Kennebunkport, ME
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Weddings & Social Events

Plan an Unforgettable Event Experience

Located on the water where the Kennebunk River meets the Atlantic Ocean, The Breakwater Inn & Spa offers a breathtakingly inspiring venue for your wedding in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Whether you’re hosting your wedding on the Breakwater Inn’s beautiful riverfront lawn or in our elegant private dining salon venue, trust our experienced planners and caterers to ensure that your every need will be exceeded in grand style. All menus are customized to your taste and budget and we are glad to offer plated dinner service, stations or buffets.

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Plan a Wedding

At the Breakwater Inn, we understand how precious this event is for you and for this reason our experienced team of event planners will work closely with you to make sure all of your wishes are met.

Your wedding reception can be hosted in our Private Dining Salon, which accommodates up to 32 people or we can design a romantic, tented reception for up to 150 people on our riverfront lawn venue where the Kennebunk River meets the Atlantic Ocean.

Our team can offer specialty linens, furniture, tenting and decor rentals. Customized quotes are available as well. We also maintain a list of local Kennebunkport suppliers, who offer a range of products and services, which you may need such as a professional event planner, florists, limo, trolley services, musicians, tent rental, furniture rental and more.

Planning a Wedding - The Breakwater Inn Kennebunkport
Wedding Features - The Breakwater Inn Kennebunkport

Wedding Features

  • Fully customized catering services
  • On-site activities
  • Group rates for event attendees staying at the hotel

Wedding Planners in Kennebunkport, Maine

Need more help planning your wedding in Kennebunkport, Maine? We recommend the following event planners to help ensure your wedding day is stress-free and exceptional, from venue to menu and more!

If you’re looking for help finding wedding vendors, we would love to provide you with a preferred vendor list.

Wedding Planners in Kennebunkport, Maine

Love Stories at The Breakwater Inn

Reservation Information

Yes, with a buyout of the restaurant, maximum of 50 people, private event to include the riverside lawn.

Tented events up to 150 guests – includes riverside lawn & Striper’s restaurant is closed, your required to rent all 20 guestrooms at the Inn with a 2-night minimum from May to October.

It is a private event, from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm day of the event. Tent is used rain or shine.
Lawn event – up to 50 guests – portion of the riverside lawn, not private, rain back up is our event space “The Tavern.”

You can make a reservation up to 10 guests for lunch or dinner at Stripers, more than 10 guests require booking an event space: The Tavern (up to 50 guests) or The Living Room (up to 20 guests). You can call the sales office at 207-361-8755 to inquire about event space.

Adirondack chairs, Stripers Riverside, are reservation only for a 2-hour period. Reservations for Adirondack chairs are accepted by phone only – 207-967-3118.

Reservations for Stripers inside seating is done online with Open Table.

If it is a tented event, the ceremony & reception takes place under the tent.

If it is a lawn event up to 50 guests, the Tavern is the rain back up space.

Yes, if the date is available, you can book your rehearsal dinner. It is booked as a separate event and will require a separate contract.

We do not offer day after brunches. A Continental breakfast is included with room rate and is served inside Stripers restaurant from 8 am to 10 am.

The wedding party usually rents rooms at the Inn. The Cottage is customarily rented by the wedding couple and used by the bride and bridesmaids to get ready. It has a kitchen, double sink bathroom, with a large living room area and sits on the river.

Yes, if your wedding is on a Saturday, Stripers is open to the public on Friday evening. We have the wedding rehearsal on a portion of the lawn. This takes place at approximately 3:30/4:00 pm the day prior and needs to be schedule not more than 30 days from your event. It takes approximately 30-45 minutes.

If we have an event space available, it will require a contract with a 50-person maximum, plus a food and beverage minimum, all events end at 10:00 pm.

Weddings – 5 hours – not including ceremony.

Social event – 2-3 hours

All events, regardless of being inside or outside, must end by 10:00 pm.

No, we are an historic property and grandfathered, so we do not have any handicap bathrooms or guestrooms, we do have rooms on the first floor of the Inn with a ramp into the lobby.

Once you request a contract, we put a temporary hold on the date, you have 5 days to return the contract accompanied with a deposit.

Event deposits are 50% of the estimated total, they are due at contract signing, all payments are non-refundable.

No, the only pets allowed are service dogs with proper paperwork.

For a tented event – The Riverside Lawn, pre-day set up of the tent, day of event, following day removal of the tent, 10- 60” round tables, 50 white garden chairs, setup of 2nd bar, use of Stripers Restaurant from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm day of event, plate ware, flatware for up to 150, 2 bars of glassware for 150 and set up of 50 white garden chairs for a ceremony. As well as set up of chairs and additional tables to be used for your event.

The food selected for your event includes appetizers, multi-courses, and a beverage package. Tax, service charge and overnight guest rooms are not included in the minimum.

No – Sperry tents provides our tents to our clients.

Yes, all our events have a food and beverage minimum, the minimum will depend on the type of event you are having.

We will supply you with our preferred vendor list, if you have your own vendors, they will need to be approved by the sales department prior to hiring and provide certificate of insurance.