Dream Weddings at the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

Nestled on the coast between the Kohala Mountains and Hualalai volcano, lies the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, an oasis of tranquil paradise. The Big Island of Hawaii calls to those that share a passion for adventure, outdoors and seclusion. If you’re looking to have your destination wedding in Hawaii, the beautiful Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii is where you can experience the untouched culture of the islands.

The Gazebo at Turtle Pointe, Fairmont Orchid

The Gazebo at Turtle Pointe, Fairmont Orchid


We had the pleasure of sitting down with MewLan Seto, wedding and event planner extraordinaire of the Fairmont Orchid for over the past six years. With family roots from here on the Big Island, MewLan tells us what makes this location irresistible to brides and grooms.


What separates the Fairmont Orchid from the other venues in the area?

We have incredibly unique beachfront locations here on property. For the bride and groom that are looking for the toes in the sand experience or a soft manicured lawn, both locations we offer have gorgeous sea to summit views. They're both equally large enough to hold weddings and receptions right on the beach. I think that’s what most couples really envision for a Hawaiian wedding.

Floral design by   Ainahua Florals

Floral design by Ainahua Florals


What sort of experience can a bride and groom expect when booking a wedding here?

We have such a warm and welcoming staff here on property. Everyone is one big ‘Ohana (family) and we treat our guests as if they’re walking into our home. Weddings are such a special treat for us to be a part of and we like to show our clients the importance that holds. We love to pamper our brides and grooms with surprise gifts from arrival to check out. 

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What makes the Big Island stand out from the other islands?

The Big Island is for those that seek adventure yet peace and quiet. There are so many various activities available such as whale watching, visiting the active volcano, and hiking to remote beaches, I think there is something for everyone here to enjoy.

Coconut Grove at the Fairmont Orchid

Coconut Grove at the Fairmont Orchid


With exquisite culinary art from locally grown produce, a visionary design team, and a picture worthy view, the Fairmont Orchid remains a top pick for destination weddings here in beautiful Hawaii.


- Written by Samantha