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These are seriously some of our favorite places in the world if we were to pick any throughout all of time. The Hale Koa Hotel is located in the heart of Waikiki, on the beach, and boasts an interior adorned with beautiful natural wood.


This hotel is a military/government hotel, so to throw an event here, host a wedding, or stay overnight, you'll need to have a sponsor, or be a veteran/active duty.  


There are a LOT of spaces here for use. Here are my thoughts, and some information about each. 


Ceremony Spaces at HALE KOA HOTEL

Maile Garden: 

hosts the second space for ceremonies at the Hale Koa, and is in their tucked away perfectly by the Maile Tower. The Maile Garden is also a perfectly private, open-air setting for your tropical wedding ceremony, and a classic white gazebo on site can hold focus as a centerpiece for wedding ceremonies up to 400 guests. *If you have a wedding ceremony in the Maile Garden, your reception must be held inside a Hale Koa Hotel Ballroom. It’s a great way to get the best of both worlds for your Hawaiian wedding. (which also has a great pavilion which can be used as is, or with drapery, florals, or both). 

Luau Garden: 

The crown jewel among the Hale Koa Hotel’s 72 cultivated acres, located close to the beach and Ilima Tower where you will find their indoor wedding and event spaces.


A rarity among Waikiki wedding venues, a picturesque white gazebo frames the tranquil, tropical and dedicated space for your ceremony. To "top it off": covered awnings create secluded, magical open-air (yet protected) seating for your catered reception.

*Please note a minimum of 200 guests is required to reserve this space for your event. The Luau Garden is only available for wedding ceremonies if you plan your wedding reception in the Luau Garden as well. 

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Banyan Tree Showroom

In the lobby level of the Ilima Tower, Hale Koa Hotel’s Banyan Tree Showroom is a great option for spirited events and receptions. It can accommodate up to 250 guests for a seated banquet.


Picture windows frame part of this space and overlook scenic banyan trees, bringing some of the outdoors in to further enhance the setting. You’ll also have many ways to customize lighting and entertainment options.

DeRussy Hall - 


This premier indoor venue is the largest at Hale Koa, and is capable of hosting up to 370 of your closest friends and family. Located on the second floor of the Ilima Tower, DeRussy Hall is a classic, understated space that can be customized to suit any occasion.


From lighting to table configurations, pipe and drape, and custom color schemes, we can work with the hotel to make really make this space your own.

Waikiki Ballroom - Located in the lobby level of the Ilima Tower, the Waikiki Ballroom is a traditional banquet room that’s just right for parties of 220 or less. With unique lighting and neutral tones, the Waikiki Ballroom is a blank slate perfect for any occasion.

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Kalia Rooms


This unique pair of rooms can be separated, to accommodate 35 people each, or joined for a total of 70. Located in the lobby level of the Ilima Tower across from the Banyan Tree Showroom, the Kalia rooms also have a view of the courtyard. Kalia 1 has more windows than Kalia 2 when the room is divided.

Not only does the Hale Koa have fantastic spaces to make your wedding really amazing, their catering and staff are always a pleasure to work with. You can download their 2019 menu by clicking HALE KOA HOTEL CATERING MENU


Inquire with MBW today to find out:

which is right for you and your fiance!

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