The Breakers Palm Beach is an iconic Florida wedding destination dating back to 1896. Weddings by the Breakers are always a timelessly stylish event, suitable for any couple who wants to share a bit of Floridian-style glamour with their guests. Caroline Scarpinato, Director of Event Sales at The Breakers Palm Beach, shares more about what couples will experience when getting married at this grand property.
GO: If you had to describe The Breakers in three words, what would they be?
A: Captivating, gracious and elegant.
GO: How would you describe the architectural style of the property and what was the inspiration behind its design?
A: The Breakers is situated on 140 acres of oceanfront property on the island of Palm Beach, Florida. It is recognized as one of America’s most iconic resorts, offering an unforgettable setting for private events, customized celebrations and destination weddings.
Founded in 1896 by magnate Henry M. Flagler – and still in the hands of his heirs today – this Italian Renaissance-style hotel was inspired by the Villa Medici in Rome. The architecture, intricate details, and frescoed ceilings can be found throughout the hotel’s expansive public spaces, and the interior design continues to evolve, exuding the relaxed, sophisticated lifestyle of Palm Beach.
Each year, an investment averaging $25 million in capital improvements and ongoing revitalization, balances preservation and modernization, allowing for the continuous introduction and enhancement of world-class amenities and services.
GO: When is your busiest time of year, and how far in advance does a couple need to reserve a date if they plan on getting married at The Breakers?
A: Various factors such as seasonal periods, desired event space(s), and duration of celebration can factor into how far in advance a couple should reserve their date. Our experts recommend at least nine months in advance or more.
GO: Is there a type of wedding that fits best with your venue? (i.e. Traditional, glamorous, bohemian, rustic, etc.)
A: Details are tailored to each couple’s preferences and expectations. We deliver events that are exceedingly fabulous and fun, whether an intimate ceremony, an extravagant celebration, or a casual beachfront affair. The breadth and depth of our property naturally brings out the best of every wedding style or theme.
GO: In what type(s) of cuisine does your culinary team specialize?
A: The Breakers stands alone with unmatched quality and versatility in cuisine, presentation, and service. Our award-winning chefs and Master Sommeliers are passionate professionals with extraordinary talents and capabilities, who deliver resoundingly flavorful, world-class dining experiences. Our on-site experts produce everything from custom-created menus, wedding cakes, and desserts, to specially curated wine and cocktail presentations. The entire staff flawlessly executes the entire experience.
GO: Service is imperative in the wedding industry. What does The Breakers offer couples and their guests that set you apart?
A: The Breakers is renowned for its gracious service, unparalleled seaside glamour, and world-class amenities. Our experienced and passionate team of professionals personally attend to every detail, going above and beyond to ensure each couple’s dream day is unforgettable. Our clients can relax knowing that they will each have a dedicated wedding attendant on their special day to assist with any need or want.
GO: What type of activities are available for guests to partake in during a wedding weekend at The Breakers?
A: The Breakers offers couples and their guests everything they could possibly desire without ever having to leave the property. Wedding parties can:
Soak up the sunshine on our private beach, at one of our four oceanfront pools, or in a luxurious bungalow
Snorkel the reef located just a few fin kicks from shore or choose from a variety of on-site watersports
Dine at each of our ten acclaimed restaurants
Relax at our exquisite, five-star spa
Get a quick workout in at our indoor-outdoor Ocean Fitness center
Play tennis or enjoy a round of golf on one of two 18-hole courses
Take a leisurely bike ride or stroll along Palm Beach’s Lake Trail
Shop throughout 13 signature boutiques or visit Via Flagler by The Breakers - our off-site, alfresco shopping plaza
Explore the Family Entertainment Center, offering an assortment of activities for children
And so much more…
GO: What facilities, restaurants or catering options do you have available for wedding week events like welcome dinners or post-wedding farewell brunches?
A: The Breakers indulges its wedding clientele with a timeless atmosphere of relaxed elegance, from its magnificent interiors to its artfully designed landscapes. As a single destination, we offer numerous settings for our couples. The property features 80,000 square feet of flexible, beautifully appointed venue space, which includes majestic ballrooms, an oceanfront lawn overlooking the Atlantic, and picturesque courtyards with lush tropical foliage.
Whether clients are looking to celebrate with a full wedding weekend or a grand affair for 500, the weddings and celebrations our team creates are marked by their striking settings,
world-class service and thoughtful, indulgent details. Our one-of-a-kind backdrops set the perfect stage for each couple’s once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
For a more casually-chic experience, the property also offers ten restaurants, ranging from relaxed beachfront to stylishly sophisticated, and a variety of outdoor spaces, perfect for welcome dinners or a post-wedding farewell brunch.
Complementing The Breakers hotel is Breakers West Country Club, a scenic, residential and recreational sanctuary situated only 10 miles away.
GO: What are some nearby attractions that guests can visit?
A: Looking to explore Palm Beach and the surrounding area? Guests may enjoy an array of attractions and activities on the island and throughout the community. Some of our favorites: