Our wedding in Kauai was so much fun! It was a chance for us to get married in a beautiful place and an excuse for our families to take a trip. While everything was a little more difficult to plan being in an area that we were unfamiliar with, it was totally worth it. We have the most amazing pictures and our families are still talking about how much fun they had. I wouldn't change anything about it!
We were a little apprehensive using this company after there were some communication problems and delays in response. After talking to both our wedding and reception coordinators and them advising that we try to stick with Kustom Sounds Kauai we went ahead and used them. We were so pleased with the attention we received. After hearing about the problems that we were having the owner, Mike took our wedding over and did all of the communication and was our DJ. He really knew how to read the crowd and even though we only had 29 guests at our wedding the dance floor was packed for most of the night. If a song wasn't working with the crowd he knew how to change it with little interruption and how to get the guests on the dance floor. The music seletion was great. We're so glad that we decided to stick with this company. They really do a wonderful job!
Kaye, the owner helped us over a period of 1 1/2 years in planning our Kauai wedding. The main reason that we decided to go with this company is all of the services that were provided in their wedding packages. They had a wedding package that offered more pictures then any other company that I reasearched and a beautiful selection of flowers. Kaye ended up taking numerous pictures and mailing us a disc with more then 250 photos on it, all of which turned out beautifully! She was always helpful in giving us suggestions regarding everything we had questions on from location to favors to rehearsal dinners. She helped me to find someone to press my dress there on the island and had me ship my dress right to her and she dropped it off. Sometimes she does get busy and forget to call when she says she will, but usually realizes and calls as soon as she can. Her email responses are always the same day. Kaye was always very patient, even when I changed our entire wedding plan three times. We were very pleased with the service that we got with this company and you can't beat the price!
The area was perfect because its located on the same grounds as the Hukilau Lanai, where we had our reception. The lawn area is very nice, located to the side of the hotel so its a little more private. The view of the ocean is beautiful and the lawn is nice because you're able to set up chairs for your guests (Hawaii law says that chairs are not allowed to be set up on the beach). The beach and gardens also provide great backdrops for wedding pictures. If you're looking for an area to do a ceremony and reception in one location, this place is perfect!
To sum it all up...amazing! The decor, the staff, the food, everything was perfect. The partially open room gives that outdoor feel for the reception while still allowing a private event to take place indoors. The banquet room looks out over a beautiful garden and pool area next door to the main restaurant. The friendly staff helped in the set-up of all of our tables and centerpieces and the manager, Manda was very attentive throughout the evening. There are times when there is a slight delay in response on email, but, from what I understand Manda is only at the restaurant certains days and times so it may delay things a bit, but its worth it. Everyone said that the food was the best they had on their entire trip and the mai tais were excellent. There really weren't a lot of reviews for the Hukilau Lanai when we were planning our wedding so were we a little wary of booking with them. We're positive now that we made the right decision. The whole experience was wonderful!
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