About this Vendor
Aloha, welcome to Gannon's!
Located on the Wailea Gold and Emerald Golf Course, the panoramic views from Gannon’s Restaurant spans from the mountainside of Haleakala to the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Award-winning Chef Beverly Gannon and Chef Bret Pafford have collaborated in creating the perfect wedding menu for your special event. Gannon’s can provide breathtaking ceremonies, delectable in-house catering, abundant amenities, and attentive staff, to ensure that your Maui wedding is everything that you’ve imagined. From the rehearsal dinner to wedding ceremony and reception, Gannon’s can provide the backdrop to memories that will last a lifetime. Every wedding is delicately planned and brought to life in surroundings of unparalleled natural beauty.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Waterfront, Garden, Restaurant, Tented
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Tents, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
We had our wedding at Gannon's Restaurant on June 8, 2016, and we wouldn't have done it anywhere else! Till this day, I still can't get over how AMAZING THE OCEAN VIEW is from Gannon's. My husband and I live in Toronto, and we decided to have a destination wedding on Maui. We had never been to Hawaii before our wedding, so we can only decide on the venue from the pictures we've seen on the internet and the reviews people write about. Working with wedding planning service vendor Maui's Angels, we decided that Gannon's Restaurant is the best venue with the BEST VALUE. We honestly didn't expect how good of a value it actually was until we got to see the venue the day before. Gannon's Restaurant is situated on a hill in a beautiful golf club. Because it's on an elevated hill, the ocean view it has is just priceless. Gannon's website definitely needs an update as it does not accurately reflect the venue itself. The venue itself is a lot more upscale, and the photos just doesn't do it justice! We wanted an outdoor wedding and so we had our ceremony at the lower knoll and our reception at lower lawn. They were both the perfect choice! Our guests were amazed by the view and the sunset, it was unreal. In addition to the amazing venue, the staff at Gannon's were exceptional as well! Susan was the main contact who coordinated our food and drink needs. She was very professional and always responded within a few hours. The waitresses and waiters were the nicest throughout the night and the bartender even remembered guests' drinks. We chose romaine salad and crusted fish for our meal, and they were delicious! Wouldn't have gone to anywhere else to get married!
Truly perfect dream Maui wedding!Reviewed on 7/29/2015
We had our truly perfect and dream worthy Maui wedding here on March 1, 2015, booked the lower lawn for our wedding sight unseen after extensive internet research. Gorgeous grounds (brides heed the warning about that steep hill coming down to your excitedly waiting soon to be husband, had to clutch onto my dad for dear life while in platform heels!) and the most astoundingly exquisite surf and turf mahi-mahi and filet of beef double entree. Usually serving banquets the fish is dry and the beef overdone, I don't know what magic elves are in the Gannon's kitchen but the execution was flawless. Chose Gannon's also because we were so impressed with chef Bev Gannon's extraordinary meals at Joe's and Hali'imaile General Store (check those out too for mind-blowing food!) Heaps of appies, picture perfect delicious wedding cake, even had a dance floor and booty shake. Susan Jencks was fantastic to work with planning from afar, very helpful choosing the appetizers and wines and being mindful of cost. And next time (err uh not that there'll ever be a next time getting married!) I'd get the wedding coordinator to just make it a little easier arranging decor/timing/bouquets etc. Lois Hiranaga created the loveliest orchid florals, Scott Drexler captured our still photography, and Jordan from Hi Focus did our cinematography and we couldn't have been happier. All that internet research paid off! FYI the curfew for an evening wedding is 10 pm, but with a 430 ceremony that was plenty of time for our guests to enjoy a post ceremony cocktail reception, and speeches dinner dancing etc the whole cascade. I looked at a LOT of other options in Maui and in terms of the beauty of the location, the exceedingly good quality of the food, the overall value, and the ease of not having to tromp from ceremony to a separate reception site, this place was perfect. A beach not even 3 minutes drive away is perfect for sunset photos. The only thing if you're looking to actually marry on a beach, the grounds at Gannon's are breath-taking ocean view (whales breaching during our ceremony!), but not on the beach itself. Couldn't put my Chinese mom through a sand in the toes wedding!
Where do we begin? It was all so amazing! I’ll start with the process. Amazing wedding coordination! We started with 1 Wedding Coordinator and just a few months before the actual event, she left the position and we transitioned to a new Wedding Coordinator. We were nervous about the change but Sarah worked very hard to reassure us that there would be no hiccups with the event, and she was correct! She worked tirelessly to ensure she captured our vision and every detail was perfect. Sarah Cravalho is an amazing Wedding Coordinator and we are so very blessed she was a part of our special day! Every single vendor we selected from Gannon’s list of preferred vendors was amazing: • The ceremony musicians were spectacular • Kaua Photography far exceeded our expectations • The Salon 253 Glam Team does an amazing job with hair & makeup • The florist completely captured our vision and transformed our venue into a tropical paradise • DJ Michael of Maui DJ Services kept the dance floor full all night long • The Limo Company driver was an incredible gentlemen who took us to some beautiful stops along the coastline • Our guests were thrilled to have an air conditioned shuttle bus to drive them to/from the ceremony site • The food was out of this world! One of the best meals we’ve ever had • The cake was exquisite! The pastry chef did an amazing job with taste & design! • The service was bar none! We knew Gannon’s was special when we selected it as our wedding venue, but the quality of our wedding, down to ever little detail, was so amazing that it exceeded our expectations! It truly was the most magical day of our lives! I would recommend Gannon’s to anyone getting married, without hesitation! It will be one of the greatest decisions you ever make!
We chose Gannon's for our destination wedding. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. We planned everything sight unseen. The staff was so helpful. Everything turned out perfect and the food was excellent. The views that this venue offers are breathtaking.
We just got married here a few weeks ago and I LOVED everything about it! The staff is SO friendly and helpful . Even before I knew I needed another drink or food during the reception they had it ready for me without even asking! Beautiful location with views to match. We had our ceremony at Molokini lookout and our guests were blown away. On top of that, the food was out of this world and the drinks. Everyone raved about the food even after the wedding day! Thank you Gannon's for helping make our wedding the best day ever!!
This place was amazing for my sunset wedding March 27,2017 Everyone was very helpful and kind. Susan our event coordinator was amazing and made sure I didn't have a need or care in the world. My wedding was perfect and my guest had the best time. Thanks guys Essence & DeMarcus
We had our ceremony and reception dinner at Gannon's in 11/2016. The ceremony was coordinated by an outside company and I worked directly with Susan at Gannon's for the reception. I started the booking process about 10 months in advance, and had little contact with Susan until 30 days before the event. I always had to check in with her about things and deadlines. She was rude to my fiance and I when we had questions on multiple occasions . EX: We saw on their website that the restaurant was closed the day of our wedding, we called Susan to make sure everything was OK with our reservation, as they never told us about the restaurant being closed and we did not do a "buy out" for the night. She acted like it was ridiculous for us to ask and she did not know what was happening that night. Since we were planning this event from 2,000+ miles away, I would expect her to be a little more understanding with our questions. Also, we originally planned to use their bose "sound system" for our reception music (we did not do dancing). When she saw this on our order, she immediately tried to convince us to upgrade to the music technician. We agreed to upgrade, and it turns out she is related to the music tech (they have the same last name). We thought that was a little strange. Finally, about a week before the wedding I had questions about the seating arrangements (I had originally said that I wasn't doing a formal chart for my 40 guests, then changed my mind) and she said that we "should have had all these details finalized weeks ago". She never once requested that we talk on the phone to confirm the day-of details. Aside from my personal experience working with Susan, our reception in the Lower Lawn area and ceremony on the Grassy Knoll turned out great. The food was AWESOME (we did short ribs and fish...our guests said it was the best wedding food that they have had), the cake was great (butter cream, chocolate cake, and berry filling), and the staff was very friendly and attentive.
We had a wonderful wedding at Gannon's! The location itself is absolutely beautiful, as we had both ceremony and reception there. This was a destination wedding for us and our coordinator Sarah, was awesome! Since all correspondence was via email, she did a great job in making sure that everything was covered and responded quickly to my emails. She was so warm and friendly, it felt like I was seeing an old friend when I finally met her. The food was absolutely delicious and the banquet manager and his staff was so friendly and very professional. Our guests loved the food and had nothing but great things to say about staff and their service. We were all very impressed. We are so happy we had our wedding at Gannon's!
Had our wedding at Gannon's this past May - one of the best decisions of my life. Picture-perfect scenery, heavenly staff, and the food equated to one of the best meals I've ever had. Sarah C. was our wedding planner/coordinator - couldn't have become the dream wedding it was without her. She is so incredibly talented, kind-hearted, and dependable, I'm still in shock at how perfectly she executed the wedding. Sarah has become one of my most favorite people, and that's something I don't say often. (Written by the Groom, Philip P.)
We were married at Gannon's on 6/25/15. First of all, the location is breath taking. We had 70 guests and the restaurant was perfect for it. We worked with their Coordinater Sarah who was just a dream. Everything was perfect and she was so sweet and easy to work with and responded promptly to my many emails. We travelled from CA, so planning a destination wedding can be stressful but Sarah made it so easy. She confirmed all our vendors, even delivered bouquets personally to our hotel in time for pictures, and kept everything running on time. The staff was amazing throughout our whole reception and the food was fantastic. Definitely recommend Gannon's!! We had a perfect wedding and can't thank them enough!
Gannon's receptionReviewed on 5/16/2015 Nicole
Outstanding! We had our reception here on the lower lawn. This was extremely private with a killer view and an amazing sunset. I would highly recommend this location over the lower pond, which was another option provided. The service was what really made the evening. The staff was so friendly and on top of everything, very efficient! The food was amazing, the only thing I regret is not asking for a doggy bag for the next day to really sit down and enjoy. The cake was delicious and reasonably priced. (Cheaper than buying individual desserts). We rented the dance floor from 9-10. I highly recommend doing that! I'm so glad we ended up booking through Gannon's. Stress free!
Amazing restaurantReviewed on 3/19/2014 Jessica
Gannon's was a beautiful site for our wedding. The coconut cake was amazing. There was nothing bad there at all. We had scallops, crab cakes, beef crostinis, macadamia crusted fish with a coconut curry sauce and braised ribs. All of the food was amazing a mouth watering. We had to be moved to the upper pond for the wedding due to rain. It was a beautiful spot and pictures turned out so beautiful. I recommend this venue to any bride wanting to get married in Maui. The beach down the way from gannon's makes some of the most beautiful pictures.
Great location for wedding reception!Reviewed on 2/28/2014 Shannon Q
Gannon's was the perfect spot for our wedding dinner! The lower pond site that we used was absolutely beautiful, the food was great and Susan who helped us organize was so easy to work with. It's difficult to plan a wedding from afar and trust that everything will be what you want it to be. So happy we chose Gannon's for our wedding dinner--it was absolutely perfect! And the wedding cake may have been one of the best I've ever had! We will be going back to Gannon's next time we are in Maui!
Great food and atmosphereReviewed on 8/19/2013 Molly T
We got married on Molokini lookout.. It was amazingly beautiful. I was so nervous that day didn't really take time to admire the view. The food at Gannon's restaurant is great also. We have the lower terrace lawn all to ourselves. The fee was reasonable, too.
Wedding ReceptionReviewed on 8/06/2013 Sue S
We had our wedding reception on the Upper Pond on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, we had about 20 guests. Everything exceeded our expectations. Susan Jencks was exceptional to work with, fast responses to emails, assuring answers, and addressed specific dietary allergy concerns for myself and two guests with ease. The entire staff was fabulous to work with. Our waitstaff of Philip and Jennifer (I think) were kind, helpful, considerate and polite. All rented items were ready as needed. The meal was AMAZING! The passed appetizers were delicious and the wait staff saved a plate for us as we arrived after everyone else. The meal was probably the best meal I've ever eaten, my steak was incredible. My husband and I are STILL talking about how good the food was two months later! I highly recommend the location. The staff is experienced, cool as a cucumber, johnny on the spot and exactly what you want. The location was beautiful. We are planning our anniversary dinner there next year, just the two of us! Thank you Gannons! Thank you Susan Jencks!
amazingReviewed on 5/27/2013 Suzie H
This was a perfect venue! We sat in the private lower lawn and it was amazing! Beautiful setting and sunset! Delicious food, and amazing cake!!
Gannons was beautifulReviewed on 11/28/2012 Angie D
Gannon's restarauant and Molokini Lookout was the perfect place to get married. Guests take a shuttle from the restaraunt to the ceremony spot that has spectacular views. The sunset view, as well as, food and cake were amazing for the reception and we recieved many compliments on the quality. Many quests said it was the "best wedding meal" they had ever had. Susan, the wedding planner for Gannon's, was great to work with. She responded to my many emails immediately and offered great suggestions regarding planning details.
Breathtaking viewReviewed on 7/24/2012 Liz F
Lovelu venue, great food and cake. Just the perfect place for my small wedding
Beautiful GroundsReviewed on 8/08/2011 Marisol R
We were blown away by the beauty of the grounds at Gannon's and the friendliness of the staff. We had our reception at the lower lawn site. The food was great, and the cake was amazing! We originally counted 35 people in attendance, but realized a day before the wedding that it was actually 31. Our coordinator asked if they could credit us back the money for the 4 empty spots and they agreed even though they had a 72 hour policy. That was fantastic of them to do. If you have your reception here, you will not be disappointed.
Excellent Service-Beautiful SettingReviewed on 5/07/2011 Kristen M
This restaurant is perfect to have a reception. You can have your ceremony there as well, but we opted for the beach setting. The restaurant is very accomidating and has a great setting. The food was great, all of my guests were raving about it. We also couldn't beat the cost.
FANTASTIC VENUE!!!Reviewed on 2/15/2011 Tiffany M
Gannon’s is the best place on Maui to have your wedding and/or reception. Not only is the food impeccable but America Salinas, the wedding coordinator, is so helpful in planning down to every detail that it makes you feel at ease for your BIG DAY! At first I was reluctant to have a destination wedding because I live in Dallas and that would make it impossible to taste the food, taste the cake, tour the site and ensure that every last detail down to decorations, flowers, locker rooms, etc. were up to my very high standards. Well, I must say, everything that was put together for me at Gannon’s GREATLY EXCEEDED my expectations. Of course the natural beauty of Maui didn’t hurt, but the decorations were done so nicely. The timeline of ensuring we were able to capture our sunset photos and still enjoy dinner with our guests was fantastic. America has great recommendations for all vendors, so definitely ask for them. I personally recommend Caprice Nicole Photography – she is amazing! Every morning I wake up since the wedding, I feel like it was all a dream! It was just that good. We even returned after the wedding for breakfast since the food was outstanding. So even if you are not getting married, you have to at least stop by to grab a bite to eat!”
Great food and viewsReviewed on 9/15/2010 Rebecca M
I live out of state so we chose the menu and never had a tasting. The food was excellent! All our guests were commenting on how delicious everything was. I have many food allergies, including mango and papaya which are used so much all over the island. Gannon's took my allergies in stride and never made me feel like a bother or worried that my allergies were not being taken seriously, a feeling I've had at other restaurants. Our reception dinner was on the lower lawn which is a gorgeous setting.
Great owner!Reviewed on 8/10/2010 Julie S
We heard from so many people that this was the place to have a wedding reception (formerly Seawatch Restaurant). We booked there, but later heard from the owner that on the same date as our ceremony, they were filming a movie there. The owner worked with us to make our reception even better than we imagine. We met her in person when we arrived in Maui. She booked us at Spago at The Four Seasons and went above and beyond to ensure our special day was perfect, which it was. I know the owner of Gannon's will go above and beyond for any special event.
Review for The Seawatch Restaurant at WaileaReviewed on 5/10/2010 Charmaine F
My reception venue had the most breathtaking views of the ocean and the surrounding golf course. The floral gardens, fountains and ponds made it the perfect location for my celebration and for pictures. I highly recommend it.
Review for The Seawatch Restaurant at WaileaReviewed on 5/10/2010 CRYSTAL W
Breathtaking view, excellent food and service. I couldn't have wanted anything more!!!!! Superb!;Watch your wedding cake! Birds like to mess with it. The staff at the restaurant took care of this though and stood by my cake.
Meet The Events Director
Susan was born and raised in Southern California and has always had a love of cooking and entertaining. After graduating with honors from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, Susan moved to Maui and began working at Mama’s Fish House and as a personal chef. After being featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Susan started working the “front of the house” booking and planning wedding dinners and special events for the resort. Currently Susan serves as the Director of Sales & Special Events at Gannon’s where she brings over 15 years experience with destination events.