Planning a wedding is exciting, rewarding, and occasionally challenging, regardless of the location, especially if you’re hoping to recite your heartfelt vows in the wintertime. Winter weather, even in the lower half of the United States is exceptionally unpredictable during the cooler months, which is why so many couples choose the Island of Hawaii for a truly jaw-dropping destination wedding. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has quickly emerged as one of the premier Hawaii wedding venues thanks to our glorious oceanfront ceremony locales, professional wedding planning staff, and authentic Hawaiian catering services. Avoid the unpredictability of a mainland winter with a warm, sunny, and utterly beautiful Hawaii wedding here in Waimea, HI.
Jaw-Dropping Hawaii Wedding Venues
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has four picturesque Hawaii wedding venues: Hole Number 3, North Pointe Lawn, North Garden, and Manta Ray Lookout. Our highly-trained, personable staff will pair you with the ceremony location that perfectly suits your wedding party’s size. Hole Number 3 is our most popular ceremony option, mainly because of its heart-melting Pacific Ocean and Kohala Coast backdrop. Even if you don’t enjoy the game of golf, you’ll be swept off your feet by these views! The North Point Lawn is expansive, beautiful, and convenient as this large lava stone patio is a short stroll from a wide variety of on-site reception possibilities. After saying “I do” with a smile on your face and tear in your eye, the entire wedding party can pose for long-lasting photos across our 60-acre oceanfront property.
We’re one of the only Hawaii wedding venues to have six distinct reception possibilities, including Luau Grounds, Garden Terrace, and Kauna’oa Ballroom. The indoor Kauna’oa Ballroom is our newest venue, making it a popular option for couples who’re looking for a luxurious, contemporary locale to enjoy authentic gourmet cuisine and a breathtaking sunset. We use the aptly-named Luau Grounds for our world-famous weekly luau, so this tropical venue already has an existing bar, stage, buffet, and an imu (underground oven). These grounds are entirely encircled by mature trees, tropical flowers, and, of course, sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.
The Garden Terrace is the perfect middle ground between the indoor Kauna’oa Ballroom and outdoor Luau Grounds. This covered yet open terrace seats up to 30 guests making it a popular option for vow renewals and small destination weddings. With hundreds of menu possibilities, we recommend browsing through our up-to-date Banquet Menus to get a feel for what our world-class, on-site caterer offers. Most couples choose between an authentic luau, complete with roasted suckling pig, poi, and lomi lomi salmon, or the “Mauna Kea Clambake,” which includes a wide variety of fresh-caught seafood.
Start Your Honeymoon
After a picture-perfect ceremony, a fabulous photo session, an elegant dinner, and unforgettable late-night festivities, retreat to your ocean-view suite to begin a dreamlike Hawaiian honeymoon. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel not only rests along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Kohala Coast, but we provide newlyweds with ocean-view fine dining, exclusive access to breathtaking Kaunaʻoa Beach, and unlimited golf at the award-winning Mauna Kea Golf Course. You can also embark on a helicopter tour, hike through the jaw-dropping Waipio Valley, and play a tennis match steps away from the ocean’s edge. Browse through our Hawaii wedding packages to find one the perfectly suits your style and budget before filling out this form to begin the planning process!