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Above Heaven's Gate Weddings

Honolulu , HI
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LOCATION

Honolulu, HI US 96795 (map)

PHONE

808-259-5900

WEBSITE

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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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Shannon
Wedding:
8/8/2013
5.0/5.0
"Captain Howie and staff,
We just wanted take a few moments to thank you all for providing such a wonderful day for us on our sacred day.
From the time we arrived we felt very comfortable and enjoyed every moment of our big day, from hair and make up, the pictures and video, to the ceremony and even just sitting and visiting with Captain Howie after the ceremony.
We were informed of every service but felt no pressure at all to buy anything extra. We just received our digital pictures and video today and we love them!
Again thank you all for such a wonderful and stress free day!
Will and Shannon"
"Captain Howie and staff,
We just wanted take a few moments to thank you all for providing such a wonderful day for Read more...
"Captain Howie and staff,
We just wanted take a few moments to thank you all for providing such a wonderful day for us on our sacred day.
From the time we arrived we felt very comfortable and enjoyed every moment of our big day, from hair and make up, the pictures and video, to the ceremony and even just sitting and visiting with Captain Howie after the ceremony.
We were informed of every service but felt no pressure at all to buy anything extra. We just received our digital pictures and video today and we love them!
Again thank you all for such a wonderful and stress free day!
Will and Shannon" Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Kristen
Wedding:
8/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Incredible experience. The wedding was exactly what I hoped for, and in fact better. My photos are stunning, the beach was beautiful, Captain Howie's property was incredible... everything was simply perfect.
Incredible experience. The wedding was exactly what I hoped for, and in fact better. My photos are stunning, the beach was Read more...
Incredible experience. The wedding was exactly what I hoped for, and in fact better. My photos are stunning, the beach was beautiful, Captain Howie's property was incredible... everything was simply perfect. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Crystal
Wedding:
8/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Just remember the time zones are different, so sometimes communication was dealt with later in the day.
Just remember the time zones are different, so sometimes communication was dealt with later in the day.
Just remember the time zones are different, so sometimes communication was dealt with later in the day. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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jacques
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We renewed our vows on 19 July 2013 and it was absolutely beautiful. The Staff was absolutely wonderful. They helped me plan everything and made it so simple and stress free. The ceremony was amazing and we just recieved the DVD and pictures in the mail and they looked amazing. My wife starting watching the DVD and began to cry again because of how great it all looked. I was very lucky to have found Capt. Howie and his staff to help me with my ceremony and i would not change a thing about it. If you are planning to get  married or renewing your vows, Capt. Howie and his staff are defintely the way to go. Noone else will compare to their customer service and professionalism and you will be more than satisfied at the end. Thank you so much Above Heavens Gate for making this a beautiful ceremony we will cherish and remember forever!... 
Jacques and Ashlyn Hope  "
We renewed our vows on19 July 2013 and it was absolutely beautiful. The Staff was absolutely wonderful. They helped me Read more...
We renewed our vows on 19 July 2013 and it was absolutely beautiful. The Staff was absolutely wonderful. They helped me plan everything and made it so simple and stress free. The ceremony was amazing and we just recieved the DVD and pictures in the mail and they looked amazing. My wife starting watching the DVD and began to cry again because of how great it all looked. I was very lucky to have found Capt. Howie and his staff to help me with my ceremony and i would not change a thing about it. If you are planning to get  married or renewing your vows, Capt. Howie and his staff are defintely the way to go. Noone else will compare to their customer service and professionalism and you will be more than satisfied at the end. Thank you so much Above Heavens Gate for making this a beautiful ceremony we will cherish and remember forever!... 
Jacques and Ashlyn Hope  " Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Missy
Wedding:
7/10/2013
5.0/5.0
There aren't enough stars that I could possibly give for rating this venue - excellent choice!
Above Heavens Gate was perfect because of the great people who work there to make everything run so smoothly. Love this place and love the people who work there!!! A+++++ to Captain Howie and the everyone who works @ Above Heavens Gate! Mahalo!!!!
There aren't enough stars that I could possibly give for rating this venue - excellent choice!
Above Heavens Gate was Read more...
There aren't enough stars that I could possibly give for rating this venue - excellent choice!
Above Heavens Gate was perfect because of the great people who work there to make everything run so smoothly. Love this place and love the people who work there!!! A+++++ to Captain Howie and the everyone who works @ Above Heavens Gate! Mahalo!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Carmen
Wedding:
6/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We love the peace you feel when you walk in the gates and the attention you receive from staff. They are professional and take care of every detail you request. You feel as if you have known them for a long time. We recommend this place to everyone who wants to plan an event. Love, love, love it.....
We love the peace you feel when you walk in the gates and the attention you receive from staff. They are professional and Read more...
We love the peace you feel when you walk in the gates and the attention you receive from staff. They are professional and take care of every detail you request. You feel as if you have known them for a long time. We recommend this place to everyone who wants to plan an event. Love, love, love it..... Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Dave and Sam
Wedding:
6/6/2013
5.0/5.0
A Hawaii wedding was something we always discussed and when we came to plan it we researched the options available to us. It was clear from our research that Captain Howie and his staff were by far the best option. So we made the phone call

The resulting conversation reassured us that we had chosen wisely. We were greated with such warmth and enthusiasm making us feel like our wedding was their only priority. We were walked through all the options and left the call feeling extremely excited and confident in our decision.

In the days leading up to the wedding we had a few little changes to make and they were happily accommodated. All the way through the planning stage, Captain Howie and his crew were very flexible and went out of their way to ensure our dream would come true.

The big day came and all of the stresses you would associate with a wedding day were nowhere to be seen. The entire day went smoothly and we were welcomed into a truly amazing environment which we were completely blown away by. All the staff, photographer, hair and make up artist etc did a truly amazing job in making our day so special. It really was everything we dreamed of and more.

Captain Howie himself personally invests time with you, getting to know you as people, where you have come from and how you met so he can get an insight to you as a couple. He then tailors the service unique to you. It's not your run of the mill service. He truly adds to the magic of the day. How many ministers get that connected to the people they are marrying?

We will always look back on the day with very happy memories and even have a picture of ourselves with Captain Howie on display which acts as a constant reminder of the words he gave us on our special day.

In a world where near enough is good enough, Captain Howie and his crew accept only the highest standards and I have no hesitation in recommending them to people. They really did make our dreams come true.

Aloha!
A Hawaii wedding was something we always discussed and when we came to plan it we researched the options available to us. Read more...
A Hawaii wedding was something we always discussed and when we came to plan it we researched the options available to us. It was clear from our research that Captain Howie and his staff were by far the best option. So we made the phone call

The resulting conversation reassured us that we had chosen wisely. We were greated with such warmth and enthusiasm making us feel like our wedding was their only priority. We were walked through all the options and left the call feeling extremely excited and confident in our decision.

In the days leading up to the wedding we had a few little changes to make and they were happily accommodated. All the way through the planning stage, Captain Howie and his crew were very flexible and went out of their way to ensure our dream would come true.

The big day came and all of the stresses you would associate with a wedding day were nowhere to be seen. The entire day went smoothly and we were welcomed into a truly amazing environment which we were completely blown away by. All the staff, photographer, hair and make up artist etc did a truly amazing job in making our day so special. It really was everything we dreamed of and more.

Captain Howie himself personally invests time with you, getting to know you as people, where you have come from and how you met so he can get an insight to you as a couple. He then tailors the service unique to you. It's not your run of the mill service. He truly adds to the magic of the day. How many ministers get that connected to the people they are marrying?

We will always look back on the day with very happy memories and even have a picture of ourselves with Captain Howie on display which acts as a constant reminder of the words he gave us on our special day.

In a world where near enough is good enough, Captain Howie and his crew accept only the highest standards and I have no hesitation in recommending them to people. They really did make our dreams come true.

Aloha! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Douglas
Wedding:
5/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Capt. Howie and his team know their business. The communication was good as the time came closer and the only one minor issue came up was quickly solved by talking directly with Capt. Howie. He doesn't just do the ceremony, he will call you directly and make sure you get things set up the way you want it to be. On our wedding day everything went smoothly and they carefully direct you through each phase of getting pictures done and video, etc. We had the musician too which was a great addition to the service. We were very happy with our wedding and then when we received the pictures and video we were stunned at how well they came out. We saved the video for our back at home party which the Capt. recommended, and again, the video is so beautifully done. The pictures of my wife leaping into my arms in front of the waves on the ocean is so beautiful and special to us. Now the Capt. says up front that he's not for everyone, etc. and I'm a fairly conservative midwestern guy and nothing was out of line to me and was very tasteful and respectful. Our wedding is something we are very proud of and I would recommend to anyone. Another feature we found very helpful is we went through the Capt. to get make up and hair done for my wife and the day of our wedding the stylist came to our hotel in Honolulu and my wife looked so lovely and the convenience was wonderful as it made the day less hectic. The professionals the Capt. works with seem to be top of the line as the hair stylist was very friendly and travels the world to work for people. We felt we received a great value as well for the services provided. We are thankful we found this service to assist us.
Capt. Howie and his team know their business. The communication was good as the time came closer and the only one minor Read more...
Capt. Howie and his team know their business. The communication was good as the time came closer and the only one minor issue came up was quickly solved by talking directly with Capt. Howie. He doesn't just do the ceremony, he will call you directly and make sure you get things set up the way you want it to be. On our wedding day everything went smoothly and they carefully direct you through each phase of getting pictures done and video, etc. We had the musician too which was a great addition to the service. We were very happy with our wedding and then when we received the pictures and video we were stunned at how well they came out. We saved the video for our back at home party which the Capt. recommended, and again, the video is so beautifully done. The pictures of my wife leaping into my arms in front of the waves on the ocean is so beautiful and special to us. Now the Capt. says up front that he's not for everyone, etc. and I'm a fairly conservative midwestern guy and nothing was out of line to me and was very tasteful and respectful. Our wedding is something we are very proud of and I would recommend to anyone. Another feature we found very helpful is we went through the Capt. to get make up and hair done for my wife and the day of our wedding the stylist came to our hotel in Honolulu and my wife looked so lovely and the convenience was wonderful as it made the day less hectic. The professionals the Capt. works with seem to be top of the line as the hair stylist was very friendly and travels the world to work for people. We felt we received a great value as well for the services provided. We are thankful we found this service to assist us. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Trish
Wedding:
5/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Above ravens hate is everything you could ask for and more! It is such a beautiful and magical place to have a wedding for such an amazing price. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a garden or beach wedding. They have many options and are extremely accommodating!
Above ravens hate is everything you could ask for and more! It is such a beautiful and magical place to have a wedding for Read more...
Above ravens hate is everything you could ask for and more! It is such a beautiful and magical place to have a wedding for such an amazing price. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a garden or beach wedding. They have many options and are extremely accommodating! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Tim and Angie
Wedding:
5/20/2013
5.0/5.0
When we were searcing online to find a place for our wedding we found Above Heaven's Gate. From the very first inquiry with Capt Howie we were comfortable and saw no need to look any further. We set our wedding date six months in advance and with each question we had along the way, we were treated with kindness by a very courteous staff. When we arrived to be married, we felt right at home, and not with strangers. Capt Howie and all his staff were very warm and welcoming from start to finish on our wedding day. My husband and I have been married six months now and when we look back on our wedding day, we think of it as our dream come true. Everything is handled with Above Heaven's Gate making the entire wedding experience relaxing and something to totally enjoy, rather than stress about. From hair and makeup to a photographer, to an amazing wedding cake in the end, Capt Howie hires nothing but the best to cover all these bases. My husband and I highly recommend Above Heaven's Gate and wish everyone who chooses them as wonderful experience as we had.
When we were searcing online to find a place for our wedding we found Above Heaven's Gate. From the very first inquiry Read more...
When we were searcing online to find a place for our wedding we found Above Heaven's Gate. From the very first inquiry with Capt Howie we were comfortable and saw no need to look any further. We set our wedding date six months in advance and with each question we had along the way, we were treated with kindness by a very courteous staff. When we arrived to be married, we felt right at home, and not with strangers. Capt Howie and all his staff were very warm and welcoming from start to finish on our wedding day. My husband and I have been married six months now and when we look back on our wedding day, we think of it as our dream come true. Everything is handled with Above Heaven's Gate making the entire wedding experience relaxing and something to totally enjoy, rather than stress about. From hair and makeup to a photographer, to an amazing wedding cake in the end, Capt Howie hires nothing but the best to cover all these bases. My husband and I highly recommend Above Heaven's Gate and wish everyone who chooses them as wonderful experience as we had. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Cindy
Wedding:
5/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We have no regrets traveling thousands of miles to share our special day with Captain Howie and gang. Everything was beautiful...my hair and makeup, the house and gardens, the flowers, the video and photos. It was like a fairytale! I would reccommend this intimate wedding venue for the fun couple with just themselves or a small group attending. It's definitely not the "cookie cutter" routine wedding!
We have no regrets traveling thousands of miles to share our special day with Captain Howie and gang. Everything was Read more...
We have no regrets traveling thousands of miles to share our special day with Captain Howie and gang. Everything was beautiful...my hair and makeup, the house and gardens, the flowers, the video and photos. It was like a fairytale! I would reccommend this intimate wedding venue for the fun couple with just themselves or a small group attending. It's definitely not the "cookie cutter" routine wedding! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Joel & Shereen
Wedding:
5/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Capt. Howie and the crew
"Dear Captain Howie and team
Mahalo, mahalo, mahalo! Thank you so much for making our special day an experience that was better than perfect. The staff truly excelled in making the wedding, from start to finish, a flawless experience.
Jodi and Sara made the planning process practically effortless, fielding calls and easing any concerns we had at all hours of the day. I simply loved Wade, who did my hair and makeup. He made me look exactly how I pictured myself on my special day. Our limo driver, Scott, made the ride completely relaxing, waylaying any pre-wedding jitters we may have had.
The grounds were simply breathtaking. We couldn’t imagine a more beautiful place for a wedding. Captain Howie gave us an unforgettable ceremony and the pictures and video by Marty and Fernando were absolutely incredible and were delivered swiftly. Thanks to you all, our wedding experience was spectacular and we can’t imagine any way in which our special day could have been better. Thank you all so much once again.
Mahalo and God Bless,
Joel & Shereen
Married May 8th 2013"
Capt. Howie and the crew
"Dear Captain Howie and team
Mahalo, mahalo, mahalo! Thank you so much for making our Read more...
Capt. Howie and the crew
"Dear Captain Howie and team
Mahalo, mahalo, mahalo! Thank you so much for making our special day an experience that was better than perfect. The staff truly excelled in making the wedding, from start to finish, a flawless experience.
Jodi and Sara made the planning process practically effortless, fielding calls and easing any concerns we had at all hours of the day. I simply loved Wade, who did my hair and makeup. He made me look exactly how I pictured myself on my special day. Our limo driver, Scott, made the ride completely relaxing, waylaying any pre-wedding jitters we may have had.
The grounds were simply breathtaking. We couldn’t imagine a more beautiful place for a wedding. Captain Howie gave us an unforgettable ceremony and the pictures and video by Marty and Fernando were absolutely incredible and were delivered swiftly. Thanks to you all, our wedding experience was spectacular and we can’t imagine any way in which our special day could have been better. Thank you all so much once again.
Mahalo and God Bless,
Joel & Shereen
Married May 8th 2013" Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Heather
Wedding:
4/1/2013
5.0/5.0
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been almost nine months since we were at Pukalani Falls Garden, about to be married by the inimitable Captain Howie. From the first time we happened upon their website, we knew that this was the perfect place to host our Hawaiian marriage. We never imagined that a destination wedding in Hawaii could be so easy but thanks to your well thought-out website and friendly staff, who needs a wedding planner? Upon arrival, we were pleased to find that Above Heaven’s Gate was just the oasis we were hoping for – complete with friendly parrots to greet us!
I really enjoyed chatting with my stylist, Wade, and he transformed my pin-straight hair into a beautiful coif of curls. He also did an amazing job with my makeup. Our photographer, Fernando, made the photo shoot fun and got some great pictures which we will cherish forever. My amazing bouquet, the leis for our guests, and the scrumptious coconut cake were all perfection as well.
We can’t say enough great things about Above Heaven’s Gate and we’re glad that we were able to celebrate our special day with Captain Howie and his wonderful crew.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been almost nine months since we were at Pukalani Falls Garden, about to be married Read more...
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been almost nine months since we were at Pukalani Falls Garden, about to be married by the inimitable Captain Howie. From the first time we happened upon their website, we knew that this was the perfect place to host our Hawaiian marriage. We never imagined that a destination wedding in Hawaii could be so easy but thanks to your well thought-out website and friendly staff, who needs a wedding planner? Upon arrival, we were pleased to find that Above Heaven’s Gate was just the oasis we were hoping for – complete with friendly parrots to greet us!
I really enjoyed chatting with my stylist, Wade, and he transformed my pin-straight hair into a beautiful coif of curls. He also did an amazing job with my makeup. Our photographer, Fernando, made the photo shoot fun and got some great pictures which we will cherish forever. My amazing bouquet, the leis for our guests, and the scrumptious coconut cake were all perfection as well.
We can’t say enough great things about Above Heaven’s Gate and we’re glad that we were able to celebrate our special day with Captain Howie and his wonderful crew. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Charlotte
Wedding:
2/27/2013
5.0/5.0
One of the best experiences of my life...I sent Capt. Howie an e-mail and he called me the next day and personally answered my questions. The makeup, the flowers, the setting, the photography, and everything was the best I could imagine. One thing I really appreciate about Capt. Howie's approach that stood out from the others was the focus on the actual meaning of the wedding. It wasn't just about the way things looked, the flowers, the photography or the details. It was about joining two hearts in love, and that was the center of the event.
One of the best experiences of my life...I sent Capt. Howie an e-mail and he called me the next day and personally Read more...
One of the best experiences of my life...I sent Capt. Howie an e-mail and he called me the next day and personally answered my questions. The makeup, the flowers, the setting, the photography, and everything was the best I could imagine. One thing I really appreciate about Capt. Howie's approach that stood out from the others was the focus on the actual meaning of the wedding. It wasn't just about the way things looked, the flowers, the photography or the details. It was about joining two hearts in love, and that was the center of the event. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Barbara
Wedding:
1/16/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are planning a destination wedding Capt Howie and his staff our the best.
We couldn't be happier with the photos captured in paradise.

Give them a call or check out their website today. www.AboveHeavensGates.com

All these 5 star ratings don't lie.

Hawaii is an unforgetable place to have your most special day captured on film.

Don't delay contact them today!!!

Glad we did.

Mahalo,
Barbara Donovan and Jamie Paul
If you are planning a destination wedding Capt Howie and his staff our the best.
We couldn't be happier with the Read more...
If you are planning a destination wedding Capt Howie and his staff our the best.
We couldn't be happier with the photos captured in paradise.

Give them a call or check out their website today. www.AboveHeavensGates.com

All these 5 star ratings don't lie.

Hawaii is an unforgetable place to have your most special day captured on film.

Don't delay contact them today!!!

Glad we did.

Mahalo,
Barbara Donovan and Jamie Paul Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Flowers, Photography
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Victoria & Jimmy
Wedding:
9/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our dream wedding here. I highly recommend Above Heavens Gate for any wedding or vow renewal. Capt, Howie gave the best ceremony ever, very personal to us, Wade & Mono did a Superb job with our hair & make up. Fernando, our photographer & Marty, our video photographer made us beautiful memories for a lifetime. And we can't forget Grandma Lehua for the best Mango cake ever !!! Thanks Jodi & Sara for all your help planning !!! Aloha !!!
We had our dream wedding here. I highly recommend Above Heavens Gate for any wedding or vow renewal. Capt, Howie gave the Read more...
We had our dream wedding here. I highly recommend Above Heavens Gate for any wedding or vow renewal. Capt, Howie gave the best ceremony ever, very personal to us, Wade & Mono did a Superb job with our hair & make up. Fernando, our photographer & Marty, our video photographer made us beautiful memories for a lifetime. And we can't forget Grandma Lehua for the best Mango cake ever !!! Thanks Jodi & Sara for all your help planning !!! Aloha !!! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Julie
Wedding:
6/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Aloha! Captain Howie and staff were so amazing. I didn't want the ups and downs of planning a huge wedding. They made everything from location to make up to flowers so stress free. They even set us up with a travel agent, Eric, who worked with our budget and planning out the trip. I would definitely recommend Above Heaven's Gate for anyone considering a destination wedding. Mahalo!
Aloha! Captain Howie and staff were so amazing. I didn't want the ups and downs of planning a huge wedding. They made Read more...
Aloha! Captain Howie and staff were so amazing. I didn't want the ups and downs of planning a huge wedding. They made everything from location to make up to flowers so stress free. They even set us up with a travel agent, Eric, who worked with our budget and planning out the trip. I would definitely recommend Above Heaven's Gate for anyone considering a destination wedding. Mahalo! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Terri and Troy Kluppel
Wedding:
8/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Our dream was to have a Hawaii beach wedding and it came true with Above Heaven’s Gate
The pictures and the wedding video are stunning. We loved the ceremony! The whole experience having a Hawaiian beach wedding was wonderful. The Hawaiian musician Dean was the best, he made my mother in law cry with tears of joy. Also, Fernando was wonderful to work with as well. The office gals, Chrissy and Jenny helped me survive the stress of a wedding.
Our makeup artist Wade did an awesome job on my hair.
Deva obviously is a great organizer…and Captain Howie, I am so glad you listed “veteran of Woodstock” as one of your references. Because that was what finalized my decision to go with you!
You were all fantastic. Thanks for making the most stress free Hawaii beach wedding.
Our dream was to have a Hawaii beach wedding and it came true with Above Heaven’s Gate
The pictures and the wedding Read more...
Our dream was to have a Hawaii beach wedding and it came true with Above Heaven’s Gate
The pictures and the wedding video are stunning. We loved the ceremony! The whole experience having a Hawaiian beach wedding was wonderful. The Hawaiian musician Dean was the best, he made my mother in law cry with tears of joy. Also, Fernando was wonderful to work with as well. The office gals, Chrissy and Jenny helped me survive the stress of a wedding.
Our makeup artist Wade did an awesome job on my hair.
Deva obviously is a great organizer…and Captain Howie, I am so glad you listed “veteran of Woodstock” as one of your references. Because that was what finalized my decision to go with you!
You were all fantastic. Thanks for making the most stress free Hawaii beach wedding. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Ceremony Music, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Videography, Unique Services
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Maya and Gerardo Tapia
Wedding:
6/15/2011
5.0/5.0
MAHALO my friends
We took a little time to come and say thank you for all the help and making our dream come true. We always wanted a beach wedding in Hawaii and the Waimanalo Beach was perfect. Everything was beautiful and the memories of our wedding ceremony are still fresh in our minds.
Your office manager Chrissy was very nice, helpful, resourceful and approachable. At the same time she was professional and to the point which I liked a lot. THUMBS UP, Chrissy!
Angel’s Bay was WONDERFUL. I especially enjoyed the fact that it is not crowded and we were not being ogled by tons of bystanders, tourists and passerby’s during or after our ceremony.
We stayed just down the street from you at the B&B cottage you recommended. It was very convenient and comfortable and the accommodation itself was just perfect. I’d definitely recommend it to others. THUMBS UP, again on your recommendation and the pick of the B&B.
Next up, the photographer we worked with, Fernando, was PHENOMENAL. We reeeeaaaally enjoyed having him as our photo-man. He made us feel totally relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. He took his time and didn’t rush us one bit – even though it was a father’s day weekend… and I’m sure he was itching to get home and spend time with his family. I am sure he doesn’t get paid by the hour so he could’ve tried to rush it all and get it done and over with but he didn’t. He was great to work with. Furthermore, he was full of ideas and recommendations as to where to go out to eat, what to do, and things to see. Thanks to him, we had a beautiful lunch after our beach wedding at the Blue Water Café & Grill. Then, we had another great meal at the best Thai food place food place on the north shore… and very inexpensive. TWO THUMBS UP for Fernando!
Our make-up artist, Wade, was really super nice too and did an excellent job, appropriate for the beach, nothing overdone.
MAHALO so much for everything. Have a wonderful day in paradise and I will refer Above Heaven’s Gate to anyone who wants to have a beach wedding in Hawaii.
Warm thoughts and best wishes!
Maya and Gerardo Tapia
MAHALO my friends
We took a little time to come and say thank you for all the help and making our dream come true. We Read more...
MAHALO my friends
We took a little time to come and say thank you for all the help and making our dream come true. We always wanted a beach wedding in Hawaii and the Waimanalo Beach was perfect. Everything was beautiful and the memories of our wedding ceremony are still fresh in our minds.
Your office manager Chrissy was very nice, helpful, resourceful and approachable. At the same time she was professional and to the point which I liked a lot. THUMBS UP, Chrissy!
Angel’s Bay was WONDERFUL. I especially enjoyed the fact that it is not crowded and we were not being ogled by tons of bystanders, tourists and passerby’s during or after our ceremony.
We stayed just down the street from you at the B&B cottage you recommended. It was very convenient and comfortable and the accommodation itself was just perfect. I’d definitely recommend it to others. THUMBS UP, again on your recommendation and the pick of the B&B.
Next up, the photographer we worked with, Fernando, was PHENOMENAL. We reeeeaaaally enjoyed having him as our photo-man. He made us feel totally relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. He took his time and didn’t rush us one bit – even though it was a father’s day weekend… and I’m sure he was itching to get home and spend time with his family. I am sure he doesn’t get paid by the hour so he could’ve tried to rush it all and get it done and over with but he didn’t. He was great to work with. Furthermore, he was full of ideas and recommendations as to where to go out to eat, what to do, and things to see. Thanks to him, we had a beautiful lunch after our beach wedding at the Blue Water Café & Grill. Then, we had another great meal at the best Thai food place food place on the north shore… and very inexpensive. TWO THUMBS UP for Fernando!
Our make-up artist, Wade, was really super nice too and did an excellent job, appropriate for the beach, nothing overdone.
MAHALO so much for everything. Have a wonderful day in paradise and I will refer Above Heaven’s Gate to anyone who wants to have a beach wedding in Hawaii.
Warm thoughts and best wishes!
Maya and Gerardo Tapia Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Dress & Attire, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Invitations, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Videography, Unique Services
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Tompkins
Wedding:
6/8/2011
5.0/5.0
This is the best Hawaii wedding venue.
Aloha,

We chose to get married at Pukalani Falls/Angel’s Bay when we came across our web search for simple yet meaningful Hawaiian wedding venues. The breath taking scenery and very interesting Captain Howie at the Above Heaven’s Gate webpage immediately caught our attention and the rest is history.

Planning the wedding ceremony in Hawaii was made so easy and completely stress free; all we had to do was make a phone call, book a day and basically show up.

Chrissy and Deva are absolutely amazing. Thank you for all your assistance and attention to detail.

Fernando our photographer was very professional and made us feel very relaxed; he really portrayed the moment that we will always have to remember.

Captain Howie, a true kindred soul who really touched our hearts with his unique divine reason on love and marriage. We cherished the fact that our ceremony was intimate and not a photocopied page out of a book. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.

Mahalo for an unforgettable Hawaiian wedding ceremony.

Much peace and love,
Tanya and Dan Tompkins
This is the best Hawaii wedding venue.
Aloha,

We chose to get married at Pukalani Falls/Angel’s Bay when we Read more...
This is the best Hawaii wedding venue.
Aloha,

We chose to get married at Pukalani Falls/Angel’s Bay when we came across our web search for simple yet meaningful Hawaiian wedding venues. The breath taking scenery and very interesting Captain Howie at the Above Heaven’s Gate webpage immediately caught our attention and the rest is history.

Planning the wedding ceremony in Hawaii was made so easy and completely stress free; all we had to do was make a phone call, book a day and basically show up.

Chrissy and Deva are absolutely amazing. Thank you for all your assistance and attention to detail.

Fernando our photographer was very professional and made us feel very relaxed; he really portrayed the moment that we will always have to remember.

Captain Howie, a true kindred soul who really touched our hearts with his unique divine reason on love and marriage. We cherished the fact that our ceremony was intimate and not a photocopied page out of a book. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.

Mahalo for an unforgettable Hawaiian wedding ceremony.

Much peace and love,
Tanya and Dan Tompkins Read less
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HawaiiBride2011
Wedding:
4/8/2011
5.0/5.0
The grounds and beach for this wedding venue is BEAUTIFUL! We had a very positive experience and the all the staff was great at putting our minds at ease from the weather to the transportation. The photography was fun and all of our guests loved the different spin on Captain Howie's deliverance of our vows. Mahalo to all at Above Heaven's Gate!
The grounds and beach for this wedding venue is BEAUTIFUL! We had a very positive experience and the all the staff was Read more...
The grounds and beach for this wedding venue is BEAUTIFUL! We had a very positive experience and the all the staff was great at putting our minds at ease from the weather to the transportation. The photography was fun and all of our guests loved the different spin on Captain Howie's deliverance of our vows. Mahalo to all at Above Heaven's Gate! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Walker
Wedding:
4/7/2011
5.0/5.0
My name is Abby Walker and I wanted to let everyone know how wonderful Captain Howie and his crew truly are. My husband and I found Captain Howie and Above Heaven’s Gate online and we couldn’t have been more pleased with our choice. We got the Oahu wedding package and we were originally scheduled to be married at sunset on the North Shore at Pirates Cove. But Hawaii being Hawaii, and weather being weather, we found that the odds of a dry sunset on the north shore on our particular wedding day in April were slim. So with less than twenty-four hours notice, Captain Howie and his gang changed the location and time without a problem. We were able to get married at Angel’s Bay mid-day without a problem and we couldn’t have been happier.

The flowers were gorgeous; so fresh and bright in their colors and the cake toppers were fantastic. The cakes flavors were amazing (chocolate and passion fruit) and the frosting was probably my favorite. Oh, and Captain Howie’s Hobbit House is like a modern version of Swiss Family Robinson, so it’s the perfect backdrop for a low-key pictures and Hawaii weddings.
Also, of note is Fernando the photographer and Wade the “make the bride (and her bridesmaids) lovely” make-up artist. These two gentlemen truly made our experience memorable because Wade made us “pretty beyond imagination” and Fernando captured our wedding and wedding party at our best.
We have just recently received our pictures and CD with the MP3 file in the mail less than 3 weeks after our wedding. We were overjoyed and can’t believe the quality of the pictures. As Captain Howie shares, it’s difficult to remember the little moments in the ceremony. So the added MP3 audio file was wonderful to get to be able to hear again! All of Captain Howie’s special words of wisdom are ours forever!
We are forever grateful to Captain Howie and his gang’s debt and are soo very appreciative of their wonderful attention to detail. Weddings are usually soo stressful but with Captain Howie and his gang, it was a breeze!! Nothing about our wedding was stressful! It was a beautiful day and we couldn’t have been more pleased. So if you are looking for low-key Oahu wedding packages, and an original and truly memorable wedding day, we recommend without hesitation, Captain Howie and his gang at hawaiiweddings.com!
My name is Abby Walker and I wanted to let everyone know how wonderful Captain Howie and his crew truly are. My husband Read more...
My name is Abby Walker and I wanted to let everyone know how wonderful Captain Howie and his crew truly are. My husband and I found Captain Howie and Above Heaven’s Gate online and we couldn’t have been more pleased with our choice. We got the Oahu wedding package and we were originally scheduled to be married at sunset on the North Shore at Pirates Cove. But Hawaii being Hawaii, and weather being weather, we found that the odds of a dry sunset on the north shore on our particular wedding day in April were slim. So with less than twenty-four hours notice, Captain Howie and his gang changed the location and time without a problem. We were able to get married at Angel’s Bay mid-day without a problem and we couldn’t have been happier.

The flowers were gorgeous; so fresh and bright in their colors and the cake toppers were fantastic. The cakes flavors were amazing (chocolate and passion fruit) and the frosting was probably my favorite. Oh, and Captain Howie’s Hobbit House is like a modern version of Swiss Family Robinson, so it’s the perfect backdrop for a low-key pictures and Hawaii weddings.
Also, of note is Fernando the photographer and Wade the “make the bride (and her bridesmaids) lovely” make-up artist. These two gentlemen truly made our experience memorable because Wade made us “pretty beyond imagination” and Fernando captured our wedding and wedding party at our best.
We have just recently received our pictures and CD with the MP3 file in the mail less than 3 weeks after our wedding. We were overjoyed and can’t believe the quality of the pictures. As Captain Howie shares, it’s difficult to remember the little moments in the ceremony. So the added MP3 audio file was wonderful to get to be able to hear again! All of Captain Howie’s special words of wisdom are ours forever!
We are forever grateful to Captain Howie and his gang’s debt and are soo very appreciative of their wonderful attention to detail. Weddings are usually soo stressful but with Captain Howie and his gang, it was a breeze!! Nothing about our wedding was stressful! It was a beautiful day and we couldn’t have been more pleased. So if you are looking for low-key Oahu wedding packages, and an original and truly memorable wedding day, we recommend without hesitation, Captain Howie and his gang at hawaiiweddings.com! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Carlos Minetti
Wedding:
3/11/2011
5.0/5.0
We both want to express our gratitude for everything all of you put into our beach wedding in Hawaii!
Your words and spiritual knowledge made us feel great and we went on everything you advised. Everything could not have been more perfect.
Captain Howie’s wedding service was wonderful and heartfelt and our photographer, Fernando, was friendly, professional, and produced some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. The flowers were amazing and they lasted for days! We have already recommended Above Heaven’s Gate to friends (and strangers) because of how wonderful everything was. We send our aloha to all of you! We recommend you to anyone researching “beach weddings Hawaii”. Thank you all with all of our hearts for making our special day truly unique! Something we and our guests will certainly hold near and dear for a lifetime!
Mahalo!
Jaime and Carlos Minetti
We both want to express our gratitude for everything all of you put into our beach wedding in Hawaii!
Your words and Read more...
We both want to express our gratitude for everything all of you put into our beach wedding in Hawaii!
Your words and spiritual knowledge made us feel great and we went on everything you advised. Everything could not have been more perfect.
Captain Howie’s wedding service was wonderful and heartfelt and our photographer, Fernando, was friendly, professional, and produced some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. The flowers were amazing and they lasted for days! We have already recommended Above Heaven’s Gate to friends (and strangers) because of how wonderful everything was. We send our aloha to all of you! We recommend you to anyone researching “beach weddings Hawaii”. Thank you all with all of our hearts for making our special day truly unique! Something we and our guests will certainly hold near and dear for a lifetime!
Mahalo!
Jaime and Carlos Minetti Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Videography, Unique Services
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Tonya Kopaska
Wedding:
3/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much for our Hawaii beach wedding!
Words cannot express how truly grateful we are to all of you for being involved in such an important part of our life! You made the best day of our lives unforgettable! We do not even know where to begin to thank all of you for what you did to make our day so special. There has not been a day that has gone by since we have been home that we have not thought of all of you and the hospitality we received from the moment we came in contact with you. We have, and will continue to recommend you and your services to anyone and everyone that is having or even thinking about having a Hawaii beach wedding!

We have had so many compliments on our pictures, it is not difficult at all to convince anyone that Pukalani Falls and Angels Bay are the most beautiful places on earth to be married. Our day with you was absolutely PERFECT and we could only hope that anyone devoting their love to each other could feel the same way on their wedding day..

Mahalo for everything ~ Have a wonderful day!
Thank you so much for our Hawaii beach wedding!
Words cannot express how truly grateful we are to all of you for Read more...
Thank you so much for our Hawaii beach wedding!
Words cannot express how truly grateful we are to all of you for being involved in such an important part of our life! You made the best day of our lives unforgettable! We do not even know where to begin to thank all of you for what you did to make our day so special. There has not been a day that has gone by since we have been home that we have not thought of all of you and the hospitality we received from the moment we came in contact with you. We have, and will continue to recommend you and your services to anyone and everyone that is having or even thinking about having a Hawaii beach wedding!

We have had so many compliments on our pictures, it is not difficult at all to convince anyone that Pukalani Falls and Angels Bay are the most beautiful places on earth to be married. Our day with you was absolutely PERFECT and we could only hope that anyone devoting their love to each other could feel the same way on their wedding day..

Mahalo for everything ~ Have a wonderful day! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Angela
Wedding:
2/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Great place for a Destination wedding! I couldnt have been happier! They are very helpful with the whole planning process and a great price!
Great place for a Destination wedding! I couldnt have been happier! They are very helpful with the whole planning process Read more...
Great place for a Destination wedding! I couldnt have been happier! They are very helpful with the whole planning process and a great price! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Glen Heyman
Wedding:
2/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Thank you Above Heaven’s Gate for the most wonderful Hawaii wedding
Really, thanks so much for everything!!! Capt. Howie made our special wedding day, a day to remember. We’re so glad that we chose Hawaii to be the place where we exchanged our wedding vows.
What a wonderful, majestic, warm, and inviting place Hawaii is. And, we also wanted our ceremony to reflect the same qualities.
Above Heaven’s Gate more than came through for us!!! Captain Howie and his entire team were able to capture not only the moments of our hearts, but also, the moments of a lifetime for us. We decided on the Pukalani Falls and Angels Bay Combination Wedding. It was so amazing and beautiful! For someone who has performed ceremony after ceremony, you and your team were remarkably able to make us feel like we were the only couple you had ever done this for. Everything was carried off with such genuine sincerity and class.
Oh, and our pictures were equally amazing. Neither my husband nor myself like to have our pictures taken, and between your hair, make-up, and the photography services you provide, we were more than pleased with the outcome!! Thank you again for performing our wedding in Hawaii!!!
Glen and Jessica Heyman
Thank you Above Heaven’s Gate for the most wonderful Hawaii wedding
Really, thanks so much for everything!!! Capt. Read more...
Thank you Above Heaven’s Gate for the most wonderful Hawaii wedding
Really, thanks so much for everything!!! Capt. Howie made our special wedding day, a day to remember. We’re so glad that we chose Hawaii to be the place where we exchanged our wedding vows.
What a wonderful, majestic, warm, and inviting place Hawaii is. And, we also wanted our ceremony to reflect the same qualities.
Above Heaven’s Gate more than came through for us!!! Captain Howie and his entire team were able to capture not only the moments of our hearts, but also, the moments of a lifetime for us. We decided on the Pukalani Falls and Angels Bay Combination Wedding. It was so amazing and beautiful! For someone who has performed ceremony after ceremony, you and your team were remarkably able to make us feel like we were the only couple you had ever done this for. Everything was carried off with such genuine sincerity and class.
Oh, and our pictures were equally amazing. Neither my husband nor myself like to have our pictures taken, and between your hair, make-up, and the photography services you provide, we were more than pleased with the outcome!! Thank you again for performing our wedding in Hawaii!!!
Glen and Jessica Heyman Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Videography
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The Barletts
Wedding:
2/11/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a beautiful sunset wedding in Hawaii.
We just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for the most amazing sunset wedding in Hawaii that Lisa or I could ever imagine! Working with all of you was a pleasure from beginning to end, you made it perfect!!!! Everything was spectacular!!! If you wanted us to write a review for people researching wedding planners in Hawaii, it would be our pleasure to do so!

We will be contacting you soon to discuss another wedding coming up in June. Lisa’s daughter was convinced that a wedding in Vegas at the Bellagio and a honeymoon in Hawaii was the right choice for her…. Until we had the chance to tell her about how wonderful it was, just the two of us in front of God ( and a few spectators! The one that stood out most was the guy on the beach that played a Willie Nelson tune for us..Hilarious!) and Rev. Rich who was amazing and enjoyable. The photographer was completely outstanding and we cannot wait to see our pictures!!! Ma halo again… any who.. side tracked.. Kristen is convinced that a wonderful wedding put together by you all is the right choice and we certainly agree!!!
We had a beautiful sunset wedding in Hawaii.
We just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for the most amazing Read more...
We had a beautiful sunset wedding in Hawaii.
We just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for the most amazing sunset wedding in Hawaii that Lisa or I could ever imagine! Working with all of you was a pleasure from beginning to end, you made it perfect!!!! Everything was spectacular!!! If you wanted us to write a review for people researching wedding planners in Hawaii, it would be our pleasure to do so!

We will be contacting you soon to discuss another wedding coming up in June. Lisa’s daughter was convinced that a wedding in Vegas at the Bellagio and a honeymoon in Hawaii was the right choice for her…. Until we had the chance to tell her about how wonderful it was, just the two of us in front of God ( and a few spectators! The one that stood out most was the guy on the beach that played a Willie Nelson tune for us..Hilarious!) and Rev. Rich who was amazing and enjoyable. The photographer was completely outstanding and we cannot wait to see our pictures!!! Ma halo again… any who.. side tracked.. Kristen is convinced that a wonderful wedding put together by you all is the right choice and we certainly agree!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, , Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Videography, Unique Services
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Russ Pratt
Wedding:
11/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Aloha Captain Howie and the Gang,

It all started in July when we decided to do investigate Hawaii destination wedding packages. With the interest of combining our wedding, honeymoon and vacation, we did a lot of research on the internet to see what was available out there. We looked at hundreds of sights and when we came upon yours “Above Heaven’s Gate” we got a tranquil feeling, and also fell in love with the photos. After a few days of deliberation, we finally decided to contact Captain Howie and ask questions regarding availability and the specific package we were interested in. On the first contact, the ease of decision making was so simple, and the support we received was very calm and met all our expectations. Within 25 minutes we had all the plans made and the stress relief of planning a huge wedding was lifted off our shoulders. We couldn’t have asked for better service, especially considering we are in New Hampshire with a 6-hour time difference.

On our wedding day, our experience started at 11:00 am and was absolutely amazing. Everything was on time starting with the hair and makeup. Our makeup artist, Wade, was a true master. I was awestruck when I saw my wife for the first time. She was so beautiful, I fell in love with her all over again.

The limo service was also much greater than expected and the kids really loved the ride. When we arrived for our Hawaii sunset wedding at Pirates Cove, we were greeted with smiles, introductions, and all the flowers that were part of the ceremony. Again the expectations and experience was superb and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. The photographer and videographer were wonderful. They orchestrated everything so we would get the best possible photographs in accordance with the setting of the sun etc. Like everything else, it was absolutely hassle free. I just have to say that the whole experience from start to finish was totally awesome. When we received oor pictures and video back home, we were blown away. They allow us to relive the entire experience whenever we want.

In closing we would like to highly recommend to anyone considering Hawaii destination wedding packages to considered using the services of Captain Howie and his staff. You will definitely be in good hands.

Mahalo

Russ and Angela Pratt
Aloha Captain Howie and the Gang,

It all started in July when we decided to do investigate Hawaii destination Read more...
Aloha Captain Howie and the Gang,

It all started in July when we decided to do investigate Hawaii destination wedding packages. With the interest of combining our wedding, honeymoon and vacation, we did a lot of research on the internet to see what was available out there. We looked at hundreds of sights and when we came upon yours “Above Heaven’s Gate” we got a tranquil feeling, and also fell in love with the photos. After a few days of deliberation, we finally decided to contact Captain Howie and ask questions regarding availability and the specific package we were interested in. On the first contact, the ease of decision making was so simple, and the support we received was very calm and met all our expectations. Within 25 minutes we had all the plans made and the stress relief of planning a huge wedding was lifted off our shoulders. We couldn’t have asked for better service, especially considering we are in New Hampshire with a 6-hour time difference.

On our wedding day, our experience started at 11:00 am and was absolutely amazing. Everything was on time starting with the hair and makeup. Our makeup artist, Wade, was a true master. I was awestruck when I saw my wife for the first time. She was so beautiful, I fell in love with her all over again.

The limo service was also much greater than expected and the kids really loved the ride. When we arrived for our Hawaii sunset wedding at Pirates Cove, we were greeted with smiles, introductions, and all the flowers that were part of the ceremony. Again the expectations and experience was superb and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. The photographer and videographer were wonderful. They orchestrated everything so we would get the best possible photographs in accordance with the setting of the sun etc. Like everything else, it was absolutely hassle free. I just have to say that the whole experience from start to finish was totally awesome. When we received oor pictures and video back home, we were blown away. They allow us to relive the entire experience whenever we want.

In closing we would like to highly recommend to anyone considering Hawaii destination wedding packages to considered using the services of Captain Howie and his staff. You will definitely be in good hands.

Mahalo

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Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Videography, Unique Services
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Maria
Wedding:
11/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Above Heaven's Gate will make your wedding amazing and truly unique. We have no regrets going with
Captain Howie and team. They made our wedding so special. I wish we could do it all over again the very same way. What we paid was worth every penny.
Above Heaven's Gate will make your wedding amazing and truly unique. We have no regrets going with
Captain Howie and Read more...
Above Heaven's Gate will make your wedding amazing and truly unique. We have no regrets going with
Captain Howie and team. They made our wedding so special. I wish we could do it all over again the very same way. What we paid was worth every penny. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Lisa and Tanya
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
We had a commitment ceremony in Hawaii with Captain Howie and his amazing team at Above Heaven’s Gate.

There are not enough words in the English language to express the thanks and gratitude for everything they did to make our Hawaiian commitment ceremony so special.
Please know it was an unbelievable moment to remember and we will think of you all fondly whenever we think back on our magical day.

We highly recommend you to any couples considering a commitment ceremony in Hawaii!

Mahalo and much Love
We had a commitment ceremony in Hawaii with Captain Howie and his amazing team at Above Heaven’s Gate.

There are Read more...
We had a commitment ceremony in Hawaii with Captain Howie and his amazing team at Above Heaven’s Gate.

There are not enough words in the English language to express the thanks and gratitude for everything they did to make our Hawaiian commitment ceremony so special.
Please know it was an unbelievable moment to remember and we will think of you all fondly whenever we think back on our magical day.

We highly recommend you to any couples considering a commitment ceremony in Hawaii!

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Services Used: Catering
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Elizabeth McLachlan
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Aloha Captain Howie,
My husband and I were married in Hawaii by you. Needless to say, we still think back our wonderful beach wedding in Hawaii and remember how beautiful everything was. We remember it like it was yesterday and if we would do it again, we wouldn’t change a thing. Being married has taught us to work together as one and work toward our dreams together. We have the most beautiful girl in the world and our life is perfect. I can’t begin to express how grateful I am to share my life with my husband. In many ways I have you to thank for making that day happen. Thank you so much and I hope I can come to the islands soon to relive the memories. I hope you will continue to bring other as much happiness in their weddings in Hawaii as you have brought to us!
We recommend Above Heaven’s Gate with all our hearts!
Sincerely,
Elizabeth and David McLachlan
Aloha Captain Howie,
My husband and I were married in Hawaii by you. Needless to say, we still think back our Read more...
Aloha Captain Howie,
My husband and I were married in Hawaii by you. Needless to say, we still think back our wonderful beach wedding in Hawaii and remember how beautiful everything was. We remember it like it was yesterday and if we would do it again, we wouldn’t change a thing. Being married has taught us to work together as one and work toward our dreams together. We have the most beautiful girl in the world and our life is perfect. I can’t begin to express how grateful I am to share my life with my husband. In many ways I have you to thank for making that day happen. Thank you so much and I hope I can come to the islands soon to relive the memories. I hope you will continue to bring other as much happiness in their weddings in Hawaii as you have brought to us!
We recommend Above Heaven’s Gate with all our hearts!
Sincerely,
Elizabeth and David McLachlan Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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Camilla Schwarcz
Wedding:
5/7/2010
5.0/5.0
ALOHA Captain Howie and the rest of the crew at Above Heavens Gate!

We would like to send you all a big MAHALO for making our wedding day on April 3rd so memorable!
Maui's best Wedding Planners.
We first considered Maui weddings, but when we looked around on the internet for Maui wedding planners, we discovered Above Heavens gate. We knew right away this would fit us best, and we were totally right! Captain Howie was truly the right man for the job!
Thank you Jody, Chrissy and Deva for being so helpful and easygoing on the phone and mails.
Thank you Wade for your work with Camillas hair. She was very nervous before you showed up but when you left she was more than satisfied, you did an amazing job!
Thank you Fernando for all the fantastic pictures! You are so gentle and professional and we really enjoyed spending time with you.
Thank you Captain Howie for your thoughtful words and the beautiful beach ceremony at Angels Bay. We got the audio cd today and we are so happy that we can listen to it over and over again and dream ourselves back to our big day!
We loved our vacation on the Hawaiian islands and we hope to come back real soon again. It´s paradise!
ALOHA Captain Howie and the rest of the crew at Above Heavens Gate!

We would like to send you all a big MAHALO Read more...
ALOHA Captain Howie and the rest of the crew at Above Heavens Gate!

We would like to send you all a big MAHALO for making our wedding day on April 3rd so memorable!
Maui's best Wedding Planners.
We first considered Maui weddings, but when we looked around on the internet for Maui wedding planners, we discovered Above Heavens gate. We knew right away this would fit us best, and we were totally right! Captain Howie was truly the right man for the job!
Thank you Jody, Chrissy and Deva for being so helpful and easygoing on the phone and mails.
Thank you Wade for your work with Camillas hair. She was very nervous before you showed up but when you left she was more than satisfied, you did an amazing job!
Thank you Fernando for all the fantastic pictures! You are so gentle and professional and we really enjoyed spending time with you.
Thank you Captain Howie for your thoughtful words and the beautiful beach ceremony at Angels Bay. We got the audio cd today and we are so happy that we can listen to it over and over again and dream ourselves back to our big day!
We loved our vacation on the Hawaiian islands and we hope to come back real soon again. It´s paradise! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Madeline
Wedding:
1/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Thank you for a fantastic Hawaii destination wedding
What can we say… our wedding was the greatest event of our lives! Above Heavens Gate helped provide us with a truly remarkable experience that was wonderful, non-stressful, and all that the other testimonials I read pronounced it to be. You guys add new meaning to Hawaii destination weddings.
To begin with Captain Howie and his team were great. They answered our every question, assisted us in our every need, and ensured that we were ready when our big day came. Our package included hair and makeup. We are so glad that we added that service as both my hair and makeup were done beautifully not to mention the fact that the whole time was spent in great conversation with our artist, Wade! Our pictures turned out really, really, well thanks to Fernando who was a joy to work with and made us feel completely comfortable throughout the session. The Pukalani Falls Garden and Angels Bay were truly breathtaking.
Finally the ceremony was very touching and meaningful for both of us. Captain Howie’s insight into marriage and his excitement and energy was fantastic. We really could not have imagined a better, more relaxing way to begin our lives together than getting married with Captain Howie at Above Heavens Gate.
Thank you for a fantastic Hawaii destination wedding
What can we say… our wedding was the greatest event of our Read more...
Thank you for a fantastic Hawaii destination wedding
What can we say… our wedding was the greatest event of our lives! Above Heavens Gate helped provide us with a truly remarkable experience that was wonderful, non-stressful, and all that the other testimonials I read pronounced it to be. You guys add new meaning to Hawaii destination weddings.
To begin with Captain Howie and his team were great. They answered our every question, assisted us in our every need, and ensured that we were ready when our big day came. Our package included hair and makeup. We are so glad that we added that service as both my hair and makeup were done beautifully not to mention the fact that the whole time was spent in great conversation with our artist, Wade! Our pictures turned out really, really, well thanks to Fernando who was a joy to work with and made us feel completely comfortable throughout the session. The Pukalani Falls Garden and Angels Bay were truly breathtaking.
Finally the ceremony was very touching and meaningful for both of us. Captain Howie’s insight into marriage and his excitement and energy was fantastic. We really could not have imagined a better, more relaxing way to begin our lives together than getting married with Captain Howie at Above Heavens Gate. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Videography, Unique Services
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avani
Wedding:
4/16/2008
5.0/5.0
I called a lot of wedding places in Hawaii. This was the best. They answered all of my questions. They only required a $100 deposit and you can cancel anytime. They provided everything that we needed for our wedding ceremony. The photographer was amazing, the best photos I've seen. The videographer was awesome too. Really well done. VERY professional. Nice and helpful staff. Capt. Howie is the best. He listened to us and was very in tune with us.
I called a lot of wedding places in Hawaii. This was the best. They answered all of my questions. They only required a Read more...
I called a lot of wedding places in Hawaii. This was the best. They answered all of my questions. They only required a $100 deposit and you can cancel anytime. They provided everything that we needed for our wedding ceremony. The photographer was amazing, the best photos I've seen. The videographer was awesome too. Really well done. VERY professional. Nice and helpful staff. Capt. Howie is the best. He listened to us and was very in tune with us. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Videography, Unique Services
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Jenny Doehling
Wedding:
10/17/2007
5.0/5.0
If you want a destination wedding in Hawaii choose Above Heaven’s Gate
We recommend Capt. Howie and his staff and we are so happy that we had our wedding ceremony with them. Talking on the phone with Capt. Howie made me feel very confident and everything was perfect. My haiku lei was beautiful and I really felt like a princess. Our photographer and videographer were very easy to work with and made us feel at ease. Their direction was easy to follow and their final products were amazing. Everyone who has seen our photos is blown away. They really are the best.
To anyone considering using Pukalani Falls as their wedding site – it is a magical place and I highly recommend it. It is so beautiful and alive. I saw little “enol” like lizards run across the grass, and a huge one (the largest I’ve seen outside of an aquarium), and a giant African snail sitting on a leafy plant by the waterfall.
Capt. Howie’s words were so beautiful and heartwarming. My parents were very pleased and said we couldn’t have done any better at choosing to celebrate our lifelong commitment to each other, where we did, with Capt. Howie.
It’s really touching, and I also highly recommend getting a Hawaiian wedding DVD made with Capt. Howie.
We can’t thank them enough.
Jenny and Justin Doehling
If you want a destination wedding in Hawaii choose Above Heaven’s Gate
We recommend Capt. Howie and his staff and we Read more...
If you want a destination wedding in Hawaii choose Above Heaven’s Gate
We recommend Capt. Howie and his staff and we are so happy that we had our wedding ceremony with them. Talking on the phone with Capt. Howie made me feel very confident and everything was perfect. My haiku lei was beautiful and I really felt like a princess. Our photographer and videographer were very easy to work with and made us feel at ease. Their direction was easy to follow and their final products were amazing. Everyone who has seen our photos is blown away. They really are the best.
To anyone considering using Pukalani Falls as their wedding site – it is a magical place and I highly recommend it. It is so beautiful and alive. I saw little “enol” like lizards run across the grass, and a huge one (the largest I’ve seen outside of an aquarium), and a giant African snail sitting on a leafy plant by the waterfall.
Capt. Howie’s words were so beautiful and heartwarming. My parents were very pleased and said we couldn’t have done any better at choosing to celebrate our lifelong commitment to each other, where we did, with Capt. Howie.
It’s really touching, and I also highly recommend getting a Hawaiian wedding DVD made with Capt. Howie.
We can’t thank them enough.
Jenny and Justin Doehling Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Videography, Unique Services
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Kim
Wedding:
6/3/2013
4.9/5.0
Organizing the whole thing was easy and simple, even the papers for the mariage were a little
tricky to get as we arrived on friday night and got married monday morning, but everybody helped us make it
happen.

The day itself was beautiful, the flowers and the lei were fresh and gorgeous, wonderful beach, we had our
10 months old daughter with us so we wanted a short ceremony, pictures and lots of fun... it's exactly what
we got! It was an almost stress free wedding and that is priceless!

It's definalety not for everybody but it was a great choice for us, we're 100 % happy :)
Organizing the whole thing was easy and simple, even the papers for the mariage were a little
tricky to get as we Read more...
Organizing the whole thing was easy and simple, even the papers for the mariage were a little
tricky to get as we arrived on friday night and got married monday morning, but everybody helped us make it
happen.

The day itself was beautiful, the flowers and the lei were fresh and gorgeous, wonderful beach, we had our
10 months old daughter with us so we wanted a short ceremony, pictures and lots of fun... it's exactly what
we got! It was an almost stress free wedding and that is priceless!

It's definalety not for everybody but it was a great choice for us, we're 100 % happy :) Read less
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June and Robert
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.7/5.0
Mahalo for helping make our O'ahu beach wedding one of the most memorable days of our lives! The team at Above Heaven's Gate was incredibly friendly, responsive to our needs from beginning to end, and always professional. The service they offer is excellent value for money (far less expensive than we expected!), and all of the staff go above and beyond to ensure that you have a wonderful wedding experience. The venue at Captain Howie's is beautiful and perfect for photography, and the beach setting, although public, was quiet, clean and romantic. Our photographer, Pilani, was brilliant, patient, professional and provided stunning photographs. During the wedding day, Gaby helped make everything run smoothly, taking care of the bride and venue set-up with enthusiasm and smiles. And Captain Howie provided a unique service that may not be for all tastes, but one that is certainly memorable, and his commitment to the couple and guests was sincere and heart-warming. Thanks again for everything! If you're ever thinking of coming to Toronto, please let us know! We'd love to repay the hospitality :) We'd highly recommend Above Heaven's Gate to any couple looking for something a bit different in one of the most beautiful parts of the world!
Mahalo for helping make our O'ahu beach wedding one of the most memorable days of our lives! The team at Above Heaven's Read more...
Mahalo for helping make our O'ahu beach wedding one of the most memorable days of our lives! The team at Above Heaven's Gate was incredibly friendly, responsive to our needs from beginning to end, and always professional. The service they offer is excellent value for money (far less expensive than we expected!), and all of the staff go above and beyond to ensure that you have a wonderful wedding experience. The venue at Captain Howie's is beautiful and perfect for photography, and the beach setting, although public, was quiet, clean and romantic. Our photographer, Pilani, was brilliant, patient, professional and provided stunning photographs. During the wedding day, Gaby helped make everything run smoothly, taking care of the bride and venue set-up with enthusiasm and smiles. And Captain Howie provided a unique service that may not be for all tastes, but one that is certainly memorable, and his commitment to the couple and guests was sincere and heart-warming. Thanks again for everything! If you're ever thinking of coming to Toronto, please let us know! We'd love to repay the hospitality :) We'd highly recommend Above Heaven's Gate to any couple looking for something a bit different in one of the most beautiful parts of the world! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Capt. Howie and his team did a great job of making our day special. flowers, cake, location, photography, everything was perfect. Everyone was friendly, helpful and made us feel welcome. The only "warning" I would give is this is not the company to use if you are not a laid back couple. This was perfect for us but I could see someone who wants that fancy white "by the book" wedding being disappointed.
Capt. Howie and his team did a great job of making our day special. flowers, cake, location, photography, everything was Read more...
Capt. Howie and his team did a great job of making our day special. flowers, cake, location, photography, everything was perfect. Everyone was friendly, helpful and made us feel welcome. The only "warning" I would give is this is not the company to use if you are not a laid back couple. This was perfect for us but I could see someone who wants that fancy white "by the book" wedding being disappointed. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue

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