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Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

Honolulu , HI

LOCATION

2365 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI US 96815 (map)

PHONE

808-922-3111

WEBSITE

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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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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1901
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
260
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
790
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
750
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
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?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
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?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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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:
1+ year 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.8/5.0
Westin is a beautiful resort, I had my ceremony outdoors in their Diamond Terrace, this overlooks Waikiki Beach. You have the option to have your ceremony either on their lawn or terrace side. The lawn side is beautiful, but there are quite a bit of bushes that hides the beach, on the terrace side the floor is all white and you have a better view of the beach . The reception is indoors at the Lani Kai room, it can fit about 100-150 comfortably, it has nice big glass windows that overlooks its pool, beach and bar. There is a nice spacious patio area where you can host coctail hour as well as for you guest to go out to get some fresh air
Westin is a beautiful resort, I had my ceremony outdoors in their Diamond Terrace, this overlooks Waikiki Beach. You have Read more...
Westin is a beautiful resort, I had my ceremony outdoors in their Diamond Terrace, this overlooks Waikiki Beach. You have the option to have your ceremony either on their lawn or terrace side. The lawn side is beautiful, but there are quite a bit of bushes that hides the beach, on the terrace side the floor is all white and you have a better view of the beach . The reception is indoors at the Lani Kai room, it can fit about 100-150 comfortably, it has nice big glass windows that overlooks its pool, beach and bar. There is a nice spacious patio area where you can host coctail hour as well as for you guest to go out to get some fresh air Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/26/2012
5.0/5.0
What can I say. I never thought I'd be getting married here for our destination wedding. The venue was perfect, the food at our reception was epically delicious and our guests had an absolute blast. Great service, ample options and the hotel's look just takes your breath away.Thank you to Toni and Bob and the team at Westin for making our day perfect!
What can I say. I never thought I'd be getting married here for our destination wedding. The venue was perfect, the food Read more...
What can I say. I never thought I'd be getting married here for our destination wedding. The venue was perfect, the food at our reception was epically delicious and our guests had an absolute blast. Great service, ample options and the hotel's look just takes your breath away.Thank you to Toni and Bob and the team at Westin for making our day perfect! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony n the roofgarden and balconies at the Moana Surfider. The view and rooms were lovely and impressive and intimate for our affair. The food and service was excellent on the day as was Toni Takata in the planning phase. Highly recommend this venue.
We had our ceremony n the roofgarden and balconies at the Moana Surfider. The view and rooms were lovely and impressive Read more...
We had our ceremony n the roofgarden and balconies at the Moana Surfider. The view and rooms were lovely and impressive and intimate for our affair. The food and service was excellent on the day as was Toni Takata in the planning phase. Highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Rachel S
Wedding:
9/12/2011
4.7/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at the Moana Surfrider and what a gorgeous (and convenient) spot it is. The ceremony was on the Terrace and reception was in the Lani Kai room and both were gorgeous. We were given an absolutely beautiful complimentary ocean suite for 2 nights. It was the perfect spot for my bridesmaids to get ready and also fantastic for our wedding night. We were provided with a beautiful champagne breakfast the morning after the wedding and it all made everything so special. The reception room was decorated incredibly well and the wait staff were incredibly attentive and eager to please. Everyone commented on the quality of the food which really pleased us. My only gripes (and these are teeny tiny ones as we had a fabulous day) is that the earliest we could hold the ceremony is 5pm as the chapel on premises has a monopoly on earlier wedding slots and the view must be unobstructed so no weddings can take place on the lawn area until after. We did nearly move our wedding at one point as would have liked to get married earlier in the day but decided to stay put because of the convenience of having the wedding and ceremony in the one spot. This did end up working well as everything flowed nicely. Another thing was that Toni could be quite hard to get hold of sometimes and occasionally after a week I had to reemail and request a response. (Understandable to an extent as they are very busy but every bride wants to feel that her wedding is not just a number and that she is just as important). Some of the questions I asked were referred back to me and they told me to ask my coordinator which made me wonder who would have answered if I had decided not to have a coordinator. Tiny things though and in person when I met Toni, she was very pleasant and personable and happy to help. Overall an absolutley beautiful venue in a top notch location. Had an amazing experience and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone else thinking about having their wedding at the Moana.
We had our ceremony and reception at the Moana Surfrider and what a gorgeous (and convenient) spot it is. The ceremony was Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception at the Moana Surfrider and what a gorgeous (and convenient) spot it is. The ceremony was on the Terrace and reception was in the Lani Kai room and both were gorgeous. We were given an absolutely beautiful complimentary ocean suite for 2 nights. It was the perfect spot for my bridesmaids to get ready and also fantastic for our wedding night. We were provided with a beautiful champagne breakfast the morning after the wedding and it all made everything so special. The reception room was decorated incredibly well and the wait staff were incredibly attentive and eager to please. Everyone commented on the quality of the food which really pleased us. My only gripes (and these are teeny tiny ones as we had a fabulous day) is that the earliest we could hold the ceremony is 5pm as the chapel on premises has a monopoly on earlier wedding slots and the view must be unobstructed so no weddings can take place on the lawn area until after. We did nearly move our wedding at one point as would have liked to get married earlier in the day but decided to stay put because of the convenience of having the wedding and ceremony in the one spot. This did end up working well as everything flowed nicely. Another thing was that Toni could be quite hard to get hold of sometimes and occasionally after a week I had to reemail and request a response. (Understandable to an extent as they are very busy but every bride wants to feel that her wedding is not just a number and that she is just as important). Some of the questions I asked were referred back to me and they told me to ask my coordinator which made me wonder who would have answered if I had decided not to have a coordinator. Tiny things though and in person when I met Toni, she was very pleasant and personable and happy to help. Overall an absolutley beautiful venue in a top notch location. Had an amazing experience and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone else thinking about having their wedding at the Moana. Read less
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Jaymie
Wedding:
9/9/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at this hotel. The ceremony location was on The Terrace and our reception was in the Lani Kai room. Both were everything that I pictured. The service that we received was top notch. And every single guest raved about how amazing the food was. The location of this hotel is also great. I was satisfied with everything with this location and service. Also, the complimentary ocean suite was just a cherry on top!
We had our ceremony and reception at this hotel. The ceremony location was on The Terrace and our reception was in the Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception at this hotel. The ceremony location was on The Terrace and our reception was in the Lani Kai room. Both were everything that I pictured. The service that we received was top notch. And every single guest raved about how amazing the food was. The location of this hotel is also great. I was satisfied with everything with this location and service. Also, the complimentary ocean suite was just a cherry on top! Read less
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Timothy
Wedding:
5/24/2009
4.0/5.0
My wife had dreamed about having a wedding reception at the Moana Surfrider since she was a child.

I was pleasantly surprised by how smoothly the reception went. Everything was in its place and the table service, especially for our main wedding party table, was spectacular.

Toni Takata was friendly throughout the planning process and was very helpful in setting up our special day.
My wife had dreamed about having a wedding reception at the Moana Surfrider since she was a child.

I was Read more...
My wife had dreamed about having a wedding reception at the Moana Surfrider since she was a child.

I was pleasantly surprised by how smoothly the reception went. Everything was in its place and the table service, especially for our main wedding party table, was spectacular.

Toni Takata was friendly throughout the planning process and was very helpful in setting up our special day. Read less
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smpaddler
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Toni and Sou were completely professional and reliable. The wait staff for our reception provided excellent service--our guests raved about how good the wait staff were and they also accomodated us with helping us to take down decorations and unclaimed centerpieces. They were worth every penny. Also, the food served was excellent and they offered us a variety of choices. The only drawbacks were (1) that the PA system at the outdoor terrace could have been louder. (2) it was pricey and at times it bordered on nickel and diming, e.g. a 2.50 dollar service charge for cake service, though they don't have a bakery and a $200 for food tasting if you don't spend a lot of money on food. Also, it wasn't clear why there wasn't a package offered for both reception and ceremony together. In other words, we didn't get a price break on the site fee (which seemed pretty high at $2000) for the ceremony although we were having both our reception and ceremony there. Setting those fees aside, I think the charges for the buffet and the related service charges and room rental fee for the reception area were completely justified in light of the superb food and excellent service provided.
Toni and Sou were completely professional and reliable. The wait staff for our reception provided excellent service--our Read more...
Toni and Sou were completely professional and reliable. The wait staff for our reception provided excellent service--our guests raved about how good the wait staff were and they also accomodated us with helping us to take down decorations and unclaimed centerpieces. They were worth every penny. Also, the food served was excellent and they offered us a variety of choices. The only drawbacks were (1) that the PA system at the outdoor terrace could have been louder. (2) it was pricey and at times it bordered on nickel and diming, e.g. a 2.50 dollar service charge for cake service, though they don't have a bakery and a $200 for food tasting if you don't spend a lot of money on food. Also, it wasn't clear why there wasn't a package offered for both reception and ceremony together. In other words, we didn't get a price break on the site fee (which seemed pretty high at $2000) for the ceremony although we were having both our reception and ceremony there. Setting those fees aside, I think the charges for the buffet and the related service charges and room rental fee for the reception area were completely justified in light of the superb food and excellent service provided. Read less
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Chimmy
Wedding:
4/4/2009
3.7/5.0
We booked the Moana Surfrider for our ceremony in Hawaii about 5 months ahead and basically did everything over e-mail. They do like 4 weddings a day so doing it in the morning you at least get first dibs. The staff was friendly but sometimes hard to get a hold of while you're planning your wedding.

A beautiful place to have a ceremony, but don't be surprised to get some tourist in the background of your pictures, but at the same time you may be Diamond Head also in the background of your pictures.
We booked the Moana Surfrider for our ceremony in Hawaii about 5 months ahead and basically did everything over e-mail. Read more...
We booked the Moana Surfrider for our ceremony in Hawaii about 5 months ahead and basically did everything over e-mail. They do like 4 weddings a day so doing it in the morning you at least get first dibs. The staff was friendly but sometimes hard to get a hold of while you're planning your wedding.

A beautiful place to have a ceremony, but don't be surprised to get some tourist in the background of your pictures, but at the same time you may be Diamond Head also in the background of your pictures. Read less
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marriedinhawaii
Wedding:
6/10/2008
4.3/5.0
This is a beautiful hotel, but it is a busy hotel. We had our reception on the lawn fronting the beach. Beach-goers looked on during the ceremony - its not very private. We were warned about this by our photographers. The reception was in a ballroom upstairs. The food and service was excellent during the reception. All in all, not a bad place to get married if you're okay with the busy aspect of the place.
This is a beautiful hotel, but it is a busy hotel. We had our reception on the lawn fronting the beach. Beach-goers looked Read more...
This is a beautiful hotel, but it is a busy hotel. We had our reception on the lawn fronting the beach. Beach-goers looked on during the ceremony - its not very private. We were warned about this by our photographers. The reception was in a ballroom upstairs. The food and service was excellent during the reception. All in all, not a bad place to get married if you're okay with the busy aspect of the place. Read less
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Teresa
Wedding:
3/8/2008
4.8/5.0
The catering manager and staff at the Moana Surfrider were excellent. They were easy to work with and made the wedding day very relaxed. The cost of the venue and reception were more than we intended to pay for a 100 person wedding, but in the end it was worth it for us.
The catering manager and staff at the Moana Surfrider were excellent. They were easy to work with and made the wedding day Read more...
The catering manager and staff at the Moana Surfrider were excellent. They were easy to work with and made the wedding day very relaxed. The cost of the venue and reception were more than we intended to pay for a 100 person wedding, but in the end it was worth it for us. Read less
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zones41
Wedding:
1/6/2008
3.5/5.0
We had a beautiful wedding at this location (ceremony and reception). However, we had a big problem just 3 months before the wedding when the resort decided to turn our original ceremony space into a signature restaurant. We had to scramble to do our ceremony in a different part of the hotel, which caused some logistical issues but worked out in the end. Toni Takata was very helpful at the Catering Office but the hotel DID breach their contract with us. Luckily everything turned out well anyway.
The catering selections are quite extensive and the service during our reception was great.
We had a beautiful wedding at this location (ceremony and reception). However, we had a big problem just 3 months before Read more...
We had a beautiful wedding at this location (ceremony and reception). However, we had a big problem just 3 months before the wedding when the resort decided to turn our original ceremony space into a signature restaurant. We had to scramble to do our ceremony in a different part of the hotel, which caused some logistical issues but worked out in the end. Toni Takata was very helpful at the Catering Office but the hotel DID breach their contract with us. Luckily everything turned out well anyway.
The catering selections are quite extensive and the service during our reception was great. Read less
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jme96825
Wedding:
8/25/2007
4.9/5.0
We had our reception at the Moana it was beautiful and our lunch was in the Beachside Cafe - the food was exquisite and we only paid $25 per person - highly recommended! (Please note that we only had our reception here)
We had our reception at the Moana it was beautiful and our lunch was in the Beachside Cafe - the food was exquisite and we Read more...
We had our reception at the Moana it was beautiful and our lunch was in the Beachside Cafe - the food was exquisite and we only paid $25 per person - highly recommended! (Please note that we only had our reception here) Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
2/4/2006
4.2/5.0
I absolutely loved holding my reception in Grand Salon of the Moana Surfrider. From my understanding, the Grand Salon is no longer a banquet hall, which is really a loss. In any case, the hotel was an extremely beautiful backdrop for our reception. The Banquet Captain, Bob, was attentive and I heard that he was great at servicing the head table. When I actually sat at the head table, he and his partner (I don't recall her name) were extremely helpful.

The food was more than splendid! We had the Polynesian buffet and it was very delicious! A lot of people enjoyed the food. Unfortunately, my husband and I didn't eat much at the reception so Bob offered to bring us dishes later in the evening (and he did!).

Correspondence was done via email and I found that sometimes I would have to make follow up calls and leave a couple messages before receiving a response from the Catering Manager or her assistant.

We were given the honeymoon suite for the night and it was a very large, clean room with a breathtaking ocean view.
I absolutely loved holding my reception in Grand Salon of the Moana Surfrider. From my understanding, the Grand Salon is Read more...
I absolutely loved holding my reception in Grand Salon of the Moana Surfrider. From my understanding, the Grand Salon is no longer a banquet hall, which is really a loss. In any case, the hotel was an extremely beautiful backdrop for our reception. The Banquet Captain, Bob, was attentive and I heard that he was great at servicing the head table. When I actually sat at the head table, he and his partner (I don't recall her name) were extremely helpful.

The food was more than splendid! We had the Polynesian buffet and it was very delicious! A lot of people enjoyed the food. Unfortunately, my husband and I didn't eat much at the reception so Bob offered to bring us dishes later in the evening (and he did!).

Correspondence was done via email and I found that sometimes I would have to make follow up calls and leave a couple messages before receiving a response from the Catering Manager or her assistant.

We were given the honeymoon suite for the night and it was a very large, clean room with a breathtaking ocean view. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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orianabyrd
Wedding:
10/31/2005
4.2/5.0
Stayed here for the wedding night. When we mentioned that to the hotel, they upgraded our reservation to a 2 room suite in the historical part of the hotel, overlooking the ocean. They gave us a complementary bottle of champaign and chocolates and placed a mysterious towel on the floor at the foot of the bed.
Stayed here for the wedding night. When we mentioned that to the hotel, they upgraded our reservation to a 2 room suite in Read more...
Stayed here for the wedding night. When we mentioned that to the hotel, they upgraded our reservation to a 2 room suite in the historical part of the hotel, overlooking the ocean. They gave us a complementary bottle of champaign and chocolates and placed a mysterious towel on the floor at the foot of the bed. Read less
Services Used: Unique Services

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