Maui Catering for a Wedding at Honua Kai with an Eldorado Reception

Maui Catering for a Wedding at Honua Kai with an Eldorado Reception

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon on Maui, Lanie and Eric got married in Kaanapali on the lawn at the Honua Kai Resort. The wedding ceremony was followed by a beachfront catered wedding reception dinner at the Eldorado A West Maui wedding complete with a rainbow at the Maui Eldorado.cabana on North Kaanapali beach. The bride, groom, wedding party, families and friends travelled from Alaska for the destination wedding on Maui. With only a couple weeks before the big day, the October wedding and wedding reception were handed off to us by a wedding planner unable to provide the day of wedding coordination services. Since we often plan complete wedding packages beginning with a welcome bbq on a Maui beach and arrange everything all the way through the catered wedding reception, we were more than ready when called upon to save the day for the bride and groom. Complete with rainbows for the wedding photos, the beautiful Kaanapali wedding and wedding reception went according to script! Take a look at a few of the wedding photos and wedding reception menu details below. Then, watch the short wedding video for inspiration to plan a catered Maui wedding!

2 Maui Wedding Locations in Kaanapali

The wedding ceremony was held on the grounds of the Honua Kai resort in Kaanapali. Guest chairs were set up on the lawn facing the ocean with a flower covered aisle. The bride and groom were married under an ivory linen draped wedding chuppah.A beachfront Kaanapali wedding on the lawn at Honua Kai Resort.

As if ordered along with the catering package, a beautiful rainbow magically appeared just in time for a wedding photo sessionA wedding party gathered for sunset photos at the Kaanapali beach wedding. by MeewMeew Studios. Later in the afternoon, the wedding party and guests relocated to the Eldorado cabana for a beachfront wedding reception at sunset. The wedding reception got underway with a Mai Tai bar and pupus, Hawaiian appetizers. The food station included the following appetizer menu:

Vegetables Crudité with Hummus and Pita Chips
Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce
Coconut Prawns with Mango Chilli Sauce

The wedding reception dinner at the Eldorado Cabana was served on fine china with bamboo handled silver flatware. White wooden chairs, buffet and round tables were supplied for wedding rental equipment. White linens covered the tables and ivory and purple linen napkins accented the wedding reception tables. Maui Elegance Floral Design provided colorful tropical floral centerpieces accented the color scheme matched to the bridal party dresses and groomsmen ties:A catered Maui wedding reception at Kaanapali beach.

The catered wedding reception menu included a gourmet dinner on the beach:

Kula Greens with Miso Vinaigrette
Home Made Focaccia Bread and Herbed Cheese

Grilled Hawaiian Catch with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce
Chef CJ’s Famous Mango Ribs and Kalua Pork
Herb Roasted Chicken with Wild Mushrooms

Truffled Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Sauteed Fresh Vegetables

A tropical fresh fruit platter for dessert at catered wedding in Kaanapali.The catered wedding reception dinner was followed with a wedding cake cutting ceremony and dessert service.  A wedding cake, by the Cake Fanatic, was served along with our To Die for Hana To Die For Hana Bars from Kaanapali Chef Christian Jorgensen and his Comort Zone Maui catering company.Bars and a selection of fresh Tropical Fruits. Coffee and Tea service accompanied dessert.

After the wedding reception dinner, the newlyweds and their wedding guests danced the night away with DJ Mackie and his A-List entertainment company providing the sounds for the evening entertainment.

Utilizing our affordable wedding package recommendations, the wedding couple provided their own alcohol for the Mai Tai bar and the traditional wedding champagne toast. We supplied a Maui county licensed bartender to serve the guests and provided ice, fresh fruit for the tropical cocktails and glassware for a complete bar service at the wedding reception.

Wedding Photography by Meew Meew Photography. Watch a 4 min YouTube video photo montage from this Kaanapali beach wedding:

The Comfort Zone Maui catering company loves creating destination weddings and catered events on Maui. We’ll help as much or as little as you prefer. Ask about inclusive wedding packages for last minute wedding planning or catering for DIY weddings on Maui. Use the comments section below to ask any Maui wedding questions.

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A sunset on a Kaanapali beach wedding.

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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