Hawaii Guide


Kauai Wedding Services and Venues

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Kauai weddings are an ideal choice for couples who are looking for their dream wedding in a tropical beach destination. Many of the top hotels and resorts offer wedding packages to help you make the most of your big day. These include assistance from qualified and experienced planners who will cover the location, the wedding cake, flowers, photographer, ceremony and any other requirements a couple may have. Hawaii's friendliness and hospitable attitude creates a pleasant atmosphere for both the wedding and the honeymoon. Kauai's outstanding natural beauty, stunning beaches and laid back atmosphere makes it a perfect romantic holiday destination. An alternative to getting married on the beach would be to have a wedding at the bottom of one of Kauai's spectacular waterfalls.

The first step towards acquiring a marriage license is to write to the Honolulu Marriage License Office:

State Department of Health Building
1250 Punchbowl Street
HI 96813
tel: 1 808 586 4545.

They will send you information on any legal details and also point you in the direction of a local who can dispense the marriage license. The cost of the license is not prohibitive about the same as a night's stay one of Kauai's motels. Same sex couples cannot obtain marriage licenses in Hawaii after a ruling in 1999 by the Supreme Court. If you decide to plan your wedding yourself without the assistance of a wedding planner then the agent can advise you on where to go to get married.

Planners, Coordinators and Photographers

Aloha Wedding Planners provide wedding services throughout the whole of Hawaii, not just on Kauai. (1 808 943 2711).

Coconut Coast Weddings and Honeymoons are wedding photographers and organizers who also arrange honeymoon packages (1 808 826 5557).

Mohala Wedding Services organize weddings in different locations on the island: in a tropical garden setting with a lagoon on Kauai's east coast; in the pretty Japanese garden on Kukuiolono golf course; at Hanalei Bay Resort on the cliffs overlooking the Bay; or on one of Kauai's many stunning beaches, such as Shipwreck Beach near the Hyatt Regency Resort or Waipouli Beach on the east coast.(1 808 821 8199)

Many of the resorts offer extensive wedding services ranging from simply providing a location for the ceremony and letting you arrange your own event, to organizing the entire event down to the flowers and the cake.

Princeville Hotel is incredibly plush with access to extensive facilities including one of Kauai's top golf courses. They have wedding coordinators and a grand ballroom which is ideal for receptions. The Princeville Hotel is located on Kauai's dramatically beautiful north shore with spectacular views over the ocean and the mountains behind the hotel.(1 808 826 9644)

The Radisson Kauai Beach Resort in Lihue provides wedding services to engaged couples and also has honeymoon accommodation. Unfortunately the beach is not safe for swimming but the Radisson provides access to pools, tennis courts, a spa and a fitness centre with a great range of treatments, sauna and gym equipment. There is a free drinks party every evening by the pool with live entertainment.(1 808 245 1955)