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Kyle T. · Married on 07/02/2020
We never wanted to leave!
My wife and I planned our February wedding from Shanghai at Sunset Ranch and have nothing but positive remarks about communication, service, and presentation. First off, communicating with Laurie and Gregg was very easy through email as their response time was usually next-day. They were very accomodating for everything we requested. The property itself is absolutely beautiful. My wife and I wanted to choose a location that naturally allowed people to wander, socialize, and take pictures. We couldn't have been more pleased with having the ceremony in the Fern's Garden and then enjoying the sunset in the meadow. Also, the barn was a great place for dinner. The giant doors that open to beautiful chandeliers couldn't have been more picturesque. Overall, my wife and I were very happy with everything at Sunset Ranch.Sent on 03/29/2020
Connie Y. · Married on 04/20/2020
Just the best!
When my husband and I decided to have a destination wedding in Hawai’i, our initial thoughts of a typical Hawaiian destination wedding would be on a beach. But when we toured Sunset Ranch, we fell in love at first sight. The venue is just breathtakingly beautiful. And another one of the key points of why we fell in love with the venue, was the fact that it’s both a Federally and State protected land, so if we returned 50 years from now, it would look exactly the same.
Like many others, our wedding was postponed due to the pandemic. While this affected many couples hoping to tie the knot in 2020, this also affected the wedding industry immensely. What meant a lot to us was how the Sunset Ranch team empathized with us, provided us with options, and helped us through the difficult decision to postpone our wedding not once, but twice, because of the uncertainties of covid and shut downs. Our wedding coordinator Alia and the sunset ranch team were just amazing. Alia was always only an email, text, or phone call away.
Fast forward to a year later, we were finally able to fly to Hawaii for our wedding on 4/11/21. The venue was just as beautiful as when we first toured it in 2019. With Alia as our coordinator, we had no doubt our wedding day would be everything we imagined it would be (covid modifications and all). We cannot express how grateful we are for Alia, the team at sunset ranch, and all our vendors who made our big day possible.Sent on 04/18/2021
Janelle · Married on 03/14/2020
Best day ever
LOOK NO FURTHER! Sunset Ranch is the best wedding venue in OAHU. While venue searching, sunset ranch was obviously our top choice (can't say no to the breathtaking VIEW this venue has!!) and without any hesitation, we booked the venue right away! We had our ceremony at the Fern Gardens and our Reception at Charlie's Pond. The SUNSET here is breathtaking, our wedding photos turned out so beautiful :) We did our wedding ala carte and availed their event coordination. Our wedding was the best day our lives- THANKS TO LAURIE & HER TEAM! Laurie did NOT treat us like we were "just another" client. She helped us through every step and her dedication & hard work were truly astounding! She listened and accommodated my requests. She also had a lot of excellent suggestions that made our wedding even more prettierSent on 03/28/2020
Krysti S. · Married on 02/02/2020
The Best Venue
Where do I begin?? It's such a drop-dead gorgeous location with beautiful views. All of my friends and family took advantage to take photos around the property and couldn't stop saying what a perfect and beautiful venue we picked. Having an outdoor wedding ( both ceremony and reception ) is so different and wonderful and Sunset Ranch is such a unique experience as well. They were also a breeze to work with so I highly recommend if you're looking for the perfect venue.Sent on 02/25/2020
Yumee J. · Married on 11/10/2019
The perfect wedding!
Sunset Ranch is a spactacular venue with breadth taking views of the ocean.Sent on 10/16/2019
Everyone at the venue was so helpful and just amazing. Our wedding was suppose to be at the Fern's garden (out door) but it started raining, so our Coordinator Laurie, moved us into the cutest little chapel at the last minute. It was rustic, intimate, and everything we wanted.
It also rained during the reception (outside tent) but she made everything work.
All of our guest enjoyed the view of the ocean, Laurie our coordinator was calm and cool through out the whole thing, she was my rock all the way up till the end.
If you are looking for an imitate, romantic, rustic wedding this is your spot. It was so pretty, pictures look amazing, view, food, music was everything we have been looking for. My husband and I are so happy!
Sean F. · Married on 09/19/2019
We approached SSR seeing if 3 months out was doable... they made it happen. Awesome coordination with vendors, accommodated some special requests - 100% satisfied. Wedding came out beautiful. Thank you!Sent on 12/08/2019
Christy · Married on 09/06/2019
Sunset Ranch helped to make my wedding a dream come true! All my guest commented on how amazing our venue was. We had a destination wedding and never saw Sunset Ranch until the day before our wedding. I read the reviews prior and looked at many pictures. Sunset Ranch was even more amazing in person. Latarnya helped to coordinate our amazing day and did a fabulous job. All of the people I worked with at the Ranch including Greg were amazing. Everyone was helpful. Every vendor they recommend was truly the best. I feel blessed to have come across such an amazing location with amazing people. The food, music, photographer, florist, animals, and people were all a dream come true. I spoke to many hotels prior to deciding on Sunset Ranch and feel fortunate to have had our wedding at this location. It was private and they went above and beyond to make us feel that we were their priority. I can't wait to go back for our anniversary, and I hope to see Latarnya and all the staff again someday. Our wedding truly felt like a fairytale. Thank you Latarnya and all the staff at Sunset Ranch :)Sent on 09/08/2014
Ana L. · Married on 08/24/2019
The best venue and staff
Sunset Ranch was beyond amazing! You don't have to look any further for a wedding venue, pick up the phone and call Alia to save your date. Our friends and family (especially my mom) we’re blown away by how beautifully smooth our wedding day looked and felt all thanks to the hard work of Alia. She is very organized, transparent, open to new ideas and made our wedding better than what we could’ve dreamed of (plus stress free). And the venue itself is breathtaking! It was a beautiful very private wedding in the gardens with ocean view. All of my family came from another country and they were mesmerized by the location. We opted for a package with everything included and we had zero stress about the wedding. The food was delicious, the guava cake was amazing, the flowers breathtaking, and the setting just perfect. Alia made sure to help us stick to our budget and still have an unforgettable wedding. Nearly every guest made it a point to let us know how impressed they were with the service they received from the staff. Mahalo to the staff. Also, thanks to the setting and location the pictures turned out beautifully, we are so happy with the results. Alia, thank you for being there for us and for making our wedding the best day of our life. We will forever be grateful.
-Ana Lucia & Ty
(Photographs by Anela Benavides)Sent on 01/27/2020
Chastine-Marie · Married on 08/11/2019
Sunset Ranch was absolutely amazing and breath taking. Laurie, the BEST Wedding Coordinator, made every aspect of wedding planning so easy. Greg, the Ranch Owner, made our tour extremely memorable and from the start we knew that we wanted to get married there.
It's now been two weeks since our wedding and people are still talking about how beautiful and breath taking it was. We decided to go with the all-inclusive package and we could have never been so happy with our decision. The food and the cake were so delicious. The floral came out so beautiful and it was exactly what I had envisioned. The DJ and the musician put everyone in the mood. And the venue...I can't even begin to explain the venue.. We had our ceremony at Fern's Gardens and the reception at Sunset Stables, it was so romantic and so beautiful that words can't begin to explain.Sent on 08/23/2019
Richard · Married on 07/05/2019
Firstly, the venue is a beaut with an unforgettable sight. The service and staffing consisted of an amazing team and was on point. Greg was helpful in working with us within our budget and really provisioned us with our needs. I’m grateful to have worked with Laurie as our coordinator – experienced and full of great spirit. Whether it was on the phone or in person we always felt her great energy and sincerity. I knew she wanted to help us have a beautiful wedding and will never forget her support throughout the planning and day of the wedding. This review has been long overdue, but will never forget our special day here with yall. You guys will always be in our memory and were blessed to have celebrated our wedding at Sunset Ranch.Sent on 04/26/2020
Richard & Jane
Branda · Married on 03/15/2019
Beautiful and professional
The ranch is stunningly gorgeous and our guest were so impressed with the scenery. At one end there is the botanical meadow and the other end there is the most beautiful sunset/ocean view from the mountain tops. We had a great outdoor dance floor overlooking, draped in cafe lighting over looking a fountain pond. Plus, our coordinator, Laurie, made planning super easy and our special day run very smooth. She worked with all vendors and staff, so that we didn't have to worry about absolutely anything. My husband and I couldn't have asked for more.Sent on 03/19/2019
Jason A. · Married on 03/02/2019
Best Venue Ever!
Sunset Ranch was the first of 3 venues I was supposed to see the day I went scouting. As soon as I saw this place I said forget the rest this was my venue! I instantly fell in love with everything about this place. The views of the 30 acres of beautiful land. The mountains and the ocean that line the backdrop I can't say enough about how beautiful this place is. After we met with Laurie we felt even better! She was so professional but in a casual comfortable way and so nice to talk to. We couldn't have done it without her guidance. If you have any doubts just schedule a visit and I'm sure you'll change your mind. GET MARRIED HERE!! We had the most perfect day with the absolute best weather and the most INCREDIBLE sunset to highlight our perfect day!Sent on 04/08/2019
Carolyn S. · Married on 10/26/2018
We had the most beautiful wedding at Sunset Ranch and could not be happier with every single detail of the day. For having never seen the venue, and organising the whole thing from Australia, we could not believe how amazing it all was. My husband did not want a standard resort wedding, so I did a lot of research, and am so glad I found Sunset Ranch online. From our initial consult with Laurie she was very helpful and provided us with so much information and answered all our questions. We ended up picking a Package Coordination plan and we would highly recommend this, particularly if you are off island. The booking process was easy through Greg who was very professional and responded to emails and calls promptly. The planning of the wedding was actually so much fun! Laurie kept me right on track, confirming one detail at a time, and always responding to my millions of emails very quickly. She was upfront regarding costs and the budget the entire way through so there were no surprises once the final bill came through. On the day things were perfect. The venue is out of this world beautiful and Laurie and her whole team went above and beyond to make us feel so special throughout the day. All the guests commented on how the timing of the day was perfect and things ran smoothly. We had lots of rain showers during the day and Laurie timed things so well to get the ceremony and lawn games outside in the gaps of rain. The vendors that had been organised were all amazing- florals, transport, celebrant, musician, bar staff and DJ. We also organised a videographer and photo booth who were awesome as well. And the food! Wow the dinner and dessert was great! We had so many compliments on how delicious it was and we loved that they packaged us up our leftovers. Overall, it was a dream process. We highly recommend Sunset Ranch as a venue for a wedding. It has so many beautiful, unique locations on site, which are great sites for the ceremony, reception and photos. The coordination package made life very easy. We had so much say in what we wanted but didn’t have to do the individual liaising with vendors. Having someone in charge on the day made the whole event stress free. We would not change a single thing about our wedding day and are forever thankful to the beautiful Sunset Ranch.Sent on 11/14/2018
Jordan T. · Married on 10/04/2018
We cannot say thank you enough to Leila and the team for helping us create the wedding of our dreams! Leila was so amazing throughout the entire planning process. She was very prompt with her email responses and always had time to hop on the phone with us for any additional questions. She also made time for my mom, uncle and grandparents to visit the venue when they were visiting Hawaii back in April. It was also, great to meet her in person during our site visit in June.
Being from the mainland and doing all the planning in LA, Leila paid close attention to all our details and requests and we were blown away by the flowers and overall presentation of our wedding. It was everything we were hoping for and more! On the day of the wedding Leila and her team made sure that everything was ready to go. We did not have to worry about anything. Every detail was taken care of, down to the packing and loading of leftover alcohol/food, and guest book items into the appropriate cars and shuttles. It is such a great feeling to look back on our wedding and know that everything went seamlessly and we did not have to stress about anything. Our family and friends had the time of their lives and it is a day that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. We are so thankful to Greg, Leila, the sunset ranch staff, and vendors for helping create our magical day!
Sent on 10/17/2018
Tammi N. · Married on 09/09/2018
this is the place
I had my perfect wedding reception at Sunset Ranch. Horses, a gorgeous sunset over the ocean, a magical monstera garden, dancing under the stars, family, friends, & tons of fun! Laurie Caty, my 30-day coordinator, was a pleasure to work with; so responsive & helpful, very respectful of my specific requirements (I'm a diligent planner), & just a wonderful person overall. You cannot go wrong with this location for your wedding!Sent on 12/16/2018
Crystal · Married on 09/08/2018
We had our wedding at Sunset Ranch on September 8, 2018. I cannot say it enough but we are so lucky to have come across this venue. I have always dreamt of growing up on a ranch so I knew way before I got engaged that I will be getting married on a ranch! We fell in love with Sunset Ranch in pictures but even more on our first visit there. Sunset Ranch was the only venue we looked at for our wedding, and when you know, you know. We got a tour of the ranch with Greg, the owner. We could see the passion he had for this special place and it connected with our passion for animals and the outdoors so it was meant to be. We chose the ala carte option instead of the packages because planning my wedding was something I wanted to do myself (that's just how I am). Everyone we communicated with (Greg, Laurie, and Carina) were so accommodating, their level of hospitality is something out of this world. You get exclusive access to the ranch from 9-9pm on your big day and that was something we loved about this venue. It made us feel like the ranch was our home for the day which made it that much more intimate. Laurie was so helpful and answered alllllll of my questions along the way (I had many!) Sweet Carina was the best ever. She is the venue manager and was on the ranch that day. She made us feel so welcomed and helped us out on any questions or concerns we had that day. When my bridesmaids and I arrived at the ranch, we saw directional signs, a welcome to our wedding sign, and even lawn games that belonged to the ranch already set up and I thought that was extremely nice for her to set these up, it was a sweet surprise! Our ceremony took place at Sunset Vista and I can't say it enough, the ocean and horse pasture backdrop was to die for! Our reception took place in Sunset Stables. It's very unique and you are able to dress it up so beautifully. Overall, my husband and I are very lucky to call Sunset Ranch our special place now!Sent on 09/22/2018
Lisa C. · Married on 09/05/2018
Exceeded all expectations
My husband and I got married at Sunset Ranch in September 2018. We live in Australia and thought that the process of organising an overseas wedding would be daunting and stressful but Laurie from Sunset Ranch took all of the pressure off. She translated everything that we asked for and then worked with the vendors to make it even better than we had hoped for. She was professional and helpful throughout the whole process. Laurie was incredible on the day of the wedding. She took complete control and everything ran smoothly, even when we made some last minute changes on the day. She was an absolute pleasure to work with!!! The venue itself is absolutely breathtaking. The photos do not do it justice!! We would highly recommend a wedding at Sunset Ranch!!!Sent on 01/06/2019
Steph Y. · Married on 08/23/2018
Love sunset ranch
We cannot express how much gratitude we have for Sunset Ranch and all the staff. My husband and I took months deciding on a venue. We didn't want a traditional wedding at a Waikiki hotel, although that would have probably been more convenient. We wanted something more private and unique and we are so happy we picked the right place! Greg was so warm and helpful throughout the whole process, understanding that planning an event like a wedding can be extremely stressful and time-consuming. We had a million questions and he was patient in responding to us.
We went with the all-inclusive package as we live in NYC and could not arrange to pick and choose all of our vendors. It worked out perfectly for us as it came with the help of a wedding coordinator. Greg paired us with Leila (huge shout out to Leila!) who was THE BEST!
Our original plan was to have the ceremony at Sunset Meadow, cocktail hour at Fern's Garden, and the reception at the stables. However our wedding coincided with Hurricane Lane which changed everything. Leila worked tirelessly with the vendors; 2 days before our scheduled wedding date, we moved the wedding up by more than 27 hours. It was one of the most stressful events we've experienced- coordinating with our guests (some missed most of the wedding or all of the wedding completely), but Leila remained calm throughout the process and made sure we had a beautiful wedding. The ceremony got moved to the courtyard area so it was still outdoors (only some rain). The cocktail hour was around the same area with some cover. We had a tea ceremony in the chapel- lighting was so beautiful. Everyone had so much fun and needless to say, it was a truly memorable experience. We will always have so much love for SR.Sent on 11/02/2018
Emily · Married on 08/04/2018
Sunset Ranch was the first and the only venue my now husband and I looked at. We loved everything about the property and its natural beauty. Not only that but one thing that set this venue apart was that they let you estimate your guest list and make payments towards that amount until 30 days out. In our case, we underestimated our guest count, but if we overestimated we would have gotten money back, this was like any other venue we had read about. The service was impeccable. We were taken care of with attention and detail, never during the reception did we have to get our own drink or take care of anything. That kind of stressfree day was worth every penny in our opinion.
Leila was our wedding coordinator and we can't thank her enough for all of her hard work and guidance. Planning a wedding while having my husband deployed was a daunting task, but Leila took time to answer every single question I had and always gave me her honest advice when I needed it. She made our experience unforgettable.Sent on 08/17/2018
Ida · Married on 06/08/2018
My now-husband and I are from San Francisco and had our wedding at Sunset Ranch this past June. I had found the venue last year on the know after we had seen a couple of venues in the bay area and realized how expensive it would be. Sunset Ranch seemed perfect as it offered multiple packages that included most everything (e.g. catering, cake, rentals, DJ, wedding coordination). After visiting the venue, we fell in love with it immediately. The venue was exactly was we had envisioned for our wedding day. The site offered a number of locations where you could have your ceremony and reception. We chose Fern's Garden for the beautiful backdrop and Charlie's Pond for the reception. Laurie was our coordinator from Sunset Ranch. She was wonderful to work with, always responsive and really gave us peace of mind on our wedding day! Our wedding day went off without a hitch and really was the best day!Sent on 09/03/2018
Abigail · Married on 05/19/2018
Choosing Sunset Ranch was the best wedding decision we made! Not only was the location P-E-R-F-E-C-T for our wedding, but the time and care that we received prior, during, and even after booking with them has been wonderful. From when we did our first site visit and meeting with the owner Greg, we just knew Sunset Ranch was going to be great for us. The privacy, the natural beauty, and their efforts to maintain and sustain the land were all such beautiful elements that we were so happy to have as part of our wedding. Greg was also awesome in sharing his vision for the property, which made it more special for us to know it is more than just hosting weddings. The horses, the bees, the trees -- everything had a purpose and a story. We were just so happy that we could share our own story there as well.T he packages offered were also so helpful for a busy and non-wedding educated couple like us that made the process SO much easier. The bonus is that the vendors on this list were all EXCELLENT. We can confidently say that all of them were the best in their industries as their work and professionalism proved it to be true. It has been weeks since our wedding and our families and friends still talk about how beautiful Sunset Ranch and the wedding was! Our families from out of town have even shared with their workmates and friends how they loved the location, the food, and even the coordination was top notch. This is all thanks to the wonderful work of Sunset Ranch!Sent on 08/16/2018
Neil · Married on 05/12/2018
Sunset Ranch is simply spectacular. The ocean sparkles at your feet, horses graze peacefully in the distance and a grove of trees perched on the edge of a cliff provide a perfect place for a wedding with branches arching gracefully overhead like a cathedral. It was magical. And the barn. Well the barn is like no other reception area I’ve ever seen. The big doors and windows were wide open to a cool trade breeze that filled the room with fresh air and oxygen so everyone felt happy and light all night. The chandeliers glowed, the floor was soft and the band was placed so people can talk at the tables and be surrounded by music on the dance floor. Did I mention the food? From the delicate hors d’oeuvres passed on trays to the sumptuous banquet tables, the food was amazing. We have a family of foodies so the menu is very important to us and boy did Chef Elmer deliver. Yum! Laurie, the wedding coordinator, is a force of nature. I quickly realized that she is really the key person. If you want a great wedding, find a great wedding coordinator. Laurie is a great wedding coordinator. Laurie and her team of production designers, florists and caterers blended with our choice of live music (Mango Season) to create the perfect evening. And speaking as the father-of-the-bride, there’s nothing as disarming as an email from the owner Greg itemizing the cost of everything including their own modest profit before we signed the contract. I signed the next day. From top to bottom, front to back, Sunset Ranch is a five-star wedding venue.Sent on 06/06/2018
Joshua · Married on 03/03/2018
We decided to visit Sunset Ranch after hearing about it from a friend. Our first steps on the property had us dreaming already. The pictures you'll see online don't do it justice. Schedule a tour with them if you're at all considering this venue.Sent on 04/22/2018
Though only an hour out of town, the seclusion up at the top of Pupukea makes you feel like you're on your own private island. It's quiet, serene and expansive. The staff were so helpful as well. We aren't the best planners, but with their help we were able to design our perfect wedding.
We actually forfeited a deposit with a hotel that we were originally going to go with. Couldn't be happier in the end.
Asia · Married on 12/09/2017
We fell in love with the venue from the moment we stepped on the property, but what really sold us were the people. Greg and his team radiate the very meaning of Aloha spirit, which made planning completely stress-free! Carina, our coordinator was a total rockstar. She responded to my emails quickly and made all of my wacky ideas come true! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and we cannot thank Carina and the team enough for that.Sent on 07/02/2018
Linda · Married on 11/15/2017
Sunset Ranch was recommended to us and we couldn't be happier with the results. Laurie and her team provided 5 star service from start to finish and the whole process was STRESS FREE. She was responsive and extremely helpful during the planning stages; when we met her on the day, she was warm, attentive and always had a smile on her face. The location was absolutely stunning with rolling green hills, lush trees and plants, and beautiful horses all around. The food was delicious and plentiful, all served in front of an amazing view of the sun setting across the pastures. It was the perfect for our intimate wedding and we couldn't recommend them more highly.Sent on 11/21/2017