DNLR Beach Wedding Permits


A DNLR State permit is required for all beach weddings including beaches fronting hotels, private estates, or other venues.

Permit applications require a liability insurance certificate requiring $1 million in liability coverage from wedding companies or individual vendors.

A couple can apply for their own permit with a $500,000 insurance certificate but, given the tortuous language required by the State, it's not easy.

FYI: The specific language for the certificate that State lawyers require is ridiculous. Our insurance company says of the State, "that's not how insurance works" and we use the largest in the State and U.S.!

Permits are issued through the the State of Hawaii, Dept. of Land and Natural Resources.

A basic DNLR beach wedding permit for up to (10) participants is included for free in our packages. Extra participants may be added.

permits have a (30) person maximum limit. If you have more, you will be solely responsible and legally liable for any and all actions against AHW in this regard.

Always err on the high side. If we see that you have more participants than listed on your contract and for which our permit provides, we'll have to get a new permit (on the spot) and the correct AHW fee plus a $25 administration fee will be charged to you
on your Final Service Invoice.

If you reserve your date and find that you will be having more people than originally listed on your contract, please let us know.

A permit for City & County of Honolulu parks is required additionally if your ceremony is in a park and additional permit fees will be required.