FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book my wedding at the Rimlot Estate?

After you have selected a wedding date and time of ceremony, one of our reservation agents will email you a contract and PayPal invoice. A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your ceremony date and time. You have 10 days from the date sent, to send back the signed contract and PayPal invoice to secure your booking.

What happens after I’ve booked the Rimlot Estate?

After we’ve received your signed contract and 20% non-refundable deposit, one of our coordinators will contact you via email to start the exciting process of planning your wedding.

What is a coordinator and what do they do?

Our coordinators go beyond the role of planning to help envision and implement your dream day. They will help guide you during your planning process, making recommendations and scheduling your vendors for your ceremony and reception depending on your needs. Your coordinator will also help create the special touches and unforgettable details that will turn your dream wedding into a reality.

Will my coordinator be there on the day of our wedding?

Your coordinator will be available to customize your day with on-site coordination.

Can my coordinator plan my reception, as well?

We offer a variety of packages to meet your personal needs and preferences. This may include the ceremony, reception, or a full day service.

Do we get a rehearsal before our wedding day?

You will have a 60 minute reserved time for a rehearsal (to be scheduled by your coordinator).

Do you do civil union ceremonies?

Of course! We do offer planning and venue options for civil union ceremonies.

What about vow renewals?

Absolutely!

Can I use my own vendors? Is there any additional fee to do so?

Yes, you may use your own vendors for your ceremony.  We do ask that you provide your coordinator with all vendors contact information so she may inform them of our rules, regulations, and time schedule.

Are there any other fees involved in the booking process?

Besides the 20% non-refundable deposit, there are no other upfront fees due. All final payments are due 30 days before your wedding date.A $500 Damage Deposit is also required 30 days before your wedding date (payable via PayPal). This $500 Damage Deposit is fully refundable within 30 days after your wedding date as long as there is no damage to our property caused by you, your guests, or your own contracted vendors.

How do we get our marriage license?

The State of Hawaii Licensing Bureau, located at 1250 Punchbowl Street, can be reached at (808) 586-4544. Both parties must appear personally. The marriage license is good for 30 days from and including the date or its issuance. There are no residency or citizenship requirements. The legal age to marry in Hawaii is 18 years. Proof of age is required in the form of ID or driver’s license. The current fee is USD $60.00 and must be paid in cash.

Do we need to do a blood test before getting married?

No. Blood testing is not required in the state of Hawaii.

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