a romantic micro wedding at a gorgeous Hawai'i Beachfront estate.  This private estate is just 15 Minutes outside of waikiki and is the perfect spot for a dream hawaii wedding. ideal for the princess bride who values flawlessness & elegance. 

HawaiiKai Beachfront Estate

You have 50 guests or less and have been dreaming of a fairytale Hawaii wedding that is easy and stress-free.

You'd love some guidance from someone who really gets your vision and who can guide you through all the details because you have no idea where to start.

You value communication, prompt responses and organization.

You'd prefer to be in grass instead of in the sand but still want the "Hawaii-feel" and ideally would also still like to be ocean-front. 

You love the idea of a traditional and beautiful wedding ceremony and are cool with taking guests out to a nice lunch, dinner, or a luau afterwards.  Having a traditional formal reception isn't really your thing.  

love the idea of a micro wedding in hawaii at a private oceanfront estate with your closest friends and family?

dreaming of an elegant ceremony setup that feels like a fairytale?     

love the idea of a wedding ceremony that is all inclusive, plus a wedding planner who can help you to customize everything? 

this package could be a good fit for you if ...

Have questions about setting up transportation? Want to create a custom bouquet and matching boutonniere for your groom? Love the idea of a circle arch but have no idea how to set something like this up? This is what we're here for, so ask away! We want your wedding day and your trip to something you look back upon fondly as your "Best Day Ever"! 

piece of mind and all your questions answered

No idea where to start, what to do, or how to pull off your vision, no problem! We will guide you through everything, keep you on schedule, and will be asking lots of questions leading up to the wedding day.  We have several questionnaires set up so that allow us to get a really good feel for your vision, then it's our job to figure out how to make everything happen and bring it to life.  We organize all the details so the stress is off  your shoulders.  It's really our goal for the months leading up to your wedding to be as easy and stress-free as possible for you (when it comes to your wedding). On your wedding day we will manage all vendors and set up everything. This means you show up in Hawaii excited for your big day and in vacation mode! 

WEDDING PLANNER & detailed wedding day timeline

This is a big one! You will be assigned your own personal wedding planner available to you 24/7 by email. She will assist you with booking everything needed for your wedding ceremony including - hair and makeup, videography, florals, music and transportation. Bonus - we get special discounted vendor pricing and pass that savings (often hundreds of dollars) directly to you!


Lots of decor options including mahogany chairs for guests, a floral altar (circle, 2-post, hexagon, etc.), custom flowers and more!  We help you to organize and setup everything and negotiate all the pricing on your behalf. Everything is customizable to your wedding vision and worked out to fit within your custom budget. 

Customizable Decor

The Hawaiian lei ceremony is a fun and beautiful island tradition that we will help you incorporate into your wedding ceremony. The exchange of leis represents the two of you choosing each other as lovers and companions for life. We provide you with these beautiful traditional Maile & Pikake Leis and your officiant will guide you through this special ceremony. You may choose to forego this ceremony if you wish and just wear the leis later in the evening. Also included are rose petals for guests to toss after you say "I do".


After having done hundreds of weddings, we have connections to the islands best officiants. We’ll hand-pick a wedding officiant that is the best fit for you as a couple. Religious & traditional, simple and non-denominational or a ceremony with a conch blow and Hawaiian blessing intertwined. You tell us your vision and we customize your ceremony and match you up with the perfect officiant or minister.  The cost of both photography and officiant is included in the package!


We'll set you up with an award-winning photographer to capture your wedding day. Our photographers will guide you with poses, make you feel comfortable and beautiful in front of the camera and make sure that no moment is forgotten. One hour of professional photography will cover your wedding ceremony plus family and couple beach photos afterwards. Final photos are edited and provided digitally. All photos on our website were taken with our incredible exclusive photography team.  Add on additional time at a special discounted rate.

an oceanfront wedding CEREMONY at a gorgeous private estate

The HawaiiKai Estate Ceremony includes...


Package price includes all venue fees and insurance at a gorgeous private oceanfront estate located  just minutes outside of Waikiki. Access to the home, bridal suite and restrooms for guests.  There is no parking for guests here, you'll need to arrange transportation and we can help with this.  Back-up covered space in case there is rain.  If you're searching for the perfect private estate to host an intimate wedding ceremony, this is it!

* Guest count limits subject to change around Covid-19 state guidelines.  


ceremony Timing options:

Morning or sunset ceremony times available.

LUNCH / Dinner options:

Complimentary assistance with suggestions on the perfect lunch or dinner location after the wedding ceremony is included in this package OR add on a mini-reception and have a custom lunch or dinner set up for you right onsite.  See pricing and details below.

*Cost of lunch/dinner is not included. 

*MAX of 50 guests at this location
*No parking onsite
*Option to add mini-reception (for guest counts of >20)

hawaii kai estate CEREmony - 
❶ 0-12 GUESTS - $5,800 USD
➋ 13-20 guests - $6,200 USD
❸ 21-35 GUESTS - $6,750 USD
❸ 36-50 GUESTS - $7,300 USD

We will help you to design a custom playlist with all the right songs played at exactly the right times so that your wedding feels magical. We download and play all the music off our speaker to create a custom ceremony personalized just for you. Prefer a live guitar or ukulele player, harpist or a string quartet? We can set all of that up too!


Hamakua tomato Cocktail Mozzarella Cheese Ball with Basil Pesto
Hawaiian Avocado Guacamole & Chips Organic Stick Salads, Original Bagna-Cauda Sauce
Chef's Pasta
Baby Back Rib with Roasted Potato
Hawaiian Fresh Fruits
Assorted Chef's Dessert

menu options:

▸ Beautiful Oceanfront Venue (steps away from your ceremony, sheltered from the rain) 
▸ 3 hours (post ceremony) at Venue
▸ Extra time with Photographer 
▸ 2 Wooden Farm Tables
▸ up to 20 Matching Wooden Chairs 
▸ Choose from 3 Buffet Menu Options (cost of food and drinks is not included)
▸ Silverware, plates, napkins and glassware included.
▸ Full Planning, Best Day Ever will handle all coordination and planning
▸ Day of management, setup/breakdown

mini-reception includes: 

Add in a Mini-Reception LUNCH or DINNER after your wedding ceremony
Available at the Hawaii Kai Estate for 2023 weddings of 20 or less only*

optional Mini Reception

Thinking you'd like to do a private little lunch or dinner reception and have 20 people total or less in your party? We have designed this Mini-Reception add-on just for you!  Enjoy an all-inclusive, private wedding lunch or dinner reception (up to 3 hrs post ceremony) with your closest family and friends!

Note: No formal program, this is just a beautiful space to have a fun laid-back private lunch or dinner post ceremony. 

Sample Total Cost Breakdown: 
+ Ceremony Cost (via guest count)
+ $6,200 Mini-Reception
+ Food/Drink & Add-ons

- Live Musician or DJ 
- Floral Decor for tables 
- Cocktails/Bar 
- Coconut Toast
- Live Hula Show
- Wedding Cake (custom)
*per quote

optional add-ons: 

Hawaiian Shoyu Ahi Poke
Hamakua Tomato Cocktail Mozzarella Cheese Ball with Basil Pesto
Kauai Shrimp Salada
Chilled Pasta , Clam & Limu
Pan Fried Hawaiian Fish, White Wine Cream Sauce
Kalua Pork
Baby Back Rib with Roasted Potato
Hawaiian Fresh Fruits
Assorted Chef's Dessert

BUFFET 3:   
Hawaiian Ahi Poke with Macadamia nuts & Tobiko Maui Onion Quishe Lorraine with Caviar
North Shore Egg Salad
Chilled Pasta , Duck & Fennel
Lobster Seafood Paella
Pan Fried Hawaiian Fish, Chimichurri Sauce
Baby Back Rib with Roasted Potato
Ribeye Steak Meyer Lemon Wasabi Sauce
Hawaiian Fresh Fruits
Assorted Chef's Dessert

*substitutions are not allowed / plates, silverware, utensils & glassware included / kids ages 4-12 are 50% off, no charge kids >3

7:30am Set-up (vendors only)
9:30am Guests arrive
10:00am Ceremony
10:30am Photos/Cocktails
11-12pm Lunch
12pm Cake
12:30pm END

sample morning timeline: 

2:30pm Set-up (vendors only)
4:30pm Guests arrive
5:00pm Ceremony
5:30-6pm Photos/Cocktails
6-7pm Dinner
7pm Cake
7:30pm END

sample sunset timeline: 



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"BEST WEDDING PLANNERS EVER!!!! I couldn't have imagined a more perfect day. They mean what they say... Best Day Ever... Guaranteed!"

— Leo & Mai, England, UK

The girls were worth every cent and I would recommend them to anyone. It felt as if they always went above and beyond their contracted duty to make sure we had an extra special day; we really felt well looked after.

— Amanda H., Dunbar, PA

"Honestly we wouldn't have known what we would have done without them. Our family still talks about how everything went so smoothly"

— Laura S., Co. Mayo, Republic of Ireland

"our wedding was exactly what we wanted! it was perfect! I would highly recommend anyone getting married on O'ahu to use best day ecer.  They made our wedding dreams come true"

— Bill C., Redmond, WA

"I am pretty sure that if we had done it ourselves we would have ended up paying more, we wouldn't have found the quality of services that they did, we would of wasted our vacation time in Hawaii running around taking care of stuff, and it would have just generally been stressful."

— Hanaj C., Pearl City, Hawaii

"I didn't think I need help planning my small intimate wedding but I realize now how important it is to have a wedding planner. i am so grateful and appreciative!"

This is totally up to you.  You tell us your vision and we can make it happen.  A floral wedding arch and wooden chairs are the most common set up and if you want to add in the mini-reception we can assist with coordination of table florals and table decor as well.  Start pinning ideas on Pinterest of florals and decor ideas that you LOVE and we'll help you to bring your vision to life!  

what kind of floral decor can we do?

We can absolutely help you with this but the cost varies and will be put together based on your specific requests (type of drinks, number of drinks, number of guests, etc.). It could be anywhere from $500 to $2000+.  

we want to add in the mini-reception but also want a full bar and cocktail hour, what is the cost? 

The menu is standard and unchangeable.  Since staffing, rentals (silverware, plates, glassware, trash removal, etc.) is all included in the total cost we do not have any additional catering options available at this time.  If you're not loving the menu, you may want to consider taking guests out to a nice dinner at a nearby restaurant.  We can help you with ideas and suggestions on this!

We want to add on the mini-reception but don't love the menu, what do we do?

Unfortunately this venue is only available for weddings booking in the 2023 calendar year.  If you are looking to book a wedding in 2024, please check out our other wedding packages.  

we want to add in the mini reception pkg but are getting married in 2024, can we still book it?

frequently asked questions

The mini-reception is not a formal full traditional reception.  It is more of a laid-back, fun lunch or dinner gathering at a gorgeous venue.  We've got about 3 hours after the ceremony to enjoy the view, hang out, take photos, and do a cake cutting (optional).  A formal program would be totally different and would include things like a grand entrance, speeches, father daughter dance, bouquet toss, etc.  There will not be a formal program at this mini-reception.  

how is this mini-reception different from a traditional formal reception? 

So many options here!  The easiest way to customize the look of the ceremony is by adding chairs, and a floral altar.  We work with you to put together a custom floral order with a look and feel (style and colors) that you LOVE.  Next we match the bouquet, boutonnieres and any other florals so that everything matches.  You can add floral leis for guests and we can drape them over the backs of the chairs to create a really pretty look.  Regarding altars specifically, we have a circle, 2-post, hexagon, triangle and 4 post altars to choose from.  We present you with lots of ideas and photo samples, you choose what you like best.  One other fun thing we've done is a coconut toast after the ceremony.  Coconuts are cut fresh and this is really fun plus looks great in photos. Also, if you're adding on the mini-reception you could add in a DJ or live musician, plus a little Hula Show (super fun!) and cake cutting.  We don't do cake-cutting for the ceremony-only packages.

how can i customize My wedding & make it special?

It depends, if you decide to do the ceremony only option - you have 2hrs.  If you do the ceremony plus the mini-reception you have 5hrs total.  

how much time do we have at the venue?

This is the secret question nobody wants to ask and so I thought I'd just address it directly.  It totally varies depending on guest count and how many extras you decide to add-on.  All of our wedding packages are set up to include the basics of everything you'd need for a beautiful Hawaii wedding - but there are likely a few things you'll want to add on like hair and makeup, flowers, and transportation.  If you've never planned a wedding in Hawaii you probably have no idea how much all of this stuff costs.  We are happy help here and will outline a sample custom budget for you before you decide to move forward with booking to help ease your mind about the budget.  Just ask us when you inquire and let us know as many details as possible about your vision - the more the better! 

how much should we expect to spend on our wedding if we are doing the ceremony plus mini-reception?

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Absolutely, the price includes our photographer getting photos for the full event, from the start of the ceremony until after cake-cutting.

If we book the mini-reception add on, will our photographer stay for the full event? 

Transportation needs to be arranged and we can assist with this.  A mini-bus or van can pick guests up and drop you off at the venue. This will be an additional fee and could run anywhere from $500-$1500.  Another option for a smaller group would be to Uber!

since there is no parking on site, how does this work?

No, unfortunately the mini-reception is only available for micro-weddings of 20 guests or less.  If you have more than 20 guests we are not offering any reception options at this time.  

We have more than 20 guests and want to do the mini-reception add-on, can you help us? 

The Hawaii Kai Estate is the only venue that we are offering the mini reception at this point in time.  

WE want to do a mini reception at another venue, can we do this?

Just let us know that you want to add on videography and we'll help you to set this up.  There will be an additional cost, and we will get you a custom quote. 

what about videography?

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