These Oahu Wedding Venues Are Beyond Stunning

The island of Oahu's array of lush, tropical, beachy wedding venues are a slice of heaven on Earth.
Jessica Estrada - The Knot Contributor.
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Jessica Estrada
Jessica Estrada - The Knot Contributor.
Jessica Estrada
The Knot Contributor
  • Jessica contributes wedding planning, wedding etiquette and relationship content to The Knot.
  • She also covers lifestyle and wellness topics for print and digital publications such Refinery29, Bustle, Well + Good, Cosmopolitan, Byrdie, The Zoe Report, The Cut and more.
  • Jessica has a journalism degree from Cal State University, Northridge and is certified as a life and success coach.
Updated Jun 29, 2021

With its white sandy beaches, dazzling seascapes, lush greenery and aloha spirit, Hawaii is hands down one of the most beautiful places to get married in the world. It is a paradise, truly. When you think Hawaiian weddings, though, popular wedding locations such as Maui and Kauai are often the first to come to mind. But, the island of Oahu, too, has so much to offer couples who are planning a destination wedding or an intimate elopement. Oahu shines with beloved spots such as Honolulu, Waikiki, and the North Shore. When wedding planning, narrowing down dream wedding venues can often be tricky (read: overwhelming), but we've done some of the leg work for you. Below, find 13 beyond stunning Oahu wedding venues including one of The Knot's Hall of Famers.

Kualoa Ranch in Kaneohe, Hawaii

Kualoa Ranch on the island of Oahu is a slice of heaven on Earth. The white sandy beach, tropical gardens, feathery palm trees, and lush greenery all around makes for the most picturesque destination wedding venue. There are various indoor and outdoor ceremony sites and reception venue options for your big day, each more beautiful than the last. Some standout options include Moli'i Gardens starring an 800-year-old Hawaiian fishpond and the Secret Island, which as its name suggests, is a secluded beach a boat ride away making it the perfect spot for an oceanfront beach wedding.

Haiku Gardens in Kaneohe, Hawaii

At Haiku Gardens, wedding ceremonies big and small are held in a beautiful botanical garden or an open-air Tahitian Chapel, which both set the scene for a dreamy Hawaii wedding with the striking Ko'olau Mountains in the backdrop. Then the celebration moves over to the restaurant overlooking the gardens. The Oahu wedding venue's wedding packages range from Sweet & Simple (literally, that's the name of the package) covering the basics for the minimalist couples all the way to "Fairy Tales Do Exist" that goes above and beyond with a ceremony musician, a wedding photographer, a wedding planner, and more.

Paradise Cove in Kapolei, Hawaii

For couples who want to infuse the spirit of Hawaii into their wedding day, Paradise Cove really delivers. Known as "Hawaii's best lu'au," this Hawaii wedding venue has multiple ceremony sites all with breathtaking ocean views including right on Paradise Cove Beach. And the packages don't disappoint either. Say aloha to the Sunset Ceremony package which includes a conch shell and torch lighting ceremony, seasonal leis for the couple, tiki torches, and live ukelele music.

The Royal Hawaiian Resort Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii

Oahu wedding venue in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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There's a reason why The Royal Hawaiian Resort tops the list of one of the best Oahu wedding venues: It's downright romantic. Known as the "Pink Palace of the Pacific," this stunning beach resort offers couples planning a Hawaiian wedding various garden and ocean event spaces with views of Diamond Head and Waikiki beach. Celebrations can be small and intimate or grand and over-the-top with hundreds of guests. After the wedding, newlyweds can stay a little longer and enjoy their honeymoon here too.

Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku, Hawaii

If there was one word that captures the magic of Turtle Bay Resort that word would be paradise. Located on Oahu's North Shore, this luxury beachfront resort caters to couples who crave an intimate destination elopement as well as those who want to do it big with a outdoor wedding surrounded by friends and family. Whatever option you choose, don't miss the resort's wedding spa packages for before the big day, the day of, and unwinding during the honeymoon.

Waimea Valley in Haleiwa, Hawaii

Couples who want to say their "I dos" immersed in nature can do so at Waimea Valley situated in the heart of North Shore. Lush greenery envelopes the various ceremony and reception spaces available, which can accommodate small celebrations with 50 guests all the way to grand weddings with up to 500 guests. For a truly one-of-a-kind ceremony backdrop, look to Waimea Valley's waterfall ceremony site which features—you guessed it—a beautiful 40-foot-waterfall framed by mountains and greenery.

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina captures both the magic of Disney and Hawaii making it a dream destination wedding venue. When the Oahu wedding venue says it delivers fairy tale-like weddings, it means it. Get married right on Aulani beach while taking in the dazzling seascapes. Say "I do" in a tropical garden or poolside under towering palm trees. Whatever option you choose, there's the added bonus of having Disney characters attend your celebration too and pose for photos with guests.

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina in Kapolei, Hawaii

Just as you'd expect from a Four Seasons resort, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina is all about luxury and that extends to its wedding options too. Couples can work with a wedding specialist and customize every detail of their Hawaiian wedding day including flowers, wedding cakes, and menus featuring fresh-caught seafood and locally sourced produce. For an ultimate luxe honeymoon, couples can also rent private villas and stay awhile.

Sunset Ranch in Haleiwa, Hawaii

This 30-acre estate known as Sunset Ranch on Oahu's North Shore offers some of the best ocean and mountain views in Hawaii. Seriously, it's beyond gorgeous. Hence, why it's made The Knot's list of best wedding venues since 2012 and landed on the Hall of Fame list as well. Couples can select from different event spaces throughout the property, and Sunset Ranch also provides a list of their recommended vendors which makes the wedding planning process easier.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa in Honolulu, Hawaii

Nestled in the heart of Waikiki near the Diamond Head crater, the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa provides the perfect setting where couples can bring their Hawaiian wedding dreams to life. Weddings here can go as grand as 500 guests thanks to the hotel's elegant ballroom with crystal chandeliers dripping from the ceiling. Pro tip: Turn your celebration into an entire wedding weekend and enjoy all the hotel has to offer including surf lessons, spa sessions, and delicious food.

Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute in Kapolei, Hawaii

The Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute spans 11 acres of heavenly, well-manicured grounds perfect for both small weddings and lavish celebrations. In true Oahu spirit, one of the options includes having a barefoot ceremony right on the beach. And for couples that opt to elope, there's a package for them too that includes their choice of a morning or sunset oceanfront ceremony, a non-denominational officiant, a wedding photographer and a champagne toast for two.

Kahala Hotel & Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii

Every ceremony and reception space the Kahala Hotel & Resort has to offer is sure to delight couples looking for an Oahu wedding venue. From a sprawling lawn with ocean views to decadent ballrooms, there's a space for every couple's style. They offer packages at different price points, too, that include an oceanfront ceremony, fresh flower leis for the couple, professional photography, a musical soloist, extravagant floral displays, and more.

Halekulani Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii

When you get married at Halekulani Hotel, you can exchange vows on a lush lawn with ocean and Diamond Head in the backdrop, a garden courtyard or a terrace with an indoor/outdoor flow. The beachfront property, set on five-acres of land, also has an elegant ballroom complete with teak paneling and high ceilings perfect for celebrating love. Another perk of this wedding venue: you and your fiance can book your wedding day two or three years in advance.

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