Maine Oceanfront Group Functions
Groups Welcome at the Ocean Point Inn
We welcome groups to the Ocean Point Inn and are happy to assist you with your group function, rehearsal dinner and wedding reception plans. As we have unique facilities, group functions can disrupt our other guests’ enjoyment. For the benefit of all, there are many times we have additional lodging requirements and/or minimum group purchases. We are also open to "Resort Takeover" events so that your group can enjoy exclusive use of our resort.
Oceanfront Inn: We have 3 separate dining areas in the Inn: Upper Deck, Lower Deck, On the Rocks plus the Library for cocktails. The maximum size function we can accommodate in these 3 rooms for a sit down dinner is 102 Guests. During peak summer, due to concerns for our in- house guests, the only way we can accommodate a group this size would be if the group also commits to renting all (or the majority) of our rooms for at least 2-nights.
Tent Weddings: We have space on our grounds to accommodate Tents for outside Tent weddings of up to 150 people. As these tents impede the view or may be disruptive to our other in-house guests, tent weddings also require you to rent all (or the majority) of our rooms for at least 2-nights. In addition to your minimum OPI Food and Beverage and tent rental, OPI requires facility fees for Tents.
Mix and Match: Combinations of indoor and outdoor space allow brides to match the flow of the celebration and take advantage of the best backdrops for different activities. Maybe you want photos by the water, the wedding ceremony on the ocean, drinks and appetizers in the Library, and dinner in the Oceanfront Inn or under an elegant tent.
"On the Rocks Private Room": This room can accommodate private groups of up to 45 Guests. Group guests wishing to reserve this private room are often required to rent the 7 guest rooms in the Oceanfront Inn for at least 2-nights. The Minimum Food and Beverage Fee to reserve this room privately is $1,500.
Daytime Groups and Luncheons: As we are generally not open to the public for lunch it is not generally a disruption to our in-house guests, so we are delighted to accommodate groups for luncheons or afternoon functions such as receptions, weekly lunches or meetings, in any portion of our dining room from 11:30AM until 3:30PM. Lunch groups of less than 25 people will require a room charge and minimum food orders may be required.
Food and Menus: Parties of 16 or fewer may order off of the menu (though a limited menu may expedite your groups service). Groups of 17 - 45 will select from 3 items chosen by you and our Chef prior to the event. Groups of 46 or more will select from 2 items chosen by you and our Chef prior to the event. For groups of 17 or more advance counts of each item are required.
Alcoholic Beverages: No alcohol is ever included in food prices and is always billed separately. Sorry but due to Maine State law under no circumstances may alcohol be brought onto the premises. All alcohol on the Ocean Point Inn grounds must be purchase via OPI.
Outside Food: We must be made aware at the time you make your reservation if you plan on bringing any outside food (such as a cake or special dessert) into the restaurant. If approved there will be a plating charge ($2.25 per plate) for this service which is due in advance of the event. In addition, sanitation rules prohibit homemade cakes or desserts. We are happy to work with any number of local providers to accommodate your wishes.
Cocktails: If you wish to make use of the Oceanfront Library Room for cocktails before or after dinner, there is a $100.00 set up fee for the room which may be reserved for up to 90 minutes. Additional time will be booked in advance at the rate of $45.00 per half hour.
Wedding Ceremony & Wedding Reception Fees
On Site Wedding Ceremony Fees:
Facility Fee $500
Set Up Fee $250
Reception Facility Fees:
"On the Rocks" Reception Facility Fee: $500
Oceanfront Inn (All 3 Dining Rooms): $1,000
Tent Receptions: $2,000
Tent Rental, Dance Floor, Lighting Individually Quoted*
*Price will vary based upon size of tent, dance floor and lighting preferences. You may contact outside vendors directly for these items. Our staff will be happy to meet with them and discuss the layout of our facility, any restrictions vis-à-vis electrical load, and the like.
In the event of tent rental, it will be necessary to rent the guest rooms that will have obstructed views due to the tent location (generally for at least a day prior and after the event as well). We will be happy to meet with you on site to make those determinations.
Ocean Point Inn management reserves the right to make all final decisions on placement of the tent. Weather conditions will require that we consider the safety and comfort of guests and staff. Threat of rain, wind, thunderstorm, and lightning will be taken into consideration in making the final decision.
Bar Set-Up, Per Bar
Bartender Inside (per bartender) $100
Outdoor Bar Set Up $250
Bartender Tent Wedding (per bartender) $100
Minimum Total Food and Beverage Charges**
"On the Rocks": $1,500
Oceanfront Inn (All 3 Dining Rooms): $5,000
Tent Receptions: $10,000
Tablecloth $20 each
Guest Room Gift bag delivery $3/bag
**"Minimum Total Charges" includes facility fee, food, beverage, and set up fees. Overnight guest rooms, rental charges, tax and service charges are NOT included in "Minimum Total Charges."
If you have a smaller event in mind, please ask about available dates and pricing!
Maine State Lodging and Meals Tax: All rates are subject to 7% Maine State Lodging and Meals Tax.
Gratuities: An automatic gratuity of 18% will be added to all group functions.
Misc: Bill splitting may only be done by prior arrangement, and not at the time of the event. As mentioned, many group events require minimum purchases of F&B and/or rooms.
Group Room Rates and Room Blocks: We welcome overnight group guests and depending upon the time of year may offer special rates for groups booking 10 or more rooms. Please contact the Innkeeper if you are interested in inquiring about group room rates.
In the event that you have not booked the guest rooms in the Inn building, an after dinner function may extend no later than 10:00PM.