Reviews of Sugar Beach Events


The best wedding venue!

What an incredible and gorgeous venue! Sugar Beach Events was perfect all the way from the beginning with the contacting and planning to the actual wedding day with the execution and delivery…I could not have picked a better venue! Best decision ever! I chose Sugar Beach Events not only because of its stunning location, but because Kristen was extremely responsive (usually responds in minutes to hours!), which is so important when it comes to planning a destination wedding! Kristen is absolutely amazing. She is extremely understanding, supportive, organized, and experienced; she was committed to our wedding and went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was everything we wanted, and it was! Our wedding day was PERFECT and surpassed our expectations! The staff were all so friendly and professional. They were super attentive during the entire wedding and always made sure that all water glasses were constantly filled. We were so appreciative that they even left a plate of appetizers for us on our sweetheart table. The bridal suite was gorgeous and was stocked with water and any last minute things you can think of. The vendors that were recommended were PHENOMENAL and I really felt they were all the best out of the best! I was so blown away by every aspect of the wedding and could not have asked for anything more! The food and cake were also outstanding, and everyone raved about them! I am so happy I chose Sugar Beach Events, and I highly highly recommend it! I cannot say enough great things about Kristen and Sugar Beach Events. They truly care about you and want you to have the best day of your life. Thank you so much, Kristen and the rest of the Sugar Beach Events team, for such a magical and memorable day that I will never forget! You guys are truly the best!!

May, 2018

Wedding stress? What wedding stress?

If you have Sugar Beach Events coordinate your wedding in Hawaii, “wedding stress” is nothing more than a myth that other married couples tell brides and grooms to be. Maui is the perfect place to hold your wedding and reception. Sugar Beach Events makes this all possible with fantastic value, expertise, professionalism and with your well-being in mind.

A destination wedding seems daunting and time-consuming. We can testify that this was NOT the case at all! Kristen and team made planning, executing and maintaining a beautiful wedding look so, so easy. It was clear the team has put together so many weddings that they were comfortable recommending several vendors that would execute and compliment our vision. Between the typical and unique requests, Kristen made it all come true on our special day. Chef Lee and the catering team put together a tremendous meal that all of our guests enjoyed. Not only were the appetizers and entrees delicious, but the desserts were both well presented and amazing during our reception. We had guests asking if there was anymore left in the back at the end of the wedding! Especially the taro bread! The entire team handled even the smallest of details that really impressed us mid-wedding. While we took our pictures during a beautiful sunset (which our photographer handled perfectly as he was familiar with the venue; a very big plus!), the catering team thoughtfully set aside a platter of appetizers that guests enjoyed while we couldn’t. They also offered to fix us plates when we looked like we needed a break and brought us drinks, so that we never had to walk over to the bar. We never asked them to do this, so we were incredibly impressed by their service to us.

Sugar Beach Events is the place for your wedding ceremony and reception. We could not have dreamed of a better venue. Kristen is the best! Thank you!!

Kevin Fabian
May, 2018

Thank you for our dream wedding!

We could not have asked for a more perfect day for our wedding. Sugar Beach Events was the perfect venue for our 116 guests. The ceremony and dinner were on the lawn, giving us gorgeous views throughout the night including a perfect sunset and photos on the beach. We had cocktail hour and dancing inside the beautiful building, which created a nice flow and made it feel spacious, but not too big. The setting is breath taking and beautifully landscaped. Kristen did an incredible job coordinating the wedding. She went above and beyond to make sure all the details were exactly what we envisioned. She was very prompt in responding to emails, very organized and easy to work with. The vendors recommended were all excellent and Kristen was able to coordinate them all seamlessly. Chef Lee’s food was delicious, including local ingredients and they have many options, so we could make the menu exactly what we wanted. My cousin said the potsticker was the best appetizer he has ever had, many people commented on the delicious poke cones. People said we wouldn’t have time to eat, but the filet and fresh fish entrees were so delicious, we cleaned our plates. Guests also commented on how attentive the staff were. We asked for a banana split station instead of the traditional wedding cake and they agreed without hesitation and nailed it. We gave the bartenders ingredients for our signature cocktail and they created a delicious drink that was perfect. I would recommend Sugar Beach Events without hesitation!

Christina Meyer
November, 2017

Incredible Wedding Venue

Incredible venue. Our entire wedding was gorgeous because this venue was absolutely beautiful. We had 85 people and it was comfortable and spacious. The indoor/outdoor option is awesome. The food was delicious and we did creme brûlée instead of cake and it was delicious as well. The staff is courteous and accommodating. Spendy, but well worth the money spent for the best day of your life in a beautiful place!

October, 2017

Beyond Amazing!

This place was beyond amazing! Everyone was so friendly and kind, and my coordinator, Kristen, helped me every step of the way to give me my dream wedding.

Lacie R
October, 2017

More than we had hoped for!

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This was more than we had hoped for in our dream wedding and reception venue! Everything, literally everything went off without any issues. From day one of contacting the venue, they were very responsive and super helpful! We started working with Denise and she was amazing! She did leave in the midst of our planning, but handed the reigns over to Kristen who was just as amazing! It was an easy transition, with no bumps! Kristen did an incredible job with every aspect! We couldn’t have asked for more! This was such a perfect evening for us. She made my vision come to life! Absolutely stunning beach setting great for those sunset pics, gorgeous bridal sweet, private ceremony (no beach goers watching), perfect venue! The food was top notch, the waitstaff was incredible, the officiant was superb, the drinks were strong, the flowers were gorgeous, the fire thrower was sooo cool, the dj kept me dancing all night long, the photographer was outstanding, and everyone there was so attentive! Every vendor Kristen recommended was more than we dreamed of! She was so incredibly helpful, and always very responsive! She really made this such a memorable day for us! I’m so happy we chose this place! You should too! You won’t regret it!

October, 2017

Our Wedding Was PERFECT

We had our wedding at Sugar Beach Events in July 2017. It was PERFECT, and we couldn’t have possibly improved anything.

We liked Sugar Beach Events from when we started our search, but thought it was out of our budget – nevertheless we kept coming back to it. Once we contacted them for a quote to start the process, we realized how helpful and flexible they were. They walked us through areas where we could save money, and in the end we came exactly where we had budgeted.
The venue is ideal: We had our ceremony outside, which is dreamy beautiful. We then had our reception (dinner and dancing) inside. The indoor/outdoor combo worked out beautifully; people slid in and out of the reception area throughout the night; we saw couples walking to the beach having their own moments, kids were playing outside with beach balls and bubbles we had provided, adults were drinking and dancing inside, etc. Overall the space provided the right refuge for every single guest, and everyone appeared to be having a great time.
The staff was incredibly professional AND personable. Example: One of our speech-givers had recited a line of Persian poetry, and much later in the night one of the bartenders asked me to write than line down for him because he liked it so much. The staff seemed like they were part of the party, and made the whole night proceed seamlessly.
Chef Lee’s food was on point; we had fish, pork, beef, tofu and veggie combos (we had some vegetarian guests), and everyone raved about how great the food was. The cake was beautiful and delicious too.

And finally, our wedding coordinator, Kristen Sterback, was a godsend. She started at the role about 2 months before our wedding; you can imagine that we were a little nervous. But she caught up with everything within the first few days, always had lists handy of what we needed to do to move the ball forward, and had some very good, insightful suggestions (like buying toys for the kids that kept them busy all night and allowed them and their parents to have so much fun!). She was always available and responsive, and had this calm about her that made us enjoy the process and the wedding so much more.

I can’t lie, when I now see friends posting pictures of their weddings, I can’t help but a chuckle a little on the inside for having had the best wedding venue / staff / coordinator.

Masayo N
July, 2017

The Perfect Spot

Sugar Beach Events was the perfect spot for my 115 guests. It is a gorgeous self-contained venue. The garden looks down on the beach and the reception hall opens up to the garden (which opens up to the beach). I saw the venue once before booking it but it blew my mind the day of. My friends won’t stop talking about the outrigger canoes that just happened to canoe past the venue during the ceremony. I swear it wasn’t planned.

A little annoying at first but actually very convenient in the end, if you go with Sugar Beach you’re basically locked into their food and alcohol. Luckily, the food is FANTASTIC and Chef Lee’s creative presentation is remarkable. Fresh, local ingredients, creative diverse options and beautiful presentation. I don’t LIKE wedding cake, but I liked the cake Chef Lee made. Yes, she’s that good.

May, 2017

We couldn’t have asked for anything more!

Sugar Beach Events was perfect for our wedding! The venue is in a great location, is very well maintained and the sunset view is unbeatable. The wedding coordinator Denise was so calm and professional throughout the whole process, and definitely had the experience to make sure our whole day ran so smoothly, which really let us relax and enjoy our day even more. We couldn’t have asked for anything more!

The food by Chef Lee was also incredible; having a commercial kitchen and chef on site makes such a difference. We are real foodies and couldn’t have been happier with every dish, from appetisers right through to dessert! And the cake (lilikoi cream) was seriously out of this world, even our friends without a sweet tooth were impressed!

March, 2017

The Perfect Beach Setting

Sugar Beach Events was the perfect beach setting for our October 2016 wedding! The site, music from DJ Sol, amazing cake and food from Chef Lee, and all the wonderful staff was all I could have asked for and more!

I can’t imagine anything more perfect than our beautiful marriage celebration. Getting Maui’d at Sugar Beach Events was the most beautiful day in our lives. Our awesome beach wedding in Maui is something we’ll always have memories of forever in our hearts.

January, 2017

Best. Day. Ever.

I have to admit that Sugar Beach was not our original venue. 4 days before our wedding day we found out the entire ceremony and reception had to be moved. We had already chosen Chef Lee to cater. Her food is simply the best. But also having a wedding venue made the change seamless and now I couldn’t imagine having it anywhere else because it went perfectly. I mean there isn’t anything I would change about it. The guests thought it was gorgeous and it is. The staff were like ninjas and your needs were always somehow met.

There was a perfect combination of indoor and outdoor space. Everyone simply had a magical time. Sunsets there are beautiful and the pictures we took look so good. Having a December wedding in Hawaii is always a gamble with the weather.

We were able to do a tasting back in April and what impressed us about Chef Lee was that she not only made everything we requested, but she made it all gluten free. She was able to make our final menu entirely gluten free at our request. And it was delicious.

Thanks for everything Sugar Beach! Best. Day. Ever.

Edward (DT)
December, 2016

An Amazing Experience

I had my wedding and reception at Sugar Beach Events in October 2016. It was an an amazing experience. I selected the intimate package with a few add-ons. I worked with Denise. She is friendly, always available, and very easy to work with. Her response time is typically 1 day or less. I shopped around in Maui, and in my opinion Denise and Sugar Beach Events are by far the most responsive and committed to your wedding. Denise is also very flexible (we threw her a last minute change and she was very accommodating). Denise is very knowledgeable about all the vendors, and provides great recommendations to make sure your wedding is what you want. I really like that Sugar Beach uses specific vendors, as they have chosen the best of the best. The vendors are also familiar with the venue, which makes the event run smoothly. For example, the photographers know the best places to take photos on site since they have worked there many times before.

The venue itself is beautiful. The furnishings are all updated. The koa wood bar is more beautiful in person than in the pictures online. I love how the building is open, so you feel like you’re outside even when you’re indoors. Sugar Beach Events sits right on the ocean, so you’re guaranteed to have an amazing view for your wedding ceremony. The bridal suite is beautiful, clean, and stocked with everything you need for last minute fixing up. The bartender was outstanding. Our guests loved the fully stocked open bar, and that they could get custom cocktails. This isn’t just a wine, beer and a few spirits kind of place. The bartender will customize your drink however you would like. The mai tais were the best I have ever had. The meal and cake that Chef Lee and her staff prepared were wonderful. I am very picky about wedding cakes, but I loved ours. It was icing and not fondant, so it tasted wonderful. I highly recommend Sugar Beach Events!

October, 2016

Worth The Money Spent

What a fantastic venue! The venue is even more stunning than their photos. The food was phenomenal, so much better than I had expected. I was absolutely in love with the appetizers, definitely order the ahi poke cone. The bar tender was the talk of the night and beloved by all of our guests. I would recommend using the wedding planner who works at Sugar Beach. I had an outside planner who was ok, but I wish we had used theirs as she was very responsive and easy to work with. We had some guests stay at the condos next door and they really enjoyed it. This venue was well worth the money spent!

October, 2016

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