Weddings

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Lahaina, HI View map Visit website
Rating 4.6 out of 5
   10 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is a hotel wedding venue located in Lahaina, Hawaii. This picturesque resort boasts luxury while incorporating the natural beauty of the island. Featuring scenic ceremony spaces and elegant function rooms, the venue embodies the welcoming nature of the aloha spirit.

Facilities and Capacity

Nestled on the idyllic coast of Maui, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua offers a plethora of memorable event spaces. Whether you want to soak in the tropical breeze with an outdoor ceremony or personalize a classic function room, this venue has several beautiful spaces. You and your partner can exchange vows on the Beach House or Napili Lawns. The Napili Lawn is perched atop a bluff and overlooks the Honolua Bay. Alternately, the Beach House Lawn is shaded by massive palm trees and features views of the turquoise ocean. If you choose to host your reception outdoors, this space easily transforms into a lively backdrop for dining and dancing. Spanning 23,000 square feet, the event space is suitable for celebrations of up to 500 guests. Inside, the Plantation Ballroom is a traditional ballroom that hosts magical receptions. Its golden walls and crystal chandeliers add an element of sophistication, while pre-function space and an outdoor terrace provide additional room for guests to mingle.

Services Offered

The experienced events and culinary teams at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua strive to provide couples with memorable experiences from the planning process to the final dance. The professional event planners are delighted to incorporate Hawaiian influences into the event, including a lei ceremony or traditional luau. Each event space and experience is fully customizable according to the happy couple’s vision. The culinary team offers catering services tailored to the event, from seated dining to cocktail-style receptions. They use local ingredients like fresh seafood and tropical fruit in their dishes to give guests a taste of Hawaii.

Accommodation

This hotel offers luxury accommodation for the newlyweds and their guests traveling for the event. From private residences to comfortable rooms and suites, the hotel has accommodation suitable for families to solo travelers. Each room is equipped with plush bedding, stunning views, and modern amenities.

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?

$1000.00

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

$1000.00

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$32.00

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Resort
Restaurant

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?

Accommodations
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

10 Reviews

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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5

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    Brittany B. Married on 04/26/2019
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    Outstanding

    We got married at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua in April 2019, and we could not have been happier with our choice of venue. From the moment I first contacted their wedding coordination service a year prior, I could tell this was a place that wanted our business and would treat us like highly valued clients, regardless of how much or how little we were looking to spend. I originally sent an inquiry on a whim, thinking there was no way we'd be able to afford a wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, but it turned out that for what we wanted (outdoor wedding with a view of the ocean, with dinner for ~30 guests), their prices were comparable to or more affordable than other venues we looked at on Maui (Merriman's, Royal Lahaina, Four Seasons, Hyatt, etc.). We thought their wedding package was quite reasonable, and having dinner at their restaurant rather than getting catering on the lawn made the prices closer to what you might get on the mainland.

    More important than that, however, was the unbelievable quality of service we received from every person we interacted with at the Ritz, particularly Akiko Nakazato and Sierra Hanneman. We got all the information we needed, viewed the venue, and booked our wedding date with Akiko, followed by wedding coordination and vendor booking mostly through Sierra. Both women were fantastic in their prompt, professional, and friendly replies to all of our (many many) questions and requests, and they made what would normally have been the stressful process of planning a wedding a complete breeze.

    Once we arrived at the Ritz (we stayed at the hotel for a few nights before and after the wedding), we were completely blown away by everyone who works there. We could not believe the attention and care we received in every interaction. Sierra was in regular contact with us throughout our stay and made us feel like VIPs, even though she coordinates a wedding almost every day at this hotel and we are just one of probably two hundred couples she works with every year. (I don't know how she does it, but I hope they pay her handsomely.) On the day of the wedding, Sierra sent over several lovely surprises that helped make our day feel even more special. Everything went incredibly smoothly, we were very happy with the vendors they recommended, the service at the cocktail and dinner receptions was impeccable, and the food was to die for. Our guests kept telling us how beautiful the wedding was and how much they enjoyed themselves. We did too. I wouldn't change anything about our day.
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    L Married on 08/18/2017
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    We are beyond thrilled with Zheilla, Kristina, Akiko and the entire wedding team at the Ritz-Carlton who gave us the wedding of our dreams. Planning and holding the ceremony and reception on 3 months notice from far away was a total pleasure. The entire experience was everyone one could want for a wedding in paradise. Everyone in our bridal party and all the guests felt that they had received the A-list treatment. I have always had a wonderful time at the Ritz-Carlton properties and this was no exception. Thank you to all at the Ritz-Carlton for a memorable and utterly seamless experience. Highly, highly recommended. They were very flexible and attentive to detail.

    One nice feature is that they will only hold one wedding per day at the property, so that you can feel it truly is your special day. The wedding planner was the key that made it all happen in such a fun and stressless way. We loved the photographer, Mike Andrews, and DJ Michael of Maui DJ Services. We will be savoring these memories all our lives.
    Mahalo, Ritz-Carlton, Zhellia, Akiko and team!
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    Elisabeth Married on 08/19/2016
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    This was our first time staying at a Ritz-Carlton and the entire staff at the hotel totally exceeded our expectations. Their customer service is out of this world right down to every little detail, they think of it all! My husband and I are so happy that we decided to go to Maui and stay at the Ritz Carlton - Kapalua resort. It's truly paradise!

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One Ritz-Carlton Drive Lahaina, HI, 96761
808-425-9801
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The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua frequently asked questions

At The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua includes:
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Resort
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua for wedding events?

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua offer?

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua offer for wedding events?

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua have available for wedding events?

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is recommended by 90% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in value, 4.6 in average response time, 4.6 in professionalism and 4.5 in quality of service.

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