After the engagement and deciding on a destination wedding, most couples begin thinking about their specific beach wedding plans. And why not! Maui beach weddings are simply beautiful and take advantage of the natural island scenery. With everyone dreaming of an amazing sunset gently slipping into the ocean as the backdrop for their Hawaii wedding, no wonder Maui continues to be one of the top destination wedding locations in the world and among the best Hawaii wedding picks! So, how do you go about planning a beach wedding in Maui? Get started with the following 4 tips and suggestions for a nearly effortless beach wedding in paradise:
- What do we need to do to get married at a beach on Maui?
All Maui beach weddings require a county beach wedding permit. Fortunately, the beach wedding permit process is painless and most Maui wedding professionals will obtain the wedding permit on behalf of the couple getting married on Maui. Here are a few of the rules:
- No more than 20 people are allowed to be on the beach for a Maui beach wedding. The limit needs to include the couple getting married, wedding guests, the wedding officiate and wedding photographers.
- Maui beach weddings must abide by the time limit imposed for the amount of time using the beach for the wedding.
- A Maui beach wedding permit does not imply privacy or exclusive use of the beach. Your wedding will be sharing the beach with other beach users.
Its easy to get a beach wedding permit! Your wedding planner or other wedding professional will more than likely obtain your Maui beach wedding permit for you. If you are planning the wedding, DIY Maui wedding planners may access the forms on the county website to apply for and obtain beach wedding permits. Youll need a State of Hawaii Marriage License Application (in PDF) or use the Hawaii Electronic Marriage and Civil Union Registration System. Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions about Hawaii Marriage License Permit and read our earlier article outlining the steps to get married in Hawaii for a few more details.
Unfortunately, beach weddings are not permitted on the main Kaanapali beach between Black Rock on the North and the Hyatt on the Southern end of Kaanapali Resort. However, there are many beach wedding locations north of the Kaanapali beach main resort area! One of our favorites wedding locations within walking distance from most of the main Kaanapali resort hotels is the Outrigger Eldorado Hotel with a private beach cabana for weddings and the wedding reception.
There are several ways to avoid the need for a beach wedding permit, not restrict the wedding ceremony time or number of guests and still celebrate your marriage with a beautiful beach wedding! The easiest way to avoid the permit process is to get married at an oceanfront private estate or at one of the many vacation condo rentals with an onsite wedding location. Need to find a private wedding estate or need more ideas? Ask the chef or take a look at our private estate wedding locations.
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Getting married on Maui is probably easier than you think. Hundreds of weddings on Maui are celebrated every year, giving you many experienced professional caterers and other wedding service professionals on Maui to select from. Let us know of any help you need or use the leave Maui wedding planning and catering questions in the comments section below. Ready to start making plans for a memorable wedding day in Hawaii? Dont know where to start? Begin by hitting the button below and well ask you a few easy to answer questions and then share ideas with a sample quote: