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A Sunset Maui Wedding with Catered Reception at the Puunoa Estate

Posted by Christian Jorgensen

3/29/13 7:26 AM

Nothing short of spectacular describes the view from the Puunoa Estate wedding location in West Maui! With a convenient West Maui wedding location offering unobstructed views across the channel to Lanai, the Puunoa wedding site is situated above the beach area known as Puamana. Less than 5 minutes from Lahaina Town or 15 minutes from the Kaanapali Resorts, the private estate provides an accessible wedding location. Accompanying the beautiful private estate home, a huge covered lanai overlooks a pool with a landscaped lawn area for wedding ceremonies or other events. The pool overlooks a reservoir to provide one of a kind scenery perfect for memorable wedding photos with dramatic views for sunset weddings. What better way to showcase the latest event and wedding location on Maui than to share details of a recent private estate wedding we catered at the Puunoa Estate in West Maui:A picture of a sunset wedding Maui at the Puunoa private estate wedding house.

After catering his brother’s Maui wedding barely a year earlier in December 2011, it was a pleasure and honor to get a call from the groom’s brother to provide catering services for his own wedding earlier this year. More than 35 guests attended Tom and Donna's Maui wedding and made the trip from Canada. Four generations of familyFamily photo session before the Maui wedding at Puunoa estate in West Maui. were represented with grandparents making the trip to Maui too! The wedding included a wedding reception dinner served poolside under the stars. Wondering what we served for the catered wedding in West Maui? Read on for wedding details and the catering menus or to learn how you could get married on Maui at the Puunoa Private Estate!

The afternoon wedding festivities got underway with an open bar service. After a photo session to capture the family photos, the lawn wedding ceremony began at 4:45. Afterwards, the wedding photographer still had plenty of time for sunset wedding photos of the bride and groom even with the early sunset times in January. Cocktail service began and hand passed pupus were served for the wedding guests. The pupus, traditional Hawaiian appetizers, included Vegetable Crudités with Spinach Dip and Homemade Hummus with Pita Chips. Hot entrées for the passed appetizer service included Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce; Pot Stickers with Ponzu Dipping Sauce; and Coconut Shrimp with Mango Chili sauce.

After the guests had ample time for further mingling, the couple was introduced and danced together as a newlywed couple for the first time. The double tier wedding A double tiered Maui wedding cake with ivory fondant frosting and fresh flower orchids and ginger.cake was iced with ivory fondant frosting and adorned with fresh tropical flowers of orchids and pink ginger.

Following the traditional champagne toast, the wedding guests enjoyed dinner. The dinner began with Kula Greens with Crispy Vegetables and Miso Vinaigrette, fresh Maui Tomatoes and Cucumber. Warm Focaccia Bread made earlier in the day was served with Cheese Dip. Our wedding reception menu entrée station included Grilled Hawaiian Fresh Ono with Lemon Caper Sauce; Chef CJ’s Famous Mango BBQ Ribs and Kalua Pork; Rib Eye Steak with Maui Onion Chutney. The entrée was served with Pineapple Fried Rice and Sautéed Fresh Vegetables. Dessert included CJ’s Famous To Die For Hana Bars and tropical fruits. Fresh hot coffee and tea were served.

The Wedding Dinner under thImage of catered wedding reception dinner service on Maui at Puunoa estate.e Stars was served on china with bamboo handled silverware. White linen tablecloths covered round dinner tables with white padded chairs for seating. Clear ‘Euro Lights’ were strung to provide ambient lighting for the wedding. The couple saved money and helped make their Maui wedding affordable by utilizing local sources we referred to for purchasing the alcoholic beverages. We supplied coolers with ice and a Maui county licensed bartender to serve the guests.

Get more details about this wedding venue at our Puunoa Maui Private Estate Wedding page. While the estate is available as a wedding venue rental for day full day use from 10 am to 10 pm, pricing for the Estate varies dependent on guest count. The West Maui wedding location may also be reserved in 3 hour blocks. Please use the following site fee price estimates as a guideline. Specific prices will be quoted based on your guest count and event details.

Wedding photos of a recent wedding at the Puunoa private estate wedding house in West Maui.Events and Weddings between 10 am and 10 pm (inclusive of setup and tear down with cleanup):

  • 1 to 50 guests, $1800
  • 51 to 75 guests, $2250
  • 76 to 150 guests, $2500

You may utilize the private estate for a sunset wedding ceremony followed by a catered wedding reception dinner. Site fees for the 3 hour wedding with dinner under the stars use fee begin at $1000. Or, skip the dinner and serve a catered pupu and bar for the wedding reception.

Fees and hours above are subject to change without notice. Additional fees may apply if an outside vendor or outside catering fees are necessary.

After you get a sense for the venue from the photos and wedding described, be sure to take a look at the images from this Puunoa estate wedding location in West Maui. Or, get in touch with us for more details about getting married on Maui:

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A sunset wedding on Maui at the Puunoa private estate wedding venue.

Maui wedding photography by Krystle Marcellus Photography. Take a look at her photography website at

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