The Falls at Reed's Island located in Hilo's upscale enclave, Reed's Island, a mile from downtown Hilo. Perched at eye level to one of Hawaii's most beautiful waterfalls, and is flanked by the Wailuku River and rain forest. The Falls at Reed's Island features private bathrooms, hot-and-cold soaking tubs and views from every window.
Selected by Frommer’s as one of the 15 top picks, on the planet - properties with a view. Homeaway's top 10 romantic properties in the world, Concierge magazine Editors Pick. The Falls at Reed's Island, was also one of four properties featured in The New York Times - 'Secluded Retreats on the Big Island' and was featured on the TV special - 'Around the World in 80 Homes' produced by the Fine Living Channel.
The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a museum of living plants that attracts photographers, gardeners, botanists, scientists, and nature lovers from around the world. It is also a gorgeous and unique wedding destination. The Garden's collection of tropical plants is international in scope. Over 2,000 species, representing more than 125 families and 750 genera, are found in this one-of-a-kind garden.
The 40-acre valley is a natural greenhouse, protected from buffeting tradewinds and blessed with fertile volcanic soil. Throughout this garden valley, nature trails meander through a true tropical rainforest, crossing bubbling streams, passing several beautiful waterfalls and the exciting ocean vistas along the rugged Pacific coast.
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 vilage 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.
Botanical World Adventures is home to World Botanical Gardens, Maze and Waterfalls in Hakalau on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Situated on Highway 19 just 16 miles north of Hilo, the gardens nestle between the slopes of Mauna Kea and the Pacific Ocean.
Come and have a true Hawaiian eco-adventure and enjoy the wonder of nature at the home of peace and beauty.
Botanical World Adventures
Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze
Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19
31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway
Hakalau, Hawaii 96710
The Anna Ranch Heritage Center is truly the perfect backdrop for weddings, with amazing photo and video opportunities, rustic historic buildings, gracious gardens full of flowers and tropical plant life, romantic secluded spots along beautiful streams of Hawaiian water, all nestled against the lush green hillside of picturesque Waimea.
Located in the town of Waimea, the Anna Ranch Heritage Center offers a lovely indoor wedding and reception space complete with beautiful French windows, a full kitchen, and a cocktail/reception patio overlooking Wa‘iau‘ia stream.
Anna Ranch Heritage Center
65-1480 Kawaihae Road
Kamuela, Hawaii 96743
Rev. Cheryl Pascual
From Here to Eternity...
The perfect way to celebrate your marriage
or to renew your marriage vows is on the Big Island of Hawai'i.
Whether it's a barefoot walk along the shore, a beautiful Big Island Hawaiian sunset, or a romantic candle-lit dinner. Watch a graceful hula and listen to the music of Hawai'i performed by my husband. Together we will create a magical and lasting memory! Experience romance at its best, on the Big Island of Hawai'i.
Contact us today to learn more about having your special day in Paradise...