Beach & Park Wedding Permits
A beach wedding permit is required for all beach weddings in the State on all islands including those fronting hotels, estates, or other venues. There are no private beaches in Hawaii and closed or private weddings on the beach are not allowed.
The City & County of Honolulu also requires permits for use of public beach parks under their jurisdiction.
We are required to get a permit from the State of Hawaii, Dept. of Land and Natural Resources and/or City & County of Honolulu. To apply for a permit, we are required to have $2 million liability insurance.
Set-ups like these chairs, arches, Chuppah's, etc. are only allowed along the tree-line set back from the water and beach OR on the grounds of a City & County park. They are illegal on the sand and/or next to the water irrespective of photos you've seen at Waimanalo, Makapuu, North Shore, and other beaches on other websites! Websites make so much money on set-up's and chairs that it's worth the chance of not getting busted. Not so good if it's your wedding though!
Please be as accurate as possible estimating the number of participants. Our location recommendations are based upon the number of participants 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.