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Wedding Planning

Tailor Made

With a stunning range of locations and menu options, we can create the perfect wedding for you. Our experienced and dedicated staff can help with every single detail, from the wedding cake to flower arrangements and photography. And while we do the hard work, you and your guests can get pampered in our award-winning Kahala Spa, or just enjoy a relaxing day on our sun-drenched white sand beach.

The Wedding Reception Of Your Dreams (pdf)


Our culinary team is adept at creating specially customized menus to please any palate or fit any theme, complemented by our wide variety of fine wine and spirits.


The Kahala offers some of the most breathtakingly beautiful locations for wedding ceremonies, including stunning ballrooms and sublime ocean front.

Flower arrangements

We work with one of the most skilful floral artists in Hawaii who effortlessly creates intricate flower arrangements that are fit for royalty.

Wedding cake

Our executive pastry chef will be delighted to design a magnificent wedding cake. From fun and personal to traditional and classic, your cake will be perfect for you.


Whether you are looking for a photographer with a natural style, or a more formal approach, we work with the best in the business.

Master of ceremony

A master of ceremony helps to take care of various responsibilities such as welcoming, introducing and guiding guests on arrival and making announcements.


Indoor Wedding Locations

The Maile Ballroom

One large ballroom that can accommodate up to 300 which can be subdivided into three sections: Maile Makai, Maile Koko Head and Maile Mauka

Airwall doors between ballroom and foyer area may be opened to create a larger airier space for guests.

Depending on set-up, about 300 within ballroom doors (entire room) or 100 per section (subject to change depending on dance floor, video, head table, etc.)

Maile Ballroom including Foyer

Cocktails may be served in foyer area directly in front of ballroom

Floor to ceiling glass window in prefunction (foyer)

Kainoa II Boardroom

At 415 square feet, this room is the perfect size for smaller business meetings

Distinguished yet inviting, it provides a view of the lush tropical gardens

It can accommodate up to 12 people around its handsome mahogany table

Kainoa I Meeting Room

Specifically designed with smaller meetings in mind, this flexible room can be reconfigured into U-shaped, classroom and theater-style layouts

Equipped with a built-in white board and climate controls

At 415 square feet, it can comfortably accommodate 16-20 people

Waialae Ballroom

Floor to ceiling glass window on one side of room overlooks waterfall garden

Spotlight on waterfall in the evening as well as tiki torches

Maximum of 100 without dance floor (better number is usually 80-90 for weddings due to dance floor, video, head table, etc.)

Cocktails may be served outside by waterfall (weather permitting)

Allow guests to mingle with cocktails in the ballroom while the bride and groom are with the photographer (we regret that cocktails may not be served in lower lobby as it is a common area)

Kahala o Ke Kai — Reception (using room only)

Prime Oceanfront room (16’ x 48’) with folding glass doors that open to lawn area

Maximum of 40 guests using four rounds of 10 (not one seat more) or oval shaped table up to 30 guests

Amplification is not allowed for evening events (microphone, sound system, etc.) due to nearby condominiums

All outdoor events conclude by 10pm

Outdoor Wedding Locations

Kahala o Ke Kai — Outdoor Reception with Tent

Prime Oceanfront room with folding glass doors that open to lawn area is used for buffet or cocktails and tent is placed on lawn area for seating

Amplification is not allowed for evening events (DJ, microphone, sound system, etc.) due to nearby condominiums. All events conclude by 10pm

Limited availability of outdoor receptions (maximum of 100 guests) with rental of tent (limited due to amount of time required for tent installation, set-up under the tent, the event time and breakdown of tent)

Tent costs $4,300 and up depending on size, lighting and design

Diamond Head Lawn

Oceanfront located close to the Plumeria Beach House Restaurant and CHI Health Energy Fitness Hale

Adjacent to the Kahala o Ke Kai

Maximum number of chairs at this location is 60

Oceanfront wedding venues overlook The Kahala island. 

Closer to the main ballrooms, as a general rule, tends to be less windy (always subject to change)

If ceremony only, may only be reserved on weekdays as we keep sites open for those having receptions on the weekends

Koko Head Lawn

Oceanfront located at the far end of the resort (past the pool)

Overlooks Koko Head mountain. More secluded location

Can accommodate up to 100 chairs

lf 'low tide' (below sea level) may see the reef

As a general rule, tends to be windier than the Diamond Head side

If ceremony only, may only be reserved at 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays as we keep sites open for those having receptions

View our wedding reception amenities brochure & visit the Hawaii state website for marriage license information. Effective July 1, 2016 all wedding ceremonies held at The Kahala Hotel & Resort will be subject to a state of Hawaii $100 site fee.