5 Questions Every Couple Getting Married on Maui Wants to Know

5 Questions Every Couple Getting Married on Maui Wants to Know

Is the thought of planning a destination wedding intimidating or seem like it will be a time consuming process finding a wedding venue, communicating with wedding professionals and customizing a menu for the wedding reception? These feelings are often exacerbated for couples who have never been to Maui or Hawaii. Fortunately, with modern communication, planning a Maui wedding has never been easier! To help, read on for answers to five frequestly asked questions about getting married on Maui:A catered wedding buffet table with turquoise tablecloth and blue glassware

  1. Can I Get Married on a Beach on Maui and What do I need to do? Yes! You can get married on a Maui beach. However, you may not want to unless you are planning a small wedding with less than 20 guests. If you decide to have a toes in the sand wedding you’ll need to abide by the County of Maui Beach Wedding permit rules and process. Unfortunately, the rules are rather restrictive considering beach weddings are only allowed to use the beach for a limted amount of time with a small number of attendees (including the wedding party and officiates) allowed on the beach for the wedding ceremony only. Post wedding toast and celebrations or receptions must take place off the beach. Take a look at our Maui wedding planning tips outlining the A Olowalu Plantation House catered wedding reception with a white wedding cake and kissing couple surfboard cake topper.process of obtaining a Maui beach wedding permit with links to the Hawaii DNLR forms. Or, consider alternative beach wedding locations including one of the many ocean front wedding venues with adjacent beach access.
  2. Do We Need Blood Tests before Getting Married in Hawaii? The state of Hawaii and Maui county do not require blood testing and there are no residence requirements for Hawaii weddings. Scan this How to Get Married in Hawaii for details about the wedding permit process with links to Hawaii wedding permit applications.
  3. How Much Will a Destination Wedding on Maui Cost? The cost of a Maui wedding can be as little or as much as you would like to spend. Some of the most fun weddings on Maui are often the most affordable while extravagant weddings with gourmet wedding reception Corn on the cob and bbq catering menu for an outdoor wedding reception on Maui.catering are entirely possible. With the volume of weddings performed on Maui annually, rest assured you’ll be able to find wedding professionals and services to accommodate all budgets and wedding types. Our own wedding and event planning services range from full service catered wedding receptions with complete coordination and planning included through to the most affordable options for self service drop-off catering packages or takeaway catering platters picked up from our restaurant in Kaanapali. Review our list of catering services and menu samples for inspiration and planning advice. Though you are welcome to order from the catering menus presented on our website, the menus are intended as samples for planning purposes and we’ll be happy to work with you to customize a catering menu matched to your preferences and wedding budget.
  4. What is the First Thing to Do When I’m Planning a Maui Wedding? Since Maui doesn’t have the typical large wedding banquet halls most are familiar with on the mainland, choosing a Maui wedding location will be one of the first things to decide. No point in planning a wedding and catering for a specific date only to find out the wedding venue is already booked. If you share the number of guests anticipated we’ll recommend the best location for your Maui wedding. From small beach weddings on Maui to fully catered wedding reception venues with private accommodations, almost all is available. Learn why selecting a Maui wedding location is one of the first Maui wedding planning decisions you’ll want to make.A sunset wedding on Kaanapali beach at the Outrigger Eldorado Cabana in West Maui.
  5. Do I Need a Coordinator or Wedding Planner on Maui? While we believe an on island contact can sometimes be helpful and avoid the most common wedding planning mistakes, consider utilizing the Maui chef catering your wedding or event as your eyes and ears on Maui. One of the best ways to save money on Maui A catered wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House on Maui.weddings is by reducing or eliminating the expense of traditional wedding planner or coordinator role. Ask the catering chef if they coordinate events or plan weddings along with catering. Since the food and reception are likely to be what wedding guests remember most, why not begin with the food and beverage services? Begin with the wedding reception budget and work backwards to include wedding toast ceremony with appetizers or a beach barbecue welcome party? As a Maui Chef with extensive corporate hotel and resort experience, I’ve planned hundreds of weddings and events from start to finish! My Maui Event Catering Company includes FREE wedding planning with catered weddings and events on Maui. From advice about selecting a wedding site to providing Maui wedding cakes and fresh flower lei or arranging the entertainment for wedding receptions, we’ll happily match wedding services to your wedding preferences and budget. If you decide you prefer a traditional wedding coordinator, we are equally happy working with your coordinator of choice and providing the catering for Maui wedding reception Maui chef CJ serving guests in the buffet line at a catered wedding reception.dinners or related wedding events. We provide as much planning help as you prefer and we welcome DIY Maui weddings.

Find out about the best ways to save money on Maui wedding receptions and get advice to help make the best decisions or find wedding services. Our catering kitchen is licensed and I’m a European trained professional chef with extensive experience planning and coordinating catered events around the world. From simple beach weddings with passed Hawaiian hors d’oeuvres to elegant sit down dinners with professional wait staff, one call does it all and we won’t keep you waiting weeks to get an answer or a price!

Are you ready to begin planning a Maui wedding? Get started now by requesting a no obligation catering estimate. our Maui wedding planning process is fast, easy and we prompt you with a few short questions to help you share your vision for a Maui wedding day. Afterward, we’ll provide a no obligation cost estimate to ensure your Maui wedding is within budget and share suggestions with ideas for your beautiful wedding in paradise: {{cta(‘3fd99430-bb9b-40e2-a372-39f437755dfb’,’justifycenter’)}}

The cabana is a fantastic Kaanapali wedding location for Maui beach weddings.

Hit the button above to begin planning the perfect Maui wedding now! Have a Maui wedding question we didn’t answer above? Use the comments section below and we’ll do our best to address the question. Or, peruse our Maui wedding blog for more tips and advice about planning a wedding 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