Top 4 Reasons to Get Married on Maui

Top 4 Reasons to Get Married on Maui

Maui catered weddings with wedding planning included!Why get married on Maui (or any other island destination wedding location)? To answer this question for couples thinking about a destination wedding on Maui, we surveyed more than 50 catered Maui wedding couples to find out why they decided on a destination wedding and selected Maui as their island destination wedding location:

  1. My dream was to get married on a tropical island! I wanted my island wedding to include palm trees swaying in gentle trade winds scented by the sweet aroma from the fresh tropical flowers while the sun sets into the ocean. – The number one reason couples answered when asked ‘Why get married in Maui’? Keep reading and you may find more surprising reasons for getting married in Maui!
  2. Out Maui wedding and reception expenses were less than a large wedding at home – With the abundant natural beauty of tropical island Maui, an outdoor beachfront wedding won’t require expensive wedding venue accessories. An ocean view or beach front wedding venue, Maui wedding flowers and fresh flower lei for weddings on Mauifresh tropical flowers, a bamboo wedding chuppah, chairs for guests and tables for the wedding reception are about all that is necessary for an unforgettable Maui wedding. Exotic flowers are more spectacular, widely available, and less expensive mainland wedding florist fees.
  3. We had more time to spend together with our family and friends – Since many attendees of destination weddings combine their own vacation with attending your wedding, you are more likely to have opportunity to spend time together. Rather than guests showing up at a wedding and reception, most weddings on Maui include getting together before the day of the wedding and often a day after brunch. In addition to scheduling a few group activities together, we suggest a bbq dinner as a rehearsal dinner or a couple days before the ceremony if you prefer more traditional rehearsal dinner with only wedding party members. We also recommend considering a day after wedding brunch for your wedding attendees. A bunch the day after the wedding gives you one more opportunity to spend time with your guests before they depart for home or if you are departing for an off Maui honeymoon destination.
  4. We wanted our wedding to be less formal than a traditional wedding in our hometown. We wanted a casual wedding and wedding reception for both ourselves and for our guestsBamboo wedding chuppah and maui wedding chuppa rentals. – Most weddings in Hawaii are less formal than mainland weddings. Though not unusual to wear a traditional wedding dress and formal tuxedo for a destination wedding, more often couples opt for a less formal relaxed tropical style for their wedding on Maui. Many brides wear a sundress while gentlemen dress in pair of khaki or black shorts with white linen shirts. Since one of the popular wedding trends for 2012 is for bridal party members to wear non matched clothing, the girls in your bridal party will be happy to not have to purchase (or wear?) yet another wear once ‘prom dress’.

Questions about planning a wedding on Maui? We can help you plan the perfect Maui wedding. Not only do we cater weddings on Maui, we are full service catering company! Meaning, we can plan and coordinate your Maui wedding from start to finish (one stop Maui wedding planning). Complete our short Maui wedding planning survey for ideas!

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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