Whatever your dreams are for the perfect Hawaii beach wedding, the facilities at the Hawaii Polo Club can make them happen.
Our exclusive oceanfront polo field is located on Oahu’s beautiful North Shore between the majestic Waianae mountain range and clear waters of the Pacific Ocean creating an ideal blend of rugged natural beauty and high-class style for your special occasion.
Polo’s history in Hawaii dates back to the last decades of the 19th century and is intimately intertwined with the culture of the “Paniolo,” the Hawaiian cowboy.
Colorful, romantic and dramatic, the paniolo tradition is that classic blending of East, West and Polynesia which defines the best of Hawaii Polo, the most exciting and consuming of horse sports, was a natural outgrowth of the Hawaiian cowboy’s love of horses, excitement and drama.
That polo was introduced in Hawaii not via America, but from Asia, through an Australian cowboy visiting from India, is even more proper and fitting to the multi-cultural, ethnic blending which helps define our island culture in Hawaii.
On the environmental side, the polo fields of Hawaii are like a necklace of emeralds spread across the island chain. Each different, yet each one a jewel of rich green open space helping to preserve the natural beauty of the area in which is is located.
From the mountain vistas of Makawao to the beachfront of Anini Beach and Mokuleia and to the towering Koolaus in Waimanalo, the polo clubs of Hawaii are blessed with the most scenically stunning polo fields anywhere.
Polo first caught on in Hawaii largely because of the efforts of Hawaii's Merrie Monarch – King David Kalakaua enjoyed horse racing and polo, so he turned Kapiolani Park into a race track and a polo field.
"For many years, it was very active on the weekends, for both horse racing and polo matches," Hoe said. In the early 1900's, through the end of the 1930's, the polo scene shifted to Hawaii's Army installations. At the time, the military moved on horseback. Polo was ideal for practicing horsemanship.
Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter hosted two active polo clubs. A young colonel excelled at the sport long before he became a four-star general and war hero. "George Patton was an avid polo enthusiast," Hoe said. "He came from a family of means and he actually had his polo ponies shipped to Hawaii when he was stationed here at Schofield."
Guests will enjoy stunning views with either ceremony site option. The Hawaii Polo Club will handle all the details of your beach wedding celebration directly, and the reception is walking distance from your ceremony on the sands, or field. Your photographer will fall in love with this enchanting venue. Following formal portraits, you and your guests will partake in a delicious meal in the club’s charming event tent.
After dinner, you and your guests can end your romantic evening with dancing on the clubhouse deck. Hawaii Polo Club has everything you need to have the romantic beach wedding you have been dreaming of.
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