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There are so many Oahu wedding venues for you to get married at! It was so hard to narrow down these beautiful locations to share with you, but I think I did it justice for you!

I gave you guys a mix of different type of venues as well! What I love about Oahu is that you have many different options! You can choose a large hotel in Honolulu, have a more country vibe of a wedding up on North Shore, or have a micro wedding overlooking the Pacific Ocean! The great thing abour getting married in Hawaii, is the fact that the choice is yours!

Check out my favorite Oahu Wedding Venues!

Kualoa Ranch:

Kualoa Ranch has and will always be one of my favorite wedding venues in Oahu! This venue is located in Kaneohe, Hawaii. If you are looking for the beautiful greenery and mountain range that Oahu has to offer, this is the location for you! This nature preserve and cattle ranch is over 4,000 acres and has been showcased in television shows and movies like Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and Lost. Multiple locations to get married at gives you different options as well! 

My favorite locations have to be:

  • the breathtaking and most popular Paliku Gardens,
  • the intimate and grand staircase of Moli’i Gardens,
  • and of course, taking a boat ride to the private Secret Island! Take a look at each of these options that Kualoa Ranch has to offer!

Moli’i Gardens- Kualoa Ranch

Ceremony at kualoa ranch molii gardens
dock at Molii Gardens at Kualoa Ranch

Paliku Garden- Kualoa Ranch

Secret Island, Kualoa Ranch

Four Season in Ko’Olina:

weddings at four seasons in hawaii

When I walked into the Four Seasons Resort at Ko Olina, I knew that I was walking into a fabulous and stunning resort! As you walk around this beautiful resort, you see the many areas that you can get married at, from their stunning chapel to the point overlooking the ocean with the Waianae Mountains in the background!

Paradise Cove:

Paradise Cove is a great place for a tropical wedding! Another beautiful location on the west side of Oahu, it takes you out of the busyness of Waikiki! With multiple locations to get married at on property, including the beautiful Crystal Chapel, getting married here will be a dream for you! You can also stay for Dinner and a Polynesian Show, as Luau tickets may be added to this Wedding package.

Hilton Hawaiian Village: 

hilton hawaiian villiage wedding

At this beautiful venue in the heart of Waikiki, when you get married here, you know it will be magical. Surrounded by the blues of the water, this tropical resort makes an amazing wedding venue! The versatility of this resort will accommodate a small weddings to large gatherings as well! Your party will enjoy beautiful lawns, waterfalls, and gardens to create the perfect scenery for your wedding. The Akala Chapel is on the grounds here. I have to admit, the full white chapel makes my photographer’s heart just jump for joy!

Kahala Hotel:

At the Kahala Hotel & Resort, you will be welcomed by the soft sand of Oahu’s shoreline and the Hawaiian hospitality at this venue will make you want to stay forever. Just 15 minutes from downtown Honolulu and steps away from Waikiki Beach. the breathtaking scenery of Oahu’s southern shore will keep you and your guests dreaming of Hawaii for years to come! There’s beautiful places around the hotel and on the grounds for some beautiful photo shots!

weddings at The Kahala Hotel
sunset photos at the kahala hotel

Dillingham Ranch:

Weddings at Dillingham Ranch

When I say that I fell in love with this Oahu wedding venue from the moment I drove up, I am not kidding! Lined with coconut trees that line the way to the venue, the first thing I noticed was how quiet this location is! Maybe because of the hustle and bustle of living in Honolulu, but with this location in Waialua felt like you were almost stepping back in time!

Turtle Bay Resort:

This beautiful Oahu Wedding Venue has everything you could want for a wedding venue – beautiful beaches, away from crowds, gorgeous ballrooms, and you may or may not know, but Forgetting Sarah Marshall was filmed here as well! Another venue that has multiple locations where you could get married on-site! And I have to tell you, as a vendor, they treat us very well! So I know they will treat you well too!

Loulu Palms Estate

I always say each Oahu wedding venue is my favorite, but I do have to say that Loulu Palms Estate is absolutely a favorite!!! It’s tucked away in Haleiwa along the North Shore, and when you pull in, it’s like you pull into paradise! There is a beautiful getting-ready room for the bride! But, the views, the swings, the hammock, the venue, the way the sunset hits! This is one of my all-time favorites!

Koolau Ballrooms:

Right when you pull up, and you this gorgeous venue, surrounded by the majestic Ko’olau Mountain Range, you know that you are walking into elegance! How quiet this location is is another plus for those looking for something more quaint and outside of the hustle and bustle of Hawaii, while still keeping you close enough to the city!

This stunning venue has three ceremony sites and four wonderful ballrooms! Ko’olau Ballrooms can accommodate pretty much any size venue, from 25 guests up to 850 guests!

Sunset Ranch:

Sunset Ranch is an exclusive 30-acre private estate with breathtaking ocean and mountain views, expansive outdoor venues, a rustic indoor barn, elegant tropical gardens, and beautifully renovated guest suites. These are just a few of the reasons why Sunset Ranch is the most compelling wedding venue in Hawaii. And if you love horses, get Huey! He’s the most beautiful white horse and makes for AMAZING photos!!!

Maleana Gardens

This beautiful and intimate wedding venue in Kailua is one of those hidden gems that everyone needs to know about! I love the fact that even though this venue was created for those wedding elopements in Hawaii or smaller weddings, it is filled with so much love and so much beauty for your photos! The lush gardens, complete with palm trees, a gorgeous cabana for your guest to eat, and even the most lovely bar area for you and your guest!! And then, we are a 2-minute walk from one of the most amazing beaches on the island, Kailua Beach! The owners, Cheri, are so incredible, and I know she will take amazing care of you! I have photographed weddings here early in the morning and at sunset, and its just a stunning location all day long!

Waimea Valley

Tucked away in the heart of Oahu, this lush venue is one that you will absolutely love!!! Another Oahu wedding venue that offers multiple locations to get married at as well! One of my favorite ones is right at the waterfall! Waimea Valley offers several different wedding packages for your ceremony and/or reception, along with catering as well! You may even run into a few peacocks as well!

Halekulani Hotel

I know it might be crazy to think of getting married right in the heart of Waikiki, but if you are going to do that, then the Halekulani Hotel is a wedding venue to consider! The Halekulani Hotel is Waikiki’s historic award-winning beachfront property, which encompasses over five acres of land. This Oahu wedding venue can accommodate both intimate and large wedding parties! Ceremonies are normally held in the Garden Courtyard, Hau Terrace, and the Kawehewehe Lawn, overlooking the ocean and Diamond Head. Reception areas would also include the Ballroom, which can hold up to 300 of your guests.

Again, narrowing these venues down was incredibly difficult, but I hope this gives you a start when planning your Hawaii wedding here in Oahu!

Booking your Hawaiian Wedding on Oahu or any of the Island 2022 calendar is already about halfway full and 2023 calendar is filling up quickly, so shoot me a message and let’s chat about documenting your special day!!

Oahu Wedding Venues | Vanessa Hicks Photography



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