If you’re planning a Hawaii Elopement, Maui is bound to be on the top of your list. Picture yourself exchanging vows at the secluded Makena Cove Beach or if you are feeling a tad bit adventurous over dormant volcanoes. The best part? Your Maui Elopement also doubles as a honeymoon getaway making it a bang for your buck.
To prepare for your big day in Hawaii, you’ll be in search of one thing: local Maui wedding vendors. Local Maui photographers, officiants, florists, and makeup artists are essential to ensuring your wedding day runs smoothly.
Our complete guide to getting married in Hawaii will help you plan everything you need for your tropical day! If you’ve never visited the islands before, you’re in good hands – we will walk you and your love down the aisle stress-free! As local Hawaiian wedding experts, we’ve got advice and inspiration, complete with the all the Hawaiian authenticity and natural beauty you seek in one guide!
From the best season to get married to the best food to serve, here is everything you need to know to plan an unforgettable Hawaiian wedding.
Where are the best places to Elope in Maui?
The best places to elope in Maui are Kapalau Beach, Ironwoods Beach, Baldwin Beach, Makena Cove, Napili Bay, and Haleakala. Whether you’re looking to say your vows in the midst of a tropical rainforest or a secluded beach, you’ll find it here in Maui. Here are 12 beaches where you can elope in Maui:
The Best Locations to Elope in Maui
- Kapalau Beach
- Makena Cove
- Baldwin Beach
- Napili Bay
- Ironwoods Beach
- Iao Valley State Park
- Wai’anapanapa State Park
- Po’olenalena Beach
- Paipu Beach
- Koki Beach
- Palauea/White Rock Beach
Average Cost of a Maui Elopement
The cost to elope in Maui ranges from $2,800-$6,800, depending on the types of services you choose.
The cost of a wedding in Hawaii is influenced by a few main factors, such as: number of guests, whether you use a wedding planner, the type of venue you choose, and the types of activities you choose to host during your wedding reception.
Expecting more guests? As Intimate Wedding Experts, Wedy’s got your back with our all-inclusive, easily bookable wedding packages – whether you’re looking for the stunning coastal vibes of Wailea to beautiful sandy beaches of Kapalua, Wedy’s got you covered!
Just Us Two Maui Elopement Package
Maui Elopement Gallery
How much does it Cost to Elope in Maui?
Here’s a breakdown of the rockstar team of vendors that our clients, Krysta and Martin used for their Maui Elopement in January.
Wedding Planning byWedy App
Photography by Nadeen Sparks Photography
Bouquet and Boutonniere by Bella Bloom Florals Maui
Hair and Makeup by Simply Beauty Maui
Picnic for Two by Maui Luxe Picnics
Add On: Videography by Gabe Howard Visuals ($1800 for 2 hours and a gorgeous highlight reel!)
To find more amazing vendors local to Maui, click the button below to Browse the Wedy App’s exclusive vendor collection!
Throw a Boho-Chic Maui Elopement Picnic
Your Maui Picnic experience can be curated to be as unique as your love! Your idyllic experience awaits you – with charcuterie, a mini wedding cake, tiki torches, horseback-riding, and pool access, all available as add-ons!
How much does a wedding picnic cost in Maui?
A wedding picnic for two in Maui will cost you $950-$1,500.
Elopement picnics are a perfect way to celebrate your everlasting love. Toast your champagne to the sound of crashing waves, with a Maui Elopement Picnic.
Here’s a gallery sneak-peak of Krysta and Martin’s Luxurious Elopement Picnic in Maui, which was held at Wailea Beach Resort in Wailea, Maui, and curated by local Maui picnic vendor: Maui Luxe Picnic Co.
Things to keep in mind when hosting a picnic in Maui
There are 7 private Maui beach destinations where you can hold an intimate luxe picnic for two in Maui.
As of May of 2023, the Department of Land and Natural Resources has declared that picnics for weddings and elopements are no longer permitted on public Maui beach destinations.
However – there are many private beach resorts where couples can still enjoy a luxe elopement picnic for two, in serenity.
Where can I hold a picnic in Maui?
Here are 7 beach resorts where you can hold an intimate Maui Elopement and Luxe Picnic
- Wailea Beach Resort, Wailea
- Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, Kula
- Private Waterfall Estate, Haiku
- Haiku House, Haiku
- Private Olinda Farm, Makawao
- Punakea Palms, Lahaina
- Hotel Wailea, Wailea
Wedy offers a luxury, all-inclusive elopement package with a fabulous picnic experience in Maui for couples who want a serene, by-the-beach celebration after saying their I Do’s!
How much does a wedding officiant cost in Maui?
The average cost of a Maui wedding officiant is between $300-$450. Your experienced officiant will be responsible for officiating your ceremony and helping with preparation for your big day, with items like writing your marriage vows, creating a custom script for your ceremony, and assisting with a Hawaii Marriage license.
When you book an officiant with Wedy, your Maui wedding officiant will help you with all of the following:
- Preparation of a ceremony written specifically for you
- Customization of your ceremony: unlimited calls and emails to create your custom script and a one-hour video consultation
- 2 simple purple orchid Hawaiian leis
- Assistance with obtaining marriage license and submission of marriage license for processing
- Guidance with venue options
How much does a wedding photographer cost in Maui?
The average cost of a Maui wedding photographer is between $2,000- $8,000. Typically, couples plan to spend 12% of their total wedding budget on photography. Newlyweds everywhere agree that wedding photography is a must to splurge on. Depending on your hours of coverage and location, the cost of your photography package will vary, but this is a good estimate to use when searching for your wedding photographer.
When you book a photographer with Wedy, your Maui wedding photography package will include the following: For four hours of wedding photography in Maui, your package will include:
- 4 hours of wedding day photography
- Digital High-Resolution Images with reprinting rights
- Professional Editing
- Online Gallery with Printing Rights
How do I apply for a wedding permit in Maui?
When eloping or holding a wedding in Hawaii, permits are essential. Hawaii is quite strict with their permits, and all public sites – including any beaches or parks, will require a special use permit to elope. The exact form can be found here and you can see here for more information on commercial activity in Hawaii.
All beach weddings require a permit in the State of Hawaii, and some locations, such as Kaanapali Beach do not allow ceremonies at all. The State of Hawaii values conservation and as such, implements leave no trace (LNT) policies at their public sites to preserve the environment.
As long-time Hawaii wedding planners, we can help guide you through the permit application process – from site visits to liability insurance, we’ve got you covered!
As a tip – your photographer will require an additional permit to shoot and film your ceremony, and can receive this permit through the Hawaiian Film Office. Local Maui photographers typically already have this permit, as they shoot in Hawaii year-round. This permit is additional to the special use permit you and your spouse will need to get.
Hawaii Wedding Packages
With the Wedy App, we can help you find wedding packages all over Hawaii! Wedy connects couples to local Maui elopement vendors – including photographers, florists, venues, and more.