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Best Wedding Venues on Maui for 2024: Part 3, West Maui


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Exploring the best wedding venues in West Maui offers a journey through some of the most picturesque and culturally rich locations in Hawaii. From the serene shores of the Olowalu Plantation House to the historic charm of the Maui Pineapple Chapel, each venue presents an opportunity for a wedding that blends natural beauty with personal significance. Enhancing this experience with a live wedding painting captures the essence of your celebration in a way that photographs simply cannot. With the FAQs providing practical advice on planning your Maui wedding and the invitation to connect with me for a bespoke art piece, this guide aims to inspire and assist you in creating a day that is as beautiful and unique as your love story. Let’s embark on this journey together, making your dream wedding in West Maui a masterpiece to behold.

Best Wedding Venues on Maui on the West Side

Aloha, and welcome back to our captivating journey through Maui's most breathtaking wedding venues. As we unveil "Best Wedding Venues on Maui for 2024: Part 3, West Maui," I'm thrilled to guide you through the enchanting landscapes and exclusive locations that make West Maui an unforgettable canvas for your special day.In light of the devastating Lahaina Fires in August 2023, it's crucial to approach our exploration with a deep sense of respect and support for the local community. The remarkable resilience and unity demonstrated by Lahaina's people, amidst the profound loss and the daunting task of rebuilding, underscore the importance of community solidarity in overcoming crises. As we venture through West Maui, let's carry with us a spirit of solidarity, honoring the strength of Lahaina as we navigate the path to recovery. This journey not only celebrates the beauty and potential of West Maui as a destination for love and union but also stands as a testament to our shared commitment to supporting and uplifting each other in times of need.

Having explored the diverse beauty of South Maui, the lush expanses of Central Maui, North Shore, Upcountry, and East Maui, we now turn our attention to the vibrant and historic shores of West Maui. This region, known for its stunning sunsets and luxurious resorts, offers a treasure trove of venues that encapsulate the magic of a Hawaiian wedding.

In West Maui, where the azure embrace of the Pacific meets majestic mountain slopes, you'll find venues that are not just settings, but experiences that embody the essence of romance and the aloha spirit. As we delve into this area, I invite you to envision your love story unfolding against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes that only West Maui can offer.

From intimate beachfront ceremonies to grand celebrations in elegant resorts, West Maui provides a spectrum of options to bring your dream wedding to life. Each venue we'll explore is a testament to the island's rich cultural heritage and commitment to sustainability, ensuring that your celebration is not only beautiful but meaningful.

As a Wedding Painter and Lahaina Resident, I've had the privilege of capturing the unique essence of couples' love stories in locations across this island paradise. The vibrant hues and dynamic landscapes of West Maui, in particular, offer a spectacular palette for any wedding painting. If you're dreaming of a wedding that merges the beauty of nature with the depth of your bond, let me help you immortalize that moment. Learn more about why Maui is the ideal location for your wedding, and how I bring your love story to life on canvas.

Join me as we embark on this final leg of our journey through West Maui's wedding venues, where every location promises not just a place to say "I do," but a profound connection to the heart of Maui. Together, let's discover the perfect backdrop for your wedding, a place where your love story will be celebrated and cherished amidst the island's natural splendor. Mahalo for allowing me to be a part of your journey to finding the ideal venue for your unforgettable day in Maui.


Olowalu Plantation House: A Rustic Oceanfront Wedding Paradise

An oil painting of a bride and groom sharing a tender moment under a floral wedding arch at Olowalu Plantation House, framed by swaying palm trees and a tranquil ocean backdrop, symbolizing their romantic celebration in Maui.
An oil painting of a bride and groom under a floral wedding arch at Olowalu Plantation House, in Maui."

Nestled along the scenic coastline at 810 Olowalu Village Road, Lahaina, the Olowalu Plantation House stands as a symbol of Maui's enchanting beauty and history. Originally a coconut grove plantation, this venue boasts sprawling green lawns and towering palm trees, offering an idyllic oceanfront setting for your special day. Accommodating up to 500 guests, it is perfect for both large celebrations and intimate gatherings. The historic plantation house, built in 1922, features a spacious lanai overlooking the vast oceanfront lawn, creating a picturesque backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Imagine exchanging vows with panoramic ocean views, under the warm Maui sun, while possibly spotting playful whales in the distance. Maui’s Angels Destination Wedding & Events at Olowalu Plantation House provides full-service planning, ensuring every detail of your wedding, from floral arrangements to décor, is handled with utmost care and professionalism. Embrace the magic of Olowalu Plantation House for a wedding experience that embodies the rustic charm and natural splendor of Maui.


Maui Pineapple Chapel: A Historic Gem for Your Dream Wedding

Oil painting by Ariel Quiroz depicting a tender moment between a bride and groom under a floral arch, with tropical flowers in vases and a soft, golden sunset in the background, encapsulating the romantic spirit of a Maui wedding.
Embrace of Aloha – A Maui Wedding Moment Captured on Canvas

Nestled in the picturesque Kapalua in West Maui, the Maui Pineapple Chapel stands as a premier venue for weddings, imbued with history and modern charm. This 1500-square-foot historic chapel and reception space are bathed in natural light, featuring tasteful minimal décor, warm wooden floors, and a ceiling that creates a welcoming atmosphere for couples. The chapel's adaptable banquet hall-style layout makes it ideal for ceremonies, lively receptions, and event rehearsals. Outside, the Garden Terrace overlooks the ocean, offering a serene setting where vows can be exchanged against the backdrop of the Pacific's crystal-clear waters. For larger celebrations, the Maui Pineapple Chapel offers the Makai Lawn, a stunning outdoor reception area that can accommodate up to 500 guests. This venue truly embodies the spirit of Aloha, making it a perfect choice for couples seeking a blend of historic elegance and natural beauty for their wedding day.


Montage Kapalua Bay: A Maui Love Story Unfolds

Montage Kapalua Bay is a dream oceanfront wedding set against Maui's stunning landscape. This exquisite venue, nestled in the heart of Kapalua, offers an array of breathtaking settings for your special day. You can collaborate with expert planners and a culinary team to create an extraordinary experience for your family and friends, ensuring your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime moment. The venue's culinary offerings, which utilize the finest fresh, local ingredients, allow you to create a bespoke menu that celebrates Hawaii’s diverse cultural influences.

An oil painting by Ariel Quiroz captures a couple exchanging vows beneath a beautifully adorned wedding arch, with sheer curtains fluttering in the sea breeze and a tranquil ocean backdrop, evoking the serene and loving atmosphere of a beachside ceremony in Maui.
A Serenade of Love and Ocean Breeze

There are several romantic and picturesque locations at Montage Kapalua Bay. The Cliff House, a 500-square-foot historic venue, offers a private, oceanfront dinner setting for up to 16 guests, perfect for an intimate celebration. For a slightly larger gathering, the elegant Namalu Lawn can host up to 40 guests, with its breathtaking views providing a romantic seaside backdrop for your wedding. Alternatively, The Point, an oceanfront lawn, can accommodate up to 60 guests, offering a spectacular backdrop for both your ceremony and dinner.

Surround yourself with the natural beauty of the island at Montage Kapalua Bay, where Maui’s vibrant colors and stunning Pacific views become the backdrop to the moment you say “I Do.” This venue embodies the essence of a romantic love story, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a blend of natural beauty and luxury on their wedding day. Learn more about weddings at Montage Kapalua Bay.


Hyatt Regency Maui: A Beachfront Wedding Dream

Ariel Quiroz's oil painting depicts a couple's first dance as newlyweds on a dance floor under a starry sky, surrounded by guests and framed by palm trees and tiki torches, capturing the romantic ambiance of a Hawaiian evening wedding celebration.
First Dance Under the Palms – A Celebration of Love at Dusk

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa is a beachfront paradise on Kaanapali Beach, enveloped by 40 lush, landscaped acres, ideal for a breathtaking Hawaiian wedding​​. At this venue, each wedding is a unique event, celebrated against the splendor of the ocean, the beauty of swans, and the vibrancy of lush gardens, creating a private tropical paradise. The resort accommodates both intimate and grand celebrations, ensuring each moment is filled with cherished memories. An experienced wedding planning team is dedicated to fulfilling your every wish, from arranging beautiful rooms to offering delicious cuisine, ensuring your wedding is as special as your love story​​.

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa offers comprehensive ceremony packages tailored to your guest count, with a site fee and a food and beverage minimum that vary based on the reception location and guest count. For a detailed and customized wedding estimate, it's advisable to consult directly with the venue's wedding coordinator​​. The venue provides essential amenities including wedding planning services, tables, chairs, linens, silverware, glassware, outdoor lighting, security, and meticulous setup and cleanup​​. To enhance your celebration, the resort offers a champagne toast, full kitchen facilities, and valet or public parking options​​.

Adhering to high standards, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa manages all food and beverage services, requiring a minimum spend in this area. The venue must approve all decorations, and general liability insurance is necessary. Additional amenities include catering services provided by the venue, the allowance of amplified music indoors and outdoors, designated smoking areas, venue-provided alcohol, and a music curfew at 10:00 PM​​.


The Westin Maui Resort & Spa: A Dream Wedding Destination

White Orchid Wedding has partnered with the magnificent Westin Maui Resort and Spa to create WESTIN WEDDINGS BY WOW, offering couples a luxurious and unforgettable wedding experience. Located on the stunning Ka’anapali Beach, the Westin has recently undergone a remarkable transformation, now featuring some of the most alluring Hawaiian wedding spots. Whether your wedding vision is simple or extravagant, the Westin Maui ensures every detail is attended to with intuitive service and thoughtful touches in vibrant venues, promising a flawless celebration​.


An intimate oil painting by Ariel Quiroz shows a couple in a close embrace, their foreheads touching tenderly. They are adorned with traditional Hawaiian leis, capturing a moment of quiet connection, the gentle intimacy of their Hawaiian wedding ceremony immortalized in art.
Hawaiian Kiss – Intimate Whispers Adorned with Leis

Surrounded by lush gardens and cascading waterfalls, this 12-acre newly renovated beachfront resort is a rejuvenating and celebratory paradise. The exotic tropical gardens with island fauna, flamingos, and fish create a brilliant backdrop for any event. The resort's exclusive oceanfront lawn, just steps above the sparkling aqua sea, is ideal for a beachfront wedding and reception, making it a spectacular choice on Ka’anapali Beach​.

Recognized as the ‘melting pot’ of the Pacific, the Westin Maui Resort & Spa is known for its diverse cultural island cuisine. WOW has carefully selected exquisite food and beverage options to satisfy even the most discerning tastes. From wedding cakes to cordials, Westin's culinary experts are ready to whip up dreamy desserts for your special day, complemented by handcrafted cocktails for a perfect pour​​.

The Westin Maui offers a variety of wedding packages, designed to cater to each couple's unique preferences. These packages, ideal for oceanfront settings, include social elements to enhance your celebration. For those seeking a more tailored experience, custom wedding plans are available, incorporating elements like tropical florals, catering menus, rentals, photography, video, lighting, sound, and entertainment. All packages can be personalized to meet your specific desires, ensuring your wedding at the Westin Maui is as unique as your love story​​​​​​.


Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa: Dreamy Waves Meet for Your Perfect Wedding

Oil painting by Ariel Quiroz capturing a groom kissing his bride on the cheek against a backdrop of sparkling ocean waters. The bride, adorned with a lei and floral hairpiece, overlooks the sea, encapsulating the romance and beauty of a Hawaiian wedding.
Sealed with a Kiss – A Celebration of Love Amidst the Whispering Waves

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa stands as a premier destination for a dream Hawaiian wedding. Located on the picturesque Kaanapali Beach, where the legendary Black Rock of Kaanapali meets the ocean, the resort offers the most romantic escape in the Hawaiian Islands. Its unique position anchored by the Black Rock itself makes this hotel a magnet for romantics. The resort boasts an array of wedding venues that capture the refreshing spirit of Maui’s white and gold beaches and the ocean’s mesmerizing blues. For your ceremony or reception, you have a choice of breathtaking lawns like the Anuenue Lawn, surrounded by lush gardens and a lagoon pool, or the private beachfront paradise at the Black Rock Lawn. For an indoor celebration, the elegant Coral Reef Room with its glass windows and billowing curtains offers mesmerizing ocean views and is considered to have the finest view on the island​.

The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa excels in providing a comprehensive experience for wedding guests. The resort's grounds, with their "Old Hawaiian" feel due to lower buildings and expansive layout, are particularly appealing. The wide beach, excellent snorkeling opportunities, pool, and outdoor bars are great gathering spots. The Sheraton’s arrangement of favorable room rates and the availability of amenities like a town shuttle and gym, despite a resort fee, add to the convenience and enjoyment for their guests.

Outrigger Kaanapali, Hawaiʻi's most Hawaiian Hotel

Outrigger Kaanapali, formerly known as Kaanapali Beach Hotel, is celebrated as Hawaiʻi's most Hawaiian Hotel and stands as a premier destination for oceanfront weddings. Situated on the famous Kaanapali Beach, this venue is ideal for both intimate and large celebrations, offering breathtaking oceanfront and event spaces. The property's stunning views of Black Rock and beautifully landscaped grounds create a perfect setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception.

Vivid oil painting by Ariel Quiroz portraying a couple sharing a loving kiss on a sandy beach, with rugged lava rocks and the ocean behind them. Accompanying them is their loyal golden dog, symbolizing the joy and companionship on their special day in Maui.
Pledge by the Pacific – With a Furry Friend by Their Side

With oceanside lawns that can accommodate from 30 up to 400 guests, Outrigger Kaanapali offers a flexible venue in terms of party size, catering to elopements, intimate weddings, and grand wedding celebrations. The hotel's full-service approach includes all-inclusive wedding packages, yet they maintain the flexibility to welcome outside vendors. The spectacular location, with panoramic views of the ocean and Black Rock, makes it a cherished choice for couples seeking a memorable wedding experience in Maui​​​​​.

Parking is available for wedding guests, although it's not free and is charged at an hourly rate. It's recommended to inform guests about parking fees in advance to ensure a seamless experience. Guests have expressed their delight with the hotel's proximity to shopping and activities, making it an ideal choice for a destination wedding in Maui. The hotel's wedding specialists are dedicated to helping you plan the perfect Maui wedding in one of their many oceanfront and garden locations, ensuring your special day is as dreamy as the setting itself​.


Merriman's Kapalua: Where Elegance Meets the Ocean

Merriman's Kapalua, a premier location for weddings in Maui, HI, offers a perfect blend of beauty and sophistication for your special day. Specializing in weddings, Merriman's Kapalua can accommodate a range of event sizes, from intimate gatherings of just two guests to larger celebrations with up to 200 attendees. The venue's versatile spaces ensure that whether your wedding is small and intimate or a grand affair, it will be a memorable and elegant event​​​​.

A painting by Ariel Quiroz of a bride and groom sharing a romantic moment under tall palm trees, with the tranquil Maui ocean and sky in the background, showcasing the idyllic and natural elegance of a Hawaiian wedding.
Whispering Palms – A Union Framed by Nature's Grace

Situated at One Bay Club Place in Lahaina, HI 96761, Merriman's Kapalua is easily accessible and conveniently located. This prime location is known for its stunning oceanfront views and breathtaking surroundings, providing a picturesque backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions​​. The venue prides itself on its exceptional service and attention to detail, ensuring that each wedding is uniquely tailored to the couple's preferences.

Moreover, Merriman's Kapalua is renowned for its farm-to-table concept, with 90% of its award-winning menu being locally sourced. This commitment to quality and freshness showcases the best of Maui's fish, seafood, meat, and produce. The restaurant offers indoor-outdoor seating, allowing guests to enjoy spectacular sunset views and an oceanfront deck. With dinner served daily from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, the venue provides an exquisite dining experience for wedding guests, enhancing the overall celebration​​.

For those planning their dream wedding at this beautiful Maui location, the website Merriman's Weddings and Events offers further details and contact information. The site is a valuable resource for exploring the venue's offerings, understanding its capacity for different event sizes, and making reservations for your special day.

Choosing Merriman's Kapalua for your wedding means selecting a venue that epitomizes the natural beauty and culinary excellence of Maui, ensuring an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.


Conclusion

As we conclude our exploration of the finest wedding venues in West Maui, it's clear that each location offers something truly special, a magical setting where your love story can unfold amidst the beauty of Hawaii. From the historic elegance of plantation houses to the modern luxury of beachfront resorts, West Maui presents a canvas rich with possibilities for your big day. These venues, each with their unique charm, promise to provide a backdrop that is as breathtaking as your love for each other.

As a wedding painter, I am honored to offer you the unique opportunity to immortalize your wedding day with a live painting that captures the essence, emotion, and beauty of your celebration. Whether it's the serene moment of your vows against the setting sun or the joyful dance under the starlit sky, these are more than just scenes; they're memories that you will cherish forever, brought to life on canvas.

Remember, while the venue sets the stage, it is the love, joy, and unity of your celebration that truly make the day unforgettable. And with a live painting, you have a tangible piece of that magic to keep forever.

Mahalo for allowing me to be part of your journey to discover the perfect venue in West Maui. I look forward to the opportunity to capture the beauty of your special day and turn it into a work of art that you will treasure for a lifetime. Let’s create something beautiful together.


As you dream of your perfect wedding day in the breathtaking landscapes of West Maui, imagine also capturing the essence of your love and the beauty of your chosen venue in a unique and timeless way. A live wedding painting not only adds an element of artistry to your celebration but also provides you with a bespoke memento that cherishes your special day forever.

I invite you to reach out and schedule a consultation with me. Together, we can discuss how to beautifully integrate a live painting into your wedding day, selecting the perfect scene and moment that resonates with your love story. Let’s make your wedding not just a day to remember, but a work of art to treasure for generations.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Section

  • What is the best time of year to get married in West Maui? The beauty of West Maui shines year-round, but the months of April through June and September through November offer the most pleasant weather, with minimal rain and comfortable temperatures, ideal for outdoor ceremonies and ensuring the best lighting for your wedding painting.

  • Are permits required for beach weddings in West Maui? Yes, permits are required for beach weddings to ensure the preservation of Maui's natural landscapes. I can guide you through this process or recommend experienced wedding planners who handle these details, ensuring your beach wedding complies with local regulations.

  • How can we incorporate Hawaiian traditions into our wedding ceremony? Incorporating elements like the lei exchange, a Hawaiian chant (Oli Aloha), or a hula dance can add a deeply meaningful touch to your ceremony. I can share insights on integrating these traditions in a respectful manner, celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Hawaii.

  • How do we choose the perfect moment for a live wedding painting? The key is to find a moment that captures the essence of your celebration and the beauty of the venue. Whether it’s your first kiss, the exchange of leis, or a sunset embrace, we’ll discuss your vision to ensure the painting reflects the most memorable and intimate part of your day.

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