Wedding Receptions

Papa Kona Reception Space

Waterfront Bar and Lanai

We only need two words to describe our reception space: THE VIEW!

Imagine walking upstairs to a private bar, dining lanai and dance floor so close to the ocean, that you feel as if you’ve stepped out onto a ship. Our second-floor private event space features an indoor bar for cocktail hour and mingling, dance floor with room for a DJ or band, and outdoor dining under the stars for up to 80 guests.

The Lanai follows the coastline here in Kona; allowing for 270-degree views of Ōneo Bay, the open Pacific ocean, and stunning sunsets.  Our floorplan allows for a unique layout to suit your event, from romantic long tables to more conversational cocktail style seating. Bistro lights crisscross above your guests, while decorative Edison bulbs throughout create the perfect warm, festive atmosphere.

Reception Details

What the schedule of a Papa Kona reception can look like

Grand Entrance

Let us plan the ultimate entrance for you and your wedding party


Speeches and toasts - it wouldn't be a wedding without the memorable toasts of the night.

Cutting the Cake

Cut into your custom Daylight Mind cake - they are both beautiful and delicious

Dance the Night Away

Hit the dance floor and celebrate the day with your friends and family