Kailua-Kona is located on the west side of Hawaii Island (the Big Island), and a beautiful place for your elopement. There are many locations for your wedding day, from sandy beaches to historical venues.
It’s important to have your elopement in a place that is legal and pono, and you can count on your local photographer to know about permits and regulations.
Another reason why I recommend Kailua-Kona to many couples looking to elope, is the weather. With around 26 inches of annual rainfall, you can bet that your wedding day will have lots of golden sunshine.
Accommodations are plentiful on this side of the island, with resorts like the Four Seasons Hualalai, Kona Village, the Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa.
To obtain a marriage license in Kailua-Kona, you will first:
As of 2024, my go-to marriage agent in Kailua-Kona is:
Your Big Island elopement vision will come to life with vendors such as an officiant, florist, music, hair, private chefs, make up artists and more. We offer all-inclusive elopements (reach out here for the collection guide!) that incorporate our favorites into your day, along with timeline planning, marriage license assistance, heirloom wedding albums and more.
There are many talented artists on the island that will enhance your day, allowing a custom and tailored experience to you and your love.
Planning a Big Island elopement means adventure, golden rays, a sparkling ocean, and warm sun on your skin. Your trip can include activities such as diving with manta rays, visiting Kealakekua in South Kona, snorkeling, hiking trails of Hualalai, visiting the kava bar, strolling Ali’i Drive, or having a spa day at the Four Seasons. The best part about an elopement in Kona is the intimacy of your celebration and the memories along the way. If you’d like more information on Cadencia Weddings photographing your day, reach out here.