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Venues and Catering in Kailua Kona, HI,
(808) 339-7824

About Us

Papa Kona Events and Catering is an oceanfront wedding venue in beautiful Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawai'i, with 180 degree views of the bay, gorgeous sunsets and cool ocean breezes. Here you can have your dream wedding by the sea, while our staff take care of you every step of the way. We would also love to have you for your rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch!

Facilities and Capacity
Our second floor wraparound lanai and bar is exclusively yours for the duration of your event. Up to 110 guests can be seated for dinner, and up to 200 standing for a cocktail-party. For larger parties, you have the option of renting our first floor for additional dinner seating. We have a variety of wedding packages and with a 1 AM music curfew, you can keep the celebration going late into the night!

Services Offered

  • Access to an event coordinator
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Servers and bartender
  • Chairs, tables
  • White linens, white china, glassware and flatware
  • Oceanfront ceremony site at no additional charge
  • Ceremony amplification and music sound system


Our team of chefs will create a plated or buffet menu that you and your guests will never forget! We proudly serve locally ranched beef, fresh catch and produce from Hawai’i farms. From our casual Ohana Taco Bar to our Hawaiian Luau Feast to our formal Signature Buffet, we have something for every taste. We also create wedding cakes and desserts in our in-house bakery.

Papa Kona Events and Catering is on Waterfront Row in historical downtown Kailua-Kona, close to the airport, hotels and vacation rentals.

Briona Petrous

5 out of 5
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  • I can't say enough good things about the staff and our experience at Papa Kona (Daylight Mind at the time we got married). Julia was an absolute dream to work with and we couldn’t have asked for a better venue coordinator. We were fortunate enough to meet her for a tasting before our wedding. The food was amazing, and after seeing the location (and visiting about 5 more times that trip) we knew that this venue was the one for us. Julia was the most attentive, organized, thoughtful, helpful, and insightful coordinator. She was always easily available for questions or recommendations. Daylight Mind made our day everything we could have imagined it to be. Everything the day of was seamless and we didn’t have to worry about a thing at the venue. Our guest couldn’t compliment the food, the view, the service, Julia, or the sunset more. I couldn’t recommend Papa Kona (Daylight Mind) enough. They are so accommodating and will make sure you have the most special day. We can’t wait unt... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 3,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 3,000.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 1,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 10.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Open Bar

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Beach, Restaurant, Rooftop, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February

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