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Venues in Kailua Kona, HI,
(805) 214-5009
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 107 Reviews


    Carmen Singleton

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    5 out of 5
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  • Unfortunately due to the covid 19 virus we are unable to stay at the Royal Kona this July and have our wedding as planned. However, I am giving this rating for Maggie Sneyd in the wedding department. We were planning a wedding for this July and have been back and forth thru this process changing our estimate and adding and deleting things multiple times. This was due to the unexpected virus we were faced with unexpectedly. Maggie was very hospitable and helped us work thru every step of this process. She was very accommodating with all of our requests. When things are clear we would definitely love to work with her again. She was amazing!

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    Aloha Carmen, Thank you for your amazing review about our Wedding Manager! Although your Wedding Plans changed, we are happy to hear you were satisfied with her service. When you are ready to re-book your Hawaii Wedding, we are here for you every step of the way. Mahalo Nui Loa, Your Royal Kona Resort Ohana

    Rei Gonzales

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    5 out of 5
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  • We got the Royal Kona wedding package and it was the best $$ we ever spent. Having a wedding planner was a godsend when you're planning the wedding from a different state. They provided majority of what you need in a wedding that my stress was greatly reduced as they do all the coordination with the different vendors. Meiling our wedding planner and Kayli our day of coordinator were simply amazing! Their food was exceptional! Everybody complimented us on our food choice of Hawaiian buffet. The venue was exceptional too! The hotel was right by the water. Our hotel room had excellent views of the water and resort and the terrace waa big enough to hold family or friends gathering before the wedding day. The venue itself is exactly what I dreamed of in my wedding. We did the ceremony at Nohea point and reception at Sunset cove. Dancing barefoot on the sand was such a blast after a day of wearing heels!

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    Aloha Rei, Mahalo nui loa for the amazing review about Mei Ling and our Resort! We are all very happy for you and thank you for choosing our Resort to create such a joyous occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back for your One Year Anniversary! Until then, we wish you continuous Love, Joy and Happiness. Mahalo Nui Loa, Your Royal Kona Resort Ohana

    Jaime

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  • We couldn’t have been happier!

    Sandy

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I were married at the Royal Kona Resort on September 30th. Both of us were impressed with the quality and attention to detail that was given to our big day. Criste Ching exceeded our expectations with all that she did as our wedding planner and day of coordinator. Every employee that we interacted with was kind and welcoming. We felt as if we were leaving our Ohana when we had to leave at the conclusion of our honeymoon. We would definitely recommend the Royal Kona Resort for a wedding venue!

    Felicia Bristol

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our wedding was so beautiful and everything went so smooth. The planning process was completely stress free. I was so happy with all the vendors! I could not have asked for a more perfect day/night. It was worth every hard earned penny we paid for this wedding. Thank you Royal Kona Resort!

    Beverly

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Royal Kona is a beautiful venue with several choices for the ceremony location. The Romance Center is one stop shopping for all of your arrangements. The staff are all friendly and easy to work with. The ceremony had the perfect Hawaiian touches. Everything came together , to create the wedding of our dreams !

    Thereza

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    5 out of 5
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  • Unfortunately I could not have my wedding here at the Royal Kona Resort but I had to write a review on Ashely. She just awesome, she was so patient with me, I emailed her so many times, asking so many questions and she would email me back with answers in a heartbeat. She's very understanding and caring. When you're going crazy planning a wedding this is where you need to be to have a smooth and professional service.

    Kristine Matson

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  • The Royal Kona Resort has an outstanding team. The wedding coordinator, Ashley, went above and beyond to help us plan our destination wedding. She provided a questionnaire that set the tone for the ceremony and reception. This greatly helped with collaboration, price estimates and selecting vendors for photography, videography, as well as the details (flowers, cake, lighting, etc.). In addition, Ashley personally reached out to a local officiant to marry us. Ashley strived to make our vision come to life and provided exceptional service. On behalf of Jeff and I and our family, we are extremely grateful for the love and support provided by Ashley and her team.

    Michelle Okazawa

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  • Getting married at Royal Kona Resort was the best choice! We had the best day and all the staff and vendors were flexible and great to work with! Planning a destination wedding is hard enough but the quick responsiveness and the friendliness of the staff made it easy!

    Claire

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  • My wife and I couldn’t be happier with our wedding at the Royal Kona Resort! It got a little bumpy with our wedding planner leaving the resort about a month before the wedding, but it was a blessing in disguise (no offense to anyone). We couldn’t be happier with our experience with Ashley! She took over as our planner, and she picked up right where our other planner left off. Ashley and her team (Kayli and Kealea) were really professional and paid attention to detail! They were thorough in our prewedding meeting as well as the rehearsal. The two brides felt SO relaxed before the wedding, because we were in good hands. Even though we started almost an hour late, we didn’t feel rushed or pressured. They were all cool, calm and collected. Thank you!! We also loved all the vendors that were provided to us in our package...Michaela, Bula, our hula dancer, and even the photo booth. There was one small mix up with the selection of vodka (my wife is a little selective about her liquor... Read more

    Raelynn Munro

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • My husband and I got married in February 2020 and it was incredible. Our day of coordinator did an absolutely fantastic job and was so on top of everything through the whole day. The venue was stunning and the staff were all so friendly and excited for us. They really made us feel so special. My only suggestion for future weddings would be to have some sort of signage posted at the lobby somewhere letting guests not staying at the hotel know exactly where the ceremony is as a few guests of mine were quite lost in where to go. Other than that is was a fantastic dream of a wedding day! Thank you guys for all your hard work and dedication.

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    Aloha Raelynn and Leslie, Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience with our Resort and we appreciate the helpful feedback! We enjoyed hosting your Wedding Ceremony and Reception. It was a beautiful day and you two looked so lovely. We wish you two many years of love, happiness and joy. Hope to see you back for an Anniversary Stay! Mahalo From Paradise, Royal Kona Resort Ohana

    Jjay De Los Reyes

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  • We got married at this resort and it will forever be a special place in our hearts. The wedding staff was attentive and responsive. The day of our wedding turned out to be everything we wanted and the weather was a gift from god himself.

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    Aloha Jjay, Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort! We are thrilled to hear you had a lovely Wedding Day and hope you see you two celebrate your Anniversary with our Resort. Congratulations to you Newlyweds! A Hui Hou, Your Royal Kona Resort Ohana

    Mary

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Royal Kona Resort was a beautiful location, and for the price I think it was totally worth it. The coordinator I worked with was pretty responsive and so nice- the only minor hiccup was being told it'd be so easy to get an appointment for our marriage license on the island, when it actually wasn't. Everything worked out but that was the only minor scare we ever had. Our day-of-coordinator was so awesome and offered to make a last minute switch of the ceremony venue, literally the day before the wedding, due to rain. Everything ran so smoothly and she was great at discussing how everything would go and could answer any questions we had. The team and venue were a win-win.

    Ashley

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    4.4 out of 5
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  • My wedding day went perfectly. We had a ceremony at Royal Kona and Kayli was our planner and Criste was our on site coordinater. They both did an excellent job. I loved how easy the coordinators and staff made the planning experience for me. I barely had to stress or think about details when it came to hiring vendors because they handled all of that. They also took care of setting up anything we needed at our ceremony such as the bubbles for guests, sand for our sand ceremony and put out all of the decor. There was no set up or clean up needed on my part. They were very accommodating in the way they let me change details when I needed even at the last minute and they also let me have my vendors contact information in case I wanted to speak with them myself about anything. The only negative remark I have is concerning the pricing. While the prices for their ceremony packages are fair, I felt like the prices for the reception were a little steep which is why I didn’t have one with them... Read more

    Meghan

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  • We booked Royal Kona Resort for our wedding largely based on the reviews here on Wedding Wire. Unfortunately, we're now questioning the legitimacy of all of these reviews, especially the ones calling out Ashley Akamu. Ashley did not return phone calls or emails for weeks at a time (including ignoring us FIVE DAYS before our wedding), sent us other couples invoices, repeatedly sent us the incorrect itineraries, and made us feel like we were pulling teeth to get basic questions answered. The vendors she hired for hair and makeup spent the entire time telling us how they hate working with her and sharing stories of other brides that had issues with her. The resort itself is disgusting and we were embarrassed that our friends and families traveled from the east coast to stay here. There was a cockroach on our sweetheart table during the reception and the food tasted and looked like it was from Costco. Our day of coordinator bailed out of our pre-wedding appointment for an 'emergency' medic... Read more
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