Weddings Held With Aloha
At Kona Wedding Officiant, Aloha, or Love, is the most important element of your Big Island Hawaii wedding. We offer intimate Kona beach elopements to all inclusive Hawaii wedding packages. With abundant options to personalize, find your perfect Big Island wedding and make it your own.
Who We Are
Meet Deanna, owner + licensed minister of Kona Wedding Officiant®.
Deanna believes that every wedding is a gift.
Deanna believes she has the best job in Hawaii and feels blessed to be part of intimate elopements to large family celebrations.
Together, Kona Wedding Officiant® is a team of caring Big Island Hawaii people who will ensure your special day is held with Aloha.
We are locally operated in Hawaii. We offer services island-wide from Kona to Hilo, Puna to Punalu`u, Pololu Valley to Mauna Kea, and beyond - we go wherever you are!
Our All Inclusive Hawaii Weddings
Our weddings range from officiant only services to all inclusive destination weddings. Our professional photography packages include your officiant, photographer, full photography coverage from start to finish, and edited images sent in an online gallery so you can choose your favorite photographs. Explore our services below.
Every Kona Wedding Officiant wedding includes a beach permit for our recommended beach locations. View our Beaches page and Blog to browse beautiful locations for your wedding. You can also see hundreds of photographs on the Kona Wedding Officiant Instagram and Facebook pages. For locations outside of this list, please ask how we can help you obtain a permit.
What We Do
We create a personalized wedding experience and we handle the details - so you don't have to.
We believe in a straightforward booking process at Kona Wedding Officiant, which is why our prices are upfront, affordable, and our contract is available online.
Upon Booking with us, you will receive our Reservations Form where you can tell us about yourselves.
After, you will be provided options for your ceremony that include non-denominational, spiritual, or religious; multiple sets of vows, personal words, traditional or Hawaiian elements such as: blowing of the pu (conch shell), lei exchange, sand blending, Hawaiian ring blessing; hand binding.
We Handle Your Marriage License
After you apply for your Hawaii Marriage License Application Here, we handle the rest of the details, including setting up the appointment for when you arrive in state, and filing the paperwork after you've been married. Learn more HERE
Where We Go
At Kona Wedding Officiant, we travel island-wide. Travel fees vary based on location, so please ask if you have any questions.
- Black Sand Beach Weddings / Adventure Elopements are all inclusive (no travel fees)
- All Elopement + Group Wedding Packages in West Hawaii are all inclusive (no travel fees - Puako to Milolii)
- Visit us at BOOK ONLINE to view Island-wide travel fees for other locations
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do I need a permit for my wedding?
Yes. In order for your wedding to be legal on Hawaii Big Island a permit is required for most locations. Kona Wedding Officiant will obtain this permit for you or assist you in obtaining this permit depending on your chosen location. A Special Use Permit is required for some beaches, State Parks, and all Waterfall locations, so please contact us to discuss these locations.
2. What if it rains on my wedding day?
We love the Big Island for its incredible weather. Often weather passes. We recommend you heed to our advice regarding best practices for weather. If needed, we will change locations to a Plan B. Typically for Adventure Elopements, we proceed with the date and time as the couple and team have traveled distances to be on location. In the unusual event of long-lasting weather (weather systems), we will reschedule your wedding for another location or date.
3. How do I get a marriage license?
Kona Wedding Officiant will assist you with obtaining your marriage license by sending you the link to Hawaii Vital Records, making your marriage licensing appointment for you, and then filing your marriage license after your wedding.
4. When is the best time for my wedding?
We recommend ceremonies before 10 to avoid heat and crowds and two hours before sunset for best light (and enjoyment of sunset!). Times vary by location. The sun rises in East Hawaii and sets in West Hawaii. When planning, keep this in mind!
4. Do you have sunrise or sunset fees?
We do not have sunset fees. We have a sunrise fee of $450 for locations in Kailua Kona and $850 for locations outside of Kailua Kona. This is per vendor and for times within 90 minutes of sunrise.