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Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

2365 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI
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(808) 922-3111
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4.6 out of 5
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  • 29 Reviews


    Lauren

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I chose the Moana Surfrider because we loved the colonial style building, and the photos looked amazing. Planning a destination wedding was hard, as all decisions had to be made based on photos and reviews. I was worried that the photos were misleading and that the hotel would not be as beautiful in person. Boy, was I wrong. I fell even more in love with the hotel once I saw it in person. The space where we got married was so stunning (Diamond Lawn), and the Terrace was perfect for a one-hour cocktail party after. I thought this are would be visible from the hotel bar area and the beach, but it's actually around the corner making it quite private and intimate. Even beach goers couldn't see us, which was unexpected. We did have hotel guests looking down on the wedding from their rooms, but this actually made it seem like more of a celebration. It also made for stunning photographs. We moved to the Ballroom for the reception, which has big beautiful windows along t... Read more

    Vernee

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I chose the Surfrider on a whim. We thought this was going to be out of our budget but we just made it! We opted for a Friday lunch buffet and everyone RAVED about the food. The coordinator we were in contact was Kelly and she was phenomenal and incredibly helpful with all my questions. We corresponded over email and met once to see the place. Even though I lived on Oahu at the time, she made it easy for me to only have to visit the place once. We had the ballroom and it was gorgeous. It was intimate enough for our guests and fit all our vendors. And added plus to having the Moana Surfrider: passerbys and hotel guests will LOVE you and take pictures of and with you!

    Robert

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our event sales manager, Kelli Kajiwara, was the consummate professional. In planning the wedding from the mainland, there were a lot of phone calls and emails. Kelli's responses were prompt, well-thought-out, and extremely polite, warm and friendly. Naturally, in planning a big event such as a wedding, there’s a lot of back and forth in terms of balancing what we envisioned for our wedding versus what the hotel has established in terms of policies and procedures, but Kelli did a fantastic job navigating us through all of the considerations, and the concessions made on either side, felt like a win-win. Following our wedding, and the days after that, we’ve had so guests tell us it’s one of the best weddings they’ve been to. Sure, some of our guests might just be flattering us. However, many of the comments came from individuals that we’ve known to be very blunt and tended not to sugarcoat their views. Some common themes that came up in discussions, post-wedding, were how e... Read more

    Brandi

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    5 out of 5
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  • We chose The Moana Surfrider for our wedding because of the spectacular lawn and terrace that allowed our guests to see the ocean but not a lot of people were peering in watching our wedding, the ease of our guests getting there from almost anywhere in Waikiki and the beautiful plantation style and history of the hotel. It did not disappoint. Everyone we dealt with from start to finish was professional, accommodating and friendly. Bill and his team made this event absolutely perfect for us. No details were left out, they catered to all of our needs and made our day stress-free and fun. Justin and I can't say enough about the job everyone did for this special event. The banquet staff was exceptional and friendly-Mana the bartender was a riot! Everyone is still talking about our wedding and it's all thanks to the wonderful team at the MS for making it possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

    Ashley

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  • Over the top!!! Excellent service!!! Food was amazing!!! Would go here again !!

    Xenia

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    5 out of 5
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  • After our ceremony, we had cocktail hour on the Diamond Lawn before sunset, and followed that with the formal reception in the Ballroom. The venues were absolutely amazing! Diamond Lawn is a beautiful outdoor area with sea views and a lovely spot to watch the sunset. The Ballroom (half) catered for approx. 50 guests. Most of my correspondence in the lead up was with Toni Takata who was really lovely to deal with, and was very accommodating. All the staff during the day and night (catering and service) were really personable, all our guests and my husband and I sang their praises. We had canapés during our cocktail hour, and a full 4-course menu at the reception which was all delicious, and very good value for money compared to Australian prices.

    Judith

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    5 out of 5
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  • I chose the Moana Surfrider (Diamond Lawn and Terrace) for my wedding venue and it was beyond beautiful! I mainly worked with Toni Takata on the details of my event and she made everything go smoothly especially knowing that I was planning the wedding from California. She definitely knows her stuff and made some great suggestions regarding the decorations, food menu and open bar. She also followed up with me immediately after our event to make sure everything went well. The service staff during the ceremony/reception were TOP NOTCH! I received so many compliments from my guests. Mostly around how friendly the staff was and how the staff knew what they wanted before they had a chance to ask for it! Miraculously, their water glasses were filled, baskets of bread appeared and my other details! For me personally, it FELT as though I had a personal staff member tending to my every need (i.e. water, a wet cloth to cool down waiting for me as I stepped off the dance floor, etc).... Read more

    Kara

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had our reception in the Lani Kai room at the Moana this past month. The staff at the Moana was extremely helpful in making sure we had a fantastic experience. Toni and her team answered all of our questions and guided us through the process of planning our dinner party. The night itself turned out wonderfully and we were very pleased with the staff's service at the bar and throughout the buffet dinner.

    Thomas

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  • Moana Surfrider is a very special hotel for me and my wife. The Diamond Head terrace was so picturesque, the food and service were amazing! Toni Takata (on-site event coordinator) was very professional and ensured that our wedding went as planned.

    User2212538

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had both our ceremony and reception at the Moana Surfrider. The ceremony took place on the Diamond Lawn, while the reception took place in the Lani Kai room. The staff, especially Toni, were extremely helpful and efficient in helping to plan our wedding. The food was fantastic at both the cocktail reception and dinner, people are still raving about it! I definitely recommend the Moana Surfrider to others looking at venues in the heart of Waikiki.

    Joe & Christine

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  • Chose the Moana Surfrider for our reception. We had beautiful shots both around the hotel and in the Lanikai Room. The catering office (Toni) and service staff were excellent and I will definitely recommend them to anyone I know who wishes to get married in Oahu.

    Michelle

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  • We hosted both our rehearsal dinner and our ceremony at the Moana Surfrider. What a beautiful venue! The service and food at the rehearsal dinner were phenomenal! Our guests were raving about the meal for days! Our ceremony was on the Diamond Terrace - and what a beautiful place in the world to get married! The staff took such great care of us and our guests - definitely recommend this place if you are getting married in Waikiki!

    Hsinyu

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • We choose Beach house inside the Moana Surfrider as our reception place for our destination wedding. We paid 500 bulks for rearranging the seat inside the restaurant. On that day, they put the other customers outside to give us enough privacy. The restaurant itself is very pretty and elegant as a reception place. Also, it have a very good view for dimond head and beach. It's a little pity they don't have video/audio system inside the restaurant. However, they allow you to bring your own speakers. (Also, most of restaurant there don't have sound system) The place is so wonderful. The lunch menu is so delicious. We have few guests allergy to seafood, beef, etc. They really take care of their meal as well. The 2 tires of wedding cake is so pretty and delicious. We really enjoy our reception. I highly recommend this place.

    User4898956

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  • We are still beaming from our fantastic wedding week and wedding day at the Moana Surfrider. We can't thank Gabriella Jackson and the team enough for all that they did for us. Gabby really went our of her way to make our wedding week and day perfect. The welcome basket at the beautiful Ocean Suite, the Shave Ice and the Tiki Torches are appreciated touches that added so much to make our vision come to life. We were lucky to have great weather and a beautiful sunset during our ceremony. Guests got to access the beach during cocktail hour to take great magic hour pictures. We had Honolulu Festival fireworks right above the picturesque Diamond Lawn and Terrace. The food was delicious, the setup was wonderful and staff was friendly and helpful! If you want a stress-free destination wedding at a fantastic, classically beautiful Hawaiian venue, I highly recommend the Moana!

    User2008761

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  • The Moana Surfrider is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever seen. I had always dreamed of getting married there and am incredibly lucky to have made it a reality. Nothing negative about the look of the Moana Surfrider but it was a bit frustrating working with the event manager Toni. She was very late in responding, if at all and usually required several inquires to finally get in contact with her via email and/or through the phone - which is quite frustrating when you are planning your wedding as a destination bride. I was fortunate enough to meet her in person a couple of times and in person she is very professional and polite. But the main thing is that the wedding itself went without a hitch, and I attest that to the catering staff who were fantastic. Everyone raved about the food and although it was a bit pricey I wanted our food to be delicious. The main gripe I had about the wedding night itself in regards to the hotel staff was the wedding cake. We ordered our w... Read more

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