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Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

Honolulu , HI
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2365 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 US (map)

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808-922-3111

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ABOUT US

Imagine an oceanfront ceremony as the Hawaiian sun sets into the glittering Pacific... an intimate reception in a turn-of-the-century ballroom... followed by a romantic honeymoon... Read more
Imagine an oceanfront ceremony as the Hawaiian sun sets into the glittering Pacific... an intimate reception in a turn-of-the-century ballroom... followed by a romantic honeymoon surrounded by incomparable beauty. If you’ve ever dreamt of a wedding in Hawaii, this is the place. Or perhaps you are just looking for paradise following your wedding at home.

Our catering staff will attend to your every need, and provide several options for your dream wedding ceremony location - including the magnificent, oceanfront Diamond Head Lawn, and our romantic open-air Roof Garden. We offer an equally memorable selection of wedding reception sites and menu options. Read less
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Brandi
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
We chose The Moana Surfrider for our wedding because of the spectacular lawn and terrace that allowed our guests to see the ocean but not a lot of people were peering in watching our wedding, the ease of our guests getting there from almost anywhere in Waikiki and the beautiful plantation style and history of the hotel. It did not disappoint. Everyone we dealt with from start to finish was professional, accommodating and friendly. Bill and his team made this event absolutely perfect for us. No details were left out, they catered to all of our needs and made our day stress-free and fun. Justin and I can't say enough about the job everyone did for this special event. The banquet staff was exceptional and friendly-Mana the bartender was a riot! Everyone is still talking about our wedding and it's all thanks to the wonderful team at the MS for making it possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
We chose The Moana Surfrider for our wedding because of the spectacular lawn and terrace that allowed our guests to see Read more...
We chose The Moana Surfrider for our wedding because of the spectacular lawn and terrace that allowed our guests to see the ocean but not a lot of people were peering in watching our wedding, the ease of our guests getting there from almost anywhere in Waikiki and the beautiful plantation style and history of the hotel. It did not disappoint. Everyone we dealt with from start to finish was professional, accommodating and friendly. Bill and his team made this event absolutely perfect for us. No details were left out, they catered to all of our needs and made our day stress-free and fun. Justin and I can't say enough about the job everyone did for this special event. The banquet staff was exceptional and friendly-Mana the bartender was a riot! Everyone is still talking about our wedding and it's all thanks to the wonderful team at the MS for making it possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Over the top!!! Excellent service!!! Food was amazing!!! Would go here again !!
Over the top!!! Excellent service!!! Food was amazing!!! Would go here again !!
Over the top!!! Excellent service!!! Food was amazing!!! Would go here again !! Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
3/8/2015
4.3/5.0
We are still beaming from our fantastic wedding week and wedding day at the Moana Surfrider. We can't thank Gabriella Jackson and the team enough for all that they did for us. Gabby really went our of her way to make our wedding week and day perfect. The welcome basket at the beautiful Ocean Suite, the Shave Ice and the Tiki Torches are appreciated touches that added so much to make our vision come to life. We were lucky to have great weather and a beautiful sunset during our ceremony. Guests got to access the beach during cocktail hour to take great magic hour pictures. We had Honolulu Festival fireworks right above the picturesque Diamond Lawn and Terrace.

The food was delicious, the setup was wonderful and staff was friendly and helpful! If you want a stress-free destination wedding at a fantastic, classically beautiful Hawaiian venue, I highly recommend the Moana!
We are still beaming from our fantastic wedding week and wedding day at the Moana Surfrider. We can't thank Gabriella Read more...
We are still beaming from our fantastic wedding week and wedding day at the Moana Surfrider. We can't thank Gabriella Jackson and the team enough for all that they did for us. Gabby really went our of her way to make our wedding week and day perfect. The welcome basket at the beautiful Ocean Suite, the Shave Ice and the Tiki Torches are appreciated touches that added so much to make our vision come to life. We were lucky to have great weather and a beautiful sunset during our ceremony. Guests got to access the beach during cocktail hour to take great magic hour pictures. We had Honolulu Festival fireworks right above the picturesque Diamond Lawn and Terrace.

The food was delicious, the setup was wonderful and staff was friendly and helpful! If you want a stress-free destination wedding at a fantastic, classically beautiful Hawaiian venue, I highly recommend the Moana! Read less
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Xenia
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
After our ceremony, we had cocktail hour on the Diamond Lawn before sunset, and followed that with the formal reception in the Ballroom. The venues were absolutely amazing! Diamond Lawn is a beautiful outdoor area with sea views and a lovely spot to watch the sunset. The Ballroom (half) catered for approx. 50 guests.
Most of my correspondence in the lead up was with Toni Takata who was really lovely to deal with, and was very accommodating.
All the staff during the day and night (catering and service) were really personable, all our guests and my husband and I sang their praises.
We had canapés during our cocktail hour, and a full 4-course menu at the reception which was all delicious, and very good value for money compared to Australian prices.
After our ceremony, we had cocktail hour on the Diamond Lawn before sunset, and followed that with the formal reception in Read more...
After our ceremony, we had cocktail hour on the Diamond Lawn before sunset, and followed that with the formal reception in the Ballroom. The venues were absolutely amazing! Diamond Lawn is a beautiful outdoor area with sea views and a lovely spot to watch the sunset. The Ballroom (half) catered for approx. 50 guests.
Most of my correspondence in the lead up was with Toni Takata who was really lovely to deal with, and was very accommodating.
All the staff during the day and night (catering and service) were really personable, all our guests and my husband and I sang their praises.
We had canapés during our cocktail hour, and a full 4-course menu at the reception which was all delicious, and very good value for money compared to Australian prices. Read less
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Judith
Wedding:
7/15/2013
5.0/5.0
I chose the Moana Surfrider (Diamond Lawn and Terrace) for my wedding venue and it was beyond beautiful!

I mainly worked with Toni Takata on the details of my event and she made everything go smoothly especially knowing that I was planning the wedding from California. She definitely knows her stuff and made some great suggestions regarding the decorations, food menu and open bar. She also followed up with me immediately after our event to make sure everything went well.

The service staff during the ceremony/reception were TOP NOTCH! I received so many compliments from my guests. Mostly around how friendly the staff was and how the staff knew what they wanted before they had a chance to ask for it! Miraculously, their water glasses were filled, baskets of bread appeared and my other details! For me personally, it FELT as though I had a personal staff member tending to my every need (i.e. water, a wet cloth to cool down waiting for me as I stepped off the dance floor, etc). Amazing attention to detail! They also brought 2 complete meals to our Suite immediately following the reception (even though I had already eaten during the reception). :-)

I decided to order our wedding cake from the Moana as well and it was not only beautiful it was delicious!

Our honeymoon tower ocean suite was impeccable! It was as though we were literally ON TOP of the ocean when we were at our balcony. It was spacious with all the amenities one could think of.

I highly recommend Moana Surfider if you are looking for a historic and beautiful venue for your wedding!
I chose the Moana Surfrider (Diamond Lawn and Terrace) for my wedding venue and it was beyond beautiful!

I mainly Read more...
I chose the Moana Surfrider (Diamond Lawn and Terrace) for my wedding venue and it was beyond beautiful!

I mainly worked with Toni Takata on the details of my event and she made everything go smoothly especially knowing that I was planning the wedding from California. She definitely knows her stuff and made some great suggestions regarding the decorations, food menu and open bar. She also followed up with me immediately after our event to make sure everything went well.

The service staff during the ceremony/reception were TOP NOTCH! I received so many compliments from my guests. Mostly around how friendly the staff was and how the staff knew what they wanted before they had a chance to ask for it! Miraculously, their water glasses were filled, baskets of bread appeared and my other details! For me personally, it FELT as though I had a personal staff member tending to my every need (i.e. water, a wet cloth to cool down waiting for me as I stepped off the dance floor, etc). Amazing attention to detail! They also brought 2 complete meals to our Suite immediately following the reception (even though I had already eaten during the reception). :-)

I decided to order our wedding cake from the Moana as well and it was not only beautiful it was delicious!

Our honeymoon tower ocean suite was impeccable! It was as though we were literally ON TOP of the ocean when we were at our balcony. It was spacious with all the amenities one could think of.

I highly recommend Moana Surfider if you are looking for a historic and beautiful venue for your wedding! Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our reception in the Lani Kai room at the Moana this past month. The staff at the Moana was extremely helpful in making sure we had a fantastic experience. Toni and her team answered all of our questions and guided us through the process of planning our dinner party. The night itself turned out wonderfully and we were very pleased with the staff's service at the bar and throughout the buffet dinner.
We had our reception in the Lani Kai room at the Moana this past month. The staff at the Moana was extremely helpful in Read more...
We had our reception in the Lani Kai room at the Moana this past month. The staff at the Moana was extremely helpful in making sure we had a fantastic experience. Toni and her team answered all of our questions and guided us through the process of planning our dinner party. The night itself turned out wonderfully and we were very pleased with the staff's service at the bar and throughout the buffet dinner. Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
12/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Moana Surfrider is a very special hotel for me and my wife. The Diamond Head terrace was so picturesque, the food and service were amazing! Toni Takata (on-site event coordinator) was very professional and ensured that our wedding went as planned.
Moana Surfrider is a very special hotel for me and my wife. The Diamond Head terrace was so picturesque, the food and Read more...
Moana Surfrider is a very special hotel for me and my wife. The Diamond Head terrace was so picturesque, the food and service were amazing! Toni Takata (on-site event coordinator) was very professional and ensured that our wedding went as planned. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Moana Surfrider. The ceremony took place on the Diamond Lawn, while the reception took place in the Lani Kai room. The staff, especially Toni, were extremely helpful and efficient in helping to plan our wedding. The food was fantastic at both the cocktail reception and dinner, people are still raving about it! I definitely recommend the Moana Surfrider to others looking at venues in the heart of Waikiki.
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Moana Surfrider. The ceremony took place on the Diamond Lawn, while the Read more...
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Moana Surfrider. The ceremony took place on the Diamond Lawn, while the reception took place in the Lani Kai room. The staff, especially Toni, were extremely helpful and efficient in helping to plan our wedding. The food was fantastic at both the cocktail reception and dinner, people are still raving about it! I definitely recommend the Moana Surfrider to others looking at venues in the heart of Waikiki. Read less
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Joe & Christine
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Chose the Moana Surfrider for our reception. We had beautiful shots both around the hotel and in the Lanikai Room. The catering office (Toni) and service staff were excellent and I will definitely recommend them to anyone I know who wishes to get married in Oahu.
Chose the Moana Surfrider for our reception. We had beautiful shots both around the hotel and in the Lanikai Room. The Read more...
Chose the Moana Surfrider for our reception. We had beautiful shots both around the hotel and in the Lanikai Room. The catering office (Toni) and service staff were excellent and I will definitely recommend them to anyone I know who wishes to get married in Oahu. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.8/5.0
The Moana Surfrider is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever seen. I had always dreamed of getting married there and am incredibly lucky to have made it a reality. Nothing negative about the look of the Moana Surfrider but it was a bit frustrating working with the event manager Toni. She was very late in responding, if at all and usually required several inquires to finally get in contact with her via email and/or through the phone - which is quite frustrating when you are planning your wedding as a destination bride. I was fortunate enough to meet her in person a couple of times and in person she is very professional and polite. But the main thing is that the wedding itself went without a hitch, and I attest that to the catering staff who were fantastic. Everyone raved about the food and although it was a bit pricey I wanted our food to be delicious. The main gripe I had about the wedding night itself in regards to the hotel staff was the wedding cake. We ordered our wedding cake through the hotel to save costs (cake cutting fees) but not everyone was given a slice of cake. I had assumed that the staff would cut the entire cake and set a slice on every seat. Instead, they only passed out slices to those that they happened to see seated when they were walking by. So lots of people did not even get to enjoy our wedding cake, which I consider a huge waste of money as we made sure to order enough for all guests.

I only gave three stars for flexibility as the Moana Surfrider had lots of little fees here and there. But it seemed quite common with all hotels we were considering. We also did a room block which offered a good price to guests but beware that there is a ten room block minimum.

In the end, although working with Toni was a bit off-putting the result was that I got my dream wedding.
The Moana Surfrider is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever seen. I had always dreamed of getting married there Read more...
The Moana Surfrider is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever seen. I had always dreamed of getting married there and am incredibly lucky to have made it a reality. Nothing negative about the look of the Moana Surfrider but it was a bit frustrating working with the event manager Toni. She was very late in responding, if at all and usually required several inquires to finally get in contact with her via email and/or through the phone - which is quite frustrating when you are planning your wedding as a destination bride. I was fortunate enough to meet her in person a couple of times and in person she is very professional and polite. But the main thing is that the wedding itself went without a hitch, and I attest that to the catering staff who were fantastic. Everyone raved about the food and although it was a bit pricey I wanted our food to be delicious. The main gripe I had about the wedding night itself in regards to the hotel staff was the wedding cake. We ordered our wedding cake through the hotel to save costs (cake cutting fees) but not everyone was given a slice of cake. I had assumed that the staff would cut the entire cake and set a slice on every seat. Instead, they only passed out slices to those that they happened to see seated when they were walking by. So lots of people did not even get to enjoy our wedding cake, which I consider a huge waste of money as we made sure to order enough for all guests.

I only gave three stars for flexibility as the Moana Surfrider had lots of little fees here and there. But it seemed quite common with all hotels we were considering. We also did a room block which offered a good price to guests but beware that there is a ten room block minimum.

In the end, although working with Toni was a bit off-putting the result was that I got my dream wedding. Read less
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