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June 26, 2022
Kailua-Kona, HI
#happilyeverholcombe

John & Caeli

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FAQs

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What is the wedding venue?

Answer

Papa Kona Restaurant & Bar Address: The Waterfront Row, 75-5770 Ali‘i Dr 1st Floor, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 https://papakonarestaurant.com/ Both the ceremony and reception will be here. Once you arrive, no need to go anywhere the rest of the night!

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What is the dress code?

Answer

Island Cocktail. Semi-formal. Basically, don't look like a beach bum.

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Where should I stay?

Answer

Check out the Travel page for lodging options. We have found Airbnb and VRBO to be the cheapest option, and recommend looking there first. There are also many hotels in the area.

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When is the wedding ceremony?

Answer

4:30 PM on Sunday June 26th, 2022.

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Will the ceremony and reception be indoors or outdoors?

Answer

The ceremony will be outdoors, just steps from the ocean. The reception will be at Papa Kona Restaurant, which has both indoor and outdoor seating.

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What time should I arrive?

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Please arrive by 4:00 PM.

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What happens after the ceremony?

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The bridal party will take pictures nearby for about an hour. Guests can head straight to the Reception area for cocktail hour and pupus (aka appetizers). The Reception ends at midnight.

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Are there any other wedding events I can attend?

Answer

We will be organizing optional events such as golf, hiking, and a visit to the Kuleana Rum Shack. We will send out more information in a future update.

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What should I do if I can't attend?

Answer

Please RSVP "no" so we can plan accordingly.

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Will food be served at the reception?

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Yes, dinner will be provided. We will serve a luau feast buffet with Hawaiian sweet rolls, garden salad, ahi poke-shoyu style, macaroni salad, steamed white rice, taro and Hawaiian sweet potato au gratin, roasted vegetables, chicken teriyaki and kalua pork.

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Will there be an open bar?

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Yes. We will be serving signature cocktails, beer, and wine. Other cocktails will be available for purchase.

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What will the weather be like this time of year?

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Weather in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in June is typically warm. The average high is 85 degrees, and the average low is 74 degrees. June is not a rainy month, but we recommend checking the local forecast before you leave for the trip to determine whether to bring a rain jacket. If you plan to visit Hilo or the Kona Coffee Belt, rain is likely so plan accordingly.

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What is the RSVP deadline? Can I RSVP online?

Answer

Yes, you may RSVP online. Please RSVP by April 10th, 2022.

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Do you have a wedding registry?

Answer

Yes, but the best gift you can give is your presence! If you feel so inclined, you can find our honeyfund and limited registry here: https://www.zola.com/wedding/johnandcaeli/registry

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When will the reception end?

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Midnight

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What health and safety measures will you be taking during the event?

Answer

https://travel.hawaii.gov/#/

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Where should I park?

Answer

There is a private parking garage beaneath the Papa Kona restaurant with plenty of parking. However, it is owned an operated by a private parking company and may be expensive. There are many free parking opportunities nearby in Kona. Here is a list of some: - Paid parking lot at the corner of Alii Drive and Hualalai Rd.; parking rates will apply. - Paid parking lot beneath the Waterfront Row complex; parking rates will apply. - Free parking lot directly across the street from Hale Halawai, where the farmer's market is held - Free parking lot behind Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel, accessed from Hualalai Rd; parking is free. The parking lot of the Kailua Kona Public Library; available when the library is closed. The municipal parking lot of Coconut Grove Plaza; parking is free. The municipal parking lot of Alii Sunset Plaza; two hour free parking, parking rates may apply. The municipal parking lot adjacent to the Kona Seaside Hotel, accessed from Kuakini Hwy; parking is free

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What are the current COVID-19 travel restrictions to Hawaii?

Answer

At the end of the day, March 25, 2022, the Safe Travels Hawai‘i program will conclude. Beginning March 26, 2022, there will be no COVID-related requirements for arriving domestic passengers. Travelers arriving in Hawai‘i directly from international airports must still comply with U.S. federal requirements; consult with your airline.

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