Aloha and welcome to Rainforest Weddings. Our specialty is intimate small scale weddings at either our own venue, the rainforest pavilion, or at certain island locations such as not-so-public beaches or oceanside outdoor sites.
The photo at the left shows the last part of the natural path through the forest into the pavilion. The beach washed lava forms shallow steps. As you enter the pavilion, you walk between a Sugi pine and a hapu'u tree fern. A bromeliad grows at the foot of the hapu'u. Tiki torches help light the path. Moss forms a soft carpet along the perimeter of the path.
Beyond the pavilion, the views are out into the forest of kahili ginger, hapu'u, Sugi pines, ohia trees, orchids and other epiphytes and bromeliads. The chalet on the grounds is hidden from view by the forest.
The photo at the right shows the carved altar and wedding altar piece of heliconia, ginger, anthurium and orchids, as you walk up the stairs into the pavilion, between a display of living orchids.
During a wedding, candles burn on the altar. There is island music.
A vintage chandelier reworked with glass and crystal beads and copper wire wrapped sea glass provides lighting at the right side of the pavilion.
Carved Balinese benches provide seating.
Firebowls stand in the corners to provide ambience and warmth in the cool evenings. The fire is a tiny echo of the burning lava of the volcano Kilauea, upon which we are situated. The caldera itself is about ten minutes drive from this site, and readily visited after dark when the glow of the lava rising and falling within can be seen.
Below is price list. Your wedding may be customized from the a la carte price list, or you may select a package already designed and specially priced.
for six … $1500 for eight… $2000