This Waimānalo Beach wedding venue is in the rural town of Waimanalo, known for its local flavor, and large agricultural lots and nurseries. Many properties have room for horses, and the verdant, expansive Honolulu Polo Club grounds are just across from where you will tie the knot, at the base of the spectacular Ko’olau mountain range.
The wonderfully wide beach at Waimānalo has especially sugary sand that feels oh-so-good underfoot. And the choice of ocean and/or Ironwood Tree backdrops for your photos provide excellent options. Often you can see fascinating sea creatures called Portuguese Man O’War along the water line. These are small jelly fish with a long blue tentacle that, once washed up on the shore, are easy to spot and can’t harm you.
After your ceremony, the next town heading around the island is called Kailua, where you may want to explore the many upscale yet beachy boutiques and restaurants, along with more stunning coastline to match the beauty of the one you chose for your wedding.
Waimanalo Beach has lots of parking. This area can get very windy, (gotta LOVE the Hawaiian Tradewinds!) so brides with long, flowing hair may want to secure it from blowing into their face. The drive from Waikiki is about 40 minutes long, VERY picturesque, and has some traffic from 3:30pm-5:30pm on weekdays.