Ballroom and Event Venue on Oahu
For larger events needing that perfect touch, there’s no better place than the Legacy Ballroom. It’s the ideal setting for banquets, wedding receptions, conferences and luaus. With a seating capacity of up to 800, the Ballroom can be divided into the Legacy I and Legacy II Ballrooms for smaller parties. It features a theatre stage (with professional lighting and large, retractable screen available at extra cost).
The tranquil Takakura Okinawan Garden, located just outside the Ballroom, provides the perfect backdrop for any event and is a popular setting for weddings and group photos.
Located in Waipio Gentry at the Hawaii Okinawa Center, the Legacy Ballroom is our premier banquet venue. It is especially convenient to the Leeward and Central Oahu areas, and is readily accessible via freeway from Honolulu.
A Catered Experience is the exclusive caterer for events at the Hawaii Okinawa Center in Waipahu.
|Room Name||Sq. Ft.||Length||Width||Ceiling||Banquet (round tables)||Luau (long tables)||Min. Guests||Max. Guests|
|Legacy Ballroom||8,991'||98'||100'||22'||54 tables / 540 guests||80 tables / 800 guests||350||800|
|Legacy I||5,200'||52'||100'||22'||30 tables / 300 guests||35 tables / 350 guests||200||350|
|Legacy I - Stage area only||880'||22'||40'||11'||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Legacy II||4,600'||46'||100'||11'-12'||17 tables / 170 guests||20 tables / 200 guests||125||200|
Legacy I - Stage area only
*Restrictions may apply; any activity or vendor space needed will decrease the maximum number of tables. Both round and long tables seat 10 guests each.
Download the Capacity Chart PDF
To protect our guests and staff, the Hawaii Okinawa Center Legacy Ballroom is closed until further notice. We are closely following CDC guidelines and will reopen once allowed by the State Government. For our State’s reopening strategy, visit OneOahu.org (ballrooms are considered Structured Events).
Reservations can be made up to 14 months in advance (E.g. On April 1, 2021, we are taking reservations up to the end of June 2022). Please feel free to email us if you have any questions. We are tentatively accepting reservations for future events but no guarantee can be made until the State allows for Ballrooms to be reopened.
Hosting an event? Book the Legacy Ballroom according to your needs:
Ballroom Services and Policies
A Banquet Captain, Wait Staff and Buffet Attendant are provided for all catered events at the Legacy Ballroom. Additional staff may be required for carving stations (at extra cost).
Free guest parking is available at the Hawaii Okinawa Center, with 126 regular parking spots and 6 for handicapped drivers.
The Ballroom does not provide projectors or specialized sound equipment. However, we can provide a podium with a microphone that feeds into the main house speakers.
The Legacy and Legacy I Ballrooms offer a 11’ x 14’ retractable screen that can be rented for $25.00 (plus service fee and tax). The Legacy II Ballroom has a portable screen (approximately 6′ x 6′) available at no additional fee.
Liquor and Bar Services
A Catered Experience does not handle liquor, but you may hire bartenders on your own. We currently recommend Aloha on the Rocks.
See complete list of Event Policies for the Legacy Ballroom
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Can the Takakura garden at the Hawaii Okinawa Center be used for a wedding ceremony without having a reception at the Legacy Ballroom?
What are the dimensions of the Garden Wedding Ceremony package archway and pedestal columns?
Can the Legacy Ballroom be rented without catering from A Catered Experience?
Are colored linen tablecloths available at the Legacy Ballroom?
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Can a bounce house be brought into the Ballroom?
Do you offer weekday meeting packages?
Are drones allowed inside or outside of the Ballroom?
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Ideal setting for banquets, wedding receptions, conferences and luaus