Q: Who should I contact if I wish to plan and book a special event or wedding at Aulani?
To plan and book your special event or wedding, please contact us:
- For Special Events: Call an Aulani Event Specialist at (321) 939-4225, or email email@example.com
- For Weddings: Call Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings at (407) 566-2313
Q: What is the minimum cost to have an event at Aulani?
Disney Catered Events include corporate celebrations, holiday parties, graduation celebrations, family reunions and more. Starting at around $2,500, your event may include a breakfast, lunch or dinner banquet, with buffet and plated options available. A 22% service fee and 4.712% Hawaii State Tax will apply.
Q: How much is the event deposit?
The minimum deposit will vary depending on the estimated final cost of your event. A signed Letter of Agreement, along with a non-refundable deposit, will be required to confirm your event date and space, and to begin planning your event. This non-refundable deposit will be applied to the minimum cost requirement of your event.
Q: When can I book my event?
Event spaces may be booked up to 12 months in advance of your event date, based on availability.
- Call (321) 939-4225, or
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Are outdoor spaces available for my event?
Yes, subject to availability. Aulani offers several locations to hold an enchanting event outdoors. Outdoor options include:
- Aulani Beach, with its sweeping seascapes, soft sands and gentle trade winds
- ‘AMA ‘AMA Patio, featuring a backdrop of Ko Olina and the Pacific Ocean*
- Hālāwai Lawn, a tropical garden oasis bordered by foliage and tall palm trees
- Rainbow Reef Patio, a raised deck that looks upon O‘ahu's only private snorkeling lagoon, filled with hundreds of native fish species
- Wailana Pool, Aulani's tranquil pool, off the beaten path from the main pool area
- Kipuka Lawn, a rectangular garden setting cloistered in greenery and serenity
- Kipuka Courtyard, a secluded flagstone-paved space with a mosaic tile fountain
Venue rental fees apply.
Q: What indoor options are available?
Aulani offers luxurious indoor spaces for a variety of party sizes, including:
- Kaiona Ballroom, which accommodates up to 300 Guests
- Ka‘ala Ballroom, designed for more intimate gatherings
Venue rental fees apply.
Q: Can I host an event at one of the Aulani restaurants?
Yes. Based on availability, you can host an event for up to 20 Guests at ‘AMA ‘AMA or up to 12 Guests at Makahiki. For reservations, please call (808) 674-6373.
Q: Can my Guests use Resort amenities, like pools and children's programming?
Use of the pools and children's programming is limited to registered overnight Guests at Aulani. When you make reservations, please inquire about use of other Resort amenities.
Q: May I arrange for a site inspection?
Absolutely! We would love to meet with you and show you the unique venue options available for hosting your event at Aulani.
Q: How should I make arrangements for photography, videography, entertainment and other event services?
Aulani has a list of preferred vendors—included in your event fee—who are happy to assist you with your planning needs.**
Q: May I take pictures on the beach?
Yes! After your event, you may take photos on the beach. However, it is a shared beach and we cannot guarantee that there will not be other Guests on the beach when you take your photos.
Q: May I provide my own food and beverages?
Due to health and safety reasons, we do not allow our Guests to provide their own food and beverages for events. However, we can assure you that our world-renowned chefs and pastry artists will treat you and your party to an unbelievable dining experience.
Q: May I provide my own cake?
Due to health and safety reasons, we do not allow our Guests to provide their own food and beverages for their events. However, we can assure you that our world-renowned pastry chefs will create beautiful masterpieces that taste as good as they look for your event.
Q: May I have Disney Characters at my event?
Disney Characters are delighted to mingle with Guests or pose for unforgettable photographs at your special event or celebration. Character appearances are available at a fee, in increments of up to 30 minutes.
Q: Will I be able to have fireworks at my celebration?
In order to preserve the natural, serene environment of the Resort, fireworks are not permitted.
Q: May I provide my own party favors?
Yes! You may provide your own favors for your event—up to 3 different items per Guest. Beyond this number, there will be an additional fee for labor to ensure the setup for your event is completed in a timely manner.
Q: I'm sending invitations to my special event at Aulani. What is the address for the Resort?
The address for Aulani is:
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
92-1185 Ali‘inui Dr.
Kapolei, HI 96707
Prices and amenities are subject to change.
* ‘AMA ‘AMA, Menehune Oasis and Laniwai are no longer available for wedding events.
** Should you wish to use a vendor that's not on the list, a fee will apply.