We wanted to take our guests to Hawaii for our wedding. We were taken there by the wonderful people at Duke's Malibu, all of who embody the true meaning of Aloha.
From the very first meeting, the planning, preparation, and course of the m...
agical evening were joyous and, well, perfect. Not a word to use lightly, but they get it right here at Duke's. They listen to you, graciously correspond with you and your vendors creating your dream vision, they focus on the positive, they are diligent and smart, they are empathetic and kind.
Alessa, Madelina, Rob and all the staff we shared our night with are lovely people who take care in what they do and genuinely wish for you to be happy; they are a family - an Ohana - wanting nothing but the very best for you on your special occasion. They are always available to not only assist with, but to manage the smallest of details that you may have overlooked or stressed over. Together as a team, they combine their expertise, skill, and compassion to seamlessly bring the relaxed, Island vibe to the magnificent Ocean Room sitting atop the Pacific.
The location is stunning. Walls of glass open to the endless ocean, and you become one with the glorious sunset. Open windows and a deck perched upon the rocks, the crash of the surf lulls you to memories of Island vacations without a care in the world. This is what we wanted our wedding to be: everybody happy and smiling, enjoying the sea breezes, sipping mai tai's and savoring scrumptious bites. Laughter and love.
Everything was delicious - from the array of appetizers, the huli-chicken, the fresh Hawaiian fish (that I so wanted), the vegetarian dish created just for us that evening, to the splendiferous signature Hula Pie - our guests raved! The service was spot on and incredibly attentive; everyone was cared for as if we were at an intimate dinner party in a private home. There was never a wait at the bar, we were never rushed, and everyone from the wedding party, to guests, to vendors were all accommodated and treated with respect and aloha. As I said, they get it right at Duke's.
Mahalo nui loa to everyone at Duke's for making our wedding a day we will never, ever forget. Thank you for transporting us across the ocean to the Islands and making our wedding day perfect, and a dream come true. This was truly one of the best experiences we have ever had. I'm already planning the anniversary party for next year! Aloha!