Nani Mau Gardens

Hawaii (Big Island)



Located three miles from Hilo on the magnificent Big Island of Hawaii, Nani Mau Gardens showcases 22 acres of gorgeous tropical flowers and plants. “Nani Mau” translates to “forever beautiful” and is the perfect name for the venue that will host your special day. The natural beauty, tranquility and privacy of the botanical gardens, provides the perfect setting for your dream garden ceremony. Have guests witness a romantic ceremony filled with love at the venue’s elegant gazebo with a panoramic view of the gardens as your backdrop. Your photographers will marvel at the picturesque settings, which include an orchid display, waterfalls, a bell tower, a bridge and a golden bamboo area. Nani Mau has indoor and outdoor facilities that you can choose from for your wedding reception. Skilled chefs prepare delicious food tailored to your specifications. The wonderful event coordinating staff at Nani Mau will work with you to ensure that all the details of your special day are taken care of. Nani Mau Gardens promises that your special day will be remembered by you and your guests as “Forever Beautiful".

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Event Center, Park/Garden, Ballrooms, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 50 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 120 guests

Time Restrictions

The times allotted for banquets are as followed. For lunch events the time allotted is from 10:00am-2:00pm and for dinner banquets from 5:00pm-10:00pm. Set up time for lunch events are from 8:00am for lunch banquets and 2:00pm for dinner banquets.

Rental Fees

Nani Mau Gardens has three operating dining rooms which can accommodate all sizes of parties or other type events. Our Garden View dining room is air-conditioned and can accommodate up to 65 guests. This dining room has a view that oversees the gardens. Our Patio lanai dining room is open air and located ground level to our gardens. This dining room can accommodate up to 120 guests with a outdoor feel of dining in the gardens. Our Garden court dining room is our largest of our dining rooms. This dining room can accommodate up to 300 guests and also 150 more if needed on the adjacent patio which comes with the rental of our Garden Court dining room. The room charge fee is $312.50 for the Garden Court dining room and $208.33 for our Garden View or Patio Lanai dining room.


Choose from List, Provided



Amenities Included

Event coordination
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 10:00PM
No open flame