect Maui venue for your wedding, just reach out and I’m happy to help.


What are the best Oceanfront Wedding Venues?

1. Olowalu Plantation House

This is hands-down my favorite wedding venue on Maui. Not only is it oceanfront and you can enjoy watching whales during the months of December-April, but you can also listen to the ocean crash along the rocks as you say “I do.” There are endless options for portraits and setups for ceremonies.

2. Kukahiko Estate

This is my second favorite wedding venue on island. It’s a small estate that’s best suited for weddings of 50 people or less. With an amazing lava rock jetty to get 180-degree views of Kaho’olawe and West Maui. When the surf is up, it’s my absolute favorite.

3. Merriman’s Kapalua

My favorite happy hour place on the west side of Maui is also one of my favorite venues. You can rent the entire deck, or get married on the small lawn to the left of the restaurant. They have great food and beverage packages as well making it an easy choice for a couple wanting a view and great food.

4. Sugar Beach Events

One of the few indoor/outdoor venue spaces on Maui that isn’t a hotel! Located in North Kihei, expect some wind with your wedding, but rest assured that you’ll love this spot because you’ll never be hot!

5. Five Palms

The 5 Palms restaurant is located in the Mana Kai condo building on Keawakapu Beach in Wailea. It can be busy on the beach, but if you’re looking for a budget-friendly wedding that is oceanfront, look no further!

What are the best hotels for Maui weddings?

1. Andaz Wailea

My favorite boutique hotel on Maui is also a great spot to tie the knot. With a ceremony lawn just steps away from the reception area, it takes the guesswork out of how to get your wedding guests from point A to point B. And have I mentioned that the Andaz is my favorite Maui hotel?

2. Hotel Wailea

This is the only hotel in Maui that is adults only. Don’t worry – you can still have your wedding and have children present – they just can’t stay at the hotel. With an amazing sunset lawn for large ceremonies and a bonus treehouse area for tea ceremonies or intimate dinners, Hotel Wailea is one of my favs.

3. Wailea Beach Resort

While there is no beach directly in front of this venue, there are lots of lava rocks and Wailea beach is just a short walk away. There’s also an amazing spot for a ceremony between two large trees on the property that is my favorite.

4. The Four Seasons Maui at Wailea

If luxury is your goal, the Four Seasons has you covered. With three different areas to have your wedding, there is something for everyone. And, of course, Wailea beach is right there for those sunset portraits.

5. The Westin Maui

The Westin offers beach-side weddings, though it’s important to note that you cannot get married on the beach, or take photos on the beach, that fronts the Westin

6. Hyatt Maui

Also located on the Ka’anapali stretch, beach photos are prohibited, but there is a small garden on the grounds that are beautiful for portraits

7. Fairmont Kea Lani

The Fairmont Kea Lani fronts Polo Beach in Wailea and has a really beautiful lawn that is semi-private for weddings.

8. Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Again, this one is off of Kaanapali Beach, but it has a great little lawn for weddings and the sunset views are spectacular.

9. Hana Maui Resort

Located in remote Hana, this venue has amazing views of the ocean (situated on a cliff above) and is one of the more private venues when it comes to hotels.

10. Sheraton Kaanapali

The Sheraton has a large lawn that’s great for weddings and tends to be a bit more private than other Kaanapali hotels because it’s located on the end of Kaanapali Beach.

11. The Grand Wailea

If you want to get married in the cutest little sea-side chapel, look no further than the Grand Wailea. While the resort is rather busy, the chapel is super cute and beach access is very easy.


Upcountry and North Shore Maui Venues

1. Haiku Mill

Dripping in everything green and lush, the Haiku Mill in Haiku is something ripped right from a fairytale. The space needs little dressing up as it’s beautiful as is, but if you’re looking for luxury meets jungle, this is the right spot for you.

2. Calasa Olive Farm

Think Spanish olive farm meets upcountry Maui. Secluded and upscale, you really feel like you’re in Tuscany in this upcountry Maui venue.

3. Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm

At 4000 ft. elevation, the lavender farm in upcountry Maui is a hidden gem. It’s quiet, picturesque, and nice and cool. The views of Maui are epic too!

4. Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

This one often flies under the radar, but I love this expansive property just outside of Makawao town. There’s an old mill area to get married, a large reception lawn and reflecting pool, and some really cool monkeypod trees!

Tropical Maui Wedding Venues

1. Maui Tropical Plantation

Mountains, palms, ponds, and lots of space: that’s what you can expect from a wedding at the Maui Tropical Plantation. I love the grounds here and the light in the afternoon is basically a photographer’s dream.

2. Gannon’s Restaurant

Just a short drive from the beach in Wailea is Gannon’s restaurant and golf course. With two different lawns to get hitched on, this place has diversity and is pretty kind to budget-conscious couples. There are also spectacular views of Molokini and Kaho’olawe in the distance!

3. Dragon Fruit Farm

Situated above Launiopoko Beach Park in Lahaina, Dragon Fruit Farm gives you 180-degree views of the ocean below and off-shore islands of Kaho’olawe and Lana’i.

4. Pineapple Chapel (Formerly the Steeple House)

This venue is great for versatility and having an indoor/outdoor space – which is rare for a private venue. The bride can get ready on-site and the chapel is air-conditioned in case you want to move festivities inside. It’s a 2-minute drive to Ironwoods Beach which is perfect for portraits!







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westin maui wedding in kaanapali, maui


I’m here to answer any questions you may have about choosing your venue here on Maui! Just drop me a line and let’s chat!


How much do Maui wedding venues cost?

Prices vary between $500 and $8000 depending on the day of the week, amount of guests, and the number of hours it is needed for. I encourage you to reach out directly to venues to see their costs!

How far in advance should I book my wedding venue?

For more popular properties like the Olowalu Plantation House ,I recommend booking a year to a year and a half in advance. Other venues you can book on a shorter time frame – but if you want first crack at dates, a year out is a good rule of thumb!

What if the vendors I want aren't on the venue's list?

Most Maui wedding venues are pretty open about their policies when it comes to outside shooters. Vendor lists can be compiled in several ways. Some vendors have to pay to be on the venue’s list and some venues will charge you extra to bring your own vendors on board. It’s best to ask your wedding venue about this upfront so you don’t get any surprises later on!

What happens if it rains?

Most venues here on Maui have space for a tent in case it rains! And some venues, like the Steeple House at Kapalua, have a built-in indoor space in case you need to move festivities inside!

Are there any restrictions for certain wedding venues?

The most common issue I run into is the rules applied to Kaanapali Beach in Lahaina. It is illegal to conduct commercial activity on the beach. This means if you are getting married at the Hyatt, Sheraton, Westin, or any other venues on Kaanapali, you cannot have photos on the beach!



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