Now Accepting Reservations for Structured Events
The Hawaii Okinawa Center’s Legacy Ballroom is now accepting reservations to host Structured Events following the guidelines as set forth by the Tier 3 COVID-19 Reopening Strategy Guidelines.
These can be any kind of event where attendees reserve a seat, attend the seated event, and then leave. Examples of these events might be:
- Seated celebrations of life
- Business meetings
- Educational seminars
- Graduation ceremonies
- And more, please ask
The guests are held in groupings of no more than ten people each. Each group must be seated at least six feet away from other groups, and groups are prohibited from intermingling with other groups. Contact tracing and face coverings are still required, and many other safety protocols are required.
Please ask us about how to safely hold your next event at the Legacy Ballrooms.
Bento Menus: Japanese-style meals in a box, offering a range of meat and seafood offerings.
Funeral Bentos: Grab-and-go food for memorial gatherings
Breakfast Bentos: A full range of pastries, eggs, breakfast meats, starches and beverages.
Sandwich & Salad Options and Seasonal Bento Specials
While we are unable to host interactive events, you may call us at (808) 677-7744 to inquire about booking a static event (defined as events where attendees are required to reserve a seat, attend the event, and leave).
We are closely following CDC guidelines and will fully reopen once allowed by the State Government. For our State’s reopening strategy, visit OneOahu.org.
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 fully reopened.
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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.
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
Are beverages included with the menu?
How far in advance can a date be reserved for the Legacy Ballroom?
Can changes or substitutions be made to the Legacy Ballroom menus?
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?
What are the dimensions of the chairs?
What color are the chairs?
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