Maui offers a variety of elegant private ocean front or ocean view wedding and reception sites for those of you who favor guaranteed privacy.


This is the most spectacular private garden setting on the south side of the island in the very remote area of Makena- which means abundance. And abundance is exactly what you will find. It features a quaint vintage beach bungalow set against a private beach cove which gives you the opportunity of the best of both worlds: having an elegant ceremony on the perfectly manicured grass lawn area directly on the ocean and still have the feeling of toes in sand at sunset time on that private beach cove. The Makena Garden offers an unmatched location to celebrate the Hawaiian wedding of your dreams, whether this will be a morning, afternoon or all day event. The grounds and beach areas are absolutely stunning and this venue is quiet and private with no chance of any tourists accidentally walking into your celebration. We may have the occasional turtle, whale or dolphin as witnesses though. The Bride and her wedding party can prepare for the big day in the classical colonial style beach house, where overhead fans and four poster beds create an excellent backdrop to your preparation. Imagine a perfect ceremony on the lush lawn surrounded by tropical flora, the waves will crash against the lava rocks while you pledge your eternal love. For your reception a romantic tulle tented area will be set up around chivari chairs for your guests to feast on fresh, tropical fare and toast to your happiness. Celebrate into the night while the starry skies, tiki torches and paper lanterns strung above the dance floor will illuminate this most special celebration.

Keali’i Nui Estate

The Keali’i Nui Estate is one of the finest and most Hawaiian private wedding locations. With its incredibly maintained 11 acres of botanical bliss, this truly unbelievable ocean front garden is located in lush and tropical Haiku, on Maui’s famous north shore. You will enjoy 180 degrees of unobstructed ocean views and the only noise beside the crashing waves will be your own happy heartbeat. You can tour the gardens after your Hawaiian Cliffside or cascading waterfall ceremony and listen to the waves of the Pacific ocean crashing 500 feet below.

Maui Wedding on a Golf Course

semi-private with Restaurants on site

The two very elegant Maui Golf Course wedding locations both belong to Gannon’s Restaurant in pristine Wailea and offer the perfect location for Maui wedding ceremonies and Hawaii wedding receptions. Whether it’s an intimate gathering of family and friends, or the all-out celebration of a lifetime, there are few places on Earth that can provide as lovely a setting as the natural beauty of Maui’s surroundings. Gannon’s Restaurant, with its expansive grounds overlooking the Wailea coastline in South Maui, offers up everything under the sun – a rainbow of options for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

The very private Lower Lawn.

The adjacent Lower Pond

The Upper Pond

The Lower Wedding Knoll is located on the opposite side of the bougainvillea hedge, just below the Restaurant and by the private road that leads up to the Golf Course. It offers full ocean views, with the islands of Molokini and Kahoolawe in the background. This area is perfect for ceremonies of up to 50 guests, and is one of the most popular ceremony locations on Maui. The Restaurant has 3 reception locations to choose from:

Molokini Lookout

Located at the top of the Wailea golf courses above Gannon’s Restaurant, Molokini Lookout is the perfect location for Maui weddings and cocktail receptions, as the grounds of this immense, flat, grassy area were designed specifically with weddings in mind.

Mama’s Fish House

The private beach front lawn of the world famous Mamas Fish House, the best fish restaurant on the island, is a beautiful, secluded spot on Maui’s famous North shore. The location is right on the white sandy beach with lots of palm trees and an outrigger canoe at your service. Having lunch at this spot after your morning ceremony is a MUST!

Merriman’s Kapalua

Merriman’s Kapalua is the ideal place to celebrate your special intimate event. Merriman’s features two breath taking wedding locations and both are located directly on spectacular Kapalua Bay, voted best beach on Maui since 1995.The Kapalua Bay Knoll location seats up to forty guests, the Kapalua Ocean Front Bay Deck has spacious room for up to 200. A beautiful intimate Cabana on site offers unique dinners for small parties up to 24 guests.


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