Big Island Ceremony Locations
The Big Island of Hawaii has many beautiful locations for your Big Island wedding and Hawaii island vow renewal. There are more options than the beach recommendations listed below. If you have a special request for a Big Island wedding ceremony location, please contact us.
Most romantic Big Island wedding sunset beach locations are located along the Kohala coast located north of Kailua-Kona between the Kona International Airport, Waikoloa Beach resorts and the northern pat of the Koahal coast. Kona weddings are very popular for many couples as you enjoy less crowded beaches with beautiful settings for picturesque Kona sunsets and there are several options near Kailua-Kona town, as well as south and north.
On the East shores you find secluded black sand beaches, waterfalls and Hilo town with its romantic park like settings along the coast and the ocean.
We will be happy to assist in your decision to find the perfect Big Island wedding ceremony location for your special day.
IMPORTANT: No drones, accessories, structures, devices, amplified instruments, appliances, apparatus or equipment of any type whatsoever shall be placed on or within the right-of-entry area or premises, including but not limited to the following: arches; bowers; altars; tables; chairs; kahilis; tents and/or tarps; event signage of any type including banners, sandwich boards; kiosks or carts; stanchions, posts, ropes or similar equipment for the purpose of demarcation of the right-of-entry area; and surfboards, windsurf boards, kayaks or other ocean recreation equipment.
Read the full DLNR terms & conditions for commercial beach activities HERE. You can contact us if you want to use anything decorative or if you have elderly guests that require seating.
The max amount of participants in a wedding or ceremony at Hawaii's public beaches is limited to a maximum of 25 people (including all vendors with the exception of Kikaua Beach Park where the maximum is 20 people).
Romantic vow renewals on the Big Island of Hawaii are a favorite of many married couples that enjoy celebrating their anniversary in Hawaii on a secluded beach or alternate location such as a beautiful vacation rental with unobstructed ocean views or private estates. You cannot find these anywhere else in Hawaii! The Big Island is the best-kept secret for a private beach wedding or romantic private estate celebration.
MAY 2021 UPDATE RE: BEACH PERMITS FOR WEDDINGS
The following beaches are now managed by the State Park Division and require an application by couples at least 45 days in advance to be considered:
1. Hapuna Beach
2. Waialea Beach (aka Beach 69)
3. Manini'owali Beach (aka Kua Bay) and the entire Kekahakai State Park
If you would like to have your ceremony at any beach that requires a Special Use Permit, please contact the district office on the island where the beach is located as shown on the Department of Land and Natural Resources> Division of State Parks link HERE.
Follow the instructions from the Division of State Parks regarding a Special Use Permit and let us know if the permit was approved by emailing us a copy of the approved permit. We will not be able to perform any ceremony at the beaches above without an approved permit provided by our clients.