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Tropical Paradise

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

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Looking to tie the knot somewhere tropical? Three top hotel and wedding venue sites are The Four Seasons Maui, Las Alamandas, and The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel.

The Four Seasons Maui is Maui’s first and only five-star resort. It features breathtaking views of the Wallea coast that are the perfect backdrop for a unforgettable celebration. This oceanfront property features an ocean view, beach, and pool, as well as space for onsite ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Their own personal wedding planner will help guide you step by step to plan the wedding of your dreams.

Las Alamandas

Las Alamandas is the most romantic hideaway resort featuring the most exclusive beachfront property. It is a secluded luxury resort nestled within a private nature reserve. This magical Mexican location is able to let you reserve your own private estate on their property to create the most exquisite wedding.

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The epitome of Southern California oceanfront luxury, this iconic luxury resort is the perfect tropical experience inside the United States. Featuring a beach, pool, spa, and golf course, The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel has something to please everybody! Their motto, “Let Us Stay With You”, makes this Ritz Carlton location unique and memorable, long after your visit has ended.

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Inside Scoop on Planning a Wedding at The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Hawaii

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Discover aloha enchantment in the world’s most romantic tropical paradise, Hawaii. In the Hawaiian palace there lies a scenic crescent of white sand beaches and a magnificent resort for weddings and honeymoons, The Four Season Resort Maui at Wailea. The Four Seasons Resort is elegant and offers vistas of pure rapture. The Four Seasons Maui offers unique services and cuisine that creates perfect moments to last a lifetime. We had time to chat with the Wedding Manager of The Four Seasons Maui, Denise Black. Denise is no stranger to weddings; prior to her career with the Four Seasons she operated her own wedding company. Denise was able to answer a few questions about the special services and touches that she offers each couple who chooses to get married at The Four Seasons Resort Maui.
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GO: What is your unique role when it comes to a couple’s wedding day and how does your property distinguish a couple’s experience as opposed to getting married somewhere else?
DB: My roll is to transform wedding dreams into reality. I pride myself on paying personal attention to every last detail of the wedding experience to ensure that the couple’s expectations will not only be met but exceeded. Upon entering into a wedding contract, Four Seasons Resort Maui makes a special vow to the couple—one of exclusivity. We only host one wedding per day, in order to give the bride and groom our entire focus, and to make sure that this is truly their special day.

GO: From start to finish, what can a couple expect if they choose to get married at your property?
DB: On Maui, we are in a unique position, as many couples use our property for both their wedding as well as their honeymoon—around here, we call this experience a “weddingmoon”! From the beginning stages of planning to the big event to the last day of the weddingmoon, our couples have a dedicated and personal planner, who acts as their liaison between their hometown and all the best Maui has to offer. And, of course, each stage of the process is tended to with Four Seasons’ trademark service standards.

GO: If you had to describe your property in three words, what would they be?
DB: Romantic, tropical and enchantment!

GO: What are the unique locations that a couple can host their ceremony and reception at in your venue?
DB: Plumeria Point – Our most secluded venue, Plumeria Point is nestled along the Sculpture Garden. Plumeria trees created a natural arch, enhancing the beauty of the venue and exuding the intoxicating scent of one of the island’s most popular flowers. The venue can accommodate up to 40 guests.

Plumeria Garden – The lush setting of the Plumeria Garden offers gorgeous vistas of the twinkling Pacific and majestic West Maui Mountains between the well-manicured flora and fauna of our Sculpture Garden. The venue can accommodate up to 90 guests.

Oceanfront Lawn – Lined with coconut trees and Hawaiian hales (traditional thatched-roof huts), the Oceanfront Lawn overlooks the stunning Wailea Beach. The expansive lawn is our most spacious venue, with enough room to accommodate up to 200 guests.

GO: Do you have areas where a couple can elect to take their wedding pictures at your property?
DB: The most popular places for our couples to shoot their wedding photos are our beautiful gardens, tropical hales, grand staircase, by our signature fountains, and, of course, gorgeous Wailea Beach, which offers the island’s most spectacular sunsets. More adventurous guests have created amazing images by splashing around in the ocean and even opting for underwater photography in our Serenity Pool!

GO: Do you have customizable packages? Tell me a little bit about them?
DB: We have several packages available for couples to choose from. Often times, however, these provide us with a starting point. From there, we customize details and add enhancements to create a personalized affair.

GO: Food is such an important element at a wedding; tell me about your menus/culinary team?
DB: Our culinary team boasts some of the most talented chefs in the islands. In fact, our Executive Chef Roger Stettler has even been certified as a Master Chef, the highest attainable accreditation. Among all of our chefs, there is definitely a running theme of culinary creativity, and we offer customized menus for events from rehearsal luaus to bridal luncheons to the wedding dinner, of course!
Not to be outdone, our Pastry Chef Rhonda Ashton-Chavez holds her own in the world of delectables! The wedding cake has so much meaning for brides and grooms, and Chef Ashton-Chavez’s creations are truly inspirational.

GO: What is the first thing a couple should do if they are interested in getting married at your property?
DB: Above all, we want our brides and grooms to have a wedding experience that’s perfect for them. We encourage interested individuals to call and speak to myself or our wedding staff to see if we are a good match.

Four Seasons Resort in Maui at Wailea
3900 Wailea Alanji Drive
Wailea, Maui, Hawaii 96753
T: 1.808.874.8000
www.fourseasons.com/maui

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