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Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar

Koloa , HI

LOCATION

2253 Poipu Road
Koloa, HI US 96756 (map)
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ABOUT US

Picture yourself surrounded by your closest friends and family, colorful orchid gardens that bloom all year round and a large Plumeria tree more than eighty years old. In the distance,... Read more
Picture yourself surrounded by your closest friends and family, colorful orchid gardens that bloom all year round and a large Plumeria tree more than eighty years old. In the distance, mirror koi ponds and glowing tiki torches create that romantic glow in the evening. A wrap around Lanai, also known as our covered veranda, is one of the main attractions of our venue. A very short walk away will take you to a white sand beach where you can take memorable sunset photos. Hidden from the main road, we have an authentic Hawaiian plantation feel at our venue that would be a perfect fit for your Wedding. This is Plantation Gardens.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1935
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Manor / Mansion, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic, Tropical
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
120
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
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?
Yes
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
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?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My wife and I decided a year ago to get married in Poipu during July 2014. Looking around for a location to hold a reception-style dinner a couple days after the wedding ceremony, we discovered Plantation Gardens. We met with Mona when we visited in January 2014 to meet vendors and we were so relieved how incredibly helpful she was with planning our event. Her attention to detail and friendly nature were so welcome. Both the restaurant and lawn were great and could have definitely held our wedding if we had decided not to have it on the beach. Either that night or the night after, we came back for dinner to try the food, which was awesome! We were totally sold and could not wait to bring our 78 guests back in to dine with us. The rest of staff were truly amazing, they even wore the sunglasses we provided to our guests during the evening! The food was beyond delicious. All our guests had a blast eating, dancing to DJ Donovan and enjoying Sandi’s cupcakes. Thanks again for allowing us and our guests to have such a memorable experience at our wedding.
My wife and I decided a year ago to get married in Poipu during July 2014. Looking around for a location to hold a Read more...
My wife and I decided a year ago to get married in Poipu during July 2014. Looking around for a location to hold a reception-style dinner a couple days after the wedding ceremony, we discovered Plantation Gardens. We met with Mona when we visited in January 2014 to meet vendors and we were so relieved how incredibly helpful she was with planning our event. Her attention to detail and friendly nature were so welcome. Both the restaurant and lawn were great and could have definitely held our wedding if we had decided not to have it on the beach. Either that night or the night after, we came back for dinner to try the food, which was awesome! We were totally sold and could not wait to bring our 78 guests back in to dine with us. The rest of staff were truly amazing, they even wore the sunglasses we provided to our guests during the evening! The food was beyond delicious. All our guests had a blast eating, dancing to DJ Donovan and enjoying Sandi’s cupcakes. Thanks again for allowing us and our guests to have such a memorable experience at our wedding. Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
4/15/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding cocktail party on the lawn followed by the reception inside. Everything about the evening was fantastic. The food was great and the service was even better. Mona was a huge help with pre wedding planning every step of the way and went above and beyond to make sure every detail was perfect for our big day. Mona definitely made planning a wedding seem easy and there was very little stress involved in the whole process! The staff was wonderful throughout the night and the atmosphere of the open air restaurant was magical. The gardens surrounding the restaurant are also beautiful. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. So many of our guests commented on the superb service from the friendly staff and on how delicious the food was. I would highly recommend Plantation Gardens Restaurant as a wedding venue for any couple looking to get married on Kauai. We cannot wait to get back to Poipu and we will most definitely be returning for dinner! We had a separate wedding planner assisting us with our ceremony (which took place at a nearby location) but with the amount of work Mona put into the event I would say any other assistance was definitely not required.
We had our wedding cocktail party on the lawn followed by the reception inside. Everything about the evening was Read more...
We had our wedding cocktail party on the lawn followed by the reception inside. Everything about the evening was fantastic. The food was great and the service was even better. Mona was a huge help with pre wedding planning every step of the way and went above and beyond to make sure every detail was perfect for our big day. Mona definitely made planning a wedding seem easy and there was very little stress involved in the whole process! The staff was wonderful throughout the night and the atmosphere of the open air restaurant was magical. The gardens surrounding the restaurant are also beautiful. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. So many of our guests commented on the superb service from the friendly staff and on how delicious the food was. I would highly recommend Plantation Gardens Restaurant as a wedding venue for any couple looking to get married on Kauai. We cannot wait to get back to Poipu and we will most definitely be returning for dinner! We had a separate wedding planner assisting us with our ceremony (which took place at a nearby location) but with the amount of work Mona put into the event I would say any other assistance was definitely not required. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Mona and her staff at PG are nothing short of amazing and professional. Mona was not pushy or “sales-y” and simply explained how their wedding process works and listed out all our options and list of recommended vendors. Once we actually pulled the trigger and decided Kauai was the place, we contacted Mona and she reserved our spot. Over the next 8 months Mona kept in close contact with us via phone and email. She was always quick to respond and answer questions. What is also great about Mona and her staff is that even though they are not “wedding planners” per se, they definitely act as unofficial ones and are quick to help in any way whether its setting up or simply keeping people on task and on time. Like many other reviewers, we received numerous comments from our guests that it was the best meal they had on the island. During our cocktail hour we opted for several tray passed pupus. I almost wish we didn’t get so much just because our guests stuffed themselves on all the yummy apps that most of them barely put a dent in their dinners later on. We were unsure what to pick for our dinner options and Mona made several recommendations that ended up being favorites! Service was spot on and the food and drinks surpassed our expectations. Overall, I would highly recommend PG for weddings! I know how challenging it can be to plan a destination wedding, I really wish I would have “let go” and trusted my coordinators and PG a little more because there literally was NO reason to stress as much as I did. Everything ran smoothly (and if it didn’t I never knew about it). There were no hidden costs or last minute surprises and a great time was had by all. Destination brides: quite wasting your time and just choose PG and enjoy your engagement… no reason to stress once you choose them.
Mona and her staff at PG are nothing short of amazing and professional. Mona was not pushy or “sales-y” and simply Read more...
Mona and her staff at PG are nothing short of amazing and professional. Mona was not pushy or “sales-y” and simply explained how their wedding process works and listed out all our options and list of recommended vendors. Once we actually pulled the trigger and decided Kauai was the place, we contacted Mona and she reserved our spot. Over the next 8 months Mona kept in close contact with us via phone and email. She was always quick to respond and answer questions. What is also great about Mona and her staff is that even though they are not “wedding planners” per se, they definitely act as unofficial ones and are quick to help in any way whether its setting up or simply keeping people on task and on time. Like many other reviewers, we received numerous comments from our guests that it was the best meal they had on the island. During our cocktail hour we opted for several tray passed pupus. I almost wish we didn’t get so much just because our guests stuffed themselves on all the yummy apps that most of them barely put a dent in their dinners later on. We were unsure what to pick for our dinner options and Mona made several recommendations that ended up being favorites! Service was spot on and the food and drinks surpassed our expectations. Overall, I would highly recommend PG for weddings! I know how challenging it can be to plan a destination wedding, I really wish I would have “let go” and trusted my coordinators and PG a little more because there literally was NO reason to stress as much as I did. Everything ran smoothly (and if it didn’t I never knew about it). There were no hidden costs or last minute surprises and a great time was had by all. Destination brides: quite wasting your time and just choose PG and enjoy your engagement… no reason to stress once you choose them. Read less
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Lola
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
WOW, I really don't have the words for how amazing Plantation Gardens, Mona and her staff were. For starters the place is gorgeous, the garden is very beautiful and a perfect place for a ceremony, easily accessible, but tucked away to provide a magical feeling of being away from it all, not the high rise resort feeling you might get at other venues. The food was INCREDIBLE! My husband and I LOVE food, we went there for dinner when we first got to the island a few days before the wedding and were very pleased with our choice of venue with our first bite. From the beginning of the planning process they worked with us to make a mostly vegan and completely vegetarian menu (they are well known for their fish, which they also do very well, but were totally willing to open up their options). They never raised an eyebrow and were totally happy to work with me as a vegan. And the food was so good that even our most carnivorous guests commented on how great it was. Mona went above and beyond, she was always available to answer questions, even made local activity suggestions, helped find certain vendors. She was easy to work with, totally professional, kind, calm, friendly and FUN, which is so important in planning the biggest celebration of your life right? Seriously, this one stop shop for your ceremony/reception is your best bet. I did a lot of research before picking my venue, and am so glad I found and went with Plantation Gardens!
WOW, I really don't have the words for how amazing Plantation Gardens, Mona and her staff were. For starters the place is Read more...
WOW, I really don't have the words for how amazing Plantation Gardens, Mona and her staff were. For starters the place is gorgeous, the garden is very beautiful and a perfect place for a ceremony, easily accessible, but tucked away to provide a magical feeling of being away from it all, not the high rise resort feeling you might get at other venues. The food was INCREDIBLE! My husband and I LOVE food, we went there for dinner when we first got to the island a few days before the wedding and were very pleased with our choice of venue with our first bite. From the beginning of the planning process they worked with us to make a mostly vegan and completely vegetarian menu (they are well known for their fish, which they also do very well, but were totally willing to open up their options). They never raised an eyebrow and were totally happy to work with me as a vegan. And the food was so good that even our most carnivorous guests commented on how great it was. Mona went above and beyond, she was always available to answer questions, even made local activity suggestions, helped find certain vendors. She was easy to work with, totally professional, kind, calm, friendly and FUN, which is so important in planning the biggest celebration of your life right? Seriously, this one stop shop for your ceremony/reception is your best bet. I did a lot of research before picking my venue, and am so glad I found and went with Plantation Gardens! Read less
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Jasmine
Wedding:
8/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Picture perfect place for my destination wedding. Mona is the best and shes great to work with. She know all the exact details you need. This was my first time in Kauai and I would have to say I was very impressed by the gardens and the overall feel of this restaurant. Not to mention how delicious the food is. All my family and friends LOVED the food. At first I was worried because I didn't have a chance to taste the food before the wedding, but it was above and beyond my expectations. All the waiters were very courteous and professional. I liked how my wedding felt very private and there weren't many onlookers as it would have been if I had my ceremony at the beach. I highly recommend this place and will definitely stop by again the next time in Kauai.
Picture perfect place for my destination wedding. Mona is the best and shes great to work with. She know all the exact Read more...
Picture perfect place for my destination wedding. Mona is the best and shes great to work with. She know all the exact details you need. This was my first time in Kauai and I would have to say I was very impressed by the gardens and the overall feel of this restaurant. Not to mention how delicious the food is. All my family and friends LOVED the food. At first I was worried because I didn't have a chance to taste the food before the wedding, but it was above and beyond my expectations. All the waiters were very courteous and professional. I liked how my wedding felt very private and there weren't many onlookers as it would have been if I had my ceremony at the beach. I highly recommend this place and will definitely stop by again the next time in Kauai. Read less
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Delia
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Mona and all the staff were wonderful before, during and after our wedding. Great venue!! Food was yummy and you get a lot for your money.
Mona and all the staff were wonderful before, during and after our wedding. Great venue!! Food was yummy and you get a lot Read more...
Mona and all the staff were wonderful before, during and after our wedding. Great venue!! Food was yummy and you get a lot for your money. Read less
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hallie
Wedding:
4/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our rehearsal dinner at Plantation Gardens and it was amazing. Mona Gonzaludo was our event coordinator and did a fantastic job. We loved the venue, had delicious food and overall a great night. All of our guests loved the restaurant and it was an amazing night. The service was fantastic and Mona made the planning from a distance easy.
We had our rehearsal dinner at Plantation Gardens and it was amazing. Mona Gonzaludo was our event coordinator and did a Read more...
We had our rehearsal dinner at Plantation Gardens and it was amazing. Mona Gonzaludo was our event coordinator and did a fantastic job. We loved the venue, had delicious food and overall a great night. All of our guests loved the restaurant and it was an amazing night. The service was fantastic and Mona made the planning from a distance easy. Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Mona and the entire staff were a dream to work with and made our wedding the party of a lifetime! Their attention to detail, phenomenal food, professionalism and friendliness from bartenders to servers, and especially from Jeff and Mona were above and beyond! They allowed us to be completely carefree and to really relax and enjoy our special day. For that, we will always be grateful to Mona and her team! Plantation Gardens will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
Mona and the entire staff were a dream to work with and made our wedding the party of a lifetime! Their attention to Read more...
Mona and the entire staff were a dream to work with and made our wedding the party of a lifetime! Their attention to detail, phenomenal food, professionalism and friendliness from bartenders to servers, and especially from Jeff and Mona were above and beyond! They allowed us to be completely carefree and to really relax and enjoy our special day. For that, we will always be grateful to Mona and her team! Plantation Gardens will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Read less
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CHRISTA
Wedding:
3/25/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding rehearsal on the lawn and the back veranda. Everything was wonderful. I would highly recommend this venue for any event!!
We had our wedding rehearsal on the lawn and the back veranda. Everything was wonderful. I would highly recommend this Read more...
We had our wedding rehearsal on the lawn and the back veranda. Everything was wonderful. I would highly recommend this venue for any event!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Darlene
Wedding:
3/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a glorious time at our reception. All my guests had feedback that it was the most wonderful and relaxed wedding that they had ever been to.
We had a glorious time at our reception. All my guests had feedback that it was the most wonderful and relaxed wedding Read more...
We had a glorious time at our reception. All my guests had feedback that it was the most wonderful and relaxed wedding that they had ever been to. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Plantation Gardens offered a private setting for our wedding. We had an outdoor area for cocktails that was all our own without others watching. We also had the lanai space overlooking the pond, which was great for my niece and nephew who were able to move around, visit the pond, look at the flowers and just explore. Our dinner was delicious and we loved our cake - sooo good.

Mona was great from the start. She offered great suggestions and her advice was spot-on. She always responded promptly and was so friendly when we met her in person.

The service was wonderful and we were so glad we booked with this restaurant.
Plantation Gardens offered a private setting for our wedding. We had an outdoor area for cocktails that was all our own Read more...
Plantation Gardens offered a private setting for our wedding. We had an outdoor area for cocktails that was all our own without others watching. We also had the lanai space overlooking the pond, which was great for my niece and nephew who were able to move around, visit the pond, look at the flowers and just explore. Our dinner was delicious and we loved our cake - sooo good.

Mona was great from the start. She offered great suggestions and her advice was spot-on. She always responded promptly and was so friendly when we met her in person.

The service was wonderful and we were so glad we booked with this restaurant. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
2/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Mona was AMAZING to work with...she is so sweet!!! We were going to have our wedding there, but because of the no dancing policy we decided to change the venue. I was so excited that instead, we were able to hold our rehearsal dinner at your location!

Beautiful Scenery as well!! Thank you guys so much for all of your help making our time there unforgettable!
Mona was AMAZING to work with...she is so sweet!!! We were going to have our wedding there, but because of the no dancing Read more...
Mona was AMAZING to work with...she is so sweet!!! We were going to have our wedding there, but because of the no dancing policy we decided to change the venue. I was so excited that instead, we were able to hold our rehearsal dinner at your location!

Beautiful Scenery as well!! Thank you guys so much for all of your help making our time there unforgettable! Read less
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stacey
Wedding:
6/18/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception here and I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome! We had a private lanai to ourselves and an open area near the koi pond where we had a champagne toast and pupus before hand. We are "foodies" so our expectations were high. Every pupu was amazing and came out hot. Our sit down dinner was great, but the highlight was our wedding cake. The flowers on it were gorgeous and it was the best cake, honestly, we have ever had. We all agreed. We worked with Mona at Plantation Garden ahead of time to plan out our evening and our food and beverage selections and she always responded back promptly, was helpful and we got exactly what we had asked for. We also thought the cost was very reasonable for what we got. The gardens also provided a nice background for additional photos. I would not hesitate to recommend Plantation Garden for dinner or a special event.
We had our wedding reception here and I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome! We had a private lanai to Read more...
We had our wedding reception here and I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome! We had a private lanai to ourselves and an open area near the koi pond where we had a champagne toast and pupus before hand. We are "foodies" so our expectations were high. Every pupu was amazing and came out hot. Our sit down dinner was great, but the highlight was our wedding cake. The flowers on it were gorgeous and it was the best cake, honestly, we have ever had. We all agreed. We worked with Mona at Plantation Garden ahead of time to plan out our evening and our food and beverage selections and she always responded back promptly, was helpful and we got exactly what we had asked for. We also thought the cost was very reasonable for what we got. The gardens also provided a nice background for additional photos. I would not hesitate to recommend Plantation Garden for dinner or a special event. Read less
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FNPCHIC
Wedding:
2/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Mona is the event coordinator for PG and she is so great to work with. The Moir room was the perfect setting for our small (13 guests) reception. They offer great lanai space for larger parties though. It was great not to have to worry about using certain vendors. You are able to choose what cake decorator you want etc. Mona made sure every detail was taken care of. The food was very good and not outrageously priced. The best place for a reception on the south shore!
Mona is the event coordinator for PG and she is so great to work with. The Moir room was the perfect setting for our small Read more...
Mona is the event coordinator for PG and she is so great to work with. The Moir room was the perfect setting for our small (13 guests) reception. They offer great lanai space for larger parties though. It was great not to have to worry about using certain vendors. You are able to choose what cake decorator you want etc. Mona made sure every detail was taken care of. The food was very good and not outrageously priced. The best place for a reception on the south shore! Read less
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grace_k
Wedding:
2/13/2010
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony on the grounds of the restaurant which is actually a part of the Kiahuna Plantation Resort. We loved every aspect of our wedding from the ceremony to the reception. The service was amazing. All of our guests were raving about the Plantation Gardens food, service, and staff. If you are getting married on Kauai, you should definitely check it out!
We had our ceremony on the grounds of the restaurant which is actually a part of the Kiahuna Plantation Resort. We loved Read more...
We had our ceremony on the grounds of the restaurant which is actually a part of the Kiahuna Plantation Resort. We loved every aspect of our wedding from the ceremony to the reception. The service was amazing. All of our guests were raving about the Plantation Gardens food, service, and staff. If you are getting married on Kauai, you should definitely check it out! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
I cannot say enough positive things about Plantation Gardens. Mona and the team at PG worked extremely hard to make my wedding reception a perfect evening, not only for me, but for all of my guests. After the wedding, many guests came up to me and raved not only about their food and cocktails, but especially how helpful the service staff at PG was. The food at PG was WONDERFUL! Guests kept talking about how amazing every dish was. I would also like to comment on how amazing Mona, the wedding coordinator, was. She spent lots of extra time shopping for unique items for my candy bar. Mona shopped online and all around the island until she found the items that we needed. This took a huge amount of stress off of my to-do list. She always communicated quickly with me, and she was very positive. I enjoyed working with Mona. I could go on for much longer about how beautiful the grounds were, how much I appreciated the upgraded design inside, and how I’m dying to go back. I would ABSOLUTELY suggest that other brides do their wedding with Plantation Gardens.
I cannot say enough positive things about Plantation Gardens. Mona and the team at PG worked extremely hard to make my Read more...
I cannot say enough positive things about Plantation Gardens. Mona and the team at PG worked extremely hard to make my wedding reception a perfect evening, not only for me, but for all of my guests. After the wedding, many guests came up to me and raved not only about their food and cocktails, but especially how helpful the service staff at PG was. The food at PG was WONDERFUL! Guests kept talking about how amazing every dish was. I would also like to comment on how amazing Mona, the wedding coordinator, was. She spent lots of extra time shopping for unique items for my candy bar. Mona shopped online and all around the island until she found the items that we needed. This took a huge amount of stress off of my to-do list. She always communicated quickly with me, and she was very positive. I enjoyed working with Mona. I could go on for much longer about how beautiful the grounds were, how much I appreciated the upgraded design inside, and how I’m dying to go back. I would ABSOLUTELY suggest that other brides do their wedding with Plantation Gardens. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
3/21/2013
4.8/5.0
My husband and I were married in Kauai on the beach and hosted dinner for our 20 guests at Plantation Gardens on the East Lanai with our own private access to the lovely Koi Pond veranda where we could host a small cocktail reception before being seated for dinner. When dusk fell, and the veranda lights in our private area came on, it truly felt as if we were dining on our own plantation. So homey and intimate.
We began corresponding with Mona, the events manager, about a year prior to our date, and with every email exchanged we became more impressed by this efficacious and thoughtful young lady until we were in a state of awe at her professionalism and her proficiency. She answered all of my emails promptly, attentively and was very intuitive about every little detail, making suggestions that were perfect for me. She even went as far as to check the tide charts, (unasked) for the day of my wedding after I'd expressed some concern about the beach we were using! She decorated my table herself and it was stunning, my guests are still commenting on how lovely everything was. She absolutely shines in her profession, and it is clear why so many reviewers hold her in such high esteem. To meet this lovely and talented lady in person was truly an honor, and I could not have chosen a better venue to deal with. Every single detail was attended to, and we were very happy with our choice.
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My husband and I were married in Kauai on the beach and hosted dinner for our 20 guests at Plantation Gardens on the East Lanai with our own private access to the lovely Koi Pond veranda where we could host a small cocktail reception before being seated for dinner. When dusk fell, and the veranda lights in our private area came on, it truly felt as if we were dining on our own plantation. So homey and intimate.
We began corresponding with Mona, the events manager, about a year prior to our date, and with every email exchanged we became more impressed by this efficacious and thoughtful young lady until we were in a state of awe at her professionalism and her proficiency. She answered all of my emails promptly, attentively and was very intuitive about every little detail, making suggestions that were perfect for me. She even went as far as to check the tide charts, (unasked) for the day of my wedding after I'd expressed some concern about the beach we were using! She decorated my table herself and it was stunning, my guests are still commenting on how lovely everything was. She absolutely shines in her profession, and it is clear why so many reviewers hold her in such high esteem. To meet this lovely and talented lady in person was truly an honor, and I could not have chosen a better venue to deal with. Every single detail was attended to, and we were very happy with our choice. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
2/15/2013
4.8/5.0
We had a lovely wedding on Feb 15th and Mona was excellent. The food and venue were great, my only comment was that with such a small group we were not able to meet the minimum charge and it would have been nice to use the remaining funds to purchase "gift certificates" or something of value rather then having to "overpay" so much for our event. The service was great and we were happy to "tip" well but even then we were quite far under the minimum.
We had a lovely wedding on Feb 15th and Mona was excellent. The food and venue were great, my only comment was that with Read more...
We had a lovely wedding on Feb 15th and Mona was excellent. The food and venue were great, my only comment was that with such a small group we were not able to meet the minimum charge and it would have been nice to use the remaining funds to purchase "gift certificates" or something of value rather then having to "overpay" so much for our event. The service was great and we were happy to "tip" well but even then we were quite far under the minimum. Read less
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Kauai11
Wedding:
10/31/2011
4.8/5.0
Very nice and intimate place to dine with a small wedding party. Has that old Hawaiian feel (old plantation) surrounded by ponds, exotic flowers and well kept gardens. They have a minimum of $2000 so make sure that you have enough people to meet the 2K minimum. Wish there was some flexibility on the cost, if you have a smaller party. Food is phenomenal and the Special Events Coordinator Mona Gonzulado is very attentive to your needs. Great set up even if you have a special request with wedding decor and favors
Very nice and intimate place to dine with a small wedding party. Has that old Hawaiian feel (old plantation) surrounded by Read more...
Very nice and intimate place to dine with a small wedding party. Has that old Hawaiian feel (old plantation) surrounded by ponds, exotic flowers and well kept gardens. They have a minimum of $2000 so make sure that you have enough people to meet the 2K minimum. Wish there was some flexibility on the cost, if you have a smaller party. Food is phenomenal and the Special Events Coordinator Mona Gonzulado is very attentive to your needs. Great set up even if you have a special request with wedding decor and favors Read less
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annie
Wedding:
6/29/2012
4.6/5.0
Atmosphere: The grounds are beautiful and really does look like a tropical plantation house. This was the perfect place for the size of my party (33 adults, 4 children). We had the West Lanai to ourselves which was perfect. But if you're looking for a beach view, this place doesn't have it.
Service: Mona, the Special Events Manager was extremely helpful. She was informative, responsive and very sweet. From the start of our planning to the day of the wedding, she helped us all the way through. From creating our menu, to setting up our sign in table and place cards and such. She had to leave early so we were handed off to Joyce who seemed a little rough around the edges at first. Came off as, "I don't care to be here" attitude, but she warmed up to us towards the end, was able to crack a smile here and there. Drinks came out a little slow, we had to ask more than once and the food came out normal.
Food: First Course: Kailani Farms Arugula Salad-good, Lobster bisque-good. Second course: Seafood Lau Lau-Decent, I only liked the scallops, but that's just me. Our guests said everything else was okay, nothing special. Grilled Rib-eye-Edible, My husband asked for more steak sauce which didn't do much he says. I tried it, I thought it was okay but I did like the onion rings more than the steak.. Sugarcane Skewered pork tenderloin- The only person who ordered this said it was good. Our last course was wedding cake by Sandy- amazing! We had three flavors, Lilikoi, Kona Mocha and Vanilla Mac Nut. The Mocha and Mac Nut were my favorites!

My rating is based off of the service, responsiveness, professionalism value and flexibility. Food would get a 3.5 rating.
Atmosphere: The grounds are beautiful and really does look like a tropical plantation house. This was the perfect place Read more...
Atmosphere: The grounds are beautiful and really does look like a tropical plantation house. This was the perfect place for the size of my party (33 adults, 4 children). We had the West Lanai to ourselves which was perfect. But if you're looking for a beach view, this place doesn't have it.
Service: Mona, the Special Events Manager was extremely helpful. She was informative, responsive and very sweet. From the start of our planning to the day of the wedding, she helped us all the way through. From creating our menu, to setting up our sign in table and place cards and such. She had to leave early so we were handed off to Joyce who seemed a little rough around the edges at first. Came off as, "I don't care to be here" attitude, but she warmed up to us towards the end, was able to crack a smile here and there. Drinks came out a little slow, we had to ask more than once and the food came out normal.
Food: First Course: Kailani Farms Arugula Salad-good, Lobster bisque-good. Second course: Seafood Lau Lau-Decent, I only liked the scallops, but that's just me. Our guests said everything else was okay, nothing special. Grilled Rib-eye-Edible, My husband asked for more steak sauce which didn't do much he says. I tried it, I thought it was okay but I did like the onion rings more than the steak.. Sugarcane Skewered pork tenderloin- The only person who ordered this said it was good. Our last course was wedding cake by Sandy- amazing! We had three flavors, Lilikoi, Kona Mocha and Vanilla Mac Nut. The Mocha and Mac Nut were my favorites!

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Heather
Wedding:
2/16/2013
4.4/5.0
Our wedding was fabulous. It is a great venue and a beautiful setting. Mona was so helpful the whole way along. They were willing to be flexible on timing of the event and allowing us to bring in Oregon wine for the event. The food was great - - exceeded my expectations. The cocktails were also much better than expected the cake was awesome.....I would highly recommend it.
Our wedding was fabulous. It is a great venue and a beautiful setting. Mona was so helpful the whole way along. They were Read more...
Our wedding was fabulous. It is a great venue and a beautiful setting. Mona was so helpful the whole way along. They were willing to be flexible on timing of the event and allowing us to bring in Oregon wine for the event. The food was great - - exceeded my expectations. The cocktails were also much better than expected the cake was awesome.....I would highly recommend it. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
1/3/2013
3.6/5.0
We held our wedding reception here after a recommendation from our wedding planner. All in all, the experience was great. Mona was very helpful and was always available to answer our questions. The food was tasty and the location beautiful. Plantation Gardens also helped accommodate our party when it rained (and Mona made sure to put an alternate plan into place BEFORE the actual day so we weren't caught off guard). Now for the things that weren't as great. We purchased the minimum drink package for all of our guests. I was disappointed to learn after the fact that some people requested virgin Piña Coladas and had to pay because it wasn't included in the package. Shouldn't it be cheaper without the booze? Also, the delivery of some of the drinks was so slow that many of our guests went to the bar and bought their own. This was frustrating to say the least because we paid a lot of money for everyone to have a good time. We also purchased a wedding cake but dessert was included with the food package. When I called two days later inquiring about how to pick it up, I was told it was thrown away because no one claimed it in 24 hours. Again this was frustrating because how hard is it to give me a quick call before getting rid of something as big as our wedding cake (keeping in mind it had one bite out of it because everyone ate their included dessert)!! Overall, I would recommend this location; however be aware of some of the hiccups we ran in to.
We held our wedding reception here after a recommendation from our wedding planner. All in all, the experience was great. Read more...
We held our wedding reception here after a recommendation from our wedding planner. All in all, the experience was great. Mona was very helpful and was always available to answer our questions. The food was tasty and the location beautiful. Plantation Gardens also helped accommodate our party when it rained (and Mona made sure to put an alternate plan into place BEFORE the actual day so we weren't caught off guard). Now for the things that weren't as great. We purchased the minimum drink package for all of our guests. I was disappointed to learn after the fact that some people requested virgin Piña Coladas and had to pay because it wasn't included in the package. Shouldn't it be cheaper without the booze? Also, the delivery of some of the drinks was so slow that many of our guests went to the bar and bought their own. This was frustrating to say the least because we paid a lot of money for everyone to have a good time. We also purchased a wedding cake but dessert was included with the food package. When I called two days later inquiring about how to pick it up, I was told it was thrown away because no one claimed it in 24 hours. Again this was frustrating because how hard is it to give me a quick call before getting rid of something as big as our wedding cake (keeping in mind it had one bite out of it because everyone ate their included dessert)!! Overall, I would recommend this location; however be aware of some of the hiccups we ran in to. Read less
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Lauren-R.
Wedding:
6/15/2010
3.4/5.0
Please don't get me wrong, I enjoyed having my wedding at Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar. For our wedding we bought out the entire property for the day, had our ceremony in their Moir Gardens, Cocktail Hour on their lanai closest to the bar area, and had our reception dinner in the main part of the restaurant. Working with the restaurant and Mona, the special events coordinator, was great. She was very friendly and answered my constant flow of questions through the months of planning.

The ceremony portion of our wedding went beautifully. All of our vendors pulled through and it was amazing. I'm unsure how the cocktail hour was because we were taking our photos throughout that hour, but I'm told it went off just great.

We did have some issues during our reception dinner though that didn't please us at all considering we spent so much money on booking the entire property and having dinner as a 3-course plated meal. Our soup course was disappointing because the chef decided, without asking our permission, to serve our soup in oriental takeout boxes. The chef rationalized it as being more "artistic" but it looked cheap and tacky, was not at all a decision passed by us first, and according to my husband who is also a chef they put them in boxes to make the soup before hand which is why some of our guests were served luke-warm soup.

The service was extremely slow. Our guests were complaining that some people had food while the majority didn't. Our vendors were complaining about how long they've been waiting for their meals as well. The food came out so slow that my photographer had to leave before we even had time to start our program because dinner had run over an hour longer than planned!!! Because my family and I were so flustered that our food was not coming out in a timely fashion my sister and my husband's best man did not have time to give their speeches, as they too were focused on helping resolve the food issue. To top it all off because of the extremely slow service we were moving extremely quickly through our program, and had run out of time for a dancing/celebrating portion of the night. >:(

Loved the ceremony, the food itself was great, and the planning and working with Mona was great. However the slow service at our reception, having our guests and vendors complaining, the ruined soup course (chinese freakin' take out boxes?!?!), and running out of time to have our vendors with us throughout the program and having no time for some dancing and celebrating because of the slow service, made spending so much money on this venue a disappointment.
Please don't get me wrong, I enjoyed having my wedding at Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar. For our wedding we bought Read more...
Please don't get me wrong, I enjoyed having my wedding at Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar. For our wedding we bought out the entire property for the day, had our ceremony in their Moir Gardens, Cocktail Hour on their lanai closest to the bar area, and had our reception dinner in the main part of the restaurant. Working with the restaurant and Mona, the special events coordinator, was great. She was very friendly and answered my constant flow of questions through the months of planning.

The ceremony portion of our wedding went beautifully. All of our vendors pulled through and it was amazing. I'm unsure how the cocktail hour was because we were taking our photos throughout that hour, but I'm told it went off just great.

We did have some issues during our reception dinner though that didn't please us at all considering we spent so much money on booking the entire property and having dinner as a 3-course plated meal. Our soup course was disappointing because the chef decided, without asking our permission, to serve our soup in oriental takeout boxes. The chef rationalized it as being more "artistic" but it looked cheap and tacky, was not at all a decision passed by us first, and according to my husband who is also a chef they put them in boxes to make the soup before hand which is why some of our guests were served luke-warm soup.

The service was extremely slow. Our guests were complaining that some people had food while the majority didn't. Our vendors were complaining about how long they've been waiting for their meals as well. The food came out so slow that my photographer had to leave before we even had time to start our program because dinner had run over an hour longer than planned!!! Because my family and I were so flustered that our food was not coming out in a timely fashion my sister and my husband's best man did not have time to give their speeches, as they too were focused on helping resolve the food issue. To top it all off because of the extremely slow service we were moving extremely quickly through our program, and had run out of time for a dancing/celebrating portion of the night. >:(

Loved the ceremony, the food itself was great, and the planning and working with Mona was great. However the slow service at our reception, having our guests and vendors complaining, the ruined soup course (chinese freakin' take out boxes?!?!), and running out of time to have our vendors with us throughout the program and having no time for some dancing and celebrating because of the slow service, made spending so much money on this venue a disappointment. Read less
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