Waiopai Gardens 73-1499 Apela Pl • Kailua-Kona • HI 96740


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Tucked amid a lush, native forest along the dreamy Kona Coast (where the sunsets are legendary), this intimate, family-run spot boasts three and a half acres of spectacular gardens and gracious gathering spaces.
  • Chose your favorite spot to say “I do”…it’ll be the only tough decision you make, since every corner of the grounds is so divine. Once you’re wed, guests dine beneath café lights on the covered cottage deck, and dance in the open-sided pavilion as the sun dips below the Pacific.
  • Intimate weddings are their speciality (though elopements and private parties for all occasions are welcome, too), and they offer tons of helpful add-ons, including lawn games, bonfires, and even private boat excursions.


25% discount for special occasion events ending prior to 4pm!

Kama’aina discounts for local Hawaii Island residents! Contact the venue for additional details.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • $4,200/event and up
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Space reserved
    • Guest count
    • Package chosen
    • Type of event
  • Full ceremony & reception packages start at $4,200 for 25 guests. Additional guests are $20/person.

    Packages include:

    • 6-hour event time, with 12 hours on-site on the wedding day
    • Waiopai Cottage dressing suite
    • Choice of ceremony site with wedding arch or natural Ohia tree drape and Chiavari chairs
    • Covered lodge pavilion space, pavilion bar and dance floor, and deck for dinner with café lighting
    • Catering kitchen with full-size fridge (warming only)
    • Golf cart driven by venue manager for transporting guests or the couple for photos
    • 2-hour venue tour and rehearsal

    Elopement packages start at $900 for a 2-hour event for up to 10 guests, including use of lawn and garden areas, wedding arch or tree drape, Chiavari chairs, and 1 hour each for setup & cleanup.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 0 100
Cocktails, etc. Standing 0 100
Reception Seated 0 50
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 50.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations

Essential Info




Preferred list

Weddings require an event coordinator who will book the catering vendor.



Alcohol may be dropped off in advance, with room temperature and cold storage available.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Access limited


November–May, daily (except Sunday), 10am–10pm.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Private Estate
  • Ranch / Farm

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay


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