A Catered Maui Wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House Private Estate

A Catered Maui Wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House Private Estate

A sunset Maui wedding photograph of the just married couple at Olowalu Plantation House.After nearly a year of planning and preparation, this past June we catered a wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House private estate in West Maui. The bride had heard about our wedding catering and planning services and was set on getting married at the west Maui private estate in Olowalu.

As is usually the situation planning a Maui wedding, numerous emails and a few phone calls occurred to plan and coordinate the wedding prior to the big day. The bride worked with us throughout the planning process, relying on our local knowledge and expertise planning Maui weddings. After an initial consultation with discussions about options and services, the couple chose to forgo the use of and expenses of a full service wedding planner, choosing instead to coordinate the wedding planning directly with me the chef, who would also be catering the reception.

Let the Maui Chef Plan the Wedding!

Though I’m always happy to work with full service wedding planners, I love it when brides rely on me to coordinate and plan the entire wedding in advance. Doing so ensures the wedding timeline will be focused around the dining experience after the wedding celebration. We’ll ensure you won’t need to be concerned about other wedding service providers hijacking the couple or delaying the catered wedding dinner service. The bride coordinated with us throughout the wedding planning stages to incorporate her preferred wedding styles with our recommendations. Throughout the process we kept the wedding couple updated on options and supplied several recommendations for wedding service providers whenever questions or issues with vendor availability arose.A happy wedding couple at the Olowalu Plantation House private estate on Maui.

The Olowalu Plantation House private estate was available on the day of the wedding on June 30 and offered plenty of space for the 37 adults and 5 keiki attending the wedding. The couple maximized their wedding budget by supplying their own alcohol served by our Maui county licensed bartender. Below, you’ll find the gourmet catering menu served at the wedding. Afterwards, I’ve also included the wedding timeline you may use an example to help plan your own wedding on Maui!

A couple is photographed in the sunset after their Maui wedding ceremony.Pupus By Ocean Lawn

Thai Chicken Satays
Vegetables with Humus
“International Grand Cheese Display”
Coconut Prawns with Mango Chili Sauce
Hand Pass Volcanic Ahi Cucumber

Catered Wedding Reception Dinner

Kula Greens with Crispy Vegetables and Miso
Home Made Focaccia Bread and Cheese Spread
Hawaiian Mahi Mahi with Tropical Salsa
Huli Huli Chicken

Ribeye Steaks with Maui Onion Chutney
Kalua Pork & CJ’s Famous Mango Ribs
Served with Pineapple Fried Rice and Wok Fresh Vegetables


Tropical Fresh Fruits and Our Famous Hana Bars
Wedding Cake Service
Coffee and Tea

The Wedding Timeline

1:00 Bridal Party Arrives
1:00 The Bridal Pary Ladies dress

1:30 Dress then pictures with the ladies
1:30 Second photographer with the guys
2:15 First Looks – images with bridal party, 
Possibly images with family – mom and dad
3:15 Break from photos
3:30 Guests arrive
4:00 Wedding Ceremony
4:15 Hugs and Kisses
4:25 Champagne Toast
4:30 Wedding License Signing
4:35 Family Portraits
4:30 – 5:30 Champagne and Pupus
5:45 Sit down dinner
6:30 Toasts and Cake Cutting
6:45 Sunset Pictures
7:15 Sunsets
7:18 First dance
7:30 Dance on!
8:00 Enjoy your evening, photography is finished for the evening!

Wedding Service Providers for this wedding on Maui:
Coordination and Planning by Chef Jorgensen and his Maui catering team.
Wedding cake provided by Maui Wedding Cakes
Wedding Photography by MeewMeew Studios
Wedding Flowers arranged and supplied by Fukushima Flowers

DJ – Maui DJ Mackie
Hula Dancer with Live Music – Uncle Wilmont
Minister – Earnest Puaa

Other Rental Equipment:A driftwood wedding chuppah on Maui at the Olowalu Plantation House.
4 8′ Buffet Tables
4 Linen and Skirting
4 72″ Rounds
4 132″ Linen White
1 Head Sweet Table 4′ with White Linen to Floor
42 White Padded Wedding Chairs
42 Blue Water Glasses
42 Linen Napkins
1 Bar Setup
1 Cake Table with Linen
1 Registration Table with Linen
7 Chafing Dishes
3 High Boys with Linen and Brown Ribbons
China / Glassware / Silver ware
1 Rustic Drift Wood Chuppah Decorated with Fresh Tropical Flowers.

Need help planning a wedding on Maui? Use the button below to a get a complimentary no-obligation estimate of wedding costs. Our short Maui wedding planning questionnaire will guide you through a few short questions to help us understand your visions of the perfect wedding day. We’ll supply a detailed quote with prices and estimates for a beautiful Maui catered wedding and we’ll share a few ideas to help you plan a beautiful wedding on Maui.{{cta(‘3fd99430-bb9b-40e2-a372-39f437755dfb’,’justifycenter’)}}

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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