This is my last day of site tours of the top properties in West Maui. I started my day at the Westin Maui for a tour of their wedding areas. They have five (5) unique spaces where couples can get married.
Westin Waterfall, located in the lobby, there is a space behind the waterfall perfect for a wedding with 10 guests or less, as the site coordinator told me this is a great spot for vow renewals.
The next spot was Lokahi Point, this spot can hold up to 15 guests and it has great panoramic views of the Pacific oceans and the neighboring islands.
Next on the tour was the Hale Aloha Gazebo; this spot overlooks the ocean and the fabulous gardens of the Westin. This is perfect for the private ceremony that can seat up to 30 guests.
For those wanting to get married on the beach, unfortunately the county/state has permits for beach weddings and Ka’anapali Beach is the only large stretch of beach that you are not able to get married. This stretch runs from the Hyatt all the way up to the condo Papakea, this is about a 4 mile stretch of beach. But all the hotels on the beach has a great beach lawn where you can say your vows as close to the beach as possible and the Westin is no different. They have a great lawn that can hold up to 50 guests.
Their final area is great for weddings or conferences. It is the Aloha Pavilion, it is a great covered patio with a indoor lounge area.
They also have a great private dining room in their restaurant that can be used for reception as well as a number of ballrooms.
The final stop on the tour is the elegant Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, this property is the last of the big resorts on the west end, the property is full views of the island Molokai and some great beaches nearby.
The Ritz-Carlton also has five (5) outdoor spaces that can be used for ceremony and some great indoor/outdoor spaces for receptions.
First is the Honolua Chapel this renovated 1920 plantation style church has beautiful stain glass windows and great views of the ocean, the church can hold up to 56 guests. Next to the chapel is the Gazebo, can hold up to 100 guests with sweeping views of the Pacific and Molokai.
Napili Lawn can seat up to 200 guests and overlooks the cliffs of Kapalua and Honolua Bay.
The closest spot to the beach is the Beach House Lawn can host up to 500 guests and is situated next to the DT Fleming Beach. This can also hold a reception, so it can be a ceremony site and used for a dinner reception.
The two reception areas are the Anuenue Room and the Plantation Ballroom, both a completely different styles and views. The Anuenue is dark woods with original artwork from Maui artists with the lanai views of the chapel and the Pacific. The Plantation Ballroom can be split into 3 spaces and its lanai overlooks Honolua Bay and the West Maui Mountains.
I hope you have enjoyed the six venues that I showcased. I will be back on Maui in a week for my own vacation, but will go out again and do a couple of site visits at venues in Wailea, Makena and my favorite place on this island.