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Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

Waimea , HI
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LOCATION

68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive
Waimea, HI 96743 US (map)

PHONE

808-885-1467

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Featuring luxury indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception space, attentive event staff, a creative culinary team, and a spectacular backdrop, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is the... Read more
Featuring luxury indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception space, attentive event staff, a creative culinary team, and a spectacular backdrop, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is the ideal destination for the Hawaiian wedding of your dreams. Whether looking for a grand gala under the stars, a romantic beach wedding or an intimate celebration, our wedding specialists will work with you every step of the way to ensure your special day is truly magical. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
9
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Beach, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Tropical
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
600
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing place to have a beautiful wedding. Their staff is friendly and professional. Their wedding coordinator is quick and efficient -especially in regards to communication. My husband and I had a wonderful experience and our guests can't stop talking about how much they loved the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, their staff, their scenery, and of course how beautiful our wedding was! There were no problems the day of or leading up to the wedding. 5 stars all around for the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel!!
Amazing place to have a beautiful wedding. Their staff is friendly and professional. Their wedding coordinator is quick Read more...
Amazing place to have a beautiful wedding. Their staff is friendly and professional. Their wedding coordinator is quick and efficient -especially in regards to communication. My husband and I had a wonderful experience and our guests can't stop talking about how much they loved the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, their staff, their scenery, and of course how beautiful our wedding was! There were no problems the day of or leading up to the wedding. 5 stars all around for the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel!! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Most beautiful location for a beach wedding! Lauren and Cherly are wonderful to work with!
Most beautiful location for a beach wedding! Lauren and Cherly are wonderful to work with!
Most beautiful location for a beach wedding! Lauren and Cherly are wonderful to work with! Read less
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Dara
Wedding:
5/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Everything turned out so beautiful - it was really windy on my wedding day but the coordinator was on it and had a back up plan just in case. I had the ceremony and dinner out on the beach. The ceremony was perfect and food set up buffet exceeded my expectations.
Everything turned out so beautiful - it was really windy on my wedding day but the coordinator was on it and had a back up Read more...
Everything turned out so beautiful - it was really windy on my wedding day but the coordinator was on it and had a back up plan just in case. I had the ceremony and dinner out on the beach. The ceremony was perfect and food set up buffet exceeded my expectations. Read less
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Jeni
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Pinkie and everyone at the Mauna Lani were absolutely amazing...our wedding was even better than I could have imagined. All of our guests continue to dream of when we can all go back to the Mauna Lani and experience it all again...it was magical and perfect in every way. The service Pinkie provided was above and beyond - the setting was gorgeous, food was delicious, wine and beer were flowing...it was seamless and made me feel like I could just relax and enjoy our wedding day (and our whole week at the resort)
Pinkie and everyone at the Mauna Lani were absolutely amazing...our wedding was even better than I could have imagined. Read more...
Pinkie and everyone at the Mauna Lani were absolutely amazing...our wedding was even better than I could have imagined. All of our guests continue to dream of when we can all go back to the Mauna Lani and experience it all again...it was magical and perfect in every way. The service Pinkie provided was above and beyond - the setting was gorgeous, food was delicious, wine and beer were flowing...it was seamless and made me feel like I could just relax and enjoy our wedding day (and our whole week at the resort) Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Christine
Wedding:
10/18/2016
4.9/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island. The planner there was fantastic and very helpful in accommodating our special requests for what we wanted to have at the ceremony. We booked our ceremony here two weeks before our actual wedding date as we had a sudden closure of our initial ceremony beach site. The planner was fantastic in helping us put together our details so quickly and so close to the wedding date. We were coming from out of state and had never met her in person or toured the grounds. She was great in responding quickly and providing information such as layouts and maps to us to get an idea of the grounds for a wedding. All her descriptions and photos matched exactly to what we saw when we toured the grounds after arriving to the island. Beautiful ceremony and we had a wonderful experience that we will never forget!
We had our wedding ceremony at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island. The planner there was fantastic and very Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island. The planner there was fantastic and very helpful in accommodating our special requests for what we wanted to have at the ceremony. We booked our ceremony here two weeks before our actual wedding date as we had a sudden closure of our initial ceremony beach site. The planner was fantastic in helping us put together our details so quickly and so close to the wedding date. We were coming from out of state and had never met her in person or toured the grounds. She was great in responding quickly and providing information such as layouts and maps to us to get an idea of the grounds for a wedding. All her descriptions and photos matched exactly to what we saw when we toured the grounds after arriving to the island. Beautiful ceremony and we had a wonderful experience that we will never forget! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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FabBride
Wedding:
6/22/2011
0.4/5.0
I have spent my whole life visiting this beautiful resort and it was my childhood dream to marry here. My love for this place has been punched out of me from planning my wedding here. My experience working with the hotel's wedding coordinator, Pinkie Crowe, was one of the most exasperating of my life. Dealing with her and her vendors was so impossible that my husband, myself and our families almost called off our Hawaiian dream wedding, forfeiting our deposits and airfare just to alleviate the stress of having to plan a wedding from 2000 miles away with the someone so completely inept, inefficient and insensitive. Planning any wedding is stressful but confounding it with such total incompetence that it sucks the joy out of what should be a joyous occasion is unacceptable. You should not fear and/or dread your wedding. It pains me to no end that with a wedding there is no "do-over" which is why I cannot more strongly urge you to look elsewhere. Just come to the resort for your honeymoon! All we wanted was a simple, small, elegant wedding and reception by the ocean with a handful of family and friends able to make the trip (12) and wanted to enjoy spending time with them. It shouldn't have been a big deal, but the feeling that made our skin crawl is that the Mauna Lani only cares about you if you are a BIG DEAL. Unless you have at least 50 guests ready and able to travel or are willing to get ripped off by meaningless "perks" like weak ceremony niblets (fruit skewers), unnecessary decorative lighting and superfluous photo/video packages . . . you'll likely be ignored the way we were. There's nothing worse than feeling like your wedding's their lowest priority. Regardless, we wanted to create something special and to have input on who our other vendors were, like our photographer. Another point we grappled with! It seems the hotel receives kickbacks when you use their "preferred vendors". Finding our own fantastic outside vendors was the saving grace for my sanity and best aspects of our wedding. After eight months of tireless efforts to communicate, and weeks without responses to decision making questions, we arrived to find key issues still not correct and/or settled, such as our ceremony style and rehearsal dinner menu. There was a constant retraction of what was "actually" available us - the elegant steak and seafood plated dinner originally offered was reduced to a family buffet of fried chicken and biscuits because of the number of rooms booked by my guests. Perhaps the most disturbing part was having to reiterate to Pinkie Crowe what prices and options she had initially offered me when she increased our commitment to guest rooms and impoverished our dinner buffet. I prey I will never have to wage a battle for Mahi Mahi again for the rest of my life. (***To their credit, any stars are earned solely by the quality of the food and service at the reception. The people taking care of you at the hotel are lovely and my guests enjoyed their stay. Like I said, good for honeymooning!***) In the end (among other things) Pinkie offended our friends and family at the ceremony AND reception, the minister read the WRONG ceremony (Hawaiian themed instead of Civil a.k.a."T'il death do us part"), and the hotel destroyed the top layer of my wedding cake before I even received it. I could not wait to leave. The Mauna Lani has been my family's most favorite vacationing spot since I was seven. I will likely never return after this experience.
I have spent my whole life visiting this beautiful resort and it was my childhood dream to marry here. My love for this Read more...
I have spent my whole life visiting this beautiful resort and it was my childhood dream to marry here. My love for this place has been punched out of me from planning my wedding here. My experience working with the hotel's wedding coordinator, Pinkie Crowe, was one of the most exasperating of my life. Dealing with her and her vendors was so impossible that my husband, myself and our families almost called off our Hawaiian dream wedding, forfeiting our deposits and airfare just to alleviate the stress of having to plan a wedding from 2000 miles away with the someone so completely inept, inefficient and insensitive. Planning any wedding is stressful but confounding it with such total incompetence that it sucks the joy out of what should be a joyous occasion is unacceptable. You should not fear and/or dread your wedding. It pains me to no end that with a wedding there is no "do-over" which is why I cannot more strongly urge you to look elsewhere. Just come to the resort for your honeymoon! All we wanted was a simple, small, elegant wedding and reception by the ocean with a handful of family and friends able to make the trip (12) and wanted to enjoy spending time with them. It shouldn't have been a big deal, but the feeling that made our skin crawl is that the Mauna Lani only cares about you if you are a BIG DEAL. Unless you have at least 50 guests ready and able to travel or are willing to get ripped off by meaningless "perks" like weak ceremony niblets (fruit skewers), unnecessary decorative lighting and superfluous photo/video packages . . . you'll likely be ignored the way we were. There's nothing worse than feeling like your wedding's their lowest priority. Regardless, we wanted to create something special and to have input on who our other vendors were, like our photographer. Another point we grappled with! It seems the hotel receives kickbacks when you use their "preferred vendors". Finding our own fantastic outside vendors was the saving grace for my sanity and best aspects of our wedding. After eight months of tireless efforts to communicate, and weeks without responses to decision making questions, we arrived to find key issues still not correct and/or settled, such as our ceremony style and rehearsal dinner menu. There was a constant retraction of what was "actually" available us - the elegant steak and seafood plated dinner originally offered was reduced to a family buffet of fried chicken and biscuits because of the number of rooms booked by my guests. Perhaps the most disturbing part was having to reiterate to Pinkie Crowe what prices and options she had initially offered me when she increased our commitment to guest rooms and impoverished our dinner buffet. I prey I will never have to wage a battle for Mahi Mahi again for the rest of my life. (***To their credit, any stars are earned solely by the quality of the food and service at the reception. The people taking care of you at the hotel are lovely and my guests enjoyed their stay. Like I said, good for honeymooning!***) In the end (among other things) Pinkie offended our friends and family at the ceremony AND reception, the minister read the WRONG ceremony (Hawaiian themed instead of Civil a.k.a."T'il death do us part"), and the hotel destroyed the top layer of my wedding cake before I even received it. I could not wait to leave. The Mauna Lani has been my family's most favorite vacationing spot since I was seven. I will likely never return after this experience. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue

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