Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Premiere Wedding Venue Reopens As The AKALA Chapel

Grand Opening and Blessing Held on Feb. 12

This information originated in American English.

February 12, 2016

HONOLULU - Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is excited to announce that its Ocean Crystal Chapel has been refreshed and has reopened as the AKALA Chapel under the management of Watabe Wedding Corporation. Watabe Wedding is a leader in resort weddings with more than 40 years of experience in Hawaii. A traditional Hawaiian blessing and grand opening of the AKALA Chapel was held on Feb. 12, 2016.

The AKALA Chapel, located in the center of the vast grounds of Hilton Hawaiian Village, is bordered by a stunning lava rock waterfall and surrounded by a lovely garden pool, island blooms and tropical greenery. The first floor features a spacious guest lounge and an elegant bride's room. The airy second story features seating for 50 guests and floor-to-ceiling windows providing the perfect backdrop to a special day. Couples may also opt for the adjacent AKALA Gazebo for a picture-perfect venue at a smaller capacity of up to 25 guests. After the ceremony, the wedding party has easy access to spectacular photo opportunities at Duke Kahanamoku Beach, and the backdrop of world-famous Waikiki. "AKALA" in the Hawaiian language references the sun, and characterizes the abundant sunlight which shines into the chapel.

In addition to the AKALA Chapel and Gazebo, the White Beach Chapel offers a 40-capacity venue offering stunning views of the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and Pacific Ocean through floor-to-ceiling glass walls. The White Beach Chapel is operated by Karissma by Best Bridal Hawaii.

A la carte pricing for ceremonies starts from $2,500 for both chapels and includes a 90-minute reservation at the facility, wedding rehearsal, ceremony coordinator, and a keepsake marriage certificate. The a la carte pricing for the gazebo starts from $1,000 for a 60-minute reservation of the area, coordinator and keepsake marriage certificate.

The experienced wedding teams can also assist with ceremony packages that include officiates, musicians, photographers, fresh flower lei and more.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact the hotel at 808-949-4321 or visit hawaiianvillage.hilton.com.

About Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is Waikiki's only true destination resort, offering the perfect mix of exceptional resort accommodations and classic hospitality on Waikiki's widest stretch of beach. The resort features more than 90 shops and services, 20 restaurants, lounges and bars; and every Friday evening, it sets the stage for a celebration of Hawaiian culture and entertainment ending in a spectacular fireworks show.


Cynthia Rankin
Hilton Worldwide
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