Daylight Mind Coffee Company is an oceanfront wedding venue in beautiful Kailua-Kona, with 180 degree views of the bay, gorgeous sunsets and cool ocean breezes. Here you can have your dream wedding by the sea, while our staff take care of you every step of the way. We would also love to have you for your rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch!
Facilities and Capacity
Our second floor wraparound lanai and bar is exclusively yours for the duration of your event. Up to 110 guests can be seated for dinner, and up to 200 standing for a cocktail-party. For larger parties, you have the option of renting our first floor for additional dinner seating. Beyond the general run time of 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at night, you may tack on an after party to keep the celebration going late into the night!
Our team of chefs will create a plated or buffet menu that you and your guests will never forget! We proudly serve locally ranched beef, fresh catch and produce from Hawai’i farms. From our casual Ohana Taco Bar to our Hawaiian Luau Feast to our formal Signature Buffet, we have something for every taste. We also create wedding cakes and desserts in our in-house bakery.
Daylight Mind Coffee Company is on Waterfront Row in historical downtown Kailua-Kona, close to the airport, hotels and vacation rentals.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Kelly · Married on 06/16/2018
My husband and I got married in June 2018 at Daylight Mind, and everything was beautiful and perfect. Julia was incredible throughout the planning process, had excellent recommendations for every vendor (DJ, florist, hair and make-up, etc.) and listened to all of my questions and ideas. She helped me with the timeline, and even helped us with the processional. She is simply the best. On top of that, the food was delicious (mmm…the yakitori chicken…), the cake was both beautiful and delicious, and the whole venue was gorgeous, with breathtaking views of the ocean. The Daylight Mind team made planning so easy, even though it was all via email (I live in GA), and I cannot say enough about how wonderful Julia and her team were. Everyone had a wonderful time, and I wouldn’t change a thing about our big day. We can’t wait to go back and visit!Sent on 07/03/2018
Thank you so much, Julia!!
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Leahi · Getting married on 05/25/2020
WOW. The only word to encompass the venue, the food, and Julia! Our wedding reception was flawless. The decor was perfect, the food was top notch , and Julia even had a plate of appetizers waiting for us when we made our way to the venue after pictures. Every person there commented on how kind the staff was and how amazing eveything looked. She answered every email and question I had for her, even pertaining to things outside the reception. You can’t go wrong with a venue on the water and a coordinator that is up with the best of the best. Thank you Julia and Daylight Mind!Sent on 08/08/2018
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Madison · Married on 03/23/2019
Wonderful from start to finish!
As soon as we got engaged, my husband and I knew we wanted a simple, elegant destination wedding. I searched all over the Hawaiian Islands and happened upon Daylight Mind. We initially worked with Julia, who was so helpful and patient while we worked out the details of our date and what exactly we wanted for our wedding. We ended up working with Alycia, who was just as wonderful! She made sure she knew exactly what our vision was for our big day and was patient through all of my indecisiveness and changes in menu and plan.Sent on 04/09/2019
The price of the venue and food, etc is an incredible value for how beautiful the space is and how incredible their food is - our guests are still talking about how much they loved the food and cocktails - what I’d give for another Lilikoi Margarita! The poke and sweet potato au gratin were especially popular among our guests. We even came back twice after the wedding, for lunch and breakfast, which were also amazing. The location is perfect - Daylight Mind has the best view of any restaurant in the downtown Kona area.
We couldn't have ask for a better day or better place to have our wedding - we wish we could do it all over again! Our wedding was everything we had imagined and more - the team at Daylight Mind truly helped bring our vision to life.
Maddie & Connor
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Julia and the whole team at Daylight Mind are an absolute dream to work with, not only is the staff top notch, but the food is delicious, and the view is to die for. Daylight Mind is innovative in their creative menu design and works with each couple and their planner to ensure that the whole venue/catering experience is enjoyable and stress-free. If you are looking for an oceanfront venue with spectacular year-round sunsets, look no further than Daylight Mind.
I've photographed several wedding receptions at Daylight Mind and I think it's a hidden gem! The spacious waterfront lanai is so close to the ocean, you feel like you're on top the water! The view from the top lanai is breathtaking, and then there's the ocean breeze and the sound of waves crashing.. it all makes for a relaxing, upscale yet laid back experience! Julia is professional, friendly, and very easy to work with, and let's not forget the food......which is amazing, it's one of my favorite restaurants! If you're looking for a unique wedding reception venue in downtown Kailua-Kona, I highly recommend Daylight Mind!
Daylight Mind is a favorite venue of ours for so many reasons! First off, how can you beat that oceanfront setting and amazing sunset - all from your own private lanai for you to enjoy with your closest friends and family! As an outside planner who loves to get creative and focus on design elements to make your day unique and special, Daylight Mind allows me the freedom to think outside the box and provides an amazing, energetic team to create a fabulous event for our couples. Throughout the planning process, Julia is quick to respond to questions, assist with menus and the day of the event she is always on the front line and behind the scenes making sure everything is going smooth! She and her team are always so accommodating and supportive - it is a pleasure to work there!