Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort Debuts Elopement Experience

Whether saying “I do,” or “I do all over again,” enjoy a luxury Hawaiian escape perfect for romance

April 9, 2024,
Hawaii, Lanai (Sensei), U.S.A.

Couples seeking a secluded tropical paradise for an intimate nuptial event can find the destination of their dreams on Lanai.  Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort offers a serene, adults-only setting for elopements or vow renewals, with ceremonies taking place in a stunning 1,000 square foot (90 square metre) private spa hale set among botanical gardens studded with monumental artworks from artists including Fernando Botero, Jaume Plensa, Mark Quinn and more.

The Elopement or Vow Renewal experience includes use of a spa hale for the ceremony;  a non-denominational ceremony officiant; bridal bouquet and groom’s lei or boutonniere; two hours of professional photography; assistance with license if marrying; welcome amenity as well as an Art of Massage Master Class for two with an additional 30 minutes to enjoy hale facilities; a shared 1:1 well-being session focusing on nutrition, fitness, yoga or other practices; and a five-course omakase dinner for two  with wine pairing at Sensei by Nobu.

The architecture of the spa hale was inspired by Japanese design and envisioned an intimate sanctum for healing and wellness, featuring a massage room that opens to a garden beyond, complete with private plunge pool. Each hale has a sauna, steam shower, outdoor shower, changing area and bathroom, allowing each guest an experience focused on the individual. The rich teak panels, gently infused light and artwork throughout the hale intermingle with the sounds and scents from nature and combine to create an environment that is elemental and yet luxury personified; an environment that nourishes.

Luna Hoffman, Weddings and Special Events Manager shares, “We are so excited to launch this new experience to couples wanting to get married or renew their vows at Sensei Lanai.  They can have their ceremony in a gorgeous hale, then come back and relax in the sauna, or dip in the plunge pool.  The massage class gives them something to keep the love light burning at home.”  

Guests start their journey to Lanai at the Honolulu airport, where they await semi-private transfers to the island on Lanai Air, included in all reservations. Encompassing rolling hills, tropical greenery, and unimaginable natural beauty, the 24-acre (10 hectare) oasis is the very picture of serenity and tranquillity. Enhancing this sophisticated retreat is a swimming pool with lap lanes, fitness and yoga studios, a botanical sculpture garden with onsen outdoor heated baths and abundant options for recreation such as sailing, golf, tennis, archery and horseback riding.

Couples seeking a gorgeous backdrop for their wedding as well as a luxurious honeymoon destination can “island hop” on the secluded island of Lanai to create one unforgettable experience.  The Lanai WeddingMoon experience features two nights of accommodations at Sensei Lanai as well as the oceanfront Four Seasons Resort Lanai, airport transfers, wedding activities at the beach resort, dining experience for two, amenities and more.