Haiku House proposal spot under the tree tunnel

If you are looking for a lush, green, and private place to pop the question on Maui, Haiku House is an amazing proposal location to consider.

Haiku House on Maui

A Non-Beach Proposal Location

Although we are experts at beach proposals, that’s not all we do! We often have clients who specifically request proposal locations that aren’t on a beach.

Sometimes, they are apologetic and say the beach is beautiful but they “just aren’t beach people.” Or they want something different and unexpected. Or they know their sweetie won’t want to get sandy.

Whatever the reason, we support you. It’s our goal to help you find the right location that matches what you’re envisioning and is somewhere that your future fiancé will love!

Private Venue on Maui

If you describe your ideal proposal as private, intimate, taking place somewhere that’s not crowded, then private venues immediately jump to the top of our minds as possible options for you.

We are ecstatic to introduce Haiku House as our newest private proposal venue, especially since it adds to our list of non-beach locations.

About Haiku House

Private estate at Haiku House

Haiku House is tucked away on Maui’s north shore, a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the resorts in south and west Maui. This 20 acre slice of paradise is filled with the beauty of mother nature. The driveway is lined with royal palms. There are fig trees and an orange orchard. Majestic trees throughout the grounds create a canopy overhead so that you feel like you’re in your own world.

Couple kisses among the fig trees at Haiku House

The estate boasts a rich history as well. In 1849, King Kamehameha III deeded 530 acres, including the 20 that Haiku House sits on, to missionary Richard Armstrong for a dollar. This was considered payment for Armstrong’s help in writing and implementing the Great Mahele, an act that allowed private ownership of land in Hawaii for the first time.

The property changed hands several times, with each owner making their own enhancements. After Armstrong, it was owned by Henry P. Baldwin, co-founder of local corporate giant Alexander & Baldwin. The Baldwin family built the original part of the house in 1860 and hosted many lavish galas for esteemed guests, including King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani, Hawaii’s last reigning monarchs. Haiku House is currently owned by the Chan family, who live in Vancouver but maintain close ties to Maui as the owner of Wailea Golf Club.

Proposing at Haiku House

The vast outdoor space at Haiku House means there are multiple places where you could get down on one knee. We scouted four unique proposal spots for you to choose from.

The first proposal area you come to is right in front of an impressive banyan tree. This is perfect if you want the jungle feeling without having to venture into the jungle.

Haiku House proposal spot by the banyan tree

Haiku House proposal spot in front of the banyan tree

Next, we have the platform. This area is also surrounded by trees, but it is a blank canvas. This space is ideal for customizing with romantic floral details.

Haiku House proposal spot on the platform

Haiku House proposal spot in front of the altar

Imagine strolling along a path, hand in hand with your sweetie, and popping the question under outstretched branches that form a kind of tree tunnel. The light streaming in and enveloping you in a warm glow… it was love at first sight for us when we laid our eyes on this proposal spot.

Haiku House proposal spot under the tree tunnel

Haiku House proposal spot beneath the tree tunnel

Lastly, if you want a proposal location that’s classic and traditional, there is a white gazebo on the property that would make such a picturesque proposal moment.

Haiku House proposal spot at the gazebo

Haiku House proposal spot in front of the gazebo

Haiku House Proposal Packages

We have two proposal packages designed for Haiku House.

The Haiku House Classic is made for the couple who vibe with all the greenery and want to stay on property for an hour during their proposal and engagement session to make use of all the ample backdrops Haiku House has to offer.

Couple runs through the trees at Haiku House

Lush greenery is abundant at Haiku House

Bamboo makes a pretty backdrop for couple at Haiku House

Haiku House does have a peek of the ocean…

A small peek of ocean view is available at Haiku House

…but if you do want engagement pictures on the beach (or another nearby location) as well, then our Haiku House Deluxe gives you 1.5 hours of photography and an additional location for your engagement session.

Interested in proposing at Haiku House? Reach out to us to chat about this beautiful private venue!

Dancing in the forest

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