Kapalua Bay Hotel & Ocean Villas has launched a selection of
new wedding packages and amenities for couples that want to renew
vows or tie the knot in paradise. Fran Roloson, the ho-tel’s
wedding manager, has designed a variety of amenities, services and
wedding plans that range from $2,500 for a simple beach ceremony to
$25,000 for the ultimate in weddings.
Situated above Maui’s Kapalua Bay, the resort is known for its
ocean views, luxury facilities and Hawaiian hospitality. With 191
rooms, five suites and 14 pri-vate ocean villas, it couples
bou-tique hotel ambiance with the services and amenities of a large
One of Kapalua’s most dra-matic wedding sites is the Point, a
grass-covered lava peninsula surrounded by the sea on three sides.
With year-round sunsets, the Point opens to panoramic views of the
Maui coastline and neighboring islands of Molokai and Lanai.
“The Point is truly one of the most spectacular sites on the
is-land for a wedding,” said Channing Bridges, director of sales
and marketing. “The sun sets be-tween the islands of Lanai and
Molokai, which makes for a very romantic ceremony. We’ve even had
winter ceremonies with humpback whales playing in the
A selection of other indoor and outdoor sites are also
avail-able from manicured lawns and intimate courtyards to a grand
ballroom. Wedding cere-monies, vow renewals and recep-tions are
personally handled by Roloson, who works closely with couples to
arrange everything from menu selection, photogra-phy and wedding
favors to hula dancers and flower leis.
“Fran is a one-stop shop for weddings,” added Bridges. “She has
an extensive list of the is-land’s best photographers and
entertainers that help her custom-ize a wedding to match a
Couples can work with Ro-loson to customize their cere-mony or
choose from any of Ka-palua’s five new packages, rang-ing from the
$2,500 Ehu Kai (sea spray) plan with ceremony on the beach, to the
$25,000 Ke Alii (royal) package.
The Ke Alii features a long list of upscale amenities and
ser-vices, including five nights in an oceanview suite, limousine
air-port transfers, a Pampered Bride salon/spa beauty package for
six ladies, a Groom’s Golf Outing with a round of golf for up to
six players, the bride’s arrival by horse and carriage to the
cere-mony, a 40-dove release, champagne toast, Bed of Roses on the
wedding night, monogrammed robes, a privately catered gourmet
dinner for two and more. Al-though it seems extravagant, this
package is receiving a lot of interest, said Bridges.