As the capital of Hawaii, Honolulu is world-famous for its nightlife, high-rise resorts, and other notable attractions including the Pearl Harbor memorial, extinct volcanoes, and iconic Waikiki Beach. If you’re planning a Hawaiian wedding, it’s also worth taking a look at the Honolulu wedding venues that dot the southern Oahu coast. This famed city offers Hawaii wedding venues for every style and budget, whether you’re looking for luxury resorts with all-inclusive packages or something more bespoke. Either way, a Honolulu wedding guarantees lots of sunshine, spectacular views, and a truly memorable experience for you and your guests.
See some of our favorite Honolulu wedding venues below.
The Willow is an island oasis in the middle of bustling Honolulu. Located in Moili'ili, this venue is easily accessible from downtown Honolulu, Waikiki, and the island’s main airport. Whether you want an indoor or outdoor wedding, The Willows has options for both. One of the venue’s most popular spaces is the sunny garden area featuring palm trees, waterfalls, and a koi pond — perfect for hosting a relaxed, tropical-style wedding! The Willows also has several indoor event spaces, including a chapel and reception hall. Catering, chairs, ceremony music, wedding cake, and floral arrangements are all available through the venue.
Hilton Waikiki Beach
Searching for Honolulu wedding venues with all-inclusive packages and on-site accommodations? The Hilton Waikiki Beach offers both and is one of the top-rated venues in the area. Featuring a garden gazebo, modern penthouse event space, and a traditional ballroom, the Hilton Waikiki Beach has options for every type of wedding. Choose from six different catering packages, which range from buffets to five-course, sit-down meals. Enhance your wedding weekend with a welcome luau or farewell brunch. Room blocks are available for out-of-town guests.
While we can’t guarantee an appearance by Moana of Disney fame herself, this Honolulu wedding venue definitely lives up to its namesake. “Moana” means “ocean” in the Hawaiian and Maori languages, so it’s a fitting description for this gorgeous oceanfront wedding venue. The Moana Surfrider, which is part of the Westin hotel brand, has six different event spaces, from ballrooms to rooftop gardens and an intimate chapel. If you dream of getting married with the ocean as your backdrop, we love the ceremony lawn overlooking Waikiki Beach. Wedding packages at Moana Surfrider include catering, rental items, and event coordination, giving you plenty of time to focus on R&R (at the resort spa, perhaps?) instead of worrying about the details. Moana Surfrider is located in downtown Waikiki and is close to some of Honolulu’s best restaurants, shops, and attractions.
The Royal Hawaiian
With its signature pink facade standing out against the surrounding palm trees and ocean water, The Royal Hawaiian has been a staple hotel along Waikiki Beach since 1927. From the beachfront ceremony lawn, you’ll have a view of Diamond Head Crater and the ocean for as far as you can see. Two ballrooms are available for your reception, while the secluded coconut grove, tropical garden, and swanky restaurant are ideal for smaller groups. All of your essential wedding details, from catering and floral design to event coordination, can be provided by the venue. On-site accommodations range from standard guest rooms to prestige suites, with Oahu honeymoon packages available.
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
If you’ve ever dreamed of having a Disney wedding, this Honolulu wedding venue is the perfect opportunity! Aulani combines Hawaii’s tropical lifestyle and hospitality with the Disney “magic” and top-notch service. Located in Kapolei, Aulani is one of only a few resorts on Oahu’s leeward coast, getting you away from the busy city life of downtown Honolulu. It’s surrounded by untouched mountains on one side and highly secluded beaches on the other, which will make you feel like you’ve been transported to your own private paradise. Aulani is one of the most popular Hawaii wedding venues for a destination wedding, and your personal event coordinator will handle all of the details until you arrive. There are 10 different event spaces at the resort, giving you plenty of options whether you want a beach ceremony, garden venue, or elegant ballroom. Last but not least, this is a Disney resort after all, so expect to see a few beloved characters during your stay — or arrange for them to make a special appearance at your wedding!
This 22-acre venue on Mount Tantalus is perfect for couples who prefer mountain views over beach scenery. From the venue, you’ll be able to see the downtown Honolulu skyline, Waianae coastline, and rolling green hillsides. A lookout point provides panoramic views for your outdoor ceremony, while a reception space tucked away in the trees creates a tropical forest wedding vibe. Nutridge Estate is only 25 minutes from Waikiki and can host weddings for up to 300 people.
Angel Garden is one of our top picks for couples on the hunt for intimate Honolulu wedding venues. The venue, which seats 30 guests, is a privately-owned home that provides a completely exclusive experience for your Hawaiian wedding. The ceremony lawn is just steps from Maunalua Bay, creating an incredibly scenic backdrop for your vows. Depending on your needs, you can choose from the venue’s à la carte planning services or all-inclusive packages to bring your dream wedding to life, no matter the budget.
Four Seasons Resort O’Ahu at Ko Olina
The Four Seasons Resort O’Ahu is a must-see for couples who don’t want to skimp on luxury. Located along the beach in Ko Olina, the Four Seasons serves up amazing views of the ocean, lagoons, and tropical forest. The oceanfront chapel provides a gorgeous alternative if you’re looking for something other than a beach wedding, and there are also indoor spaces available. Catering, floral design, decor, entertainment, hair/makeup, and even your marriage license can all be arranged through the venue.