Cafe Julia




Cafe Julia offers a number of on-premise venues at the YWCA Laniakea to celebrate your special wedding day. Venues include the recently renovated Elizabeth Fuller Ballroom, downtown Honolulu’s newest and largest event space. The Ballroom’s vast open space, equipped with air conditioning and audio-visual amenities, accommodates up to 150 people and is perfectly suited for events such as celebratory wedding receptions. The arched windows of the Ballroom lend the venue an air of timeless elegance. Also consider having an outdoor celebration. The YWCA Laniakea outdoor courtyard and Cafe Julia dining room provide a stunning, grandiose backdrop with its charming 1920s aesthetic for large private functions such as your beautiful wedding ceremony. Exchange your vows underneath an arched walkway perched upon steps that look out onto the courtyard, where your guests will be seated in whatever style you choose. You may want to seat them banquet style, so that your ceremony can lead seamlessly into your lovely reception.

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $2,500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. There is a rental fee of $1,000 for a ceremony only wedding. Additional hours can be arranged with the venue. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required. Custom menus can be arranged. BYO alcohol is allowed for a fee of $7 per person.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Chiavari chairs
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Public garage

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 10:00PM
BYO Alcohol is allowed for a $7PP fee