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Hawaii Wedding - Big Island Wedding

Did you know 60% of the marriage licenses issued on Hawai'i Island are to non-residents?

Hawaii wedding - Big Island wedding
Hawaii with its naturally romantic scenery of a tropical beach paradise is one of the most popular wedding and honeymoon destinations in the world. Who doesn’t dream of a Hawaii wedding at sunset on one of our gorgeous white sand beaches of the Hawaiian islands with an unforgettable honeymoon?

Hawaii weddin - Big Island wedding - Mauna Kea beach

When getting married on the Big Island, you have lots of alternatives to choose from for the location for your Hawaii wedding apart from the traditional Hawaii beach wedding… like a small Hawaiian chapel in Puako, a beautiful tropical gardens anywhere on the Big Island, churches in Kona or Waimea or any of our 5-star resorts like Mauna Lani or Mauna Kea Beach Resort.

Mauna Kea Beach Resort offers Hawaii wedding packages with your choice of your preferred wedding location at the resort and of course, depending on your budget and expectations a Hawaii luau kind reception. Mauna Kea Beach Resort with the best white sand beach of the Big Island is just a short drive from our vacation cottages. There is always the option of staying one or two nights at the resort with the wedding ceremony being taken care of by the hotel and afterwards spending your honeymoon at our more affordable, but very private Big Island honeymoon cottages, just as Nekole and Ben did. Here are two photos of Nekole's and Ben's wedding at Mauna Kea Beach Resort which we would to share with our Hawaii wedding or Hawaii honeymoon interested guests (of course, with their permission):

Our honeymoon couple Nekole and Ben from New York at their Mauna Kea Beach Hotel wedding ceremony

Hawaii wedding - Big Island wedding - Nekole and Ben

However, if the resort option is beyond your budget, you can also opt for a more casual Hawaiian wedding, still getting help from the people who know best about a Big Island wedding like Jennifer and Chuck from ‘A Fairy Tale Wedding – All you have to do is show up.’ You tell them what you like – location, music, ceremony style – and they will put it together for you so you can enjoy a stress free Big Island wedding and celebration of love in Hawaii.

Romantic Beach Weddings on the Big Island's Kohala Coast is another great option for when considering a Hawaii wedding. Romantic wedding ceremonies on the Big Island of Hawaii are what dreams are made of. The Hawaiian Kona Kohala Coast is ideal for your sunset beach ceremony, whether it is a wedding, a renewal of vows ceremony, a commitment ceremony, or a partners for life ceremony. Our full service wedding planning includes marriage license information, beach locations, unique venues, budget and luxury wedding packages, photography, accommodations, catering, music, and anything else your heart desires.

Beautiful ceremonies on the Kohala Coast beaches are written and performed by Rev. Lona Lyons, a licensed, non-denominational minister. Her original ceremonies contain moving sentiments about love and marriage for couples who want something simple, yet exceptional. Rev. Lona creates an atmosphere of warmth and gentleness that puts couples at ease and opens the pathway for a richer experience of love and commitment.

Where and how can you obtain a 'Marriage Licence' on Big Island?

Hawaii has no residency requirements or waiting period. If you are 19 years of age or younger, please bring your birth certificate (American citizens). If this is not your first marriage, no proof of prior divorce is required; however, you will be asked statistical information regarding the divorce. When you request a license information packet from Hawaii, you will receive a form, which you should complete at home. Bring the form along with you, in case your luggage is delayed or misplaced.

A marriage license packet includes a License Application Form, and can be obtained by writing: State of Hawaii Department of Health, Marriage License Section, P.O. Box 3378, Honolulu, Hawaii 96801 or by calling (808) 586-4544 or by visiting their website at www.hawaii.gov/doh.

Upon receipt of Marriage License Application and no earlier than thirty (30) days prior to Wedding date, please arrange for an appointment to obtain the actual Marriage License with one of the following marriage license agents in Hawaii:

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Ms. Evanitta “Pinkie” Crowe, at pcrowe@maunlani.com or (808) 885-6622, extension #7803 located 20-minute drive from Aloha Vacation Cottages. Afternoon appoint-ments Monday through Friday.
Office of the Governor, Kailua-Kona Branch, at (808) 327-4953, located (30) minutes South of the Hilton Waikoloa Village, (10) minutes South of the Kona Airport. Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, Darlene Cortez or Ella “Meilani” McComber
Kona Village Resort, Lei (Carol Lightner) or Lani (Leonora Opunui-Ancheta), at (808) 325-5555, located (10) minutes North of the Kona Airport. Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.
Captain Cook, Darlene Cortez, (808) 328-2115
Partyland, Kailua-Kona, Raelynn Heneralua, (808) 329-9242

East Hawaii
Governor’s Office, Hilo, (808) 974-6265 or (808) 974-6262
Joanne Kitagawa, Hilo, (808) 959-5058 or (800) 380-8705
Both the Bride and Groom must appear together for this appointment, bringing a $60.00 cash license fee, and photo identification.

Accommodation for your Big Island honeymoon
Spend your Hawaii honeymoon with us at one of our lovely, fully equipped, private Big Island honeymoon cottages at Aloha Vacation Cottages. With their ideal location in a beautiful tropical setting of blooming Oleander, colorful bougainvilleas and tropical fruit plants like bananas, papayas and pineapples and last but not least their all-inclusive top amenities, our Big Island vacation rental cottages invite you to an unforgettable honeymoon in Hawaii. Beautiful orchid or plumeria flower leis will be our present to our Big Island honeymooners.

Looking forward to seeing you for your Hawaiian wedding or Hawaiian honeymoon on the Big Island.

More Big Island Wedding Links
Magical Wedding Music by Lee Eisenstein. Enjoy the internationally known, Hoku Award Winning Guitar Music of Lee Eisenstein at your Big Island wedding!