Maui may be best known for its surfing and whale watching, but beachcombers should also take in the 19th century whaling town of Lahaina, and go wine tasting at Maui’s only commercial winery (which features an 18-foot long bar cut from a single mango tree). There’s plenty to do for you and your destination wedding guests. Who wouldn’t want an excuse to go to Maui?
While beach weddings in Hawaii are always popular, don’t overlook the many little chapels on the islands. Maui has one of the most beautiful: The Grand Wailea Wedding Chapel. Surrounded by palm trees and overlooking the ocean, the chapel features stunning stained glass windows. The site fee is not cheap, but a sunset wedding there is unforgettable.
Maui also offers elegant plantation venues like the Sugarman Estate, the Olowalu Plantation House, or Haiku Mill. What we like about plantation weddings, other than these places are gorgeous and many are on the beach, is the bathrooms. Never underestimate the importance of easily accessible bathroom facilities to the wellbeing of your wedding guests. But, you can combine the best of both worlds – bathroom and beach – at a lower price point if you rent a beach house and have your ceremony and reception there.
If a resort wedding appeals to you – and in many ways they are the easiest to pull off – booking during Hawaii’s low season will give you a little bit of a discount. Low season is from mid-January to March, with shoulder seasons from mid-March to May, and September to November. However, know that April and May bring in a large number of Japanese visitors since that’s when many of them take their vacations as part of “Golden Week.” Maui is also busy for Halloween.
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