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Above Heaven's Gate Weddings

Honolulu , HI
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Honolulu, HI 96795 US (map)

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808-259-5900

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ABOUT US

With nearly 40 years experience, Captain Howie specializes in personalized weddings that are never boring, always meaningful... but not necessarily for everyone.

Being a bit... Read more
With nearly 40 years experience, Captain Howie specializes in personalized weddings that are never boring, always meaningful... but not necessarily for everyone.

Being a bit of a maverick, with a less traditional approach, he does not use the old standard phrases like: “I promise to obey” and “until death do you part”. To learn more, in a really fun way, please take a few minutes to scroll down and watch the video: “Meet Capt. Howie”. You will definitely find it entertaining!

Otherwise, just proceed to Capt. Howie’s website www.hawaiiweddings.com or pick up the phone and call us at: 808-259-5900. Alternatively, send us an e-mail at info@hawaiiweddings.com. Either way, we'd love to hear from you! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2000
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Boat / Yacht, Park / Zoo / Natural Space, Place of Worship
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Garden / Romantic, Tropical
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
325
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
Pristine golden sand beaches and tropical waterfall gardens.
Do you support or cater to any specific religions?
We are totally non-denominational and welcome all faiths.
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
We specialize in small intimate weddings... low stress for the bride and groom.
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
Beach weddings, waterfall garden weddings, sunset weddings, weddings at sea, catamaran weddings, same sex weddings.

REVIEWS

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Larry
Wedding:
9/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Captain Howie and his professional staff at Above Heaven's Gate made our vow renewal ceremony absolutely perfect! Our dream of a flawless and magical Hawaiian wedding came true thanks to the great coordination and attention to detail provided by Captain Howie, Sara, Jodi, Piloni and many others at Above Heaven’s Gate and we will forever be grateful.

The hair and makeup, cake and especially the flowers exceeded our expectations! Everything was perfect! In addition, we have never seen such a beautiful place where our ceremony was held that compares to Pukalani Falls! This garden and waterfall scenery is absolutely stunning!

Most importantly, the ceremony itself was like no other. Captain Howie with his unique style and genuine sincerity performed a ceremony that we will treasure forever. It touched our hearts and souls and at one point we couldn’t help but shed tears of joy during the event.

Above Heaven’s Gate went above and beyond to make our wedding day special, unique, and memorable in every way and I had no idea that just six months earlier when I made the initial call and spoke to Captain Howie that they would make sure the entire process was stress-free for the two of us.

We will treasure our video and photos for the rest of our lives and be thanking our friends at Above Heaven’s Gate for helping put together such an incredible day for the two of us. Given our wonderful experience, we will be highly recommending Above Heaven's Gate to everyone we know who has wedding plans in their future.

Our heartfelt thanks to Captain Howie and all the staff at Above Heaven’s Gate!

Larry & Ofelia
9/05/2014
Denver, CO
Captain Howie and his professional staff at Above Heaven's Gate made our vow renewal ceremony absolutely perfect! Our Read more...
Captain Howie and his professional staff at Above Heaven's Gate made our vow renewal ceremony absolutely perfect! Our dream of a flawless and magical Hawaiian wedding came true thanks to the great coordination and attention to detail provided by Captain Howie, Sara, Jodi, Piloni and many others at Above Heaven’s Gate and we will forever be grateful.

The hair and makeup, cake and especially the flowers exceeded our expectations! Everything was perfect! In addition, we have never seen such a beautiful place where our ceremony was held that compares to Pukalani Falls! This garden and waterfall scenery is absolutely stunning!

Most importantly, the ceremony itself was like no other. Captain Howie with his unique style and genuine sincerity performed a ceremony that we will treasure forever. It touched our hearts and souls and at one point we couldn’t help but shed tears of joy during the event.

Above Heaven’s Gate went above and beyond to make our wedding day special, unique, and memorable in every way and I had no idea that just six months earlier when I made the initial call and spoke to Captain Howie that they would make sure the entire process was stress-free for the two of us.

We will treasure our video and photos for the rest of our lives and be thanking our friends at Above Heaven’s Gate for helping put together such an incredible day for the two of us. Given our wonderful experience, we will be highly recommending Above Heaven's Gate to everyone we know who has wedding plans in their future.

Our heartfelt thanks to Captain Howie and all the staff at Above Heaven’s Gate!

Larry & Ofelia
9/05/2014
Denver, CO Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Emilia
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
We are an architect/psychologist couple madly in love and last month we decided to elope to Hawaii. Being a rather detail-oriented person (even though our wedding ceremony included only my love and I), I spent quite a lot of time choosing our officiant and photographer. Having said that, I believe I have a pretty good idea of what's out there. Had we not gone with Above Heaven's Gates, I think Cherished in Hawaii Weddings would have been our choice (a loving shout-out to sweet Carrie!)

Above Heaven's Gate turned out to be a wonderful choice. Communication with Howie and his lovely staff was always pleasant and timely. Everything was exactly how it was described on the website: the beach (just a two minute walk from the main house) is one of the most gorgeous ones I have ever seen (we ended up returning there quite a few times during our holiday), their photographers are brilliant (we had the amazing Piloni Gavreilidi), and all in all there were no hiccups along the way. Smooth sailing.

It did rain cats and dogs almost the entire wedding day. However, just in time for our intimate, little ceremony the clouds parted for a moment and we got to witness the most epic skyline I have ever seen.

I warmly recommend this kindhearted and genuine person as your officiant. Howie made our special moment an unforgettable one. It says on the website that they are not for everyone. I agree - contact them only if you are a thoughtful, nice couple looking to build your wedding day around what really matters. Hint: it has more to do with mindfully enjoying the special moment than focusing on the color of your bouquet or boutonniere .. (although they've got you covered for that too : ) ) Point being, Howie is a wonderful, sensitive soul whose special character strength is spirituality and the ability to create a very special space for your once in a lifetime moment. He is a very authentic, no BS character (love it).

With gratitude and joy,
E and S, San Diego
We are an architect/psychologist couple madly in love and last month we decided to elope to Hawaii. Being a rather Read more...
We are an architect/psychologist couple madly in love and last month we decided to elope to Hawaii. Being a rather detail-oriented person (even though our wedding ceremony included only my love and I), I spent quite a lot of time choosing our officiant and photographer. Having said that, I believe I have a pretty good idea of what's out there. Had we not gone with Above Heaven's Gates, I think Cherished in Hawaii Weddings would have been our choice (a loving shout-out to sweet Carrie!)

Above Heaven's Gate turned out to be a wonderful choice. Communication with Howie and his lovely staff was always pleasant and timely. Everything was exactly how it was described on the website: the beach (just a two minute walk from the main house) is one of the most gorgeous ones I have ever seen (we ended up returning there quite a few times during our holiday), their photographers are brilliant (we had the amazing Piloni Gavreilidi), and all in all there were no hiccups along the way. Smooth sailing.

It did rain cats and dogs almost the entire wedding day. However, just in time for our intimate, little ceremony the clouds parted for a moment and we got to witness the most epic skyline I have ever seen.

I warmly recommend this kindhearted and genuine person as your officiant. Howie made our special moment an unforgettable one. It says on the website that they are not for everyone. I agree - contact them only if you are a thoughtful, nice couple looking to build your wedding day around what really matters. Hint: it has more to do with mindfully enjoying the special moment than focusing on the color of your bouquet or boutonniere .. (although they've got you covered for that too : ) ) Point being, Howie is a wonderful, sensitive soul whose special character strength is spirituality and the ability to create a very special space for your once in a lifetime moment. He is a very authentic, no BS character (love it).

With gratitude and joy,
E and S, San Diego Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Venue
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Lori
Wedding:
1/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was just perfect - everything I could have wanted and more...Pukalani Falls Garden is absolutely captivating, the waterfalls are so lovely! The space is even prettier than it looks in your website photos, and I loved that it was private, not public. A breathtaking beach is right across the street, so we got pictures in both locations.
I was impressed by all the attention to detail from everyone. From making sure we knew exactly how to get our marriage license - to choosing the options that best suited us, and our budget, you all made everything so easy and so stress-free. I'm glad we opted for the limo, it was a beautiful and relaxing ride. And my flowers were gorgeous!
That was the most important thing to me...that everyone took such good care of us every step of the way. To prospective brides and grooms out there...this alone can make or break your day! I had checked out some other wedding places, and I'm so, SO glad we came to you. We never once felt like a number or just a cash opportunity, never felt like we were getting the bum's rush. I felt always felt secure. After my first phone call, everyone knew us by name ...that speaks volumes! You all clearly care about what you do, and care about your couples. We felt it through the entire process, but especially on our wedding day. It beautiful, effortless, and full of genuine warmth ...like being among good friends. It simply could not have been any better, and I could not be happier!
And thank you so much Jodi, for helping me into my dress (above and beyond the call!), and for all your kindness and help throughout!
A heartfelt Thank You to everyone at Above Heaven's Gate - we had a perfect, perfect day that I will treasure always!
Sincerely
Lori and Gene Rice
Our wedding was just perfect - everything I could have wanted and more...Pukalani Falls Garden is absolutely captivating, Read more...
Our wedding was just perfect - everything I could have wanted and more...Pukalani Falls Garden is absolutely captivating, the waterfalls are so lovely! The space is even prettier than it looks in your website photos, and I loved that it was private, not public. A breathtaking beach is right across the street, so we got pictures in both locations.
I was impressed by all the attention to detail from everyone. From making sure we knew exactly how to get our marriage license - to choosing the options that best suited us, and our budget, you all made everything so easy and so stress-free. I'm glad we opted for the limo, it was a beautiful and relaxing ride. And my flowers were gorgeous!
That was the most important thing to me...that everyone took such good care of us every step of the way. To prospective brides and grooms out there...this alone can make or break your day! I had checked out some other wedding places, and I'm so, SO glad we came to you. We never once felt like a number or just a cash opportunity, never felt like we were getting the bum's rush. I felt always felt secure. After my first phone call, everyone knew us by name ...that speaks volumes! You all clearly care about what you do, and care about your couples. We felt it through the entire process, but especially on our wedding day. It beautiful, effortless, and full of genuine warmth ...like being among good friends. It simply could not have been any better, and I could not be happier!
And thank you so much Jodi, for helping me into my dress (above and beyond the call!), and for all your kindness and help throughout!
A heartfelt Thank You to everyone at Above Heaven's Gate - we had a perfect, perfect day that I will treasure always!
Sincerely
Lori and Gene Rice Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Photography, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Patti
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I just wanted to recommend Above Heaven's Gate located in Waimanalo, Oahu to anybody wanting the perfect Hawaiian wedding. They did an exceptional job of making our wedding the most spectacular event and memorable experience we could have ever hoped for. Everything was perfect. Captain Howie and his truly professional team all made sure of that, and it REALLY showed!

Our photo album and video will keep the memories alive; they did not miss any of the excitement felt on our wedding day. The video doesn’t just show the ceremony, but every step we made from the time we arrived – so awesome! I especially like the part where it shows me walking through the cottage door, unveiling my new look to my husband-to-be. It’s impressive what Wade, their make-up and hair artist, can do with a brush in his talented hands when applying makeup and styling hair. His work was truly art! I never felt so beautiful!

The photographer, Piloni, not only sent us a wonderful book of our pictures, but also gave us the digital files to print as many copies as we want. We were able to email pictures to all of our family and friends, and post them on Facebook. I was even able to post hawaiiweddings.com on my Facebook page so everyone can view my pictures there as a slideshow. How cool is that?

Captain Howie truly cares about making your Hawaii wedding real and personalizes it to your own beliefs. His words will stay close to our hearts forever. He even adds special touches of humor. The giggles throughout our video are a delight to see! It was truly a wedding that would not put your friends and family to sleep. Everyone wanted me to play it again. I don’t know about anyone else, but I have seen many weddings and most would put you to sleep. There are none I’ve wanted to hear a second time!

Their entire team and their caring attitudes will never be forgotten. I am certainly recommending them to everyone out there who wants an amazing, storybook Hawaiian wedding!
I just wanted to recommend Above Heaven's Gate located in Waimanalo, Oahu to anybody wanting the perfect Hawaiian wedding. Read more...
I just wanted to recommend Above Heaven's Gate located in Waimanalo, Oahu to anybody wanting the perfect Hawaiian wedding. They did an exceptional job of making our wedding the most spectacular event and memorable experience we could have ever hoped for. Everything was perfect. Captain Howie and his truly professional team all made sure of that, and it REALLY showed!

Our photo album and video will keep the memories alive; they did not miss any of the excitement felt on our wedding day. The video doesn’t just show the ceremony, but every step we made from the time we arrived – so awesome! I especially like the part where it shows me walking through the cottage door, unveiling my new look to my husband-to-be. It’s impressive what Wade, their make-up and hair artist, can do with a brush in his talented hands when applying makeup and styling hair. His work was truly art! I never felt so beautiful!

The photographer, Piloni, not only sent us a wonderful book of our pictures, but also gave us the digital files to print as many copies as we want. We were able to email pictures to all of our family and friends, and post them on Facebook. I was even able to post hawaiiweddings.com on my Facebook page so everyone can view my pictures there as a slideshow. How cool is that?

Captain Howie truly cares about making your Hawaii wedding real and personalizes it to your own beliefs. His words will stay close to our hearts forever. He even adds special touches of humor. The giggles throughout our video are a delight to see! It was truly a wedding that would not put your friends and family to sleep. Everyone wanted me to play it again. I don’t know about anyone else, but I have seen many weddings and most would put you to sleep. There are none I’ve wanted to hear a second time!

Their entire team and their caring attitudes will never be forgotten. I am certainly recommending them to everyone out there who wants an amazing, storybook Hawaiian wedding! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Regina
Wedding:
12/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I've always dreamed of a fairy tale wedding and Above The Heavens gave me just that!!!!
I've always dreamed of a fairy tale wedding and Above The Heavens gave me just that!!!!
I've always dreamed of a fairy tale wedding and Above The Heavens gave me just that!!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
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TJ
Wedding:
10/15/2013
5.0/5.0
What a positively magical Hawaiian wedding day we had with Above Heaven’s Gate! Captain Howie and his staff were the perfect fit for our perfect day.

We chose a garden wedding at Pukalani Falls with additional pictures taken at Angels Bay at sunrise. The spectacular beauty of both locations was breathtaking, and we were rewarded with more magnificent wedding pictures than we could have ever dreamed of.

Every single detail of our day – from our flowers to our cake – was so precisely executed that all we had to do was show up and smile. And, believe me, smiling just comes naturally at Pukalani Falls Garden!

Because we “eloped,” we thought we would be by ourselves on our Hawaii wedding day. We had no idea we would be surrounded by dear friends (Sara, Jodi, and Piloni – to name just a few) who all openly shared in our excitement and joy. Captain Howie is both an extraordinary man and a masterful celebrant. He is so genuine, attentive, and kind that his warmth, compassion, and humor filled our ceremony love and light.

The details are all worth mentioning – the cake was beautiful and delicious, the scenery was picturesque, the flowers were perfect, the stylist was exceptional, the photographer and videographer were brilliant! I could go on and on, but what you will remember most about your special day, is the way it all comes together to create an absolutely transcendent wedding experience.

We will cherish our day at Above Heaven’s Gate always, and forever count Captain Howie and the gang amongst our blessings.

Wayne and TJ Davis
What a positively magical Hawaiian wedding day we had with Above Heaven’s Gate! Captain Howie and his staff were the Read more...
What a positively magical Hawaiian wedding day we had with Above Heaven’s Gate! Captain Howie and his staff were the perfect fit for our perfect day.

We chose a garden wedding at Pukalani Falls with additional pictures taken at Angels Bay at sunrise. The spectacular beauty of both locations was breathtaking, and we were rewarded with more magnificent wedding pictures than we could have ever dreamed of.

Every single detail of our day – from our flowers to our cake – was so precisely executed that all we had to do was show up and smile. And, believe me, smiling just comes naturally at Pukalani Falls Garden!

Because we “eloped,” we thought we would be by ourselves on our Hawaii wedding day. We had no idea we would be surrounded by dear friends (Sara, Jodi, and Piloni – to name just a few) who all openly shared in our excitement and joy. Captain Howie is both an extraordinary man and a masterful celebrant. He is so genuine, attentive, and kind that his warmth, compassion, and humor filled our ceremony love and light.

The details are all worth mentioning – the cake was beautiful and delicious, the scenery was picturesque, the flowers were perfect, the stylist was exceptional, the photographer and videographer were brilliant! I could go on and on, but what you will remember most about your special day, is the way it all comes together to create an absolutely transcendent wedding experience.

We will cherish our day at Above Heaven’s Gate always, and forever count Captain Howie and the gang amongst our blessings.

Wayne and TJ Davis Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Kerrie
Wedding:
10/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Lovely staff that are easy to deal and great at helping you create your picture perfect wedding!
Lovely staff that are easy to deal and great at helping you create your picture perfect wedding!
Lovely staff that are easy to deal and great at helping you create your picture perfect wedding! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/17/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and i had the perfect wedding day thanks to Captain Howe and his staff!!! They all did a phenominal job from beginning to end!!!Such a beautiful, romantic, and peaceful garden sanctuary!!! And, not to mention, the incredible white sand beach!!! The scenery makes for absolutely beautiful photos too!!! I was extremely impressed with the photography and the lady who did my hair and makeup!!! I love looking at our pictures!!! I have lifelong memories of our perfect day!!! Extremely great value for the price!!! We did the package deal which i highly recommend!!! All you have to do is show up!!! And, the ambiance couldnt be more romantic and breathtaking!!! Our wedding day was a dream come true!!!
My husband and i had the perfect wedding day thanks to Captain Howe and his staff!!! They all did a phenominal job from Read more...
My husband and i had the perfect wedding day thanks to Captain Howe and his staff!!! They all did a phenominal job from beginning to end!!!Such a beautiful, romantic, and peaceful garden sanctuary!!! And, not to mention, the incredible white sand beach!!! The scenery makes for absolutely beautiful photos too!!! I was extremely impressed with the photography and the lady who did my hair and makeup!!! I love looking at our pictures!!! I have lifelong memories of our perfect day!!! Extremely great value for the price!!! We did the package deal which i highly recommend!!! All you have to do is show up!!! And, the ambiance couldnt be more romantic and breathtaking!!! Our wedding day was a dream come true!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Jena and Anthony
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Captain Howie and the crew at Above Heaven's Gate Weddings went above and beyond to make our wedding day special, unique, and memorable in every way. They handled every single detail with grace and ease and made sure the entire process was stress-free. Everything was gorgeous from the flowers to the hair and makeup, and the photos were nothing short of breathtaking. We will treasure those photos for the rest of our lives as they take us right back to that incredible day. I would highly recommend Above Heaven's Gate as their dedication to service and perfection cannot be matched.
Captain Howie and the crew at Above Heaven's Gate Weddings went above and beyond to make our wedding day special, unique, Read more...
Captain Howie and the crew at Above Heaven's Gate Weddings went above and beyond to make our wedding day special, unique, and memorable in every way. They handled every single detail with grace and ease and made sure the entire process was stress-free. Everything was gorgeous from the flowers to the hair and makeup, and the photos were nothing short of breathtaking. We will treasure those photos for the rest of our lives as they take us right back to that incredible day. I would highly recommend Above Heaven's Gate as their dedication to service and perfection cannot be matched. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Cristina
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We are still amazed at how everything turned out. Our families were shocked when they saw the hobbit house and the whole house. Everything was beautiful and unreal from start to finish. We want to do it all over again!
We are still amazed at how everything turned out. Our families were shocked when they saw the hobbit house and the whole Read more...
We are still amazed at how everything turned out. Our families were shocked when they saw the hobbit house and the whole house. Everything was beautiful and unreal from start to finish. We want to do it all over again! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning

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