Hawaii State Art Museum




Featuring a large collection of works primarily by Hawaiian artists, the Hawaii State Art Museum is exemplary of the vivid and beautiful landscape of Honolulu. Located on the original site of the historic Hawaiian Hotel, the art museum offers several options to backdrop a flawless wedding. Overlooking the manicured Sculpture Garden, the second floor courtyard offers 4,200 square feet to party the night away with sconces and hanging lights twinkling above. Want even more space? The 11,700 square foot Front Lawn should do it. A choice location to admire the breathtaking outdoors while exchanging “I Do’s,” the lawn is lined with monkeypod trees, coconut, and areca palms, showing off the careful and detailed landscaping of the area. For a more intimate setting, this venue also includes the Sculpture Garden, a tropical retreat set against the lavish vegetation that will leave all your guests in awe. The versatile space of the Hawaii State Art Museum leaves more than enough room to explore and create unforgettable moments on your big day.

Venue Style

Museum/Gallery, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 600 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 600 guests

Time Restrictions

The venue can be rented for private events from Tuesday through Saturday. Set up times vary depending on day but in general can begin at 9:00AM. Events must end by 10:45PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,000 to $7,200 for a reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee to rent the Sculpture Garden for a wedding ceremony is $1,000. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $300/hr. A refundable security deposit of $250 is required.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Outdoor lighting
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Public parking

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:30PM
Flash photography within the galleries is not permitted
No fire or flammable items or devices are allowed in the galleries
Alcohol service must cease at least a half hour prior to the end of the event
No birdseed, confetti, glitter, rice, or live animals

Front Lawn

Starting from $7,200 per event

The Front Lawn of the Hawaii State Art Museum is a fenced, landscaped area surrounded by monkeypod trees, coconut palms, and areca palms with entries at both Hotel and Richards Streets. The historic building is a stunning backdrop for any large event.

Package Includes

  • Usage of the front lawn and 1st floor kitchenette for your wedding.
  • Access to museum galleries.
  • Up to 600 guests for a seated dinner and 1,500 guests standing

Second Floor Courtyard

Starting from $2,400 per event

The tranquil yet dramatic open-air Courtyard overlooks the historic YMCA swimming pool. In the evening, the Courtyard is lit by sconces and hanging fixtures. The Courtyard is suitable for meetings, wedding receptions, wine tastings, or intimate holiday parties.

Package Includes

  • Usage of 2nd Floor Courtyard and Kitchenette
  • Access to museum galleries
  • Up to 150 guests for seated dinner and 250 guests standing