Hawaii Elopement Packages
Hawaii is one of the top elopement destinations in the world. Many of our couples want to elope there, but there are so many areas pick from that many feel overwhelmed. This is why we created a comprehensive list of locations, vendors, and tips for you to be aware of when you elope in Hawaii. From permit questions to location ideas, we got you covered.
Are you recently engaged? Do you want to elope somewhere tropical, fun, and beautiful? Then you came to the right place to build your Hawaii Elopement Package.
Disclaimer: While we don’t offer bundled elopement packages, we do provide you with all of the information and resources you will need to create your perfect elopement package. Our Wandering Weddings members are also amazing vendors to ask questions. These members have plenty of experience curating awesome elopement experiences for couples.
Best Places To Elope In Hawaii
So you’re ready to start planning your elopement in Hawaii, but you aren’t sure where you should exchange your vows with your husband or wife to be. Check out these locations broken down into the four islands we recommend in Hawaii.
Our top four main areas include Big Island, Maui, Kauai, and Oahu.
Big Island Elopement Locations
Being the largest of the Hawaiian islands, Big Island has extensive options for couples who love waterfalls, tropical greenery, and active volcanoes! The largest active volcano, Kilauea, can be found on this island. If you love beaches, then you will have multiple sand beaches to visit with white, black, and even green sand!
If you love surfing and quiet towns, then Hilo Bay is your destination. This location can be gorgeous and intimate on one of its many stunning beaches. Since this is a very local spot, you will have an authentic Hawaiian experience.
Pine Trees Beach
Beaches in Hawaii are beyond spectacular. If you’re looking for a beach with plenty of sand, black rocks, and scenic trees, then Pine Trees Beach is for you. You can find an intimate spot on this beach and exchange your vows with a stunning view.
While planning your Hawaii elopement package, you may realize that you want something a little different than a beach ceremony. Hawaii also has plenty of green hills covered in misty fog. Waimea is a great option for you if you are looking for something a little different.
This black sand destination is surrounded by sea turtles and stunning blue waters. Kiholo has a little bit of everything, such as wildlife, tide pools, and rock formations. You can also find a mini-island at the heart of the bay made of lava rock, perfect for some epic pictures.
Captain Cook Bay
For adventurous and romantic couples, we suggest checking out Captain Cook Bay. There’s plenty of water activities to do here to celebrate your marriage, including swimming with dolphins and kayaking!
On the Big Island’s Kohala Coast is a small oceanfront community, Pukao. This is a secluded little community known for its clear blue waters and awesome snorkeling! If rain is your concern, then this area is perfect for you since this is the driest area in on the Big Island, receiving about 10 inches of rain per year.
Maui Elopement Locations
After Big Island comes the second-largest, but equally as beautiful Maui island. This island has beautiful tropical greenery and is known as The Valley Isle. From gorgeous coves to calming beaches, Maui is nothing short from spectacular.
If you aren’t comfortable having no bathroom or being in the middle of nowhere, then Baldwin Beach is a great option. This area has multiple amenities to enjoy your day out on the beach. With this convenience, however, comes a few onlookers that may stop and congratulate you after you say ‘I do’!
Sunset elopements are magical, so if the sunset is what you are after, then Paipu beach is your best bet! Since its stunning views are so popular, multiple people can usually be found here. However, we are sure you can find a spot to say ‘I do’!
If you’re looking for something tranquil and unique, then you should consider Makena Cove as your elopement destination to add to your Hawaii elopement package. This secret cave is also a beach that is surrounded by water and lava rock.
Palauea Beach (White Rock)
This beach is quiet and lovely with secluded areas and calming waters. Be warned there are no bathrooms here, but that shouldn’t stop you from picking Palauea beach, also known as White Rock, for your elopement.
Photo by Lindsay Blair Photography
Kauai Elopement Locations
Known as the Garden Island, Kauai is home to beautiful tropical rainforests and lush valleys. If you’re looking for a laidback atmosphere and a deep cultural experience for your elopement, then this island is your best bet.
Surrounded by mountain views and two miles of beach, Hanalei Bay is a sight to see. This location is good for just about everything from sunsets, fishing, surfing, and swimming.
North Shore Falls
Imagine being surrounded by gorgeous greenery and having access to a private waterfall. A site fee comes with North Shore Falls, but it’s ideal for your Hawaii elopement dream.
If you’re looking for unique photographs for your Hawaii elopement, then you should check out this spot! The Waimea Canyon is 3,000 feet deep, and 10 miles long. There is no doubt in our mind that this would be a stunning backdrop as you exchange vows.
Puu Poa Beach
Located near two resorts, Puu Poa beach is perfect to transition into your honeymoon. The mountains of the bay line the shore and the sun sets perfectly into the water here.
Oahu Elopement Locations
If you and your honey love food, culture, and nightlife, then Oahu is the place for you both to elope. This island is ideal to elope at a beach resort, a sandy white beach, or a tropical forest.
Waimanalo beach is about a half an hour from Honolulu, and it’s beautiful clear waters and white sand is everything you imagined when you first thought about eloping in Hawaii.
Have you ever seen gorgeous green waters? Hale’iwa beach is known for its beautiful waters and turtles. The views are wonderful here if you are looking for a sunset destination in Oahu.
Yokohama Beach Park
This is the perfect spot for a private elopement ceremony. Tourists, despite this Yokohama beach’s beauty, rarely travel to the west side of Oahu. The hour drive from Waikiki, the more popular beach, makes this destination a journey to get to. We think, however, it’s worth the drive for privacy.
This is a popular destination for tourists, but Waikiki beach can also be fun and lively for your elopement! If you don’t mind a crowd, then this place is for you! There are also many great restaurants to hold a small ceremony after you two say, ‘I do’.
This beach gets crowded on the weekend, but it’s a breathtaking spot to get married. Kahala Hotel & Resort is situated right by Waialea beach, which makes this spot ideal if you’re worried about where to get ready.
Photo by Rodrigo Moraes Photography
Permits for Hawaii Elopements
If you decide to have your wedding ceremony at one of the locations we mentioned above, then you should check to see if that location requires a permit to get married. Beach elopements and weddings in Hawaii that take place on a shoreline, which is not occupied by a state or federal park, must have a state permit. You can obtain this permit on your own, but we suggest going through a Hawaii wedding planner instead. If you don’t go with the planner, then you will need liability insurance to obtain the permit.
Photo by Randi Kreckman
Top 5 Things to Remember When Planning an Elopement in Hawaii
- Hawaii has warm weather year-round!
- October through April sees the most rain on the Islands.
- Airfare and accommodations are more expensive from December through April.
- Remember to obtain permits and pay location fees (if applicable).
- Have fun, and don’t forget your swimsuit and sunblock!
Vendors to Build your Perfect Hawaii Elopement Package
The following Hawaii elopement photographers live in or work in Iceland full-time and would be the perfect place to start your elopement planning.
Explore our different Wandering Weddings members who specialize in Hawaii elopement photography.