Book Your Wedding with Kaanapali Beach Hotel
A BEACH IN LAHAINA, HI
Kaanapali Beach Hotel in Lahaina, Hawaii, is a wedding destination spot on Maui that is unabashedly Hawaiian. The staff has years of experience handling dream island weddings and they know how to make your special day shine from directing couples to the best photo shoot spots to selecting the fresh flowers to use on your matching bouquet and wedding cake. Kaanapali Beach Hotel is known for providing excellent ceremony backdrops on Maui and these event spaces can be classified as oceanfront, ocean-view or garden settings.
Naupaka lawn. This is the most popular lawn with space for an intimate ceremony for 30 guests. The blue sea, sun-drenched sand and natural emerald landscape make vivid and memorable backdrops to your private ceremony. Stately palms wave overhead as you say your vows before the sea and your loved ones.
Moloka'i lawn and Keawe lawn. Potted plants, stately palms and views of the ocean make this velvety event lawn a scenic spot for your wedding celebration. These event lawns can accommodate a ceremony and/or reception for 30 to 100 guests.
Plumeria lawn. Ocean views with a lush green backdrop are features of this lawn space with room for 60 guests and 3,600 square foot of space for your arch, aisle and seating.
Signature lawn. Succulent green foliage and colorful flowers add to the allure of this reception-only, ocean view space for up to 400 guests.
Lu'au gardens. This venue is surrounded by lush landscaping with room for 100 to 150 guests for your ceremony and reception.
Hale 'Akau. Plumeria and other glorious trees and landscaping give this garden a storybook appeal for your intimate reception with up to 30 attendees.
Kukui lawn. This space is more expansive than the other areas and has room for up to 400 guests for reception only.
Canopy tent. Set this covered venue up to shelter up to 50 guests.
Hale Hema. A small side garden with room for 30 people.
While the Kaanapali Beach Hotel is primarily known for its ceremony spaces, there are several suitable indoor venues with attractive lighting and flexible floor plans including the Ohana room and Kanahele room, which each feature neutral tones and space for 50 to 300 guests.
What You Should Know
No venue including Kaanapali Beach Hotel is allowed to have beach weddings. Events on the beach harm the fragile ecosystems of the shore. The event lawns give you the next best thing with beach and ocean views. Some beaches are also off-limits for photography, but the hotel will guide you to appropriate backdrops.
All food and beverage must be purchased through the hotel and all equipment must be rented through the hotel due to liability insurance requirements. Music or amplified entertainment must end by 9:30 p.m.
Various packages are available including two vow renewal packages. The deluxe wedding package includes everything you need for an awesome celebration plus four-night's honeymoon stay, car rental, sunset cruise or surf lesson, massages and a deluxe cooler with picnic lunch packed for you on the sightseeing day of your choice.
Kaanapali Beach Hotel offers a variety of upgrades and enhancements including quintessentially Hawaiian traditions like the following:
- Butterfly or dove release
- Hula dancer or Hula lessons
- Fire knife dancer with drummer
- Conch shell blower
- Flower petal processional aisle
From the Vendor
Ka'anapali Weddings: A perfect place to say "I do"
From Traditional Hawaiian Weddings and Vow Renewals to your own unique ceremony, find out why Ka’anapali Weddings is the perfect place to say “I do.” Create the memory that will last a lifetime at the place you and your family know and love, Kaanapali Beach Hotel. Imagine yourself and your loved one just steps away from world-famous Ka’anapali beach in one of our many wedding venues including our ocean-side lawns, tropical gardens or indoor banquet rooms. With your choice of catering, bar, floral and musical options you can make your special day customized just for you. Our wedding specialists are here to help you plan your dream wedding today!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Waterfront, Beach, Garden, Hotel, Restaurant, Tented
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
Fantastic destination wedding!Reviewed on 2/02/2015 Kelly L
This hotel is VERY Hawaiian! I absolutely loved it! The location we were married and had our dinner reception was the Molokai Lawn / the lawn along the beach. It was so beautiful - every little piece! We had Pastor Laki as our officiant and he was SO GREAT. We worked with Kristin at the hotel/venue throughout the planning process. She was attentive and really helped us organize everything. What a fantastic day...
My son and his then fiancé had their wedding and reception at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel on November 8, 2016. I was the person In charge of coordinating with the catering sales manager Kristin Agbayani. The wedding went very smoothly, thanks to Kristin. Her and her staff were very accommodating. Kristin was very quick in answering inquiries, whether it was a change in the menu, adding/subtracting guest...you name it, she got right to it. The bridal bouquet, the cake, the set up from ceremony to reception was absolutely beautiful! My son and his new bride could not be anymore happier with the way things turned out! Anyone looking to get married in Maui, look no further...Kristin Agbayani at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel!!!
I wish I could give this place lower than 1 star because this is THE worst experience we have ever had at this stupid and WAY too over priced hotel. The rooms are horrible, bugs in the beds, only one really crappy pool, no gym and THE MOST RUDE EMPLOYEES OF ALL TIME! Especially Dale, probably the most inconsiderate employee I have ever encountered, not only was he extremely rude to me, he proceeded to talk bad about me to another customer right in front of me I hope this post helps save a lot of people from throwing away money to be treated horribly. Do yourself a favor and save your money from being wasted on a horrible vacation. Dale should never ever work in customer service or anything that has to do with deal with people because he clearly is not competent.
Our entire experience with Ka’anapali Beach Hotel was fantastic! KBH has always been a great hotel to stay at because their hospitality is above the rest and it’s a beautiful property. When it came time to choose a venue for our wedding we looked at a couple of places but from the moment we stepped foot on the Naupaka Lawn & Plumeria Lawn we knew there was nowhere else we’d want to get married. It felt so right. And since all out past stays with them had been great it made for the perfect choice. Our wedding day went perfectly and everything came together beautifully. KBH and all our vendors really hit the mark! We stayed there too so it was really nice watching the staff set up the ceremony and reception lawns. We appreciated how much time they put into making sure everything was pretty and perfect. We are very happy with how it all turned out. Gladys, the Wedding Coordinator, was lovely to work with; she was attentive and always responded to questions quickly. On our wedding day she was around making sure everything went smoothly and on time. We had a very stress free day because of her. Thanks Gladys! Madie, F & B Manager, as well as the rest of the food & beverage team did an excellent job! The execution of service was flawless and a major kudos to the Chef because everyone loved the food. Last but not least, a shout out to the valet, front desk, housekeeping, maintenance, bartenders, brunch servers and everyone else we had the pleasure to meet. You made the overall experience a great one too! We honestly cannot say enough great things about the KBH. You’ll have a great time choosing them as your home away from home and, if you’re getting married, they will make an excellent venue choice. ~Paula & Bobby P.S. Cheers to the family from Australia that gifted us the delicious bottle of ARRAs champagne!! We got to talking and realized we had each seen you on our wedding day. Thanks for being a part of our memories and for the sweet gift!
Kristin at KBH made the destination wedding planning process so easy! I couldn't have planned a more perfect wedding had I been there myself. She was wonderful to work with from afar and such a pleasure to meet in person. The experience she created for our wedding day was unforgettable, from every detail of the ceremony to the reception afterward. Every staff person we worked with the day of was kind and attentive, and the minister was exceptional. All of this coupled with a gorgeous oceanfront ceremony site makes KBH a total obvious choice for booking your Hawaiian wedding. Thank you for making our day so special.
Good honeymoon accomodations at a good priceReviewed on 10/16/2011 Maggie S
My husband's really wanted to go Hawaii for our honeymoon -- Maui in particular -- and I didn't think we'd be able to swing it as saying on Maui is quite expensive. He found Kaanapali Beach Hotel while looking for accomodations online and I will admit I was a bit skeptical. Staying at a hotel that's built among a ton of resorts on West Maui? Well, it turned out fantastically. We were on a budget, so we booked the cheapest room type in the hotel and were pleasantly surprised to be right on the beach with a great view. We were welcomed to a complimentary breakfast the first morning of our stay to introduce us to the hotel and their services -- they weren't trying to sell us anything, either, just trying to help us out! The room itself was simple, but very nicely appointed. The hotel provided entertainment each night from 6-9 p.m. which was always a great show of local performers. The food at the hotel was AMAZING. The hotel serves a champagne brunch each Sunday morning and was easily underpriced at the $36.95/person price. The champagne was unlimited and the food offered at the brunch was outstanding -- a raw bar with fresh sushi, a custom omlette station, a full dessert table, a full salad bar and more regional cuisine offerings than I could even sample. When it came time to leave, they did a ceremony where they give you a kukui nut lei as a token of their appreciation that you chose them as your hotel. If you return, take the lei back because they'll put a white nut on it as a return customer -- there was actually a couple there that had returned SIX times!! I truly hope that we get to go back!
Would come backReviewed on 9/01/2011 Yvonne L
Overall, I nice place. I would stay here again.
Get Maui'd, and do it here!Reviewed on 10/28/2010 Andrea N
This location was a amazing! Our oceanfront ceremony location was perfect (once a friend made sure they removed the "caution" tape beforehand. The only reasons I don not give the hotel 5 stars in because the wedding coordinator was not quite as helpful as I'd hoped (but everything was still perfect) and the beds are not the most comfortable. BUT, the minister they provided was AMAZING and I couldn't have dreamed of a better ceremony.
Honeymoon #2Reviewed on 8/27/2010 Stephanie S
Kaanapali Beach Hotel was really nice, but we prefered other places we stayed at in Hawaii. It is known as the most Hawaiian Hotel, and they do keep to tradition which is awesome.
Wonderful! Gorgeous grounds!Reviewed on 8/10/2010 Ashlie W
Nice packages to choose from. Great deal for all that was included in our package. Grounds were very clean and well kept. Absolutely gorgeous. 2 Restaurants on premises. Right on the beach. Local crafters come every morning. Very informative staff and does not push you into any activities-they don't get commission. Very helpful and tell you what company is good for each activity. Not over the top ammenities, but great value for everything that is included. Staff was very friendly.
A Hawaiian dream come trueReviewed on 8/09/2010 Andrea K
I rented two outdoor lawns...the private wedding lawn for the ceremony and the Molokai lawn for the reception. It was such a gorgeous location. The dinner went very smoothly, and they were able to accommodate all my special requests. The on-site wedding coordinator is very very busy, so expect to wait for correspondence. If I could do it all again, I'd still choose this location, but I'd have a wedding coordinator make the arrangements because I'm the impatient type. ;)
Meet The Events Director
With years of experience in wedding and catering, Gladys is known for her professionalism, creativity and warmest aloha service. Clients near and far love working with Gladys as she collaborates with them to create their perfect wedding day. With her background in wedding and event planning, every detail is specified to fit each couples needs. She considers you our ʻohana (family) as you start your journey through life together at Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel.