Beach & Park Wedding Permits

As the services provider your professional vendors, we are required to get the necessary permits from the State of Hawaii, Dept. of Land and Natural Resources and/or City & County of Honolulu. To apply for these permits, we are required to have proof of up to $2 million liability insurance. You cannot get permits for us.

A DLNR beach wedding permit is required for all beach weddings in the State on all islands.

The City & County of Honolulu also requires permits for use of public beach parks under their jurisdiction.

All Hawaii waterfronts, harbors, and beaches are under the jurisdiction of the DLNR and all beaches including those fronting hotels are public beaches. Consequently, FYI: There are no private beaches in Hawaii and you cannot have a "private" wedding on the beach.

With that said, some beaches are more private than others at the times we suggest and limited public access may provide for more privacy though, neither of these are any guaranty of privacy. It just doesn't happen anymore with so many tourists and locals using the beaches and parks all the time.

Chair, arch, or other large fixed set-ups are only allowed on the grounds of a City & County park or in the tree-line fronting the park. This will require a separate permit from the City & County of Honolulu.

FYI: All set-ups like these are illegal to be on the sand and/or next to the water on DNLR jurisdiction property (irrespective of photos you've seen on other websites).

FYI: Our Floral Tiki Torch set-up, spot flower petals are allowed at all the locations we use though, we only recommend them for a few.

Please be as accurate as possible estimating the number of participants. Our location recommendations are based upon the number of participants you're having and we don't want to have problems for a inaccurate permit. We will not accept liability for a grossly incorrect estimate. If you are expecting more people than originally thought, no worries, just let us know.