March can be rainy all over the island, but the odds of the best weather will be in Poipu. The Hyatt has a nice beach for weddings. Start with talking to a wedding planner. They will give you a lot of options.
Lihue? You mean The Marriott? That's the only place I would consider, but you have much better options than busy Kalapaki Bay. The North Shore beaches are stunning, but again you could be battling the elements. A guest of mine just got married on a North Shore beach and everything turned out fine, but it was hit or miss for a few hours while the clouds parted. A good wedding planner will have some backups for you. In March you should have some options.
Weddng at the Lihue Marriot
What they do at kalapaki beach, is that they take those velvet ropes and shiny stands, and block of the far end of the beach. They bring out white chairs, and arches, and tents, you probably have to requst what you wish, and all that.
There will not be any interlopers bothering the wedding party. Non guests will not even get close to you. We see this quite often since we walk past there several day a week. It is well done and very nice.
Also , you are sheltered at the far end by a tall bluff /cliff that might ease up on the tradewinds blowing the wedding party away which can happen on other beaches that are more open to the winds.
And yep, march can be a wet one, but you just never know what will occur with rain on any particular day.
If it did rain, you can ask, but I am sure that they would then move it someplace inside. Getting married out on the beach is a wonderful wedding idea, but you also have to understand that it is up to mother nature.
May the sun bless you all that most marvelous day.
Thanks I appreciate the info...which type of wedding planner would work best for Kauai... one that works for a resort for example (Marriott) or an independent one on the island?
I'd go with the Hyatt in Po`ipu. It's a lovely place with a nice island feel to it, and the beach there is popular for weddings.
Anyone out there ever use "Tie The Knot Hawaii" Wedding Planning---Heather Singleton (Owner)?
We were married in Kauai in 1999. We have been coming back every 5 years, but some scheduling problems changed our plans and we're heading to the Big Island and Kauai in a couple weeks.
I really wanted a beach wedding, but our wedding planner told us that we could rent an estate for the day near the Spouting Horn. Once we saw the property, we were hooked. We got married between 2 palm trees right on the water's edge! It was fantastic. My best memory was turning around and seeing my family relaxing, laughing and enjoying this time with us.
We were staying at the Hyatt and that will be our destination in a couple weeks. I don't beileve our wedding planner is still planning. We did not go through the hotel. You might want to check into private home rentals (for the wedding). Definitely no sand in the toes!