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Hey there! I'm a photographer and I wanted to let you know about this amazing real estate agency called Makani Kai Management. They offer wedding venue rentals in Laie, Hawaii, and let me tell you, their CASTAWAY BEACHFRONT WEDDING CABANA is absolutely stunning. The venue is located on a quiet, hidden beach on Oahu's north shore, surrounded by lush tropical palm trees, ironwoods, and lauhala palms. It's the perfect natural setting for an intimate wedding and will provide you with a truly memorable experience.

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One of the best things about this venue is that it's far away from the crowds that you often find on the island. You can say your vows on the beach or in the private venue area, both of which offer privacy and seclusion. The space is ideal for smaller groups, accommodating up to 16 guests (but if you need a bigger space, they have adjacent homes for rent that can hold up to 60 guests). The setting is absolutely picturesque, with green mountains as a backdrop and a sandy beach in the forefront. As a photographer, I can already imagine all the amazing shots you'll be able to get with Pounder's Point to the north and Mahakea Beach to the south. When it comes to renting the venue, you have a few options. They offer two-hour time slots, which you can customize to fit your needs. The available time slots are Sunrise, 9:30-11:30am, 12-2 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m., and 5-7 p.m. So you have plenty of flexibility to plan your special day just the way you want it. Now, let's talk about the services offered by Makani Kai Management. They really go above and beyond to make sure your wedding day is perfect. In addition to the venue itself, they can accommodate various wedding-related events, such as elopements, ceremonies, and receptions. Parking is available on the property for two vehicles, and there's also space for limos and additional vehicles on the street. If you want, they even offer shuttle and valet parking as additional options. So you don't have to worry about your guests finding a place to park. When it comes to food, you have the freedom to work with local caterers to create a delicious meal for your event. Makani Kai Management's location makes it easy to coordinate with caterers, and they offer a range of dining styles, including buffets, cocktail receptions, plated service, and servers. You'll have plenty of options to choose from. If you need any additional items for your wedding, Makani Kai Management's preferred vendors can provide them at a supplementary cost. This includes aisle markers, altars or arches, china, flatware and glassware, linens, tables and chairs, tents, and tent accessories. They've got you covered! And here's another great thing about Makani Kai Management—they also have vacation rental properties available to host you and your guests for your big day. These beachfront properties come with various amenities for your comfort and can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 34 people, depending on the property(s). So you can have your wedding and accommodation all in one place. I hope this information helps you in planning your dream wedding in Laie, Hawaii. Makani Kai Management has truly created a special and unique venue for couples looking for an intimate and unforgettable experience. Happy wedding planning!


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