Kualoa Ranch & Private Nature Reserve

49560 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI 96744 Map · Phone number
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About Kualoa Ranch & Private Nature Reserve

Kualoa Ranch Private Nature Reserve is a 4000 acre wedding venue location on Oahu, Hawaii, about 22 miles outside of Waikiki, on the eastern shores of the island. Kualoa offers 6 spectacular ceremony and reception locations on 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, making it a beautiful and unique venue for weddings. If Kualoa looks familiar in the pictures, its probably because we've had over 170+ Hollywood Movies and TV shows filmed at the ranch since Elvis in the 1950's! Such blockbusters 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 100-350 guests. Their 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 we've had several celebrities hold 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. 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 their beautiful 800-year-old Hawaiian fishpond. It can fit up to 110 guests under the pavilion and 250 in the garden area. It has a spectacular staircase that descends down to a cabin (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 last year.

Services Offered
Kualoa Ranch & Private Nature Reserve allows you to design your own wedding celebration and use your own catering, bartenders, wedding coordinator, etc. We are fine 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.


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

  • Bridal showers
  • Ceremonies
  • Elopements
  • Engagement party
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Anniversay Parties
  • Baby Lu'au Parties
  • Engagement dinners
  • "Day of Fun" pre-wedding activities and tours
  • Photo Shoots
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Ceremony at Paliku Gardens
Ceremony at Paliku Gardens
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Secret Island Beach
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Dock at Secret Island
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Reception at Hale Nanea
Reception at Hale Nanea
Ceremony at Paliku Gardens (Water Tower)
Ceremony at Paliku Gardens (Water Tower)
Ceremony at Paliku Gardens (Water Tower)
Ceremony at Paliku Gardens (Water Tower)
Reception at Moli'i Gardens (Upper Lawn)
Reception at Moli'i Gardens (Upper Lawn)
Ceremony at Moli'i Fishpond Lawn
Ceremony at Moli'i Fishpond Lawn
Dock at Secret Island
Dock at Secret Island
Moli'i Gardens Pavilion
Moli'i Gardens Pavilion
Hale Ikena Lookout
Hale Ikena Lookout
Hale Ikena Lookout
Hale Ikena Lookout
Reception at Paliku Gardens
Reception at Paliku Gardens
Hawaiian Village in Ka'a'awae
Hawaiian Village in Ka'a'awae
Reception at Hale Nanea
Reception at Hale Nanea
Secret Island Canopy
Secret Island Canopy
Moli'i Pond & Kualoa Mountain
Moli'i Pond & Kualoa Mountain
Stairs at Moli'i Gardens
Stairs at Moli'i Gardens
Reception at Hale Nanea
Reception at Hale Nanea
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Secret Island Canopy
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Bridal Entrance at Secret Island
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Secret Island Ceremony
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Guest Transportation at Secret Island
Catamaran to Secret Island
Catamaran to Secret Island
Ceremony at Paliku Gardens
Ceremony at Paliku Gardens
Reception at Moli'i Gardens (Upper Lawn)
Reception at Moli'i Gardens (Upper Lawn)
Hale Nanea
Hale Nanea
Dock at Secret Island
Dock at Secret Island
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Reception at Moli'i Gardens (Upper Lawn)
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Dupree Cottage at Moli'i Gardens
Moli'i Gardens View (Dupree Cottage)
Moli'i Gardens View (Dupree Cottage)
Moli'i Gardens View (Dupree Cottage)
Moli'i Gardens View (Dupree Cottage)
Paliku Gardens Ocean View
Paliku Gardens Ocean View
Jurassic Park in Ka'a'awa
Jurassic Park in Ka'a'awa
Jumanji and Kanehoalani
Jumanji and Kanehoalani
Wahi Pana View of Mokoli'i
Wahi Pana View of Mokoli'i
Secret Island Dock & Catamaran
Secret Island Dock & Catamaran
Ka'a'awa Valley's Low Camp
Ka'a'awa Valley's Low Camp
Moli'i Gardens Lawn & Pavilion
Moli'i Gardens Lawn & Pavilion
Water Tower at Paliku Gardens
Water Tower at Paliku Gardens
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Paliku Gardens Lawn 1
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Ceremony at Paliku Gardens
Ceremony at Paliku Gardens

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97 Reviews for Kualoa Ranch & Private Nature Reserve

Recommended by 92% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.3

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  • Alexis

    Alexis Robinson · Married on 10/03/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Breathtaking Views!

    We had our destination wedding at Kualoa Ranch (Paliku Gardens) in October 2019. My husband and I had never visited the venue before and did not see it until the day before our wedding. But the venue is even more stunning in person that the photos - and the photos are amazing! The team at Kualoa Ranch is very responsive and helpful. The venue was the first thing I booked when planning our wedding, and they provided me an e-brochure with recommended vendors which was super helpful. Throughout the planning process they were available for any questions that I had & that was important to us, especially planning something so far away. On the day of, everything ran smoothly! the venue was beautiful and our guests were in awe. The space is big enough to accommodate a large sized wedding and there are different areas that you can utilize for your ceremony/ reception etc.

    Compared to the venue prices were were looking at here in the Bay Area - Kualoa Ranch was super affordable! and the view is priceless. If you are looking for a venue that has a balance for greenery and views of the ocean, this is the perfect place. Highly recommend

    Sent on 10/15/2019

    Kualoa Ranch & Private Nature Reserve's reply:

    Aloha Alexis and Jomaree,

    It makes me so happy to read this review. Our goal is to provide exactly what you described your experience to be, and your review means the world to us.

    I am so glad that you found our preferred vendor list to be helpful, too! Your wedding setup was beautiful and I can't wait to see the professional images and video from Rianon and Sophia (excellent choices by the way!).

    Much love and aloha to you both. Mahalo for choosing us and having trust in our experience. We hope that you'll return in the future to come visit us!

    Mahalo nui loa,
    Leila Frishak
    Wedding Sales Manager
  • Kalin

    Kalin · Married on 09/19/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful venue

    Such a beautiful venue, very well kept and clean. So many of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was. Great working with the staff there.

    Sent on 09/24/2019

    Kualoa Ranch & Private Nature Reserve's reply:

    Aloha Kalin and Virgil,

    Congratulations! I am so happy that you and your guests enjoyed the stunning Moli`i Gardens on your wedding day. I hope that the day was all that you could have dreamed of. We really enjoyed working with you and wish you all the best!!!

    Mahalo nui loa,
    Leila Frishak
    Wedding Sales Manager

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Kualoa Ranch & Private Nature Reserve FAQ

  • 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
  • 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

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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  • 49560 Kamehameha Highway Kaneohe, HI, 96744 See on map
    808-425-9622 (Phone number)
    Monday through Fridays, 830am - 500pm Hawaiian Standard Time

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