Subscribe RSS

Archive for the Category "Maui Weddings"

Old Lahaina Luau Mar 27

Known as the most authentic Hawaiian luau, the Old Lahaina Luau on Maui is celebrating its 29th year of aloha in 2015. Located on the historic grounds of Moali’i , the multi talented cast of dancers, chanters and musicians guide visitors through the story of old Hawai’i in a direct oceanfront setting.

Before the Luau begins visitors are encouraged to check in early to learn about cultural experiences such as pounding poi, husking coconut or even learning how to hula. Then enjoy a beachside sunset and the best of food and entertainment the islands have to offer. I strongly suggest to my clients that they book in advance as it does sell out nightly.

Old Lahaina Luau is located oceanfront at 1251 Front Street, Lahaina,HI 96761

** Destination Weddings are arranged through White Orchid Weddings on the Luau grounds.

For more information about booking your vacation to Maui contact Linda DancerMaui Master Destination Specialist  Email  linda@honeymoonsinc.com

Direct Line 828-256-1520   or  Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331

 

Ka’anapali Beach Hotel – Maui’s Most Hawaiian Hotel Feb 13

Located on the beautiful sands of Maui’s Ka’anapali Beach, the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel embodies the spirit of Hawaiian ho’okipa (Hospitality) in everything aspect of the resort.  The employee mission statement written in 1986, strives to share aloha from the heart of all employees and this generous spirit is shared to all hotel guests. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel has been developed in such a way as to enhance employee understanding and appreciation of the Hawaiian culture, preserve for future generation, and for employees to be able to share with guest of the hotel. This spirit has helped the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel win many awards over the years including  being voted Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel by the Waiaha Foundation,  #1 Best Value in the State of Hawai’i by Travel & Leisure Magazine, “Best Places to Stay Gold List” in the Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards. 

While you may not find luxury appointments found at other Maui Hotels and Resorts, I guarantee you will find the warmest team of employees ready to enhance your stay at their resort and your visit to Maui- whether as a first time visitor to the island or returning home I would urge you to consider a stay at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel.

To book your trip to Maui-Contact Linda DancerMaui Master Destination Specialist

Email  linda@honeymoonsinc.com

Direct Line 828-256-1520  or Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331

 

Fairmont Resorts in Hawai’i Jan 03

 

The Fairmont Orchid – located on Hawai’i Island (The Big Island) is a AAA Four Diamond resort located on the sunny Kohala Coast. A 32-acre oceanfront luxury paradise the Fairmont Orchid offers guests access to golf, tennis,six restaurants, year round children’s facilities and a white sand lagoon.

Home to the famous  Spa Without Walls,which features massage hales(huts), indoor treatment rooms,a steam room,dry sauna, oceanfront massage options as well as a boutique with spa products. The Fitness Center features all the latest in fitness equipment, daily seaside yoga, pool aerobics and a world-class tennis pavilion.

Complimentary Daily activities include Hawaii Arts & Crafts and cultural hikes around the resort exploring ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs and lava shelter caves.

A golfer’s paradise The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Golf Courses  provides a challenge for pros and amateurs alike with two award winning- Par 72-  18 hold courses the North and the South, which are consistently listed as one of the world’s top golf resorts by readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine – amazing scenery featuring dramatic ocean views, lush tropical greenery with black lava as a backdrop.

Six Restaurants and Lounges can be found on property including Brown’s Beach House Restaurant(order the fresh ginger ale) ,Norio’s Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, Hale Kai Restaurant, Brown’s Deli, The Orchid Court, In room dining, Kahakai Bar and Luana Lounge.  In addition several other great local restaurants within the Mauna Lani Resort Complex are available as well.

Weddings are available with many romantic locations throughout the resort available to choose from , the wedding and event staff can hand every small detail to make your special day perfect, whether you want a formal backdrop, barefoot with toes in the sand, waterfalls and lush foliage, a coconut palm grove or incorporate a Hawaii Outrigger Canoe.

It is said a little slice of Heaven waits for you at The Fairmont Orchid , visitors will not be disappointed.

White sand beach lagoon

White sand beach lagoon

Massage Hale at Spa Falls

Massage Hale at Spa Falls

Oceanfront pool area

Oceanfront pool area

Fairmont Kea Lani located on Wailea’s Polo Beach, Maui is Hawaii’s one of a kind villa luxury oceanfront resort. Offering spacious (860 square feet of living space)one bedroom suites and two story villas that are just teps from the ocean and include a private courtyard with plunge pool, fully equipped kitchen and barbecue grill – perfect for a family home away from home or for two couples traveling together on vacation. In addition to 24 hour in suite dining, Caffe Ciao Bakery & Deli( I suggest you grab a picnic basket to go when driving the Road to Hana or exploring the island), Polo Beach Grille and Bar, Kea Lani Restaurant or award winning fine dining fine options are available at Nick’s Fishmarket Maui offering the freshest in sea food and Ko which features plantation era cuisine influences by Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, Portugese, Korean and Japanese cultures. After dinner I suggest you watch the sunset from the open-air Luana Lounge – serving some of the world’s finest rums, extensive wine list, all your tropical Hawaiian favorites, Pupus and specialty martinis all while enjoying live entertainment.The Fairmont Kea Lani offers something for every traveler from the 140-foot water slide, toddler pool,free laundry facilities and sandy-bottom swimming beach. For couples on their honeymoon or anniversary trip they have an adults-only pool,two whirlpools and a swim-up bar. For those that are on a fitness regiment  they have a 24 hour fitness center, nearby tennis and adjacent to championship Wailea golf courses, a beauty salon and the new Willow Stream Spa. Fairmont Kea Lani also offers an award-winning Hawaiian Cultural Program. In addition to all the wonderful amenities on property so much is located nearby , world class shopping at the Shops at Wailea and other local restaurants.

But most importantly the most important amenity found at the Fairmont Kea Lani is the gracious aloha spirit from the resort staff add all this together and it is no wonder that year after year Fairmont Kea Lani wins so many awards and is the perfect vacation destination regardless of the reason for your trip to Hawaii.

To book your Hawaii Vacation at either Fairmont resort  Contact: Linda Dancer 

Toll Free: 1-888-811-1888ext 331  Direct Line: 828-256-1520 Email: linda@honeymoonsinc.com

 

Luana Lounge

Luana Lounge

Main pool area

Kea Lani-Main Pool

Kea Lani-Main Lobby

Kea Lani-Main Lobby

Five of my favorite Luaus Oct 25

Smith's Family Luau

For over fifty years the Smith Family Garden Luau as been hosting visitors on the island of Kaua’i, celebrating the spirit of Aloha.
Located within the Smith’s Tropical Paradise in the Wailua Marina State Park on the east side of the island, on grounds once reserved for Hawaiian royalty. Your evening begins as you receive your shell lei and you either take a narrated tram tour or a leisurely stroll around the 30-acre garden, but be advised the last tram tour departs at 530pm.
As with all luaus the main part of a luau for most is the feast, and you will not be disappointed, but for those that can’t wait for the music and tradidtional show they are in for a treat as well with Hawaiian hula, Tahitian drum dances and popular Samoan fire knife dance.
** Great location for destination weddings

Drums of the Pacific

Drums of the Pacific Luau at the Hyatt Regency Maui, sunset terrace on Ka’anapali Beach,Maui. Drums of the Pacific Polynesian Spectacular (a Tihati Production) offers takes guests on a visit throughout the Islands of Polynesia, beginning with the traditional imu ceremony, featuring dances from old Hawaii,Samoa,Fiji,New Zealand,Tahiti,Tonga and Rarotonga.
Guest are greated with a shell lei and mai tai or fruit punch, traditional arts and crafts demonstrations, torch lighting ceremony, all you can eat buffet with dessert bar,  and open bar –  general  and preferred seating available.

Old Lahaina Luau

Old Lahaina Luau – a Traditional Hula and feast – winner year after year for many awards including Best Luau and Best of Maui.
Located oceanfront at 1251 Front Street, Lahaina, Maui the location and layout of the traditional luau grounds  around a circular performance platform affords everyone a great view. This Luau  sells out nightly, so reservations in advance are a must. Also a great location for destination weddings 
Guest are greated with a flower lei greeting, tropical drink and personalized souvenir program, then escorted to your table and familiarized with the Luau grounds. The feast a wonderful buffet  and  premium open bar, at sunset the entertainment begins, the Hula is performed with respect and honor to ancient Hawaii – telling the story from Polynesian migration, the relationship of the Missionaries and the Merry Monarch (King Kalakaua) up to the more contemporty Hula.

Feast of Lele

Feast of LeLe is not your average luau, as the sun begins to set over the romantic, intimate oceanfront setting –The perfect luau for foodies.
Excellent  food is served plated  and served as courses, as opposed to buffet style of most other luaus throughout the islands. Another feature that I like is the layout of the tables  as opposed to long tables that are found at many luaus. Attention paid to every detail of  the evening.
I strongly suggest you book far in advance because it is likely to be sold out if you wait till you arrive on island.

'AHA'AINA

‘AHA’AINA  – A Royal Celebration-held oceanfront  at the Royal Hawaiian Resort on O’ahu– pays homage to Helumoa , the legendary playground of Hawaiian Royalty.
Waikiki’s only oceanfront sit-down vignette dinner show is a culinary journey through history -before there was a luau, there was Aha’Aina-(translates to gathering for a meal) a feast of food, mele(song)and hula.
Sit-down dinner service, open bar and spectacular entertainment ( the royal family costumes are gorgeous, loved the inclusion of the United States military in the timeline of the history of O’ahu as well)
Another great luau for foodies-  Held on Monday night only, so suggest you book before arriving to the island.
Contact: Linda Dancer  Direct Line: 828-256-1520 Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331

Technorati Tags: ,

Whaler’s Village (Maui) offers so much! Sep 27

Whaler's Village

Whaler’s Village Shopping Center located on Ka’anapali Beach, Maui offers visitors over 90 shops, beachfront dining at several restaurants, historical displays at the Whalers Village Museum and so much more. An eclectic mix of art galleries (http://www.lahainaprintsellers.com), clothing shops for all ages such as Blue Ginger, Pacific Treasures Boutique, BillaBong(Love the Sanuk Get Leid Loafers), Honolua Surf Co., Honolua Wahine and Tori Richard, Fine jewelry such as Baron & Leeds, Brighton(ask about their Hawai’i charm bracelet), Maui Divers, Na Hoku and Pandora. Have a long list of folks back home that you need to buy some special souvenir for? Not to worry you can find it at Whaler’s Village at stores such  ABC Stores, Honolulu Cookie Company,Martin & MacArthur, Totally Hawaiian Gift Gallery, Maui Toy Works, SWAROVSKI or something totally unique Lahaina Scrimshaw.
If during your shop till you drop outing at Whaler’s Village you should get hungry or thirsty  that is covered at the Food Court as well with everything from  Nikki’s Pizza, Subway,McDonald’s Express, Dragon Wall Express followed by something to cool you off at Haagen-Dazs or Yogurtland. Check out what is happening on Centerstage as well during your visit Lei-Making Classes, Hula Lessons and more.
But then there are those those romantic evenings on Maui, where you look  for the perfect mix  of sunsets  and fine dining-Whaler’s Village has that covered too!

Lei Lani's

Oceanfront dining at Leilani’s on the Beach offers the finest steaks,chops,ribs and the best of Hawaii’s fresh local fish and seafood, and the team at Leilani’s do an amazing job with intimate birthday parties, engagement dinners or rehearsal dinners (reservations accepted and suggested).Hula Grill offers live entertainment daily combined with wonderful island flavors, or Maui Fish & Pasta offers farm to table menu just steps from the beach, open air atmosphere overlooking the ocean,what better way to spend Happy Hour – Early Bird Specials –
The Star of the Show!

 

And then there are the Whales!

If you are lucky enough to visit Maui or her sister islands of Molokai or Lanai  during whale season, the star of the show will be the whales, and this one decided to visit while we were dining at Maui Fish & Pasta, so just another reason to visit Whaler’s Village. You just can’t plan these magical experiences so always have your camera handy so you do not miss the opportunity to catch them.

Whaler’s Village is Located on beautiful  Ka’anapali Beach:
2435 Ka’anapali Parkway – Lahaina, Maui  Hawai’i 96761 / Hours Daily: 930am-1000pm 
PARKING: Available in the multilevel parking garage adjacent to Whaler’s Village.
SHUTTLE SERVICE – Catch the free Ka’anapali Resort Shuttle from your hotel /the trolley picks up various times of the day  from 1000am to 1000pm from several hotels and resorts throughout the Ka’anapali Resort   OR the Lahaina Shuttle  is also an option for a nominal fee- Check with your hotel concierge for pick-up times and locations  depending upon your dates of travel.
Ka’anapali Beachwalk  if you are staying  at resorts  such as the Hyatt Regency Maui, Westin Maui, Ka’anapali Alii  a short walk from your resort along the ocean is another option for you.
Contact: Linda Dancer Direct Line: 828-256-1520 /Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331
Mendes Ranch – See Maui on Horseback! Jul 26

Breathtaking views

Family owned and operated  the Mendes Ranch offers visitors to Maui an opportunity to see Maui on horseback (they also offer ATV tours) while getting to know this wonderful family. The original Mendes arrived in Maui from the Azores Island,Portugal in 1866. The ranch is located on land homesteaded in the 1940’s by Manuel Mendes “Red” and his son Ernest Mendes, hard to say how they survived those early years of roughing it out on the ranch with no electricity, no running water,dirt roads over rocky terrain but somehow they managed. Now the ranch is ran by Ernest son Allan J Mendes, the ranch has grown to 3000 acres, 300 head of cattle and 80 horses.
The journey begins at the corral where you are greeted by real Paniolo’s(cowboys) you are introduced to your horse. Trail rides  take you across an actual working cattle ranch past breathtaking views such as the one featured here, through rolling pastures into lush rain forest and gaze down into Eki Crater to view some of Maui’s largest waterfalls. Narrated tours continue down the mountain where you will see Hawaiian taro patches and plantation homes, continue along Waihe’e Valley to the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean with amazing photo opportunities such  the one shown here of Pete & Terrie(two of my favorite clients) during their recent visit.

Pete & Terrie

In addition to horseback tours the ranch is now offering ATV rides  combined with a short walking tour with their guide as they share Maui history and the rich heritage of the Mendes Ranch.  ATV tours are 1 hour long and come with refreshments, various times are available,  long pants and closed toe shoes are required, helmets and eye protection are required and provided.
Looking for a unique wedding location?  A wedding gazebo situated on the top of a bluff provides unobstructed coastal views, imagine this setting as the sun begins to set over the mountain.
For more information on horseback or ATV tours  or Wedding information their email is  info@mendesranch.com.
Location:  3530 Kahekili Hwy. , Kahakuloa, Maui, Hawaii 96793
Ranch Office: (808) 244-7320   Reservations: (808) 871-5222
Contact: Linda Dancer  Direct Line (828) 256-1520  Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331
Maui – Below the Surface Apr 19

Diving in Maui

As a Maui Master Destination Specialist, I can confidently suggest tours,activities and restaurants on Maui, but since I am not a certified Scuba Diver, I decided to refer to my two favorite experts my husband and my son for their opinion of two of my favorite companies. Recently attending a family wedding on Maui, I had the perfect opportunity to book a couple days of diving for them, and although I had used  Hawaiian Rafting Adventures and Maui Dive Shop  for other clients in the past, I was a little nervous and crossed my fingers all would go well. It is so gratifying when your expectations are exceeded.
First dive was with Hawaiian Rafting Adventures, Capt. Stephen Juarez  quickly took charge of everything, the boat trip over to Lana’i was amazing ,they had the opportunity to watch whales playing in the warm waters off Maui first hand.  Leaving from Lahaina, the trip over to  Lana’i takes approximately 30 minutes, Capt. Steve knows exactly the spot to take divers- The Cathedrals was such a spiritual dive site, then they were treated to watching Lanai’s resident pod of over 100 spinner dolphins play and ride the bow as the travel along the shoreline of Lana’i.  Only one dive trip per day, 12 divers maximum, Capt. Steve does not have to be on a rigid time frame to rush back and grab another group of divers, so he is able to share special sites along the way with his divers. Capt. Steve never dives without digital cameras so divers are treated to slide shows of their day in the Digital Media Center in their store.
Cathedral Dive Site

On the second day, I had booked them with Maui Dive Shop  ( Wayne Allen – was their dive master)for the two tank  Molokini and St. Anthony Wreck Dive – I had snorkeled around Molokini  and I knew the underwater life that I could see was amazing, so I knew this would be a great site for them. St Anthony wreck dive is a 65 foot fishing boat that was sunk off Mokapu Beach in Wailea back in 1997, and at 60-70 feet deep is part of Maui’s only official artificial reef. Tires filled with concrete  are now home to over 50 species of fish and several green sea turtles call the wreckage home and are happy to pose for photos.

The second dive of the day was Molokini Crater, a marine sanctuary below and bird sanctuary above. The visibility here averages 100 feet and provides a panoramic view of underwater life. Molokini Crater is one of the few places on earth that a diver can see Hawaiian garden eels,masked angelfish,long-nose hawk fish and other fish endemic only in Hawaiian Island Waters.

My final justification came when we returned from Maui and the May 2013 issue of  PADI SPORT DIVER  was in the mailbox, and low and behold when my husband was flipping through the magazine on pages 66-68 they were featuring Hawaiian Rafting Adventures and Maui Dive Shop, and talked about the experiences they had just experienced on Maui.

Hawaiian Rafting Adventures  www.hawaiianrafting.com – Toll Free 1-866-529-2544

Located  1223 Front Street ,Lahaina  email divemaui@maui.net

Maui Dive Shop  www.mauidiveshop.com  Toll Free 1-800-542-3483  Email info@mauidiveshop.com

Contact Linda Dancer Toll Free 1-888-811-1888ext 331  Direct Line 828-256-1520 Email linda@honeymoonsinc.com

Technorati Tags: ,

So many reasons to get married in Hawai’i Mar 29
Amazing Locations
Congratulations on your engagement!
Let the search begin for the perfect location to have the ceremony of your dreams. As you begin to think about your guest list, wedding dates and possible locations I hope that you will include a destination wedding in Hawai’i on your list of options.
It is so easy to get married in Hawai’i:
** You do not need to be a resident of Hawai’i or even a citizen of the United States to be married in the Hawaiian Islands** No waiting period and no blood test** Simply complete a marriage license application and then you and  your future spouse must appear together before an official marriage license agent on the island you choose, currently the license fee is $60 cash ** Your marriage license will be valid for 30 days and after your ceremony a marriage certificate will be mailed to you.
Amazing locations – The islands of Hawai’i are truly one of the most romantic places on earth,so many beautiful options to choose from for your ceremony from simple and elegant on the beach such as this beach ceremony at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, lush rainforest throughout the islands,amazing botanical gardens,fern grotto,onboard a boat at sunset, by a waterfall,historic church or oceanfront chapel,beachfront restaurants such sa The Beach House Restaurant on Kauai , privately owned venues such as the White Orchid Beach House ,and I work with the wedding team at many resorts closely to plan my clients weddings as well. In addition several popular Luau venues such s Old Lahaina Luau on Maui and  Paradise Cove Luau on Oahu offer wedding packages before the luau and the wedding party can attend the luau for your celebration dinner or reception.

Fresh Orchids

So many Hawaiian Cultural Elements can be combined into your ceremony such as a lei (the symbol of love and aloha) worn by both the bride and groom whether a lei of flowers around the neck or a woven floral headband for the bride and an open strand of maile leaves for him. Blessed to have so many beautiful flowers that grow fresh on the islands such as orchids, plumeria, lokelani rose,ginger flowers,pikake,tuberrose just to name a few and when blended with more traditional wedding flowers -so romantic. Hawaiian Kahu (Ministers) will often incorporate their native language into the ceremony through beautiful chants or songs, others will dress in their native Hawaiian attire, many other beautiful cultural elements can be added.
Planning a destination wedding from afar can be stressful that is why it is so important to work with a travel professional and an experienced wedding coordinator so that together they can make sure you have the wedding of your dreams and no detail is left to chance. Every detail that you would normally have to consider when planning your wedding at home will be addressed from time,location,photographer,flowers,food,music,wedding cake, color scheme and wedding theme. Your travel professional will assist in coordinating accomodations, flights, rental cars for the wedding party as needed.
Once the ceremony is over,  you are already in the pefect place for your Honeymoon, whether you elect to remain on the same island for honeymoon or take a short flight to a neighbor island there are so many activities and experiences on each of the islands from sunset dinner cruises, waterfalls to explore, horseback riding, kayak to a secluded cove for a private picnic, oceanfront couples massages  the choice is endless.
Regardless of the island that you choose come experience the Pilialoha (Romance) that is Hawai’i  !
Direct Line 828-256-1520  or Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331
Ali’i Kula Lavender – Maui Jan 18

Ali'i Kula Lavender

Take a deep breath – exhale !  Again — if you smell the earthy/sweet essence of Lavender, you must be at  Ali’i Kula Lavender nestled at 4000 feet elevation on the slopes of Haleakala crater on the beautiful island of Maui.  True, Lavender is not native to Maui, the dream of Ali’i Chang   to bring Sustainable Aloha to the World more than came true.  Lavender  offers  a feeling of serenity and peace and being so versatile is used in lotions,candles,food, perfumes and aromatherapy.  With over 55,000  lavender plants blooming over 10 acres, Ali’i Kula Lavender  offers the first and only Lavender walking tour on Maui, a visit to the retail store is a must  as well ( my favorite product as an avid gardener )is  Organic Lavender Gardener Lotion – keeps mosquitoes and flies away,you smell good while gardening and the smell of lavender keeps you from being stressed out thinking about how much you have yet to complete on your to do list. Daily walking tours educate visitors on lavender as well as other incredible flora and fauna like hydrangea, bird of paradise and others.
Weddings

ALi’i Kula Lavender offers several tours, private tea parties and gatherings and private lavender estate weddings (the gazebos shown in these photos are two of the preferred locations),the views from here amazing.  Group rates for private functions can be arranged such as walking tours,Royal Tea Service,Wreath Making Tour and  Lavender Gourmet Lunch Baskets for the group can be arranged as well ( groups are a minimum of ten people) My group experienced yummy Lavender tea and scones during our visit.

Weddings at Ali’i Kula Lavender are a magical affair, for more information email weddings@aklmaui.com , as a world class Lavender Estate, wedding flowers could not be any fresher . A dedicated  wedding team is available on the farm to help with all of the details .
Ali’i Kula Lavender – 1100 Waipoli Road, Kula,Hawaii 96790    MAUI
Phone  (808) 250-1463 Website www.aklmaui.com  Groups aklreservations@aklmaui.com
Contact  Linda Dancer  Email linda@honeymoonsinc.com  or phone (828) 256-1520

Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,

Magical Weddings at Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Dec 28

Napili Lawn Ceremony ** photographer Ron Starr

Weddings at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua  are too special  not to deserve their own blog post.  Completing my series of three blog post about this amazing resort, there was simply no way I could just mention that they happen to do weddings at this resort in passing. Magical weddings at the Ritz-Carlton,Kapalua  capture the spirit of Hawaii with unforgettable ceremonies and fanciful receptions.  Whether an intimate ceremony and reception for just the bride and groom or a large wedding party the  dedicated wedding staff at Ritz-Carlton Kapalua can handle all the details from start to finish. Breathtaking views  from the cliffs  that overlook the ocean, expansive lawns, elaborate ballrooms  regardless of the theme of your wedding the team can handle everything from decor, culinary needs and wonderful personalized service.

The Honolua Chapel

 Venues  such as the Honolua Chapel shown here ( once served as a place of worship for the surrounding plantation community) seats 60, plantation style A-frame structure with a small steeple for couples looking for a more traditional location, The Gazebo – located just outside the Honolua Chapel offers ceremonies with up to 100 guests a ceremony with refreshing trade wind breezes and dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean,  The Napili Lawn – panoramic ocean views of the Kapalua Cliffside and Honolua Bay, centrally located between the hotel’s  Napili Wing and the ocean, The Beach House Lawn – this expansive  manicured beachfront lawn is ideal for large private wedding parties and receptions, great place for a private lu’au rehearsal or reception and finally The Lava Point – extraordinary view for intimate ceremonies of two to four people. The point is located near the picturesque Kapalua Bay Golf Course signature fifth tee, backdrop of Hawaiian sunsets and crashing surf- only available for sunset ceremonies, most couples incorporate a circle of flowers and traditional Hawaiian ceremony.

Lu'au ** Photographer Ron Starr

Reception Venues such as the Beach House Lawn – a traditional Hawaiian lu’au shown here  (Photographer Ron Starr)  work well in this space for large groups, The Anuenue Room  offers an elegant reception location on property featuring a marble bar,hardwood floors in the center,  and art pieces created by Maui artists. The Anuenue rooms opens to a spacious open-air lanai with views of Honolua Chapel,the Bay Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean, could be used for cocktail hour and then full plated sit down dinner as well  and The Plantation Ballroom  with indoor space and an expansive outdoor lanai this venue provides an elegant setting for receptions.  Decorated with soft-colored wall coverings, hand-carved mill-work and moldings, beautiful crystal chandeliers with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and West Maui Mountains.
Once you have decided upon your venue  the culinary team  can take care of arranging anything from  a Lu’au such as the one featured in this photo for your rehearsal dinner, international brunch, cocktail receptions followed by a plated wedding dinner, and then as your guests dance the night away and need a little extra energy to keep going surprise them with a Dessert & Specialty Coffee Station. Wedding Cakes by the pastry team are amazing to go along with your taste, theme or color scheme  you will have a hard time choosing between fondant or butter creme, french dots or swiss dots, tropical fruits or fresh island flowers – then have to choose  between flavors such as  Chocolate Kahula Cake, White cake with white chocolate Mousse and fresh raspberries or White cake with white chocolate mango mousse – this may be he hardest decision of all to make – or  if you can’t decide  have a cupcake station and choose a few of them.
Regardless of  which amazing wedding package that  you select,  there are many wedding A La Carte options that you can add to complete your magical ceremony.
Contact the: Kapalua Wedding Specialist (808)665-7208
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, One Ritz Carlton Drive, Kapalua, Maui Hawaii 96761 USA 
Linda Dancer your Maui Master Destination Specialist    Email linda@honeymoonsinc.com
or by phone  Direct Line 828-256-1520 or Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331

Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,