3 Tips for Planning Affordable Maui Hawaii Weddings

3 Tips for Planning Affordable Maui Hawaii Weddings

maui sunset wedding venue MallardRylee0784Many brides think getting married in Hawaii will be very expensive. Though we plan lavish Maui weddings and events matching the most extravagant tastes, we equally enjoy helping brides and grooms on a budget wishing to fulfill their dreams of a wedding in paradise, getting married in Hawaii. To help you plan your Maui wedding and save money or have an affordable Maui wedding, we’d like to share the following money saving tips:

  1. Plan your wedding during the off peak travel periods for Maui. The peak seasons on Maui are often considerably higher priced for accommodations, air travel, car rental and generally everything. During peak periods, you will have less opportunity to negotiate due to higher demand for services. Maui’s off peak times(when the island hosts fewer visitors) is usually May and June, late Sept to mid Novermber, and a short window from early December up to the Christmas holidays period.
  2. Utilize the same venue for multiple wedding events. By using the same venue for the wedding rehearsal dinner, the wedding ceremony and wedding reception, Maui wedding cupcakes in front of oceanfront wedding venue on Maui northcoast.the same fixtures can be utilized multiple times. This typically results in sometimes significant savings vs. multiple separate equipment rentals due to less delivery, setup and tear down fees. Some Maui accommodations permit weddings on site when wedding party and/or guests are staying, saving on separate wedding site fee while eliminating the hassle of finding a Maui wedding venue and then transporting your guests back and forth. There are no large wedding halls on Maui and public Hawaii wedding venues are somewhat limited. Public beaches require a permit and only the wedding ceremony may be conducted on public beaches. Many choose to utilize a private Maui wedding venue or use the grounds at their accommodations. If staying at the same venue, either hotel/resort or a luxury private estate, the overall experience can be more intimate when all of the guests are staying together. Of our favorite Maui wedding locations is the Outrigger El Dorado Cabana on Kaanapali beach.
  3. Purchase your own liquor and use our licensed bartenders. We provide information on where to purchase liquor on Maui at the lowest prices. Our Maui bartender services provide setups including ice, coolers, bar tables, table skirting, and more so your Maui wedding reception will have a complete bar. Use the money you’ll save by upgrading the bar with a custom ice sculpture.Maui ice sculpture dolphins for Maui wedding bartending Maybe a hand sculptured dolphin ice carving? Our licensed bartenders are versed in the latest and most popular drink cocktail concoctions as well as the traditional island favorites such as Maui Tai, Pina Coloda and Blue Hawaiian. Let us know the style of bar you’d like and we’ll do our best to provide the theme matching your style.

Ready to reserve your Maui wedding date? Need help planning the perfect Maui wedding or selecting the ideal wedding reception menu? Use our Maui Wedding Planning Questionaire to provide details about what would make your ideal wedding and we’ll do our best to save you money AND provide the tropical destination wedding you dream of. Have a quick question or something you’d like to say about your experience getting married on Maui? Please leave comments in below.

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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