Nicknamed “The Garden Island” for its green hills and tropical rainforests, Kauai is a picture-perfect paradise for anyone planning a Hawaiian wedding. We’ve scouted some of the best Kauai wedding venues that the island has to offer, and they definitely don’t disappoint. Whether you want an oceanfront ceremony with the sounds of waves crashing in the background, an intimate elopement on a secluded beach, or you envision your big day taking place amidst mountains and waterfalls, Kauai is no doubt a magical place to get married. Here are nine Kauai wedding venues to set the scene for your Hawaii wedding.
Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
This waterfront resort will become your very own oasis during your wedding getaway. Situated just steps from secluded Kalapaki Beach in Lihue, the Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort is a great pick if you want to experience the beauty of Kauai while being a little more removed from the busyness of the South Shore. This resort has everything you'll need to pull off your dream island wedding, including various ballrooms and an oceanfront luau garden, plus minimony and microwedding packages that make it easy to celebrate with your closest friends and family. A spa, fitness center, numerous restaurants, and the largest outdoor swimming pool in Hawaii (it overlooks the ocean!) can be found throughout the resort. For your stay, there are plenty of deluxe rooms and suites onsite, but the nearby Marriott resort is another option for guests.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
The Grand Hyatt Kauai on the South Shore is perfect for couples hosting a destination wedding or anyone who wants to plan their big day with a little extra guidance. The venue’s event staff can help you with all of your wedding details big and small, from floral arrangements and decor to on-site catering, day-of coordination, and more. This Kauai wedding venue is also great for couples with larger guest lists, since it offers five event spaces and can accommodate up to 1,000 people. Our personal favorite? A ceremony spot overlooking Keoneloa Bay. The resort is also super-convenient if you and your guests are planning to stay overnight—there are five restaurants, a full-service spa, fitness center, and a pool all on the property.
Princeville Makai Golf Club
Perched above Hanalei Bay, the largest bay on the North Shore of Kauai, the Princeville Makai Golf Club offers incredible views for your big day. This golf course has some serious accolades, including being named as one of the most scenic golf courses in America by both Golf Digest and National Geographic Traveler. The seventh hole, pictured above, is the venue’s most popular spot for weddings. The Princeville Makai Golf Club will provide on-site catering and bartending, in addition to day-of coordination and vendor recommendations.
Sheraton Kauai Resort
For a wedding venue that offers everything in one place, check out the Sheraton Kauai Resort in Koloa on the South Shore. Planning your big day will be a breeze thanks to the venue’s all-inclusive wedding packages, which include customizable menus, professional wedding coordination, and other basic services. When it comes to event spaces, you’ll have plenty of options, including beach wedding ceremony and reception locations, private banquet rooms, and stylish on-site restaurants. During your downtime at the resort, you can relax at the spa or take in Kauai’s scenery with a stroll along Poipu Beach.
If beach venues aren’t exactly your style, there are still plenty of amazing Kauai wedding venues to choose from. Princeville Ranch is a 2,500-acre venue located in the Hanalei and Makaleha mountains, giving you and your guests 360 degrees of scenic views. The ranch has four different event spaces, including a meadow, refurbished barn, and a hilltop wedding location with mountain and ocean panoramas. For the ultimate secluded spot, get married at the venue’s wedding waterfall, which can only be reached by off-road vehicles and a short hike—talk about adventurous! Another thing we love about this Kauai wedding venue? You can make your ceremony entrance on horseback!
The Beach House Restaurant
Looking to capture that laid-back aloha spirit on your big day? The Beach House Restaurant in Poipu is the perfect place. This stylish venue has six event spaces, from waterfront ceremony locations to intimate reception areas, all with beautiful coastline views. Event packages at the venue include a wedding planner, decor rentals, catering, in-house bartending, and more. The restaurant’s ingredients are organic and locally sourced—a win for eco-conscious couples.
Lava Lava Beach Club - Kaua’i
This Kauai wedding venue was made for hosting tropical-themed events. Lava Lava Beach Club, which is located on the East Side of the island between Wailua and Kapaa, features brightly colored decor in a surf shack-inspired atmosphere. We love the relaxed vibes of this venue—choose from several spaces for your wedding, including indoor, outdoor, and beachfront options. Catering, decor rentals, tables, tents, and enhancements like photo booths and dance floors are all included with the venue's event pricing.
National Tropical Botanical Garden
Kauai’s flora and fauna provide a gorgeous setting for your nuptials at this botanical garden in Koloa. The venue is filled with lush rainforests, tropical plants, and unique backdrops like valleys, waterfalls, and cliffs. Event spaces at the National Tropical Botanical Garden vary in capacity from 25 to 350 guests, and the venue offers services such as planning and rentals.