All of the listed beaches are sandy (unless otherwise stated) with rock formations and foliage to create beautiful wedding memories and photographs.
This is the area from Pa'ia and Ku'au to Hana. There is more rain on this side of the island.
~ Minimal fee required for State permit for an event on any public beach or park
Ku'au Beach ~ Ku'au, Pa'ia, Maui, Hawaii
This beach is in front of Mama's Fish House Restaurant in Pa'ia. It is a beautiful sandy beach. It is good for a small wedding of around a dozen. There is limited parking, but no public restrooms.
Baldwin Beach Park ~ Pa'ia, Maui, Hawaii
If you really want a beach wedding on the North Shore, this site is acceptable. It is a busy park often used by the locals. This site is acceptable for a small to large wedding parties. There is a large parking lot and public restrooms.
Also see Kanaha Beach Park in Central and Mokolea Point at Ho'okipa Beach in North Shore.
There are many waterfalls on this side of the island. Free is a bit of a misnomer, it can be expensive to get to them, and there may be precarious trails to climb. Most waterfall weddings are held in the fee paid gardens or are reached by helicopter.
Mokolea Point at Ho'okipa Beach ~ Ku'au, Maui, Hawaii
The lava flow forming Mokolea Point runs far into the ocean creating an exotic scene. However, it is a tricky hike and it often has strong winds (that is why it is famous for wind surfing). This site is only for the small adventurous wedding party, insisting on the North Shore. A full-length wedding gown or veil is not appropriate for this location. Hana Highway, almost to mile marker #9. There are plenty of parking and public restrooms at Ho'okipa Beach Park.
Restaurants, Gardens & Other Facilities, North and East Maui
~ Fees may apply
Mama's Fish House, Restaurant & Inn ~ Pa'ia, Maui, Hawaii
This world renowned restaurant in the Ku'au neighborhood, fronts a small sandy beach with a grassy coconut grove. This wedding site is great if you are planning a reception dinner at the restaurant following the ceremony. The restaurant has valet parking and restrooms in the restaurant. 799 Poho Place. Fees apply.
Keali'i Nui Botanical Gardens (aka North Shore Cliffside) ~ Haiku, Maui, Hawaii
The name says it all in Hawaiian, The Royal Best. This is an 11-acre oceanfront garden off the infamous Hana Highway. It was once the site of an ancient Hawaiian royal village. A lush tropical garden, the land itself manifests the ancient spirit of aloha to bless your wedding, reception, or any special event. There is the ocean or waterfall for a ceremony backdrop. Proceeds from garden fees go to fund the mission and preservation of the garden. The tent area will accommodate 80 people, and the lawn area will hold more. There are also cottages available for an over night stay. Fees apply. www.MauiEstate.com
Garden of Eden ~ Haiku, Maui, Hawaii
This amazing 26 acre garden sitting high above the ocean is on the infamous Hana Highway, between Kailua and Keanae (mile marker 10.5 on Highway 360) 26 miles from Kahului. There are many backdrops from which to choose your unique wedding spot, the gazebo, Puohokamoa Waterfall, Keopuka Rock (as seen in the movie Jurassic Park), rain forest, flowers, ponds, and of course, the ocean, the list goes on. Fees apply.
~ Fees may apply
Pua Le'a & Co ~ Haiku, Maui, Hawaii
This wedding site is on the ruins of an old sugar mill established in 1857. Do not let the word ruins discourage you. This location was featured in the 2003 Summer Edition of Pacific Rim Weddings. There is a lush tropical and an old restored house that is available to the bride for a dressing room, or you can rent it for a honeymoon suite. Fees apply.