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.
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.
In addition to the above services, the venue also offers to host other wedding-related events. These other events include:
- Bridal showers
- Military Ceremonies
- Engagement parties
- Rehearsal dinners
- Anniversay Parties
- Baby Lu'au Parties
- Birthday Parties
- "Day of Fun" pre-wedding activities and tours
- Photo Shoots
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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...
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!
Monday through Fridays, 830am - 500pm Hawaiian Standard Time
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- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
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- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Outside Vendors
- Pet Friendly
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