There are many destination wedding locations I’d love to revisit. One of my favorite locations that top my list of ideal venues is a Breakers wedding in Palm Beach, Florida. I was born and raised in Florida, so the warm weather, palm trees, and salty sea air are part of my DNA. Every time I step foot on site at The Breakers, I feel a sense of relief wash over me. The dedication to excellence in every aspect of hospitality at this venue is like none other.
From the moment you arrive at valet and check in at registration, it is evident that their preparation and attention to detail sets the standard. Every time I reserve time at The Breakers, it’s almost all I can think about, and every time I depart, all that occupies my mind is the next time I will return. It really is a special property, full of history, substantial level of personal service. It’s just the right amount of privacy and seclusion that cannot be found anywhere else!
Because we are looking forward to our next trip at the end of the year, here is our list of five reasons a Breakers wedding in Palm Beach is a must for anyone looking into a superb destination wedding location:
1) The weather at Breakers Palm Beach is perfect, and the views of the Atlantic ocean and the surrounding landscape are to die for.
Everywhere you turn, there is another pool deck, a serene, private beach vista, or a column of palm trees inviting you to catch some shade and perhaps a nap under the intoxicating sound of the waves and tender sea breeze. I have a spectacular vision in mind for an outdoor ceremony in the late afternoon on the Ocean Lawn, with the lanky, tall palm trees presiding over the guests at the ceremony as everyone looks out upon the ocean view horizon.
Clean, crisp, and contemporary lines with decadent floral arrangements strategically placed make this location at The Breakers Palm Beach a perfect spot for your nuptials celebrating your wedding!
2) At The Breakers Palm Beach, there are so many rooms and opportunities to host an entire weekend of events, you wouldn’t feel like you are repeating yourself.
With so many rooms, each with its own architectural details and characteristics, you’d be hard pressed to host enough events in one weekend to take advantage of every room at least once! My personal favorite combination is the Mediterranean Ballroom for dinner, followed by dancing in the Mediterranean Courtyard, with an after party in the Circle Ballroom. I could also foresee a cocktail hour on the Surf Break Lawn with dinner in the Venetian Ballroom and an after party in the Gold Room.
Every room has so much character and old-world charm, it feels as though you are celebrating in a European destination. And if you or your guests have ever attended an event at The Breakers prior to your wedding celebration, it’s certain that your experience would be completely unique in design and event flow. One thing would be consistent: the top-notch service and attention to detail, that is a hallmark of The Breakers expertise.
3) The food and beverage experience is divine!
I have enjoyed many cocktails and meals at The Breakers, and I must say, every touch point and detail is a delight for the senses. The food and beverage itself is stellar, having a leadership team for food, wine, and pastries with a collective 60 years of experience at The Breakers Palm Beach.
Each meal is a choreographed execution of each of the plated courses for dinner is a magical experience, with precision alongside unexpected presentation details that almost look too beautiful to consume. The food and beverage artistry at The Breakers is truly an experience that your guests will remember forever.
4) The stately architecture and soaring ceilings are any designer’s dream canvas.
The design possibilities for a Breakers wedding at Palm Beach are absolutely endless. You can’t get away with a pedestrian decor plan here. Hand-carved details, massive windows, and unbelievable ceiling heights call for a substantial use of lighting, floral installations, visual elements, and textiles that can hold their own in each room of the property. A design intended for a celebration at the Breakers is not for the faint of heart. Go big or go home, as they say.
One of my favorite memories of an event at the Breakers was in June 2016, when I was asked to speak at the Engage! Luxury Summit for wedding industry professionals. I have attended this event for many years (my first event was hosted by The Breakers in 2012) and every experience exceeds expectations.
In 2016, the design team at The Breakers in collaboration with the Engaging Celebrations team did not disappoint. Hundreds of crystal chandeliers hung from every suspension point in the Circle Ballroom for the gala celebration on the final night. The designs that come out of this event, and those from the Breakers Design Team, always delight and inspire what meaningful event design experiences can be for our clients in the future.
The images from this particular event are beautiful, but cannot replace the feeling of standing in the ballroom taking it all in. You really have to experience a celebration at The Breakers to comprehend the enormity of it.
5) There is no better place to throw down at a wedding than The Breakers Palm Beach.
The most important part of any Breakers wedding in Palm Beach, of course, is the sanctity of the marriage ceremony itself. Once that has concluded, imagine walking down the aisle, hand in hand with your partner, for the most decadent meal of your lives followed by a spectacular party to kick off the celebration of your newlywed status!
A 12-piece orchestra opening up the dance floor after your first dance, complemented by an amazingly talented ensemble of performers throughout the night will keep the momentum high. With the excitement at its peak, the experience will leave you feeling like you had your best day ever, as it should be.
The video clip at the top of this article is from the Ray Roman cinematography team captures past wedding celebrations (and some clips from the 2016 Engage! Summit experience) to give you just a taste of what your celebration could be.
Feature photo by Carla Ten Eyck
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