Private Events & Dinner Tour Information
In an atmosphere that highlights our tranquil garden we invite our guests to an aquaponic and edible garden dining experience. We frequently get asked many questions regarding our private dinners and events. We hope that this answers many of them for you and please feel free to contact us for further information; we look forward to your next booking. Mahalo!
What is the cost for renting the garden space?
The private garden area along with the Aquaponic Dining table that seats 60 guests can be rented privately for $1200.
Our second site is the Edible Garden that seats 40 guests comfortably along with the main garden area rents for $800.
Both sites combined can be rented for $1800 and comfortably accommodate 100 guests with lots of room to add-on.
Open Pavilion with workshop capability, Customized pricing please inquire.
Any special request can be discussed, additional cost may apply.
Please contact us at email@example.com or call us at 808-625-2800.
What is included in the rental cost?
Garden set up/Live table décor.
Gazebo with lighting.
Flat 40’X30’ space for larger events.
Garden Ambience, Highlighted with garden torches.
Foodservice tables/prep area ( Heat lamps, hand washing sink, barbeque area)
Audio capability via wireless/Bluetooth throughout the garden, live music space
Walk-in refrigerator space for perishable items
Trash receptacle on site, Mari’s Gardens staff will dispose of any trash for you.
3 restrooms for parties up to 60 guests. Please see restroom details for more information.
Mari’s Gardens staff/host from the beginning to the end of your event.
What time can I book my event?
We are very flexible and can accommodate most requests. If you for example were interested in a Brunch (9:00 – 2:00), Lunch (10:00 – 3:00) or Dinner (4:00 -10:00) these would be the suggested time slots, we can customize the time for you. Being that we are located in a residential area in Mililani, we ask that all live and DJ’d music play out and end at 10:00pm in compliance with Mililani Town Association (MTA) rules.
Is there a minimum or maximum for a private dinner?
We do ask that you have a minimum guest count of 30 for private aqua dinners in the garden. The aquaponic dining table can seat 60 guests comfortably, however the entire aqua garden area can accommodate up to 85 people. We have unique stone and marble picnic tables that guest can enjoy while at your event.
Parties of 80+ guests have an option of using the garden area as well as the open paved lanai area. Additional planning and set up may be required depending on your event. Please ask to speak with Tanya for further details or visit us on our website at marisgardens.com
How much would it be to add on a garden tour to my event?
The garden tour is a guided 1 hour stroll through our hydroponic & aquaponic areas. We will introduce your guests to Mari’s Gardens and all that is has to offer. Sharing with them our ways in soilless farming and fish cultivation as well as what we grow and sell here at the farm.
Cost: $5 per person
Do we offer catering or Brunch, Lunch and Dinner menu options?
We have a list of preferred caterers and vendors to choose from that we have enjoyed and used with many of our farm to table plated dinner and other events.
Chef pairing and catering are separate from our venue cost. Please see our attached list for further details and direct contact information.
Where would my guests and vendors park?
We have a designated area near the garden and the pavilion for your vendors and guests. They are able to off load and set up their things with ease right in front of the garden and park nearby off to the side.
Your guests are able to park in the front of the gardens, along private entry lane and up Makapipipi Street. They would then walk down the path to the garden area. Signs can be posted during events and Mari’s Gardens staff can assist with directions and working with your appointed parking person to guide your guests to the venue area.
Are there restrooms and where are they located?
Mari’s Gardens has 3 restrooms located in the front of the farm for guests to use. Events with 70 + guests, require the rental of a portable toilet. We have noted preferred portable “Lua” vendors that we have used with our larger events in the past. This will make it easier and more convenient for your guest. Additional cost will apply.
Can we serve alcohol at our event?
Mari’s Gardens offers a BYOB policy in serving alcohol. A downloadable waiver is on our website should you decide to have an event with alcohol. The signed waiver will need to be turned into Mari’s Gardens prior to the event along with the rental agreement and payment. A certificate of insurance will also be required. Additional cost will apply.
Can we play music or have live music/DJ?
You are more than welcome to hire and have live music or a DJ at your party. Due to our location and residential neighbors we follow and respect MTA rules which require all music to commence at 10:00pm.
For your convenience we also have a Bluetooth connection in the garden area that you can stream your choice of music through complimentary.
Thank you for considering Mari’s Gardens for your event. Please feel free to contact us directly for any further assistance. See you soon!