Wainaku Executive Center

Hawaii (Big Island)



Nestled on finely manicured grounds conveniently located less than a mile north of downtown Hilo along the historic Hamakua coastline, the Wainaku Executive Center offers a truly idyllic setting for your big day. Once the Hilo Sugar Mill, this beautiful venue offers stunning settings both indoors and outdoors. Imagine saying your “I do’s” on the front lanai, the building’s stately columns and unique architecture adding a sense of grandiosity to the occasion, while breathtaking views of the Hilo Bay create a sense of awe and wonder. Continue the festivities outdoors by erecting a tent on the lawn, where you and your guests can dance the night away surrounded by royal palms, swaying coconut trees, and sparkling views of the water. Utilize one of the smaller indoor meeting rooms for a more intimate gathering, where you can dine on delectable cuisine in neutrally decorated rooms that can be adapted to suit any taste or style. Combining jaw-dropping natural scenery with wondrous architecture, your wedding day at the Wainaku Executive Center is sure to leave guests breathless!

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Ocean/Waterfront View, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 80 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 100 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 350 guests

Time Restrictions

Designate your time slot depending on ceremony only or reception add on.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,500 to $2,500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding $800. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $250/hr. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required. Outdoor reception requires a tent rental at an additional fee.





Amenities Included

Podium and/or stage
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Large parking lot
Dance area
Ceremony chairs provided
Reception tables and chairs provided for up to 120 guests
Bride's dressing area available for an additional fee
No open flame

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 10:00PM