Are you looking for a memorable place to host a private event in Hawaii? In a state that is so rich in beauty and entertainment options, there are a lot of places to choose from. Indoor, outdoor, big or small your options feel endless.
The right venue can be the difference between an average event and something that your guests will always remember. You’re in Hawaii, so you’ve already nailed the overall location. In order to turn it up that final notch, take a look at 10 venues that offer unique settings and experiences.
By day, BoxJelly is a coworking space providing meeting and work areas to members. On the evenings and weekends, it transforms into a private event space for up to 50 on the open-air balcony. They are available for both company and personal events.
BoxJelly is located in Honolulu. Check them out: www.theboxjelly.com
2. Star of Honolulu
The Star of Honolulu is known for its dinner cruises, but they also host events as well. The ship can accommodate events between 20 and 1,500 guests. Stunning scenery, beautiful ballrooms, and great food make this an excellent idea for a destination event. If you need to leave a lasting impression on your guests, the Star of Honolulu should be on your shortlist.
Star of Honolulu is located in Honolulu. Check them out: starofhonolulu.com
3. Prince Waikiki
Whether you need a small space for just a few people or a larger area for over 400, Prince Waikiki has you covered. With a spectacular view of the water, your guests will be primed to enjoy one of the unique experiences that Prince Waiki can offer outside of the event space.
Prince Waikiki is located in Honolulu. Check them out: princewaikiki.com
4. The Republik
With a 10,000-square-foot venue, box office ticket sales, and five entrances, The Republik is available for large events, both public and private. Wow your guests with VIP entrances, great views of the stage, and LED TVs so those at the back can still get the full experience. Your entertainment will enjoy working with world-class lighting and sound systems while performing on a 20 x 30-foot stage.
The Republik is located in Honolulu. Check them out: jointherepublik.com
5. Hawaii State Art Museum
A unique space to hold an event, the Hawai’i State Art Museum has both indoor and outdoor spaces available. Guest numbers from 35 to 1,500 can be accommodated in various spaces like the sculpture garden or front lawn. If you’re looking for a unique place with a touch of culture, the Hawaii State Art Museum might fit the bill.
The Hawaii State Art Museum is located in Honolulu. Check them out: hisam.hawaii.gov
6. Kona Sea Salt Farm
This is a 7-acre salt farm located on the westernmost point of Hawaii Island. You will have a selection of event spaces, indoor and outdoor, for a variety of group sizes. Plan your event around the sunset and leave your guests with a memory that will not fade. Catering features local products prepared by local chefs.
The Kona Sea Salt Farm is located in Kailua Kona. Check them out: konaseasalt.com
7. Kualoa Ranch Private Nature Reserves
A 45 minutes drive north from Honolulu brings you to the Kualoa Ranch Private Nature Reserves. Its 4,000 acres boast mountains, valleys, and hidden beaches. You can find plenty of team-building activities, spaces that can accommodate 20-2,000 people, and you can even put on a show if you like.
The Kualoa Rance Private Nature Reserves are located in Kaneohe. Check them out: kualoa.com
8. Haiku Mill
Steeped in Hawaii’s colonial history, this venue on the island of Maui offers a European touch located amongst the ruins of a 19th-century sugar mill. An enchanting location for your event, Haiku Mill can accommodate around 100 guests. If you want to do something different and are looking for a beautiful, peaceful setting, consider Haiku Mill.
The Haiku Mill is located in Haiku. Check them out: haikumill.com
9. Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House
This museum of Maui History can be rented for events of up to 125 people. Your guests will be hosted on historic grounds among historic buildings. This venue will appeal to those who have an interest in understanding and preserving Hawaiian history and culture while also hosting their event.
Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House is located in Wailuku. Check them out: mauimusem.org
10. Papa Kona
Located on the Big Island, Papa Kona can provide space for up to 110 people. This location features an indoor cocktail bar and outdoor dining space. If you are looking for a place to celebrate with good food and live music, take a look at what Papa Kona has to offer.
Papa Kona is located in Kailua-Kona. Check them out: papakonaevents.com
Once you have the location lined up, you should consider whether or not you need security for your private event. The more people you host, the greater the risk that something can go wrong. Having professionally trained security in place can help your event run more smoothly.
Whenever there are crowds of people, there is a risk for medical emergencies too. Professional security companies that provide training in First Aid and CPR can be a big help should one of your guests encounter a problem. We’ve put together a handy guide that will help you ask the right questions when determining if you need professional security onsite.
On the Hawaiian Islands, KT Protection Services is ready to be your private event security partner. Our protection specialists undergo detailed training and our ownership is personally involved in creating your security plan with you. Combined, we have over 60 years of experience securing property, people, and events. Check us out on our website for more information and a free quote. From there, we can customize and tailor the services to support your event.