Haiku Gardens is an exclusive wedding venue in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Host your special day year-round in a private paradise on Oahu with premier scenery, such as the Ko’oalu Mountains and a tranquil pond.
Facilities and Capacity
Haiku Gardens can accommodate both exclusive ceremonies and lunch receptions. Choose to have your wedding cermeony in the private botanical garden with lush greenry and tropical flowers, or in the charming, open-air Tahitian Chapel. Then it's just a quick stroll up to the resturant, Haleiwa Joes, to continue the celebration with your closest 50 - 175 family members and friends. The reception venue overlooks the gardens and offers views second to none, with a picture-perfect shot of the Ko'olau mountain range. There’s also an option to host a ceremony only or reception only at this venue as well.
Haleiwa Joes at Haiku Gardens offers a buffet menu full of local flavors, ranging from Coconut Crunchy Shrimp, Sweet and Sour Chicken, fresh fish entrees and their famous Prime Rib. A full bar is also available. Private lunch events are held Monday - Saturday from 10:30am - 2:30pm. Barware, glassware, linen napkins, and flatware are provided by the restaurant.
All the wedding packges that Haiku Gardens offers includes wedding planning services and day of event cooridnation. Work with their in-house planner to customize or build your own package based on your vision for your big day. Services that are offered are, but not limited to, officiants, musicians, photography, videography, floral designers, hair and make-up artists, transportation, DJ's, MC's, arch rentals, just to name a few. Apart from the catering, couples may book their own vendors or work off of the list of preferred vendors from Haiku Gardens. Services and offerings at this pet-friendly space include:
This wheelchair-accessible venue offers free, private parking, WiFi, and shuttle services to and from the gardens.
141 Reviews for Haiku Gardens Weddings
Recommended by 99% of couples
37 User photos
Sarah Elizabeth Meyers · Married on 02/12/2020
Easy and Simple
I really don't know how many times I overlooked this place when looking for a wedding venue. When I finally stopped and looked at what Haiku Gardens offered I was surprised. It checked all of our boxes!
*Comes with a planner
I really could go on! The gardens are closed to the public for your wedding and then you get the restaurant to yourself until 2:30! I wanted privacy over all else. I didn't want people walking around in the back of a wedding photo, but I knew privacy came at a cost and with a budget, I knew it would be hard but with Tamara, everything was a million times more easy.
I came to her 7 months before we wanted to get married and she didn't bat an eye. I really just had to give her photos of what I wanted or something close to it and she did it. I wanted a minimalist hippie theme and I got it. She helped me narrow down what I thought I wanted to what I actually wanted. I really can't thank her enough.
I would recommend even for a smaller event, a million times over.Sent on 02/17/2020
Kai Perkins · Married on 12/10/2019
Exceptional Experience at Haiku Gardens
You don't have to look any further for a wedding venue, pick up the phone and call Tamara to save your date. We recently got married at Haiku Gardens in Kaneohe and couldn't have imagined a more perfect wedding. From the venue itself to Tamara and her team, Haiku Gardens provides a truly exceptional wedding.Sent on 01/10/2020
The overwhelming feedback from our friends and family was how beautifully smooth our wedding day looked and felt. This is largely attributed to Tamara's talent, organizational skills, transparency, and of course the venue. Not to deter from how much work it takes to plan a wedding, Tamara and Haiku helped to make it look effortless. The end result was our dream wedding.
The venue itself is breathtaking! Set back in Kaneohe, you would never know this oasis existed and that is part of the charm. As you embark down the paved path from the parking lot to the gardens, you pass the restaurant with a thatched roof, which reminds you of an earlier era in Hawaii. Continuing down the path, a tropical landscape comes in to view, complete with a gazebo and pond full of fish and turtles. Finally, you've arrived at the oasis, the Haiku Gardens. Should you opt for a more traditional setting, a chapel can also be found in the gardens However, your ceremony can be configured in a number of layouts around the gardens with so many options as a backdrop for your day.
In addition to a ceremony site, Haiku Gardens offers use of their restaurant, Haleiwa Joe's (the thatched roof restaurant you walked past on your way down to the gardens) for your reception. This is where the magic of Tamara and her team continued to make our dream wedding come true. With a plethora of options for pupu's, our guests devoured the Tempura Crab Rolls, Bruschetta, and Fruit which paired nicely with the bar.
And the bar and bar staff did not disappoint! Nearly every guest made it a point to let us know how impressed they were with the service they received from the staff. The staff came around to replenish empty drinks as quickly as they could. This is the kind of attention to detail that does not go unnoticed, so big Mahalo to the staff. Insider tip, the Li Hing Margarita was a show stopper! Thank you for keeping the drinks flowing!
Of course the buffet was on par with everything else at Haiku/Haleiwa Joe's. The coconut mac nut chicken, grilled fresh fish, and kalua pig were so delicious. Honestly, there are so many options it will be hard to narrow down your selection to offer to your guests. You can't go wrong with any of the menu options. Looking around, it seemed like all of our guests loved the food.
With countless photo booth companies to choose from, it can be hard to pick one to go with. However, our photo booth from Party Pix Hawaii was absolutely beautiful, the backdrop was perfect, the props were so funny, and best of all the custom layout helped photos look awesome! The candy buffet from Victoria's Sweets was a massive success. She had so many options with the best containers and scoops to make the candy buffet look awesome. She did a great job setting up the table, it was just what we wanted.
The photographer Eric from L'amour was incredible! Eric made the day great with his personality and energy. He was flexible and accommodating with the photos we wanted. He ran a smooth operation and made us laugh at the right times. The pictures turned out beautifully, we are so happy with the results. I cannot recommend Eric enough! The florals from Passion Roots was everything and more. Words cannot express how beautiful and breathtaking the floral arrangements were. From the ceremony alter and isle pieces to the reception center pieces and arrangements around the venue were truly breath taking. If we already weren't in a garden, the flowers from Passion Roots made it feel like we were submerged in a tropical garden. Not to mention the cascade floral arrangement were to die for. Thank you!
Ultimately, we were beyond thrilled with our wedding at Haiku Gardens. A massive Mahalo to Tamara and all the hands that helped prepare this day for us. I could not recommend Haiku Gardens and Tamara more. Truly an exceptional wedding experience.
Diane-Nicole · Married on 08/31/2019
Breathtaking lush garden wedding
My husband and I had our wedding at Haiku Gardens back in August. We had taken a look at several locations around the island and we both automatically knew we wanted to have our wedding there! We LOVED the lush green garden, it was exactly what we were looking for. I'm originally from Hawaii, so half of our guests would be flying in from the mainland. Keeping our guests in mind - we wanted to give them a beautiful experience outside of Waikiki, where most of them who were flying in would be staying.
During the wedding planning process, we kept in contact with Tamara through email during the months preceding our date. We were wondering difficult it would be planning a wedding from California, but Tamara made it so seamless and easy! It was easy to reach her and she was very responsive. Every email was so detail oriented which eased off a lot of stress. We already had found a few vendors on our end and she helped us find the rest.
Seeing everything come together during the big day was absolutely breathtaking! Since Haiku Gardens is on the windward side of the island, it does have a tendency to rain there more often. We did have a few sprinkles during the ceremony but it added to the magic of it (and hey, they say it's good luck). All of our guests loved the garden, it felt like our own private oasis. Everything ran so smoothly, huge thanks to Tamara and team!!Sent on 03/18/2020
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