Hannah, John and the HIE team literally saved our March 2020 wedding! My husband and I were married on the Big Island just before COVID reached the islands, and in the week leading up to our big day there was much uncertainty and stress about p...
otential restrictions and lockdowns. We had already arranged extensive rentals with the HIE team (tables, chairs, flatware, lighting, linens, etc.) and quickly had to pivot to accommodate a rapidly changing guest count and layout. I know many other recent brides unfortunately understand the pain of watching your carefully made plans fall apart, however Hannah stepped in gracefully and helped pick up the pieces to ensure our day was still a success. From jumping in when our original coordinator cancelled last minute, to surprising us with unexpected details (the light up ‘Aloha’ sign was magical!), to simply listening and reminding us it was all going to work out in the end Hannah, John and the HIE team truly made us feel like we were part of their ohana. And that’s not even to say anything about their beautiful inventory of rental pieces! Simply put they transformed our space into the reception of our dreams. HIE went above and beyond for us and I would 100% recommend working with them. Great work, easy to work with, and the product is exceptional.
Reviewed On 4/21/2018 by Dani C
I wish I had the right words to express how incredible Hawaii Island Events really are. I used them for both my rentals and day-of-planner and it was the best decision! Hannah is a goddess. She didn't just day-of-plan for me. She and I spoke c...
ountless hours on the phone picking out the perfect glassware, the perfect tables, the perfect everything. They had so many incredible rental options making the decisions quite tough, but in a good way. ;) She even offered to make other items that I was thinking about. She comforted me when I was stressed out, laughed with me when wedding shenanigans arose and really heard all my questions and concerns, even when I didn't say them. She knew! Residing in California, Hawaii was a destination wedding and Hannah made it so easy. When I had the opportunity to meet her about 6 months before the wedding at the venue, she instantly became Ohana, her and her husband John. She was professional, helpful, a badass when she needed to be, absolutely what I needed and wanted. She and her team (John, Deb, Kui) went above and beyond to bring my dream wedding to life. If you have any question about who to hire for rentals and your planner, look no further. Seriously! Not only did Hannah and her HIE team work miracles, they are now friends. I just don't know how many vendors you can really say that about. I can't wait to visit Hawaii again and enjoy a bowl of poke or shaved ice with my beautiful HIE Ohana.
Reviewed On 7/12/2017 by caitlyn y
I seriously don't even know where to begin my glowing review of Hannah, John and their adorable team at Hawaii Island Events!
Long story short, we had a difficult time with our first wedding planner and decided to remotely DIY the planning pr...
ocess, eek! My then-fiancé (now hubs!) reached out to Hannah directly and briefly explained our vintage Hawaii, 70s rock n roll vision and she immediately started sending us beautiful proposals, vision boards and a very clear-cut, fair-priced cost sheet. Hannah's celebratory, positive, and helpful communication (even with the time zone differences!!) made the planning/rental process a breeze. Additionally, as we started booking other vendors they all gushed about HIE and how they loved working events with Hannah, John and their crew- that definitely confirmed that we were working with THE BEST!!!
Throughout the planning process Hannah was incredibly communicative, even going as far as recommending other local vendors and helping us source things (aka booze!!!) we would need to get on-island. Hannah and John also made the time to meet with myself during my Hawaii vacation pre-wedding so we could walk the venue together and show us where certain decor/furniture would be laid out. They were genuinely excited for our big day! Not only were they super professional and prepared (Hannah brought the custom bean bags SHE MADE for our lawn games, seat cushions, runners, a map of table dimensions and lighting) - but Hannah & John are the sweetest couple that are a shining example of love and friendship.
Day of....our setup was effortless and so easy! Granted, I was in the jacuzzi most of the day but as my mom and groom were checking in they said everything was going beyond smooth and the decor was more than we could have imagined!!! And it absolutely was.
HIE's attention to detail made our wedding so special and memorable. From the orange shag rug in our pina-colada machine tiki bar to the market lanterns John expertly hung in the lanai and trees- everything was PERFECT!!! When our wedding party came to a close, HIE made clean up and tear-down so easy. We love how incredibly respectful they were toward the venue and our lingering guests.
We were so happy to have HIE as an integral part of our wedding day. We're thinking we want to host an event or party every time we're on the Big Island just so we can work with HIE's fabulousness again!!
Mahalo nui loa HIE!!!
Reviewed On 7/10/2017 by Lynzi S
HIE was responsible for almost all the materials used in our wedding (ceremony and reception). We had tables, benches, flatware, etc. all brought in - everything was amazing. On-time delivery and takedown!
Reviewed On 9/24/2016 by Danielle C
I got married at a private estate and had to hire everything from tables, chairs, lighting, etc. HIE was amazing to work with and provides an extensive range of items for rent. I engaged them a year out from our wedding and made multiple change...
s to my order throughout the year up to two days before the wedding. They were extremely responsive, professional and great to work with. They were like little elves setting up and taking down! You barely noticed they were there and they were finished. I found the service they provide to be great value for money and would definitely recommend them for any event.
Reviewed On 5/07/2015 by Amy S
The tables, chair, lighting, and dishes we used from hawaii events was all very beautiful. I also used a couch and fire pit outside which created very nice ambiance. Good service, it was nice to have it delivered, set up, and then picked up. Ma...