I am planning for a July wedding in Maui and am stuck on selecting a private estate venue. I want my ceremony and reception to be at the same location (minimize transport of +35 guests) and oceanfront - i.e. at the beach but not on it... We also want something private, so I am shying away from Gannon's, Merriman's, etc. I've looked into Sugarman, Sugar Beach, Kukahiko, etc. (Olawalu being booked up already until October, apparently.)
Are there any other venues that you'd recommend? Or any experience having or attending weddings at the above? Would love to hear any stories, as the main things for me are great food and even better dancing. Food can be solved with an awesome caterer but I'd love to also hear opinions on indoor/outdoor dining at a private estate venue for the reception.