Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712 Map · Phone number
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About Waimea Valley

Nestled in the heart of Oʻahu’s renowned North Shore, Waimea Valley’s world class botanical gardens and wide variety of indoor and outdoor spaces is an ideal setting for a truly memorable occasion. Found nowhere else on Oʻahu, our natural backdrops and surroundings are unique to the Valley, attracting elaborate Hollywood blockbusters and weddings, to intimate, candlelit gatherings. From our breathtaking waterfall to lush, green meadows, Waimea Valley is a location unlike any other.

For more information please contact events@waimeavalley.net (808)638-5858.

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10 Reviews for Waimea Valley

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.7

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  • Caprice

    Caprice P. · Married on 05/01/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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! :)

    Sent on 05/10/2021

    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.
  • Kristen

    Kristen P. · Married on 04/10/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 04/28/2021

    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)!
  • Kathleen

    Kathleen S. · Married on 12/07/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Best venue ever!

    Working with Waimea Valley was easy and seamless! They were attentive and responded to all inquiries in a timely manner. The rental fee was affordable and included chairs and tables. They do require that you cater your food through Ke Nui Kitchen, which was actually fine because they are great and it removes the hassle from working with a caterer who doesn’t know the area and staff. Other than that, the valley is so gorgeous and provided the perfect backdrop, and the staff was amazing to work with.

    Sent on 12/12/2019

    Waimea Valley's reply:

    Mahalo nui Kathleen! Congratulations again to you and Marcos. We cannot wait to see the pictures to your bride and groom portraits throughout the Valley. We loved your style! Sending you both lots of aloha.

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Waimea Valley Pricing

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Waimea Valley FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 1800
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1500
  • 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
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000
  • 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
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    9
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
    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

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  • 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy Haleiwa, HI, 96712 See on map
    8086387766 (8086385858) (Phone number)
    8086387776 (Fax Number)
    Waimea Valley open Wednesday - Sunday 9 am to 4 pm Office Hours Tuesday – Saturday 8:30 am – 5 pm
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