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West Maui Wedding Locations

West Maui Wedding Locations


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This is the area around Lahaina and Ka'anapali to Kapalua. Lahaina to Ka'anapali has weather much like the south side. North of Ka'anapali can have a few more afternoon showers, but drier than other areas of the island.

West Maui Beaches

Minimal fee required for State permit for an event on any public beach or park. All of the listed beaches are sandy (unless otherwise stated) with rock formations and foliage to create beautiful wedding memories and photographs.

Kapalua Bay ~ Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
Is a great snorkeling beach, but early morning or sunset leaves the beach fairly open for Maui weddings. It is a gorgeous bay with the black lava rock and the reef the water has amazing color. There are palm trees and tropical plants. This wedding site is good for a small to moderate size wedding party, there is a small parking lot with additional street parking. There are public restrooms. As of January 2008, there is construction in the area.

Kapalua Bay Maui

Mokuleia Beach ~ Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
This is a nice beach with a nice lava rock backdrop. This wedding site is good for mid-day weddings with the adventurous couple for a more casual wedding party. The lighting can be a bit difficult. There is a long set of concrete stairs and then a tricky area to the beach, easy for the agile; impossible for heels. The north end is often overcast and rainy in the afternoon. This wedding site is good for a small wedding party, there are a few parking stalls along the highway.

Mokuleia Beach Maui

Napili Bay ~ Maui, Hawaii
This is a wonderful beach with palm trees, and tropical plants. This location has a little sandy reef that allows for a very small intimate wedding on a lava rock point. It can be busy during the day, but usually quiets for a sunset wedding. This location is best for small wedding parties. There is street parking, but no public restrooms.

Napili Bay Maui

Baby Beach ~ Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
Tucked away in a small oceanside neighborhood, this convenient little beach is named for its gentle surf. It is a sand and pebble beach. There are palm trees and tropical plants. You may get a sailboat or cruise ship in the background, a good location for couples coming from a cruise ship docking in Lahaina Town. There is limited street parking and no public restrooms.

Lahaina Baby Beach Maui

Ka'anapali Beach at Black Rock ~ Ka'anapali, Maui, Hawaii
The State of Hawaii prohibits commercial activity for this beach as a wedding site.

Oneloa Bay (aka Ironwoods Beach) ~ Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
This beach faces northeast and does not have a sunset. You reach the beach by several sets of steps and it has steep slopes; high heels are discouraged. As of January 2008, the path is very eroded and can be slippery, it should be fhe very agile. This wedding site is only for moderate sized weddings parties, but there is limited parking and no public restrooms.

Ironwoods Maui

Kahekili Beach (aka Old Airport Beach) ~ Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
The State of Hawaii prohibits commercial activity for this beach as a wedding site.

Kahekili Beach Grassy Overlook (aka Old Airport Beach) ~ Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
The State of Hawaii prohibits commercial activity for this beach as a wedding site.

Restaurants, Gardens & Other Facilities, West Maui

~ Fees may apply

Ka'anapali Beach Cabana ~ Ka'anapali, Maui, Hawaii
This wedding site is a part of the Maui Eldorado Condominium Resort. It is a great wedding site if you are a guest at the resort. They require a three night minimum stay. The cabana and terrace is large and can handle a wedding party up to 50. The cabana has a built in bar. We can have outside vendors for a reception, cake, and champagne. There is plenty of parking and restrooms.

Mauian Wedding Site ~ Napili, Maui, Hawaii
This wedding site is part of the Mauian Hotel, a quaint little studio condominium style hotel that sits in front of Napili Bay. It has nice grassy grounds you can use after your wedding on the adjoining beach. If you and your wedding party occupy five rooms, you can use the grounds for no additional charge. We can bring in our own cake, champagne, and catering. This wedding site is best for a party of no more than 20. There is parking and resort restrooms. www.Mauian.com

Churches & Wedding Chapels

~ Fees may apply

All Catholic weddings must be conducted inside the church. There are additional requirements. Ask your wedding planner about a Catholic ceremony.

Ka'anapali Congregational Church ~ Ka'anapali, Maui, Hawaii
The church overlooks Honkokai Beach. This wedding site is good for a small wedding. Fees apply.

Maria Lanakila ~ Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
This Catholic church is available for non-denominational weddings Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 2 PM, except during lent. Fees apply.

Kumulani Chapel ~ Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
This little chapel is located at the Ritz Carlton Resort & Spa. It sits next to the golf course and is close to the cliffs overlooking the ocean. There is also a gazebo that you can use for photographs. Fees apply.

Holy Innocents Episcopal Church ~ Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
This little church is available for non-denominational weddings. There is a beautiful lawn next to the ocean. Fees apply.

Lahuiokalani Chapel ~ Honokowai, Maui, Hawaii
This non-denominational church is in Honokowai above Ka'anapali Beach. After your wedding ceremony, we can cross the street for sunset photographs on the beach. The chapel bells will ring after you recite your vows. Fees apply.

Private Estates

~ Fees may apply

Olowalu Plantation Estate ~ Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
This popular ocean front wedding site is located between Ma'alaea Bay and Lahaina. There is a grassy area fronting the ocean. If rain threatens, we can erect a tent. It includes a concrete dance floor. The fees include the main part of the house and a bedroom for the bride to use for dressing. It is good for wedding parties from 25 to 300. There is ample parking and restrooms. The fees vary according to wedding size. We can bring in our own cake, champagne, and catering. This location must be booked well in advance. Sometimes as much as 12 to 18 months.


South Side, West Side, North Shore & East, Central, and Upcountry.

Akia Weddings & Events, Maui Hawaii Wedding Planners
PO Box 2099 Kihei, 96753
Phone: 808.870.5525
info@akiaweddings.com