Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hawaii Island Wedding & Event Locations

With the summer wedding season coming to an end, Pink Blossom Events jetted away to the Big Island of Hawaii right before Thanksgiving for a week of relaxation, adventure and since we can't completely leave the wedding world behind, we made sure to fit in a few site visits during our stay. While on Hawaii Island we stayed two nights at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and finished the week spending five nights at The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii. We had an incredible time at both locations and would highly recommend a visit! Here is a brief look at some of our favorite places to stay, celebrate and play on the island!

The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii 
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island is a perfect setting for Hawaii weddings and one-of-a-kind celebrations.
(Photo Courtesy of The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai’i)
The resort is a destination on it's own complete with gorgeous waterfalls and sweeping oceanfront views which provide an unforgettable backdrop to any special event. You and your guests will find yourselves surrounded by pools and a soft sandy lagoon perfect for a dip in the ocean along with full access to a number of activities on the property including golf and tennis. When your tummy starts rumbling head over to one of the six restaurants on site to refuel.  One could truly say they'd died and gone to heaven when staying at the resort and hosting your event!
(Photo Courtesy of The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai’i)
From sand in your toes ceremony locations overlooking the ocean or surrounded by palm trees, you can also choose to host your occasion on greener surroundings on the perfectly manicured lawn, all within view of the ocean.
(Photos Courtesy of The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai’i)
(Photo Courtesy of The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai’i)
A sense of magic and romance surrounds you and your guests at this breathtaking island paradise coupled with top notch service making this one winning combination!
 Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Located on fifteen acres facing the Anaeho'omalu Bay beach and ancient fish ponds along the sun-splashed Kohala Coast, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, offers the perfect place for your next wedding and event or even a place for your guests to stay.
(photo courtesy of Waikoloa Beach Marriott)
Located within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, golf and ocean activities Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa offers you and your guests endless possibilities for a fabulous vacation! While staying at the Marriott we were invited to their weekly Luau which was a great evening of music, entertainment and enjoying traditional Hawaii cuisine.

A stunning backdrop for your Hawaii wedding, the resort can be the setting for your unforgettable Hawaii wedding. The Kings Knoll (pictured above) and Lindsey Beach (pictured below) both
overlook the Sacred Hawaiian Pond and beautiful Anaeho’omalu Bay.
Lava Lava Beach Club
While staying at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa we walked along the beach to dine at Lava Lava Beach Club. With live music nightly, the ocean breeze surrounding you and tables on the sand this was one of our favorite places to dine on the island. In fact the night we were there, the musician, Pomaika'i Brown, happened to be the same person who played Nick in the movie 50 First Dates. He was a great musician and the food was equally as good.
While dining that evening I couldn't help but notice that along with accommodations, Lava Lava Beach Club also hosts private weddings and events. There are many options for hosting your celebration at Lava Lava Beach Club; from ceremonies on the sand under majestic kiawe trees to their event lawn with a reception following in the restaurant or continuing on the event lawn possibilities are abound.
Kona Pub & Brewery
A trip to the Big Island isn't complete without a stop at Kona Pub & Brewery. Surrounded by tropical vegetation and tiki torches, Kona Pub & Brewery is a fun stop for a delicious meal and a cold beer where they proudly brew "Liquid Aloha." 
If you can't make a trip to Hawaii anytime soon, we highly recommend picking up a six back of Kona Beer! 
A Few Favorite Adventures!
From snorkeling to a trek across red dirt at South Point in search of a green sand beach to a stop at the top of an active volcano, Hawaii Island is full of places not to miss!

FairWind Snorkeling Cruise
Hoping on the Fair Wind II we set sail on our way to the site of the Captain Cook Monument, Kealakekua Bay which has rightly so earned a reputation as one of the best snorkeling destinations in Hawaii.

Green Sand Beach
At the most southern point of the island you come to South Point where you have to choices to make it to the Green Sand Beach. You can either trek the five mile round-trip walk to the beach and back (flat and easy but can be toasty!) which we did or hop a ride from a local who will charge you for a round trip shuttle to the Green Sand Beach.
One of only four Green Sand Beaches in the word, Papakolea Beach (also known as Green Sand Beach or Mahana Beach) gets its distinctive coloring from the mineral olivine.

Volcano National Park
Depending on your location on the island, a trip out to Volcano National Park will take you much of the day but it's well worth it!
(Photo by: Keith Burnett; Halema‘uma‘u at night viewed from Jaggar Museum Overlook.)
With a tip from some guests at our hotel we arrived at the park an hour before sunset to check out some of the sites then stayed through sunset to see the red glow of the lava. Our only regret was not arriving earlier at the park as there is a lot to see!

The Beach at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Probably one of the best beaches on the Island, we headed to The Beach at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel first thing one morning after being advised that if you don't arrive early, the parking lot (room for 40 non-guests) will be full. Luck was on our side as were the thirty ninth car that morning and were greeted with soft sand beaches and a calm bay!
...and if you're looking for more suggestions be sure to hit us up as we've got plenty more!

1 comment:

Stefan Salvatore said...

Thanks for sharing pic of various beautiful wedding location in Hawaii islands.It will helps anyone for the selection of proper Hawaii weddings location to make their wedding memorable.