Hawaii Small Wedding Venues

Hawaii, with its enchanting beauty and romantic landscapes, is a dream destination for couples looking to elope. Among the best places to elope in Hawaii, Pine Trees Beach offers a picturesque setting with its unique blend of black rock, sand, and trees. For a touch of adventure, Captain Cook Bay lets you enjoy a ceremony on a charming inlet with the option of sea kayaking. If you’re contemplating where to elope in Hawaii, the diversity and beauty of these locations are sure to make your decision an exciting one.

For those seeking a secluded and intimate elopement, Kiholo Bay, known for its sea turtle audience, and a tranquil beach north of Kona provide serene atmospheres. Makena Cove, or “Secret” beach, is an idyllic spot in Maui, brimming with natural charm, while Palauea (White Rock Beach) is perfect for lovers of hidden nooks and giant sea turtles. Paipu Beach is celebrated for its breathtaking sunsets.

In addition to these enchanting locations, Hawaii is also home to numerous small wedding venues, ideal for those seeking a more intimate, personalized experience. These Hawaii small wedding venues offer a blend of privacy and beauty, ensuring that your special day is as unique as your love story. From hidden gems tucked away in lush landscapes to serene beaches offering breathtaking views, these venues cater to every couple’s dream of a perfect small wedding.

Ironwoods offers a diverse landscape of beach and greenery. For a non-beach venue, the Kula Botanical Garden in Maui provides a magical essence. A truly private beach experience awaits on Oahu’s west side, offering seclusion. Waimanalo Beach, known for its pristine turquoise waters and soft white sands, and Waialae Beach on Oahu’s south shore, are popular for their beauty. Hale’iwa Beach is ideal for experiencing sunsets, sea turtles, and green waters. Papa’iloa Beach, the “LOST” TV show filming location, offers a unique backdrop, and Baldwin Beach is known for its smooth sand and easy swimming. Each of these locations not only stands out as a top choice for eloping but also doubles as perfect Hawaii small wedding venues, offering an intimate and unforgettable experience for your special day.

Each of these Hawaii elopement venues and locations offers a unique and unforgettable setting for your special day, making the islands a perfect choice to elope in Hawaii.

All Hawaii Small Wedding Venues

Pine Trees Beach

If you’re looking for a beach that has a mix of black rock, sand and trees, Pine Trees beach is the spot for you. Finding an intimate nook is not difficult at this spot and the view is stunning. Beach permit is required.

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Captain Cook Bay

How romantic does this sound: have your ceremony on the little inlet of Captain Cook Bay, rent a sea kayak, get caught in a pod of dolphins (which of course you’ll have to hop out of the kayak to swim with), visit the Captain Cook statue, and end your big day with a local mango so fresh the juices run down your chin. This is the daily reality of Captain Cook Bay. Stunning location for the adventurous couple.

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If you prefer sea turtles as an audience rather than people on-lookers, we recommend Kiholo Bay. A bit of a trek to get there, but definitely worth it for the wildlife and pristine blue waters backed by black sands. If you don’t mind a little bit of adventure, Kiholo Bay, just right outside of Kona, is a great spot to exchange your vows. Travel fees may apply.

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North of Kona, this stretch of beach is a great spot for an intimate elopement. You won’t be bothered by onslaughts of tourists and the snorkeling is unbeatable. Exchange your vows then throw on your suits and snorkels!

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Makena Cove

If you’re seeking a location that screams ‘Maui’ it’s Makena Cove. Also known as “Secret” cave or beach, that sweet little spot is tickled with lava rock and surrounded by gorgeous teal waters. Generally, doesn’t get too crowded and definitely not a great spot for a large ceremony. Just perfect for your small and intimate elopement. Will require a beach permit.

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Palauea (a.k.a. White Rock)

Palauea – White Rock – is one of the loveliest beaches on all of Maui. If hidden nooks and giant sea turtles are your vibe, we highly recommend this beach for your quiet elopement. The water is calm and clear, which makes for great swimming/snorkeling after you exchange your vows! Parking is on the side of road and there are no bathrooms here, so be warned! This spot does require a beach permit.

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Paipu Beach

On the South side of Maui, this beach is known for its sunsets! We’re sure you’ve heard of the epic sunsets in Hawai’i and Paipu is no stranger to them. Though this beach can get a bit public, it’s still full of stunning views, hikes and swimming. This soft-sanded beach is a great spot to say ‘I do’. No matter the size of your guest list, this beach will require a beach permit.

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Located on the northern-west side of the island, Ironwoods is a diverse landscape of beach and greenery. A boardwalk aligns with the beach, making for a relaxing and stunning setting. We love our intimate ceremonies at Ironwoods! Travel fees do apply.

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Kula Botanical Garden

If you’re not a beach lover but still want the magical essence of Maui for your ceremony we highly recommend Kula Botanical Garden. This stunning garden is full of greenery and tropical flowers and is a great choice for your small ceremony. Entrance fees to apply.

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Yokohama Beach Park

If you’re looking for the true private beach experience on Oahu, this is the spot for you! Rarely do tourists head to the west side of the island, despite its incredible beaches and lush greenery! While it’s about an hour drive from Waikiki, it’s surely worth it for the privacy. Beach permit required.

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Waimanalo Beach

Waimanalo is located in southeastern Oahu and commonly known as cowboy (Paniolo) countryside. The pristine turquoise waters with soft white sand is everything you dream when you think ‘Hawai’i’. It’s a good half-hour trek from Honolulu. Beach permit required.

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Waialae Beach

Situated on Oahu’s south shore, Waialae Beach neighbors Kahala Hotel & Resort. This beach can get busy on the weekends cause it’s so dang lovely! Bordered by a stream and full of incredible reef, this is a great destination for surfing, picnicking or eloping! Beach permit required.

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Hale’iwa Beach

Sunsets, sea turtles and green waters? That’s the Hawaiian experience you’ve come for, right? Hale’iwa is a great beach for spotting turtles and the green waters don’t get much more lovely than this. Swimming isn’t great here due to shallow reefs, but the views (and sunsets) are spectacular! Beach permit needed.

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Papa’iloa Beach

Big LOST fan? This is the spot for you because this is the beach where the hit TV show was filmed. This stunning beach is a great spot for your (semi) private elopement and is about as picturesque as it comes! Not always great for swimming, but you can’t beat the views! Beach permit is required.

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Baldwin Beach

While Baldwin Beach is known for it’s smooth beach and easy swimming, it’s hands down one of the most fun locations on Maui for an elopement. With greenery in the backdrop and smooth white sand beneath your toes (or fancy shoes), we love Baldwin Beach for beachy ceremonies.

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