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Kualoa Ranch Hawaii

Kaneohe , HI
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LOCATION

49-560 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe, HI US 96744 (map)

PHONE

808-237-8515

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When was your venue built?
1985
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Garden / Romantic, Tropical
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
4000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
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?
2500
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

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Lisa
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing experience!!!! Such a wonderful staff.
Amazing experience!!!! Such a wonderful staff.
Amazing experience!!!! Such a wonderful staff. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We only used Kualoa for our ceremony. We had it at the Paliku Gardens. The facilities were great and the view was unbeatable. Our wedding photos are epic!! The only blip we faced was a tour bus riding through during our ceremony talking. But when we told kualoa about it they were extremely apologetic and compensated us for the mishap, promising that they would make sure it did not happen to anyone else. I highly recommend this site for your wedding. It is a breathtaking site and had great customer service throughout our entire dealings with them.
We only used Kualoa for our ceremony. We had it at the Paliku Gardens. The facilities were great and the view was Read more...
We only used Kualoa for our ceremony. We had it at the Paliku Gardens. The facilities were great and the view was unbeatable. Our wedding photos are epic!! The only blip we faced was a tour bus riding through during our ceremony talking. But when we told kualoa about it they were extremely apologetic and compensated us for the mishap, promising that they would make sure it did not happen to anyone else. I highly recommend this site for your wedding. It is a breathtaking site and had great customer service throughout our entire dealings with them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Kualoa Ranch a few weeks ago. Our coordinator Marina was extremely helpful in meeting our many requests, which were all done via phone as we don't live in Hawaii. Our wedding went off without a hitch and the venue was absolutely beautiful. Our only complaint is it would have been nice for the reception to go a bit longer. However we found 10pm is a standard finish time for venues in Oahu so this is not Kualoa's fault. A beautiful venue and fantastic service. You won't find a more picturesque venue anywhere in the world.
We had our wedding at Kualoa Ranch a few weeks ago. Our coordinator Marina was extremely helpful in meeting our many Read more...
We had our wedding at Kualoa Ranch a few weeks ago. Our coordinator Marina was extremely helpful in meeting our many requests, which were all done via phone as we don't live in Hawaii. Our wedding went off without a hitch and the venue was absolutely beautiful. Our only complaint is it would have been nice for the reception to go a bit longer. However we found 10pm is a standard finish time for venues in Oahu so this is not Kualoa's fault. A beautiful venue and fantastic service. You won't find a more picturesque venue anywhere in the world. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
8/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding that night was wonderful and amazing. We were so pleased with the way everything turned out!! Our wedding coordinator (Marina Passion) was phenomenal! When I thought about planning my wedding, I was in complete stress=( Without Marina's help, I don't know if I would of made it through the night...I was so happy and we will never forget the experience that Kualoa Ranch gave my husband and I...100% satisfaction :-)
Our wedding that night was wonderful and amazing. We were so pleased with the way everything turned out!! Our wedding Read more...
Our wedding that night was wonderful and amazing. We were so pleased with the way everything turned out!! Our wedding coordinator (Marina Passion) was phenomenal! When I thought about planning my wedding, I was in complete stress=( Without Marina's help, I don't know if I would of made it through the night...I was so happy and we will never forget the experience that Kualoa Ranch gave my husband and I...100% satisfaction :-) Read less
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Allegra
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Kiana, Dean and their team at Kualoa Ranch have been wonderful to work with. When we did our tour for the venues they took us to all of the locations except for Secret Island. We fell in love with Hale Moli'i on the spot. After waiting the initial year to pass so that we could book our date, we received all the paper work and additional information for other vendors we can use. This vendor list was extremely helpful as we used Hawaii Tents and Events for our supplies (they have awesome package deals). Kiana, Dean and the team were even helpful to allow us to visit the venue another time closer to the date so we could show our family where we would be having the wedding at. On the day of there was a hiccup at one point where an undesired tour group showed up a few hours before the wedding. This was dealt with by Dean and he made sure that they left well before the wedding started. Thank you Dean. I would highly recommend this venue as they have beautiful landscapes and different venues to meet everyone's needs. They also offer caterering through their caterering company. We also loved the choice of using an outside caterer for only $2 a head. That was awesome.
Kiana, Dean and their team at Kualoa Ranch have been wonderful to work with. When we did our tour for the venues they took Read more...
Kiana, Dean and their team at Kualoa Ranch have been wonderful to work with. When we did our tour for the venues they took us to all of the locations except for Secret Island. We fell in love with Hale Moli'i on the spot. After waiting the initial year to pass so that we could book our date, we received all the paper work and additional information for other vendors we can use. This vendor list was extremely helpful as we used Hawaii Tents and Events for our supplies (they have awesome package deals). Kiana, Dean and the team were even helpful to allow us to visit the venue another time closer to the date so we could show our family where we would be having the wedding at. On the day of there was a hiccup at one point where an undesired tour group showed up a few hours before the wedding. This was dealt with by Dean and he made sure that they left well before the wedding started. Thank you Dean. I would highly recommend this venue as they have beautiful landscapes and different venues to meet everyone's needs. They also offer caterering through their caterering company. We also loved the choice of using an outside caterer for only $2 a head. That was awesome. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Our daughter was married in the Paliku Gardens at Kualoa Ranch on June 15, 2013. If you want an outdoor wedding on the island of Oahu, this is probably the most spectacular venue you will find. From the area for the ceremony, to the cocktail hour area, to the area for the reception -- every view was beautiful! We worked with Kiana Washington, who is marvelous. She's kind, honest, prompt, and one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Our guests are still talking about the beauty of Kualoa Ranch!
Our daughter was married in the Paliku Gardens at Kualoa Ranch on June 15, 2013. If you want an outdoor wedding on the Read more...
Our daughter was married in the Paliku Gardens at Kualoa Ranch on June 15, 2013. If you want an outdoor wedding on the island of Oahu, this is probably the most spectacular venue you will find. From the area for the ceremony, to the cocktail hour area, to the area for the reception -- every view was beautiful! We worked with Kiana Washington, who is marvelous. She's kind, honest, prompt, and one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Our guests are still talking about the beauty of Kualoa Ranch! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Kualoa Ranch is beautiful, and not overly priced compared to many venues on Oahu. The people are a little hard to get a hold of because they are really busy: but they are very polite and helpful and don't mind if you keep calling till they answer. Kiana and Dean were so helpful and professional. They work with you on whatever you need. Dean even sent me pictures of the bathroom via email so that I wouldn't have to drive out when I told him I wanted to decorate in there. They are also ok with you coming to measure and plan things out as often as you need (just call them first).

I used Moli'i Gardens. We fit 75 people with a present table, cake table, head table, and dance floor under the pavilion and used the grass area as a cocktail hour space. The bathrooms were super nice, and the space itself if amazing! I would never pick anywhere else to get married!
Kualoa Ranch is beautiful, and not overly priced compared to many venues on Oahu. The people are a little hard to get a Read more...
Kualoa Ranch is beautiful, and not overly priced compared to many venues on Oahu. The people are a little hard to get a hold of because they are really busy: but they are very polite and helpful and don't mind if you keep calling till they answer. Kiana and Dean were so helpful and professional. They work with you on whatever you need. Dean even sent me pictures of the bathroom via email so that I wouldn't have to drive out when I told him I wanted to decorate in there. They are also ok with you coming to measure and plan things out as often as you need (just call them first).

I used Moli'i Gardens. We fit 75 people with a present table, cake table, head table, and dance floor under the pavilion and used the grass area as a cocktail hour space. The bathrooms were super nice, and the space itself if amazing! I would never pick anywhere else to get married! Read less
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Janell
Wedding:
3/31/2013
5.0/5.0
After touring all of the possible venue sites at Kualoa, we selected Moli'i Gardens. We chose Kualoa, and especially this site, because Kiana was friendly and knowledgable when she toured us, Moli'is beauty and Hawaiian history. Moli'i feels intimate and private and the views are gorgeous! We used the lower lawn for our ceremony and cocktail hour, and even held an Easter egg hunt (since our wedding was on Easter Sunday). We set up a tent on the upper lawn that held our tables/chairs, DJ and dance floor, and the pavilion was used for the buffet, bar, registration table and photo booth. All of that space allowed our guests to move freely about the property. We are so pleased with choosing this venue and feel blessed to get married in a place that has such important Hawaiian history. The site allowed our guests to take beautiful pictures of their own and our wedding pictures are dramatic and beautiful! And as a bride, the grand staircase is THE way to make your entrance!
After touring all of the possible venue sites at Kualoa, we selected Moli'i Gardens. We chose Kualoa, and especially this Read more...
After touring all of the possible venue sites at Kualoa, we selected Moli'i Gardens. We chose Kualoa, and especially this site, because Kiana was friendly and knowledgable when she toured us, Moli'is beauty and Hawaiian history. Moli'i feels intimate and private and the views are gorgeous! We used the lower lawn for our ceremony and cocktail hour, and even held an Easter egg hunt (since our wedding was on Easter Sunday). We set up a tent on the upper lawn that held our tables/chairs, DJ and dance floor, and the pavilion was used for the buffet, bar, registration table and photo booth. All of that space allowed our guests to move freely about the property. We are so pleased with choosing this venue and feel blessed to get married in a place that has such important Hawaiian history. The site allowed our guests to take beautiful pictures of their own and our wedding pictures are dramatic and beautiful! And as a bride, the grand staircase is THE way to make your entrance! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Words can not describe this place! Its absolutely breath taking! We got married on Secret Island; the boat ride across the pond makes for amazing pictures, you then walk through a small bamboo forest and come out on the beach. It was perfect!!!!
Words can not describe this place! Its absolutely breath taking! We got married on Secret Island; the boat ride across the Read more...
Words can not describe this place! Its absolutely breath taking! We got married on Secret Island; the boat ride across the pond makes for amazing pictures, you then walk through a small bamboo forest and come out on the beach. It was perfect!!!! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Excellent - Cannot say enough great things about the staff, and the LOCATION! Paliku Gardens is where we had our wedding, and every person was amazed at the breathtaking views and how the grounds were so well kept. The coordinators, Robin and Dean were always accessable, no matter what time of the day we called.\r\n\r\nWe were able to bring in any musician or caterer, and that was important to us. We had a lot of flexibility, they work with you accessing the property early if possible, and it was a dream!\r\n\r\n
Excellent - Cannot say enough great things about the staff, and the LOCATION! Paliku Gardens is where we had our wedding, Read more...
Excellent - Cannot say enough great things about the staff, and the LOCATION! Paliku Gardens is where we had our wedding, and every person was amazed at the breathtaking views and how the grounds were so well kept. The coordinators, Robin and Dean were always accessable, no matter what time of the day we called.\r\n\r\nWe were able to bring in any musician or caterer, and that was important to us. We had a lot of flexibility, they work with you accessing the property early if possible, and it was a dream!\r\n\r\n Read less
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Riane
Wedding:
8/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Moli'i Gardens was the perfect setting for our wedding! The staff at Kualoa Ranch were very helpful when it came to setting up our ceremony rehearsal, and we received our deposit back exactly 2 weeks after the wedding, not bad! The prices were quite a bit better than other vendors on Oahu (such as private estates or Lanikuhonua). It's a bit out of the way but it's perfect for a private, lush, smaller wedding. We were married on the lower lever next to the fishpond, and had the reception in the pavillion. Our only issue is that it poured just before the ceremony and everything was drenched. But the rain is why it's so beautiful there!
Moli'i Gardens was the perfect setting for our wedding! The staff at Kualoa Ranch were very helpful when it came to Read more...
Moli'i Gardens was the perfect setting for our wedding! The staff at Kualoa Ranch were very helpful when it came to setting up our ceremony rehearsal, and we received our deposit back exactly 2 weeks after the wedding, not bad! The prices were quite a bit better than other vendors on Oahu (such as private estates or Lanikuhonua). It's a bit out of the way but it's perfect for a private, lush, smaller wedding. We were married on the lower lever next to the fishpond, and had the reception in the pavillion. Our only issue is that it poured just before the ceremony and everything was drenched. But the rain is why it's so beautiful there! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Moli'i Gardens is an absolutely majestic place to get married! Our guests couldn't stop talking about our choice of venue.
Moli'i Gardens is an absolutely majestic place to get married! Our guests couldn't stop talking about our choice of venue. Read more...
Moli'i Gardens is an absolutely majestic place to get married! Our guests couldn't stop talking about our choice of venue. Read less
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mdjs
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
We didn't have too much contact with the staff, but they were easy to work with, and the location was perfect. We couldn't have asked for anything more!
We didn't have too much contact with the staff, but they were easy to work with, and the location was perfect. We couldn't Read more...
We didn't have too much contact with the staff, but they were easy to work with, and the location was perfect. We couldn't have asked for anything more! Read less
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Anna Tomlinson
Wedding:
3/31/2010
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Moilii Garden on Kualoa Ranch. It was just fabulous! :)
We had our wedding at Moilii Garden on Kualoa Ranch. It was just fabulous! :)
We had our wedding at Moilii Garden on Kualoa Ranch. It was just fabulous! :) Read less
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Evangeline
Wedding:
6/28/2009
5.0/5.0
The venue was perfect with many options as far as taking photo's, cocktails, dancing, and reception. They were very helpful throughout the whole process.
The venue was perfect with many options as far as taking photo's, cocktails, dancing, and reception. They were very Read more...
The venue was perfect with many options as far as taking photo's, cocktails, dancing, and reception. They were very helpful throughout the whole process. Read less
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lil_snugglebug
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Justin Whitney & Robin Naluai are awesome.
Justin Whitney & Robin Naluai are awesome.
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/17/2014
4.9/5.0
My husband and I had our destination wedding at Kualoa Ranch in August 2014. We live in Northern California, so all of the planning took place via email or by phone. We had a fairly large destination wedding, with 92 guests. As we live far away, we never got a chance to see the sight in person... but let me tell you... as soon as we stepped off of our bus and saw Hale Moli'i... THE VENUE IS SPECTACULAR, BREATHTAKING.... no picture can ever capture how stunning the Hale Moli'i gardens were. My guests and I just could not believe how beautiful the lush foliage, towering mountains, and tranquil fishpond were. Kualoa Ranch has an amazing Hawaiian charm - when you picture going to Hawaii - this is it! I was so, SO happy that we chose Kualoa Ranch. We had a whiskey bar, cigar bar, the most beautiful tropical flower centerpieces (BY KOA - AMAZING FLOWERS!).Marina was extremely kind, flexible, and able to make changes based on what my husband and I wanted. She helped us to attain our vision to the T. However we received a different "day of" coordinator named Soccoro. I would have to say that there were a few instances where we were confused by her. For example, she told my husband at 8:00PM that our alcohol had almost run out and asked if we would like to call the buses so our guests can leave early (???). When my husband went to check on the alcohol at the bar, we actually had three cases of wine left. When he went to question her, she changed her story. Not sure what happened here? Regardless we partied the night away and left at 10PM. When you bring 92 people out 2,300 miles away, you hope that the venue is worth it, and let me tell you, I was SO proud and happy to bring my closest friends and family to Kualoa Ranch. All of my guests were in awe of this venue, many told my husband and I that this was the best wedding they have ever been to, and I know in my heart this wedding is an event that no one will ever forget... Kualoa Ranch helped us to make this happen!
My husband and I had our destination wedding at Kualoa Ranch in August 2014. We live in Northern California, so all of the Read more...
My husband and I had our destination wedding at Kualoa Ranch in August 2014. We live in Northern California, so all of the planning took place via email or by phone. We had a fairly large destination wedding, with 92 guests. As we live far away, we never got a chance to see the sight in person... but let me tell you... as soon as we stepped off of our bus and saw Hale Moli'i... THE VENUE IS SPECTACULAR, BREATHTAKING.... no picture can ever capture how stunning the Hale Moli'i gardens were. My guests and I just could not believe how beautiful the lush foliage, towering mountains, and tranquil fishpond were. Kualoa Ranch has an amazing Hawaiian charm - when you picture going to Hawaii - this is it! I was so, SO happy that we chose Kualoa Ranch. We had a whiskey bar, cigar bar, the most beautiful tropical flower centerpieces (BY KOA - AMAZING FLOWERS!).Marina was extremely kind, flexible, and able to make changes based on what my husband and I wanted. She helped us to attain our vision to the T. However we received a different "day of" coordinator named Soccoro. I would have to say that there were a few instances where we were confused by her. For example, she told my husband at 8:00PM that our alcohol had almost run out and asked if we would like to call the buses so our guests can leave early (???). When my husband went to check on the alcohol at the bar, we actually had three cases of wine left. When he went to question her, she changed her story. Not sure what happened here? Regardless we partied the night away and left at 10PM. When you bring 92 people out 2,300 miles away, you hope that the venue is worth it, and let me tell you, I was SO proud and happy to bring my closest friends and family to Kualoa Ranch. All of my guests were in awe of this venue, many told my husband and I that this was the best wedding they have ever been to, and I know in my heart this wedding is an event that no one will ever forget... Kualoa Ranch helped us to make this happen! Read less
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LJ
Wedding:
6/27/2013
4.9/5.0
I picked Kualoa Ranch - Paliku Gardens because of the beautiful view that it offered! Actually, any of their venues are beautiful but Paliku features the view of Chinaman's Hat from the foot of the mountains. We only had our cocktail and reception there but many people have their ceremony there as well. They also have an indoor pavilion if you don't want an outdoor reception.

At first, it was a little tough to contact the coordinators. Once I did get a hold of them via phone, I found that Kiana and Dean were very nice, approachable, and professional. They answered all my questions.

I think the price for this venue is worth it! Keep in mind that it is a few hundred dollars cheaper during the weekday. There is also a $500 refundable fee that i received within 2-3 weeks post-wedding. They do offer their preferred vendors plus they have their own catering services. I did go with an outside caterer so I had a $2pp fee on top of venue price. I also rented my own tent, tables/chairs, plates/utensils, and cups. I went through what my coordinator recommended.

It's a bit tough to get the limo up to Paliku but it's possible. The parking is on grass though. There are bathrooms at the indoor pavilion area too.

I would definitely recommend this place! I have really awesome pictures because of the background scenery! :) thank you to everyone at Kualoa Ranch!
I picked Kualoa Ranch - Paliku Gardens because of the beautiful view that it offered! Actually, any of their venues are Read more...
I picked Kualoa Ranch - Paliku Gardens because of the beautiful view that it offered! Actually, any of their venues are beautiful but Paliku features the view of Chinaman's Hat from the foot of the mountains. We only had our cocktail and reception there but many people have their ceremony there as well. They also have an indoor pavilion if you don't want an outdoor reception.

At first, it was a little tough to contact the coordinators. Once I did get a hold of them via phone, I found that Kiana and Dean were very nice, approachable, and professional. They answered all my questions.

I think the price for this venue is worth it! Keep in mind that it is a few hundred dollars cheaper during the weekday. There is also a $500 refundable fee that i received within 2-3 weeks post-wedding. They do offer their preferred vendors plus they have their own catering services. I did go with an outside caterer so I had a $2pp fee on top of venue price. I also rented my own tent, tables/chairs, plates/utensils, and cups. I went through what my coordinator recommended.

It's a bit tough to get the limo up to Paliku but it's possible. The parking is on grass though. There are bathrooms at the indoor pavilion area too.

I would definitely recommend this place! I have really awesome pictures because of the background scenery! :) thank you to everyone at Kualoa Ranch! Read less
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Bridget+Andra
Wedding:
11/3/2012
4.9/5.0
Kualoa Ranch - Moli'i Gardens... is where I had my wedding ceremony + cocktail hour/reception. I can't say enough about how breathtakingly beautiful this place is! My guests were floored by the natural beauty surrounding us all...and as we said our vows...the fish were jumping in the pond (which means good luck) and although it was rainy season and this spot is on the rainy side of the island - there was not even one drop of rain! The location is pricier than many other locations on the island, but well worth the privacy and flexibility extended to us. Also - there are tours that take place here - so make sure you ask about the schedules prior to - as we had to push our ceremony 15min later so our nuptuals weren't interrupted by tourists undocking from the tour...but other than that it was THE perfect location and it showcased Hawaii's beauty very welll! Very romantic -
Kualoa Ranch - Moli'i Gardens... is where I had my wedding ceremony + cocktail hour/reception. I can't say enough about Read more...
Kualoa Ranch - Moli'i Gardens... is where I had my wedding ceremony + cocktail hour/reception. I can't say enough about how breathtakingly beautiful this place is! My guests were floored by the natural beauty surrounding us all...and as we said our vows...the fish were jumping in the pond (which means good luck) and although it was rainy season and this spot is on the rainy side of the island - there was not even one drop of rain! The location is pricier than many other locations on the island, but well worth the privacy and flexibility extended to us. Also - there are tours that take place here - so make sure you ask about the schedules prior to - as we had to push our ceremony 15min later so our nuptuals weren't interrupted by tourists undocking from the tour...but other than that it was THE perfect location and it showcased Hawaii's beauty very welll! Very romantic - Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
9/28/2012
4.8/5.0
After hunting hard for a venue for our ceremony and reception we finally decided on Kualoa Ranch's Molii Gardens. Molii Gardens is a relatively unknown gem. The venue is remote but the views and atmosphere of Molii Gardens is worth it. Events coordinator Kiana Washington is very helpful. Kiana took us on our initial tour of Kualoa. Her wealth of knowledge of hosting events at Kualoa and proved to be very helpful in choosing our venue. Kiana and Kualoa were also very flexible allowing us to visit the venue multiple times during our planning phase.

Unlike hosting an event at a hotel, hosting an event at Kualoa requires that all furniture, food, etc needs to be brought in. This would be my own gripe, however in my opinion the breathtaking views and magical atmosphere of Molii Gardens make up for it.
After hunting hard for a venue for our ceremony and reception we finally decided on Kualoa Ranch's Molii Gardens. Molii Read more...
After hunting hard for a venue for our ceremony and reception we finally decided on Kualoa Ranch's Molii Gardens. Molii Gardens is a relatively unknown gem. The venue is remote but the views and atmosphere of Molii Gardens is worth it. Events coordinator Kiana Washington is very helpful. Kiana took us on our initial tour of Kualoa. Her wealth of knowledge of hosting events at Kualoa and proved to be very helpful in choosing our venue. Kiana and Kualoa were also very flexible allowing us to visit the venue multiple times during our planning phase.

Unlike hosting an event at a hotel, hosting an event at Kualoa requires that all furniture, food, etc needs to be brought in. This would be my own gripe, however in my opinion the breathtaking views and magical atmosphere of Molii Gardens make up for it. Read less
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CC
Wedding:
11/19/2005
4.8/5.0
Moli'i Gardens at Kualoa Ranch was absolutely beautiful, it was the perfect spot for our wedding and reception. We had to change the venue 4 months before the wedding, and what we got was less expensive and more perfect for us. Jenny was absolutely fabulous and I very highly recommend Kualoa Ranch.
Moli'i Gardens at Kualoa Ranch was absolutely beautiful, it was the perfect spot for our wedding and reception. We had to Read more...
Moli'i Gardens at Kualoa Ranch was absolutely beautiful, it was the perfect spot for our wedding and reception. We had to change the venue 4 months before the wedding, and what we got was less expensive and more perfect for us. Jenny was absolutely fabulous and I very highly recommend Kualoa Ranch. Read less
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Brittney
Wedding:
8/23/2014
4.7/5.0
Our wedding was everything that we had dreamed and more! The boat across to the ceremony on secret island wAs absolutely beautiful! Our guests were blown away by the venue and the professionalism of each employee involved in our day of planning. Our ceremony was held under a tent which added to the cost, but it was beautiful and well worth it! The extra 4$ per chair for a tie back was definitely worth it. Our dance floor was outside under string lights and lanterns. The lighting was perfect and everything was decorated flawlessly. Marina helped us create a custom dessert/candy bar that was a huge hit! The wedding went smoothly and we have been told countless times that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. It was wonderful working with Marina in planning our special day. She was very professional and got back to us as quickly as possible with any questions or concerns we had. She helped our dream wedding come to life in every shape and form. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking to have a unique and absolutely stunning location.
Our wedding was everything that we had dreamed and more! The boat across to the ceremony on secret island wAs absolutely Read more...
Our wedding was everything that we had dreamed and more! The boat across to the ceremony on secret island wAs absolutely beautiful! Our guests were blown away by the venue and the professionalism of each employee involved in our day of planning. Our ceremony was held under a tent which added to the cost, but it was beautiful and well worth it! The extra 4$ per chair for a tie back was definitely worth it. Our dance floor was outside under string lights and lanterns. The lighting was perfect and everything was decorated flawlessly. Marina helped us create a custom dessert/candy bar that was a huge hit! The wedding went smoothly and we have been told countless times that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. It was wonderful working with Marina in planning our special day. She was very professional and got back to us as quickly as possible with any questions or concerns we had. She helped our dream wedding come to life in every shape and form. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking to have a unique and absolutely stunning location. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
5/18/2014
4.7/5.0
Kualoa Ranch was a perfect fit for our rustic, vintage themed wedding! We fell in love with the atmosphere at the ranch, where we had a choice of several different outdoor venues ranging from a secret island by boat-access only to beautiful garden sites. We chose Paliku Gardens overlooking Chinaman's Hat. The staff was so friendly, flexible and easy to work with. They were responsive to emails and also met with me in person as needed. The package deal came at a set price, but after adding on the "enhancements" available to customize the ceremony it quickly added up $$-wise. But for us, it was beneficial to invest in a package deal because it simplified the wedding planning process and the on-site wedding coordinators took care of all the minor details leading up to and on the big day — great for busy, laid-back couples. There were a couple mishaps — none which were their fault — including a missing wedding band (we took risk in letting our dog be the ring bearer) and some wind that knocked over and broke a framed picture, but the ranch went above and beyond and got metal detectors to search for the ring and even sent a small check to help us repair the broken frame. We appreciated the extra gestures they made in that regard!
Kualoa Ranch was a perfect fit for our rustic, vintage themed wedding! We fell in love with the atmosphere at the ranch, Read more...
Kualoa Ranch was a perfect fit for our rustic, vintage themed wedding! We fell in love with the atmosphere at the ranch, where we had a choice of several different outdoor venues ranging from a secret island by boat-access only to beautiful garden sites. We chose Paliku Gardens overlooking Chinaman's Hat. The staff was so friendly, flexible and easy to work with. They were responsive to emails and also met with me in person as needed. The package deal came at a set price, but after adding on the "enhancements" available to customize the ceremony it quickly added up $$-wise. But for us, it was beneficial to invest in a package deal because it simplified the wedding planning process and the on-site wedding coordinators took care of all the minor details leading up to and on the big day — great for busy, laid-back couples. There were a couple mishaps — none which were their fault — including a missing wedding band (we took risk in letting our dog be the ring bearer) and some wind that knocked over and broke a framed picture, but the ranch went above and beyond and got metal detectors to search for the ring and even sent a small check to help us repair the broken frame. We appreciated the extra gestures they made in that regard! Read less
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Maire
Wedding:
6/6/2010
4.7/5.0
Awesome venue and very helpful events coordinators. Always responded quickly to my emails. The site is very beautiful and well kept.
Awesome venue and very helpful events coordinators. Always responded quickly to my emails. The site is very beautiful and Read more...
Awesome venue and very helpful events coordinators. Always responded quickly to my emails. The site is very beautiful and well kept. Read less
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jcloud80
Wedding:
3/10/2010
4.7/5.0
I loved Moli'i Gardens for our wedding venue. It was quiet, out of the way from tour groups and the Ranch noise, and it was absolutely gorgeous! Robin & Dean were flexible and easy to deal with. We even got our cleaning deposit back fairly quickly, which was nice. The only issue was the day of the wedding the small kitchen area was locked so we had to wait for someone to open it up before the decorating began. Just a FYI, since the garden consists of an upper and lower lawn, there is a decent amount of walking that guests have to do on grassy areas, so make sure they wear sensible shoes.
I loved Moli'i Gardens for our wedding venue. It was quiet, out of the way from tour groups and the Ranch noise, and it Read more...
I loved Moli'i Gardens for our wedding venue. It was quiet, out of the way from tour groups and the Ranch noise, and it was absolutely gorgeous! Robin & Dean were flexible and easy to deal with. We even got our cleaning deposit back fairly quickly, which was nice. The only issue was the day of the wedding the small kitchen area was locked so we had to wait for someone to open it up before the decorating began. Just a FYI, since the garden consists of an upper and lower lawn, there is a decent amount of walking that guests have to do on grassy areas, so make sure they wear sensible shoes. Read less
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MCLouis
Wedding:
4/16/2009
4.7/5.0
Moli'i Gardens is absolutely beautiful. The grounds are nicely maintained (mind you it is not a formal garden-style, but everything is clearly very clean and well-kept). The facilities are nice and clean as well. Several guests commented that the wedding site was really awe-inspiring and spectacular. Even guests who complained it was "too far" from Honolulu, said that being at the site makes the drive all worthwhile, as it is truly gorgeous. My main complaint with Kualoa Ranch is that they tend to not be immediately responsive. But as other reviewers said, the management is very casual and laid back themselves, and as a result, they are also flexible as well.
Moli'i Gardens is absolutely beautiful. The grounds are nicely maintained (mind you it is not a formal garden-style, but Read more...
Moli'i Gardens is absolutely beautiful. The grounds are nicely maintained (mind you it is not a formal garden-style, but everything is clearly very clean and well-kept). The facilities are nice and clean as well. Several guests commented that the wedding site was really awe-inspiring and spectacular. Even guests who complained it was "too far" from Honolulu, said that being at the site makes the drive all worthwhile, as it is truly gorgeous. My main complaint with Kualoa Ranch is that they tend to not be immediately responsive. But as other reviewers said, the management is very casual and laid back themselves, and as a result, they are also flexible as well. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
We had our wedding at Paliku Gardens and it was phenomenal! You will never find a better location! All of our guests were blown away by the views. We also booked the catering through Kualoa and the food was fantastic! I did find that I was having to send multiple emails before getting a delayed response. In the end, they were concerns that did not effect the event as everything went perfectly!
We had our wedding at Paliku Gardens and it was phenomenal! You will never find a better location! All of our guests were Read more...
We had our wedding at Paliku Gardens and it was phenomenal! You will never find a better location! All of our guests were blown away by the views. We also booked the catering through Kualoa and the food was fantastic! I did find that I was having to send multiple emails before getting a delayed response. In the end, they were concerns that did not effect the event as everything went perfectly! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
We loved having our wedding at Kualoa. We used their catering and everyone loved the food. We did have some issues with understanding what we need to hire in terms of labor and it ended up costing us an extra $1000 we hadn't anticipated for servers etc. But they were great to work with onsite and the staff was amazing.
We loved having our wedding at Kualoa. We used their catering and everyone loved the food. We did have some issues with Read more...
We loved having our wedding at Kualoa. We used their catering and everyone loved the food. We did have some issues with understanding what we need to hire in terms of labor and it ended up costing us an extra $1000 we hadn't anticipated for servers etc. But they were great to work with onsite and the staff was amazing. Read less
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Jan
Wedding:
5/8/2014
4.4/5.0
We had our wedding at Hale Moli'i and "magical" is the best way to describe the scene. It does rain quite frequently (which is why the area is so lush!), so that's something to keep in mind. It rained a little on our wedding day, but it just made the photos look even more ethereal. The location is so beautiful you really don't need to do much! As for Kualoa staff, everyone we've met has been super nice and friendly. Since the rain did affect our ceremony, they let us re-route it to nearby Moli'i Gardens since it wasn't being rented out that day! One note: when we booked, we were still allowed to use vendors of our choice, but I believe you have to use their approved vendors now.
We had our wedding at Hale Moli'i and "magical" is the best way to describe the scene. It does rain quite frequently Read more...
We had our wedding at Hale Moli'i and "magical" is the best way to describe the scene. It does rain quite frequently (which is why the area is so lush!), so that's something to keep in mind. It rained a little on our wedding day, but it just made the photos look even more ethereal. The location is so beautiful you really don't need to do much! As for Kualoa staff, everyone we've met has been super nice and friendly. Since the rain did affect our ceremony, they let us re-route it to nearby Moli'i Gardens since it wasn't being rented out that day! One note: when we booked, we were still allowed to use vendors of our choice, but I believe you have to use their approved vendors now. Read less
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AngelaEickholt
Wedding:
7/25/2011
4.4/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony at Moli'i Gardens inside of Kualoa Ranch after having never been there, and the location was absolutely amazing! Beautiful spot for a small wedding of say 10-50 people. it wasn't too hot by the lake with enough shade. The location made for beautiful photos, and booking the site was easy through ranch staff. The only difficult part is getting everyone to the ranch from their hotels if they are staying out of the area and aren't driving.
We had our wedding ceremony at Moli'i Gardens inside of Kualoa Ranch after having never been there, and the location was Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony at Moli'i Gardens inside of Kualoa Ranch after having never been there, and the location was absolutely amazing! Beautiful spot for a small wedding of say 10-50 people. it wasn't too hot by the lake with enough shade. The location made for beautiful photos, and booking the site was easy through ranch staff. The only difficult part is getting everyone to the ranch from their hotels if they are staying out of the area and aren't driving. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/23/2011
4.4/5.0
Kualoa Ranch is an absolutely stunning location and we had our Wedding Ceremony on Secret Beach followed by our Reception at Moli'i Gardens. It was a dream and we along with all of our guests had our jaws drop in wonder at the Paradise that surrounded us. We were able to enjoy mountains, a lake, a private beach, and lush tropical tiered gardens for our Wedding Day- can't beat that!

I initially reviewed the property with Dean 6 months prior to the wedding and he was a great guide.

We had access to use our own vendors which was a big plus to us.

For the Wedding we had our guests meet at the boat dock and staff took guests, then the bridal party across the lake to Secret Beach. It was stunning! The staff was pleasant and patient with guests and ourselves afterwards.

Secret Beach was well maintained and completely private for our ceremony which was something that was a "must" for us. Be advised that there is a short window of time on the beach and everything needs to be broken down right after the ceremony.

Moli'i Gardens was lush, serene, and perfectly private for our smaller wedding party. The lawn was green and perfectly landscaped (I had seen it not doing so well in earlier months). We enjoyed the lower level near the lake for the Mocktail Hour and then flowed up the upper level garden and into the pavilion for the Reception.

Great location to get out of the crowds and have privacy in a rather untouched part of the island. Facilities were well maintained and we also had a seamless rehearsal. Definitely bring mosquito repellant as it is such a lush tropical environment and there were quite a few out at dusk. The event needs to be broken down the evening of the wedding or by the early hours of the morning the following day, as there are tight hours to vacate the property and that can put a time crunch on the event as well as with your vendors to ensure you recieve your deposit back. We would have liked to enjoy the property a bit longer in the evening.

We had little contact with the staff and it is a pretty busy venue so that wasn't a suprise to us.

Enjoy Paradise at Moli'i Gardens!
Kualoa Ranch is an absolutely stunning location and we had our Wedding Ceremony on Secret Beach followed by our Reception Read more...
Kualoa Ranch is an absolutely stunning location and we had our Wedding Ceremony on Secret Beach followed by our Reception at Moli'i Gardens. It was a dream and we along with all of our guests had our jaws drop in wonder at the Paradise that surrounded us. We were able to enjoy mountains, a lake, a private beach, and lush tropical tiered gardens for our Wedding Day- can't beat that!

I initially reviewed the property with Dean 6 months prior to the wedding and he was a great guide.

We had access to use our own vendors which was a big plus to us.

For the Wedding we had our guests meet at the boat dock and staff took guests, then the bridal party across the lake to Secret Beach. It was stunning! The staff was pleasant and patient with guests and ourselves afterwards.

Secret Beach was well maintained and completely private for our ceremony which was something that was a "must" for us. Be advised that there is a short window of time on the beach and everything needs to be broken down right after the ceremony.

Moli'i Gardens was lush, serene, and perfectly private for our smaller wedding party. The lawn was green and perfectly landscaped (I had seen it not doing so well in earlier months). We enjoyed the lower level near the lake for the Mocktail Hour and then flowed up the upper level garden and into the pavilion for the Reception.

Great location to get out of the crowds and have privacy in a rather untouched part of the island. Facilities were well maintained and we also had a seamless rehearsal. Definitely bring mosquito repellant as it is such a lush tropical environment and there were quite a few out at dusk. The event needs to be broken down the evening of the wedding or by the early hours of the morning the following day, as there are tight hours to vacate the property and that can put a time crunch on the event as well as with your vendors to ensure you recieve your deposit back. We would have liked to enjoy the property a bit longer in the evening.

We had little contact with the staff and it is a pretty busy venue so that wasn't a suprise to us.

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Alyssa
Wedding:
5/3/2014
4.1/5.0
We had our wedding at Paliku Gardens. Everything on the day of was amazing. We were allowed to come visit the venue many times in advance. They could have been better with responsiveness to emails, but it all worked out in the end. All of our guests said it was the an amazing location.
We had our wedding at Paliku Gardens. Everything on the day of was amazing. We were allowed to come visit the venue many Read more...
We had our wedding at Paliku Gardens. Everything on the day of was amazing. We were allowed to come visit the venue many times in advance. They could have been better with responsiveness to emails, but it all worked out in the end. All of our guests said it was the an amazing location. Read less
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rkubo2
Wedding:
4/13/2008
4.0/5.0
The staff were laid back and really nice. They tried to be very helpful and worked out great deals for activities during the day.
We did ATV riding and the jungle expedition tour, both of which were really fun.


At times the staff was a little unorganized; they "lost" our check for the reception site, called us for non payment, but eventually found it. Even with the "lost" check, it didn't turn out to be too much of a problem because they didn't seem too worried about it, so in turn, we didn't worry about it.

The site itself was gorgeous and spacious. We held our reception at Moli'i Gardens. It had a large pavilion with a kitchen, a top garden, and another garden, pavilion, and pond at the lower level.
The staff were laid back and really nice. They tried to be very helpful and worked out great deals for activities during Read more...
The staff were laid back and really nice. They tried to be very helpful and worked out great deals for activities during the day.
We did ATV riding and the jungle expedition tour, both of which were really fun.


At times the staff was a little unorganized; they "lost" our check for the reception site, called us for non payment, but eventually found it. Even with the "lost" check, it didn't turn out to be too much of a problem because they didn't seem too worried about it, so in turn, we didn't worry about it.

The site itself was gorgeous and spacious. We held our reception at Moli'i Gardens. It had a large pavilion with a kitchen, a top garden, and another garden, pavilion, and pond at the lower level. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.9/5.0
I fell in love Kualoa Ranch instantly. Our initial tour was very thorough and informative. Our venues: Secret Island (ceremony) and Moli'i Gardens (reception) are spectacular and offered our guests a unique taste of Hawaii - from mountains to sea. The price for two venues was really reasonable for us and our budget.

I live on the mainland so all my planning was done remotely with the help of my planner. About half way through our planning process there was a major change in Kualoa's management and policies for weddings. I can't speak to many of the specifics because we were fortunately "Grandfathered" in under the old plan allowing us to bring in our own vendors.

We used every inch of our venues. At the ceremony site we took pictures, and while waiting to take the boat back over to Moli'i Gardens we took some shots on the doc with the gorgeous mountains in the background. At Moli'i Gardens we used the lower lawn for cocktails and upper lawn for our main reception, with the surrounding lawn for a performance by a Fire Knife dancer.

Our wedding day was pretty much perfect. There's very little I can complain about but here it goes: I had some obnoxious late guests that ended up taking the last boat over to the ceremony with me and my bridesmaids - the Ranch would not allow a separate boat run in this instance.

We were rushed off our ceremony site. We said, "I do" and began taking pictures and literally had ATVs whizzing around us loading chairs and equipment.

I wanted a particular shot of our wedding party on the dock next to/on the boat with the mountains in the background. Again, the Ranch would not allow a separate boat ride so we were on the boat with straggling guests, florist staff, Ranch workers and equipment. Kudos to my photographer for finding a work around and getting the shots I wanted.

I hope that with new management and policies the quality of this amazing venue won't suffer.
I fell in love Kualoa Ranch instantly. Our initial tour was very thorough and informative. Our venues: Secret Island Read more...
I fell in love Kualoa Ranch instantly. Our initial tour was very thorough and informative. Our venues: Secret Island (ceremony) and Moli'i Gardens (reception) are spectacular and offered our guests a unique taste of Hawaii - from mountains to sea. The price for two venues was really reasonable for us and our budget.

I live on the mainland so all my planning was done remotely with the help of my planner. About half way through our planning process there was a major change in Kualoa's management and policies for weddings. I can't speak to many of the specifics because we were fortunately "Grandfathered" in under the old plan allowing us to bring in our own vendors.

We used every inch of our venues. At the ceremony site we took pictures, and while waiting to take the boat back over to Moli'i Gardens we took some shots on the doc with the gorgeous mountains in the background. At Moli'i Gardens we used the lower lawn for cocktails and upper lawn for our main reception, with the surrounding lawn for a performance by a Fire Knife dancer.

Our wedding day was pretty much perfect. There's very little I can complain about but here it goes: I had some obnoxious late guests that ended up taking the last boat over to the ceremony with me and my bridesmaids - the Ranch would not allow a separate boat run in this instance.

We were rushed off our ceremony site. We said, "I do" and began taking pictures and literally had ATVs whizzing around us loading chairs and equipment.

I wanted a particular shot of our wedding party on the dock next to/on the boat with the mountains in the background. Again, the Ranch would not allow a separate boat ride so we were on the boat with straggling guests, florist staff, Ranch workers and equipment. Kudos to my photographer for finding a work around and getting the shots I wanted.

I hope that with new management and policies the quality of this amazing venue won't suffer. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.9/5.0
Beautiful location, but think they need to put more dare into their facilities. I think that, for all the business Kualoa Ranch receives ESPECIALLY for weddings, they really should do better upkeep of the pavilions, not just the landscaping... new paint job, pressure wash the walkways and walls, renovate restrooms and kitchen area. The appearance of the ENTIRE place should really be looked at. Yes, their main selling point for this location is the breathless view, but someone renting this location deserves clean, maintained facilities as part of what they are paying for.

Was very pleased with the quick response we received when allowed to ask for permission for early setup.

Was surprised that they took our deposit without having a contract ready to review and sign. Actually had to follow-up on our own and ask for a contract.

They were very accommodating and understanding when we had to stay well beyond the setup and cleanup times. Very much appreciated.

Received our deposit back pretty quickly. In fact, received an email the day after our wedding that we qualified to receive our full deposit back. That was a pleasant surprise.

Was a little disappointed to find out that we were only allowed to take pictures on the grounds of the venue we rented; if we wanted to take pictures around other parts of the Kualoa Ranch, we would have to pay for that by the hour.
Beautiful location, but think they need to put more dare into their facilities. I think that, for all the business Kualoa Read more...
Beautiful location, but think they need to put more dare into their facilities. I think that, for all the business Kualoa Ranch receives ESPECIALLY for weddings, they really should do better upkeep of the pavilions, not just the landscaping... new paint job, pressure wash the walkways and walls, renovate restrooms and kitchen area. The appearance of the ENTIRE place should really be looked at. Yes, their main selling point for this location is the breathless view, but someone renting this location deserves clean, maintained facilities as part of what they are paying for.

Was very pleased with the quick response we received when allowed to ask for permission for early setup.

Was surprised that they took our deposit without having a contract ready to review and sign. Actually had to follow-up on our own and ask for a contract.

They were very accommodating and understanding when we had to stay well beyond the setup and cleanup times. Very much appreciated.

Received our deposit back pretty quickly. In fact, received an email the day after our wedding that we qualified to receive our full deposit back. That was a pleasant surprise.

Was a little disappointed to find out that we were only allowed to take pictures on the grounds of the venue we rented; if we wanted to take pictures around other parts of the Kualoa Ranch, we would have to pay for that by the hour. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.8/5.0
We fell in love with beautiful Kualoa Ranch, Secret Island, and the gorgeous mountains surrounding it. We were impressed by the fairly reasonable cost of the venue, and were very excited to share the beautiful location with our friends and family. We had quite a bit of trouble communicating in the year between booking and then our actual wedding, and they seemed to be changing their contacts and policies every week. At a certain point it was a joke that I would call to ask something: "is there toilet paper in the restrooms" or something like that. Undoubtedly whatever I would ask, two to three weeks later the reply would come "no, but we will be more than happy to provide you with this for $2.50 a head, plus a $100.00 set up fee. We will go ahead and add this to your contract unless you say otherwise." We had a major contract issue when we were asked to change a location because of a third party, and then they changed their mind and didn't communicate with us. For about two weeks, in the final final weeks before our wedding, we didn't know where we were getting married. I called once, in the morning, every day, and didn't hear back until I called someone in a different department. It ended up working out, but even on the day of the wedding there were issues--a huge party and an unraked beach an hour after we were supposed to be able to set up, which set our whole wedding off and cut into our limited time on the island. I also recommended the venue to three people who then booked their weddings there as a direct result, and they didn't say anything like, thank you. They just stared at me blankly when I brought it up. On the plus side, none of our guests knew this--and were stunned by the beautiful place. Every guest said it was the most beautiful place they'd seen--mainland people and locals. We did get extra cafe lights strung for free, which was extremely awesome. Overall, I'd do it the same way again, but with my eyes open. Be tough!
We fell in love with beautiful Kualoa Ranch, Secret Island, and the gorgeous mountains surrounding it. We were impressed Read more...
We fell in love with beautiful Kualoa Ranch, Secret Island, and the gorgeous mountains surrounding it. We were impressed by the fairly reasonable cost of the venue, and were very excited to share the beautiful location with our friends and family. We had quite a bit of trouble communicating in the year between booking and then our actual wedding, and they seemed to be changing their contacts and policies every week. At a certain point it was a joke that I would call to ask something: "is there toilet paper in the restrooms" or something like that. Undoubtedly whatever I would ask, two to three weeks later the reply would come "no, but we will be more than happy to provide you with this for $2.50 a head, plus a $100.00 set up fee. We will go ahead and add this to your contract unless you say otherwise." We had a major contract issue when we were asked to change a location because of a third party, and then they changed their mind and didn't communicate with us. For about two weeks, in the final final weeks before our wedding, we didn't know where we were getting married. I called once, in the morning, every day, and didn't hear back until I called someone in a different department. It ended up working out, but even on the day of the wedding there were issues--a huge party and an unraked beach an hour after we were supposed to be able to set up, which set our whole wedding off and cut into our limited time on the island. I also recommended the venue to three people who then booked their weddings there as a direct result, and they didn't say anything like, thank you. They just stared at me blankly when I brought it up. On the plus side, none of our guests knew this--and were stunned by the beautiful place. Every guest said it was the most beautiful place they'd seen--mainland people and locals. We did get extra cafe lights strung for free, which was extremely awesome. Overall, I'd do it the same way again, but with my eyes open. Be tough! Read less
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Stuart
Wedding:
6/27/2009
3.8/5.0
Kualoa Ranch (specifically Moli'i Gardens) is a beautiful place for your wedding. It is out of the way, shaded and cool, and naturally beautiful, which definetely saves money on flowers. The only thing that was an issue is they had tour groups running a little late, so they were staring at our ceremony, but thats the price you pay for getting married in paradise.
Kualoa Ranch (specifically Moli'i Gardens) is a beautiful place for your wedding. It is out of the way, shaded and cool, Read more...
Kualoa Ranch (specifically Moli'i Gardens) is a beautiful place for your wedding. It is out of the way, shaded and cool, and naturally beautiful, which definetely saves money on flowers. The only thing that was an issue is they had tour groups running a little late, so they were staring at our ceremony, but thats the price you pay for getting married in paradise. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.7/5.0
My wedding was at Kualoa Ranch's Paliku Gardens in October. The venue is beautiful! It overlooks Chinaman's hat with the beautiful Koolau mountains at your back. There are 3 levels, 1) the "bowl" lawn on the far left, 2) the covered pavilion,top right, and 3) the pavilion lawn, middle section.

Words of advise:
Always have a backup plan for rain, it was beautiful on our rehearsal day but rained on our big day.
Make sure to provide bug off for your guest (just a warning there were tons of flying beetles, June bugs, once the sun went down and were attracted to the lanterns in the tent).
Bring your own large fan for the history room (private room were we got ready in the pavilion, very spacious but really hot and no chairs or places to hang clothes).

We meet up with our event coordinator at our rehearsal and she went above and beyond of her job duties to help us, she let us stay an extra 15 minutes after our time slot because traffic made everybody late, she provided us with plates and picnic utensil packs that we forgot, and she was very professional and comforting when the rain almost ruined my big day.
I had a few mishaps with the event staff: 1) they misplaced a receipt and said I still had a balance of $500, after I emailed them a copy of all the money orders they looked through their paperwork and found the missing receipt. 2) their respond time through email is a 3-4 days and calling would take a few times.
My wedding was at Kualoa Ranch's Paliku Gardens in October. The venue is beautiful! It overlooks Chinaman's hat with the Read more...
My wedding was at Kualoa Ranch's Paliku Gardens in October. The venue is beautiful! It overlooks Chinaman's hat with the beautiful Koolau mountains at your back. There are 3 levels, 1) the "bowl" lawn on the far left, 2) the covered pavilion,top right, and 3) the pavilion lawn, middle section.

Words of advise:
Always have a backup plan for rain, it was beautiful on our rehearsal day but rained on our big day.
Make sure to provide bug off for your guest (just a warning there were tons of flying beetles, June bugs, once the sun went down and were attracted to the lanterns in the tent).
Bring your own large fan for the history room (private room were we got ready in the pavilion, very spacious but really hot and no chairs or places to hang clothes).

We meet up with our event coordinator at our rehearsal and she went above and beyond of her job duties to help us, she let us stay an extra 15 minutes after our time slot because traffic made everybody late, she provided us with plates and picnic utensil packs that we forgot, and she was very professional and comforting when the rain almost ruined my big day.
I had a few mishaps with the event staff: 1) they misplaced a receipt and said I still had a balance of $500, after I emailed them a copy of all the money orders they looked through their paperwork and found the missing receipt. 2) their respond time through email is a 3-4 days and calling would take a few times. Read less
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