Best Hotels on Oahu

Top 5 list of hotels to have your wedding at in Hawai'i!

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My name is Mari. I am a Hawaii Wedding & Elopement Photographer here in Honolulu and I have seen and experienced the best hotels that the Hawaiian Islands has to offer. I have curated a top 5 list of the best hotels on O'ahu to plan your fashionable stylish affair.

The Royal Hawaiian (The Pink Palace)

This royal gem is the second hotel ever built in Waikiki. With it's rich history and beautiful vintage architecture, this hotel is ideal for the bride that wants feel like a queen for the day. The luxury amenities and ocean side access makes it perfect for a royalty inspired wedding. The properties timeless luxury in Waikiki makes it great option for convenient location to all Honolulu has to offer. They provide a variety of outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions. No matter what size your wedding is, they will be able to customize to your special day. The pink hued building with it's gorgeous arches are perfect for great wedding portraits that will be leave your family and friends jealous!

Moana Surfrider

This property is the first ever hotel built in Waikiki back in 1901 and was the beginning of tourism in Hawaii. Before this the beaches were lined with bungalows and beach houses. "Moana" means "ocean" or "open sea" and that is exactly what you feel when you step into this historic hotel. With an over 100 year old banyan tree as it's centerpiece, the Moana Surfrider is a stunning option for modern luxe wedding. The all white Corinthian columns that adorn the entrance of the hotel and open air feel of the space is a stylish choice for your Oahu Wedding. They have numerous options for ceremonies with gorgeous views of the turquoise waters of Waikiki. The sleek indoor designs of the hotel go well with any modern wedding style.

Turtle Bay Resort

For the ultimate in lavish accommodations combined with the beauty of nature, Turtle Bay Resort is the wedding venue for you. Nestled in the north shore of O'ahu this property is surrounded by the blue ocean on one side and a golf course on the other. Definitely a perk for those golf loving grooms. This gorgeous landscaped resort can truly guarantee a secluded Hawaii Beach Wedding. With plenty of luxurious rooms available for your whole wedding party, this is a wonderful option for those bohemian chic brides that want all the wonders of a tropical paradise. With horse stables on site this makes a unique choice for any Oahu Wedding Day.

Four Seasons Resort Ko'olina

Located on the secluded western coast of O'ahu this truly is the getaway for Hawai'i Wedding bliss. This five star report has numerous venue options and breathtaking ocean side spaces. An on-site chapel and expansive ocean lawns makes this a Hawaii fantasy for any wedding. From intimate ceremonies to large extravagant affairs, the Four Seasons will be able to plan the wedding of your dreams. With no shortage of upscale details , this will be the choice for you if you absolutely want the best of the best.

Kahala Resort

This impressive resort is located just outside of Waikiki. Boasting their own dolphin pond on site, it is a one-of-kind wedding venue option on the southern shores of O'ahu. With white sand beaches and beautiful swaying palms, this is the perfect setting for couples who want the beachy wedding without the hustle and bustle of Waikiki.

Feel free to connect with me today if your planning your wedding.

I would love to hear the details of your special day!


A Honolulu, Maui, Kauai, Kona, California & DestinationWedding Photographer