Male’ana Gardens

An extraordinary destination – only steps from the soft white sands of Kailua Beach. This captivating property blends old-style Hawaiian elegance with the magic and grace of an enchanted European garden. The stunning natural beauty engages all your senses...

An intimate and magical setting – perfect for a small celebration up to twenty guests. We have chosen to have a limited number of ceremonies per month– allowing us time to pay attention to the details of each wedding. We tailor the design to your desires and vision, reflecting your taste and style – allowing you time to focus on each other.

Relax in the knowledge that we only partner with like-spirited professionals who are passionate about their work and bring their hearts as well as their amazing talent to each occasion.

 
 

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meet our team

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Owner/Director

Cheri Michel Brazwell

(808) 349-3999 | cheri@maleanagardens.com

Cheri’s 25-year career was in designing and delivering experiential leadership programs to over 25,000 people on four continents. Given her love of travel,  passion to learn/expand and her wholehearted desire to share what she has learned - this was the coolest career imaginable!

Since moving to Hawaii, Cheri and her husband, Scott, lovingly restored an old Hawaiian property in Kailua. They planted over 3,000 flowering and fragrant trees and plants and created an amazingly magical and tranquil place. Cheri is now is redirecting her passion and talent to create an intimate, unique and extraordinary wedding venue for couples who want a relaxed atmosphere and a personal, heartfelt connection for their wedding celebration. 

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Wedding Coordinator

Jennifer Abrego

(808) 599-0863 | Jenn@maleanagardens.com

Jennifer began coordinating and hosting events when she lived abroad in Japan and the UK for over 15 years. She has coordinated events for the entertainment industry as well as high-ranking military staff. She has designed and managed events ranging from 15-600 guests.

She is now making Hawaii her forever-home and focusing her incredible energy, love of working with people and commitment to excellence on helping create a joyful, seamless and magical day for each couple. 

Chef

Chef Jason

Jason was locally born and raised here in Hawaii. His culinary training began on Oahu and continued on in Napa Valley and Thailand. His culinary travels include: Bolivia, Singapore, Philippines and Miami. 

After returning to the Hawaiian Islands, Jason worked at both the Halekulani and the Sheraton Waikiki before opening his own restaurant in Kailua, which offers the best of locally-grown, farm-direct produce, gourmet food using only fresh, high-quality, seasonal ingredients delicately combined with traditional spices. Chef Jason prepares each dish with his culinary philosophy: "Simple, Fresh, Local." 


Testimonials

The venue is captivating. The grounds are beautiful! The gazebo is so gorgeous with its crystal chandeliers - it was perfect for our intimate dinner reception. The Bungalow is intricately decorated and welcoming, it served as my place to get ready for my wedding beforehand and our Honeymoon suite after....
There was no detail left untouched. We planned everything basically by phone from 4000+ miles away and arrived on the wedding day to find that they had taken care of everything for us exactly as I had dreamed of! It was truly the most magical day of my life.
Our guests’ jaws were on the floor as they came onto the property. Kailua beach is right off of the property, and the blue ocean is the perfect backdrop to the lush gardens. You can not take a bad picture in this place!!

It was the perfect wedding! We pretty much chose Male’ana within the first 10 minutes we were there trying to choose a venue even though we had other venues to look at. Jennifer and Cheri will make you feel like family, and they are just as big of a reason to come here along with the beauty of the property. Our guests still talk about the wedding and how it was an unforgettable one. Thank you!!!!
Jennifer, our wedding planner, has such contagious positive energy and is perfect for the venue. Any time we were feeling a bit stressed from trying to figure the wedding out, talking to Jennifer made that go away every time. All she kept saying was “I got this, don’t worry” up until the wedding started, and during the wedding she had a handle on everything and made sure everything went smoothly. Although she was the planner, she is the type of person you’d definitely want at your wedding as a guest as well because she lights up any space she is in. We actually met her once when we first saw the property, and then the 2nd time was the day before our wedding because we were in the mainland but she handled everything. To be honest, as beautiful as the property was, she was just as big of a reason we chose to have our wedding here.
“I was lucky enough to have my wedding and reception at Male’ana Gardens, and it was truly the most magical day of my life. Their property is breathtakingly beautiful, and meticulously taken care of. There is not one single angle that does not provide you with a perfect picture. The gazebo was ideal for our intimate reception, with the most amazing crystal chandeliers. The bungalow is decorated so beautifully, Cheri has done an amazing job selecting just the right items to decorate the bungalow to make it feel warm and inviting, with perfect vignettes made for wedding portraits and close ups of all your details.”
Male’ana Gardens is a truly beautiful place with such good-hearted people. Cheri and Jenn are both absolutely amazing. They are both very professional and answered all my questions and always returned my emails in a timely manner. We are so lucky to have had the chance to have our wedding here and are looking forward to coming back and staying one of these days for an anniversary!