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From A Marquesas Chief’s Village To A Thatched-Roof Canoe House, Polynesian Cultural Center Offers A Variety Of Special Event Locales

From A Marquesas Chief’s Village To A Thatched-Roof Canoe House, Polynesian Cultural Center Offers A Variety Of Special Event Locales

Unique Venues, Food and Entertainment Available at a Great Value for Corporate Meetings to Baby Luaus
Laie, Hawaii – March 13, 2012 – A wide variety of special event venues offered at the Polynesian Cultural Center ensures that any occasion – from company meetings to a baby luau – will be a more memorable experience. With venues ranging from a Marquesas Chief’s Village and thatched-roof canoe house, to the newly renovated Gateway Restaurant and 2,700-seat Pacific Theater, combined with customizable menus and a multitude of entertainment options, the PCC is a one-stop-shop for any event.

“We take the Polynesian spirit and enthusiasm for which we are known and put it towards all of the events that we host here at the Polynesian Cultural Center,” said Larie Manutai, PCC’s Hawaii Sales Manager. “Traditionally, when people plan events, they have to separately find a location appropriate to the occasion, a caterer and entertainment. Here at the PCC we are able to serve all of these needs in one place and at a great value.”

With more than nine special event venues, the PCC can accommodate everything from small corporate meetings and more intimate events to receptions and large-scale, dramatic presentations.

Special event locations include:
Hale Aloha – Providing an unforgettable Polynesian setting where groups of up to 650 people can enjoy meetings topped off with the award-winning Alii Luau or customized buffet. This amphitheater-style venue on the Center’s freshwater lagoon also features its own stage for speakers or entertainment, waterfalls, palm trees, six buffet stations, an imu (Hawaiian oven) pit and terraced seating.

Hale Ohana – Accommodating up to 500 people under a high roof with island-style open walls, Hale Ohana can be configured for a luau or a variety of meetings or meals ranging from snacks and refreshments to a luau. Surrounded by award-winning landscaping and a waterfall, this special events venue features its own stage, four buffet stations and two drink stations.

Hale Kuai – One of PCC’s premier meeting and dining venues, Hale Kuai accommodates 250 guests in open-air seating featuring lush landscaping and waterfalls, an island stage and imu, one drink stations and two buffet stations.

Marquesas Tohua (Chief’s Village) – A self-contained Polynesian village that comes complete with thatched-roof buildings and a central courtyard where unforgettable island feasts for up to 300 guests have been staged. Its elevated platform enhances the experience and provides an extra measure of privacy for group functions.
Marquesas Canoe Landing – Another unique Polynesian gem for smaller groups of up to 50, guests have the option of meeting and dining under the thatched-roof open-wall canoe house or on the open-air canoe landing situated right on the PCC’s freshwater lagoon and surrounded by tropical landscaping.

School House – Ideal for smaller group of up to 50 guests, who will enjoy its thatched-roof open-wall ambiance. Situated within the PCC’s six island villages and surrounded by tropical landscaping, the School House can be configured for meetings and/or meals.

Gateway Restaurant – Boasting a 24,400 square foot grand dining hall with seating for more than 1,000, the newly renovated venue’s structural design harkens back to that of a Samoan fale with wide wooden pillars and an angular sweeping roof. The dining area features one of the largest murals in the world, extending nearly 8,000 square feet this mural takes guests on a visual journey through the many cultures of Polynesia. Gateway also features a state-of-the-art cooling and lighting system that can be customized to fit any mood.

Pacific Theater – The 2,700-seat theatre, home to PCC’s world-famous evening show Ha: Breath of Life, is available during the daytime for large gatherings, performances and presentations. The dramatic, covered amphitheater features tropical landscaping, waterfalls, terraced seating, a wide stage, dressing and staging areas, a spectacular mountain backdrop and even volcanoes.

In addition to luau and pre-set buffet and menu options, featuring prime rib, seafood selections and other island favorites, PCC offers various ala carte food items so customers can create their own menus.

PCC’s dancers and musicians provide a variety of entertainment options and, for those looking to host a company seminar or guest speakers, sound technicians are available to make sure every word and sound comes through loud and clear. For reservations, pricing and to check availability, please contact PCC’s group sales office at (808) 293-3150 or e-mail at mci@polynesia.com.

Founded in 1963 as a non-profit organization, the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) has entertained more than 36 million visitors, while preserving and portraying the culture, arts and crafts of Polynesia to the rest of the world. In addition, the PCC has provided financial assistance to nearly 17,000 young people from more than 70 different countries while they attend Brigham Young University-Hawaii. As a non-profit organization, 100 percent of PCC’s revenue is used for daily operations and to support education.