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Hawaii Wedding Venues- 10 Ways to Deal With Venue Capacity

Hawaii is renowned for its beautiful scenery and serene atmosphere, which makes it a perfect destination for couples seeking to exchange their wedding vows. The Hawaiian Islands offer a diverse range of wedding venues, from luxurious estates, intimate beaches, to gardens surrounded by lush greenery. Although Hawaii offers numerous picturesque wedding locations, venue capacity is a crucial factor in determining the perfect location for your special day. In this blog post, we will discuss  ten ways to deal with venue capacity to help you find your dream wedding location in Hawaii.


1. Consider All-Inclusive Venues

For many couples, planning a wedding can be daunting, especially when it comes to coordinating multiple vendors such as caterers, decorators, and entertainers. With so many details to keep track of, it's easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed. That's why more and more couples are opting for all-inclusive venues. These venues offer everything you need for your special day, from catering to decor to entertainment. By choosing an all-inclusive venue, you can relax and enjoy your wedding without having to worry about coordinating various vendors. And with ample space for all of your guests, you can rest assured that everyone will have a great time.


2. Choose a Date During Off-Season

Summer and spring are the peak wedding seasons in Hawaii, which means venues and vendors are in high demand and you'll pay a premium price for their services. However, choosing a date during the off-season can be a smart move for both your budget and your sanity. Not only will you have greater access to your dream venue, but you might also be able to snag some discounts as well. Plus, what's better than having a magical Hawaiian wedding without feeling like you're elbow-to-elbow with other couples?


3. Opt for a Destination Wedding

When it comes to planning your dream wedding, opting for a destination wedding can be a fantastic choice. Not only does it add an element of adventure to your big day, but it also provides access to exclusive venues that many traditional weddings may not be able to offer. Hosting your wedding away from home also means you will have a smaller guest list, which can alleviate the stress of finding venues that can accommodate a crowd. Tying the knot in a beautiful, exotic location surrounded by your closest loved ones will undoubtedly make your day all the more unforgettable.


4. Consider Non-Traditional Venues

When it comes to wedding planning in Hawaii, don't limit yourself to the traditional venues of hotels and ballrooms. The islands offer a plethora of non-traditional settings that are sure to impress your guests and make your day unforgettable. From museums to vineyards, there are a variety of unique options that allow you to add personal touches and incorporate themes that showcase your style. Non-traditional venues are also great for keeping things intimate, with many of them having a lower capacity than traditional venues. So why not consider something different and make your wedding stand out amongst the rest?


5. Limit the Guest List

As you plan your wedding, one important factor to consider is the size of your guest list. While it may be tempting to invite everyone you know, limiting the number of guests can actually be beneficial. By only inviting those who matter most to you, you can ensure that your wedding day is filled with the people you truly care about. Not only does this take the pressure off of accommodating a large number of guests, but it can also save you money in the long run. Plus, with fewer people to manage, the entire planning process becomes much more manageable. So don't be afraid to limit your guest list - it might just be the best decision you make for your special day.


6. Split the Ceremony and Reception

There's something incredibly special about splitting the ceremony and reception between two venues. It not only solves any issues with venue capacity, but it also ensures that each event is given the space it deserves - especially if the reception is the main highlight of the day. This option isn't just practical, though - it brings an added touch of elegance and anticipation. Guests are left excitedly searching for the next location, adding an element of adventure to the day that they will  never forget. And let's face it - who wouldn't want to add some extra sparkle to their wedding day?


7. Consider Outdoor Venues

A wedding in Hawaii is already a dream come true, but why not take it up a notch by choosing an outdoor venue? Imagine saying your vows surrounded by lush gardens or with the sound of the ocean waves crashing behind you. The natural beauty of Hawaii is unparalleled, and opting for an open-air setting will only enhance the overall experience. Take advantage of the ample space provided by outdoor venues and create the perfect atmosphere for your big day. Let your imagination run wild with unique decor and themes that complement the stunning backdrop that the islands provide. A wedding in Hawaii is already magical, but an outdoor venue will make it unforgettable.


8. Host an Intimate Wedding

There's something undeniably special about intimate weddings. With guest lists kept small, couples can focus on creating a warm and relaxed atmosphere, rather than worrying about seating charts and catering numbers. And best of all, intimate weddings allow couples to choose a venue based on its charm and personality, rather than its capacity to hold a certain number of guests. Imagine exchanging vows in a cozy garden, or celebrating with loved ones at a charming bed and breakfast. With an intimate wedding, the possibilities are endless. Not only will you have more time to connect with each guest individually, but you will  also create memories that will last a lifetime. Who needs a grand and traditional wedding when an intimate and beautiful one will do the trick?


9. Choose a Venue with Multiple Event Spaces 

Choosing a venue with multiple event spaces can be a game-changer for couples with a long guest list or those looking for a more intimate setting. Rather than cramming everyone together in one large space, separating guests into smaller groups can create a more personalized experience. Plus, with multiple event spaces, you have the freedom to have different themes, décor, and activities in each area. Whether it's a birthday celebration or a wedding, having ample space to accommodate all your guests ensures everyone can have a great time. So if you are  on the hunt for a unique and practical event space, be sure to consider venues with multiple event spaces.


10. Be Flexible with Wedding Venue Selection

When it comes to selecting a wedding venue, it's important to keep an open mind and be flexible. Don't get too stuck on one specific location or idea, as this can limit your options and make it harder to find the perfect venue for your big day. By remaining flexible, you will  have more venues to consider and may even find a hidden gem that you hadn't considered before. Plus, being able to negotiate with venues can potentially save you some money, which is always a welcome bonus when planning a wedding. So take a deep breath, let go of any preconceived notions you may have had, and get ready to find the wedding venue of your dreams!


 At Wedding Estates Hawaii, we understand that venue capacity is a crucial factor in planning your dream wedding. That's why we offer a variety of stunning venues that can accommodate intimate gatherings or larger celebrations. From beachfront estates to lush gardens, our venues provide the perfect backdrop for your special day. So if you are  ready to start planning your Hawaiian wedding, contact us today and let us help you find your dream venue.


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