3 Maui Catered Events for an Olowalu Plantation House Wedding

3 Maui Catered Events for an Olowalu Plantation House Wedding

A wedding reception table setting at the Olowalu Plantation House on MauiIt’s always fun to cater a Maui wedding reception and even more exciting when we get to cater the welcome guest dinner as well as a day after wedding brunch. Catering three separate events over three days provides plenty of opportunity for the couple getting married and their wedding guests to get to know the chef and catering staff. Over three days in early June, we provided 3 separate catered events including an elegant wedding for a delightful couple from LA who decided they would be getting married on Maui a year earlier. Keep reading for details of these Maui catered events, including the menu for the rehearsal dinner; the wedding reception menu and the day after wedding brunch.

While we’re awaiting the wedding photographer for wedding photos you may view a few images of this Olowalu Plantation House wedding setup below and in our recent article about renting a chuppah on Maui. Both the bride and groom to be were immersed in their wedding A wedding table setting for the reception at the Olowalu Plantation House in West Maui.planing throughout the year we worked with them. While some of the 75 guests were from the Los Angeles area, others wedding attendees traveled from Hong Kong to celebrate this beautiful wedding on Maui. The Olowalu Plantation House served as the wedding venue in West Maui while the rehearsal dinner and day after wedding brunch were held at a private estate vacation rental in Laniupoko, only a few minutes driving time to nearby Olowalu. Everyone had lots of fun and I personally enjoyed working with this wedding couple very much. When you cater 3 events over 3 days, you really get to develop a personal rapport with most attendees and get to know the couple getting married.A unique seating chart for the wedding reception at Olowalu on Maui.

Affordable Weddings on Maui

A Maui wedding at the Olowalu Plantation with a driftwood arch.Though we served as the local wedding coordinator on Maui, the bride and groom added many of their own personal touches and worked diligently selecting their preferred local wedding service providers. The couple added many wedding decorations of their own and did a bit of the legwork themselves, including purchasing their own alcohol for the catered events. Accordingly, the couple’s involvement and do it yourself wedding planning efforts not only saved them the fees of a dedicated full service wedding coordinator, their efforts allowed the bride and groom to get the most out of their wedding budget to include a delicious catered wedding rehearsal dinner and a day after wedding brunch. The reception featured several live wedding food stations (some call these chef action stations) with live cooking, giving us even more opportunity to interact with wedding attendees. Check out the catering menus below for all the details and then find out how to plan an affordable wedding on Maui or request a no obligation estimate for your own destination wedding.

The Catered Rehearsal Dinner Menu Served Friday Evening for 20 Guests:


Tapas & Pupus
Antipasto Display
Cured Meats and Marinated Cheese
Crispy Calamari with Saffron Aioli
Flat Bread Quesadillas with Roasted Prawns & Salsa

Chicken Marsala with Wild Mushrooms
Grilled Fish with Olives, Basil and Pine Nuts
To Order Station serving Whole Romano Wheel
Summer Risotto with Edamame and Citrus
Asparagus & Beans Saute

Tropical Fresh Fruits
Mango Amaretto Cheese Cakemaui-wedding-rehearsal-dinner-1565_175950

The Wedding Reception Menu from Saturday for 75 Guests at Olowolu:

Chef CJs International Cheese Display at an Olowalu Plantation House wedding reception.Pupus By Ocean Lawn 4:30 pm
Thai Chicken Satays / Vegetables with Humus
International Grand Cheese Display
Coconut Prawns with Mango Chili Sauce

Dinner at 5:30 pm
Kula Greens with Crispy Vegetables and Miso
Home Made Focaccia Bread and Cheese Spread
Each Table (9 tables) POKE BOWL

Live Carving Wedding Food Stations
Volcanic Ribeye with Maui Onion Chutney
Hawaiian Mahi Mahi with Tropical Salsa
Kalua Pork & Our Famous Mango Ribs
Pineapple Fried Rice
Wok Fresh Vegetables

Tropical Fresh Fruits and Our Famous Hana Bars
Coffee and Tea

Ululani Shaved Ice

The Catered Day After Wedding Brunch Menu Served Sunday Morning for 40 Guests:

Chef CJs Maui homemade cinnamon rolls2 Kinds of Juice
Regular Coffee & Decaffeinated Coffee
Mimosa (utilizing leftover Champagne from wedding)
Maui Chef CJ’s famous Bloody Mix and Garnish for Bloody Mary Brunch Cocktails

Chef CJ’s Mango Coffee Cake
Cinnamon Rolls & Real Danish
Tropical Fresh Fruits
image of a wedding brunch on MauiToasted Bagel with Herbed Cream Cheese and Morning Fresh Olowalu Tomatoes

Country Egg Frittata with Crispy Bacon
Smoked Salmon
New Potatoes
Spring Onions Scramble
Egg Wraps with homemade Chorizo with Avocado and Chef CJ’s Homemade Salsa
Molokai Sweet Bread Toast with Macadamia Nut Butter and Lilikoi Syrup

Bagels and Olowalu tomato ready for salmon and lox for a day after wedding brunch.Now that you’ve read about this couple’s beautiful wedding on Maui and learned more about how they saved money on their destination wedding in Hawaii, are you ready to find out how much a wedding on Maui costs? You are likely to be surprised to find a Maui wedding is often less expensive than a mainland wedding and probably costs less than you thought it would to get married in Hawaii. Use our short wedding planning questionnaire and we’ll guide you through a few short questions about your Maui wedding vision. Afterwards, we’ll supply a no obligation complementary estimate of catering costs for a wedding on Maui. We always include ideas and suggestions for saving money with hopes of planning the most affordable Maui wedding within your budget.


The following professional wedding service providers on Maui were utilized:


  • Pastor Laki was the wedding officiate
  • Tunes were provided by Maui DJ Services
  • Wedding photography by Andrew Satanapong
  • Wedding Videography by Isle Media
  • Wedding Cake supplied by Maui Wedding Cakes
  • Wedding Arch Flowers by Florist Terrie Fukishima
  • Some of the images appearing here were provided by MeewMeew Studios
  • Maui Chef CJ coordinated the wedding planning along with the bride and groom.

Please use the comments section below if you have questions about getting married on Maui or about the above catered wedding events.

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CJ’s Kaanapali Diner Review

My daughter and I visited Maui a couple of weeks ago and came to your restaurant 3 times. I just wanted to thank you for your willingness to meet our gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free requirements. We loved being able to eat out safely and wish we had a CJ’s at home! I just wrote you a stellar review on Trip Advisor. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer!

Kelley MacCabe
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Review

Wonderful for a Sunday Brunch since you can order breakfast until 11:00am! Had a ‘custom’ 3 ingredient omelette (I chose mushrooms, feta and spinach) with nicely crunchy on the outside and soft inside home potatoes, yummy. Hubby had the pancakes with fresh fruit! These are light fluffy slightly sweet batter pancakes, not those heavy bland ones (OK I admit it, I had to have a few bites of his breakfast…) Service was fast and friendly :0). The menu is EXTENSIVE, we live here and love it!

Kathy, Lahaina, Maui
CJ’s Deli and Diner Maui Restaurant Review

Fact: CJ’s Maui onion soup will melt your face off it’s so good. Best I’ve ever had. It gets 20 stars.
Alas, it’s not on the menu every day… But when my fiancee and I went this past summer and were lucky to meet Chef CJ in person and mentioned that we had been thinking about the onion soup since the last time we visited two years earlier, he was kind enough to put it on the next day’s menu. We went back the following day and ordered it, and it was amazing, just as we had remembered. Another fact: the onion soup at CJ’s is better than the onion soup at Mama’s Fish House (and at like 1/4th of the price). Really. It’s that good. Part of me wants to reverse engineer CJ’s onion soup recipe, quit my job, and make millions selling onion soup to the mainland masses! (or: CJ, wanna make a deal?)
I think that the loco moco gravy is made from the same goodness. So that’s great too. The potato salad is tasty as well.
The to-go lunch plate is respectable.

Jonny S, San Diego, CA
Maui Chef CJ Prepares Mushroom Soup for Kaanapali Restaurant Guest

On a previous visit to Maui, I had the most delicious mushroom soup at CJ’s Deli and Diner in Kaanapali. When I arrived in Maui this week, I emailed the restaurant and asked what day they might have the soup. The owner and chef, Christian Jorgensen (CJ), promptly replied even though he was on vacation in Vegas. He gave me a number to call to check on the soup of the day. Then when he returned to Maui on Friday, he emailed me to let me know he would have the soup for me on Saturday. When I got there, he was so friendly and the soup was even more scrumptious than I had remembered. I really appreciated how valued he made me feel as a customer.

Linda D.
CJs Maui Restaurant Customer

Good Morning, My wife and I spent last week in Maui. Your early bird special was the best. After we found you, we ate breakfast there every morning. You had two regular coffees that we just loved.

James T Wilson Jr
Maui Restaurant Customer

The best burger I ever had! Great Service! Fantastic Food!! Simply Awesome.

Pat Janostin, Champlin MN
Kaanapali Restaurant Customer Comment

Thanks for all the Good Food. Best we have ad since we hit the island 5 days ago!

Jeff and Myra V., Ontario, Ohio

CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comments on CJ’s Private Luau in her Blog

Aloha, Just wanted to let you know that this post was up last Friday and it will be included (linked) with all of our Hawaii properties. Thank you both for excellent service. You made our trip to Maui very memorable! Feel free to comment on the post. It’s always good to have additional information and your input.


Nancy Solomon, Travel Writer
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

Aloha, We were in to see you many times during our stay last month in Ka’anapali, couple of things for you:
Need to order some more of your CJ’s roasted Kona Coffee. I see it’s not yet on your website, only the Maui Coffee Co. stuff. We ran out last weekend and are having withdrawls, please help!! Need 2 bags urgently!!
Secondly, your claim about having the best corned beef hash on the island. I think you’ve understated this because it’s the best I’ve had any where in the world! And that covers a lot of ground as I’ve been to every continent multiple times. Just the best anywhere, period!! Don’t suppose you would have that for delivery to Indiana would you? Maybe by the pound(s)?
Great people and even better food, Mahalo CJ’s. Seriously though, please let me know about that coffee. How do we get some ordered and shipped to Indiana?

Bill Clark, Valparaiso, In.
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

​CJ’s Deli & Diner Rocks! Been here several times while visiting Maui – each time we tried different meals and each time we LOVED the food, service and atmosphere. Only suggestion would be to provide regular dinner napkins along with this paper type – because we’re messy!

Aloha and Mahalo from Detroit