3 Reasons Maui Weddings Should Include a Chuppah Rental or Arch

3 Reasons Maui Weddings Should Include a Chuppah Rental or Arch

A Maui wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House with a wedding chuppah.Imagine getting married in Maui: As the sun begins to set into the blue ocean with majestic views of neighbor islands, you pause reflecting how easy planning a Maui wedding was. Palms sway gently in a gentle breeze lightly scented by the sweet fragrance of fresh tropical flowers. While the ukulele player performs the Hawaiian wedding song the wedding guests are relaxed by the amazing views. Coupled with intoxicating tropical scents of Plumeria fused with Tuberose flowers, you lovingly gaze into each other’s eyes anticipating the exchange of the vows. As is custom in many traditional island weddings, the Hawaiian wedding officiate blows the conk announcing the wedding ceremony is underway. The tuberose lei sways tranquilly overhead from the chuppah you are standing under for the wedding ceremony. The wedding party accompanies you just outside the chuppah and you about to get married in Maui! As described, a wedding chuppah is an elegant component of the wedding ceremony. Keep reading for a few more wedding planning tips.

Ideas for using a Maui Chuppa Rental

Or, for a simpler wedding some prefer to hang fresh Fresh flower lei hanging on the wedding chuppah at the Olowalu Plantation House in West Maui.flower lei over the wedding chuppah and then use the lei for the Hawaiian wedding lei exchange. Whether you decide on an elegant formal style or choose a casual wedding on Maui, one of the easiest ways to customize an island wedding is by renting a wedding chuppah or arch. Not only are wedding chuppah beautiful and easy to decorate, a wedding chuppah is one of the best ways to create an affordable Maui wedding package. Quickly Scan 3 of the best reasons to include a Maui chuppah rental in your wedding budget:

  1. Affordable Wedding Decoration – Since most Maui weddings are outdoors, a bit of creative artistry is necessary to create intimate spaces for the various phases of a wedding. There are few better ways to create a wedding ceremony space than with a natural wedding chuppah adorned with fresh tropical flowers or linens matched to your wedding style and color. From formal to casual, a Chuppah adds a little tropical stylistic flair while serving the functional purpose of providing shade to keep direct sun off the couple getting married as they exchange their matrimonial vows under the watchful eye of a Hawaiian wedding officiate with their friends and honored wedding guests looking on. The tall vertical sections are ideal for adorning the arbor with the large tropical flowers of Hawaii. Pink and red torch ginger mixed with green Ti or tall blooming Heliconia artfully scattered among mixed palm leaves provide spectacular naturalA Maui wedding reception table setting at the Olowalu Plantion House. tropical floral additions for the vertical sections of a beautiful wedding chuppah. In addition to flower lei, some prefer to use colorful linen, shells or other decorations for the horizontal sections. Our advice is to request the professional florist to match flowers for the chuppah to the flowers used on wedding reception table centerpieces and other wedding flower arrangements. The flowers used on the Chuppah presented were arranged by Maui florist Terrie Fukushima of www.floristonmaui.com
  2. Customize to Match Natural Décor for Outdoor Beach Weddings on Maui – A wedding chuppah easily fits with any wedding theme and blends with the natural beauty of Maui. Whether you select a natural wood chuppahA wedding chuppah at the Olowalu private estate in West Maui. for your wedding or choose a bamboo chuppa matching some of the popular chiavari chair rentals and utensils, you’ll be able to use fresh tropical flowers to customize the chuppah. Some brides prefer linens matching their wedding reception table clothes, napkins and runners while others use flowers or a mix of both. Either way, a wedding chuppah is easily customized with minimal expenses.
  3. Easy Setup Reduces Wedding Equipment Delivery Costs – A wedding chuppa is one of the most affordable wedding rental options a couple getting married on Maui could utilize. Our natural wood chuppa Fresh tuberose lei hang from the wedding chuppa for an Olowalu plantation house wedding on Maui.is available to rent for weddings at and may be customized with flowers. Begin planning an affordable Maui wedding package and customize the options you want. We’ll help you as much or as little as you prefer with the goal of staying within your wedding budget. From complete full service catered wedding receptions with everything provided for a complete wedding to a wedding with ala cart catering for do it yourself weddings, nearly anything is possible. We’ll work with you to create a wedding within your budget while providing thoughtful alternatives when necessary for the budget. Do it yourself wedding planners enjoy the benefit of our recommendations and the introductions provided along with the flexibility to arrange their own wedding location or independently select professional wedding service providers while opting to utilize us for wedding catering. We can even accept shipment of your wedding decorations and store them for you until your arrival for your wedding on Maui. Use Amazon free shipping to our address for ease of use and lower cost than acquiring all of your wedding decorations here on Maui or using Etsy with shipping fees.An elegant Maui chuppah rental for a wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House.

Though we love wedding chuppahs and believe any couple planning on getting married in Maui would be making a smart choice to include a chuppah rental in their wedding budget, keep in mind Maui beach weddings will not be able to place a wedding chuppah on a beach directly. The county regulates all Maui beach weddings requiring any wedding held on Maui beaches to agree to not use fixtures, chairs or arches while also limiting the number of guests and amount of time for the wedding ceremony as part of the beach wedding permit. Instead of a toes in the sand wedding, we recommend getting married a wedding location immediately adjacent to a beach. Or, arrange to get married on Maui at a private wedding estate with a sand beach for the wedding ceremony. The Outrigger El Dorado cabana is an excellent choice for a Maui beach wedding location in Kaanapali with a ceremony site immediately adjacent to the beach just north of Kaanapali Black Rock. You won’t find a wedding reception location on Maui closer than the Eldorado cabana! The white house private estate is an excellent choice for a wedding in Lahaina with an oceanfront wedding site and plenty of room to accommodate wedding receptions up to 50 guests. Accommodations for wedding guests is available or when available arrangements to use the Lahaina estate for a wedding day rental or other private catered events may be made. For large weddings, you won’t find a more Hawaiian wedding location than the Olowalu Plantation House in West Maui and just a few miles south of Lahaina. The images above are from a wedding at the location shot by MeewMeew Studios wedding photography and included a natural wedding chuppah with fresh flower lei and tropical flowers.

Are you ready to begin planning a wedding in Maui? Or, wondering about the costs of geting married in Maui? Use our no obligation wedding questionnaire and we’ll guide your through a few short questions about your wedding dreams. Then, we’ll reply with an estimate of wedding costs or share helpful advice with suggestions. Find out what it costs to get married on Maui:


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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