Where to get married in Hawaii: Best hotels for destination weddings

Beach at the Fairmont Kea Lani, one of the best destination wedding hotels in Maui
Beach at the Fairmont Kea Lani, one of the best destination wedding hotels in Maui

There are a lot of upsides to a destination wedding: You get to say "I do" in a stunning setting, you can start your honeymoon right away, and some of your, ahem, least favorite family members might not make the long trip to attend. But planning a wedding is no easy task, and it's even harder when you're planning it far away. Luckily, Oyster can help you plan more than your honeymoon; our expertise in Hawaii and Caribbean hotels has allowed us to take some of the legwork out of the wedding planning process. Take a look at our new destination weddings page to start planning -- or start dreaming about -- your special day.

To give you a taste of our new content, we're going to show you the top nine hotels for destination weddings in Hawaii. (Want to see more photos of these hotels? Click here for the full slideshow.)

The Diamond Head Gazebo ceremony location at The Kahala Hotel fits up to 150 people.
The Diamond Head Gazebo ceremony location at The Kahala Hotel fits up to 150 people.

The Kahala Hotel and Resort

  • Average Price: $355/night
  • Rating: 5.0 Pearls
  • Location: Oahu, Hawaii

The Kahala is one of Hawaii's most romantic hotels and its beachfront weddings are simply gorgeous. While a wedding here will be pricey, all the little extras aren't quite as outrageously expensive as they are at some of Hawaii's larger, less-intimate luxury resorts. Read more

Guests can surf, snorkel, or swim at Turtle Bay's beach, right outside the door. Protective coral reef keeps the water fairly calm and clear.
Guests can surf, snorkel, or swim at Turtle Bay's beach, right outside the door. Protective coral reef keeps the water fairly calm and clear.

Turtle Bay Resort

  • Average Price: $231/night
  • Rating: 4.0 Pearls
  • Location: Oahu, Hawaii

Turtle Bay is a great choice for large weddings, given its gorgeous location, ample space, and great food. Plus, the 880-acre resort includes five miles of shoreline, so there are lots of ceremony and reception locations to choose from. Read more

Plumeria Point at the Four Seasons Maui is an ideal place for a small ceremony (up to 30 guests).
Plumeria Point at the Four Seasons Maui is an ideal place for a small ceremony (up to 30 guests).

Four Seasons Maui

  • Average Price: $601/night
  • Rating: 5.0 Pearls
  • Location: Maui, Hawaii

For gorgeous outdoor weddings (and scarce rain), you can't do much better than the Four Seasons Maui. Of course, excellent food, posh rooms, and phenomenal service comes with a luxury price tag. Read more

The Royal Lahaina Resort fronts a tranquil section of the famous, four-mile long Kaanapali Beach.
The Royal Lahaina Resort fronts a tranquil section of the famous, four-mile long Kaanapali Beach.

Royal Lahaina Resort

  • Average Price: $145/night
  • Rating: 3.5 Pearls
  • Location: Maui, Hawaii

This family-owned property outside of Kaanapli's main strip hosts affordable, laid-back wedding ceremonies overlooking the ocean. Just note, however, that the bar fees can add up. Read more

The infinity pool overlooking Hana Bay is one of Hotel Hana-Maui's most stunning features.
The infinity pool overlooking Hana Bay is one of Hotel Hana-Maui's most stunning features.

Hotel Hana-Maui

  • Average Price: $495/night
  • Rating: 4.0 Pearls
  • Location: Maui, Hawaii

The Hotel Hana offers superb food and many stunning and secluded wedding locations -- not to mention two historic churches within walking distance -- but it can be difficult and expensive to reach this hotel. Read more

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua provides direct access to the D.T. Fleming Beach Park -- a mile-long crescent of sandy beach.
The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua provides direct access to the D.T. Fleming Beach Park -- a mile-long crescent of sandy beach.

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

  • Average Price: $358/night
  • Rating: 5.0 Pearls
  • Location: Maui, Hawaii

At the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, you get a top-tier wedding at a top-tier price, with excellent food and alcohol, both large and intimate spaces to choose from, and unique add-ons. Just beware the weather. Read more

The Marriott Wailea Resort has five great oceanfront pools and two whirlpools, including a new, adult-only infinity pool with floating cabanas.
The Marriott Wailea Resort has five great oceanfront pools and two whirlpools, including a new, adult-only infinity pool with floating cabanas.

Marriott Wailea Resort

  • Average Price: $299/night
  • Rating: 4.0 Pearls
  • Location: Maui, Hawaii

Situated on a rock between two beaches, the 22-acre, 546-room Wailea Marriott has panoramic ocean views and a serene vibe missing from some of the more crowded, neighboring resorts. Plus, weddings here are among the most affordable in rain-free Wailea. Read more

Koa Kea sits on Kiahuna Beach, one of the most family-friendly beaches in Poipu.
Koa Kea sits on Kiahuna Beach, one of the most family-friendly beaches in Poipu.

Koa Kea Resort Hotel at Poipu Beach

  • Average Price: $307/night
  • Rating: 4.5 Pearls
  • Location: Kauai, Hawaii

This 121-room boutique hotel offers great food and an intimate location for quiet weddings of no more than 25 people. Read more

The Polo Lawn, the Fairmont's largest ceremony and reception site, fits up to 300 people.
The Polo Lawn, the Fairmont's largest ceremony and reception site, fits up to 300 people.

The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

  • Average Price: $449/night
  • Rating: 4.5 Pearls
  • Location: Maui, Hawaii

The Fairmont is a slightly more down-to-earth luxury alternative to the more formal Four Seasons. In addition to its impressive range of food an alcohol, it also offers Aveda-based salon services on-site. Read more

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