A Hawaii Wedding

Hawaii Weddings and Vow Renewals on Oahu

Makapuu Beach

Windward Oahu
Best - Mornings 10 am and earlier.
Can go as late as 4-5 pm.
No sunset.
Vendor travel fees apply.

Hawaii Wedding and Hawaiian Wedding

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. I
f 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.

Read about our photo gallery here.

Click on the photos below the phots from these weddings.