The premier venue on the Windward side.

Ko‘olau Ballrooms & Conference Center is a place known for its breathtaking mountain views and unmatched setting. Here, unforgettable moments happen each day. Whether you choose to hold your event in our Grand Ballroom, Glass Ballroom or one of our smaller suites, every venue features floor-to-ceiling windows with expansive views of the Ko‘olaus. Beneath these towering pinnacles, the Ko’olau Ballrooms & Conference Center staff is here to help you plan your event and see to every detail. It would be our honor to welcome you and your guests for your very special day.

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Meet our team

Steven Nagamine – Director Of Catering about koolau

Steven Nagamine

President and Chief Operating Officer
Jamie Lospoc – Event Services Manager about koolau

Jamie Lospoc

Event Services Manager
Sharon Buennagel Head Chef about koolau

Sharon Buennagel

Executive Chef
Jaime Saavedra – Banquet Manager about koolau

Jaime “Jay” Saavedra

Banquet Manager
Juan Paez – Maintenance & Safety Manager about koolau

Juan Paez

Maintenance & Safety Manager
Robert Azevedo Ford – Head Porter about koolau

Robert Azevedo-Ford

Head Porter
Roxanne Mina Event Services Manager about koolau

Roxanne Mina

Event Services Manager
Tan Ly – Banquet Captain about koolau

Tan Ly

Banquet Captain
Kylie Yamanouchi about koolau

Kylie Yamanouchi

Event Services Manager

Mission Statement

At Ko‘olau Ballrooms & Conference Center, we strive to be recognized as the premier location for weddings, social events and corporate gatherings. We exceed our clients’ expectations by providing distinctive cuisine and a level of service consistent with our passion for excellence. We deliver an elevated experience with our inspiring vistas and welcoming spirit, rooted in our commitment to respect, honor, and care for each other. We support our community with a place to gather while achieving financial strength and profitability.

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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Ko’olau Ballrooms & Conference Center for employment.
Current employment opportunities exist for:

  • Cook/Pantry
  • Banquet Porters
  • Banquet Wait Help
  • Dishwasher
  • Janitorial Services

Frequently Asked Questions

If we book an outdoor ceremony, what do you do in case of rainy weather?2022-02-15T12:49:40-10:00

Whenever we book an outdoor ceremony, we will always book the indoor waterfall site as a back-up.

Is your facility pet friendly?2022-02-15T12:49:22-10:00

We allow only certified service animals in the facility. We have allowed pets to be a part of outdoor ceremonies.

Are we allowed to bring in any food or beverage?2022-02-15T12:49:06-10:00

A cake and edible favors may be brought in for your event, however outside food and beverages are not allowed.

Is the food catered through Ko’olau Ballrooms & Conference Center?2022-02-15T12:48:44-10:00

Yes, we have an awesome catering staff with an award-winning executive chef in-house.

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