Merriman’s provides in-house coordination services. The team provides coordination and booking of vendors, food and beverage, staffing, and setup. They are on-site the day of your wedding to ensure your timeline is followed and the event runs smoothly.
Event Coordinator Assistant
Originally from Woodland, Washington, Rikki Hall is the newest member of the event team. She has a background in real estate, but after the loss of her father, she started a memorial fundraiser to benefit the youth of the community, and quickly gained a passion for event planning. Upon moving to Maui, she felt an immediate connection with Merriman’s, and joined the team as a server. When a position in the event department became available, it was the perfect fit! Rikki is an avid world traveler, having visited Hong Kong, Bali, Europe, Iceland, and South America. She enjoys learning about the new cultures, traditions and expanding her outlook on life. Her desire to become the best at everything she does is backed by her attention to detail, care and consideration of each event, and knowledge of the restaurant industry. Rikki enjoys the magic of celebrations and feels greatly rewarded helping each client make their special event a success. Rikki´s hobbies include beachcombing, volleyball, wine tasting and fine cuisine.
Adrienne Mitchell was born in the small town of Fort Kent, Maine. After graduating from State University of New York at Potsdam, she headed to the warmer weather and warmer waters of Maui. With a strong administrative background, Adrienne possesses the organizational skills and attention to detail necessary to make your special day perfect. She will be there to help you every step of the way to ensure your wedding is everything you dreamed it would be, with memories to last a lifetime. Her favorite part of the process is seeing it all come together and having a happy bride! When Adrienne's not busy planning events, she enjoys reading, hiking, running, and of course, going to the beach!
Danielle Kuck, the General Manager of Merriman’s Kapalua, started with Merriman’s over 7 years ago as Peter Merriman’s personal assistant. She quickly moved into the Event Manager position and helped develop and nurture the department into the success it is today. With strong communication skills geared to both internal leadership and providing outstanding customer service, Danielle works hard to ensure premiere events. Not only is Danielle detail oriented, but she is also passionate about Merriman's core values and dedicated to doing the right thing for our guests and her team of employees. Danielle also loves spending time with her family, being active, paddling outrigger canoe, and chocolate. Danielle graduated in Hospitality Management from Central Michigan University in 2006 and has successfully executed over 1000 events.
RAVES AND REVIEWS
We were thrilled to return to Merriman’s with our group of 50+ health researchers after having been there in 2014. Our event, from the planning with the wonderful event staff, to the cocktail reception outdoors, to the sit-down dinner in the private dining area, was seamless. The service the night of our reception and dinner was efficient and prompt, but not rushed. The food was delicious and fresh and the views, of course, were spectacular. Having dinner at Merriman’s was again the highlight of our three day event!
Dana Hull - California Walnut Commission
We couldn’t have selected a better location to start our lives as husband and wife. A year and a half ago when we ate at Merriman’s Kapalua for the first time we knew this is where we wanted to say “I do”. The food is incredible and tonight it was not any different. The deck was arranged perfectly and our wedding went just as planned.Valerie we are not sure how many weddings you have going on at one time, but we always felt like we were your only bride and groom. You got back to us with any questions quickly and honestly. We always felt you did everything you could for us. It was a true pleasure working with you. Thank you!
Kimmy and Allen - June 2016 Bride and Groom
We celebrated our wedding at Merriman's on 11/4/16 (selecting thebuyout option) and the entire staff made the 4th the most incredible day we could have asked for! It was more beautiful than I culd have ever dreamt! Everyone was so easy to work with and made the planning process (over a year!) so easy, especially Val and Adrienne. Location, food, service I just can't say enough how amazing everything was... we have received so many compliments.
About a week before the wedding Adrienne/Val had some input on the bar selection and suggested adding imperial bottles of champagne...that was such a fun touch and probably one of my favorite things throughout the night. i think it absolutely set the tone for the night and everyone had a blast!
Val and Adrienne dealt with all my changes/requests and emails without any complaints and they were always helpful when I had questions/concerns. I can truly say all the planning and attention to detail really paid off and they did an amazing job executing everythiung i wanted, and it will be a day we remember and cherish forever! Special thank you to Val and Adrienne for everything you both did to make this day run smooth and for the constant communication throughout this year of planning!