Weddings

When forever begins today

Combine love, beauty, and nature in the land that truly envelopes the aloha spirit. Halekulani, our “House Befitting Heaven,” is the perfect place for a couple to start their new life together. An average of 300 couples a year exchange vows on Waikiki’s historic award-winning beachfront property, which encompasses over five acres of land.
Hau Terrace exterior
Wedding couple share a kiss at sunset

“Planning a wedding at Halekulani is effortless, whether you are a kamaaina (local) or considering a destination wedding” says Joel Nishimoto, Director of Catering. “Our catering and banquet team will help with every last detail to help with the perfect wedding.”

Our dedicated catering managers will work with you to find out the best area for your wedding, whether it be an intimate gathering or a large event. Ceremonies are normally held in the Garden Courtyard, Hau Terrace, and the Kawehewehe Lawn, overlooking the ocean and Diamond Head. Reception areas would also include the Ballroom, which can hold up to 300 of your guests.

Halekulani focuses on service and quality. “We customize each couple’s experience to ensure that their day is special. This is important as we are helping to create a lifetime memory, and we do not take this lightly” assures Nishimoto.

What makes Halekulani unique, is the fact that there is no time limit on when a guest can book a function. “We have weddings that are booked two to three years in advance.” In addition, we have 24 hour In-room dining and are able to coordinate Spa Hair and Makeup in the privacy of your guest room. Nishimoto confirms. “We also have our own in-house laundry facility so that wedding gowns can be steamed on the same day.” Being at the hotel provides an oasis of tranquility as “once you are on property, you do not feel like you are in the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, however it is right outside of our doorstep.”

Halekulani banquet setup

WEDDING VENUES

Set for a picture-perfect wedding on Kawahewehe Lawn

Kawehewehe Lawn

Begin your life together with a picture-perfect wedding ceremony on Kawehewehe Lawn, with the stunning backdrop of iconic Diamond Head, framed by the blues of the Pacific Ocean. Our location is the epitome of Hawaii beach weddings.

Ideal for intimate weddings in Waikiki, the lawn seats up to 20 guests or can accommodate up to 20 guests standing under our palm trees.

Garden Courtyard set for a wedding ceremony

Garden Courtyard

Our Garden Courtyard, next to our Main Building, flows to the Garden Terrace and Ballroom, so is a popular choice for outdoor weddings and events.

The understated elegance and serenity of the property allows the focus of your special day to be on you.

Hau Terrace can be set up as a wedding ceremony or reception venue

Hau Terrace

Hau Terrace showcases a spectacular view overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head, perfect for your Waikiki beach wedding. Surrounded on three sides by glass-paneled French doors that open to a 3,200 square foot lanai, Hau Terrace is ideal for ceremonies and receptions.

This spectacular space seats 120 guests. With its iconic views, its sense of place, its seamless blend of indoor/outdoor space and Halekulani’s signature service, Hau Terrace defines the most exquisite destination weddings Hawaii offers.

Garden Terrace set for a banquet reception

Garden Terrace

The Garden Terrace and Courtyard at Halekulani whisper tranquility.

Glass-paneled French doors open to adjoin the courtyard to the terrace. The Garden Terrace can accommodate up to 80 guests for banquets. The lush courtyard can also provide additional space for wedding ceremonies or bring a tropic feel to outdoor cocktail receptions.

Halekulani Ballroom set for a reception at Halekulani

Halekulani Ballroom

Celebrate your special Oahu wedding day in our elegant Halekulani Ballroom. Large enough to comfortably accommodate 300 of your guests, the ballroom overlooks the beautiful Garden Courtyard.

Framed by teakwood paneling, our ballroom is pillar-less, allowing for unobstructed viewing of the wedding party from all locations.

Large enough for a celebration, but still intimate enough so you and your guests can enjoy the day together, our Halekulani Ballroom exudes a graceful elegance.

Kalia & Keawe Rooms set for a banquet reception

Kalia & Kiawe Rooms

Two of our most intimate settings, the Kalia room and Kiawe room are located on the second floor of the historic Main Building. Both rooms overlook a tranquil courtyard, ensuring intimacy and privacy, rare in Hawaii wedding destinations.

The Kalia room can accommodate up to 40 guests while the Kiawe room accommodates 30 guests, making this setting ideal for smaller luncheons and dinners. In addition, the rooms can be combined to welcome up to 70 guests.

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BANQUETS & CATERING

Distinctive, memorable and elegant cuisine

Halekulani’s banquet chefs create one-of-a-kind dishes for your Honolulu wedding from Hawaii’s freshest ingredients, so you and your guests will enjoy a signature meal that perfectly complements your day.

Our Hawaii wedding packages offer a diversity of culinary options. Choose from buffet menus to plated meals or live cooking stations. Our on-property bakery can also craft your dream wedding cake. Our chefs and catering team will work with you to develop the menu of your choice. For smaller parties, you might select a set menu for lunch or dinner in Orchids or La Mer.

La Mer Salon du Vin

Sample Reception Menu

Seasonal Fruit Wrapped in Prosciutto
Baby Organic Greens with Gorgonzola Cheese and an Aged Balsamico
Ahi Poke and Avocado Napoleon with Lump Crab Relish
Filet Mignon of Beef and Maine Lobster Tail

Sautéed Fresh Garden Vegetables
Black Pepper Glaze and Garlic Herb Butter
Baked Chocolate Mousse
Poached Pear with Port Wine and Hawaiian Vanilla Ice Cream

An intimate reception set on Kawehewehe Lawn
OFFERING FULL-SERVICE PLANNING

Years of personalized service

Wedding professionals and vendors in Hawaii are first to recommend Halekulani as the top choice. Joel Nishimoto, our Director of Catering has been with the company over 30 years. With his vast experience in catering, banquets, and F&B management, Joel has seen every type of event imaginable. He and his team bring years of personalized service setting Halekulani apart from the rest as shown through the many referrals that his clients have provided him.

In 2019, Halekulani was awarded the Top Venue in Hawaii by the local chapter of the National Association of Caterers and Events. It is Nishimoto’s vision to provide quality service as well as having distinguished events, such as the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival’s final Gala Dinner return each year. “We will always treat each and every client, whether big or small, with the same quality, attention, and empathy in order to help achieve and exceed their expectations.” Nishimoto added.

“My wife and I LOVE the Halekulani, We had a magical wedding there on the Hau Terrace with a reception that was simply amazing. The service is always first rate. This weekend we flew over for a relaxing, wonderful and peaceful message at the Halekulani Spa. If you want to enjoy everything that Waikiki has to offer while staying in a tranquil oasis of calm, this is the place for you.”

Michael P Hall
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