Our Spectacular Oahu Wedding Venues – All the Info You Need!

February 13, 2020

It’s a new year at Simple Oahu Wedding, and we thought we’d welcome it in with a fresh look at our stunning Oahu wedding venues–just in time for Valentine’s Day!

If you’re planning an Oahu ceremony and seeking out the perfect locale for your Big Day, one of our top sites is sure to make your wedding dreams come true. Come take a peek at our most popular venues, complete with beautiful photos of real Oahu weddings!

Kualoa Ranch Secret Island Ceremony

Kualoa ranch

Overview:

Secret Island is a remote and completely secluded white sand beach in the private nature reserve of Kualoa Ranch. This Oahu site is protected by prominent valleys and towering mountain peaks and is considered to be one of the most sacred places on the island, harkening back to “Old Hawaiʻi.” Its dense tropical foliage and 800-year-old Moli’i Fishpond is a living relic of the traditional way of life, free from commercial pursuits and modern developments.

Kualoa ranch secret island

History:

Kualoa Ranch was established in 1850 and still serves as a cattle ranch owned by the descendants of Dr. Gerritt P. Judd. The mission of this long-established family is to protect the sacred land of Kualoa and to educate its visitors with the rich history of the reserve and instill a reverence for the environment and Hawaiian culture.

Tours and weddings at this location help the ranch “keep the lands undeveloped so that future generations will be able to enjoy them as well” (Kualoa).

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What Makes it Spectacular:

Ceremonies at Secret Island on Kualoa Ranch are the epitome of intimate and exclusive. This venue is so private that wedding parties can only access the shoreline by voyaging on a traditional Hawaiian fishing boat over a 135-acre pond. The wooden pier and the soft rocking of the water make for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for guests and a fairytale wedding for the couple…

Following the boat ride, you’ll be guided through winding trails of native hau trees, leading into a grand reveal of the magnificent Kane’ohe Bay, the islet of Mokoliʻi (Chinaman’s Hat), and the powder-soft sands of Secret Island.

And just like the seascape, the mountainside of Secret Island is uniquely breathtaking. Guarded by Kaʻaʻawa Valley, Kualoa Valley, and Hakipuʻu Valley, one of the hallmarks of this ancient location is its diverse greenery and land structures. This beach locale is populated with wetland birds and features tropical, marshy, and jungle terrain.

Secret Island is the ideal wedding venue for couples who long for privacy, adventure, and a chance to experience “Old Hawaiʻi.”

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Things to Consider:

  • Secret Island offers seating for up to 50 guests.
  • Ample parking is available.
  • Its waterfront location faces north-east, which means comfortable afternoon shade in place of vivid sunsets.
  • Because this venue is so secluded, only portable restrooms are accessible on the beach.
  • This package is available Mon-Fri for a 4 PM ceremony with an additional charge for Saturday and Sunday weddings.

Click here to see more real weddings at this venue or learn more about the packages we offer.

Paradise Cove Luau

Overview:

Paradise Cove Luau is situated on Oahu’s leeward shore and features spectacular sunset views. This gorgeous venue offers two ceremony location options: a perfectly manicured lawn or a white sand beach, both are embraced by swaying palms and the pristine Hawaiian ocean.

weddings at Paradise cove luau in Oahu

History:

In Hawaiiana, the leeward side of Oahu is considered to be a place for royalty, which makes it a fitting locale for an Oahu venue location that offers traditional Hawaiian entertainment and food. Paradise Cove Luau has serviced guests for more than 20 years and makes it a priority to preserve the culture and history of the island.

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What Makes it Spectacular:

Sunsets, ocean, and sandy shores, this venue has all the breathtaking tropical beauty of Oahu! If you’re drawn to the island vibes of a beach wedding, then Paradise Cove Luau is an idyllic locale. It boasts some of the most sweeping and exquisite panoramic views available. And following the ceremony, we’ll stroll down to the shoreline for some stunning portraits on the sand.

Paradise Cove Luau also offers a unique reception option to delight your guests. You can book directly with the venue to reserve a table for the luau, and as you wait for the sun to go down and the fires to alight, you can indulge in an optional cocktail hour with your closest friends and family… or make reservations at one of the nearby renowned restaurants in the Ko‘olina area.

This venue is perfect for the couple who dreams of a Hawaii beach wedding with postcard-worthy flair.

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Things to Consider:

  • While this venue does have a reception option, there’s no onsite location to get ready in.
  • The ceremony is on private property but the beach behind it is open to the public, so it’s not 100% private.
  • Only the bride and groom may access the beach for photos after the ceremony. Guests are asked to remain on Luau Grounds.

Click here to see more real weddings at this venue or learn more about the packages we offer.

Royal Hawaiian Golf Club

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Overview:

Situated in the endless greenery of Maunawili Valley, the Royal Hawaiian Golf Club is truly one of Hawaii’s hidden gems. Spanning over 1,100 acres of Kailua, this Oahu wedding venue offers one of the most spectacular outdoor ceremony sites. Standing atop the manicured garden lawn, couples say “I do” with the majestic Mount Olomana and Ko’olau Mountain Range towering on the horizon.

Royal Hawaiian Golf Club wedding venue Oahu

History:

The Royal Hawaiian Golf Club was co-designed by the world-famous father-and-son architect team of Peter and Perry Dye. It opened in 1993 and has recently been updated with a fresh blueprint by the renowned golfer Greg Norman.

What Makes it Spectacular:

This venue is all about the scenery. Lush tropical jungles, pristine ponds, and glistening streams are just a few of the natural elements that adorn this elegant yet rustic course.

After the ceremony, you’ll be treated to a cart ride through old Hawaiian trails, whisking you away to each breathtaking locale and making for an unforgettable photo extravaganza! You’ll cross over stone bridges, pose in front of a traditional Hawaiian rock wall, and share your first tender moments as a married couple with sweeping water features in the backdrop.

Not only is the terrace exquisite, but this venue also boasts a stately 45,000 square-foot Clubhouse with a restaurant and full bar onsite. Reception accommodations may be booked directly with the vendor and include rooms for both intimate and lavish parties.

The Royal Hawaiian Golf Club is ideal for a couple who loves the native greenery of Hawaii.

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Things to Consider:

  • This venue offers up to 30 chairs for the ceremony.
  • Ample and free parking is available.
  • Waimanalo beach is 30 minutes away, so with additional photography time, it’s possible to capture vivid oceanfront photos.
  • This venue has an abundance of amenities including onsite restrooms, outlets, ballrooms, and a full bar.

Click here to see more real weddings at this venue or learn more about the packages we offer.

In addition to these top 3 venues, we also offer an exclusive yacht ceremony aboard the vintage Vida Mia. First built in 1929, this unique vessel has recently been restored to all of its Great Gatsby Charm. Entertain your guests in style, and say “I do” as you sail into the horizon.

With such gorgeous options, you can’t go wrong! And whichever Oahu venue location you choose, we look forward to coordinating your Hawaii wedding!

Is a venue package not for you? Come check out our Oahu beach wedding packages.

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