Accommodates up to 5 couples. Special rates for smaller parties of 5 or less.
So many brides have contacted us wanting to rent our waterfront home for weddings, rehearsal dinners, brunches, birthday parties etc. We felt a need to create a wedding and event web page...
82 Ocean is a private home in a residential area with
a very small yard, no
room for a tent and parking for only 5 cars! 82 Ocean is not a commercial property. Our private home sleeps 12 MAX
(and we prefer groups of 8 or less) and we would not want any more on the property
than the 12 guests. So when brides tell us it is just an “intimate wedding” we say, fine, but our definition of "intimate" is for up to 12 ppl
- MAX, sorry no exceptions! To be perfectly clear: Our house is
not be used to host any outside guests at any time.
WARNING RE USING PRIVATE HOMES for your wedding - many towns (and we think Kennebunkport may be one of them) have ordinances that only allow the owners of a private home to host a wedding at the residence for their own family! Some owners may rent you their home not even knowing this ordinance! You do not want to be told by the police the day of your wedding (*or by the landlord a few weeks prior when they learn the ordinance), "sorry you can not have your wedding here today!" Be sure to check with the town officials before making plans to have your wedding at a private home.
*Note: We have received phone calls from panicked brides just weeks prior to there wedding when the landlord for the house they had reserved had just been "shut-down" on hosting weddings by the town and had to call the brides with upcoming events to tell them - "sorry, we cannot have your wedding at our house." One was even keeping the money too and saying "well you can still stay here that week."
Suggestions for weddings in Kennebunkport... These places have the facilities to accommodate a wedding (lodging, receptions, rehearsal dinners). The Nonantum Resort and Colony are the two major wedding players in town. The Rhumb Line Resort is a nice undiscovered property for a very affordable wedding. The Rhumb Line can do an outside wedding with a tent by the pool or inside in their Chart Room. Their poolside Lobster Bakes are legendary!
On Kennebunk Beach, the Seaside Inn can do a small weddings - on the beach.
~ A wedding in May, early June, or an October wedding may save you a bunch of money!
~ A Friday night or Sunday wedding will often save money.
Wedding Fallacy: Some "Travel Experts" have written that renting a house will save money on your wedding. That is not necessary true... By the time you have hired a caterer, rented a tent, rented tables, rented chairs, rented port-a-lets… your wedding costs may be just as high if not higher then places commercial wedding resorts. Also, warning - some towns, are starting to require private homes to have wedding permits and more are implementing this rule every year.
Congratulations on your big event! We hope these Maine wedding tips were helpful. Good luck and have fun.
Kennebunkport Maine Weddings and Events
at 82 Ocean at all.
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