Are your clients looking for a wedding that’s far away from the
everyday? The Lodge and Beach Village at Molokai Ranch is helping
romantics reach that dream with its ceremony and vacation
From a private garden vow exchange at the intimate Lodge in
Maunaloa or oceanfront nuptials at the secluded Kaupoa Beach, the
Destiny Wedding ceremony provides couples their wedding wishes
without the worries. Priced at $1,900, the plan includes everything
they’ll need for a perfect ceremony in paradise - even Molokai’s
own “Service From The Heart,” sure to make their special day even
All pre-ceremony arrangements are included, such as private
transportation to obtain the marriage license and a meeting with
the wedding coordinator who will help personalize the nuptials.
Couples will also receive a photo album commemorating the
The Destiny Wedding package means couples will have nothing to
worry about - aside from remembering the ring and saying “I do.”
Everything is handled, down to the minister, flowers, music,
champagne and cake.
According to Marlo Nishimoto, Director of Sales, many couples
are adding on to their ceremony plan by booking The Lodge and Beach
Villages’ Adventure Packages to cover their accommodations and
meals. This route has been especially popular for couples wanting
to bring friends and families with them for a Molokai marriage.
“The hook as to why our wedding business is growing is that
couples can buy the hotel out,” explained Nishimoto. “They have the
privacy factor of the island and have our entire staff to cater to
their friends and family.”
Nishimoto described the 22-room Lodge as having the feel of a
big home. “Both families get to know each other in a setting like
this.” She commented that while wedding business is split between
The Lodge and the Kaupoa Beach Village, the beach accommodations
are not typically a buy out.
“We also have groups that will put their overflow guests at the
Kaupoa Beach Village,” she explained. “They put their youthful and
more active people at the beach and have the older guests stay up
at The Lodge.”
The Lodge Adventure Package includes deluxe accommodations, a
daily $60 dining credit and a $25 activity credit. Based on double
occupancy, nightly rates are $199 per person.
Couples may prefer the environmentally-sensitive, canvas-framed
bungalows at Kaupoa Beach. Nestled amid palm trees on a
double-crescent white sand beach, the two-unit bungalows offer
hammocks for swaying in the shade. Each unit features a queen-sized
bed, solar-powered lights and ceiling fans, daily maid service and
secluded lanai. The private bathroom has hot running water.
Nightly Adventure Package rates cover tentalow accommodations,
three hearty ranch meals per day at the Kaupoa Dining Pavilion and
a $25 activity credit from $169 per person, based on double
occupancy. The third and fourth person rate is $75 each. All rates
are valid through Dec. 31. While the Destiny Ceremony is
non-commissionable, the packages are.