Island: Magic Island is just outside of Waikiki (see it in the background)
that sits out on a man-made peninsula within the larger Ala Moana
Beach Park and across from the landmark Ala Moana Shopping Center.
It's has a great view of Diamond Head, sunset light, flat lawn
areas, ample parking (on weekdays), with easy access for guests.
It's a popular beach park area though, large enough (we feel) to
provide enough "space" to have a great wedding ceremony without
people close at hand. We like it!
We do the ceremonies on the park area up against the ocean to get
an unobstructed view though we can do it where ever you please.
While we can do beach shots, it may not be as good as a natural
beach because it's below the park ground level.
is a beautiful white sandy beach on the Windward side of the
island. Parking is in the residential areas and can be difficult
on weekends. It's not so bad on weekdays. It's just a short walk
to the beach and very accessible. Plan for 45 minute travel time
Park: This is a public park
that sits along the coast just outside of Waikiki. It fronts the
ocean bordered with a large ocean breaker wall. It has a broad
brick sidewalk, hilly features, and a hilltop lookout. The main
attributes are it's scenic value, it's right on the ocean, sunset
view, proximity to Waikiki, plenty of parking, easy access
especially for older family. There is no beach.
We normally do ceremonies for very small parties on the bolders
for the best unobstructed view and on the walkway for larger
parties, or up on the hilltop lookout or grassy knoll.
Waialae Beach: This is a small park about 15 minutes from Waikiki. The beach is
nice, there are some low coconut trees and shaded areas. It's a
popular location for many Hawaii wedding websites because of it's
convenience consequently, there may be one or more weddings
happening at the same time.
We recommend the mornings and mid afternoon as the best times. In
the late afternoon it's in shadow light and additionally, the
parking area is small and sometimes limited.
Koolina: This is a small,
very private cove located in the Koolina area. This area is about 45 minutes to an hours drive from the Waikiki area.