Maui Business

Lahaina Loft Aims to Answer Growing Demand for Unique Event Venues

July 9, 2018, 11:08 AM HST
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Lahaina Loft, a contemporary oceanfront event space is Maui’s newest premier venue for weddings, corporate events and social gatherings, meeting the growing demand for alternative celebration venues on the island.

The quintessential loft located on historic Front Street, features white walls, wood floors and large windows as well as an outdoor lānai (balcony) offering picturesque Maui ocean and sunset views.

Featuring 2,000-square-feet of air-conditioned event space, the spacious layout delivers limitless capabilities for a truly customized experience, according to company representatives. Whether planning a corporate or hospitality event, intimate wedding ceremony and reception or a private social gathering, Lahaina Loft offers a venue to host up to 150 guests.

“The open-concept design allows for hosts to easily transform the space in the look and style they desire,” says Denise Black, Lahaina Loft managing partner and creative visionary. “With the help of our expert event planners and valued relationships with specialized vendors, we can bring your vision to life.”

Lahaina Loft also uses a unique business model that company executives say is as versatile as its space. Clients have the option to partner with professional coordinators and their preferred vendors or work directly with Lahaina Loft, tapping into an extensive list of Maui’s notable chefs and wedding and event professionals.

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Formerly a restaurant, the multi-functional space is outfitted with a commercial kitchen with room for workstations and kitchen preparations. This enables seamless operations for occasions involving outside catering, according to Lahaina Loft representatives.

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Ceiling tracks allow for chandeliers and hanging illumination equipment with dimmer controls for dramatic lighting while eliminating the need to conceal electrical cables and cords.

“The reception space is an event planner’s blank canvas, framed with architectural details and modern touches complemented by Lahaina Town’s historical charm,” company representatives said.

Another unique offering of Lahaina Loft is fostered by its location, allowing for a multitude of personalized experiences imaginable from exclusive receptions downstairs in Lahaina Galleries to private cooking classes with renowned Maui chefs.

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“Events have been trending in the direction of enhancing the guest experience and creating unique memories,” added Denise Black. “We’re also seeing events move indoors to allow for more flexibility in décor and to eliminate the concern of how unfavorable weather conditions may affect the event.”

Lahaina Loft. Photo courtesy of Kaua Photography

Lahaina Loft. Photo Courtesy of Anna Kim Photography

Lahaina Loft. Photo Courtesy of Scott Drexler Photography

Lahaina Loft. Photo Courtesy of Amity Mason Photography

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