Big Island Wedding Locations

Here are a few locations to choose from.  Click on the photos to enlarge and for a short description, along with any fees associated with the location. Which is best? Read Minister Doug's blog on choosing a wedding location.  Seeing stars? This means that we recommend this location.
#1 Kukio Beach
#1 Kukio Beach

Entrance is through Four Seasons Hualalai resorts. Sandy beach. About 30 minutes from downtwon Kailua-Kona. $50 ROE Permit Fee + $25 Travel Fee

#2 Makalawena Beach
#2 Makalawena Beach

For the adventurous - Some say that this is the islands best beach. Soft sand, clear waters, and no crowds, but it takes some work to get to. Ask about the all inclusive Makalawena Package or add an additional $275 fee for travel and beach permit

Waikoloa Beach
Waikoloa Beach

Great location if staying at a Waikoloa area resort. Beautiful sunset views any time of year. Good location for just bride & groom ceremonies or groups of 6 or less. No permit necessary. $50 travel fee.

Waipio Valley
Waipio Valley

Valley of the Kings - 4 wheel drive vehicle (not all wheel) is needed to get down to the beach. Beautiful green forest that opens to a black sand beach. Can be windy. 10am start at the latest is best. Ask about our Waipio Adventure Package. $200

Old Airport Beach Park
Old Airport Beach Park

Convenient if staying in or near downtown Kailua Kona. Please ask us about this location

Location #9 (Aerial View)
Location #9 (Aerial View)

Please ask us about this location. No travel fees or permit. Convenient if staying in or near downtown Kailua-Kona. Because this location is near downtown Kona, it can get busy, and there may be multiple ceremonies occurring at once.

Hapuna Beach
Hapuna Beach

Hapuna Beach - Sandy beach, nice sunset view, but a very popular beach. If you're looking for any amount of seclusion, this is probably not the best beach for you. Can be crowded at times. Small parking fee required. Sunset is best. $75 Travel Fee in addition to $50 Beach Permit Fee

#8 Punaluu Black Sand Beach
#8 Punaluu Black Sand Beach

Approximately 100 minutes from Kailua-Kona. $150 fee for travel in addition to ROE permit fee.

Location #9 (Aerial View)
Location #9 (Aerial View)

"End of the World" as many locals call it. 30 minutes from downtown Kona. Scenic lava cliff overlook. Waves crashing into lava wall can make for nice photos. $30 travel fee. Sunset only is recommended as the lava rock collects and gives off a lot of heat during the day.