HAWAII

The largest and most diverse in terms of climate and terrain, the island of Hawaii -- a.k.a., “the Big Island” -- boasts breathtaking falls, active volcanoes, and world-class resorts. The terrain ranges from towering mountains to verdant valleys, offering lush garden settings and prime beachfronts as Big Island elopement locations. The ease of marrying on Hawaii island is conducive to eloping (making it a practical destination as well as a gorgeous one), and with activities ranging from hiking to snorkeling, this island is a top spot for couples who seek adventure as well as romance.                              SEE COVID-19 TRAVEL UPDATES >

Airport: Kona International Airport (KOA)

High Seasons: Dec. - April, July - Aug.

Low Seasons: May - Jun., Sep. - Nov.

Time Zone: Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST)

Sundrenched beaches, spectacular falls, and scenic overlooks make the islands of Hawaii paradisical for vow exchanges. Learn more about the features of the individual isles and find the perfect match for your wedding style.

THE BIG ISLAND   |   KAUAI

MAUI    |    OAHU

Hawaii Tourism Authority/Ron Garnett

Hawaii Tourism Authority/Ron Garnett

POPULAR AREAS & ATTRACTIONS

KOHALA COAST

An array of stunning resorts and ancient landmarks share the 20-mile stretch of red and black lava fields that compose the birthplace of King Kamehameha, which boasts Hapuna Beach State Park, championship golf courses, and world-class hotels and resorts perfect for honeymoons. (Photo: Hawaii Tourism Authority/Tor Johnson)

KONA

World-famous coffee aside, Kona is known for its diverse (white-, black-, and salt-and-pepper sand) beaches,  historical sites, and active lava flows. Cliffside, seaside, and garden settings for weddings abound, and luxury resorts offer posh accommodations for couples there to elope. 
(Photo: Hawaii Tourism Authority/Kirk Lee Adler)

BIG ISLAND REQUIREMENTS QUICK GUIDE

BLOOD TESTS: None

LOCAL CITIZENSHIP: Not Required
PROOF OF AGE: Required
LOCAL RESIDENCY: Not Required

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Legal

WAITING PERIOD: None

MARRIAGE LICENSE AGENTS: 

Mary - 808.974.6008 – Hilo
Jada - 808.322.4880 – Kealakekua 
Tiffany - 808.887.8114 – Waimea

ONLINE MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION >
Detailed Marriage Requirements for Hawaii >

 

source: health.hawaii.gov

HILO

Lush with vegetation and other natural attractions, the falls-filled district of Hilo is synonymous with paradise. Ceremony options include acres of botanical gardens and a rainforest pavilion, while honeymoon lodgings are primarily composed of boutique hotels, B&Bs, and the like. (Photo: Hawaii Tourism Authority/Kirk Lee Adler) 

HAWAII LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

 

BIG ISLAND ELOPEMENT SITES SEE COVID-19 TRAVEL UPDATES >

Reserve gorgeous venues for your luxury elopement with our editor's recommendations for elopement-friendly sites.

ELITE: Legendary properties including five-star hotels + resorts

EXCLUSIVE: Luxury + boutique five- and four-star properties

EXCEPTIONAL: Intimate, romantic hotels + inns of exquisite reputation

Mauana Kea Beach Hotel 

Elite

The Fairmont Orchid

Open and taking reservations

1 North Kaniku Drive

Kohala Coast, Hawaii Island

800.257.7544

 

 

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Taking reservations starting 8/01/20

72-100 Kaupulehu Drive

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Island

808.325.8000

 

 

 

Castle Halii at Waikoloa

Open and taking reservations

69-1029 Nawahine Place

Waikoloa, Hawaii Island

808.886.4307

 

 

 

Aston Shores at Waikoloa

Open and taking reservations

69-1035 Keana Place

Waikoloa, Hawaii Island

855.945.4042

Exclusive

Exceptional

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Open and taking reservations

62-100 Kaunaoa Drive

Kohala Coast, Hawaii Island

888.977.4623

 

 

Hilton Waikoloa Village

Open and taking reservations

69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive

Waikoloa Village, Hawaii Island

808.886.1234

 

 

 

Waikoloa Beach Resort Spa

Open and taking reservations

69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive  

Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii Island

808.886.6789

 

 

 

Hawaii Island Retreat

Open and taking reservations

250 Lokahi Road

Kapaau, Hawaii Island

808.889.6336

 

 

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Open and taking reservations

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive

Kohala Coast, Hawaii Island

866.977.4589

 

 

Mauna Lani Resort

Open and taking reservations

68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive

Kohala Coast, Hawaii Island

808.885.6622

 

 

 

Sheraton Kona

Open and taking reservations

78-128 Ehukai Street

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Island

808.930.4900

 

 

 

The Royal Kona Resort

Open and taking reservations

75-5852 Alii Drive

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Island

808.329.3111