- All beach and public weddings require a permit.
- Alcohol is not permitted at any public beach or park anywhere within the state of Hawaii. It is illegal and is enforced. You can face fines and/or jail time. Do not bring any alcohol to the beach.
- Glass is not permitted at any public beach or park anywhere within the state of Hawaii. It is illegal and is enforced.
- Fire or open flames of any kind (lighted tiki torches) are not permitted at any public beach or park. It is illegal and enforced. You can face up to a $1,000 fine and/or jail time. Sorry – but you can’t do “unity tiki torches” on the beach.
- Any beach or park wedding with “bulky items” (chairs, archway, table, etc) is required to have a permit. Permits must be obtained by the couple getting married. As a general rule, you must apply for your permit no less than two weeks prior to the event.
- Regardless of the purpose of the event, any gathering of 25 persons or more on a beach or a park is considered a “commercial” event. All weddings regardless of size are required to have a permit.
- Items that puncture or in any way damage the ground or area are not permitted at public beaches and parks.
- All beach and park use is on a “first come, first serve” basis. You are not permitted to ask people to move or leave so that you can have your wedding in a given area.