Kauai Wedding Locations
Kauai is blessed with the best beaches in all Hawaii, but all beaches in the State are by law public and require a State issued Right of Entry Permit. However, when you have a large group of guests attending your wedding or you want your dream wedding in a location with more privacy we recommend you choose one of the locations listed below. These are privately owned sites exquisitely landscaped and maintained, so a use fee will be charged by the owner. Surrounded by lush tropical shades of green, Orchids, Plumerias and other exotic flowers, you and your guests will feel transported to a story book setting in Old Hawaii.
Kauai Weddings in Tropical Gardens, Lush, Exotic, Idyllic Immersed in Nature Wedding Sites
It has been our experience that many couples who are planning to have a wedding reception often prefer a Garden Locations to host both the ceremony and wedding reception at the same place. We recommend a restaurant with a wedding site or a private garden with an area perfect for a catered celebration. Wedding sites listed here have a fee attached that varies depending on the number of people attending the wedding and reception.
Tropical Garden Locations
Na Aina Kai Botanical Garden on Kauai’s north shore affords you an exquisite ambience of tropical flowers and lush vegetation in a variety of enchanting locales for your special celebration. There is also a broad lawn with ocean view for that memorable catered reception.
Kukuiolono Gardens located on the southwest shore is an impeccably maintained Japanese garden with a distant ocean view. A short walk from the garden (2 minutes) is a private pavilion wonderful for intimate or medium size wedding parties.
Plantation Gardens with its magnificent orchid garden, cactus garden, lotus ponds and lush green foliage engulfs you in a paradisical peaceful setting. They also specialize in wedding receptions, large and small, at their elegant restaurant next to the ceremony site.
Smith Gardens, located in the sacred Wailua River Valley surrounds you with serene beauty backdropped by verdant mountains. Explore the expansive grounds and find a palm tree lined swan graced lagoon with a nearby Hawaiian grass hut, a field of red Awapuhi and Bird of Paradise, a red laquered arching bridge to a small island with Japanese garden and more. The grand ballroom hosts the most authentic luaus on Kauai.
Hanalei Bay Resort on the north shore offers a well manicured lawn, graced by an unforgettable mountains-to-bay panoramic backdrop with a breathtaking view of Makana/Bali Hai over Hanalei Bay. Great photo settings abound such as a man-made tumbling waterfall. This is an ideal location for intimate, medium and large weddings.
The Grand Hyatt Resort spared no expense creating an exquisite garden setting complete with waterfall, ponds, floral hedges, lawns and classic Wedding Gazebo overlooking the ocean. The restaurants and on-site luau are of a quality commensurate with a world renowned 5-Star Hotel.
Restaurants with Ocean View Wedding Sites
The Beach House on Kauai’s south shore, besides being one of the finest restaurants on the island, has a lovely manicured coastal lawn for your ceremony with a spectacular sunset view.
The Hukilau Lanai, located on the legendary Coconut Coast (east side) of Kauai is the perfect location for your upcoming wedding, reception or rehearsal dinner party. A beautiful lawn with an ocean view and mountains as a backdrop is well suited for small and large weddings. A private banquet room seating up to 100 guests or a smaller semi-private room seating up to 30 guests is available. Great for groups looking for an intimate private dinner atmosphere with excellent cuisine.
Remote South Shore Beach
Mahaulepu Beach, is an isolated breezy beach on Kauai’s south shore A couple or small wedding party willing to 4-wheel drive a rugged unpaved road then a bit of hiking will be rewarded with a view of idyllic Kawailoa Bay. This rocky outcrop you see pictured below overlooking Kawailoa Bay separates Mahaulepu Beach to the right from a tiny sheltered cove beach to the left. A travel fee of $75 is added to your wedding package when you pick this beach location.
Rainbow Weddings is dedicated to take great care to do our very best in helping you select the wedding site and venue for your reception that fits your style and your taste. It is our pleasure to share our Aloha Spirit from the time you book your wedding with us to the very completion of your ceremony and reception.