Sunshower Farms is a coffee farm on the slopes of Hualalai. We are located at 2400 ft. with a beautiful panoramic ocean view. We offer a variety of wedding packages for budget-conscious couples with rustic sensibilities and a passion for great farm-to-table cuisine. We are an incredibly flexible venue and would be happy to work with you to customize your perfect day.
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Astrid Bailey · Getting married on 07/03/2021
Custom Wedding Without the Hassle!
My sister's wedding was formal, 300 people, and so overwhelming that I spent most of it hiding in the bridal suite with my cousin. When my husband and I decided to get married, we knew we wanted to keep things simple with a small destination wedding. However, as soon as I started looking at what it would take to get married in Hawaii, I was quickly inundated with beach wedding after beach wedding, all impersonal "Wedding Package A which includes a lei and a conch shell" type offerings. That didn't feel like us AT ALL, and I was getting super discouraged.Sent on 05/15/2019
Then, through a stroke of Weddingwire magic, I found Sunshower Farms. I immediately loved the vibe of it being casual, but pretty and "pinworthy". My husband, our boys and I are diehard hikers / mountain lovers, so getting married up in the hills was perfect for us.
What really made our wedding, however, was working with Kate. She is an expert on her venue (she lives there, afterall) as well as her vendors. My husband and I are both professional event planners for corporate companies, so it shocked our friends and family when we turned our wedding over to someone we'd never met in person, but it was 100% worth it. The wedding and reception was planned in just a few short phone calls with Kate. She had great ideas and helped coach us into making the right decisions. She booked our flowers, cake, catering, and music on our behalf so we didn't have to deal with those vendors. Because she lives onsite, there was no crazy load-in of place settings, chairs, ect as she already owns them which made the day so very smooth. We brought our own officiant, professional photographer, videographer, and hairstylist, as they were all friends of ours who were attending the wedding anyway. I also used Kate's recommended makeup artist who was just lovely.
The day of our wedding was so beautiful and memorable. We absolutely loved just having a cozy party with our very dearest friends and family. As another reviewer has said, it's a bit like getting married at home, but only if your home is an absolutely gorgeous multi-acre farm in Hawaii with a farm table that would make Pinterest jealous. It wasn't blingy or over the top which suited us perfectly. Because Kate so expertly managed all the big details, I was able to truly enjoy the months leading up to the wedding. I had the time to focus on some small custom details only because I wanted to and enjoy, rather than stress, about these projects. I brought some custom cocktail napkins, leaf placecards, printed menus, individual thank you notes, and a cake topper in my suitcase. One of my bridesmaids did a Costco run for alcohol and cut fruit for water and cocktails. Other than picking out my wedding dress and the rest of the bridal party's clothes, those were literally the only decisions I had to make. We could not imagine a more wonderful planning process and execution day of! Our friends and family haven't stopped raving about how wonderful and beautiful our wedding was. The catering was to die for (especially the lamb), and the bonfire was a big hit. We loved being able to mix and mingle with our guests and have meaningful conversations in one long table where we could see everyone.
My only regret with Sunshower Farms is that I can't use them again for more parties, since we live out of state. Sunshower was an incredible place to get married, but working with Kate put it over the top!
Darryl · Married on 04/15/2019
Perfect Wedding on the Big Island of Hawaii
We had our wedding in April 2019 with the ceremony held in Kona and the reception held on the farm. This review will be regarding both Kate's coordination and arrangement and also the reception venue (Sunshower Farms). We are not physically located in Hawaii so we had to do all of this from overseas.Sent on 05/15/2019
Firstly, we knew we wanted the reception at the farm due to its intimacy and dedication to using local ingredients, having a personalized menu, and a simple, rustic arrangement. We booked a call with Kate through email in October 2018 and she was quick to respond and go through all the details with us on how to go about hosting the reception on-site. From start to finish, Kate was professional and organized on the reception front.
For the ceremony, we actually tried reaching out to another partial coordinator but with no response - so we turned to Kate asking her if she had any suggestions! Luckily, she also does off-site coordination for ceremonies and I can't stress enough that she made our lives easier by finding literally every vendor for us (except photographer as we had a specific one in mind) - including our officiant, refreshments, hair and make-up, flowers and decor, musician, and more. She even went down to the ceremony venue on our behalf and took photos and videos for us as we were unable to see the venue ourselves. There was absolutely no fuss with any of the vendors, everything was planned properly and according to the budget we've discussed - it all came together on the day of the wedding with no delays, setbacks, or vendor issues in any way.
We did have a bit of a rain scare on the wedding day, our ceremony was at 11:30 but it was still pouring at 9:00! Unsure if we could continue with the outdoor ceremony, Kate was quick to come up with alternative plans and communicated all our options to us clearly and effectively despite the stress that both of us were feeling. Fortunately the rain stopped by 10:00, and Kate and her team were able to set up for the ceremony to start at 11:30 on the dot!
Personally, I (the groom) am an extremely organized and methodical person - think Monica from Friends, or Amy from Brooklyn Nine Nine. I was impressed with Kate's abilities to stay on top of everything and continued to remind us of everything we had to do days or weeks before the deadlines. Even though I felt overwhelmed with all the details that had to be covered, she managed to stay on top of everything. This is in addition to the other weddings and events she was coordinating in parallel.
Overall, we found Kate's coordination services and reception venue at Sunshower Farms to be outstanding. We've been married for a month now and our friends and family are still talking about everything from the venues to the cake! We would be very keen on hosting another dinner party/private event there if we could ever gather family and friends all in Hawaii again.
Samantha Langer · Married on 04/07/2019
Samantha and Jeremy
We chose to have an intimate wedding at Sunshower Farms, and it was the best decision we could have ever made. Kate made the process from start to finish so stress free, fun and wonderful. It was a beautiful and memorable day for us and our families. I loved all of the animals on the farm too!Sent on 05/15/2019
I searched for so many venues on the Big Island and Sunshower Farms was our #1 choice. Everything about the venue was breathtaking. We got to enjoy dinner with an amazing view looking out towards the ocean, and the sunset after a light rain made for perfect wedding photos.
I was really happy with how Kate made the entire planning process so easy. It was obvious to see that she has organized and coordinated a lot of weddings. She was also very quick to respond to our questions and set up calls to make sure everything was figured out for our destination wedding. We are so glad we got married here and highly recommend you choose Sunshower Farms too!
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