Weddings at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua are too special not to deserve their own blog post. Completing my series of three blog post about this amazing resort, there was simply no way I could just mention that they happen to do weddings at this resort in passing. Magical weddings at the Ritz-Carlton,Kapalua capture the spirit of Hawaii with unforgettable ceremonies and fanciful receptions. Whether an intimate ceremony and reception for just the bride and groom or a large wedding party the dedicated wedding staff at Ritz-Carlton Kapalua can handle all the details from start to finish. Breathtaking views from the cliffs that overlook the ocean, expansive lawns, elaborate ballrooms regardless of the theme of your wedding the team can handle everything from decor, culinary needs and wonderful personalized service.
Venues such as the Honolua Chapel shown here ( once served as a place of worship for the surrounding plantation community) seats 60, plantation style A-frame structure with a small steeple for couples looking for a more traditional location, The Gazebo – located just outside the Honolua Chapel offers ceremonies with up to 100 guests a ceremony with refreshing trade wind breezes and dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean, The Napili Lawn – panoramic ocean views of the Kapalua Cliffside and Honolua Bay, centrally located between the hotel’s Napili Wing and the ocean, The Beach House Lawn – this expansive manicured beachfront lawn is ideal for large private wedding parties and receptions, great place for a private lu’au rehearsal or reception and finally The Lava Point – extraordinary view for intimate ceremonies of two to four people. The point is located near the picturesque Kapalua Bay Golf Course signature fifth tee, backdrop of Hawaiian sunsets and crashing surf- only available for sunset ceremonies, most couples incorporate a circle of flowers and traditional Hawaiian ceremony.
Reception Venues such as the Beach House Lawn – a traditional Hawaiian lu’au shown here (Photographer Ron Starr) work well in this space for large groups, The Anuenue Room offers an elegant reception location on property featuring a marble bar,hardwood floors in the center, and art pieces created by Maui artists. The Anuenue rooms opens to a spacious open-air lanai with views of Honolua Chapel,the Bay Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean, could be used for cocktail hour and then full plated sit down dinner as well and The Plantation Ballroom with indoor space and an expansive outdoor lanai this venue provides an elegant setting for receptions. Decorated with soft-colored wall coverings, hand-carved mill-work and moldings, beautiful crystal chandeliers with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and West Maui Mountains.
Once you have decided upon your venue the culinary team can take care of arranging anything from a Lu’au such as the one featured in this photo for your rehearsal dinner, international brunch, cocktail receptions followed by a plated wedding dinner, and then as your guests dance the night away and need a little extra energy to keep going surprise them with a Dessert & Specialty Coffee Station. Wedding Cakes by the pastry team are amazing to go along with your taste, theme or color scheme you will have a hard time choosing between fondant or butter creme, french dots or swiss dots, tropical fruits or fresh island flowers – then have to choose between flavors such as Chocolate Kahula Cake, White cake with white chocolate Mousse and fresh raspberries or White cake with white chocolate mango mousse – this may be he hardest decision of all to make – or if you can’t decide have a cupcake station and choose a few of them.
Regardless of which amazing wedding package that you select, there are many wedding A La Carte options that you can add to complete your magical ceremony.
Contact the: Kapalua Wedding Specialist (808)665-7208
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, One Ritz Carlton Drive, Kapalua, Maui Hawaii 96761 USA
or by phone Direct Line 931-337-0770 or Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331