A Beautiful Location Steeped in Hawaiian History
Whether it is a church wedding or oceanfront lawn you are looking for - we can offer both. Our church has open sides that allow for a cool breeze to blow through. Our west facing lawn offers panoramic views of Lanai and spectacular sunsets.
Maybe you would like to get married in the church and then have a champagne toast and photography session on the back lawn? That is always an option. We are here to help make your special day memorable so please call us.
In addition to being a lovely venue with a beautiful Hawaiian church and a magnificent oceanfront lawn, Holy Innocents' property is steeped in Hawaiian history. Across the street is the site of Moku'ula, where the kings of Maui resided since the days of Pi'ilani Nui (1500s), Maui's first king. When Kamehameha I conquered Maui and the other islands, he made Lahaina the Kingdom's Capital and resided at Moku'ula as did other kings in the Kamehmeha line. The area around the church is where the Ali'i (the great high chiefs) lived. Next door, to the left of the property as you face the ocean, is the site of the public palace of King Kamehameha III. To the right of the property is the site of Princess Nahi'ena'ena's home. Holy Innocents' connection to Hawaii's royal history continued after the Capital was moved by Kamehmeha III to Honolulu. Our last queen, Queen Liliu'okalani, spent her childhood summers on our oceanfront with her hanai sister, Bernice Princess Pauahi Bishop. Princess Pauahi inherited all the Kamehameha royal lands and established the Bishop Trust, which to this day funds the Kamehmeha Schools and many other entities that benefit the native Hawaiian people.
The parish also has connections to Hawaii's royal history. It was established in 1862 after King Kamehmeha IV and Queen Emma wrote to their friend Queen Victoria inviting her to send a bishop to establish the Church of England in their Kingdom.