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Beach Weddings



Beach Weddings

Beach Weddings in Kauai

Many Kauai beaches are destinations for wedding and anniversary ceremonies. You can pick from many of the beautiful Kauai beaches to have your wedding ceremony or vow renewals. Find a location that matches your style and mood.

Make sure you obtain your Marriage or Civil Union License several days before the event. Your Hawaii Marriage License can be done online and is very simple.

Need Professional Help? Try Exotic Kauai Weddings. (808) 333-3752. They have several packages to make your special day, just the way you want it. 

More about Exotic Kauai Weddings
Coming from a tour and transportation business (Pono Taxi, Pono Express, and Pono Shuttle) we wanted to offer affordable wedding packages for couples that wanted to elope on Kauai, without a big group of people, and an expensive price tag. Our packages are created to give you the spirit of a Kauai wedding ceremony, without the big price tag. Let our experience local staff of ministers give you the wedding on Kauai that you will remember for a lifetime.
  • Anahola Beach Park

    East Shore


    Anahola Beach Park is a local favorite because it has something suitable for everyone. It's located on the east shore of Kauai. Many believe this is the safest beach on the windward coast Kauai. White-sand shores are protected from high surf by a reef.
  • Baby Beach (Ho'ona)

    South Shore


    This small beach was given it's name because it's both small, and children friendly. The shallow waters are protected by large rocks, so the waves are usually small. It is shallow so wading is about all you can do in the water, depending on tide levels. I
  • Brennecke's Beach

    South Shore


    This beach is next to Poipu Beach on Kauai's south shore. Brennecke's Beach is a small sandy cove right off the road and is popular for body boarding.
  • Donkey Beach (Paliku)

    East Shore


    Donkey Beach (Paliku) is on the East Side of Kauai about 1.5 miles from Kealia Beach. It's a great beach for sunbathing, offering plenty of sand and some shade trees. The secluded location made it a perfect spot for nudist or clothing optional beach goers
  • Kalapaki Beach

    East Shore


    The white sands and gentle waters of Kalapaki Beach are ideal for sunning, swimming, and sailing. Kalapaki Beach also is the home of the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club, and Kauai Lagoons 40 acres of freshwater tropical lagoons that serve as a sanctuar
  • Kealia Beach

    East Shore


    This white sandy beach is about one half mile long and is a local surfing and body boarding beach. Swimming also can be good here when conditions allow. The northern end of this beach is generally calmer and better for swimming and body boarding.
  • Keiki Cove Beach

    South Shore


    A great place to take toddlers and babies is Keiki Cove just down the road from Lawai Beach. A small strip of white sand, this little cove and beach are rarely used, have ample parking across the street.
  • Kekaha Beach

    West Shore


    This private long white sand beach is is popular fishing spot also well known for great sunsets and beach combing. This is officially the longest stretch of white sand in the state of Hawaii. From this beach there is a view of Niihau Island and Lehua rock
  • Kiahuna Beach

    South Shore


    This beach is a popular beach for beginner surfers, snorkelers and body boarders. You may see others getting first time lessons. The water is usually fairly clam inside the reef. Outside the reef surfers ride the waves, and the water gets much more choppi
  • Kikiaola Beach

    West Shore


    The beach is near the a small boat harbor and can be very murky. Swimming is not advised.
  • Lawai Beach

    South Shore


    This beach fronts the Lawai Beach Resort and the Beach House Restaurant. The Beach House restaurant is reason enough to visit this beach. But make sure you make reservations far in advance of your trip and try to time your meal with the sunset, they are a
  • Lydgate Park

    East Shore


    The best family-friendly beach on the island is Lydgate Beach Park in the town of Kapa'a, on the east shore.
  • Maha'ulepu Beach

    South Shore


    The beach is separated into three different parts: Gillin's Beach, Kawailoa Bay, and Haula Beach. The beach offers protection from the surf in parts and can be great for swimming. Fossils of extinct birds have been found in sand dunes along the shoreline.
  • Nukolii Beach Park

    East Shore


    This beach is also known as Kawailoa Beach and offers two miles of white sand beach, which makes it the longest beach on the east shore of Kauai. The nearshore waters are shallow and somewhat rocky providing only fair swimming. Snorkeling and scuba diving
  • Poipu Beach

    South Shore


    Poipu literally means "crashing waves" in Hawaiian. Poipu beach is located near the southern-most tip of Kauai. The beaches in this area are favorites for snorkeling and scuba diving. This beach consistently receives national and worldwide awards and is k
  • Salt Pond Beach Park

    West Shore


    Salt Pond Beach Park is a wide, reddish-golden sand pocket beach on Kauai's south shore that is generally safe for swimming all year round. At both ends of the beach are rocky outcrops; a natural rock ridge connects the outcrops, creating a small lagoon.
  • Shipwrecks Beach

    South Shore


    This sandy beach has a step shore break which makes it a popular body boarding beach. It's usually sunny and a good family beach.
  • Waipouli Beach Park

    East Shore


    This beach is between the Beachboy and Coconut Beach Resort. Good walking/jogging trail above the beach, however the water is usually not safe for swimming.

Tips & Equipment

Couple may go online and fill-out marriage or civil union license form Hawaii Marriage License Website: https://emrs.ehawaii.gov/emrs/public/application-type.html

Online Forms

Getting Marriage License Information by Telephone
Information on marriage licenses may be obtained via the telephone system, any day or any time, by calling (808) 586-4545
Where to Apply for a Marriage License on Kauai: (808) 241-3498
  • Marriage/Civil Union License Application Fee: $60.00
  • Application Processing Fee: $5.00
What is the difference between Marriage and Civil Union?
Marriage License - A valid marriage contract shall be only between a man and a woman pursuant to Hawaii law (see HRS §572-1). Couples who select the marriage option on this website must meet all of the requirements of Hawaii law for being married. A marriage will not be registered and a marriage certificate will not be issued for a couple who does not meet the legal requirements for marriage in the State of Hawaii, even if a license is obtained or if a solemnization ceremony occurs. No refunds will be issued to couples who select this option in error and proceed through all of the steps, including payment. A marriage license is not valid for a civil union and cannot be exchanged for one.

Civil Union License - Civil Union means a union between two individuals established pursuant to Chapter 572B (HRS §572B-1). IT IS NOT THE SAME AS A MARRIAGE. Couples who select the civil union option on this website must meet all of the requirements of Hawaii law for entering a civil union. A civil union will not be registered and a civil union certificate will not be issued for a couple who does not meet the legal requirements for civil union in the State of Hawaii, even if a license is obtained or if a solemnization ceremony occurs. No refunds will be issued to couples who select this option in error and proceed through all of the steps, including payment. A civil union license is not valid for a marriage and cannot be exchanged for one.

Facts about a Hawaii Marriage / Civil Union License
Age -- The legal age to marry is 18 years for males and females. However, with the written consent of both parents, legal guardian or family court, the male or female may be married at 16 or 17. Males and females at age 15 may marry with the written consent of both parents or legal guardian and the written approval of the judge of the family court. The parents or guardian do not have to reside in the state. Consent forms may be obtained from the marriage license agent. 

Proof of Age -- A certified copy of a birth certificate must be presented for anyone 18 and under. For anyone 19 and over, proof of age may be requested in the form of an I.D. or driver's license. 

Blood Relationship -- Cousins may marry, but a blood relationship between the prospective bride and groom cannot be closer than first cousins (for example: uncle-niece, half-brother-sister may not marry).

Blood tests are not required.

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Beach Weddings Safety

Please check with appropriate resources and authorities regarding beach conditions, tides, etc. Any statements or assessments of conditions are based solely on opinion and should NOT be considered expert advice.

Safety can never be guaranteed in our ocean and wildlands. Storms, strong currents, high surf and turbulent waters periodically and sometimes unexpectedly affect our parks, particularly during winter months. Vandalism can also make an area unsafe. As a safety precaution, familiarize yourself and your party with the safety tips before you go!