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Waimea Valley

Haleiwa, HI View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
11 reviews
$7k - $11k For 100 Guests

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$7k - $11k For 100 Guests

Waimea Valley is a park and outdoor venue in Haleiwa, Hawaii that hosts weddings and other special occasions. The verdant botanical gardens and numerous outdoor and indoor spaces offer stunning backdrops for festivities. This unique area is ready for to-be-weds looking to celebrate an important chapter of their lives.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue offers historic gardens and many amenities for couples planning their wedding. Open-air spaces include the Amphitheater, the Main Lawn, Puhula, the Upper Meadow, and the Waterfall. Hale Ho'ike and the Pikake Pavilion are covered open-air spaces while The Proud Peacock offers a fully indoor option for receptions. The maximum capacity of this venue is 300 guests. Furthermore, parking and wheelchair-accessible features add convenience and comfort for all visitors.

Services Offered

Waimea Valley is available to host wedding ceremonies and receptions as well as engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, and elopements. This venue's staff offers catering, bartending, cake, setup, cleanup, and the use of get-ready rooms and event rentals. The peak season for this venue stretches across the months of May through September, providing a range of dates to select for a wedding.

Cuisine

The culinary team of Waimea Valley is ready to create a variety of dishes for wedding dining. These caterers can serve hors d'oeuvres, cocktail receptions, plated meals, buffets, stations, family-style platters, and desserts. Tasting sessions are available for couples to ensure complete satisfaction with these offerings. Additionally, beverages are available through an open bar, cash bar, or limited bar. Bartenders will be ready to serve wines, beers, spirits, and specialty drinks to couples and their guests.

  • Pacific Islander-owned

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?

$2,514

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

$2,100

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?

$1,915

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

$1,195

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Transportation

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$8

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

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

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Museum
Park
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?

Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
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 bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Chairs
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
October
November
December

11 Reviews

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4.8
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Recommended by 96% of couples
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  • Caprice
    Caprice P. Married on 05/01/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Gorgeous Venue, but check on the fine details

    Pros:
    - OMG SUCH A GORGEOUS VENUE! We barely needed any decorations at all, and or guests were so stunned when they arrived!
    - Breathtaking options for various types of ceremonies and receptions. We chose the Main Lawn with the giant monkey pod tree as our ceremony site, and the Pikake Pavilion as our reception site. Due to COVID, we didn't have an option to tour the venue before we flew out for our wedding (we did a quick walkthrough a few days before), and I was surprised to learn that the sites we chose are literally connected to the welcome center. However, since the grounds closed to the public at 4PM, our wedding was very private and quiet.
    - The split level Pikake Pavilion was perfect in allowing all our guests, no matter where they were seated, a great view of our sweetheart table and the dancefloor.
    - Take advantage of that photo tour! They offer an incredible golf cart tour so you can capture all the photo/video in various locations. This was the most worthwhile splurge, and we had the best time enjoying the gardens and waterfall, and appreciating the beauty and spiritual energy the valley has to offer - all while getting some seriously magazine-worthy photos and videos!
    - Bridal Suite was very close to our ceremony and reception site - right above the main welcome center. It was such a convenient location for our wedding party! They also split the room for us so the grooms party could "get ready" in the same place as the bridal party without seeing each other! So sweet!
    - The grounds are home to three adult male peacocks, two of which are very social and made frequent appearances to say hello to our guests. Luckily they stayed pretty quiet during our event. :)
    - Light mountain breezes, tropical foliage, sounds of nature were so calming and serene.
    - Ample parking for guests, even though we did opt for a party/tour bus to shuttle our guests from Waikiki/Kapolei. This extra trip really provided a fun aspect for our guests, making our big-day a huge fully planned event for them too!
    - Very friendly and professional staff. The events manager, Kim, was super helpful and so patient with us trying to lock own our wedding not even two months before our date! (Our initial venue fell through rather late... and we were scrambling to pull this off!) Also our golf cart driver, Kealohi, was so incredibly kind and awesome too!

    Cons:
    - The Bridal Suite doesn't have adequate AC. We ended up opening the doors and allowing the mountain breeze to cool us down - then curtaining off the small AC booth for only when we needed to change.
    - Not enough seating for all our guests! For some reason, they didn't put out enough ceremony benches to seat all of our guests, and we had a row on either side standing. We would've run into a similar seating issue with our reception tables, but we luckily caught that a few days before when we did our on-site tasting... (5 foot round tables fit 8 adults at MOST.)
    - "Projector" wasn't as advertised, they only have a projection screen but no projector or hookups. We made a cute slideshow but ended up throwing that out at the last minute...
    - WIFI is good for texts, but not much else. We also had to cancel our livestream at the last minute because the connectivity would not allow for video/audio streaming.
    - You have to use the on site catering: Ke Nui Kitchen. Their food was incredible, but their beer options were incredibly lackluster (we're big beer nerds) and obscenely overpriced.

    Overall, I would highly recommend this venue. The exclusiveness and natural beauty really enhances the romantic atmosphere of your wedding day, and your guests will be raving for quite a while afterwards! :)

    Waimea Valley's reply:

    Aloha Caprice,
    Congratulations! Mahalo nui for your feedback.
    We are happy to read you enjoyed your overall experience at Waimea Valley.
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    Kristen P. Married on 04/10/2021
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    The Most Beautiful Hawaiian Wedding

    Waimea Valley is an incredibly special place to get married. From the moment you enter the valley, you feel the “mana,” or power, of the place. Even though the valley is located on the busy North Shore of Oahu, it is tucked away nestled between the mountains, and when you are there you feel a sense of serenity and peace. Everywhere you look you see lush, tropical gardens and greenery, which makes for a stunning backdrop for photos. We had our ceremony and reception at the Upper Meadow, which is about a 5-minute shuttle ride from the visitor center. Since it’s located deeper in the valley, this spot felt very private and intimate, even though the lawn is quite large with a lot of room to spread out. Our entire event took place outside, and except for the dinner under an open-air tent, we spent the whole night under the stars. With everything outdoors and the large amount of space to work with, this is an excellent place to have a “socially distant” wedding. We planned for and expected to have some rain during our event, but the weather ended up being perfect – a dry and cool afternoon and evening with temperature in the mid-70’s. The venue’s exclusive caterer, Ke Nui Kitchen, is also located in the valley and provided the most delicious, farm-to-table fresh food for our wedding, and the craft cocktails we selected from Ke Nui Kitchen’s bar menu were a huge hit with our guests. Most importantly, all of the staff at Waimea Valley Events and Ke Nui Kitchen were incredible to work with. Kimberly, the Events Manager, was so accommodating, helpful, and understanding as we planned our wedding at Waimea, even when the constantly changing Covid-related restrictions and orders made planning especially complicated. In the end, we couldn’t have been happier with our wedding venue, and every single one of our guests shared with us how beautiful our venue was.

    Waimea Valley's reply:

    Aloha Kristen and Alex,

    It was a pleasure to work with you both and be able to see all our hard work and dedication come to life. It was a gorgeous wedding and you both looked so beautiful. Mahalo nui loa for the kind words and support. We hope to see you here in the future, perhaps a vow renewal?? All our best to you both.
    Ho'o Maika'i (congratulations)!

Awards

  • 11
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

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59-864 Kamehameha Hwy Haleiwa, HI, 96712
8086387766

Waimea Valley open Wednesday - Sunday 9 am to 4 pm Office Hours Tuesday – Saturday 8:30 am – 5 pm
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