The Big Island of Hawaii has many beautiful locations for your Big Island wedding and Hawaii island vow renewal. There are more options than the beach recommendations listed below. If you have a special request for a Big Island wedding ceremony location, please contact us.
Most romantic Big Island wedding sunset beach locations are located along the Kohala coast located north of Kailua-Kona between the Kona International Airport, Waikoloa Beach resorts and the northern pat of the Koahal coast. Kona weddings are very popular for many couples as you enjoy less crowded beaches with beautiful settings for picturesque Kona sunsets and there are several options near Kailua-Kona town, as well as south and north.
On the East shores you find secluded black sand beaches, waterfalls and Hilo town with its romantic park like settings along the coast and the ocean. Hilo & Puna/ Punaluu is +$200.
We will be happy to assist in your decision to find the perfect Big Island wedding ceremony location for your special day.
Please note: No drones, accessories, structures, devices, amplified instruments, appliances, apparatus or equipment of any type whatsoever shall be placed on or within the right-of-entry area or premises, including but not limited to the following: arches; bowers; altars; tables; chairs; kahilis; tents and/or tarps; event signage of any type including banners, sandwich boards; kiosks or carts; stanchions, posts, ropes or similar equipment for the purpose of demarcation of the right-of-entry area; and surfboards, windsurf boards, kayaks or other ocean recreation equipment. Read the full DLNR terms & conditions for commercial beach activities HERE. You can contact us if you want to use anything decorative or if you have elderly guests that require seating.
The following beaches are now managed by the State Park Division and require an application by the couples at least 45 days in advance to be considered.
Hapuna Beach & Beach 69 aka Waialea Beach
Kua Bay aka Manini'owali Beach & Mahaiula Beach (and the entire Kekahakai State Park)
If you like to have your ceremony at any of these you can apply as a private person only. They may or may not approve it and you have to apply here: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/state-parks-special-use-permit/
Please follow these instructions if you decide to apply and let us know if it has been approved.
GENERAL RESTRICTIONS & LIMITATIONS:
The max amount of participants in a wedding or vow renewal ceremony at Hawaii's public beaches is currently limited to a maximum of 20 people during COVID restrictions (usually 30 people including all vendors (exeption is Kikaua Beach Park where the maximum is 20 people). We will update this page once restrictions change or will be cancelled.
Romantic vow renewals on the Big Island of Hawaii are a favorite of many married couples that enjoy celebrating their anniversary in Hawaii on a secluded beach or alternate location such as a beautiful vaction rental with unobstructed ocen views or private estates. You cannot find these anywhere else in Hawaii! The Big Island is the best-kept secret for a private beach wedding or romantic private estate celebration.
Hapuna Beach (see special permit regulations above)
Hapuna beach is nice large popular beach (next to the "Prince" Resort) with plenty of beach sections for a beautiful ceremony. Very popular at weekends! Perfect for early morning or sunset weddings and vow renewals. Otherwise it is too busy and one should consider "Puako" beach a few minutes south. See more pictures HERE and find it on Google Maps HERE.
Anaehoomalu Bay aka "A Bay"
If you love amazing sunsets, Anaehoomalu Bay should be on top of your wedding ceremony location list. it is very popular beach for weddings and vow renewals on the Big Island. Nearby you also find many great affordable restaurants to choose from. See more pictures HERE and find it on Google Maps HERE.
This beautiful white sandy beach is located within the "Four Seasons" resort area. You to check in at the guarded gate and get a permit for your car. Walk down the beautiful path past natural coastal ponds and other "Hawaiiana" to this lovely beach. Bathrooms, easy parking and a 100 yard walk lead you to your romantic beach wedding site. Usually great sunsets and weather at this location. See more pictures HERE and find it on Google Maps HERE (Next to 4 Seasons).
Kikaua Beach Point
Kikaua Park is a very popular location. This gated area offers sand, palm trees, grass and a view! Located only minutes north of the airport. This beach is in a gated community area and they only allow once ceremony at a time.Please inquire ahead for this location. Maximum participants is limited to 20 people. See more pictures HERE and find it on Google Maps HERE.
Manini'owali Beach aka Kua Bay (see special permit regulations above)
With breathtaking 180 degree ocean views and numerous swaying palm trees, this perfect Big Island beach location has both a white sandy beach and a grassy area. This is also one of the best locations we can recommend for those looking for a great deal of privacy for a morning or sunset ceremony. See more pictures HERE and find it on Google Maps HERE.
Old Airport Beach Park
The "Old Airport Beach Park" is a beautiful three and a half mile long beach park and the closest near Kona. Just a few minutes from Alii Drive use Kuakini Hwy North to the beach park entrance. Drive to the end and see the romantic sandy cove with palms and great ocean vistas. See more pictures HERE and find it on Google Maps HERE.
Liliuokalani Park and Gardens - Hilo
Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens is a 30-acre park with Japanese gardens, located on Banyan Drive in Hilo right at Hilo's coast overlooking the ocean on the island of Hawaiʻi and offers great settings for romantic weddings. Pictures are located HERE
Richardson's Beach Park - Hilo
Richardson's Beach Park is the Black Sand Beach closest to Hilo and very nice small location for a beautiful ceremony on the Hilo side of the Big Island. Pictures are located HERE
Carlsmith Beach Park - Hilo
This beautiful bay is known for its turtles in the shallow turquoise water close to shore with beautiful background settings for a wedding or vow renewal in Hilo. You can find some pictures HERE
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach (+$200)
Located on the southeastern Kau coast, Punaluu Black Sand Beach is one of the most famous black sand beaches in Hawaii. Located between Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the small town of Naalehu and this stretch of beach along the southern tip of the Big Island is one of the reasons you want to visit the Big Island of Hawaii, and it is absolutely gorgeous! It is about 90 miles south of Kona.
Kole Kole Beach Park
Kolekole Beach Park is about 3 mi north of Akaka Falls, with an additional waterfall on the Kaʻahakini stream that drops directly from a small cliff into the main Kolekole Stream right at the ocean. A great park for ceremonies and larger gatherings. Pictures: HERE