Inviting Your Love Story

As the recovery on Maui continues after the wildfires of 2023, hearts are still grieving, and families are still processing the events that took place on our island back on August 8th. Back in September, Maui Mayor, Richard Bissen, announced a phased approach to re-opening West Maui, starting with the Ritz-Carlton, Maui Kapalua to Kahana Villa on October 8th. While access to certain locations on the west side of Maui has been restricted, the spirit of Aloha, like the enduring beauty of Maui, cannot be extinguished. I've put together a list of 10 beautiful Maui wedding venues that are located in the central and southern parts of the island, that couples should consider for their wedding. Whether you’re engrossed in the initial stages of wedding planning or hastily rearranging due to these unforeseen circumstances, my hope is that you'll find Maui ready to embrace your love story.

#1 - Hotel Wailea: Where Luxury Meets Nature

Located in the southern portion of Maui. Unparalleled luxury meets lush natural beauty at Hotel Wailea. This romantic retreat offers stunning ocean views and intimate gardens, perfect for an elegant affair. With its commitment to sustainability and revitalization after the wildfires, Hotel Wailea ensures your wedding is not only beautiful but also environmentally conscious.

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Married Couple Kissing Hotel Wailea Birds Nest
Bride and Groom Posing on a Staircase at Hotel Wailea

The Treehouse

Nestled amid mango and avocado trees, the Treehouse at Hotel Wailea offers a captivating venue elevated within nature's embrace. Showcasing breathtaking ocean vistas, it's an idyllic setting for elopements, proposals, and intimate cocktail gatherings accommodating up to 25 guests, ensuring cherished moments in a unique and enchanting atmosphere.

Bride and groom smiling at alter at Hotel Wailea


With sweeping panoramic vistas from Molokini Crater to the West Maui Mountains, the Sunset Lawn at Hotel Wailea offers an awe-inspiring backdrop. Its versatile configurations cater to events of all scales, making it ideal for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. Accommodating up to 250 guests, this space guarantees a captivating setting for your celebration amidst the splendor of the Pacific Ocean.

Anuhea room + GARDEN

Step into elegance at the Anuhea Room in Hotel Wailea. Its cathedral ceilings, rich hardwood floors, and expansive windows offer an exquisite indoor/outdoor ambiance for up to 120 guests. Outside, eight private garden tables create an intimate al fresco experience. This open-air haven is perfect for stargazing on Hawaiian nights, accommodating up to 50 guests, and ensuring memorable moments in a picturesque setting.

#2 - Grand Wailea: The Epitome of Grandeur

Located in the southern portion of Maui. Elevate your wedding to a realm of grandeur and luxury at the Grand Wailea. With its opulent ballrooms and captivating beachfront, this venue effortlessly merges sophistication with the allure of paradise, promising a celebration that transcends elegance.

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Bride and groom exchaning vows at Wailea Seaside Chapel
Couple walking in fron tof Wailea Seaside Chapel

Wailea seaside chapel

Nestled within the Grand Wailea Resort, the Wailea Seaside Chapel is a picturesque wedding venue. Its charming architecture, breathtaking ocean views, and lush surroundings create an intimate and romantic setting for weddings and events, perfect for crafting unforgettable moments.

Bride standing at the Grand Waile Reflection Fountains

Reflection Fountains

Situated at the heart of the Grand Wailea Resort, the Reflection Fountains present a mesmerizing setting for receptions and events. Enhanced by sunsets and the iconic ocean panorama, it encapsulates the quintessential Grand Wailea charm. Accommodating up to 300 guests in its outdoor expanse, the Reflection Fountains assure an unforgettable experience in a captivating environment.


Indulge in romance at the Grand Wailea, where you can select from 22 exquisite venues. Whether it's pristine beachfront, lush gardens, or elegant ballrooms, each space provides a distinctive and enchanting canvas for your wedding ceremony and reception, ensuring a truly magical celebration.

# 3 - Gather On Maui: Picturesque Elegance

Located in the southern portion of Maui. Celebrate your wedding at Gather In Maui, a tribute to the island's enchantment. With its captivating sunset vistas and verdant surroundings, this venue embodies the island's allure. Highlighting diverse ceremony and reception options, it weaves a picturesque backdrop for your romantic journey into matrimony.

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Celebrate love amidst natural splendor at Gather In Maui's Wedding Knoll. Nestled by the restaurant, this ocean-facing haven is adorned with vibrant bougainvillea, swaying palms, and breathtaking vistas. An ideal canvas for weddings, it accommodates both intimate and grand ceremonies.

Wedding Guests Toasting at Lower Lawn Gather In Maui


Immerse yourself in the allure of Gather In Maui's Lower Lawn – a premier site with panoramic Pacific Ocean vistas and mesmerizing Wailea sunsets. This exclusive venue seamlessly blends scenic grandeur, sophistication, and pure delight.

Bride and groom first dance at Gather In Maui Restaurant

Restaurant Buy-Out

Experience unrivaled exclusivity and freedom with Gather In Maui's restaurant buy-out option. Enjoy complete access to the Main Dining Room, Lower Lawn, Lower Pond, Bar area, and Lanai. This all-encompassing package crafts an exceptional and premium event, tailored to your preferences, ensuring a distinctive and top-tier experience for you and your esteemed guests.

#4 - Wailea Beach Resort: A Tranquil Haven

Located in the southern portion of Maui. At the Wailea Beach Resort, discover an oasis of serenity for couples seeking a beachfront wedding. Envision exchanging vows accompanied by gentle waves and the embrace of golden sands. This venue guarantees an unforgettable and tranquil experience, where the beauty of your love story meets the tranquility of the shoreline.

Visit the Wailea Beach Resort Website.

Bride and groom standing at oceans edge wailea beach resort
Humble Market Kitchen Providing Food for Wedding

Humble Market Kitchen

Immerse your wedding in culinary delight with Humble Market Kitchen at Wailea Beach Resort. Their modern family-style buffet elevates celebrations, infusing diverse flavors into every dish. From farm-fresh ingredients to skillful presentation, experience a feast that reflects both innovation and tradition, ensuring your special day is a gastronomic journey to remember.

Couple kissing in fron tof sunset at Wailea Beach Resort

Ocean Backdrops

Elevate your bridal portraits at Wailea Beach Resort by embracing its stunning ocean backdrops. Capture your timeless beauty against the mesmerizing shores, crafting bridal portraits that blend elegance and the allure of Maui's coastline, ensuring memories as captivating as the setting itself.

The makai ballroom from Wailea Beach Resort

Makai Ballroom

Plan your open-air celebration at the Makai Ballroom, one of Maui's newest event venues. With its sweeping ocean vistas, this ballroom offers a spectacular setting for your wedding reception, combining panoramic views with an elegant atmosphere.

#5 - Sugar Beach Events: Simple and Serene

Located in the southern portion of Maui. Embrace the elegance of simplicity at Sugar Beach Events, where the pristine shoreline and captivating sunsets set the stage for an intimate wedding. With offerings like a luxurious bridal suite and a dedicated area for the groom's preparations, this private venue ensures every detail is tended to, making your special day a truly serene and memorable experience.

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Bride and groom standing at alter with sunset backdrop
Cermeony setup of a wedding at the Sugar Beach Events Venue


Unveil your love story against the backdrop of Sugar Beach Events' private oceanfront space. Ideal for weddings, this enchanting venue blends natural beauty with intimacy, creating an unforgettable setting where waves serenade your vows and golden sands frame your celebration.

Bride getting ready in bridal suite at Sugar Beach Events


Indulge in luxury at the Sugar Beach Events Maui bridal suite. A spacious haven not just for the bride, but also her bridesmaids, featuring ample room, two large mirrors, and comfortable lounging chairs. This elegant retreat ensures you and your bridal party are pampered while preparing for your special day.

Bride and groom cutting cake at Sugar Beach Events


Enter the grandeur of Sugar Beach Events' open reception area, embraced by expansive glass doors that frame stunning views. A canvas of possibilities for your celebration, its spaciousness and versatile layout promise an unforgettable reception. Whether an intimate gathering or grand affair, this area brings your vision to life.

#6 - Keawala'i Congregational Church: Cultural Heritage

Located in the southern portion of Maui. Immersed in Maui's cultural legacy, Keawala'i Church is a testament to its essence. Steeped in history, this iconic venue embodies strength and endurance, offering couples a profound traditional Hawaiian wedding experience that resonates with the island's soul.

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A wedding taking place at Keawala'i Church in Wailea
Guests seated at Keawala'i Church in Wailea


Keawala'i Church, enveloped in historical Hawaiian significance, offers a sacred space for weddings. Echoes of the past infuse every corner, making your special day a tribute to the island's rich heritage. Embrace the timeless aura and celebrate amidst the whispers of Hawaiian history.

All Wedding guests celebrating a wedding at Keawala'i Church

INVITe everyone

The expansive grounds of Keawala'i Church welcome your entire wedding party and guests. With ample space for all, it ensures a comfortable and inclusive environment. Celebrate your special day surrounded by loved ones in the heart of historical Hawaiian significance.

Bride and groom forehead to foreahead in Wailea

surrounded by beauty

Capture cherished moments amidst Keawala'i Church's captivating surroundings. Discover picturesque spots for bride and groom portraits, where historical charm intertwines with natural beauty. Your love story finds its perfect frames within the church's enchanting grounds, creating timeless memories against a backdrop of Hawaiian heritage.

#7 - South Maui Gardens: Intimate Enchantment

Located in the southern portion of Maui. For engaged couples seeking an intimate wedding, South Maui Gardens beckons as an enchanting oasis. Amidst tropical flora and serene ambiance, it radiates exclusivity and natural beauty, providing a perfect canvas to harmonize with your unique love story.

Visit the South Maui Gardens Website.

Kitoko wedding food at South maui Gardens

Local food vendors

Indulge in culinary diversity at South Maui Gardens, where a variety of food truck options await. Elevate your wedding experience with flavors from Kitoko Maui and more, promising a delightful feast. From gourmet to comfort, these choices ensure your celebration is a delectable journey as unique as your love.

Bride and groom kissing with lush backdrop at South maui Gardens

lush backdrops

South Maui Garden offers lush, captivating garden backdrops, creating picturesque wedding photos. Amidst vibrant flora, your love story unfolds in frames of natural beauty, preserving moments that reflect the enchantment of your special day.

Intimate wedding reception at the South Maui Gardens

intimate reception area

Embrace the perfect reception setting at South Maui Gardens—a designated area crafted to elevate wedding celebrations. With its tailored charm and functional elegance, this space ensures seamless festivities, allowing your love story to shine amidst an ambiance curated for joyful memories.

#8 - King Kamehameha Gold Course: Majestic Views

Located in the central portion of Maui. Experience the allure of King Kamehameha Golf Course for your wedding. Its panoramic ocean views and lush greens remain captivating. This venue masterfully intertwines nature's beauty with refined elegance, sculpting a distinctive and unforgettable setting for your special day.

Visit the King Kamehameha Golf Course Website.

Bride lounging in King Kamehameha Golf Course ballroom

stunning architecture

Indulge in timeless elegance at the King Kamehameha Golf Course on Maui. With architectural roots dating back to 1949, this venue was envisioned as "Crownfield" by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright. Today, its design seamlessly marries his vision with the island's beauty, creating a stunning backdrop for your special day.


Elevate your vows on the Kahalawai Terrace—a cherished outdoor ceremony site. With breathtaking panoramic views stretching as far as the eye can see, you'll feel on top of the world. The private setting, gazing upon Haleakala and both shores, creates a perfect, intimate backdrop for your union.

Wedding reception setup at King Kamehameha Golf Course ballroom

Waikapū Ballroom

Enter a realm of opulence and luxury at the Waikapu Ballroom—a venue that embodies grandeur. As you pass through double stained glass doors, you're transported into a world of elegance. With expansive golf course vistas, majestic Haleakala, and sweeping panoramas from Maui's North Shore to Ma'alaea Bay, this ballroom offers a backdrop of unrivaled beauty for your reception.

#9 - Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center

Located in the upcountry/Makawao area. Embrace the artful allure of Hui No Eau for your wedding. This oasis of creativity and resilience showcases historic buildings, galleries, and lush landscapes. Opting for Hui No Eau reflects your admiration for art, culture, and the island's enduring spirit, making your celebration a testament to Maui's beauty and inspiration.

Visit the Hui No‘eau Website.

Hui no eau ground prepared for Maui Wedding

historic charm

Let the Hui No Eau Visual Arts Center be the enchanting backdrop for your wedding. Its historic charm and artistic ambiance create a unique setting where your love story unfolds amidst the beauty of Maui's creative heritage.

Sunset Backdrops

As the sun sets, the Hui No Eau grounds transform into a canvas of enchanting backdrops for your photos. Let the beauty of Maui's landscapes and artistic heritage infuse your sunset moments with timeless romance, capturing the essence of your love in every frame.

Bride and groom dancing during reception at Hui No Eau


Elevate your wedding at Hui No Eau with a charming tent set up on its grounds. Amidst art and nature, create a personalized and intimate atmosphere that perfectly complements your celebration. A tented reception ensures your day is both elegant and tailored to your vision, making every moment memorable.

#10 - Maui Tropical Plantation: Nature's Bounty

Located in the central portion of Maui. Celebrate your wedding at Maui Tropical Plantation, a haven of lush gardens, coconut groves, and scenic vistas. This paradise is perfect for couples who cherish nature's embrace. A tribute to Maui's innate beauty and resilience, it offers an enchanting backdrop for your love story to flourish.

Visit the Maui Tropical Plantation Website.

The Gazebo

Reserve the enchanting Gazebo at Maui Tropical Plantation for your special day. Nestled amidst tropical splendor, it's a romantic haven where your love story unfolds. Say "I do" in a picturesque setting that captures the essence of Maui's natural beauty and creates timeless memories.

Bride hugging groom at Maui Tropical Plantation

Explore the Tropical Plantation

Immerse yourselves in the beauty of Maui Tropical Plantation's grounds for stunning bride and groom photos. Amid lush gardens and scenic landscapes, capture your love in every frame. These picturesque surroundings create the perfect backdrop to encapsulate your special moments and create cherished memories.

Sugar room at the Maui Tropical Plantation

SUgar room

Enhance your wedding reception at Maui Tropical Plantation with the intimate Sugar Room. This charming space offers a unique setting within the plantation's beauty. Create cherished memories as you and your guests enjoy a warm and inviting atmosphere, making your special day truly unforgettable.

Creating Memories, Lending a Hand

In the aftermath of the recent Maui wildfires, the west side may be temporarily unavailable, but the southern and central parts of the island are still open and available, offering enchanting wedding venues. My review of 10 magnificent venues showcases the enduring beauty of Maui and its unwavering spirit. By choosing one of these venues, you not only embark on your own love story but also provide support to local families and businesses striving to rebuild. In booking your dream wedding, you contribute to the island's recovery. As you plan your celebration, remember that your choice holds the power to make a difference. For those who want to extend a helping hand to families directly affected by the fires, a link is provided. Embrace the opportunity to create cherished memories while lending a helping hand to the beautiful Maui community.