Each year, thousands of couples seek out the beauty and serenity of the Hawaiian Islands for that wedding they dreamt of their entire lives. The Hale Koa Hotel has earned the reputation as one of the finest hotels in Waikiki for that perfect setting on your special day.

On 72 oceanfront acres, you will discover tree-lined gardens that feel far removed from the "hustle and bustle" of Waikiki. A variety of indoor settings and open-air lanais create the perfect wedding atmosphere.

The dedicated professionals of the Hale Koa Hotel's Catering Department enjoy nothing better than planning a wedding or reception of a lifetime. Whether you prefer a simple exchange of vows or a lavish ceremony, we can assist in making your wedding dream come true.

Our vision has always remained the same ... to bring both quality and value to your function, no matter how big or small.


Maile Garden and Luau Garden Wedding Ceremony

We are pleased to offer the Maile Garden and Luau Garden for your wedding ceremony. For Wedding Ceremonies held in 2015 & 2016, the rental fee for use of either garden is $700.00 (ceremonies held in 2017 will be $750)

The rental fee includes the following

     • Fifty (50) chairs for guests (Note: Additional chairs are available at $1.00 per chair, up to a maximum of 100 chairs total)
     • One (1) standing microphone and portable speaker for the minister
     • White wedding gazebo
     • Recorded processional & recessional music (optional)

The Maile Garden is available for use only by those holding a wedding reception in the DeRussy Hall, Waikiki Ballroom, Banyan Tree Showroom, Kalia or Laulima banquet rooms.
The Luau Garden is available for use by those holding a wedding reception in the Luau Garden.

Ceremonies may be held in the morning between 9:30am-11:00am (for luncheon receptions) or in the afternoon between 4:30pm-6:00pm (for dinner receptions).

Picture taking in the Maile Garden or Luau Garden can be done before or after your ceremony. Picture taking is allowed in other areas of the hotel property if prearranged and approved in advance by the Catering Office.

There is no back-up room booked in case of inclement weather. However, in case the weather is inclement on your wedding day, you must notify either the Catering Office or the Hotel Assistant Manager at least three (3) hours prior to the scheduled ceremony start time with your decision to move the ceremony indoors or under cover. If decision to move the ceremony indoors or under cover is made less than three (3) hours prior to the ceremony start time, every effort will be made to accommodate your request, but please expect a delay and a labor fee ranging from $100.00 to $300.00 will be charged.
Note: If you are having your ceremony in the Maile Garden, and there is a banquet room that is vacant at the time of your ceremony, we will relocate your ceremony to that room. If all banquet rooms are booked, your ceremony will have to be held in your reception room. If you are having your ceremony in the Luau Garden, we will relocate your ceremony to the covered stage or if available, hale 5. We will do our best to set up the reception room by your ceremony start time, however, please expect a slight delay.

Ceremony deposit is due two (2) weeks from the date we accept your reservation and is non-refundable. Deposit for ceremony site will not be applied to reception charges.

You may schedule a rehearsal for your ceremony. Date and time for the rehearsal is subject to availability of the garden.


From intimate gatherings of 25 to extravagant receptions with hundreds of guests, we offer a variety of indoor and outdoor venues to accommodate your event.

Click to view our various Venues

For More Information or Assistance Please Contact the Hale Koa Catering Department (808) 955-9609
Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm Hawaii Standard Time
Saturdays - 8:30am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Sundays and Federal Holidays - CLOSED


Selected photos compliments of Marcia Campbell, Dylan Dawson, Eugene Kam, Kyler Kwock, and William Renio.



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