Up next in our best of Maui wedding venue series is Merriman’s Kapalua! With ceremony and reception space for up to 200 guest, Merriman’s can accommodate an intimate elopement or an extravagant affair. The restaurant features an open air concept, ceremony locations overlooking the turquoise water of Kapalua Bay and farm to table cuisine that will truly wow your guests.
For larger wedding ceremonies, the Kapalua Deck is picture perfect. Offering unobstructed ocean views on a beautiful wood deck, it creates a modern Hawaiian ceremony space. Continue the celebration into cocktail hour with ample lounge seating space, a private bar setup and exclusive use of the deck. Perfect for after dinner drinks or dessert by the water, the deck also features fire pits and allows for use of the space until 10:00pm. Acoustic music is permitted until 9:30pm. Please note, dinner service is not available on the deck.
For a more intimate ceremony with under 40 guests, the grassy overlook is ideal. You and your guests will look out to the ocean with stunning Kapalua beach to the right. Without feeling too vast, the grassy space is perfect for a romantic ceremony followed by family photos and cocktails watching the sunset.
Merriman’s menu items include at least 90% locally sourced products, grown or caught using sustainable techniques. With the private reception spaces, Merriman’s staff will be exclusive for you and your guests, providing the highest quality of food and service for your big day!
Private Dining Room
Transition your cocktail hour seamlessly into Merriman’s private dining room. The private dining room offers a separate space from the main dining area with a private lanai and open shutters to allow for continued ocean and sunset views. With live music at the restaurant daily, the evening’s entertainment is streamed into the private dining room. The private dining room can accommodate up to 60 guests.
For a more intimate celebration of 24 guests or less, consider the private cabana situated outside the main dining area on the back deck. Complete with ocean views, the private cabana offers a secluded area for you and your guests, with surrounding space perfect for first dance and cake cutting photo ops or for guests to mingle after dinner.
For larger wedding parties up to 200, a buyout allows for exclusive use of the property and more flexibility in planning the details of your Merriman’s Maui wedding. A buyout ensures total privacy and allows you to bring in a live band, DJ and dancefloor for an unforgettable evening of dancing and celebrating in a stunning oceanfront setting.
For a modern spin on a destination wedding consider a brunch or lunch buyout, which offers more cost efficient site and food fees than a traditional evening buyout. With a destination wedding, most guests will be enjoying several days of vacation and it’s not as necessary to stick to the traditional Saturday evening event. Get creative and enjoy a beautiful day time event from 10:00am to 2:00pm, while still celebrating at an iconic ocean front venue!
Considering an intimate elopement or simple soiree? Merriman’s Napili Lanai is perfect for parties of 15 or less, with a lower food and beverage minimum than the private cabana, it offers a more secluded space for smaller parties at a lower spending level. Please note, the Napili Lanai is only available for bookings 30-60 days prior to the event.
The Fine Print
The site fee for a ceremony space starts at $700 and varies depending on location. All reception spaces have a food and beverage minimum and are subject to a 22% service charge. The full site fee is due at time of booking and 50% of the food and beverage minimum is required to secure the reception space.