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Inn by the Sea

Cape Elizabeth, ME View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
52 reviews
$28k - $34k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

About

$28k - $34k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

Inn by the Sea is an oceanfront wedding venue set in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Pristine sands of Crescent Beach await couples and guests, a short walk from the venue. With outdoor and indoor venues featuring views of the ocean, couples will have the perfect backdrop no matter where they choose to be married.

Facilities and Capacity

Just steps away from the Inn, the Front Lawn Boulevard offers a beautiful panoramic view of the ocean along with beautifully manicured gardens for saying "I Do", along with enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the natural beauty and seabreeze. A beautiful reception of dinner and dancing is enjoyed while gazing at the ocean from a luxurious sailcloth tent. Accommodating up to 180 seated guests this space is the perfect location to celebrate the night away.

In addition, the indoor Crescent Room offers an intimate space with many windows and natural lighting along with access to an outdoor deck area. Perfect for the smaller crowd or intimate wedding setting. Accomodating up to 50 seated guests, all will enjoy views of the beautiful gardens and oceanfront landscapes.

Services Offered
This oceanside resort has many services that offers their couples a customized and personal expereince. Featuring an on-site planner along with an array of personalized services tailored to your needs. Other services include:

  • Ocean view ceremony sites
  • Indoor/Outdoor reception areas
  • Spa
  • On-site catering
  • Elopement packages
  • Linens
  • Tables, Chairs, and China
  • Tent packages
  • Floral and event designs
  • Suites

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$10,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$68

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Beach
Garden
Inn/B&B
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
November
December

52 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Alex B. Married on 07/04/2020
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    Inn by the Sea

    I got married at Inn by the Sea in June 2021 and everything was fantastic. Their new wedding coordinator, Kathleen Pacella, is experienced and professional. I planned the wedding from across the country, so I wasn't able to meet her in person until the day before the wedding, but she made it all work. The food and service were 10/10, even for a 70-person wedding. Our reception was outside under a tent that Kathleen found for us, and even the tent itself was beautiful. I should also add that this was a rescheduled wedding due to Covid, and the Inn was very accommodating during the rescheduling process.

    Inn by the Sea's reply:

    Thank you, Alex! So happy to know that you and Trey enjoyed the day, and that we were able to provide you with a wonderful wedding planned from afar. All the best to you both!
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    Liana Married on 09/21/2019
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    Beautiful setting for an amazing weekend!

    My husband and I heard about IBTS through a family friend. When we went to check out the venue, we immediately knew it was the perfect spot for us! The staff is incredibly friendly and professional. Over the course of planning, the coordinator was quick to respond to all questions through email and/or phone calls. She was knowledgeable, organized and detail-oriented. The food was amazing!! Even now, weeks after the wedding, guests are still raving about the delicious food. Everyone at IBTS worked together to create an incredibly special and beautiful wedding! This is a place my husband and I will return to for many years to come.

Awards

  • 52
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
Flora Fauna Flora Fauna Wedding Florists

Lovely venue and amazing location!

Two Adventurous Souls Two Adventurous Souls Wedding Photographers

We love working at Inn by The Sea! It's a perfect venue with attentive staff. Not to mention a great view from the hotel and so many photo opportunities from the hotel all the way down the path to the pristine beach.

Nadra Photography Nadra Photography Wedding Photographers

Inn by the Sea is one of our favorite places to photograph a wedding -- there are so many beautiful spots on the property for family photos, and with a well maintained board walk that leads right to Crescent Beach, you just can't beat it for sunset photos. The reception tent is on one end of the property, making your event feel private and separate. Guests can comfortably enjoy a nice cocktail hour out on their expansive lawn, with views of the water. And the staff is always friendly, helpful, and accommodating to us. We love Inn by the Sea for an outdoor, coastal, wedding!

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40 Bowery Beach Road Cape Elizabeth, ME, 04107
2077993134
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