Official website of the City and County of Honolulu
 
  You are here:  Main / Parks and Recreation / hbg / wedding
 
DPR Logo
  Home

 

 Locations, Hours and Contact
 Parks         Pools
 

 Honolulu Botanical Gardens
 Weddings      Events & Classes
 Gardens, Hours & Locations  







 
Department of Parks and Recreation
 
Michele K. Nekota Director Designate
Jeanne C. Ishikawa, Deputy Director

1000 Uluohia Street,
Suite 309
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Phone: (808) 768-3003
Fax: (808) 768-3053
email: parks@honolulu.gov
 
 
 
 

Honolulu Botanical Gardens

        
 Wedding Ceremonies, Photographic Sessions, and other Gatherings


The Honolulu Botanical Gardens offer five garden sites for weddings and other gatherings.  These beautiful settings created by our tropical plant collections are home to many rare and endangered plants from around the world.  Likewise, our visitors come from around the world to view these highly valued collections.  The following guidelines help protect the many cherished plants growing here and maintain the tranquil atmosphere enjoyed by our visitors.  We appreciate your cooperation in observing these guidelines.  Your wedding or other gathering here in the Honolulu Botanical Gardens will be a beautiful and memorable event that will inspire you to return to the gardens for many more enjoyable visits.

 

We invite you to have your wedding at the Honolulu Botanical Gardens and hope it will be a special moment you will treasure for a lifetime.

  

Guidelines

 

Permits are required for all photographic sessions, videos, and commercial shoots, wedding ceremonies, memorial services, and other similar gatherings. Permit applications shall be filed at least three (3) weeks in advance.

 

Foster and Lili`uokalani Botanical Garden

Obtain permit application and information at:

Foster Botanical Garden

50 N. Vineyard Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Phone:  (808) 522-7066

Admission Fees for Foster Botanical Garden

General:                     $5.00

Resident:                    $3.00

Child 6-12Years:        $1.00

Child 5 & under         FREE

*Payment accepted in cash, VISA or Mastercard.

 

All permit applicants for Foster Botanical Garden must obtain a map designating the five areas permissible for use.  Designated areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis; areas are not reserved for use by a single party.  See map below.


Please advise your guests of the admission fee.  If you are paying for them, have one person organize, count and pay for the entire group before entering.

 

Foster Botanical Garden Weddign Map

 
 
Wahiawa Botanical Garden
Obtain permit and application information at:
Wahiawa Botanical Garden

1396 California Avenue
Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786
Phone: (808) 621-5463

Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden
Obtain permit and application information at:

Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden
 
45-680 Luluku Road
Kaneohe, Hawaii  96744
Phone: (808) 233-7323.


Koko Crater Botanical Garden
Contact the Honolulu Botanical Gardens

Phone: (808) 522-7066.

Commercial Photographers

 

Commercial photographers must first contact the Department of Parks and Recreation, Permit Section,  (808) 768-3440, regarding liability insurance requirements set by City Ordinance prior to making an application for use of the botanical gardens.

 

Obtain information and submit "Application for Use of Parks Facilities" at the Garden of your choice.

 

Commercial photographers are required to pay a permit processing fee and pick up the permit from the Parks Permit Section after their application for use has been approved by the Director of Botanical Gardens.

 

Address:

Department of Parks and Recreation

Parks Permit Section

650 S. King Street

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

 General Guidelines

 

Alcoholic beverages, receptions, confetti and rice throwing are prohibited.

 

Musical instruments and sound amplification equipment are prohibited unless authorized by permit.

 

Physical amenities such as tents, chairs, tables, etc., may not be incorporated into the wedding or wedding photography unless authorized by permit.

 

Garden hours:  All permittees shall observe garden hours.  All gardens are open 7 days a week, except on Christmas and New Year's Day.  Call gardens for hours of operation.

 

Permittees are advised:  "All permits issued by the Department of Parks and Recreation shall be subject to the regulations of the Department and City Ordinances, and persons, teams or organizations to whom such permits are issued shall be liable for loss, damage or injury to persons or property resulting from the use of the public facilities under such permits…Any and all damage to grounds and/or facilities must be fully and completely restored…"

 

The Department of Parks and Recreation, City and County of Honolulu, is committed to making all of its programs and leisure services accessible to everyone, including persons with disabilities.  If you have need for reasonable modifications, please call the Honolulu Botanical Gardens at (808) 522-7064.  TTY users call (808) 768-3027.

 

Wedding parties and other groups utilizing the gardens shall not restrict or prohibit other visitor's use of the gardens.

 

Garden facilities and plantings may not be abused by any person.  Collecting of flowers, leaves, and any plant parts is not permissible.

 

Parking is limited; car pooling is advised.  Parking in loading zones and driveways is prohibited.  Due to limited parking, the maximum number of guests per wedding party is as follows:

 

Foster Botanical Garden                     50

 

Liliuokalani Botanical Garden             25

 

Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden           50

 

Wahiawa Botanical Garden                 30

 

Koko Crater Botanical Garden            30

 

 

Use of insect repellent is advised.

Last Reviewed: Tuesday, April 01, 2014