Puakea Ranch 56 Akoni Pule Highway • Waimea • HI 96743


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • It’s a beautiful Kohala Coast ranch with a rich history dating back to the island of Hawaii’s earliest inhabitants. Travel up a tree-lined drive to this breathtaking treasure, spread across 33 hilltop acres and offering unobstructed views of the glittering Pacific.
  • Say “I do” beneath the sprawling limbs of the ancient monkey pod tree, then celebrate on the spacious lawns overlooking the ocean. Smaller affairs or rehearsal dinners are perfect in the Party Barn, with its natural-branch support beams and rustic, open-sided design.
  • Your dear ones can stay right on site in one of four charming cottages, which sleep between two to six guests. Offering access to all the Ranch’s amenities and each decked out in a delightful style of its own, they make a wonderful home base for your Big Island adventures.


The Elopement Package | $300

For couples who want the romance of the Ranch without the stress of a full wedding, the elopement package is a perfect fit! This includes the ceremony site of your choice with up to four guests & the use of the property for your photos!

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,500–3,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
    • Guest count
    • Event duration
    • Package chosen
  • The rental fee ranges $1,500–3,000 for a full wedding & reception venue rental.

Additional Info
  • There is an accommodations minimum depending on the time of year & which package is selected.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 0 125
Cocktails, etc. Standing 0 125
Reception Seated 0 125
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 125.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Ranch / Farm
  • Garden
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Private Estate
  • Retreat

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic


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