The magical Olowalu Plantation House venue has us drooling. It is exactly that, magical! Having the privilege of working in such a phenomenal venue is an absolute pleasure. The Olowalu Plantation House is a multi award winning venue in Maui, Hawaii, and an absolute favorite of Aloha Bars Maui. This private estate takes you back to true Hawaii. Simply stunning with its traditional Hawaiian surroundings, you will be experiencing Hawaii at its absolute best at this venue. Check out our top three wedding venues on Maui. 

Olowalu Plantation House


Next to the residence was the Olowalu Sugar Company, that began in 1864. This was a journey of Kamehameha V and was later on purchased by the Pioneer Mill. Then, constructed in the 1870’s, the sugar mill was used to refine the harvested sugar cane. Finally, the mill was taken down in 1933, however the ruins are still quite noticeable from the house. In 1922, the house was built for the supervisor and his family members. This was the neighborhood gathering place. The sugar plantation consisted of 700 acres, however, it was being cared for mostly by immigrants-with the last harvest in 1998.

When the Pioneer Mill sold the home, the new owners certainly made sure to keep the historical sites and offer community access. Now, the building is available for special events. The home offers a spacious lanai, looking out at a huge oceanfront lawn. This makes for the perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Don’t worry, there is plenty of space for wedding preparation!

The Magic


This is a classic plantation house that sits on a beach front property located in Olowalu, Maui. As a private estate, your wedding day will just be your closest friends and family. It rarely rains in Olowalu, therefore, you don’t need to worry about the weather being an issue! Magnificent West Maui Mountains rest on one side, while the coconut trees and Pacific Ocean on the other, making this venue incredibly special. Talk about great photo opportunities! Whether you are looking for a small elopement, or big wedding party, the magic Olowalu Plantation House venue is perfect for any size ceremony. As night falls, you will dance under the moonlight and twinkle lights reflecting upon the sea. This will be a wedding that people talk about forever. Make sure to book well in advance as this venue is quite popular.

Tropical Maui Weddings-Wedding Planners


Lori and Jamie Lawrence and his daughter Sherron are the heart and soul of Tropical Maui Weddings. Jamie was born in Hawaii, and has been an entertainer on Maui for over 40 years, honoring thousands of weddings with his beautiful voice. Jamie has been doing live stream singing sessions that have been broadcasting throughout the pandemic, therefore, he is able to connect with devoted fans as well as potential and past clients!

Lori was born and raised in Iowa, worked as a school teacher for sixteen years, and then moved to Maui in 2004. She fell in love with Maui and Jamie’s angelic voice. They were actually married at Olowalu Plantation House.

Experiencing this excitement persuaded her to become a wedding planner and of course, Lori was a natural! The Lawrence’s create absolute magic, with their precise attention to detail, and putting their hearts and souls into each and every wedding. If you are looking to have a stress free wedding throughout the entire process (including the big day), these are your people! They have an impressive list of hundreds of extremely satisfied clients who end up becoming life long friends and part of their ever-growing ohana. Lori, Sherron and Jamie really know how to add the magic touch to the days leading up to the most important day of your life.

Dmitri and Sandra Photography


I cannot say enough wonderful things about these incredibly talented photographers! Their rapidly growing reputation across Hawaii and beyond really speaks for itself. This adorable husband and wife photography duo are best friends and business partners. For the past decade, they have been photographing some of the most beautiful weddings in Hawaii and across the globe. Their work has been featured in some of the industry’s top publications including Style Me Pretty, Destination I Do, 100 Layer Cake, Pacific Weddings, Inside Weddings, Magnolia Rouge, Wedding Sparrow and more! Dmitri and Sandra’s passion lies within creating organic, timeless imagery. Their innovative spirit for storytelling, fine art, and incredible scenery shines through in their work. They truly pour single bit of themselves into each wedding to create significant and meaningful memories.

Dream Destination Wedding

In conclusion, there are many wonderful businesses that we have the pleasure of working with, and it varies on each event! On Maui, the island is already small, but the wedding industry becomes a very small world! Couples who seek to host a beautiful island wedding are searching for a passionate team of experts in each category. Above all, we are excited to share some of these companies that we have worked closely with for years.

The magical Olowalu Plantation House venue will leave you dreaming of your wedding forever. Contact us if you are interested in having a mobile bar catering service at your wedding. We will customize your cocktails and provide the best of service! Feel free to tag us on instagram.

Mahalo to all of the businesses involved!

Photography @dmitriandsandra
Planner @tropicalmauiweddings
Florist @mauipalmtreefloral
Hair and Makeup @meiliautumnbeauty
Video @alltimemedia
Catering @cafeolei_maui
Bar @alohabarsmaui
Musician @ryaninnes
Place Setting @setmaui
Rentals @hawaiianrents
Arch @altered_maui
Dress @erincolebride

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of the beautiful mom’s out there. We appreciate you! Mother’s day is a holiday to honor motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Here are 4  Mother’s Day cocktails that are easy to make. Now you can add a fun little twist to brunch, lunch or dinner with mom today, or anytime!

Mama’s Mojito

This delicious mojito is great for any occasion, and also low in sugar!


6 peppermint tea bags
2 tbs maple syrup
1 cup mint leaves
3 limes, quartered
Crushed ice, to serve


Combine tea bags and 4 cups water in a large jug. Cover and chill for 3 hours or until cool. Discard tea bags.
Place maple, mint and lime in a large jug and gently crush with a muddler or rolling pin. Stir in cooled tea and ice. Serve.

Frozen Pina Colada

Who doesn’t love a Pina Colada? If you are on a tropical island, or better yet, want to feel like you are on a tropical island, this drink is for you. The fruity taste with a mix of alcohol will have you buzzing in all the right ways. Treat mom to this delicious drink!


1/3 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup chilled sugar syrup
1 cup good-quality dark rum
1 cup coconut cream
2 cups pineapple juice
4 cups ice cubes
Pineapple wedges


Combine 1/3 cup caster sugar and 1/3 cup water in a sauce pan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and pour into a heatproof jug. Cover and chill until cold.
Blend 1/2 cup chilled sugar syrup and 1 cup good-quality dark rum, 1 cup coconut cream, 2 cups pineapple juice and 4 cups ice cubes in a blender until smooth.
Divide amongst 4 glasses and garnish with pineapple wedges

Mama’s House Punch

Good times are coming with this tiki inspired ‘Mama’s House Punch’ cocktail. This cocktail mix is great for a party, so your guests are welcome to serve themselves, and keep coming back for more!


1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup water
Chilled sugar syrup
1 1/2 cups Cognac
3 cups Jamaican rum
1 1/2 cups lemon juice
1/4 cup peach brandy
2 sliced lemons
3 cups water
Hibiscus flowers in syrup


Place 1/2 cup caster sugar and 1/2 cup water in a pan over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Transfer to a heatproof jug, cover and chill until cold.
In a punch bowl, combine the chilled sugar syrup with 1 1/2 cups Cognac, 3 cups Jamaican rum, 1 1/2 cups lemon juice, 1/4 cup peach brandy (or regular brandy) and 2 sliced lemons. Top with ice and 3 cups water.
Serve with drained hibiscus flowers in syrup

Raspberry, Prosecco and mint cocktail

Pop the bottle to mix the perfect cocktail! This refreshing and bubbly drink will leave you wanting more! Perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch, or evening gatherings.


1/4 cup caster sugar
125g raspberries
1/4 cup vodka
Handful mint leaves, half torn
Small pinch dried chilli flakes
1/2 cup Prosecco or sparkling wine


Place sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1-2 minutes until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool, then cover and chill until needed.
Mix half the berries in a food processor (or blender) until smooth. Strain, discarding any solids.
Fill half a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, torn mint leaves, chili flakes, raspberry puree and 2 tbs sugar syrup. Shake well, then stir in Prosecco.
Fill glasses with ice, strain over cocktail and serve with remaining mint and berries.

We hope that you enjoy these 4 Mother’s Day cocktails. Tag us on Instagram to share your twist on these drinks with us!

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