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Kualoa Ranch

Kaneohe, HI View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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鈥榠 Island, the surrounding Ko鈥檕lau 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鈥檌 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?

$2,895

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

$2,895

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?

$2,095

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

$2,095

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
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building
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?

Catering Services
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

What months are included in your peak season?

January
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What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
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    Christiene G. Married on 09/30/2022
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    Hale Nanea & Dragon Boat Lawn Venue

    Kualoa Ranch is a beautiful place and I'm so happy we picked Hale Nanea & Dragon Boat Lawn as our wedding venue. Even though there weren't many pictures of this venue on their social media/brochure we knew it was a beautiful site with so much to offer! On our wedding day it was absolutely beautiful being surrounded by the monkey pod trees, Moli'i pond, and the mountains in the background. We had a wonderful experience having Kualoa Ranch as our wedding Venue.

    Kualoa Ranch's reply:

    Aloha Christiene,

    Mahalo nui for sharing such beautiful photos from your wedding and taking the time to share your experience with us!! Dragon Boat/Hale Nanea venue has so much to offer, so I'm happy you were able to capture that through your photos! We hope to welcome you again sometime in the near future :) Congratulations and mahalo again for taking the time to share with us!!

    Mahalo,
    Tiana-Lee C.
    Wedding Sales Manager
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    Leisha T. Married on 08/29/2022
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    Paliku Gardens, Kualoa Ranch

    As a coordinator myself, I work at Paliku Gardens in Kualoa Ranch very often and it never gets old! As often as I am there, this still holds top on my favorite venues on Oahu.

    My friends and family were SO mind blown from the amazing views the ranch has to offer and the could not stop going on and on about it.

    Leading up to the wedding I worked with Tiana and Leila who were both extremely professional and responsive with any questions I had.

    On the day of Rocky was there to assure that everything was taken care of both in the morning and evening! Rocky, you're the GOAT :)

    Thank you to everyone at Kualoa Ranch for hosting the best night of our lives! We will forever be grateful!

    Kualoa Ranch's reply:

    Aloha Leisha & EJ,

    Mahalo nui for taking the time to share your experience with us!! We are so happy to hear that your family loved Paliku Gardens and that everything went perfectly on your wedding day which is what you deserve!! We look forward to working with you again in the near future for upcoming events :) Congratulations and mahalo again for taking the time to share with us, Leisha!!

    Mahalo,
    Tiana-Lee C.
    Wedding Sales Manager
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
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`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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49560 Kamehameha Highway Kaneohe, HI, 96744
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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
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • 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:
  • Catering Services
  • 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 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value and 4.5 in average response time.

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