Save on Maui Wedding Catering by Avoiding the Biggest Mistake

Save on Maui Wedding Catering by Avoiding the Biggest Mistake

A catered event in Kaanapali at the Alii condosIn spite of hundreds of Maui weddings being celebrated each year we consistently find the biggest mistake most couples getting married on Maui make is not finding and booking a wedding location first.

With more than 80% of wedding couples reserving accommodations or air reservations prior to selecting a Maui wedding location, affordable wedding options are frequently lost or missed as a result. Use the short list below to understand why choosing the wedding location on Maui before other decisions are made is the best way to save the most money. Then, find out how to get FREE wedding planning on Maui.

3 Reasons Why Picking A Maui Wedding Location First Saves Money

  1. By selecting the location for your wedding before making other decisions or planning other parts of the wedding, you have the greatest opportunity with the most options and best flexibility for the rest of your Maui wedding plans. Many vacation rental accommodations include venues for a wedding ceremony or wedding reception and plenty of private rooms or condos for guests. Housing the wedding party and wedding guests in a private estate vacation rental at the same location where the ceremony and wedding reception will be held may avoid  unnecessary high costs of separate wedding venues, wedding guest accommodations and more. And, your guests will enjoy spending more time being together, enjoying activities and getting to know each other before the wedding day. If families live in different parts of the country or world, a welcome dinner party may be the first time they meet.Maui wedding cakes with champagne at catered wedding.
  2. Most Maui weddings include multiple events such as a welcome bbq for guests who have traveled to the wedding destination; the wedding with wedding reception; and often a day after wedding brunch or other events. When the same wedding equipment rentals are able to be used for multiple events, savings are realized on drop off fees, setup and tear down fees and sometimes for the equipment rentals. Many wedding service providers are able to give better pricing when given the opportunity to provide services or catering for multiple wedding events. Ask about our Special Savings on Full Service Wedding Reception Catering with a Welcome Guest BBQ or combined with Day After Wedding Brunch Catering.
  3. Choosing a Maui wedding location before contracting for wedding service providers gives you the ability to select and work with Maui caterers, florists, musicians, a wedding planner and other wedding service providers closest to your wedding location. Doing so eliminates or reduces delivery fees for most wedding service providers when they are near the wedding location. Though our licensed professional catering kitchen is located in West Maui at our restaurant, we are available to provide full service catering island wide on Maui! ASK about FREE wedding planning with catered wedding receptions or get a quote for a catered wedding below.

Did you get married on Maui? Share ways you made a Maui wedding affordable or ask any questions about planning a wedding on Maui in the comments section below. Or, ready Get Married on Maui? Request a complimentary no-obligation quote for a catered wedding reception on Maui by hitting the button below. We’ll begin by collecting a small amount of information about the vision of your wedding and then send a no-obligation quote. Start planning the Maui wedding of your dreams NOW:


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DIY Weddings Welcomed! Use our self-service catering option and we’ll introduce you to only the most dependable wedding professionals and services you want or need! For complete do it yourself weddings, we’ll loan you our chafing dishes, supply our linens, flatware and glassware along with the catering for Maui wedding receptions.

Maui Catering Makes A Maui Wedding Day Dream Come True

What better way to make dreams of a Maui wedding day reality than a beautiful beachfront wedding on Maui!

We'll help you every step of the way, from finding a Maui wedding venue or event location and matching event and wedding service providers to preparing and serving our catered dishes at your Maui event or Maui wedding reception.

For Full Service Maui Catering with FREE event Planning, RESERVE YOUR MAUI CATERED EVENT NOW!

Or call (808)419-0889 for personal wedding planning advice from Maui Chef Christian Jorgensen.

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