Best - Mornings 10 am and earlier.
Can go as late as 4-5 pm.
Vendor travel fees apply.
This is as scenic and natural looking and Hawaii as it gets. It's on the eastern tip of Oahu and about 35-45 minutes travel time from Waikiki.
We perform ceremonies on the black lava rock overlooking the bay or we use the sand/rock beach area. It's up to you, both are scenic.
We recommend the mornings from 9:00 am to 10:00 am as the best times for lighting and parking availability.
You can go later in the day, no later than 5 pm in the Spring/Summer and 4 pm in the Fall/Winter.
From 11 am to about 3 pm is the peak time for beach goers and tourists so, we avoid those times, especially in the summer and any vacation weeks (forget it :)
If you want a wedding in the later afternoon after 3 pm, being on the tip of the island and oriented away from the mountains/clouds somewhat, this location gets better light than Waimanalo which would already be in total shade, so we'd pick this over Waimanalo for a late times (the photos above are after 5 pm and you can see the shadows).
Be mindful that parking is limited, so if you're having a lot of guests/cars, have them get there early to find parking, book your weddings at 9 am or 10 am latest. If you don't want to deal with parking, we suggest using our transportation options.
You can have your ceremony here and get more photos with a Photo Tour to Makapuu Pt. Lookout, which is just above on the cliff. If late in the day and in the Late Fall-Winter-Early Spring, we can go around the corner a couple of miles to Portlock Beach where we can catch the sunset. Or we can start the Photo Tour at Makapuu Pt. and do a sunset ceremony to follow at Portlock Beach.