Smith's Tropical Paradise

Kauai Fern Grotto and Garden Weddings

Celebrate Your Love in Paradise
Garden and Fern Grotto Weddings and Vow Renewals

Smith's Weddings Wailua KauaiChoosing the Island of Kauai for your destination wedding is the perfect way to start the planning of your special day. Kauai is truly an island of love, and Wailua’s Fern Grotto and our own Tropical Paradise offer two of the most unique wedding sites in the world.


Whether it is planned or on impulse, your personal ceremony will remind you of your commitment to one another. Create a distinctive Kauai memory with your newly formed marriage bond, or by rededicating yourselves, one to the other with a vow renewal, at the Fern Grotto or in the tropical splendor of our gardens.

Weddings and Vow Renewals at the Fern Grotto

A blessing in the native Hawaiian language… The sharing and renewing of vows… The exchanging of rings…

Board your private boat at the Wailua Marina and glide upstream on the waters of the Wailua River. Listen to romantic Hawaiian melodies performed by our local musician as you cruise along the serene river valley that was once home to the Ali’i, Kauai’s Royal Family. At the boat landing, photo opportunities abound as you stroll through the jungle forest on your way to Nature’s verdant cathedral known as the Fern Grotto. It’s here, amidst the continual flow of a small waterfall that you shall share your love with one another, culminating with a tender rendition of the “Hawaiian Wedding Song.”

Commemorate your romantic ceremony by joining our family Luau. Special Luau pricing available for those planning your wedding or renewal ceremony with Smith’s.

Private Fern Grotto Package from $750
  • A private wedding boat to the Fern Grotto
  • Minister to perform the ceremony
  • Two Standard Flower Leis
  • Souvenir Fern Grotto Wedding or Vow Renewal Certificate

Ceremonies at the Fern Grotto:

  • To ensure privacy at the Fern Grotto, your private boat departure will be scheduled for times when there are no tours in the area, usually at 8:30 A.M., 10:00 A.M., 11:30 A.M., 1:00 P.M., 2:30 P.M., 3:30 P.M. or 4:00 P.M.
  • Package includes boat transportation for up to 12 passengers. If there are more than 12 in your party, we move to a larger boat and the additional charge is $20 per additional passenger.
  • All rates subject to 4.166% Hawaii State General Excise Tax
  • Smith’s Weddings can issue you the required marriage license prior to your wedding day. See https://marriage.ehawaii.gov for the Hawaii State marriage license application.
  • Prices subject to change

To schedule your wedding service or vow renewal, contact our wedding planner at (808) 821-6887 or email weddings@smithskauai.com.


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Garden Weddings and Vow Renewals at Smith’s Tropical Paradise

A gentle breeze… The sweet perfume of plumeria… A stirring reminder of Kauai’s romantic lure… Aloha wau ia ‘Oe: “I Love You”

Your entrance to Paradise heralds the trumpeting love calls by the gardens’ resident peacocks. These stately birds invite you to celebrate your love, surrounded by a serene beauty that has been created for occasions of such magnitude. Share this special moment along a palm tree lined lagoon, near a Hawaiian grass hut, in a field of red awapuhi and bird of paradise… with a grand mountain standing strong in the background. At Smith’s Tropical Paradise, Kauai’s picturesque beauty only enhances the splendor of your island wedding.

Plumeria Garden Package From $375
  • Ceremony in a beautiful location in the gardens
  • Minister to perform the ceremony
  • Two Standard Flower Leis
  • Souvenir Garden Wedding or Vow Renewal Certificate

Ceremonies in the Gardens:

  • Package includes up to 10 guests. If there are more than 10 in your party, there is a $6 charge per additional person.
  • All rates subject to 4.166% Hawaii State General Excise Tax
  • Smith’s Weddings can issue you the required marriage license prior to your wedding day. See https://marriage.ehawaii.gov for the Hawaii State marriage license application.
  • Prices subject to change

To schedule your wedding service or vow renewal, contact our wedding planner at (808) 821-6887 or email weddings@smithskauai.com.


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Additional Wedding Touches
Flowers and Floral Elements
Flowers Leis from $10
Flower Hairpiece from $15
Haku Head Lei from $50
Floral Wedding Bouquet from $85
Floral Boutonniere from $12
Floral Corsage from $20
Petal Toss or Pathway from $45
Floral Tiki Torch from $120 for two
Garden Arch with Flowers and Flowing Tulle from $450
Musicians and Performers (all rates are listed per hour)
Solo Hawaii Musician $200 ($225 for Fern Grotto ceremonies)
Hawaiian Duet $375
Hula Dancer $125
Conch Shell Blower $100
Professional Photography 24 36 48
Photos $350 $450 $600
Photos w/CD* $650 $800 $950
*Photographer releases their rights so you can make your own reprints
Professional Video
Non-Edited DVD $450
Edited Wedding DVD $565
HD Edited DVD $725

Please note that prices are subject to change.

To schedule your wedding service or vow renewal, contact our wedding planner at (808) 821-6887 or email weddings@smithskauai.com.