Private Events & Dinner Tour Information
In an atmosphere that highlights the tranquility of our garden, we invite our guests to a unique aquaponic and edible garden dining experience. We hope that this page can answer your questions regarding our private events, click on the FAQ tab above for more information. Please feel free to contact us at Mari’s Gardens for any additional information. We look forward to your next booking. Mahalo!
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What is the cost for renting the garden space?
The private garden area along with the Aquaponic Dining table (seats 60 guests) can be rented privately for $1200. Our second site is the Edible Garden (seats 40 guests comfortably) along with the main garden area which can be rented for $800.
Both sites combined can be rented for $1800 and comfortably accommodate 100 guests with the option to seat additional guests if needed.
We also offer our open Pavilion with workshop capability. As this is a customized event option, please inquire for pricing. Any other special request can be discussed, additional cost may apply.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 808-625-2800.
What is included in the rental cost?
– Garden set up/Live table decor
– Garden Lighting
– 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
– Free Parking
– 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.
Suggested time-slots: Brunch (9:00 – 2:00), Lunch (10:00 – 3:00) or Dinner (4:00 -10:00)
Is there a minimum or maximum for a private dinner?
We do ask that you have a minimum guest count of 30 people for private aqua dining in the garden. For parties of 60+ guests, you have the option of also using the edible garden, main garden, as well as the open paved lanai area. Additional planning and set up may be required, we will work with you to create your perfect event!
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 at the farm.
Cost: $5 per person
Do we offer catering or Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner menu options?
We have suggested caterers and vendors to choose from that we have enjoyed at many of our past farm to table plated dinners and other events.
Chef pairing and catering are optional and additional costs to the venue cost.
Please see the preferred vendor tab to download the vendors list for further details and direct contact information.
Where would my guests and vendors park?
For parking, we have a designated area near the garden and the pavilion for your vendors and guests. Vendors are able to off-load and set up with ease in front of the garden and park conveniently nearby. Your guests are able to park in the front of the gardens, along the private entry lane and up Makapipipi Street. Guests would then walk down the path to the garden area. Parking signs can be posted during your event and Mari’s Gardens staff can assist with directions and working with your appointed parking person to guide guests to the venue area.
Are there restrooms and where are they located?
Mari’s Gardens has 3 restrooms located in the front for guests to use. Events with 70 + guests require the rental of a portable toilet. We have noted our suggested portable “Lua” vendors that we have used in the past for larger events. Additional cost will apply.
Can we serve alcohol at our event?
Mari’s Gardens offers a BYOB policy in serving alcohol. Please see the Alcohol form tab to download the BYOB waiver should you decide to have alcohol at your event. The signed waiver will need to be turned into Mari’s Gardens prior to your event along with the rental agreement form and your payment. A certificate of insurance will also be required.
Can we play music or have live music/DJ?
You are more than welcome to hire live music or a DJ at your party. Due to our location and residential neighbors, we follow and respect the MTA rules which require all music to commence at 10:00pm.
For your convenience you also have the option of using our complimentary bluetooth speakers in the garden area to stream your choice of music.
Thank you for considering Mari’s Gardens for your event. Please feel free to contact us directly for any further assistance.