In addition to a temperate climate, exotic activities and a myriad of accommodation options, the Hawaiian islands are also home to a number of upscale function spaces. Whether you’re searching for space for 30 or 30,000 people, there is a venue for any occasion. Take your event or conference to the next level by hosting it in one of Hawaii’s more out-of-the-box function spaces.
1. USS Battleship Missouri
Perfect for a gala dinner, the USS Battleship Missouri’s 270-metre deck is the perfect venue to wow guests and colleagues alike. Located on historic Battleship Row in Pearl Harbor, the site includes event spaces like The Fantail (a former flight deck), Captain’s Cabin (a more secluded and intimate space), The Pier (one of the most significant historical settings of World War II) and the Ward Room (the former location of the Officers’ Mess Deck and Lounge).
2. Kualoa Ranch
If glamping with dinner under the stars sounds like the perfect evening, then look no further than Kualoa Ranch. Set against O‘ahu’s verdant peaks, the stunning landscapes of Kualoa Ranch were the setting for one of the Jurassic Park films. Awe-inspiring views are an added bonus to the myriad of activities on offer for groups of five to 5,000 attendees.
3. ‘Iolani (Royal) Palace
Restored to its former beauty, ‘Iolani Palace is home to a number of breathtaking event spaces in Downtown Honolulu. With four hectares of Palace Grounds, ‘Iolani Palace can entertain up to 8,000 guests for meetings, conventions, incentives and business luncheons. The palace is located just steps from Waikiki and a convenient 10-minute drive from the Hawai‘i Convention Center.
4. The Gannon Estate
Nestled in upcountry Maui, The Gannon Estate sits on three hectares of exquisite gardens. A masterpiece by architect CW Dickey, the home is of authentic plantation style and has been home to many significant historical figures, including William Tuttle. With a rich history and vast collection of art and artefacts, the Gannon Estate is sure to produce a memorable event.
5. Hale O Aloha, Sugar Beach Events
A one-of-a-kind event space, Hale O Aloha is one of the premier function spaces on Maui. Meaning “The House of Aloha” in Hawaiian, Hale O Aloha boasts a grand ballroom accommodating 200 guests indoors, and 350 guests in the combined indoor and outdoor areas.