THE STATE OF HAWAII'S PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR CEREMONIES PERFORMED
ON "STATE LANDS"
The State of Hawai'i Department
of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) requires a mandatory Right-of-Entry
(ROE) permit (to be arranged for in advance by your minister/officiant,
planner or coordinator) for all ceremonies performed on (most) sand
beaches statewide. However, the DLNR strictly prohibits the performance
of ceremonies anywhere on South Maui's "Big Beach" (aka State Park at Makena)
or along the entire length of Ka'anapali Beach, from just
south of the Hyatt Regency hotel (including Hanakao'o Beach, aka
"Canoe Beach") to the Ka'anapali Shores condominiums at the the north end.
(If someone tells you that they
can do your wedding on either of
those two beaches, they are misinformed, and are therefore subjecting participants
to possible prosecution and/or a stiff fine.)
Also, if you are in touch
with a minister from an established Maui church, or with someone
who is of "native Hawaiian" heritage, and they say they're exempt from
the permitting rules, please understand that absolutely no one is exempt
from the DLNR's regulations.
All Ways Maui'd Weddings
is pleased to provide the minimum ROE permit with our compliments
(i.e., at no additional cost), good for the first ten (10) persons in
attendance, including the Bride and Groom, the wedding party and all guests.
The "minimum" permit covers the needs for many of our ceremonies
100%, allowing for (up to) 200 square feet of space on the sand
for (up to) 2-hours duration. However, we will have to charge a nominal
additional fee to cover permitting needs as required for
beach weddings; i.e., those with eleven (11) or more persons in attendance,
Finally, here is a LINK
to the State of Hawaii's regulations that govern all "commercial
activities" (including weddings) on "Unencumbered Land, State Public Beaches."
(To quote: "Ignorance of the law is no excuse.")
Mahalo nui loa - thank you
very much - for your further consideration of our services for your Maui
ceremony. Remember, we're here for you " . . . always with Aloha!"
Kolleen Wheeler and Bruce Wheeler ~
All Ways Maui'd Weddings, Ceremonies
July 2, 2008 press
release announcing their "beach weddings" permitting plans.
TO THE ALL WAYS MAUI'D CEREMONY SITES PAGE
TO THE ALL WAYS MAUI'D PACKAGES PAGE
TO THE MAUI-ANGELS INDEX PAGE
by bruce wheeler (c) 2008
page updated 11.13.12