Hulihe`e Palace

Hawaii (Big Island)



Situated on Ali`i Drive in Kailua - Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, Hulihe’e Palace was built in 1838 as the vacation residence of Hawaiian royalty and to this day contains unique and priceless artifacts and treasures of the Hawaiian people. The palace grounds set the stage for a perfect sunset wedding, as sounds of the ocean float over you and your guests. The spacious entry hall provides a gracious setting to welcome your loved ones. On a trip to California, King Kalakaua acquired several redwood pillars, which combined with a marble bust, still watches over the entry hall today. Portraits of various monarchs, King Kalākaua's writing desk and several pieces of koa furniture complete the furnishings of the entry hall. Outdoor events are held year round and you can be sure your guests will marvel in the surrounding architecture and historical significance of the venue. Shaded by Hala and Palm trees, the lush lawn of Hulihe’e Palace is perfect for a simple ceremony or lavish reception as it provides a peaceful ambiance to celebrate your special day.

Venue Style

Museum/Gallery, Park/Garden, Ocean/Waterfront View, Beach, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


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

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 4:00PM. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee for outdoor ceremony and reception is $2,500 and includes 5 hours of event time and excluding set up and clean up. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required.





Amenities Included

Outdoor lighting
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Public parking

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Wheelchair access limited
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 9:30PM