Five Favorite Pre-Wedding Experiences in Maui
Updated: Aug 9, 2021
One of our favorite things about destination weddings is the opportunity to have more experiences and quality time with your guests than you might have otherwise if you celebrated at home and just saw everyone on the wedding day. A wedding week or wedding weekend allows for opportunity to spend quality time with your family, bridal party, and friends outside of the wedding day, often in a more intimate or laid-back environment. Here are a few of our favorite, and a few unexpected, pre-wedding experience recommendations in Maui.
Maui Luxe Picnics
Looking for a unique bridal shower experience, or maybe an oceanside celebration with immediate family pre or post wedding day? Maui Luxe Picnics creates unique and intimate picnic experiences complete with Instagram worthy set up details, gourmet grazing boards and picture-perfect backdrops. They can accommodate picnics from 2-50+ guests. They handle all the heavy lifting, so you can show up and enjoy a unique and elevated picnic experience with your favorite people!
Photo: Bre Jane Photography
O’o Farms Lunch Tour
Located upcountry in the misting forest of Waipoli, O’o Farms transports you to another world on the island of Maui. At 3,500 feet of elevation on the slopes of Haleakala it provides an utterly unique and picturesque lunch setting. The farm has grown over the last 10 years to include 8.5 acres of farmland on which they grow a variety of leafy greens, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and a few fruits. The provide fresh local produce for Pacific’o, Feast at Lele and Aina gourmet market. Guests can enjoy a farm to table lunch prepared with produce they harvest themselves while overlooking panoramic bi-coastal view of Maui.
Lei Po’o Workshop
Lei po’o or a haku lei is a lei made for the head. The Hawaiian tradition of making and giving leis stems from ancient ceremonial purposes and was also used as an adornment and to signify rank. A lei is usually given as a gift or made for a special occasion, such as a birthday or wedding. Perfect for a bridal luncheon or an addition to a wedding welcome reception, a lei po’o workshop is a great opportunity to take a small part in the local culture and traditions and enjoy a beautiful and creative activity with loved ones. Feast Hawaii offers private Lei Po’O workshops that begin with a grounding meditation, include a self-nurturing writing exercise, instruction and locally grown materials.
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Montage Champagne Hale
Touted as an “Après-sun experience in Hawaii,” The Champagne Hale is a Veuve Clicquot pop-up bar and lounge located at the Cliff House at Montage Kapalua Bay. Open to guests and visitors alike, the Champagne Hale overlooks Namalu and Kapalua Bay and is the ideal sunset cocktail location. The menu features a variety of Champagnes and Champagne cocktails paired with a lite dining menu. The Champagne Hale can be rented for private events but also makes for a great cocktail hour or lite dinner experience for a small group. Filled with lush greenery, modern lounge décor and an orange Veuve Clicquot surfboard, it is a can’t miss experience for those visiting West Maui!
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Punakea Palms is a family operated coconut farm located in Launiupoko, in the foothills of the West Maui Mountains. They offer interactive and educational tasting tours by reservation, and it is a truly unique and enjoyable experience to suggest to your wedding guests. They promote natural farming practices and love spreading community awareness of these magical plants. Coconut trees produce fruit continuously year-round and the farm yields over 10,000 nuts per year. On your tour, you will learn how to open and taste coconuts at varying stages of maturity, as well as about the abundant health benefits and unique culinary recommendations. Consider a private tour for your family or wedding party.
Photo Courtesy of Punakea Palms
Most of our couples hire us for multi-day destination wedding planning, which enables us to curate a unique itinerary for our couples and their guests- not only on the wedding day but with ample opportunities throughout the duration of their stay to make memories that last a lifetime. Contact us today for a free consultation and to learn more about our all-encompassing wedding planning services!