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Sweet Hawaii Weddings

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019 in Blog, Hawaii Weddings | 0 comments


Sweet Hawaii Weddings at Hawaii Wedding and Vow Renewal provides Officiants/Ministers, photographers, wedding and vow renewal planning, License information and more. A sweet wedding on Maui is held at one of our popular beaches, Sugar Beach.

Why is this sweet gem called Sugar Beach? Take a look the photos here.

The beach gets its name from Maui’s sugar cane growing days, where sugar cane would be loaded onto cargo ships here at Sugar Beach. Maui’s historic wharf remnants can still be seen here a mile away from our special beach. Sugar beach is nearly 3 miles long, the longest stretch of a beach on Maui.

Sugar has quite a history on Maui. Large swathes of land were bought by US businessmen in the mid 1800’s and native Hawaiian were displaced from their land. Acres and acres of land was irrigated and sugar planted, and from the mid 1800’s until 2017, sugar and Maui went hand-in hand. Due to low revenue and cheap sugar from Southeast Asia, the sugar producer stopped growing it here.

We have many other beaches that are cute and beautiful too. See photos here.

Our wedding company has planned over 10,000 weddings and vow renewals on Maui since 1994. We know the best locations and can help guide you to a venue that best fits your desires.

Complete weddings at Sugar Beach and other venues start at $435.00. See Maui wedding pricing here.

Sweet Hawaii Weddings. The sweetness has gone but Maui is still one sweet place to get married. Call 1-808-891-1208.


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Reception Dinner Menus

Reception Dinner Menus

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 in Hawaii Weddings | 0 comments

Below are sample menus and pricing. Please note that Hawaii Wedding and Vow Renewal will put you touch with the food and beverage manager of the restaurant for direct booking of your dinner reception upon reservation of ceremony with us. They know their menus, pricing, seating better than we do. We do not assist with menu selection/substitutions.  We simply put this information below as a guide. We handle the pre-planing of the wedding, the ceremony itself, wedding ceremony decor, table pieces for the reception tables. … just not the food, or dancing after. 

$49.00   2 Course Wedding Dinner Menus  2019 *

  • subject to change


Baby Romaine, Herb Marinated Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Crispy Maui Onions, Champagne Vinaigrette

add Blue Cheese Crumble $2.00 each


Our Duo Entree provides guests with a combination of two proteins
for their plated entrée

Please select ONE option for all your guests to enjoy. Your guests will not select a menu, you will be pre selecting one option for all your gusts to enjoy

– OPTION 1 –

Cashew Nut Crusted Fresh Catch

with Coconut Curry Sauce


Braised Beef Short Ribs

Hoisin Demi, Island Vegetable, Garlic Mashed Potatoes


– OPTION 2 –

Miso Marinated Fresh Catch from Hawaiian Waters


Braised Beef Short Ribs

Hoisin Demi, Island Vegetable, Garlic Mashed Potatoes


– OPTION 3 –

Organic Chicken

Watercress, Frisee, Dijon Mustard Sauce


Braised Beef Short Ribs

Hoisin Demi, Island Vegetable, Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Bread & Sweet Butter, Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea

Cost $49 per person

plus tax 4.166% and coordination 20%


 UPGRADE TO:  Petite Filet of Beef, Shiitake Mushroom Cabernet Sauce                   add in $10 per person  (in place of Braised Shot Rib item)

  UPGRADE TO: 5 oz Lobster Tail, add in $20 per person   


3 Course Wedding Dinner 2018

Add a Plated Appetizer to the menu for all guests to enjoy a 3 Course meal

Pacific Crab Cake Radish Salad, Sweet Thai Chili Sauce

OR Caprese ~ Island Tomatoes with Mozzarella Cheese, Basil and Balsamic Drizzle
OR Shrimp Cocktail with Sambal Cocktail Sauce, 3 shrimp per person

Cost goes to $59 per person plus tax 4.166% and coordination 20%


Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free options are available upon request.
Advise the type and number of special meals you require.
The chef will adjust menus for vegan, vegetarian, gluten free dietary requests. Just note what the diet need is and how many guests for that special need

Menu details and guest count must be finalized by the 10th of the
month prior to your event date, including your wedding cake.
No changes 7 days prior to the event.
Final guest count is due 7 days prior to event.

Proteins will remain the same, preparations are subject to seasonal changes


Additional Options

Add a glass of house Champagne for $8 ++ per person

Add chef selection of dessert for $10 ++ per person

Order your Wedding Cake with us online under Cakes

Pricing subject to change.   Revised 11-8-2017


Location Details

Maximum Capacity: 60 guest seats with a dance floor. 80 guests with NO dancing.

Our only outdoor area available for a Sound Tech or DJ and dancing.                          Dance floor rental fee $150 ++, required for any dancing

Hours:  5:30pm – 10:00pm April to August     5:00pm September to March

Cocktails/Dinner Location Fee: $475 up to 50 guests
Cocktails/Dinner Location Fee: $495 over 50  guests

Live music, Sound Tech or DJs and a dance floor with dance music permitted from 8:30pm – 10pm. Light cocktail and dinner music from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, than your high energy dance music may begin. ALL musical needs must be hired thru your wedding planner or Gannon’s direct. We are not able to permit you to hire or bring in your own musician or sound needs. Exception is: you may bring in your own pre recorded dance music if you wish to hire the sound tech. The use of microphones is not permitted in any of our reception function locations. Please note that there is no internet access to Gannon’s for your wedding music. No Pandora, no Spotify, etc. unless you use your own data plan.


All reception items are subject to 4.166% sales tax and 20% coordination charge.

All location costs include tables, chairs, service ware, white linens, personalized menus and staff.

Food and Beverage costs based upon consumption.


Additional Reception Services

Extended Hours (early start prior to 5:30pm or late night until 11pm): $500/hour
– Hawaii law requires all minors to be off the premises at 10:00pm if there is any dancing.
– Wailea noise curfew begins at 10:00pm. You may be asked to turn down your music after 10pm if you extend into overtime. Prior request is required for overtime.

Dance Floor (required for any dancing): $150
White Hanging Paper Lanterns: $365
Twinkle Lights: $300
Combination of Lanterns and Twinkles: $600


All reception items are subject to 4.166% sales tax and 20% coordination charge.  The use of microphones are not permitted in any of our reception function locations.

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Hawaii Volcanoes and Weddings

Hawaii Volcanoes and Weddings

Posted by on Jul 28, 2018 in Blog, Hawaii Weddings | 0 comments

Hawaii Volcanoes and Weddings

Hawaii Volcanoes and Weddings happening here have received much media attention. With red lava flowing around a particular neighborhood on far east side of the Big Island Of Hawaii, the pictures are stunning and the TV news makes the eruptions appear much more serious than it is.

( Update 9/19) The volcano has stopped flowing and the Big Island is safe to travel to.   Many couples “island-hop” via plane from Maui to the Big Island.

The truth is just a tiny fraction of the Big Island is in trouble with some homes catching fire. Over the last few months since Kilauea woke up, one person has died. This is tragic to the family but threats to others remain extremely very minimal. With so many weddings and other tourism potentially threatened it’s important to deal with the facts and not dwell on media sensationalism.

Hawaii Governor David Ige stated  “Hawaii’s air quality is being closely monitored on a continuing basis by scientists, meteorologists and the Hawaii State Department of Health. This team of experts says the air quality in the Hawaiian Islands is safe for residents and visitors, except in the affected areas.”

Hawaii is relatively young, geologically speaking. The oldest rocks above sea level are just less than one million years old. The Big Island of Hawaii was formed by 5 volcanoes, but only three are considered active: Hualālai, Mauna Loa and Kīlauea, all on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Governor Ige also stated  “The bottom line is that there is no reason for travelers to avoid making their vacation plans in the Hawaiian Islands due to safety concerns because of Kilauea volcano,”

The Big Isalnd’s volcano is becoming quite the tourist attraction. Wedding couples and all can take helicopter tours over it and see the amazing views. There are also cruise ships that sail around the island with passengers getting a great view and experience.

Maui has no active volcanoes. Our Mt. Haleakala volcano is dormant and a huge draw for tourism. It is over 10,000 ft and you can hike the crater and experience something  like no where on our planet. Many people say Haleakala looks like the planet Mars landscape. So, if you are considering having a wedding in Hawaii, come to Maui, voted best island world-wide by Expedia customers 2017, Conde Nest magazine readers for 19 years, and also rated #1 by Travel and Leisure Magazine. See our activity page for activities such as biking down the volcano, and hiking tours here.


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Wedding Canopy (For Jewish Ceremonies) $575

Wedding Canopy (For Jewish Ceremonies) $575

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in Flowers, Hawaii Weddings | 0 comments

Wedding Huppah for Jewish Ceremonies ~ $575

A wedding huppah is popular as it forms the perfect focal point for a beach wedding. It is decorated with 4 fresh flower bouquets on each support pole attached by elegant silver and gold beaded  tassels. The huppah  is wrapped in white gauze fabric.

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A huppah  decorated with florals adds a touch of elegance.

It is required that you have 4 guests hold this huppah during the ceremony. ( does not provide these 4 guests to hold the canopy). There is limited availability for this canopy and it is only available for weddings/vow renewals on the Southwest side of Maui ( Wailea, Kihei, Makena, Ma’alaea) . It is only available for our packages 3, 4 and 5.  See our Hawaii Wedding Packages

4 guests holding wedding canopy bride's maids hold wedding canopy

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Tropical Aisle using Petals

Tropical Aisle using Petals

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Hawaii Weddings | 0 comments

$325   |


Let us create this beautiful tropical floral walk way for the bride who has her heart set on walking down the aisle! Using petals and tropical flowers in vibrant colors, The Tropical aisle of petals is created with red ginger, palm leaves, hibiscus, tropical flowers and rose petals.



bride about to walk down tropical aisle of petals

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Circle of flower petals $325

Circle of flower petals $325

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Flowers, Hawaii Weddings | 0 comments


flower petal circleCircle of flower petals, made with colorful real flower petals (rose petals, hibiscus, bougainvillea) . Flower petal circles form a beautiful focal point for your beach wedding ceremony.  Flower petal circles add a wonderful extra “pop” of color to all your ceremony photography and make for a truly Hawaiian wedding experience.  Since the state does not allow us to erect any standing structures such as arches on the beach this is a perfect option to add a special touch to your beach ceremony.

*Flower circles may not always be available for your wedding due to scheduling conflicts. Some restrictions apply. Please enquire.

flower petal circle

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Kamaole Beach Royale

Kamaole Beach Royale

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Hawaii Weddings | 0 comments

Kamaole Beach Royale Unbelievable Beach and Ocean Views


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Conveniently located in South Kihei, this newly remodeled artistic upscale 6th floor apartment gives you an unbelievable panoramic beach and ocean view from Makena to Maalaea. Upscale furnishings. One bedroom, one bath condo with a private lanai (balcony). Perfect view for watching the whales breach the ocean surface. The tastefully designer-appointed condo features new granite counter tops, new furniture, and original art. Just a 30 second walk to world famous Charley Young Beach. Best view unit in complex. Sleeps 2. 7 day minimum. Not your average used rattan furnished unit. This one stands out.

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Pacific View Country Club

Pacific View Country Club

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Hawaii Weddings | 0 comments

Set within the grounds of south-west Maui’s best scenic ocean-view golf club, this upscale site is perfect for weddings and receptions. The restaurant is  highly reviewed and is excellent and almost all couples dine here. Add $50 to site fee if you select not to dine here. The ceremony site fee of $400 includes up to 30 chairs.

Additional chairs may be added for a fee of $4.50 each. A on-site ceremony coordinator ( required) is  $150.00. You can do any wedding package here. Packages #3, 4 and 5 are the most popular. can assist with decor, florals and live musicians/dj.

For Sample Dinner Menus and Reception Costs click here:


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Maui Tropical Plantation

Maui Tropical Plantation

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Hawaii Weddings | 0 comments

Maui Tropical Plantation Wedding, Garden Gazebo, Exotic Flowers and the West Maui Mountains


Maui Tropical Plantation wedding is the ideal location to get married for those who do not want a beach setting. Centrally located, the Plantation features a gazebo which overlooks this lake which is surrounded by gorgeous tropical fauna (shown here) with the majestic West Maui Mountains in the background. There is a rain-safe area to use just in case, a restaurant on site, and  fabulous gardens to view (which are great for photo ops). The site fee to use the grounds is $750.

wedding at maui tropical plantation with lake in the background

couple sits at the stream at the Maui Tropical Plantation

Hawaiian minister performs ceremony at the Maui Tropical PlantationMaui Tropical Plantation Gazebo


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Manakai Oceanfront Lawn

Manakai Oceanfront Lawn

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Hawaii Weddings | 0 comments

Spectacualar Oceanfront Ceremony and Reception Site

There is a minimum guest count of 20 people required to have your wedding and reception at this location. Chairs and arch must be booked directly with the venue provider. (See below for site fees and dinner menu pricing.)

Have your Maui Hawaii Wedding on the beautiful Manakai Oceanfront Lawn beautiful right on the ocean and dine oceanfront at the same location. Awesome! This package is only available if you are having your wedding at the adjacent restaurant and spend a minimum dollar amount on food and beverage (see amounts below)**

Arch and Chair set up at the Manakai Lawn in front of the Five Palms Restaurant

**Food and beverage minimum amounts:
2-20 Guests $1800 Food & Beverage minimum
21-30 Guests $2200 Food & Beverage minimum
31-39 Guests $3200 Food & Beverage minimum
40-49 Guests $3400 Food & Beverage minimum

Plus lawn site fee of $175 paid directly to restaurant

Prices are subject to change by the restaurant


This oceanfront lawn is located on Maui’s sunny south shore in the town of Kihei. Weddings can take place on Keawekapu Beach or The Manakai oceanfront lawn, both fronting this 5 star open air fine dining restaurant.

The reception area is softly lit by chandeliers and candles on every table, surrounded by tiki torches, flowering bushes and plumeria trees. Windows line the ocean. This fabulous venue offers amazing sunset views and award winning Pacific Rim creations and the freshest, innovative island seafood.

Use of the Mana Kai lawn for your ceremony is allowed if you are hosting a full sit down dinner reception at this restaurant. Ceremony chairs and wedding arch is permitted on this ocean-front lawn.

Following the ceremony, many couples will host an appetizer and cocktails hour for their guests to enjoy while they are having photos taken. This is a great addition as it creates a smooth progression from cocktail party to dinner.
They offer a great discount on mai tais.



Food set up for the best maui wedding reception site

Pacific Rim & Hawaii Regional Cuisine

**Food and beverage minimum amounts:
2-20 Guests $1800 Food & Beverage minimum
21-30 Guests $2200 Food & Beverage minimum
31-39 Guests $3200 Food & Beverage minimum
40-49 Guests $3400 Food & Beverage minimum

You are welcome to order a wedding cake from a vendor of your choice. A $5.00 per person cake service fee will apply. 5 Palms will not be held responsible for the quality or structural integrity of products provided by outside vendors.


Couple at table for wedding reception at the Five Palms Restaurant on Maui
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