top of page

Wondering Where To Get Married On Hawaii Big Island?  You've Found It!
Beautiful Big Island Beach Wedding Locations
The Big Island of Hawaii is home to gorgeous & secluded beaches, perfect for your dream wedding day. Explore Kona's best wedding beaches & explore all of Big Island as you review our recommended locations for your Hawaii wedding.

Don't miss our blog and our Instagram to see tons of Hawaii beach wedding photos & couples we have happily married.

  • Instagram

Kuki`o Beach

We love Kuki`o Beach in Kailua Kona because it is a secluded white sand beach offering Maui and Mauna Kea views.  This location is one of the most secluded in all of West Hawaii.  Parking is plentiful here.  Most of the year, this location is dry, so it is a great spot for couples who are looking for a sunny Hawaii beach wedding.  Due to its desert location, midday weddings should be avoided. Kuki`o Beach is our top beach recommendation due to seclusion, beauty, and proximity to Kona. 

Kikaua Point

Kikaua Point Park in Kailua Kona is a private beach park accessed via The Four Seasons Resort. Due to this, only one wedding a day can occur here.  To have your wedding at this location, a special use permit is required, which we can apply for for you.  Only 20 persons (couple and all vendors) max are allowed, and no large passenger vehicles are allowed, so plan accordingly.  This park allows seating, arches, and offers an intimate setting with grass, sand, and palms.  It is a perfect location for elopements and small weddings.

Kona Old Airport

Kona Old Airport Beach boasts a location in the heart of Kailua Kona with easy access, plenty of parking, and walk up accessibility for all guests.  There is a no-guest maximum for ceremonies here and pavilions can be rented in advance by Hawaii County for personal use. This is a perfect location for larger groups, with big family weddings who may want space, less restrictions, chairs, arches, music, and more time than two hours that other beaches limit couples to.

Holualoa Beach

Holualoa Beach is an intimate beach right in the heart of Kailua-Kona. Many locals do not even know where this spot is! This spot is dependent on tides and surf & requires a rock scramble to reach. During calm season it is great for an elopement or small family wedding.  Everyone attending a wedding at this location should be able to walk on unsteady terrain. 

Kohanaiki Beach 

Whether you like sand or black lava rocks, Kohanaiki Beach has a spot for you . Popular with surfers, it is best to schedule a morning ceremony on the south end of this beach.  Sunsets are epic here and morning ceremonies are very secluded. It you want crashing surf in your wedding photos, this is the spot for you!

Anaeho`omalu Bay

Anaeho`omalu Bay, or Waikoloa Beach fronts the Marriott Hotel in Waikoloa.  This large beach is beautiful and secluded during early mornings and is great for couples and families near Waikoloa.  Just to the south is a cove, perfect for elopements.  This location is very convenient for couples who do not want to travel far from Waikoloa. 

Coconut Grove

Accessed Via the Fairmont Orchid, Coconut Grove is a little tucked away spot is great for a family wedding looking for a setting close to their hotel with white sand and bright sunsets.  Foot traffic is fairly high at this location, so if you are desiring a more intimate setting for your wedding, keep looking. 

Mau`uame Beach

Accessed Via the Mauna Kea Resort this local beach is perfect for intimate elopements and small family weddings.  A short hike down a lava rock trail is required to reach this location.  Parking can be limited and carpooling is recommended.  Sunsets are brilliant and the sand is fine at this beautiful location. 

Hapuna Beach

A Large White Sandy Beach In North Kohala, this gorgeous beach can be crowded during mid-day and sunset. Couples must apply 45 days before their weddings to DLNR for a Special Use Permit to Use this location. 

Manini`owali Bay

A White Sand and Black Lava Rock Beach  In North Kona, this beautiful location offers crystal blue waters and fine white sand.  This location can be crowded during mid-day and sunset. Couples must apply 45 days before their weddings to DLNR for a Special Use Permit to Use this location. 

Private Venue

A Private Venue is a location where you invite our team to come onsite to provide our services.  This can be a vacation rental, resort, private property, or other location suitable for elopement or wedding services. 

Black Sand Beach + Adventure Wedding Locations 


Mackenzie Park

Mackenzie State Recreation Area in Pahoa offers a scenic lava cliff face over the Pacific Ocean. Located along Hawaii Big Island's East Riff Zone of Kilauea Volcano, this spot is rugged and impressively beautiful. Black lava rock covers most of the area and the location offers depths of ironwood forest which hug the inland. With high  cliffs and rushing East Hawaii waves, it is perfect for thrill seekers at heart looking for an off the beaten path destination. 

Kiholo Bay

Kiholo Bay Beach is a rocky black sand in Kailua Kona,  offering a secluded black sand beach with ocean access and stunning sunsets.  This beach requires a special use permit with a minimum 45 day lead time.  We can help you with this application. The road to Kiholo is a little rough and a vehicle with clearance is recommended.

Mahai'ula Bay

Off the beaten path Mahai`ula  Beach is the most lovely white sand beach on Hawaii.  This beach requires a 4wd to access the initial .5 mile hike to the beach. Special Use Permit required.  

Kehena Beach

Kehena Black Sand Beach, Deanna's favorite of all Adventure and Black Sand Beach Wedding locations, is a fine black sand beach in Pahoa, HI.  With the stark contrast of rocky cliff faces, bright ocean blue waters, fine black sand, and big palms, this beach checks all the boxes for couples looking for a special adventure elopement.  Be mindful, it rains here most evenings and this beach is clothing optional.  Deanna recommends early morning for best weather and to avoid crowds. This beach location in East Hawaii is where the sun rises but does not set. A short but steep hike is required to reach Kehena Beach.  

Kapa`a Beach Park

This remote location in North Hawaii is ideal for couples looking for a rocky, rustic elopement.  Offering black lava rock boulders, brilliant shoreline views, bright sunsets, and a small secluded forest to the north, Kapa`a Beach Park does not disappoint for couples seeking an off the beaten path adventure location. P

Punalu`u Beach

Punalu`u Black Sand Beach in the Ka`u District is at the southernmost tip of Hawaii.  This location is just 20 minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Weather is variable at this location.  This beach is made of fine black sand and lava rocks, with a small pond behind the beach. The north end of this beach offers intimate tide pools, better for a secluded elopement or small family wedding.  This beach is crowded midday with tourists and locals. 

Kaimu Beach

Kaimu Beac
Kaimu Black Sand Beach, is by far one of the most unique locations to be married on Hawaii Big Island. Located in Kalapana, about 1 hour from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kaimu Black Sand Beach is a quarter mile down a red cinder foot path that leads out to a bustling south facing Pacific Ocean cliff, roaring against the Hawaiian Big Island. This location has the look at feel of the National Park without the hiccups of the permitting process. Deanna loves this location for its unique red cinder road, forested palms, large sweeping ocean cliffs, and one of a kind Hawaii Big Island feel.  Couples looking for a rugged elopement will feel at home at Kaimu Beach.  In East Hawaii, the sun rises but does not set. A short walk is required to reach Kaimu Beach.

Kulaniapia Falls

Kulaniapia Falls is a privately owned 120 foot waterfall located in North Hilo.  Our all inclusive wedding packages at this location are for 2 or up to 6 and (rates based on party size) and include your package planning, wedding officiant, 2 hours of professional photography with 150 images, and commercial liability insurance for everyone on site. We love this location due to its incredible beauty and privacy. Regardless of the direction you look while standing at Kulaniapia Falls, all you see is beauty around you. The property is home to the fully sustainable Inn at Kulaniapia Falls, 4 waterfalls, a bamboo garden, and of course the magnificent 120 foot Kulaniapia Falls, 40 feet taller than Rainbow Falls.

bottom of page