My Favorite Big Island Wedding Venues – Ann Ferguson Photography

bride and groom kiss on the lava rocks

Are you a couple considering the Big Island for your destination wedding venue? Choosing a location for such a monumental day of your lives can be overwhelming. I have been a photographer on the Big Island for six years and so I hope by sharing my favorite Big Island wedding venues I can help you narrow down your choices. And in no particular order, here are my Big Island Wedding Venues:

My Favorite Big Island Wedding Venues

Papa Kona

Papa Kona is located right in the heart of downtown Kona. It is such a unique and gorgeous wedding venue right on the water with a beautiful sandy beach, which is not as easy to find in the Big Island particularly right in downtown Kona. You are surrounded by incredible places to stay which means you can technically walk to you wedding and walk back to your hotel! Also their wedding and events team are the absolute best at planning your day! I honestly cannot recommend their team enough, they will ensure an amazing experience for you and your guests.

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See a Papa Kona Wedding HERE.



Papa Kona is a favorite Big Island Wedding Venue for many

Puakea Ranch

Puakea Ranch is located in Hawi on the northern end of the island. It is a stunning and romantic private venue that includes a few cottages for you and your guests to stay right on the property! If you imagine yourself getting married right under a huge tree of a magical Big Island ranch, this might be the venue for you.

See a Romantic Puakea Ranch Wedding HERE.



Puakea Ranch, a romantic private wedding venue on Big Island
Puakea Ranch, a romantic private wedding venue on Big Island


Kahua Ranch

Kahua Ranch was established in the mid 1800s and is one of Hawaii’s oldest. It sits at 3200 feet and therefore offers a cooler getaway from the beach. Therefore, it is perfect for couples who want something a little different from the typical Hawaii beach wedding yet still have those gorgeous Hawaii views. This spectacular wedding venue is found in North Kohala and offers stunning views of the Kohala hills and the Pacific Ocean. Because of its high elevation, rolling clouds can often be expected in the late afternoons bringing stunning golden sunsets!

See a stunning Kahua Ranch Wedding HERE.



gorgeous views at Kahua Ranch for a wedding venue gorgeous views at Kahua Ranch for a wedding venue


Sheraton Kona-Keahou

If you are into an oceanfront chapel or garden ceremony this is the place for you! While the wedding chapel accommodates a smaller wedding party, its outdoor event spaces can fit so much more! This venue boasts stunning views of Keahou Bay. And while there isn’t a sandy beach on the property, nothing beats the black lava rock shoreline plus the rock cliffs found on the south end of the property for the most incredible ocean backdrops for your wedding photos!

See a beautiful Sheraton Kona Wedding HERE.



perfect Big Island venue at Sheraton for a garden weddingperfect Big Island venue at Sheraton for a garden wedding


Holualoa Inn

Holualoa Inn sits at 1400 feet and is located in Holualoa town in Kona. It is a beautiful Big Island bed and breakfast with multiple rooms and cottages which can likely accommodate an entire guest list for small weddings! This Big Island wedding venue has SO MUCH to offer. Elopements can be at their Rooftop Gazebo, the Lanai of our Zen Buddha Garden, the Blue Jade Garden! Imagine all those stunning possibilities! Meanwhile, weddings are held at their Malulani Pavilion and Great Lawn offering panoramic views of the ocean and the Kona coastline.

See a Holualoa Inn Wedding HERE.



Favorite Big Island venue at Holualoa Inn for small weddingsFavorite Big Island venue at Holualoa Inn for small weddingsI hope to add on more beautiful and amazing venues on the Big Island as I shoot more and more weddings in the future! If you need help connecting you with the best people (coordinators, planners, officiants) please CONTACT ME.







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