Kauai Weddings

Romance Guide

Kauai Weddings

Finding accommodations for your group can be one of the most difficult tasks of planning your destination wedding. Hideaway Cove is an ideal location for your wedding party to stay. The property sleeps 24 in beds and 8 additional guests can be accommodated on inflatable beds, for a total of 32. In order to ensure the availability of the entire property, reservations should be made at least a year in advance.

Ceremony Locations
Best Spots for Weddings in Hawaii:

Nicknamed the "Garden Island," Kauai is famous for its natural beauty and rustic charm. Kauai is often considered Hawaii's most romantic island, and for good reason. Its uncrowded beaches, awe-inspiring views, and simple serenity add up to one big nature and love fest. Elvis even tied the knot on Kauai in the movie Blue Hawaii. Read on to discover some of the island's top spots for your ceremony.

Na Aina Kai Botanical Garden and Sculpture Park

Near Rock Quarry Beach on the North Shore


Contact- Joanne Smith

Phone- 808-828-0575

A private beach with a large, flat grassy area, the site is a part of the Botanical Garden. There is a substantial site fee to marry here.

Fern Grotto

Cruise up Hawaii's only navigable river, the Wailua, to see a lava rock grotto draped with emerald green tropical ferns. Then, let local musicians serenade you at the natural amphitheater, as you and yours truly tie the knot. Mt. Waialeale looms in the distance, making wedding photos truly unique. There is a site fee to marry here.
Contact: 808-274-3446
Location: Wailua Marine State Park, Kauai, HI

Kilauea Lighthouse

The northernmost point of the Hawaiian islands, Kilauea Lighthouse is one of Kauai's most famous landmarks. This spot offers spectacular views of Kauai's churning coastline and is a hot spot for bird watching. A donation is requested.
Contact: 808-828-1413
Location: Kilauea Road, Kilauea, North Kauai

Mahaulepu Beach

Large and mostly deserted, secluded and unblemished Mahaulepu Beach boasts reddish-gold sand and dramatic sea cliffs, and is an ideal spot for couples who value privacy. As with all of Hawaii's public beaches and parks, there is no charge to be married at Mahaulepu Beach, however there are no facilities.
Contact: 808-274-3446
Location: 3 miles east of 1571 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI

Poipu Beach

One of Kauai's most popular beaches, soft white sands and crystal waters make for a romantic and memorable wedding setting. No charge for use of the beach.
Contact: 808-274-3446
Location: Po'ipu Road, Po'ipu, South Kauai

Poipu Beach Park

A grassy park dotted with swaying palms, picnic tables and pavilions, Poipu Beach Park overlooks two of the island's most renowned beaches, Poipu and Brenneckes. There are restrooms on site and there is no charge to be married here. It is also possible to rent one of the covered pavilions. Because Poipu is Kauai's most popular beach park, it can get crowded on weekends and holidays, so plan accordingly.< br> Contact: 808-274-3446
Location: Poipu Beach Road, Poipu, HI

Shipwreck Beach

On Keoneloa Bay, Shipwreck Beach is one of Poipu's largest beaches. Named for an old, wooden shipwreck that has since disappeared, the beach offers excellent hiking. Free to marry here.
Contact: 808-274-3446
Location: Po'ipu Road, Po'ipu, South Kauai

Kilohana Estate

Take a horse-drawn carriage tour of this historic plantation and say "I Dos" in a magical garden setting. Best of all there’s no cost for your ceremony if you plan to dine there afterward.
Contact: 808- 245-9593
Location: Between Kukui Grove & KCC (Kauai Community College), Lihue, HI

Wedding Planners

Seventeen years of experience on Kauai. Packages begin with simple weddings on the beach and also include Fern Grotto, various estates on the south shore, east side and north shores and Na Aina Kai Botanical Garden.
Wedding in Paradise
Jill and Ron Kosen
Toll Free 800-733-7431
Local 808-246-2779
Fax 808-246-2676

I Do Weddings

Kauai's premier wedding consultation company for custom weddings, specializing in creative, stylish, and fun events. Have coordinated more than one celebrity wedding.
Deanna Schafer

Chapel by the Sea

Designed just for weddings, this lovely, octagonal chapel is part of the Kauai Marriott Lagoons. Features European flair in a tropical setting with tranquil lagoons.
Contact: 808-245-5050
Location: 3610 Rice Street, Lihue, HI

The Chapel at Coco Palms
The famous chapel from "Blue Hawaii", Coco Palms offers a thatched roof, swaying palms, and nearby lagoon. Located in the famous Coconut Grove.
Contact: 808-823-0760
Location: Coco Palms Resort, 4-241 Huhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI

Church of the Pacific

This pretty Princeville church lies on a serene country road and overlooks the ocean and mountains. Select the sanctuary or an outdoor gazebo.
Contact: 808-826-6481,
Location: 4520 Kapa Ka Road, Princeville, HI

Wedding Poems

Nothing could be more perfectly matched to the blessed celebrations on your wedding day than wedding poems. Some of the greatest writers have found pleasure in setting free the love in their hearts through poetry. At once lyrical and fanciful, highly personal and universal, inspirational and confessional, the poetry of love speaks truths to a bride and groom difficult to express in any other way.

Wedding poems may be read by the groom to the bride or by the bride to the groom. A dear friend, a parent, a minister or perhaps a child may make gifts of poems, spoken on the occasion or presented as gifts. A page of deeply personal poetic thoughts, whether original or found in a book, written out on special paper in an elegant envelope make a gift to be remembered and cherished forever.

Writing your own poetry to be read as part of your vows is one of the most romantic things you can possibly do to bring a tear of love and happiness to the cheek of your beloved. This is not as difficult to do as you might think. Remember that you really have an audience of just one person, and that person loves you more than any other in the whole world. Let your heart sing on the page for this special day and don't worry about it being great literature. It's from you and that's all that counts.

Whatever their source, gifts of beautiful, inspirational romantic wedding poems are some of the most perfect gifts you can receive on your special day.

Hawaii State Marriage License

Obtaining a marriage license on Kauai is a very simple process. There are no blood tests required and no paperwork that must be sent in advance of your scheduled license appointment. Here are the requirements to obtain a license:

  1. There are no residence or citizenship requirements.
  2. Legal age to marry is 18 years for bride and groom.
  3. Proper identification for bride and groom (driver's license / picture ID) required.
  4. There is no waiting period. You are free to marry once the license is obtained.

You both will need to appear before a marriage license agent with proper photo identification and pay a fee. The marriage license application is a simple one page form that needs to be completed by both the bride and groom. The license agent will verify all information on the form and issue the marriage license, which is good for 30 days in the State of Hawaii.

You will need to obtain the marriage license in Hawaii prior to your scheduled wedding.

Wedding Insurance

If your idea of the perfect wedding is going barefoot on the sand with few people in attendance, then you needn’t read any further. If, however, the wedding of your dreams involves a ceremony with six or more attendants, a sit-down dinner for 200 guests and an open bar, perhaps you should consider wedding insurance.

Wedding insurance will cover your losses if bad weather, airport delays, a military call-up, or a sudden illness prevents you or your intended from getting to the church on time. If your caterer is shut down by the local health department, most insurance policies will cover the extra cost of finding a last minute vendor to feed your guests.

The policy will also cover lost or damaged formalwear, photography mishaps, stolen or damaged wedding gifts and sudden death or illness. Premiums can range from $95 to $1,000 depending on the size of your wedding and the level of coverage you buy. Many major insurance carriers offer wedding insurance.


Kustom Sound Kauai
Phone- 808.245.7860

Band- Steel Drum Band
Kauai Musical Arts
Phone- 808.742.1090


The Blue Orchid
Contact- Arleen Carbonel
Phone- 808.742.9094

Blossoms Kauai
Phone- 808.639.7550


Icing on the cake
Contact- Andrea
Try the Pave D’Amour Cake


Contemporary Flavors Catering
Contact- Angela Miranda
Phone- 808.245.2522

Kauai Cuisine
Phone- 808.822.3994


Ordained minister with a warm, friendly personality. Equally comfortable with a large formal ceremony or barefoot in the sand.
Caroline Miura


Poz Photography
Ken Posney
Email: kenposney@hotmail.com
Highly Recommended by Hideaway Cove


Kauai Wedding Videos
Larry and Elaine Lasota
Phone-808) 826-0044
fax: (808) 826-0038

Tents, Tables, and Rentals

Kauai Tent & Party Rentals, Inc

Contact- Jackie Carswell
Phone- 808.828.1597