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Royal Kona Resort

Kailua Kona , HI
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LOCATION

75-5852 Alii Drive
Kailua Kona, HI 96740 US (map)

PHONE

808-930-3243

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Whether couples desire a small, intimate affair or a lavish celebration, the Royal Kona Resort is a popular choice for Hawaii weddings and vow renewals. Our oceanfront ceremony and... Read more
Whether couples desire a small, intimate affair or a lavish celebration, the Royal Kona Resort is a popular choice for Hawaii weddings and vow renewals. Our oceanfront ceremony and reception venues set cliffside or in the sand, offer dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean. Striking sunset views and breathtaking lava rock create the perfect backdrop for your special day. Couples can customize their own wedding package with our a la carte services or select from pre-set wedding packages. Whatever you imagine - our specialized staff and on-site wedding coordinators can help you create the wedding day of your dreams. We are here to assist you with all aspects of your event planning. From hair and make-up to spa treatments, room stays, and luau reservations, they will ensure that you and your guests have a memorable Hawaiian experience.

Contact us at: 808-930-3243 / rkrweddings@hawaiihotels.com Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Beach, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Tropical
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Japanese, Local
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room, Private Section, Public Seating
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events

REVIEWS

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Candice
Wedding:
2/20/2017
5.0/5.0
I had the wedding of my dreams here. I started dealing with Kayli Towler at the Royal Kona Romance centre a year before my wedding. Planning a wedding via email and phone calls can be a bit nerve recking. Everything was perfect Kayli went above and beyond to my our day special. The flowers were spectacular and the location was amazing.
Thanks forever Candice Galamini
I had the wedding of my dreams here. I started dealing with Kayli Towler at the Royal Kona Romance centre a year before my Read more...
I had the wedding of my dreams here. I started dealing with Kayli Towler at the Royal Kona Romance centre a year before my wedding. Planning a wedding via email and phone calls can be a bit nerve recking. Everything was perfect Kayli went above and beyond to my our day special. The flowers were spectacular and the location was amazing.
Thanks forever Candice Galamini Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Stacy
Wedding:
11/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Ashley and Kayli took care of everything! All we did was fill out a questionnaire, picked a few details, and showed up. It's such a great way to have a vacation wedding. Not only did our family have fun, but we did too. The photographer was fantastic as well and we got the pictures back so quickly. If you are thinking of a destination wedding look no further. The Royal Mona resort is it!
Ashley and Kayli took care of everything! All we did was fill out a questionnaire, picked a few details, and showed up. Read more...
Ashley and Kayli took care of everything! All we did was fill out a questionnaire, picked a few details, and showed up. It's such a great way to have a vacation wedding. Not only did our family have fun, but we did too. The photographer was fantastic as well and we got the pictures back so quickly. If you are thinking of a destination wedding look no further. The Royal Mona resort is it! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Tara
Wedding:
10/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Kayli was wonderful to work with and the romance center gave us the wedding of our dreams!!! Even with a little rain prior to our wedding (a blessing from heaven according to Kahu Tomasi that made it even more special), everything went off without a hitch. Kayli had back up arrangements in case they were needed for the ceremony and re-staged the reception so dancing was still in the sand/dance floor but the tables were out of it and still kept the flow for the evening. Every vendor picked was fabulous!!! Renae at Emotion Galleries, Sheri at Kalilina Studios for video, Kahu Tomasi, the DJ were all perfect, there wasn't one piece that fell short of amazing! Kayli helped arrange for all of our guests to be in the main tower despite busy IronMan conditions, set up a Luau for our welcome dinner to guests and was very accommodating. For anxious brides - there's not a ton of communication or decisions until after your questionnaire is filled out but don't hesitate to trust they will make your day amazing!! It can be nerve wracking planning from the mainland but it's a million times worth it. Be aware there are some extra costs outside the main package (lighting, dance floor, extra bar hours, etc) for planning purposes but they are fairly reasonable. Food/Drinks/Cake/Flowers were all top notch also - not hotel food or watered down! Mara for in room make up was outstanding! Even with humidity/light rain, my make up and curly hair stayed put and looked wonderful all night.

Tips - Book extra hours for the videographer and photographer, it's a location that you want to capture every second of on your wedding day.
Ask for the Top floor of the Ali'i tower for the nights with your wrap around royal suite - the view can't be beat.
If our "brush the beach from your feet but keep the memories close to your heart" sign and brushes made it through the rain - Enjoy! =)
We can't wait to go back for our anniversary at some point!! ♥ Aloha A hui hou
Kayli was wonderful to work with and the romance center gave us the wedding of our dreams!!! Even with a little rain prior Read more...
Kayli was wonderful to work with and the romance center gave us the wedding of our dreams!!! Even with a little rain prior to our wedding (a blessing from heaven according to Kahu Tomasi that made it even more special), everything went off without a hitch. Kayli had back up arrangements in case they were needed for the ceremony and re-staged the reception so dancing was still in the sand/dance floor but the tables were out of it and still kept the flow for the evening. Every vendor picked was fabulous!!! Renae at Emotion Galleries, Sheri at Kalilina Studios for video, Kahu Tomasi, the DJ were all perfect, there wasn't one piece that fell short of amazing! Kayli helped arrange for all of our guests to be in the main tower despite busy IronMan conditions, set up a Luau for our welcome dinner to guests and was very accommodating. For anxious brides - there's not a ton of communication or decisions until after your questionnaire is filled out but don't hesitate to trust they will make your day amazing!! It can be nerve wracking planning from the mainland but it's a million times worth it. Be aware there are some extra costs outside the main package (lighting, dance floor, extra bar hours, etc) for planning purposes but they are fairly reasonable. Food/Drinks/Cake/Flowers were all top notch also - not hotel food or watered down! Mara for in room make up was outstanding! Even with humidity/light rain, my make up and curly hair stayed put and looked wonderful all night.

Tips - Book extra hours for the videographer and photographer, it's a location that you want to capture every second of on your wedding day.
Ask for the Top floor of the Ali'i tower for the nights with your wrap around royal suite - the view can't be beat.
If our "brush the beach from your feet but keep the memories close to your heart" sign and brushes made it through the rain - Enjoy! =)
We can't wait to go back for our anniversary at some point!! ♥ Aloha A hui hou Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Shan
Wedding:
8/1/2016
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Royal Kona on 8/1/16 and it was PERFCT! Our wedding coordinator Kayli Towler was amazing, she took care of every possible detail and even found a hair stylist to come to my room at the last minute (an hour before the wedding!) to do my hair. the ceremony was perfect, We could not have asked for a more beautiful venue. The musician that played the Uke for our ceremony is so talented, Bula Akuma has an amazing voice, he helped make the ceremony really special. We chose to have a dinner and private luau instead of a traditional ceremony. We where expecting a few dancers and a nice dinner but what we got was so much more than we (or our guests) ever expected! The show was amazing and the food was so ono! Our guests where blown away by everything! While we where taking photos the dancers taught our guest to make leis, showed them hula moves and even showed them some fire knife moves! We have always loved the Royal Kona and have always had great personal service but what we got for our wedding went above and beyond anything we could have ever expected. Kayli is a miracle worker!!!
We had our wedding at the Royal Kona on 8/1/16 and it was PERFCT! Our wedding coordinator Kayli Towler was amazing, she Read more...
We had our wedding at the Royal Kona on 8/1/16 and it was PERFCT! Our wedding coordinator Kayli Towler was amazing, she took care of every possible detail and even found a hair stylist to come to my room at the last minute (an hour before the wedding!) to do my hair. the ceremony was perfect, We could not have asked for a more beautiful venue. The musician that played the Uke for our ceremony is so talented, Bula Akuma has an amazing voice, he helped make the ceremony really special. We chose to have a dinner and private luau instead of a traditional ceremony. We where expecting a few dancers and a nice dinner but what we got was so much more than we (or our guests) ever expected! The show was amazing and the food was so ono! Our guests where blown away by everything! While we where taking photos the dancers taught our guest to make leis, showed them hula moves and even showed them some fire knife moves! We have always loved the Royal Kona and have always had great personal service but what we got for our wedding went above and beyond anything we could have ever expected. Kayli is a miracle worker!!! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Tasha
Wedding:
4/6/2016
5.0/5.0
The Royal Kona was perfect for us to get married at. Even though it was at a very busy resort, the location felt like we were the only people there. Ashley was great to work with and gave us lots of options to personalize our wedding. Since we had a tiny group of people we skipped a 'traditional' reception and instead went to the luau. We chose to have it filmed by Moa Loa studios, who worked well with our photographer that we brought with us. Overall the resort was accommodating to my group, especially when they chose to have their rooms move into the same tower as my husband and I. I was also glad that we chose to have breakfast there every morning. The food was delicious and filling, plus watching spinner dolphins every morning made everything that much more special.
The Royal Kona was perfect for us to get married at. Even though it was at a very busy resort, the location felt like we Read more...
The Royal Kona was perfect for us to get married at. Even though it was at a very busy resort, the location felt like we were the only people there. Ashley was great to work with and gave us lots of options to personalize our wedding. Since we had a tiny group of people we skipped a 'traditional' reception and instead went to the luau. We chose to have it filmed by Moa Loa studios, who worked well with our photographer that we brought with us. Overall the resort was accommodating to my group, especially when they chose to have their rooms move into the same tower as my husband and I. I was also glad that we chose to have breakfast there every morning. The food was delicious and filling, plus watching spinner dolphins every morning made everything that much more special. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Jayne
Wedding:
12/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Royal Kona was perfect! It was so much more than we ever imagined it would be from the start. Kayli made it easy to plan from a distance. She was responsive to all of our questions and needs and made everything flow smoothly. Derek was amazing as an officiant. The service was exactly what we wanted, even though we only met him moments before the ceremony. Keoni Thompson provided fantastic ceremony music, in addition to at the reception. Ranae Keane captured the whole event in pictures that made our jaws drop open upon seeing how beautiful they were. The hotel staff was fantastic and greeted us daily with enthusiasm. You won't go wrong having your wedding at The Royal Kona Resort!
Our wedding at Royal Kona was perfect! It was so much more than we ever imagined it would be from the start. Kayli made it Read more...
Our wedding at Royal Kona was perfect! It was so much more than we ever imagined it would be from the start. Kayli made it easy to plan from a distance. She was responsive to all of our questions and needs and made everything flow smoothly. Derek was amazing as an officiant. The service was exactly what we wanted, even though we only met him moments before the ceremony. Keoni Thompson provided fantastic ceremony music, in addition to at the reception. Ranae Keane captured the whole event in pictures that made our jaws drop open upon seeing how beautiful they were. The hotel staff was fantastic and greeted us daily with enthusiasm. You won't go wrong having your wedding at The Royal Kona Resort! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Tia
Wedding:
10/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Our Wedding was absolutely beautiful! You don't often hear about someones wedding going off perfectly, but ours really did (despite our Best Man dropping out last minute). The music, the food, the drinks, the decorations, the cake, everything was perfect. My only regret is not eating more. Everyone enjoyed themselves so much. Thank you so much!
Our Wedding was absolutely beautiful! You don't often hear about someones wedding going off perfectly, but ours really did Read more...
Our Wedding was absolutely beautiful! You don't often hear about someones wedding going off perfectly, but ours really did (despite our Best Man dropping out last minute). The music, the food, the drinks, the decorations, the cake, everything was perfect. My only regret is not eating more. Everyone enjoyed themselves so much. Thank you so much! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Victoria
Wedding:
9/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Planning a wedding thought the royal kona resort was very easy! Stress free and exciting. Ashley akumu helped us arrange everything I just picked from a lovely choice of suggestions and it was all arranged without any hassle. I highly recommend it.
Planning a wedding thought the royal kona resort was very easy! Stress free and exciting. Ashley akumu helped us arrange Read more...
Planning a wedding thought the royal kona resort was very easy! Stress free and exciting. Ashley akumu helped us arrange everything I just picked from a lovely choice of suggestions and it was all arranged without any hassle. I highly recommend it. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Katrina
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
The hotel was great! We had our ceremony at the private lagoon and ended at the what was supposed to be the sunset cove. Unfortunately it started raining right before the reception. The wedding coordinators were excellent and moved the reception from outside to inside before it started pouring. Kayli was excellent in returning my emails and answered all my questions whether it was silly or not. The planning was simple and easy. They do not plan until 3 months prior to the date, which for my type A personality, got kind of worrisome. However, everything was exactly how I wanted it and planned. They were even able to make some last minute changes. They do have wedding packages available, but there are certain things not included in the packages and cost some extra.
The hotel was great! We had our ceremony at the private lagoon and ended at the what was supposed to be the sunset cove. Read more...
The hotel was great! We had our ceremony at the private lagoon and ended at the what was supposed to be the sunset cove. Unfortunately it started raining right before the reception. The wedding coordinators were excellent and moved the reception from outside to inside before it started pouring. Kayli was excellent in returning my emails and answered all my questions whether it was silly or not. The planning was simple and easy. They do not plan until 3 months prior to the date, which for my type A personality, got kind of worrisome. However, everything was exactly how I wanted it and planned. They were even able to make some last minute changes. They do have wedding packages available, but there are certain things not included in the packages and cost some extra. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Juliann
Wedding:
9/3/2015
5.0/5.0
The Romance Center was outstanding in their willingness to make the brides dream wedding a reality. Long distance was not a hindrance in planning the wedding. Ashley took the time to understand the brides desires and then found options to accomodate almost everything. The Romance Center made sure that the flowers were perfect, the decorations were just right, the wedding cake had a half hidden football for the groom, they created signs that the bride wanted, we shipped the wedding dress and several personal items to include in the wedding ahead of time to the Romance Center, Ashley worked with the Officiant to have a ceremony that expressed the bride and grooms love and beliefs, while including Hawaiian traditions in the ceremony and also included an untraditional Wine Box Love Letter exchange. With a hurricane passing on the opposite side of the island, Ashley waited until the afternoon of the wedding to let the bride decide on a covered reception venue in case of rain or to keep the planned outdoor area Coconut Grove. Glad the covered area was chosen. The Ceremony was a clear beautiful sunset at Sunset Cove. The delicious buffet reception was high and dry while it did rain and downpour at times, and the musician was great. Bula Akamu played the guitar and ukelele for the ceremony. The DJ was very accomodating and the photographer Ranae took beautiful pictures. The Fire Dancers performed after the rain had stopped and it was a great way to end the perfect Hawaiian Destination wedding. The Romance staff were available throughout the wedding day and throughout the entire event to make sure eveything went smoothly and timely. The hair and makeup staff was amazing. It was a dream come true for the bride & groom. AWESOME JOB and thank you Ashley and Romance Center staff.
The Romance Center was outstanding in their willingness to make the brides dream wedding a reality. Long distance was not Read more...
The Romance Center was outstanding in their willingness to make the brides dream wedding a reality. Long distance was not a hindrance in planning the wedding. Ashley took the time to understand the brides desires and then found options to accomodate almost everything. The Romance Center made sure that the flowers were perfect, the decorations were just right, the wedding cake had a half hidden football for the groom, they created signs that the bride wanted, we shipped the wedding dress and several personal items to include in the wedding ahead of time to the Romance Center, Ashley worked with the Officiant to have a ceremony that expressed the bride and grooms love and beliefs, while including Hawaiian traditions in the ceremony and also included an untraditional Wine Box Love Letter exchange. With a hurricane passing on the opposite side of the island, Ashley waited until the afternoon of the wedding to let the bride decide on a covered reception venue in case of rain or to keep the planned outdoor area Coconut Grove. Glad the covered area was chosen. The Ceremony was a clear beautiful sunset at Sunset Cove. The delicious buffet reception was high and dry while it did rain and downpour at times, and the musician was great. Bula Akamu played the guitar and ukelele for the ceremony. The DJ was very accomodating and the photographer Ranae took beautiful pictures. The Fire Dancers performed after the rain had stopped and it was a great way to end the perfect Hawaiian Destination wedding. The Romance staff were available throughout the wedding day and throughout the entire event to make sure eveything went smoothly and timely. The hair and makeup staff was amazing. It was a dream come true for the bride & groom. AWESOME JOB and thank you Ashley and Romance Center staff. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue

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