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#31 aramintha

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    Posted 30 May 2008 - 09:35 PM

    Hey! I am getting married at the Ritz Carlton in Kapalua, Maui. We decided to cut cost and have a dinner for our 28 guests at the Pineapple Grill The Pineapple Grill at Kapalua Resort. Then my wedding coordinator gave me a list of places of the nite life. We know that it closes early so we decided to change out of our wedding attire and have a night on the town with guests that want to join us. Since most of them will be around our age it will be a nice crowd. (Please see my other thread entitled (MAUI NIGHTLIFE)

    #32 Pisces

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      Posted 30 May 2008 - 11:23 PM

      You are going to be an awesome addition to our Maui forum aramintha!
      Colin in I in 2005 when we fell in love with Maui!

      #33 Chiquita

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        Posted 31 May 2008 - 03:23 AM

        I concur!!! :)

        #34 dcnetworks

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          Posted 07 June 2008 - 10:47 PM

          Anyway...not too much going on in Kihei after 8 pm. It really depends on where you and your guests are staying. It is a bit of a track to go to Lahaina = 40 mins but there are things going on there at night. Then you have to drive back. The drive is all dark so it is a bit scary.

          #35 aramintha

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            Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:14 AM

            DC......i just realized that you will be getting married the day that I will be leaving Maui.

            Well if you are interested in Golf the LPGA will be going on that week if you want to stop buy the Kapalua Villas.

            #36 Tammy34

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              Posted 10 June 2008 - 12:55 PM

              Ok Ladies here is my update. I have been to Maui twice, my soon to be in laws have gone every year for about ten years. They almost always stay at Komole Sands condo's. That is where we stayed both times, and will be staying for our wedding trip too.
              Also while my inlaws were down there last Jan. they checked out the golf course and Seawatch and said it was wonderful!!!!!
              So, that is where we have booked. I am really looking forward to the privacy, and from the pics and the chats with my mom in law it is beautiful! We will leave and go the beach just my hubby, and two kids for a bit.
              I have been working with Susan and America at the golf course, does anyone know anything about these ladies, they seem good so far......
              We don't have our photgrapher or hair and make up people booked yet, need to get on this, any suggestions?
              We are getting the dance floor, it is expensive, but seems like the thing to do, I think we will go to the bars by the shops, further down in Kihei after 10 when the golf course reception ends..
              My bday is Jan 12, Our wedding is the 13, and my hubby's bday is the 14. So we will go to a luou on the 14th for J's bday.
              Since my mom and our kids are staying with us in our condo, We are debating getting a room somewhere for our wedding night, but then when you look at the price, not sure it is worth it? We might just have to farm them all out with the othere friends and family for that night! lol
              Anyone have any tips

              #37 Chiquita

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                Posted 10 June 2008 - 12:59 PM

                You should totally get your own room for your wedding night! Price be damned :) How many people are going to your reception? I just can't seem to justify the price of the dance floor for like 20 people when my FI doesn't even like to dance! I'm hoping everyone will just drink alot maybe and forget that there was no dancing... heh

                #38 Sherry

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                  Posted 16 September 2008 - 12:20 PM

                  I've decided to revive this thread, so that I can fill you girls in on what we've decided to do after our reception at the Seawatch. As most of you know, many venues on Maui, particularly in the Wailea area, have a 10pm curfew on events, including the Seawatch. Since we really wanted to have our reception at the Seawatch, we weren't sure what would happen after 10pm, but we booked the Seawatch and had faith that we'd figure out something to do after the reception. We were referred to Mulligan's on the Blue (Mulligans Restaurant and Pub, Maui Dining, Catering, Entertainment) by a number of people, and I just wanted to let you guys know that they have been FABULOUS. Mulligan's is really close to the Seawatch (apparently they have almost identical views), and we were able to reserve tables for 10pm until the place closes at 1:45. They have live bands playing most nights, and you are free to drift from your tables in the restaurant over to the bar and dance floor, and apparently it's a real party atmosphere after 10pm.

                  I cannot say enough about how helpful the people at Mulligan's have been. Julie was my contact there, and she is SO nice. She provided so many different ideas to keep the tab down, since we're having an open bar, and there was no site rental fee, other than a non-refundable $50 deposit to hold the tables. We're ordering a few platters of appetizers around 11:00, and the prices were really reasonable. Julie said that since it's one of the only places in Wailea open past 10, a bunch of wedding parties can end up there on the same night. I got the impression that she's had some brides who weren't too happy about not being the only bride in the place, but I think it sounds like fun! She said they've had nights where there were 5 brides there at the same time! Right now, we're the only wedding party booked for our night, but I'm kind of hoping at least another will show up - how fun! I guess we'll see.

                  The only catch was that depending on their scheduling for the particular week you're booking, sometimes they only have a band playing until 10pm. A lot of nights, they have a second band or DJ playing from 10:00 until midnight, but we have to wait and see the Sunday before when they post the music schedule for the week. Our wedding isn't until the Saturday though, so we have some time to decide what we want to do if they won't have a band or DJ after 10:00 on our night. Basically, after the band finished at 10, they would just have music playing on the house system afterward, which is not so much dance music, but you still have that pub atmosphere. The other option would be to book our own DJ after 10, and they are totally fine with you doing that. We've decided to leave it for now and hope that they end up scheduling a band or DJ for that night, but Julie said that once the schedule comes out, if it turns out there isn't anything planned for after 10 that night, she can book a DJ for us if we decide we want to do that. We'll already be on Maui by then, so it shouldn't be too big a deal. We're really hoping for the live band option, but at this point, no matter what happens, we're just so happy to have a nice place to go after 10pm!

                  #39 Chiquita

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                    Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:26 PM

                    Sherry... you may just be a huge lifesaver!!! I STILL didn't have a plan after the Seawatch but this place sounds fantastic!!!!! I could hug you a million times.. haha :)

                    #40 Sherry

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                      Posted 16 September 2008 - 09:10 PM

                      No problem, I'm so glad to hear that my post was helpful! I can't tell you how pumped I am about going to Mulligan's after the reception. It was such a relief to find such a great solution.




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