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The Royal Hawaiian

Honolulu, Hawaii View map

About

The Royal Hawaiian Resort, Waikiki is a luxury resort wedding venue in Oahu, Hawaii. Couples can stay and hold their most memorable day in the same place visited by international royalty, Hollywood celebrities and political figures at this historic “pink palace.” The Royal Hawaiian Resort, Waikiki has a strong and historic connection to Hawaii, making it an ideal location for a destination wedding.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host a maximum of 500 guests in seven event spaces. The Royal Hawaiian Resort, Waikiki has three ocean venues, two garden venues and two indoor venues to choose from.

Services Offered
The Royal Hawaiian Resort, Waikiki is a full-service venue. They have three wedding packages as well as a la carte options for couples to choose from. The Royal Hawaiian Resort, Waikiki only permits certain vendors at their venue. The venue offers the following services:

  • Bridal shower
  • Cake
  • Ceremony
  • Cleanup
  • Elopements
  • Engagement party
  • Event planning
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting and sound
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Reception
  • Setup
  • Wireless internet

Cuisine
In addition to catering, The Royal Hawaiian Resort, Waikiki offers bar services, which include a signature drink and chocolate fountain. The venue can accommodate the following cuisine styles:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Accommodation
As a resort, The Royal Hawaiian Resort, Waikiki offers accommodations for couples and guests. With 528 rooms available, there are 34 suites and 18 of those are oceanfront. Guests can enjoy daily activities as well as a spa and salon.

History
The Royal Hawaiian Resort, Waikiki opened in February 1927 in the Spanish Moore style as a new type of elegant luxury resort. The six story, 400 room resort was built in 18 months, and employees dressed in Cathayan costume to welcome guests.

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?

$2000.00

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

$2000.00

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?

$1200.00

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

$1200.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Set Up

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

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Premium Liquor
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:

Historic Building
Hotel
Resort

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
November
December
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    Brenda C. Married on 09/03/2021
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    A Beautiful and Historic Venue!

    The Royal Hawaiian was fantastic! We reached out to them a few months before the wedding after hearing that our previous venue would be closed for renovations. Working with Jillian Tamaru was extremely smooth: she is organized, kind, and seriously on top of things! When new Hawaii gathering restrictions came down the pipeline, she worked with us and our wedding planner to figure out what to do next, and secured a wonderful outdoor venue for our reception while also helping us organize two waves of reception service and getting us an alternate menu that fit closely to the original!

    On the day of the wedding, everything was perfect. My guests raved about the beauty of the Ocean Lawn, the drinks, and the food, which some swore was the best food they had at a wedding. The cake also tasted amazing. We were super satisfied with the service and the warthm everyone showed both before and during the wedding, and we are greatly looking forward to staying at the Royal Hawaiian in the future!
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    Monica Married on 02/18/2020
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    Punch Drunk Love at the Pink Palace

    Ever since we saw the art film “Punch Drunk Love” by Paul Thomas Anderson, my husband and I knew we had wanted to see the Pink Palace in person. On our first visit, we instantly fell in love with the location and history, and we began speculating what it would be like to have a destination wedding there… Little did we know we would actually pull that off two years in February 2020 to the day after our first visit.

    At the Royal, we worked with Banquet Manager Bill Hedgepeth, who realized our dream better than we could. Bill and wedding planner Laura Lewis of Parasol Events worked together to get us the suite of our dreams to stage our pre-wedding preparation, and also planned a delicious banquet buffet that didn’t break the bank. Bill also worked around our dream location, helping us nab the coveted ocean-front lawn garden space for the entire day.

    While the Royal does not allow Open Bar events, the Banquet Captains kept us honest at our Host Bar and alerted us when the threshold we set to shift to the cash bar was met. Everyone was pleasant, professional and warm. Every single one of our guests was not only impressed with the venue, but also the delicious regional Hawaiian menu and the care of the staff. Our only regret was that we were having too good of a time to eat our own wedding meals, but I am sure had we asked staff to set something aside in our room for us, they would have.
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    Ashley Married on 03/10/2018
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    We celebrated our wedding ceremony and festivities at the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort last month. We truly could not have been more pleased with the service, attention to detail, and countless personal touches. If you want the PERFECT wedding (or planning a special occasion), Kelly Striph is the person to work with. As the catering manager, she was in constant contact with our wedding coordinator and us. She made sure that every detail was executed smoothly and strived to give us a truly “Royal” wedding.
    Whenever you reminisce about a wedding, service, food and drink always comes to the forefront. Chef Colin Hazama and the banquet team blew our food and drinks out of the water. We served signature cocktails including the Royal Hawaiian’s famous Mai Tai and customized a hibiscus-infused drink. Our guests loved the drinks and made favorite props as they posed with Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach as their background. Chef Colin created our perfect buffet menu; guests cannot stop raving about all the food including the steamed fish, prime rib, loaded mashed potatoes, fried rice, and bread pudding. He even created a gourmet tater tot bar per our request for late night snacking! The food was truly amazing and memorable!!
    All of the Royal Hawaiian staff went the extra mile to make our weekend the best time of our lives. We left as extremely satisfied guests and the happiest newlyweds! Without a doubt we will always come back to the Royal Hawaiian for our special occasion needs. If you want a wedding for the ages, then the Royal Hawaiian is THE place to be.

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2259 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815
8089237311
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