4 Things to Consider When Choosing Maui Wedding Venue

4 Things to Consider When Choosing Maui Wedding Venue

A Maui wedding location at the West Maui Lahaina White House.You’ve decided to embark on an island destination wedding in Hawaii and chosen Maui as the wedding location. Now, you need to find a Maui wedding venue matching your vision and within your wedding budget. You probably have at least a few of the following questions running through your head:

  • Should I book a flight to explore and find the perfect wedding venue on Maui?
  • Could I book an oceanfront private estate with guest accommodations for wedding parties on Maui? Can all my guests stay onsite where we are getting married?
  • Do I need to stay at a resort to host a wedding on the resort grounds?
  • Are there private banquet halls on Maui for weddings and wedding receptions?
  • Should I get married in West Maui or in South Maui?

Getting married on Maui does not have to be difficult and planning a Maui wedding from afar has never been easier! Although Maui does not have an abundance of banquet halls for weddings similar to many mainland locations, fortunately there are many equally spectacular options for getting married on Maui! We’ve listed a few things to consider before selecting from among the many beautiful Maui wedding venues:

  1. Is the Maui wedding venue near where my guests and I are staying?
    Maui is relatively small but still large enough and spread out such that you’ll want to ensure your wedding location is near the wedding reception venue. Most couples want to avoid additional transportation expenses without asking guests to drive far from the wedding guest accommodations to the West Maui catering at a resort wedding venue on Kaanapali beach.ceremony or reception sites. Make is easy on yourself and your guests and stay near where you are getting married. West Maui, upcountry areas of Haiku, Paia and Makawao or South Maui each have unique attributes you’ll want to consider before making the final decision. Since we are located in Kaanapali, our favorite wedding locations are in West Maui. However, we cater anywhere on Maui! 
  2. Is the venue available for the day of the wedding?
    Since getting married on Maui is popular, many of the most highly sought after wedding venues book far in advance of the ceremony date. The most popular Maui wedding venues are often booked a year in advance or more. Because of this, we recommend selecting the wedding location before most other wedding planning tasks are accomplished and as one of the first things to do after deciding on a Hawaiian wedding. Selecting a Maui wedding venueThe Olowalu Plantation House is one of the most beautiful Maui wedding venues. before planning the rest of your wedding will save the most money and provide the most flexibility, too! Still not convinced you should choose the wedding location first? Learn why choosing a Maui wedding location should be one of the first steps of planning a wedding in Maui.
  3. Do we need to take a trip to Hawaii to find a wedding venue on Maui?
    Though it can be fun and exciting to be onsite, meet with wedding service professionals on Maui and visit the various wedding venues on Maui, we know most couples getting married on Maui won’t want to bear the extra expense or wont’ have the time before planning their Maui wedding. Luckily, the Internet makes it easier than ever to find a Maui wedding venue! Any reputable vacation rental with a wedding ceremony site or wedding location provider will have a website stocked with images and ideally video showing the venue features and highlighting the amenities available for weddings on Maui. Most Maui caterers and other wedding service provider websites include descriptions with images of wedding locations.A West Maui wedding location with ocean views.
  4. Are outside wedding service providers allowed?
    Most resort hotels on Maui and some private venues for weddings require couples getting married on property to utilize their own staff wedding service providers or to select from a few approved wedding vendors. For the greatest flexibility, ask your caterer or the chef preparing the wedding reception menu for wedding venue recommendations where they know their services are welcome. Some Maui chefs have arrangements and exclusive agreements with wedding venues or private estates. Be sure your favorite chef will be able to provide catering at the Maui wedding venue you want to utilize.

Whether your wedding vision includes a beachfront wedding on Maui or if you prefer an intimate ceremony with all of your family and friends staying in private suites on the grounds of a private estate with amenities suitable for a wedding ceremony followed by a lavish wedding reception with sit down dinner, you’ll find plenty of options for Maui wedding venues. From a simple Maui beach wedding ceremony with passed pupu (Hawaiian hors d ouvres) with a simply champagne toast celebration to a complete sunset dinner service with wait staff providing plated dinner service, no request is too big or too small. Our motto is one call does it all for Maui Catering! Looking for Maui beach wedding locations? Download our FREE Maui beach wedding locations ebook loaded with images from Maui beach wedding venues and wedding site descriptions:


Ready to begin making Maui wedding plans? It’s easy to plan a Maui wedding and we’ll help as much or as little as you’d like. From the simplest takeout catering options ideal for budget minded DIY wedding planners to full service catering options, it all begins when you request a no obligation quote complete with the catering menus and pricing for a wedding on Maui! Just hit the button below to get started. We’ll prompt for answers to a few questions to help you share your Maui wedding dream. Then, we’ll supply a detailed assessment with costs and plans to create the perfect Maui wedding for you:


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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