Here at GDW, we are always on the lookout for exceptional, LGBT-welcoming resorts and venues around the globe. And with the recent legalization of same-sex marriage in Hawaii, we could not be more excited to announce our partnership with Perfectly Planned Hawaii at this time.
Headquartered in O’ahu, Perfectly Planned Hawaii is a one-stop, native Hawaiian agency that specializes in elegant gay destination weddings. Their luxurious and memorable wedding venues, include private farms, beachfront bungalows, and intimate estates, will now be available to couples on GayDestinationWeddings.com. Below, we’ve included a roundup of four stunning venue options:
Lanikuhonua: Nestled within the Ko Olina resort on O’ahu, Lanikuhonua got its name after its owner thought it mostly closely resembled the place “where heaven meets earth.” Rich in Hawaiian heritage and natural beauty, this ocean-front estate was once a sacred retreat for Hawaiian chefs and royalty. With expansive tropical grounds, beach access and breathtaking Waianae Mountain views, this 10-acre estate can accommodate up to 1,700 guests for extravagant or intimate soirées alike.
Loulu Palm Estate: Built in 1941, this plantation-style home exudes old-world Hawaiian charm and character. Tucked on a mile-long, secluded beach on O’ahu’s famous North shore, Loulu is far removed from any bright city lights and high rise buildings. Its well-manicured grounds and garden stretch directly to a private beach, so it’s easy to move fluidly between an intimate beach vow ceremony and luxurious reception on the lawn. With the tropical mountains of Ko’olau as a backdrop, this scenic hideaway will be an unforgettable wedding location.
Sunset Ranch: This thirty-acre ranch is luxurious, rustic and romantic, with some of O’ahu’s best ocean and mountain views. Tucked along the North Shore with a focused mission to help advance land conservation and sustainability in Hawaii, Sunset Ranch is home to an eco-friendly farm, therapeutic horse fields, and stunning beaches and grounds. This elegant and timeless space epitomizes Hawaii’s endless supply of natural beauty with ease and grace.
Pua‘ena: This local Oahu hideout is home to an exposed reef break known to create some of the Hawaii’s best surfing conditions. A true local gem, this beach park has both golden sand and clusters of black lava rocks running along its shoreline. With a backdrop of distant volcanic peaks and the gentle rolling swells of the surf, Pua’ena is a scenic and pristine wedding destination. The beach is also frequented by green sea turtles (honu) and Hawaiian Monk seals, making for a memorable event.