While weddings in Hawaii are most often located on the shores of sprawling golden sand beaches or lawns of pristine resorts, there’s an alternative not many couples consider – a boat!

Hosting your wedding ceremony and/or reception aboard one of Maui’s finest boats or sailing catamarans is not only romantic, but absolutely unique and fun for everyone. You’ll enjoy amazing views of the coastline, neighbor islands and sunset from the water, and have access to all of the amazing perks of weddings in Hawaii without the added stress.


Weddings on the Water: Maui Edition

Pride of Maui

married on a boat hawaiiOne of the most popular Maui boats on the Valley Isle, Pride of Maui also offers custom wedding options aboard their spacious yacht. Whether you want to treat your guests to a scenic pre-wedding cocktail cruise, ceremony at sea or a reception celebration with dinner and entertainment, the sky’s the limit. Their double-decker boat allows for plenty of room to spread out, dance, dine and get the best photo opportunities possible.

They offer several Pride of Maui wedding packages, or allow you to custom design your own based on your specific interests. Choose from a beautiful variety of floral arrangements to custom menus, cocktails and relaxing music options. maui wedding ceremony boat


Kai Kanani

fun maui boat weddingsOne of our favorite boats on the entire island is Kai Kanani’s luxury sailing catamaran. The opportunity to sail along the coast of Maui without the noise from a boat engine is truly magical, and especially great for intimate wedding ceremonies on the ocean.

The 65′ catamaran is certified for up to 80 guests, though smaller groups will enjoy the added space. The Kai Kanani crew is always extremely welcoming and fun, and provide the perfect environment for enjoying a private ceremony or reception with premium cocktails, food, music and epic views.

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With options for private catamaran sailing for pre-wedding celebrations, rehearsal dinners or wedding ceremonies and receptions, Trilogy offers a personal wedding coordinator to make your ocean wedding a dream come true. Imagine exchanging your vows while cruising to Honolua Bay or along the shoreline of West Maui, or travel to Lanai’s private Hale O Manele Pavilion overlooking the serene Manele Bay for a private ceremony unlike any other.

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Choose your custom menu, entertainment options and more, and party the night away aboard their comfortable sailing catamaran.


Recommended Photographer

Robin Christman

Shooting in a documentary style, Robin’s photo shoots make for a laid-back, fun experience putting you at ease as beautiful moments are captured.  Her atttention to detail, patience, and passion for photography comes through in your photos.  Call her at (808) 344-1550.

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Recommended Officiant: Meredith Richmond of Ceremonies by Meredith

One of the most important participants of your wedding day is the officiant! Meredith Richmond, a local resident and longtime Maui wedding officiant, is not only a total professional, but goes above and beyond for each and every one of her couples.

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You’re welcome to discuss any customizations you’d like to make to the ceremony itself, and are guaranteed to have an amazingly memorable ceremony overlooking the glorious landscapes of Maui. For more information, call Meredith at 808.268.7985.

Mahalo for reading our suggestions for having the salty wedding of your dreams! Have more tips you’d like to add? Let us know in the comments below.