There is truly nothing more magical than an elopement or intimate wedding on Oahu. The North Shore and East Shore on Oahu have beautiful wedding venues and elopement venues! Sharing your love story is an honor and something I love doing! When you pick Oahu for your elopement, chances are you have a few reasons. You probably are looking for an intimate location that is meaningful to the two of you. And while you love an adventure, you also want something stress-free. Whether you are planning an elopement with the two of you, or an intimate party with your closest family and friends, Oahu offers some unbelievable venues!
While many of my couples choose to elope on a public spot, like one of our many beaches or parks, some prefer to have a venue in place. Venues provide a more comfortable and accessible experience for you and your guests. We get a lot of sun, wind, and rain in Hawaii! So having a covered space can be an essential part of your wedding. It also allows you more privacy since you are not sharing the space with the public.
If you are looking to elope or have an intimate wedding at a venue, with a private space to use, these are some of my top picks for the North and East Shore of Oahu!
East Side of Oahu Wedding Venues
The East Side is a quieter place on the island and perfect for couples looking for something intimate and private. The eastern coast is a bit cooler and lusher than the rest of the island. Some of my favorite waterfalls are located on the East Side of Oahu. And while this side does tend to get more rain, there are plenty of venue options for you, so you have coverage!
Male’ana Gardens – Kailua
Located in Kailua and steps away from Kailua Beach, Male’ana Gardens is a gorgeous, intimate venue that can hold up to 20 guests. The secluded home is tucked away in a private garden, perfect for portraits. Male’ana Gardens has a European-inspired garden but blends with old-style Hawaiian architecture. Perfect for foodie couples, the award-winning farm-to-table cuisine is delicious!
Kualoa Ranch and Private Nature Reserve – Kaneohe
Whether you are looking for a lush tropical garden, a dramatic mountain view, or white sand beaches, Kualoa Ranch and Private Nature Reserve has something for you! There are quite a few venues within this Nature Preserve that can accommodate your wedding. Most of these spaces are in remote valleys, so you will need to bring in rentals. I suggest this area for couples looking for an elopement with just the two of them who don’t need any chairs or rentals. For a dramatic mountain view, check out Jumanji or Low Camp!
North Shore of Oahu Wedding Venues
Known for its incredible surfing and laid-back vibe, the North Shore of Oahu is a beautiful place to elope or have an intimate wedding. This is another quiet and rural area, much different from the South Shore, where most of the tourists are. However, the small-town feel and local charm make it one of my favorite spots!
Ohia Farms – Haleiwa
Sitting on 10 acres with spectacular panorama views of Waimea Bay, Ohia Farms is an excellent spot for couples who want a pristine ocean view. Since it is on a cliff above the shore, you get an uninterrupted beach view in a private space just for you.
Sunset Ranch – Haleiwa
One of the most secluded venues on this list, Sunset Ranch is nestled on 30 acres of paradise. Since it is in-between two nature preserves, the views are breathtaking. There is also a large horse stable with on-site riding trails. Guests can enjoy the large mature trees and the local on-site farm!
Loulu Palm Estate – Haleiwa
If you are looking for a beach view with a large lawn to host an intimate reception, you will love Loulu Palm Estate! This eco-responsible beachside farm has a private beach on the beautiful North Shore, so you get both a beach and lawn as your backdrop.
Hawaii Polo Club – North Shore
The Hawaii Polo Club is another great option for couples looking for ample space and a beach view. This venue sits on the beach on Oahu’s North Shore, so the sunsets are some of the best on the island!
Dillingham Ranch – Waialua
Dillingham Ranch is one of the largest venues on Oahu, sitting on 2,700 acres of scenic land. This is also one of the few venues with guest rooms on-site, so you and your guests can stay right on-site. They also offer a getting-ready space, a professional-grade kitchen, and rentals. The Ranch was founded in the 1890’s, and many of the trees are original to the farm. You also have beach access right across the street, so we can easily sneak away for some sunset beach portraits!
Best North and East Shore Oahu Elopement and Intimate Wedding Venues
As you start to plan this celebration for the two of you, it’s important to find the ideal spot. I have lived in Oahu for over a decade and love to share my favorite places with my couples. Let’s connect and find the perfect spot for you! I can guide you along this journey and help the two of you create the perfect day that celebrates your love story and lets you fully enjoy your day.
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