The Valley Isle
Getting married? Few places on Earth celebrate nuptials quite like the island of Maui. Spend your special day at a lavish beachfront resort, exchanging vows in a gazebo tropical garden setting framed by waterfalls and bridges. Tie the knot in a traditional Hawaiian-style chapel on the slopes of the majestic West Maui mountains, with sweeping views of the Kaanapali coastline. Or say “I do” on a sun-kissed white sand beach with towering palm trees and the rolling surf at a distance.
It’s true: The wedding of your dreams can be realized on Maui, the Valley Isle.
Unless you are very familiar with the island, using a full-service wedding planner is recommended. Wedding planners can help you arrange everything from photography and video services to the wedding cake and catering. They can provide helicopter trips to romantic and secluded locations, private boat charters, weddings on horseback—SCUBA aficionados can even have underwater weddings!
Hawaii Marriage Laws
To get married in the state of Hawaii, you will need a marriage license that is obtained from an authorized agent. There are no state residence or U.S. citizenship requirements, and blood tests are not necessary. The legal age to marry in Hawaii is 18 years for both parties. Couples 16 or 17 years of age who wish to marry need the written consent of both parents, legal guardians or the family court. Proof of age is required. The prospective bride and groom must appear together in person before a marriage license agent to apply for the license. (No proxies are allowed.)
A marriage license in Hawaii costs $60, payable in cash at the time of application. The license is valid anywhere in the state of Hawaii and expires and is good for 30 days.
Once the license is issued, there is no waiting period before the marriage can take place. Marriage performers must be duly licensed in the state of Hawaii.
More information on marriage licenses may be obtained by calling (808) 586-4545. The Maui office of the Department of Health is (808) 984-8210.
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