Haiku Mill ~ Maui, Hawaii
There is nothing we would change about our experience at The Haiku Mill, from love at first site of the venue to the impeccable service, we couldn't have asked for more. The owner, Sylvia, made us feel like much more like family than prospective clients, she is incredible.
We decided on a formal, black-tie wedding in June and the weather was perfect. The preferred vendors list the Haiku Mill requires you to use is a life saver. It was explained early on that these were the vendors they know and trust, which put our minds at ease. Our dream-team was as follows:
*Design by Robyn I'aea
*Anna Kim Photography
*CineMaui Studio Videography
*Miss B Calligraphy
*Ceci New York Invitations
*Maui Executive Catering
*Garnish Events Cocktail Catering
*Dan Sanchez Salon
*Jessica Waite Makeup Artistry
*Ghost Chairs by Island Rents
*Rentals by Island Rents, Maui Rents and Pacific Isle Rentals
*Entertainment by Ace Beats
*Cake by Hawaiian Cakesations
*Reverend Keli'i Brown
I could not have dreamed up a more perfect setting to get ready for the most important day of my life than the "Cane House", the Haiku Mill's Bridal Suite. My bridesmaids, Mom, Mother-in-law and myself settled in mid-morning; we laughed, cried tears of joy, toasted with glasses of champagne while enjoying delicious snacks and created some of the most memorable moments of the day. Sylvia and her team made us feel incredibly comfortable.
My groom and his groomsmen arrived about an hour before the ceremony to take photos. They were dressed in tuxedos and were completely comfortable temperature-wise hanging out beneath the massive mango trees.
The timing of our day was coordinated to perfection, at no point did we feel rushed. We greeted the guests after the ceremony, had time after photos to enjoy the last 15 minutes of cocktail hour and even walked around to spend time with every guest during our 5-course meal. Not to mention we enjoyed each course of our meal when it was served at our own table before dancing the night away.
There will never be words to properly describe how thankful we are for everyone involved in making our day beyond perfection.
It was a wonderful and accommodating A+ experience from start to finish. Let me start with a little bit of a background about my now husband and myself. We are both Type A personalities with extremely high expectations of ourselves, and we have equally as high expectations of others. We are also very particular in what we want (we were not interested in the cookie cutter wedding that was the only option at a number of the hotels) and are very much focused on attention to detail.
Haiku Mill exceeded our expectations from our very first phone conversation with Sylvia the owner in regards to booking the venue, to saying our final good-byes to Stephanie our wedding coordinator at the end of the night after our wedding. The Haiku Mill was extremely professional from start to finish, and made planning our wedding from Canada completely hassel free. On the day of the wedding itself, Stephanie and her team had us at ease the entire time and really made the day that much more memorable and enjoyable.
In our opinion, the Haiku Mill is without question the most beautiful wedding venue on all of Maui, and even though neither of us have yet to venture to all of the Hawaian islands, we wouldnt be surprised if it was the most beautiful throughout as well. Every single one of our guests were in complete awe with the beauty of the place. The owner Sylvia has painstaking recreated the Mill over the last number of years, utilizing many antiques from throughout Europe in the decor. Not a single detail has been overlooked or missed. It truly is an old world delight in the middle of paradise. Sylvia has impeccable taste and style which is showcased throughout the property. After considering a European destination wedding we found it difficult to find anything that rivalled the beauty and atmosphere of the Mill. All the vendors that were recommended truly share the vision of the Mill and were an absolute pleasure to work with.
Special Thanks to:
Anna Kim Photography - The pictures are beyond words you captured the wedding beautifully and were excellent with our guests, thank you.
Maui Executive Catering - Jeff and his team dazzled the palates of our guests all evening, incredible food!
Teresa Sena Designs- Nailed the aesthetic we were looking for, beautiful work only added to the ambience and natural beauty.
Garnish Events - Wow! Who knew that signature drinks could be this delicious and inventive, wonderful service throughout the dinner.
Thank you again to everyone that made our day so special.
Vanessa and Elliot
I got married at Haiku Mill in November, 2011. It was such a great experience, a dream come true! The entire planning process went really well, our planner Stephanie Shepherd is so professional and creative, all of her knowledge and experience really helped make our day go as smoothly as possible. We were looking to get married at a one of a kind location with an intimate, dreamy atmosphere and were so happy to have chosen Haiku Mill.
All the vendors (florists, caterers, bar, photographer) were above our expactations.We had about 10 minutes of rain, after the ceremony and it wasn't a concern because of all the tenting. Our family and friends were in awe as to how gorgeous everything was! It was perfect day in every way.
I would absolutely recommend getting married at Haiku Mill!
I was a happy Bride!
I'd like to credit my vendors who were amazing!
Planner: Stephanie Shepherd
Photographer: Mike Adrian
Caterer: Aloha Events
Flowers: Bella Bloom
Rentals: Island Rents
Thank you to everyone involved in making our...
I cannot recommend Haiku Mill enough! The location and grounds are absolutely AMAZING. Staff was friendly, helpful and they have excellent taste. They were instrumental in making my event extra special and memorial for me and my family. I love, love love Haiku Mill!!!
Haiku Mill is truly magical & breathtaking venue. Tucked up in the hills of Haiku, this venue wonderfully intertwines beautiful decor with the natural, lush beauty of Maui. The elegance & intimacy of this venue creates an utterly romantic atmosphere, unlike any other.
All the planning with the help of our coordinator prior to the wedding allowed us to show up & relax the entire time. Our goal for our wedding day was to make sure we could enjoy it, making sure it didn't feel like we were "working" the whole night. Sylvia & her staff, along with all of the amazing vendors we worked, with made this possible - we enjoyed every moment of our special day.
Our wedding did occur during a transitional time for Haiku Mill. The head wedding coordinator decided it was time to peruse another career. Even with this change occurring our wedding went off without a hitch. Sylvia (the owner) made sure nothing skipped a beat for our special day. Sylvia has a genuine love & passion for what she does, which clearly shows in the tremendous thought she has put into every detail of this stunning venue, as well as the business she's created, which she continually strives to make the best.
All of our guests had an unbelievable time at our wedding; refreshments upon arrival, cocktails under the mango tree following the ceremony, dinner under a large clear-top tent, & dancing under the stars. Our wedding was as much a memorable & unique experience for them as it was for us. We talk often with family & friends about this day & are constantly reminded of how special it was - for everyone that attended.
My husband & I are so happy we decided to have our ceremony & reception at Haiku Mill - it is a venue that helped exemplify the sacredness & romance of this special day. If you want to have your wedding &/or reception at a venue that will be gorgeous, unique, romantic, & surrounded by natural beauty then Haiku Mill is definitely the place.
Sylvia, the owner and Allie, the on-site coordinator are wonderful people to work with. They are accommodating, helpful and have inside tips to keeping you within your budget. Allie's motto for our wedding day was for us, our family and our friends to sit back relax and have fun. She did a great job of organizing and taking care of the details that day. They truly share the Aloha spirit!
It's hard to believe, but the venue truly is exactly what you see in the pictures. It's a magical and romantic venue that draws you in! Sylvia has also done a fantastic job decorating the venue in a very classic French antique style. The venue is a photographers dream and you will walk away with gorgeous photos!
If you want the most beautiful place for you reception ths is the place! Amazing is just one of many words your guest will use when they arrive. The Haiku Sugar Mill is unlike any other venue you could have. It will give you that unique place that you are looking for in making your wedding special and Breath taking. We married on the beach in the morning and had our reception at the mill in the evening due to the driving distance from lahinana. We had shuttles take our 80 guest up to haiku where the mill is located and it was perfect. I can't tell you how much I still here from our guest "the setting was Amazing what a beatiful place you guys pick" I can't imagine having not used it. The owner sylvia showed up and introducede her self to us and it was a nice personal touch.. you will have no regrets using this place!
This location was AMAZING! It was so different from anything else we were considering. The architecure and the greenery was breathtaking. They were easy to work with at every turn and make the whole process so easy. Take a look at the pictures!
The moment I stepped foot on the grounds of the Haiku Mill, I knew I had to get married there. It's a magical place with such charm and beauty that is unmatched. I was really impressed with how welcoming, sweet and helpful the coordinators were to me and my fiance which helped alleviate the stress from planning a destination wedding.
Sylvia, the owner, gave us a grand tour of the place which we were just speechless about. She was incredibly kind and so easy to work with. I knew that she genuinely cared about our wedding day. She went above and beyond to make sure the wedding planning went smoothly.
All of our 55 guests were AMAZED on our wedding day. It was the biggest and most beautiful celebration of our lives....we were so lucky to have had our special day in this GORGEOUS place!
I cannot recommend this place enough.
As one of the most unique and sought-after wedding and private event venues in Hawaii, the Haiku Mill offers an exclusive experience for bridal couples, special events and photo shoots. Our professional wedding and event planning staff at the Haiku Mill embodies the genuine spirit of aloha. We are pleased to make your wedding day or special event an affair to be treasured forever.
Pua Le‘a means “blossoming passion” in Hawaiian. Pua Le’a & Co. at the Haiku Mill provides wedding and event planning services that reflect our commitment to beauty and joyous celebration. Our design staff builds a strong relationship with each client to help bring their vision of an exquisite wedding or private event to life. Surrounded by Old World elegance, ornate hand-picked treasures and fragrant jasmine and gardenia blossoms, guests are swept away in the spirit of romance.