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The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your

Breakers Wedding + Free Checklist

A wedding is one of the most special days in a person’s life. This is the day that you will announce to the world your love for that special someone in your life. The place that you choose to hold this momentous event will set the tone for your wedding day, and will bring back fond memories for many years to come. If you’re looking for an opulent and sophisticated destination for your perfect wedding day, you’ve probably already considered the Breakers in Palm Beach. Today, I’d like to show you exactly what a Breakers wedding really means, and how this could be the perfect setting for your fairytale wedding.

Top Tips for a Breakers Wedding:

Exclusive Interview with YSD Events

Local wedding and event planner YSD Events has plenty of experience with the Breakers. Here are some helpful tips they put together for us:


Q: What helps set the tone/mood for the event?

One thing that we find sets the tone for a fun and celebratory wedding is having a specialty cocktail or champagne passed to guests upon arrival to the ceremony. This instantly puts guests at ease and foreshadows a fun evening ahead.


Q: What is the best time to have a ceremony at The Breakers?

We always like to plan the ceremony around sunset if possible. For us, there is nothing like a ceremony during the “golden hour” when the sun is setting and everyone looks their best. For Jewish ceremonies that must occur after sundown, it is important to ensure that we have the right lighting that highlights the ceremony but is flattering to the couple and still complementary to all the guests.


Q: Should we see each other before the wedding?

As wedding and event planners, we believe that unnecessary stress should always be avoided especially prior to the wedding ceremony. A wedding is a celebration of love and should be fun and carefree. It shouldn’t be riddled with stress and anxiety. We always find that a “First Look” is a great way of capturing the surprise and emotion of the couple seeing each other made up and in their wedding look for the first time. We also find that this “breaks the ice” and alleviates the stress allowing the couple to enjoy themselves for the ceremony and events to follow. We do recommend that this is a private moment without friends and family so that the couple feels free to be themselves.


Q: What stands out the most from having a wedding at the Breakers?

The Breakers is a world-class luxury venue. It is one of the finest hotels in the world. We find that both the food and service at the Breakers is unparalleled! Even the way they present food to guests is extraordinary. The wedding cakes that their pastry chef designs and bakes will leave you speechless! There is nothing like the level of service you and your guests will receive from the entire staff. The staff will bend over backward to ensure each and every guest experiences a caring valet that tends to their every need.


Q: What is your favorite ballroom?

This is a difficult question as each one is so different and unique. And by the way, not all of the wedding space options are “ballrooms.” We love all of them for different reasons. Each one of our clients are different and it is our mission to provide each client with a unique and customized experience. We put a lot of energy into getting to know each one of our clients on a deeper level so that we can learn about what they truly want out of their wedding. As planners, we strive to bring out the personality of our clients and always feature personal and intimate elements that the couple’s friends and family will find meaningful.


Q: Are you a preferred vendor?

Yes, we are fortunate to be one of the few approved event planners on the coveted Breakers vendor list. We wholeheartedly give our all with every wedding and event we produce at the Breakers and always strive to bring a unique element to our next event. We aren’t satisfied unless there is a “wow” factor that the guests will never forget. For us, it’s all about providing a memorable experience. We want every guest to leave thinking “this is the best wedding/event I’ve ever attended.


Q: What’s the best advice you wish every client should know?

Our advice for new couples planning their wedding is to throw tradition out the window. A wedding is a celebration of YOU and the love you share. There are definitely no rules! The best and most fun weddings we produce are full of the unexpected and feature the unique personalities that your guests already know and love.


Q: When should a client book the wedding venue?

Please download our free Wedding Planning Checklist which will help you to understand more about the planning process and what you can expect.  You can download the document by submitting your email address below.  Before going into contract with the venue of your choice, we do encourage you to reach out so that we can answer any questions you may have or offer suggestions.

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The Location

This oceanfront resort offers the client and guests everything they could possibly desire. Sitting right on a pristine 140-acre stretch of Palm Beach, you’ll be able to see the crystalline waters of the Atlantic from almost any spot on the resort. Are you dreaming of that perfect oceanside wedding? The Breakers can make that dream a reality. The resort itself features a unique blend of historic architecture with all the luxurious comforts that the modern world can provide.

The Food

Renowned around the country as one of the top luxury resorts, this destination has a kitchen that surpasses all expectations. And with a Cake Shop on the premises, you’ll be able to custom-design your dream wedding cake inside and out! The Breakers offers you the best in versatility and elegance, meaning that your wedding dinner will taste just as divine as your first kiss as husband and wife.

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The Service

As the client prepares for their Breakers wedding, one thing is certain: this day is all about them. Every detail that you’ve imagined for your perfect wedding day becomes the duty of the Breakers staff to fulfill. They’ll be there to help you ever step of the way, from the planning stages all the way to the last dance of the night. With the help and personal assistance offered by the Breakers staff, your wedding day is taken from mere plans to the perfect realization of your dreams.

Inside the Breakers: Choosing the Perfect Spot for Your Special Day

Ocean Lawn

Your fairytale beachside ceremony is perfectly suited for the Ocean Lawn. This magical outdoor spot can hold from 100 to 500 guests, and is perfect for a ceremony or a wedding brunch.

The Circle

This opulent room is ready to make the happy couple feel like royalty! If you have your Breakers wedding in The Circle, you’ll be sitting under a 30-foot tall dome, graced by an elegant chandelier over the dance floor. This room can handle your fairytale reception with up to 200 guests.

Gold Room

If you love the grandeur and history of the Breakers, you’ll fall in love with the Gold Room. Glittering on all sides, this intimate room features hand-carved cherubs looking at you from above, as well as an elegant fireplace and mantel. It can fit 250 guests for a rich ceremony, or 85 for a more intimate reception.

Mediterranean Ballroom

A ballroom fit for a European palace, the Mediterranean Ballroom features floor to ceiling windows overlooking the courtyard below, as well as elegant frescos on the ceiling accented by intricate chandeliers. This room can accommodate 250 guests.

Front Lawn

Another one of the Breakers’ beautiful outdoor spaces, the Front Lawn offers a paradisiac garden area rivaling Eden itself. With room for up to 300 guests, this is a beautiful setting for a cocktail hour or that luxurious outdoor ceremony.

Magnolia Room

If you’re looking for a warm, intimate reception, the Magnolia Room was made just for you. Featuring a stone fireplace and nine lovely chandeliers, this room can fit 85 guests.

Ponce de Leon Ballroom

This customizable space can be divided into a smaller area or opened up to reveal room for up to 800 guests. With beautiful chandeliers, it’s the perfect spot to set bring your decorative dreams to life.

The Surf Break Lawn

This casual outdoor space is just steps from the ocean, and is the perfect setting for an outdoor reception or rehearsal dinner. The lawn can host 300 guests to enjoy the soft ocean breeze.

Venetian Ballroom

Are you eagerly anticipating that grand entrance as a married couple to a reception full of all your loved ones? At the height of luxury, the Venetian Ballroom features six chandeliers and can fit 550 guests to celebrate your special day together.

Mediterranean Courtyard

This tropically accented courtyard is situated in the best spot to truly enjoy the magnificence of the Breakers architecture. It’s the ideal setting for an unforgettable cocktail hour, and can fit up to 500 guests.

Gulfstream Rooms

Are you ready to share your special day with those who are closest to you? The Gulfstream Rooms offer you an intimate and romantic space with views of the ocean below. Here, you’ll be able to host up to 60 of your closest friends and family for that special reception or ceremony.

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The Amenities

Planning a Breakers wedding means you and your guests will enjoy elegance and natural beauty by the ocean. This resort offers everything you need to make your wedding weekend unforgettable for both you and your guests!


Some amenities include:

  • Luxurious resort rooms or beach bungalows for you and your guests to stay in
  • A modern spa to relax before the big day
  • Two championship golf courses
  • 10 Har-Tru tennis courts, voted some of the best in the country
  • And anything else you need to create your perfect wedding!


Enjoy Being Treated like Royalty at Your Breakers Wedding

Luxury, elegance, sophistication… Your Breakers wedding is the perfect recipe for an unforgettable wedding day.

If you’re thinking about holding your wedding at the Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, I highly recommend you do so.

There is no other destination so perfectly designed to make every clients dreams come true, down to the last detail.

The Breakers Palm Beach

1 S County Road

Palm Beach, FL 33480

(561) 655-6611

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