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