Mauna Lani Big Island Wedding Venue Information

June 22, 2023


Get ready to say “I do” in paradise at our Mauna Lani Big Island wedding venue! This stunning resort is nestled along the Kohala Coast and is the perfect blend of luxury and tropical beauty. It offers heart-eyed couples an unforgettable wedding experience on the Big Island. This oceanfront property offers multiple ceremony locations that are sure to take your breath away. Imagine walking down a sandy aisle with the sound of crashing waves in the background – it’s a dream come true!

Right in the heart of the Mauna Lani resort sits the gorgeous Mauna Lani Auberge Resort, a paradise of tranquility and natural beauty. From the moment you step into their open-air atrium lobby, you’ll be surrounded by lush foliage and stunning water features that create a calming and serene atmosphere. Voted as the #1 Resort on the Island of Hawai’i by Travel + Leisure in 2022, this luxury resort exudes elegance and sophistication, offering guests an unparalleled level of comfort and service.

One of the best things about this location is that it’s not only beautiful but also a great option for guests’ accommodation. They can choose to stay at the hotel or one of the many other accommodations options in the surrounding resort area. There is plenty of various options for every budget. So, let’s take a look at the different ceremony options available for your special day!

Papakonane Beach

Just out front of the resort lies the stunning Papakonane Beach, just one of two breathtakingly beautiful ceremony locations. Imagine exchanging your vows right on the beach, surrounded by these serene aqua-blue waters! Your guests can sit comfortably under the shade of palm trees with their toes in the sand, creating an atmosphere of pure bliss and relaxation. Although our package includes traditional white folding chairs, you can upgrade to elegant wooden cross-back chairs with cushions for an additional cost.

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Sitting just behind the beachfront is the lush Papakonane Lawn, a private space perfect for group and family photos. When it’s time to pop open the bubbly, booking an on-site reception, cocktail hour, private oceanfront dinner, or other food and beverage options is a breeze. Couples also have the option to use the lawn to serve food and beverages booked directly through the resort for an additional fee and any other rental necessities required. With our team of experienced professionals, we’ll make sure your big day runs seamlessly from start to finish.

The resort presents several options for receptions and other events, including the award-winning Canoe House located just steps from the Papakonane Beach ceremony venue. The Canoe House offers a pre-set menu that features fresh and delicious cuisine inspired by the flavors of Hawaii.

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Kilohana Beach

Dreaming of getting married under swaying palm trees? Kilohana Beach is waiting for you! Just nearby is this gorgeous ceremony option at this Big Island wedding venue. This is a white sandy beach surrounded by towering palm trees overlooking turquoise waters. It provides ample shade and postcard-worthy photo opportunities for your celebrations! It’s a complete toes-in-the-sand experience for both you and your guests.

Loving the possibilities? Our Hawaii wedding package also includes two nights for the wedding couple in an oceanview King guest room. Also, we can only offer this venue with the current pricing when booked within the next 90 days. For couples looking for longer-term bookings, our wedding team will provide a custom quote for your beach nuptials.

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If you’re looking for a stunning Big Island wedding venue, this oceanfront property is a must-see! With multiple ceremony locations, delicious food options, and luxurious accommodations, it’s the postcard setting for your dream Hawaii wedding.

Contact our wedding team with any questions you may have – we’re here to help! Send us an email at


Big Island Wedding Photography: Karma Hill Photography

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Karma Hill is the owner of Karma Hill Photography, Simple Maui Wedding, Simple Oahu Wedding, and Simple Hawaii Wedding, marking a significant presence in the Hawaii wedding community since 2007. With a wealth of experience and a vast collection of informative posts on weddings and photography in Hawaii, Karma Hill offers unparalleled expertise. Explore the world of photography and wedding planning across Hawaii by visiting Karma's websites.

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