Hawaii’s lush, floral landscapes and tranquil Pacific beaches create a tropical dreamscape that make it easy to see why the collection of stunning islands reigns supreme as one of the most popular wedding destinations in the world.
With so many gorgeous outdoor spaces, couples usually come to Hawaii to tie the knot in serene garden ceremonies or along the sugared shorelines of an island coast. Starwood Hotels and Resorts offer an eclectic list of outside venues to accommodate a variety of styles, tastes and budgets, but the brand also has built a reputation for creating unforgettable celebrations indoors, too. If you’re looking for something a little different when you say “I do,” forget banquet halls and ballrooms and consider something a bit more modern and posh: a suite wedding.
Perfect for ceremonies or receptions with a smaller guest list (around 50 or less), suites ditch the traditional layout of aisle and altar in favor of a more intimate and fluid setting to share with family and friends. And don’t let the size fool you—many suites rival the opulence and prestige of larger spaces and have their own unique and breathtaking features that are sure to wow.
Here’s a list of five stunning suites from a few of Starwood’s Hawaii hotels and resorts for the destination wedding of your dreams:
The King Kamehamenha Suite at The Royal Hawaiian in Oahu
With elegant Koa and teak wood floors, richly ornamented rooms decorated with tropical touches, and an expansive lanai overlooking the dazzling water of Waikiki, the King Kamehamenha tops the list as The Royal Hawaiian’s most lavish suite. The partially covered veranda provides over 1,000 square feet of open-air space for a one-of-a-kind ceremony or reception that combines luxurious indoor features and the surrounding natural beauty of the Hawaii landscape for a truly regal wedding experience.
The Presidential Suite 2110 at The Moana Surfrider in Oahu
The Moana’s Presidential Suite is the pinnacle of suite venues in Waikiki. This chic, contemporary setting boasts one of the most beautiful views of Waikiki and Diamond Head from 21 floors up in the hotel’s Tower Wing. A wrap-around balcony spanning 1,000 square feet provides a breathtaking backdrop of the Pacific’s endless azure waters and room for approximately 30-40 guests.
The Ali’i Suite at The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
From the generous lanai of The Sheraton Maui’s premier Ali’i suite, celebrants can take in majestic panoramic views of the Ka’anapali coast and the sparkling ocean. The 1,600 square-foot space features a grand living room, dining room, master bedroom, and optional adjoining second bedroom (for an added fee). Island details create an authentic environment for hosting a cozy ceremony or reception. Leaning toward a suite wedding but aren’t ready to give up Hawaii’s lush outdoor venues for your destination nuptials? Consider utilizing the Ali’i lawn, a regal setting ideal for a smaller ceremony or cocktail reception.
The Hanalei Suite & Terrace at the St. Regis Princeville Resort in Kaua’i
The Kaua’i island of Hawaii is especially notable for its raw and untouched beauty, and the neutral tones of the refined Hanalei Suite give the space an almost ethereal quality amid the lush, tropical landscape. The upscale suite’s glass-paneled doors lead to a charming, open-air terrace, which adds 920 square feet to the venue, room for up to 60 additional guests. Jaw-dropping views of Makana Mountain provide a dramatic backdrop for tying the knot or celebrating with loved ones as newlyweds. The St. Regis features a range of other exquisite resort suites that are worth exploring as you plan a perfect suite wedding in Kaua’i.
The Presidential Suite at The Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
This expansive suite at The Sheraton Kona offers chic and breezy island decor in a sweeping, contemporary space that still retains the intimate charm that make a suite wedding such a popular choice for smaller events. A large lanai further extends the generous indoor setting and creates the perfect spot for a ceremony or reception above Kona’s gorgeous coastline.
If you’re planning a destination wedding in paradise and intend to keep the guest list small, or if you’re looking for a posh twist to give your I-do events a little extra dazzle, consider exchanging vows and clinking a champagne toast with your nearest and dearest in one of Hawaii’s fantastic hotel or resort suites.
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