Sunsets, Ocean and Love

Papa Kona Events offers a gorgeous roof-top event space in downtown Kailua-Kona for private parties, wedding receptions and ceremonies. With catering and a dedicated team, let us help you plan your dream wedding or event.

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Weddings

A unique and gorgeous venue for your wedding with views of Ōneo Bay, the Pacific Ocean and unforgettable sunsets.

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Events

The perfect location for sunset company parties, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties, birthdays, and private concerts.

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Catering

From take out to full service, and pupus through cake, we have the experienced chefs and staff to create the perfect event.

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Our Workflow

We're with you every step of the way in planning your perfect event

1

Research

We gather all the information about your special event

2

Schedule

Officially schedule and secure your place with Papa Kona

3

Plan

Discuss and plan all elements for your special day

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Event + Team

We execute the event with our amazing Papa Kona team

Happy Couples

What Papa Kona couples have to say about their wedding with us

"The venue, it’s staff, food and drinks are amazing! There are not enough words to express how great Papa Kona really is. We reserved our space and date with Julia. As it got closer to the actual date we worked more closely with Alycia. Both of the ladies were patient, lovely, and caring. Alycia, Julia, and their team were amazing! I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. It was easy to communicate and coordinate with Alycia. They decorated and set everything up beautifully. We did a walk through the week before and she went over everything with us. Everyone loved the food, drinks and cake. Alycia was also our coordinator the day of and was on it! She was able to keep me calm and keep it fun all at the same time. She handled my insanely high maintenance family so well and we just cannot thank her enough. We had an amazing wedding and she truly understood what we wanted and had envisioned for our special day. We wanted everyone to feel like family and they really delivered. I felt like everyone working our wedding was enjoying it just as much as we were. Everyone was highly impressed with the food and omg the dessert was the best wedding cake I have ever had in my entire life. I hate frosting and our wedding cake frosting was to die for."

Mimi

Married on 07/10/2018
“We can't say enough amazing things about our wedding at Papa Kona and Julia! In addition to being an incredible value, the location is spectacular, even better in person than in the photos you see online! Communication and organization with Julia was great! Julia made us confident that our wedding was going to be amazing even though we were planning from a distance! Gorgeous views!! Delicious food!! We had the fish & coconut curry tofu. Our guests (we had 72) continue to talk about how wonderful and fun our wedding was and the delicious food! The fact that we could do almost everything through Papa Kona (ceremony and reception, food, cake, lighting, favors...), made everything so much easier! Thank you Julia and Papa Kona for all that you did to make our day amazing!!!“

Meike Vandonge

Married on 11/16/2018
“We are SO glad we had our wedding and reception at Papa Kona. The location is AMAZING with the sun setting and the waves crashing behind you. The food was delicious and our cake tasted as great as it looked. The drinks were great as well and I love that Daylight worked with us to create a food and drink menu that fit into our budget. The BEST part of booking our wedding at Daylight however is the staff. They alone are worth the venue fee. Julia and her team are professional, friendly, reliable, and with you every step of the way to answer questions and give recommendations. It truly felt like they were celebrating right along with us on our wedding day. It’s a big decision on where to have your wedding, especially if you’re a destination bride, so let me put your mind at ease and tell you book at Papa Kona! It will be the BEST decision you make!“

Ashleigh

Married on 10/08/2018
Planning a wedding is difficult, big or small. However, Papa Kona with Julia and her team, made it as easy as possible. We love the big island, we live here, so it was a no brainer to pick Papa Kona. The setting is stunning and the location perfect. Julia and her team were always quick to respond and help, and she was do so supportive along the way. Something important to me was food and my family LOVED IT (and they can be critics). We took out own pictures at the venue to save money and the wonderful thing about the backdrop is that it is so beautiful anyone can take a stunning picture. The icing on the cake is that it's so affordable. Where else in Hawaii can you find an oceanfront venue that is priced so well? Thank you, Julia and your team for helping make my wedding perfect

Rachele Santos

Married on 11/10/2018
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