Aloha and E Komo Mai
The Mahinui wedding pavilion is a serene venue on the island of Hawaii, in the rainforest of Kilauea volcano. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is less than five minutes away.
Beneath the swaying ohia trees, surrounded by ancient hapu’u, the tree fern of this wilderness, there is a pavilion carved from tropical woods. We invite you to come to this natural sanctuary to celebrate your marriage, your life together, or to renew your love and vows.
We offer a non-denominational celebrant, your choice of Hawaiian style ceremonies, and a private and special place for your ceremony and celebration. We will record your marriage in digital photographs, and you can e-mail photos to your friends and family at your leisure, then party back home after your have claimed this special time and place just for yourselves.
Your wedding will ultimately be romantic and beautiful, minus the stress and minus the cookie cutter quality of a standard elopement. One of the most special days of your lives deserves to be memorable not for the drama of everyone else’s expectations, but because you celebrate the life you look forward to sharing in a setting that reflects the joy you feel in each other.
Here you will feel connected at a deep level to the earth and sky, and the living things with whom we share the natural and spiritual universe. You will feel your sensibilities expand to embrace the unseen, the spirit of an ancient people who once walked this place, and their idea of Pele, a feminine presence who brings about the birth of the land itself, and calls this particular forest a part of her sacred home. In the swaying of the ohia you will recognize the inspiration of the hula. You will feel the magic you share with each other combine with this expanded awareness to create for you an aura of serenity seldom experienced in our everyday lives.
The wedding ceremony will be written for you, and incorporate your story with sense and spirit of place.