• Mari Maffioli

Turtle Bay Resort in Hawaii

A fun guide of the amenities and accommodations that this gorgeous resort has to offer for couples planning their Hawai'i Wedding.


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During the years I have experienced a wide range of wedding venues on the different islands of Hawaii. Nothing really compares to the luxury accommodations of Turtle Bay Resort. This venue really stood out with their variety of locations and different sizes to suit the needs of any size event. Famous for being showcased in popular movies such as "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Mike and Dave need Wedding Dates" this top resort has so much to offer from pristine beaches to even horse stables.With miles of white sand beaches and tropical natural settings, Oahu's North Shore is perfect for a romantic escape from your busy life. Soft breezes and fragrant island blooms set the mood for authentic luxury. This resort is the only hotel in the state of Hawaii that can guarantee couples a true secluded beach wedding.  Situated on it's own road surrounded by manicured golf courses, which groomsmen absolutely love, Turtle Bay has enough rentals to accommodate your whole wedding party and guests. This is especially convenient for couples wanting to keep their whole party all together without the stress of traveling in a car to one venue to another. In this article I will go through the variety of venues they have within the resort to plan your Hawaii Wedding or intimate Elopement.


Situated on a peninsula with panoramic views of breathtaking shorelines from East to West, you won’t find anything in the world that even comes close to these scenic views.

You can truly get away from it all with over 850 acres of resort property.


The Pavillion

This stunning locale gives you the option of either having your ceremony in the Pavilion itself or at Kuilima Point. Perfect for couples who are planning on having no more than fifty guests. The package will include your chairs and table setups for dinner. This is ideal for the couple looking for a seated outdoor dinner and close to the resort itself.


Staring at 4500


Bayview Beach

For those who dreamed of a beach wedding but still want to have decent guest list this is the spot for you. With two options of either up to fifty guests or to upgrade to allow 150 guests, this gives a great choice for larger beach weddings. The ceremony itself is set on the Hawaii sands while the reception takes place on the lawn. All tables, linen, chairs and dinner cutlery are included in the event price along with a dance floor. The ambience is set perfectly with the included lighting that ranges from lanterns to tiki torches. This venue is situated across the beach from the resort itself.


Staring at 4500


Kuilima Cove Lawn

For the outdoor lovers at heart this venue is perfect for your guests. Ideal for smaller weddings of fifty of your closest friends and family. For ease the ceremony and the reception happen all in one area and is situated very close to the resort itself. Under the Hawaiian skies you will say "I Do" and enjoy dinner with your guests. This event package includes everything you need for comfort, from the tables, linen, chairs and lighting and even a bamboo arch for your ceremony. If you ever wanted to be view up at twinkling stars during your first dance, this is the spot for you with an included dance floor. A highly recommend going with live music for your wedding because nothing compares to the true authentic sound of live instrumentation, it is pure magic!


Starting at 4500


18th Green

This luxurious option is for the couple that wants to spare no expense on their grand wedding day. This secluded area is the only option if you want a large beach wedding on your own private cove. You can have up to fifty guests or upgrade to the large 150 person capacity. Situated the furthest from the resort for maximum privacy this is located on the front part of the Arnold Palmer 18th Green of the gorgeous golf course. The ceremony which happens on the secluded cove includes the chairs and bamboo arch. This is all inclusive with everything you will need to pull off a lavish affair and comes with the power generator and transportation to and from the resort. Dance the night away with friends and family on the included dance floor with romantic chandelier lighting.


Starting at 10,000


Stables Beach

For the horse lovers at heart that want a secluded option for a large gathering then you are going to want it here. This venue is situated far from the venue for the ultimate in privacy, but don't worry they have shuttle services that are included to bring you and your guests safely back to the resort. With two options for either an intimate fifty person ceremony or a large 150 party. You will get married on the beach itself so your dreams of a Hawaii beach wedding can come true. The reception happens on the Stables lawn which includes a large white tent in case of any weather. This will include all the same amenities as the 18th Green including the dance floor.


Starting at 8500


Kuilima Ballroom

For the grandest of options and couples who have a very large guest list this the venue for you. The ballroom can accommodate up to 500 of your closest friends and family. You have the option of having the ceremony at Kuilima Point outdoors or in The Pavillion. The ceremony space is limited to 50 people but the reception can be larger. The seated dinner happens in the indoor ballroom located inside the resort itself. It offers a stage for live music which is the only choice to go for if you ask me. A large dance floor and everything you need for a sit down dinner is included. You really cannot get better than this for your Hawaii Wedding Venue.


Starting at 15,000


All the planning and love that goes into your special day will be something you will want to remember for the rest of your life. You will want someone fun, knowledgeable and relaxed to be by your side to be your cheerleader and capture all those authentic moments. Connect with me today to learn more about my "all-inclusive" wedding packages that will have everything you need from photo,video,beauty and florals. Drop a line and tell me your story and what you are envisioning for your Hawaii Wedding day.


-Mari

Destination Wedding Photographer & Planner

Owner of Tales of Light Photography


Owner of Misty Mountains Entertainment

Live Music Collective for Weddings & Special Events



I photograph weddings and elopements at worldwide destinations but especially love the following locations including....Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island, Lanai, California, Oregon, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Panama.  Wherever you are planning your big day, I want to be your wedding photographer and help what you envision come to life.

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