Weddings

Kualoa Ranch

Kaneohe, HI View map Visit website

About

Kualoa Ranch Private Nature Reserve is a 4,000 acre wedding venue location on Oahu, Hawaii, about 22 miles outside of Waikiki, on the eastern shores of the island. Kualoa Ranch offers several spectacular ceremony and reception locations within its property. Managed and owned by eight generations of the Judd-Morgan family, who are committed to preserving the culture and natural beauty of the land, it is a beautiful and unique venue for weddings. If Kualoa looks familiar in pictures, it is probably because it has had over 170+ Hollywood Movies and TV shows filmed since Elvis came back in the 1950's! The ranch has also been featured in other blockbusters such as Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, LOST, Kong:Skull Island, 50 First Dates, Hawaii Five-0 and more.

Facilities and Capacity
With many indoor and outdoor options to choose from, Kualoa can fit a range of 2-250 guests. The Secret Island Beach is an intimate and secluded beachfront area, with amazing waterfront views of Mokoli‘i Island, the surrounding Ko’olau Mountain range and Kaneohe Bay. It is great for private VIP parties and even celebrities have held events at Secret Island ... including Niki Minaj, Nicole Scherzinger, the Kardashians and Janet Jackson.

The quaint, rustic Ranch House Terrace overlooks the ocean and can fit 250 guests under the enclosed pavilion and on the lawn space combined.

Located at the base of the Kanehoalani Mountain peak, the amazing tropical Paliku Gardens can accommodate up to 150 guests in the open-aired pavilion and 250 guest on the lush lawn area. Paliku has been the site of a few celebrity events including Michelle Obama and the Dalai Lama.

Lastly, the Moli’i Gardens is a two-tiered garden venue right on the edge of the beautiful 800-year-old Hawaiian fishpond. It can fit up to 100 guests under the pavilion and 250 in the garden area. It has a spectacular staircase that descends down to a cottage (from the Hollywood movie You, Me and Dupree) for an extra special ceremony spot.

There are also several more open air areas (Low Camp and Jumanji), that have served as secluded celebrity wedding venues, and even hosted Hawai'i's Diner en Blanc event with 5000 people in 2017.

Services Offered
Kualoa Ranch & Private Nature Reserve allows you to design your own wedding celebration and use your own catering, bartenders, florists, etc. Kualoa is just being the amazing back drop for your special day. We do have a list of potential vendors that have worked with Kualoa over the years, and their information is available if you need their services. We do require a licensed wedding coordinator at each event, and we can send a full list of approved coordinators upon your request.


Other Services
In addition to the above services, the venue also offers to host other wedding-related events. These other events include:

  • Bridal showers
  • Military Ceremonies
  • Elopements
  • Engagement parties
  • Receptions
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Anniversay Parties
  • Baby Lu'au Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • "Day of Fun" pre-wedding activities and tours
  • Photo Shoots

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3495.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2995.00

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$3495.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2995.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Beach
Campsite/Cabin
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Inn/B&B
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

120 Reviews

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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Rating 4.6 out of 5

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    Bobby H. Married on 09/25/2021
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    Beautiful venue with great service!

    Amazing location, stunning views, and great service. The beach was private, and made for an amazing backdrop. Leila was professional and very easy to work with!!

    Kualoa Ranch's reply:

    Aloha Bobby and Lisa,

    Congratulations! So happy to read this. Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures as well! It looks like you were blessed with Hawaiian rain on your big day and you wore it well! We really enjoyed working with you both and wish you the best. Mahalo again for choosing Kualoa as your backdrop.

    Mahalo nui loa,
    Leila Frishak
    Wedding Sales Manager
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    Lacey D. Married on 08/24/2021
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    AMAZING! Everyone was so kind!

    Kualoa ranch was the absolute best wedding venue. There are no better views in all of Hawaii in my opinion!!! After living there for a few years i knew i wanted to have a wedding near the water & mountains & this was it. The staff were amazing and every single person on site were over the top kind warm and welcoming. They also helped us move the wedding to one day prior due to mandates and this all took place within 24 hours! So we were thrilled. Nothing but great things to say!

    Kualoa Ranch's reply:

    Aloha Lacey and Steven,

    We are so appreciative of your amazing words!! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. We strive to show aloha to anyone that we meet here at the ranch, and it is great to know that you felt that aloha during your wedding. Your positive attitude despite the last-minute changes that were put in place just days before your event really amazed us. We wish you both the best and really look forward to welcoming you again to celebrate in the future!

    Mahalo nui loa,
    Leila Frishak
    Wedding Sales Manager

Awards

  • 120
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Ashley & Alistair
    17 photos · 06/20/2021
  • Larry & Bella
    134 photos · 12/12/2019
  • Mathilde & Keegan
    119 photos · 10/11/2019
  • Hafsa & Salman
    14 photos · 08/17/2019
  • Mariel & Michael
    36 photos · 06/21/2019
  • suketu & jessica
    90 photos · 05/25/2019

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
`Ae`Ike Hawaiian Wedding Officiant Services `Ae`Ike Hawaiian Wedding Officiant Services Wedding Officiants

I have preformed dozens of ceremonies at various Kualoa venue sites during my 5 years as a professional licensed wedding officiant... The special functions staff and wedding sales team at Kualoa are very friendly, accommodating and supportive of their venders. I am happy to preform ceremonies there...

Tropical Moon Events Tropical Moon Events Wedding Planners

Kualoa Ranch is a breathtaking venue with many locations to choose from. Whether its the mountains or the ocean that steals your heart, each locale provides a stunning backdrop for your event!

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Map

49560 Kamehameha Highway Kaneohe, HI, 96744
808-425-9622

Monday through Fridays, 830am - 500pm Hawaiian Standard Time
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Kualoa Ranch frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Kualoa Ranch?

Kualoa Ranch includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Kualoa Ranch in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Kualoa Ranch for wedding events is known for:
  • Beach
  • Campsite/Cabin
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Inn/B&B
  • Park
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Kualoa Ranch for wedding events?

Kualoa Ranch offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Kualoa Ranch offer?

Kualoa Ranch offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Kualoa Ranch offer for wedding events?

Kualoa Ranch offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Kualoa Ranch have available for wedding events?

Kualoa Ranch offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Kualoa Ranch and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Kualoa Ranch is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value, 4.6 in flexibility and 4.4 in average response time.

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