Does The Beach House offer event coordination services?
Yes, using our wedding coordination services is highly recommended. On site full-service wedding coordination is available for a fee of $300. Our in-house wedding coordinator will coordinate all vendors and services and will assist with guest needs on the day of the event. Assistance with securing the marriage license is also included in the coordination fee. We also offer more simplistic day-of coordination for a fee of $150. We do not coordinate anything off-property such as transportation, lodging, hair /make-up etc.
Am I allowed to bring or arrange for my own services?
For ease of service and billing, we suggest that all services and amenities be booked through The Beach House. Outside vendors will only be allowed access to The Beach House grounds upon receipt of a GET license number and liability insurance listing The Beach House as an additional insured. There will be a $125 site fee per vendor for any vendors not booked through the restaurant or brought on site with an outside wedding coordinator.
Does The Beach House have a bridal room or staging area?
The Beach House does not have a separate bridal room. The restaurant lobby and guest restrooms are available for last minute touch-ups and staging before the ceremony.
Does The Beach House provide wedding photography?
Yes, pricing varies to the specific vendor and package you choose.
What is The Beach House dinner table decor?
The dinner table decor consists of a modern table candle; white table linens are available upon request for an additional charge.
How will the dinner tables be arranged and how many guests will be at each table?
The table layout will depend on the final guest count of the party. Special requests will be accommodated if possible.
What does the food & beverage minimum include?
Food and beverage minimums are non-negotiable. The food and beverage minimums do not change according to the guest count. The minimum food and beverage requirements are for food and beverage only and do not include amenities, service fee or tax.
What is the curfew for events?
All events are scheduled to end by 10:00 pm. Requests for additional time must be made prior to your event. Hourly extension and staffing fees will be applied accordingly.
What is the music policy for events? Can I have a dance floor?
Live entertainment is permitted, provided that it is acoustic only and booked by The Beach House. This is a great option for ceremony and or cocktail reception music. If you are interested in having a first dance, it is recommended to do this outside where you are permitted to have this music. Music outside must end by 10 pm. Live entertainment, or a DJ is permitted in the dining room only if the event is a complete buyout of the restaurant. The Beach House has complete control over sound and for all entertainment.
What does booking an Exclusive event mean?
Booking an exclusive event means that the particular area will be for you and your guests only. There are food and beverage minimum requirements associated with all exclusive events.
Do I have to select a pre-set menu?
Groups of 14 or more are required to select one of our pre-set event menus. Vegetarian and children’s menus are available upon request. Menu selections are due 14 days prior to the event.
Does The Beach House make wedding cakes?
The Beach House makes custom wedding cakes and does not allow outside cakes to be brought into the restaurant. Please see our wedding cakes page for selection options.
Does the Beach House offer food and cake tastings?
Food & cake tastings are subject to availability. If you are interested in trying the food ahead of time, we recommend making a reservation for dinner and ordering off our dinner menu, as it is very similar to the event menu. Passed appetizers and cakes are not on our restaurant menu so they must be ordered in advance and will be at an additional cost. Please inquire ahead of time to see if it is an option.
Do the wedding packages include Tax and gratuity?
The packages do not include the service charge of 20% or the Hawaii state Tax of 4.167%.
Can the packages be "customized" or "modified?"
We are happy to work with you to customize your special day. You can always upgrade your wedding package with our a la carte choices. Please contact us for special needs or requests.
Can I bring in my own wine?
There is a $25 per bottle corkage fee with a 2 bottle maximum.
Do I need to put a deposit Down Payment to hold the date?
All events require a 50% deposit of the food and beverage minimum and 100% of the site fee, when applicable. All advance deposits are considered non-refundable & non-transferable. 75% of total bill is due one week prior to event. Final payment will be processed in full at the completion of event; payable by cash, credit card or corporate check. If you fail to pay the bill at the end of your function, the credit card on file will be charged for any remaining balance unless other arrangements have been made prior to the event.
Can I change locations if my guest count changes?
When booking, we require that you commit to a particular location. We do not permit location changes because we cannot guarantee in advance that an alternate location will be available, as we also have to account for reservations made for the main dining room.
What is the cancellation policy?
All event deposits are considered non-refundable regardless of the date of cancellation.
What is the back up plan for the ceremony if it rains?
Ceremony locations at The Beach House are outdoors and subject to inclement weather. We usually have passing showers and are able to wait out the rain in order to proceed with the ceremony. We are happy to pre-arrange for tents for your lawn ceremony as a back up, with a minimum of 24 hours advance notice. Tent fees would apply. If you are hosting a semi-private event in one of our dining areas, you will have the option of holding the ceremony there, with the understanding that the tables will be set and ready for dinner service. Lawn dinner receptions are required to rent tents for use in case of inclement weather.
What do we do to get started?
Please contact us for more information, via telephone 808-380-7746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if your desired date is available.