WAILEA, Maui, Hawaii - Despite of the recession, destination weddings continue to maintain their rise thanks to a variety of wedding celebration packages and deals. According to the State of Hawai'i, Department of Health, more than 15,000 destination weddings took place in Hawaii with over 40% saying “I do” in the tropical island of Maui.

For couples wishing to tie the knot amidst the romance and allure of Maui, Grand Wailea is offering its best destination wedding celebration special, “A Perfect 10.”

"A Perfect 10"

Couples who want to make sure their wedding day is “a perfect 10” in 2010 can take advantage of the following:

  • Personal wedding specialist to ensure the planning, ceremony and reception is nothing but “a perfect 10.”
  • 10% off wedding celebration packages
  • 10% off on private catering events including reception
  • Bride and groom will receive a deluxe ocean luxury accommodations night of wedding
  • Weddingmoon turndown with tropical flowers on night of wedding
  • Casabella for two by the beach and pool to relax the day after the wedding
  • Bonus: 2010 weddings booked by 2009 will receive an additional 10% off for a total of a 20% discount on wedding celebration packages including any private catering events booked in conjunction with the wedding

Fronting Wailea Beach on 40 acres of lush Hawaiian gardens, Grand Wailea is perfect for celebrations both large and intimate with a total of 110,000 square-feet of celebration space and the impressive Haleakala Ballroom, Hawaii’s largest ballroom. It also features an endless choice of wedding backdrops including cascading waterfalls, tropical gardens, charming gazebos, beach-side and the Seaside Chapel. Known as Hawaii’s most romantic chapel, the Seaside Chapel is the only chapel in Wailea built New-England style with stained glass windows and a clock tower. The Seaside Chapel appears to float on a pool surrounding it which flows from a Japanese garden via a number of waterfalls.

Every wall of Seaside Chapel is alive with magnificent stained glass mural; each depicting scenes of traditional Hawaiian life entitled “Beginnings.”

Grand Wailea offers several wedding packages including:

The Haleakala Celebration*

  • Use of the Wailea Seaside Chapel and Chapel Gardens for ceremony, 1 ½ hours
  • A member of the clergy to perform ceremony
  • Two Hawaiian white orchid wedding lei for a lei exchange and a tropical floral bouquet for the bride
  • Choice of either a solo guitarist, harpist or violinist to accompany the ceremony
  • Photography celebration including two hours of a photographer’s time, and a traditional wedding album consisting of twenty four 4x6 or 4x5 prints(depending on the photographer selected), and one 8x11 Portrait
  • A Tiffany & Co. memento from the Grand Wailea Weddings department
  • Pressing of the bride and groom’s attire
  • Romantic brunch for two served in a gazebo
  • A commemorative Grand Wailea Marriage Certificate
  • A personal wedding manager to assist
  • The Haleakala Celebration: $4,800.00, available for 9:30 a.m. only

Lei Aloha Celebration*

  • Use of the Wailea Seaside Chapel and Chapel Gardens for ceremony, 1 ½ hours
  • A member of the clergy to perform ceremony
  • Your choice of one of the following: two traditional Hawaiian Wedding lei for a lei exchange and a “Circle of Love” created with tropical flowers or a traditional white cascading floral bouquet for the bride and a coordinating white boutonniere for the groom
  • Choice of either a solo guitarist or solo organist to accompany the ceremony
  • Photography celebration including two hours of a photographer’s time, and a traditional wedding album consisting of twenty four 4x6 or 4x5 prints(depending on the photographer selected), and one 8x11 Portrait
  • A Tiffany & Co. memento from the Grand Wailea Weddings department
  • Pressing of the bride and groom’s attire
  • A two-tiered traditional wedding cake decorated with fresh flowers (serves 15 guests)
  • One bottle of champagne served with the cake in a garden gazebo following the ceremony
  • A commemorative Grand Wailea Marriage Certificate
  • A personal wedding manager to assist
  • Lei Aloha Celebration: $6,100 January – April and September – December; $6,400 May –August. Lei Aloha Sunset Celebration: $6,700 January – April and September – December; $7,000 May – August

Candlelight Celebration*

  • Use of the Wailea Seaside Chapel and Chapel Gardens for ceremony, 1 ½ hours
  • A member of the clergy to perform ceremony
  • An elegant hand-tied bouquet of classic roses and tropical flowers for the bride
  • A coordinating maile lei with orchids for the groom
  • An alter arrangement of forty candles create the most romantic glow; the isle is a glow with luminary style pillar candles and a flower petal scatter that will guide you to the chapel
  • A solo classical harpist to play your selection of songs for the service
  • A photography celebration including two hours of a photographer’s time, and traditional wedding album consisting of twenty four 4x6 or 4x5 prints (depending on the photographer selected), and one 8x10 Portrait
  • A Tiffany & Co. memento from the Grand Wailea Weddings department
  • Pressing of the bride and groom’s attire
  • A two-tiered traditional wedding cake decorated with fresh flowers (serves 15 guests)
  • One bottle of champagne served with the cake in a garden gazebo following the ceremony
  • A commemorative Grand Wailea Resort Marriage Certificate
  • A personal wedding manager to assist
  • Candlelight Celebration: $7,000 January – April and September – December; $7,300 May – August

To take advantage of Grand Wailea’s “A Perfect 10” weddings special and book wedding celebration packages, call Grand Wailea weddings at 800.232.4604 ext 2804 or visit www.grandwailea.com for more information and pricing.

* Pricing is subject to change without notice. Prices shown are not inclusive of 21% service charge and state tax. Other restrictions may apply by the resort.

Contact:
Media Contact: Christina Yumul
christina.yumul@grandwailea.com

About Grand Wailea
A member of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Grand Wailea is classic Hawaiian elegance on a grand scale. Overlooking the southern shores of Maui with an unrivaled beachfront location on Wailea Beach, Grand Wailea sits on 40 acres of lush, tropical surroundings providing open spaces for the active vacationer, beauty for romantic getaways and fun for the whole family. Since opening in 1991, the Grand Wailea consistently ranks among the world’s best resorts by leading travel consumer reports and industry peers. For more information, call 800.232.4604 or visit www.grandwailea.com

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