ANY information on the HAIKU SUGAR MILL ON MAUI (PUA LE’A ESTATE)

posted 8 years ago in Hawaii
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Hello:

I too inquired of the Haiku Sugar Mill, after considering a beach wedding I wanted more privacy without the worry of other people on the beach the same time that we would be.  After some research I found the most beautiful place I have ever seen the HAIKU SUGAR MILL! WOW! is this place fabulous.  I recieved the same pricing that you did, however, after inquiring a little more I found out that they do ceremony only packages where you can have the mill for 2-4 hours it includes your coordination, photography, bouquet, boutionnire, wedding leis, chairs for up to thirty guests, musician etc.  prices range from 5500.00 to 9300.00.  We are traveling with about 14-20 guests its very pricey for a small intimate wedding, not sure if I want to spend that.  I wish they were a little more flexible with their pricing.  I too would like some ideas for a Maoui wedding we have only set a tenative date for our wedding it is still flexible at this point. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

that place is gorg! jeeze i wonder how much they would charge just so i can take pics their? hmmmm.

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Well, I had a very nasty experience dealing with their head wedding coordinator.

I began contact with them about a month ago for ceremony only packages and holding the venue without deposit. From the very beginning, I asked them about the time limit for us to hold the venue but there weren’t any answers.

Meantime, I spoke to several other wedding planners at the same time and finally, after about 3 weeks of much consideration on the packages offered, my fiancé and I decide on another wedding coordinator.

I informed Haiku mill about our decision; they told us that if we were their initial point of contact and after so much correspondence on their packages, it is their policy that we have to work with them or else, get another venue with the other wedding coordinator.

Later, we were told that we were holding them up for too long. Well, we did ask about their time limit and never got an answer.

Well, I’d like to work together with Haiku mills if their packages work for my wedding.

I think it is ridiculous of them to tell their clients to take their package even though their package won’t work for the clients and futhermore, preventing their client from using their venue.

I am sorry to see that they are bahaving so selfishly as Haiku mill is a indeed beautiful venue. Needless say that I will have to find another venue.

Post # 7
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Wannabee

Glad to hear everyone’s feedback about the Mill. This place is being heavily hyped in several places. I am writing the annual bridal guide for the Maui News (my 8th bridal guide), including a piece on unusual wedding venues. Am now debating including the Mill after what I am read, especially when there are so many other beautiful (and less expensive) places around. 

fire gypsy – you said you couldn’t find anything like Haiku Mill on Oahu – did you try Kualoa Ranch? It’s on the cover of Hawaii Bride and Groom. From the photo shoot looks very much like Haiku Mill. 

Did you consider the Olowalu estate on Maui? Right on the beach and private. 

BTW – Carol Lee @ White Orchid Wedding is one of my favorite wedding coordinators. She really knows her stuff. 

 

 

Post # 7
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Wannabee

Hi Ladies,

I am thinking about having my ceremony/reception at Haiku Mill.  I am currently waiting on information from elements event luxury on pricing.  Anyone have updated information on pricing or information that you can share with me?

 

Thanks

Jeaneen 

Post # 8
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Wannabee

fire gypsy :  I haven’t heard any response from them. What contact number or email did you reach them at?

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