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Finding accommodations for your group can be one of the most difficult tasks of planning your destination wedding. Hideaway Cove is an ideal location for your wedding party to stay. The property sleeps 24 in beds and 8 additional guests can be accommodated on inflatable beds, for a total of 32. In order to ensure the availability of the entire property, reservations should be made at least a year in advance.
Best Spots for Weddings in Hawaii: Kauai
Nicknamed the "Garden Island," Kauai is famous for its natural beauty and rustic charm. Kauai is often considered Hawaii's most romantic island, and for good reason. Its uncrowded beaches, awe-inspiring views, and simple serenity add up to one big nature and love fest. Elvis even tied the knot on Kauai in the movie Blue Hawaii. Read on to discover some of the island's top spots for your ceremony.
Na Aina Kai Botanical Garden and Sculpture Park
Near Rock Quarry Beach on the North Shore
Contact- Joanne Smith
A private beach with a large, flat grassy area, the site is a part of the Botanical Garden. There is a substantial site fee to marry here.
Cruise up Hawaii's only navigable river, the Wailua, to see a lava rock grotto draped with emerald green tropical ferns. Then, let local musicians serenade you at the natural amphitheater, as you and yours truly tie the knot. Mt. Waialeale looms in the distance, making wedding photos truly unique. There is a site fee to marry here.
Location: Wailua Marine State Park, Kauai, HI
The northernmost point of the Hawaiian islands, Kilauea Lighthouse is one of Kauai's most famous landmarks. This spot offers spectacular views of Kauai's churning coastline and is a hot spot for bird watching. A donation is requested.
Location: Kilauea Road, Kilauea, North Kauai
Large and mostly deserted, secluded and unblemished Mahaulepu Beach boasts reddish-gold sand and dramatic sea cliffs, and is an ideal spot for couples who value privacy. As with all of Hawaii's public beaches and parks, there is no charge to be married at Mahaulepu Beach, however there are no facilities.
Location: 3 miles east of 1571 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI
One of Kauai's most popular beaches, soft white sands and crystal waters make for a romantic and memorable wedding setting. No charge for use of the beach.
Location: Po'ipu Road, Po'ipu, South Kauai
Poipu Beach Park
A grassy park dotted with swaying palms, picnic tables and pavilions, Poipu Beach Park overlooks two of the island's most renowned beaches, Poipu and Brenneckes. There are restrooms on site and there is no charge to be married here. It is also possible to rent one of the covered pavilions. Because Poipu is Kauai's most popular beach park, it can get crowded on weekends and holidays, so plan accordingly.
Location: Poipu Beach Road, Poipu, HI
On Keoneloa Bay, Shipwreck Beach is one of Poipu's largest beaches. Named for an old, wooden shipwreck that has since disappeared, the beach offers excellent hiking. Free to marry here.
Location: Po'ipu Road, Po'ipu, South Kauai
Take a horse-drawn carriage tour of this historic plantation and say "I Dos" in a magical garden setting. Best of all thereís no cost for your ceremony if you plan to dine there afterward.
Contact: 808- 245-9593
Location: Between Kukui Grove & KCC (Kauai Community College), Lihue, HI
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Chapel by the Sea
Designed just for weddings, this lovely, octagonal chapel is part of the Kauai Marriott Lagoons. Features European flair in a tropical setting with tranquil lagoons.
Location: 3610 Rice Street, Lihue, HI
The Chapel at Coco Palms
The famous chapel from "Blue Hawaii", Coco Palms offers a thatched roof, swaying palms, and nearby lagoon. Located in the famous Coconut Grove.
Location: Coco Palms Resort, 4-241 Huhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI
Church of the Pacific
This pretty Princeville church lies on a serene country road and overlooks the ocean and mountains. Select the sanctuary or an outdoor gazebo.
Contact: 808-826-6481, http://www.church-of-the-pacific.org/location3.html
Location: 4520 Kapa Ka Road, Princeville, HI
Wedding in Paradise
Jill and Ron Kosen
Toll Free 800-733-7431
Seventeen years of experience on Kauai. Packages begin with simple weddings on the beach and also include Fern Grotto, various estates on the south shore, east side and north shores and Na Aina Kai Botanical Garden.
I Do Weddings
Kauai's premier wedding consultation company for custom weddings, specializing in creative, stylish, and fun events. Have coordinated more than one celebrity wedding.
The Blue Orchid
Contact- Arleen Carbonel
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Kustom Sound Kauai
Band- Steel Drum Band
Kauai Musical Arts
Ordained minister with a warm, friendly personality. Equally
comfortable with a large formal ceremony or barefoot in the sand.
Nothing could be more perfectly matched to the blessed celebrations on your wedding day than wedding poems. Some of the greatest writers have found pleasure in setting free the love in their hearts through poetry. At once lyrical and fanciful, highly personal and universal, inspirational and confessional, the poetry of love speaks truths to a bride and groom difficult to express in any other way.
Wedding poems may be read by the groom to the bride or by the bride to the groom. A dear friend, a parent, a minister or perhaps a child may make gifts of poems, spoken on the occasion or presented as gifts. A page of deeply personal poetic thoughts, whether original or found in a book, written out on special paper in an elegant envelope make a gift to be remembered and cherished forever.
Writing your own poetry to be read as part of your vows is one of the most romantic things you can possibly do to bring a tear of love and happiness to the cheek of your beloved. This is not as difficult to do as you might think. Remember that you really have an audience of just one person, and that person loves you more than any other in the whole world. Let your heart sing on the page for this special day and don't worry about it being great literature. It's from you and that's all that counts.
Whatever their source, gifts of beautiful, inspirational romantic wedding poems are some of the most perfect gifts you can receive on your special day.
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Tents, Tables, and Rentals
Kauai Tent & Party Rentals, Inc
Contact- Jackie Carswell
Hawaii State Marriage License
Obtaining a marriage license on Kauai is a very simple process. There are no blood tests required and no paperwork that must be sent in advance of your scheduled license appointment. Here are the requirements to obtain a license:
- There are no residence or citizenship requirements.
- Legal age to marry is 18 years for bride and groom.
- Proper identification for bride and groom (driver's license / picture ID) required.
- There is no waiting period. You are free to marry once the license is obtained.
You both will need to appear before a marriage license agent with proper photo identification and pay a fee. The marriage license application is a simple one page form that needs to be completed by both the bride and groom. The license agent will verify all information on the form and issue the marriage license, which is good for 30 days in the State of Hawaii.
You will need to obtain the marriage license in Hawaii prior to your scheduled wedding.
If your idea of the perfect wedding is going barefoot on the sand with few people in attendance, then you neednít read any further. If, however, the wedding of your dreams involves a ceremony with six or more attendants, a sit-down dinner for 200 guests and an open bar, perhaps you should consider wedding insurance.
Wedding insurance will cover your losses if bad weather, airport delays, a military call-up, or a sudden illness prevents you or your intended from getting to the church on time. If your caterer is shut down by the local health department, most insurance policies will cover the extra cost of finding a last minute vendor to feed your guests.
The policy will also cover lost or damaged formalwear, photography mishaps, stolen or damaged wedding gifts and sudden death or illness. Premiums can range from $95 to $1,000 depending on the size of your wedding and the level of coverage you buy. Many major insurance carriers offer wedding insurance.
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