Did you know that Lahaina actually was the capitol of the Kingdom of Hawaii prior to Honolulu? The name Lahaina translates to "cruel sun," in Hawaiian and was so named because there is so little rainfall in Lahaina in contrast with many other areas of Hawaii. Of course, this abundant sunshine is good news for couples planning Lahaina weddings.
Lahaina is a picture-perfect town filled with historic charm, and an ideal place for your nuptials. At Love Maui Weddings, we can plan any type of Lahaina wedding that you want. Your Lahaina wedding options include enjoying your nuptials right on the beach or perhaps you would prefer a ceremony is a historic chapel. There are also several resorts to consider for a larger, more lavish affair.
If you prefer the idea of enjoying a Lahaina wedding right on the beach, a few options to consider include Baby Beach and Ka'anapali Beach. Napili Beach and Kapalua are two other possibilities and both are north of the town of Lahaina.
You will need a permit to be married on the beach, and we can help secure this permit for you. Also, you aren't allowed to set up chairs directly on the beach and your guest list must be limited to no more than 20 people, and this includes not just the couple and friends and family, but also the minister and any other professionals at your ceremony. Still, Maui destination weddings tend to be small so this usually is not a problem.
If you do have a larger wedding party, it might be a good idea to marry on a bluff overlooking the ocean. There are resorts and restaurants that offer stunning views and can accommodate many guests for your Lahaina wedding. You also will be able to set up chairs, a canopy, music equipment and other gear, which might be prohibited at the beach. There are also beach parks that offer you more flexibility for your ceremony, but you are still just steps away from the beach where you can take plenty of wedding pictures.
We help couples plan Lahaina weddings as well as weddings throughout Maui. There are many fantastic wedding venues to consider. Whether you crave a ceremony right on the beach, you wish to marry in a quaint chapel or you wish to share your vows on a bluff with endless ocean views, we can make it happen for you.