Makena is a beautiful area of south Maui that is relatively untouched. Besides the few deluxe resorts in the area, there are many pristine Maui beaches tucked away for your special day. You’ll find easy access next door in Wailea and Kihei for all your wedding needs.
Shooting Makena weddings is always a treat. The area surrounding the beaches has a raw Hawaiian ambiance that brightens any photograph.
Kaanapali Beach and Airport beach are currently off limits to weddings and commercial photography due to maui County regulations.
Kaanapali is located on the upper west side of Maui. The beaches here are world class and pristine. People come from all over the world to get married in this tropical area (on properties). You’ll find that Kaanapali offers many wedding opportunities. Below we’ve listed some locations and vendors that may be helpful when getting married in Kaanapali.
The Resort Quest Kaanapali Shores
On Kaanapali Beach, this resort offers a great place to stay for your guests and has incredible amenities. They have tennis courts, a fitness center, a putting green, and activities for the kids.
Ka’anapali Beach Hotel
With a great oceanfront garden for your wedding ceremony, Kaanapali Beach Hotel is a wonderful place to tie the knot. They have a catering department and also have indoor and outdoor locations for the reception. Contact them at (808)667-0164.
Offering marriage at sea out of Lahaina and Kaanapali, the Shangri-La will sail you and your loved ones to any one of many breath-taking views for your wedding ceremony. This luxurious catamaran will whisk you away to a private cove with incredible ocean views.
Bridal Beauty Spa
Spa Moana at the Hyatt Regency specializes in taking care of the bride and bridal party for all there beauty needs in Kaanapali. Call Josay Fernandez at (808) 667-4727 for reservations and information.
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Getting married upcountry will be unforgettable. On the slopes of Haleakala you’ll take advantage of the cooler climate and spectacular views. This area offers views of the west Maui Mountains, the green central valley, the North Shore, and the South Shore of Maui. The areas around here are Haiku, Makawao, and Kula. Some have even ventured to get married up at the Haleakala Crater.
Below are some service providers in this area. Please contact us with more that you’ve found.
Kapalua is incredibly romantic and known to produce the perfect climate and setting for weddings. Not only are Kapalua Weddings special because of the beaches, but also because of the world class amenities there. This area is high end with remarkable golf courses and large oceanfront homes. Below we’ve listed some great places and providers in Kapalua.
The Plantation House Restaurant
For a great spot for rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception, Kapalua’s Plantation House Restaurant is what you need. The main dining room can accommodate 150 and the lower lawn has incredible views of the Kapalua coastline. Call Joanie Kirk to plan your events at (808) 669-6299.