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Kaua'i Mayor Renews Vows, Becoming First to Use Wailele Terrace

LIHUE, Hawaii ­ February 4, 2008 ­ A celebration of love and marriage by
Kaua'i¹s mayor helped to launch the new Wailele Terrace wedding venue at
KauaOEi Marriott Resort & Beach Club. On Sunday, January 27th, Mayor Bryan
Baptiste and his wife Annette celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary by
renewing their vows before family and friends at Wailele Terrace.
 ³Annette and I want to thank General Manager Bill Countryman and the
associates of Kaua'i Marriott Resort & Beach Club for helping to make our
silver anniversary a very memorable one,² said Kaua'i Mayor Bryan Baptiste.
³Wailele Terrace is truly beautiful and romantic, and we were honored to be
the first to use it.²
Mayor Baptiste¹s vow renewal capped a full day of celebration to launch
Wailele Terrace. Earlier that morning, the resort held a traditional
Hawaiian blessing. Reverend Ipo Kahaunaele-Ferreira of Ke Akua Mana Church
blessed the grounds, the resort¹s associates who oversee the site, and all
future wedding couples who will get married at Wailele Terrace. Then, as
General Manager Bill Countryman (pictured at right, row one, far left in
gray shirt) untied the ceremonial maile lei to signify the opening of
Wailele Terrace, a few drops of rain fell on the crowd, which was seen as a
³We conduct approximately 150 weddings annually, many of which are held at
our spectacular beachfront Luau Gardens,² said Countryman. ³Many couples
with destination weddings prefer a garden setting, and the new Wailele
Terrace offers a private and romantic location with a botanical garden
ambiance that complements the convenience of being on-site at the resort.²
Literally translated as ³jumping water,² the name ³Wailele² refers to the
terrace¹s calming waterfalls. Elevated above the waterfalls and overlooking
exotic koi ponds, the new Wailele Terrace is located amidst the
award-winning tropical Gardens of Kalapaki, featuring more than 100 native
and indigenous Hawaiian plants and flowers. A striking lava staircase and
pathway lined with lava rock and flagstones will draw guests up toward the
top of the hill, where the bride and groom can exchange vows under a shady
banyan tree.
Kaua'i Marriott Resort & Beach Club also announces its Wailele O Ke Aloha
(³Waterfall of Love) Wedding Package. Starting from $6,500.00, the Wailele O
Ke Aloha package includes use of Wailele Terrace venue, two specialty lei
for the couple, a Hawaiian bridal processional including an authentic
chanter, and the personalized services of a KauaOEi Marriott event
Couples can also exchange vows at one of the resort¹s many location options:
the Luau Gardens, poolside, elegant ballrooms, enchanting ocean view
gazebos, or three open-air courts. Kaua'i Marriott event coordinators can
assist with wedding packages and services at all resort sites. To reach a
coordinator, call toll free 1-800-246-5620.
In addition to wedding ceremonies, Wailele Terrace can also host intimate
gatherings. Measuring 950 square feet in size, this venue is able to host up
to a maximum of 60 people for a reception and 50 people for a banquet
Overlooking the scenic Kalapaki Beach and Nawiliwili Bay, the Kaua'i
Marriott Resort & Beach Club is located on 51 prime oceanfront acres on
Kaua'i¹s east side.  The resort offers 356 comfortably appointed hotel guest
rooms and features four restaurants and two lounges, a new Fitness and
Aerobics Center, full-service day spa, and 26,000 square-foot swimming pool
­ one of the largest in Hawai'i.  For more information or to make
reservations at the KauaOEi Marriott Resort & Beach Club, please call (800)
220-2925 or (808) 245-5050 or visit

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