How To Plan A Wedding with 1979Hawaii - FAQ


To help you decide in booking our amazing services (wedding catering services, open bar rental service), we've come up with a list of the frequently asked questions and answers. Once you're ready to get your proposal started or have further questions, feel free to contact us! We'd love to hear from you and plan your dream wedding.

What is the best & the most popular 1979Hawaii package?

  • Coconuts welcoming drinks
  • Refreshments stand
  • Pina-Colada stand to start off cocktail hour
  • Open bar service
  • Champagne wall for the toast
  • Shave ice service

We want our wedding to have an "open bar" for our guests. How does this work?

You got to the right place! 1979Hawaii provides open bar service. We have enough years of experience to allow you and yours to enjoy high class, tropical and experiential open bar service! Together we will bring your dream wedding bar to life.

Does your 5-hour of service means that 1979Hawaii team will be setting up during the ceremony?

1979 service includes 3 hours of setting up and breaking down and 5 hours of open bar service. 1979 service and all rental equipments will be set before guests arrive to the venue. Often, open bar service will start the cocktail hour and finish 30min before the transportation arrive (to get the guests ready for the ride back). Fruits infused water will be available before the ceremony & during the whole event.

Are Fresh coconuts and Pina-Coladas serve cold?

Yes! We make sure to chill the coconut before serving it and freshly blend the Pina-Coladas with ice before we serve it.

Can 1979Hawaii add alcohol to the Pina-Colada served in a pineapple and the coconut drinks?


Is glassware included in your service?

1979Hawaii provides an eco friendly disposable branded plastic cups. We always highly recommend to purchase glassware package to elevate the bar experience. 1979Hawaii offers glassware package that includes 1 style stainless steel cocktail cups and 1 style stainless water cups. However, client are more then welcome to purchase a glassware package from the rental company.

Is alcohol included in your package?

No. Bar service in Hawaii are allowed to provide liquor, however we can customize along side you the cocktails, wine, beer & Champagne menu and providing an exact alcohol shopping list and estimate costs. We also offer to meet you at the alcohol store to assist with the purchase, take with us the alcohol, chill it, and deliver it to the party.

Can you provide a rough estimate on the cost of alcohol?

The alcohol prices are very dependent on alcohol quality, if your guests are light/heavy drinkers, if you will want us to serve beer, wine and champagne along side the cocktails. However, rough estimate cost for 100 guests will be $600-$1500. We have some clients that the alcohol wasn't so important and the cost was $500 and others that alcohol are the most important and the cost was $2000 each wine bottle

How much is a tropical glassware package?

Estimate cost for glassware will be $159-$500. If you will decide to go with the glassware package from the rental company we will arrange the quantity.

“Im getting married in a hotel, I’m not sure if they will allow 1979Hawaii services as part of the event but I really want your service in my wedding!”

Usually hotels and close venues are limiting clients to bring outside catering and bar service. However, almost all of the venues on the island of Oahu will allow 1979Hawaii fresh Pineapple drinks, Coconut catering, Champagne wall & Shave ice service. We can travel anywhere on the island of Oahu, including corporate office, garden birthday, beach ceremony, inside a warehouse, or at your backyard.

What's included in the 1979Hawaii extra bar set-up and why do I need 2 bars on my event?

Usually after the ceremony everyone wants to start drinking, our professional wedding bartenders are very fast and effective but imagine 70 people stand in line to get their fix?!?! If you have large party, we recommend to have 2 bar set up to save wait time :). Extra bar service is included in the 1979Hawaii full bar service.

I would like to book 1979Hawaii for my wedding, how do I proceed?

Please contact us and fill up the contact form and we will get back to you with custom quote and contract.

Do you offer tasting day?

Due to high demand the event world keep us very busy. We offer tasting day base on our availability.

Do you have a package that includes fresh fruits to eat?

We offer an add-on of fresh cut pineapple or season fruits to any package.

What is 1979Hawaii's payment policy?

To reserve a wedding date we request a full deposit. Deposit is 50% refundable up until 90 days prior the wedding date. Reservation dates shall be confirmed once deposit has been cleared. Wedding date can be postponed any time with no additional fee, base on 1979Hawaii availability.

When will 1979Hawaii need the final headcount by?

2 weeks prior the wedding.

Can I have 1979Hawaii for my ceremony on the beach?

Yes!! We love ceremony on the beach. 1979Hawaii will keep your guests refreshed with cold and tropical beverages during your Hawaiian ceremony! Popular service for Oahu beach wedding:

  • Cold Fresh Coconut
  • Pina-Coladas and fresh cut pineapple
  • You can also allow your guests to enjoy both of the most popular tropical Hawaiian fruits and have a beautiful farm table coconut and pineapple beverages.
  • Cold brew coffee and fruits infused water self-serve station
  • Champagne wall.

Is 1979Hawaii custom bar front included in the packages price? Do we get to choose what bar style setup and alcohol will be served at our event?

Yes, all of 1979Hawaii packages includes one of our bar selection of your choice! 1979Hawaii account manager will custom along side you the bar menu.

Does your bar serve shots, wine, beer and champagne?

Yes, we serve any liquor, beer, wine and Champagne you are providing and wish in any form you wish us to serve your wedding day!