About 7,000 couples tie the knot in Maui every year, making it one of the hottest destination wedding spots on earth. It’s not surprising that the most popular spot for a Maui destination wedding is right on the beach. If you are thinking about choosing Maui for your wedding, the following information might be helpful.
Obtaining a marriage license in Hawaii is quite easy, and our Maui wedding planners can assist you with this process. The legal age to marry in Hawaii is 18 and no blood test is required, nor is there a waiting period. If you are 19 or older, your driver’s license will suffice as proof of age. The marriage license fee is $65 and you can pay this online or in person. While you can take care of a lot of the paperwork ahead of time, you will need to appear before a marriage license agent once you get to Maui.
If you wish to be married on the beach, a beach permit is required, but the staff at Love Maui Weddings will handle this task for you. We simply will need to discuss on which beach you wish to hold the ceremony and at what time of day. There are many beautiful options, such as Kapalua Bay, Napili Bay, Keawakapu Beach or perhaps the secluded Makena Cove.
Chairs, arches, chuppahs and other decorative features are not allowed on the beach, so if you do wish to have these adornments and still enjoy an ocean view, there are many wonderful bluff-top locations to consider. Many private estates also are available for wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as several idyllic restaurants. Most of the island’s luxury resorts have locations for weddings and also can accommodate your reception. This can be a great option, because you and your guests can also stay at the resort and enjoy use of their private beaches, swimming pools and spa services.
There are also a few hidden gems to consider for your Maui Wedding. For instance, the Kula Botanical Garden is a lovely spot for a wedding. You can marry in a garden gazebo, on a lanai adjacent to a koi pond or perhaps on the lush green lawn surrounded by all the amazing flora of Maui. The Maui Tropical Plantation is another unique option to consider, and couples can marry in a gazebo overlooking a sparkling lagoon. There are also spots for indoor and outdoor receptions at this plantation.
These are just a few of the options to consider, and it all depends on what you want. The staff at Love Maui Weddings can make your wedding dreams come true. We offer an assortment of packages and also can create a custom wedding exactly the way you’ve always dreamed it would be.