12 Stunning Places to Get Married on Oahu
Looking for the best place to get married on Oahu? I’m here to help!
Hawaii offers stunning natural views around every corner, so any location you choose to get married will be absolutely perfect. Even so, when you’re trying to shorten the list and select the best place to share your “I do’s”, the sheer number of options might feel a bit daunting.
To help narrow down your list, I’ve compiled a list of 12 breathtaking wedding venues on Oahu. I’ve photographed so many weddings in Hawaii, and can tell you from experience: you can’t go wrong by choosing any one of these beautiful Oahu venues.
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Tropical Hotels and Resorts
Oahu residents and island visitors alike love the tropical elegance of a hotel or resort wedding. Oahu has some of the best hotels in Hawaii featuring beautiful outdoor settings with epic views of the ocean and mountains.
Here are some of the top hotels and resorts to get married at on Oahu.
In Hawaiian, Lanikuhonua means “where heaven meets the earth,” and it’s true that this wedding location is a little slice of paradise.
Located on the beautiful west side of the island in Ko Olina, Lanikuhonua provides an elegant setting for the perfect outdoor wedding. With an expansive green lawn surrounded by palm trees, the ocean, and other tropical splendor, Lanikuhonua is a dream location to start your life together.
Learn more about Lanikuhonua.
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel
The Royal Hawaiian is one of the most romantic and iconic wedding venues in all of Hawaii. Affectionately nicknamed “the pink lady”, the Royal Hawaiian is known for its soaring rose-colored turrets, lush gardens, and shore-front views of Waikiki beach.
The Royal Hawaiian offers both indoor and outdoor venues and can accommodate wedding events of up to 500 guests. Located in the heart of Waikiki, there are many nearby activities for your wedding guests to enjoy.
Learn more about the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
Turtle Bay Resort
The north shore of Oahu is known for it’s relaxed vibes, epic sunsets, and great beaches. It’s no wonder many people choose to get married at Turtle Bay, the only resort in the area!
If you’re a movie buff, you’ll probably recognize this resort from Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Yet, as beautiful as the resort appears on screen, somehow it’s even more stunning in person.
Turtle Bay offers outdoor ballrooms, ocean-front pavilions, and wedding ceremonies on the beach. It also has many unique and stunning places to take your wedding photos–– from neighboring Kawela Bay to the Turtle Bay horse stables.
Learn more about Turtle Bay.
The Moana Surfrider first opened back in 1901 as the first hotel in Waikiki. Ever since, this “first lady of Waikiki” has been a popular destination and wedding venue for couples from around the world.
Recognizable for it’s large white pillars, the Moana Surfrider offers ocean-front ceremony locations and magnificent ballrooms for your reception. It’s a romantic and timeless location to celebrate your vows.
Learn more about the Moana Surfrider.
Beautiful and Lush Gardens
If an expansive hotel wedding isn’t quite what you’re looking for, consider an intimate event at one of Oahu’s many great outdoor wedding venue locations.
Queen Emma Summer Palace
Once the summer retreat home of a Royal Hawaiian family, Queen Emma Summer Palace offers a historic charm you’ll fall in love with.
The palace offers a beautiful terrace and vintage reception hall for your wedding. The true beauty of this location though is its majestic gardens filled with vibrant flowers and greenery.
Learn more about the Queen Emma Summer Palace.
A hidden gem on the east side of the island, Haiku Gardens is a great venue for a lush, tropical wedding. Not only is this venue nestled within a stunning tropical garden, it also features views of the island’s iconic Koolau mountain range.
Say your vows in the garden’s gazebo, next to its tranquil pond on the garden’s pristinely-kempt lawn. Then host your reception at the delicious Haleiwa Joe’s, which perches above and overlooks the garden.
Learn more about Haiku Gardens.
The Bayer Estate
Located on the south side of Oahu, the Bayer Estate is an oceanfront property you and your guests won’t soon forget. The estate offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere, ocean-front views, and tropical gardens.
If you’re looking for an intimate “backyard wedding” feeling, then the Bayer Estate may be the perfect space.
Learn more about the Bayer Estate.
Hawaii is more than just palm trees and beaches, and it would be a shame to miss out on experiencing Oahu’s beautiful countryside. If you’re looking for a stunning Hawaii wedding experience, you won’t be disappointed by the views and service these country venues offer.
Kualoa Ranch encompasses over 4,000 acres of stunning natural tropical beauty. In fact, you’ve probably already seen this treasure in movies like Jurassic Park, and Godzilla.
Whether you’re looking for a sandy beach, historic venue, or tropical garden, Kualoa Ranch has it all. The ranch even features delicious farm-to-table menu options for your reception.
Learn more about Kualoa Ranch.
For nature lovers, Dillingham Ranch is the perfect oasis to celebrate your big day. From the nearby horse stables and polo field, to the beautiful peacocks that roam the ranch, this area is one you and your guests will truly enjoy.
Dillingham Ranch is a historic 2,700 acre property with beautiful, quiet beaches and green fields. This incredibly serene property just feels like Hawaii and offers many options for couples looking to get married on the grounds.
Learn more about Dillingham Ranch.
Mid-Pacific Country Club
If you envision a country-club atmosphere for your special day, then you’ll love this venue. The Mid-Pacific Country Club is located in Kailua on the east side of the island and can host up to 250 guests.
Mid-Pac provides a few areas for wedding-day events with views of the ocean, mountains, or golf course as your backdrop.
Learn more about the Mid-Pacific Country Club.
On the North Shore of Oahu up above Waimea Valley sits Sunset Ranch. This 30-acre property is home to many horses, an avocado and citrus farm, and lush botanical gardens. It also features stunning views of the ocean and mountains.
Sunset Ranch offers a rustic indoor barn as well as tropical gardens and expansive outdoor venues to choose from.
Learn more about Sunset Ranch.
Preserve Your Wedding with Stunning Photos!
Your Oahu wedding deserves to be cherished forever. Make sure you work with a photographer who can expertly photography your love and the stunning Oahu venue you choose for your big day.
Hawaii is the most breathtaking place for wedding photography I’ve ever seen. No matter where on the island you celebrate your vows, I would love to help capture the magic of your big day.
Contact me with any questions. I would love to talk with you and learn about your upcoming wedding in Hawaii.