Weddings In Paradise
Getting married at one of the most romantic places in the world!!
The site overlooks Onomea Bay, where the palm trees sway in the ocean breeze and the tropical scents tickle your nose.
Legend recalls two lovers of Kahali’i who are embodied in the "Twin Rocks" and now stand today as sentinels at the head of Onomea Bay.
Here, in this magical place, you stand with the person you are pledging to spend the rest of your life with. May your love reflect the strength and commitment represented by the lovers of Kahali’i.
The Legend of Twin Rocks
The village of Kahali’i was located on this large point of land which extends into Onomea Bay. Though the village is gone, the descendents of Kahali’i residents still remember some of the legends concerning the area’s landmarks. One story tells of the origin of two rock formations at the head of Onomea Bay that are said to be a young man and woman, known as the lovers of Kahali’i.
Legend has it that one day, a chief of the village spotted many canoes with sails heading shoreward in their direction. Fearing an attack, the chiefs and village elders held a council to determine a course of action. They decided to build a reef to prevent a landing on their beaches. Not having the means to complete the task quickly enough, they asked for two young lovers be the guides and protectors of the village by giving their lives. Two willing individuals were found.
That night a decree was sent to all who lived at Kahali’i to remain indoors from sunset to sunrise without making any light or sound, on penalty of death. In the light of the new day, everyone went down to the shoreline where they were amazed to find the lovers gone, and in their place two gigantic rock formations at the entrance of the bay, attached to each other, as if on guard.
The chief informed the people that no canoe could pass the treacherous currents swirling around the rocks unless allowed to do so by the guardians. The lovers and their offspring still stand today, sentinels at the head of the bay.
The Ultimate Wedding Package
- Minister (non–denominational)
- Coordination of Marriage License in Hilo
- Tropical Bouquet
- Floral Accents
- Maile/Tuberose Lei for Groom
- Tuberose w/Ti leaf Lei
- Recommendations for local wedding photographers
- Two tiered Wedding Cake w/Floral Accents
- Non alcoholic Champagne Toast
- Musician to perform "Hawaiian Wedding Song"
- Golf Cart ride for the Bride & Parents to Ocean Wedding site
- Admission into the Garden (no more than 30 guests)
- Exclusive Wedding Site overlooking the Legendary Twin Rocks
- Coordination Fees
- Witnesses upon request
The Ultimate Wedding Package $3,500.00
Let us assist you in coordinating your Dream Wedding at Onomea Bay
overlooking the Legendary Twin Rocks!
We receive many requests for smaller weddings without the entire package. While the details are negotiable, all weddings in the Garden are subject to a $3,000 fee, regardless of size.
For more information contact us at 808-964-5233
or via E-Mail.
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