Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
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$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Beach, Restaurant
Bar + Drinks, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
Simply would not recommend. My fiancé and I fell in love with this space and attempted to have our reception here. It took us 2 months to get an initial response from them. Another 2 months to answer some of our questions. We attempted to work with the manager setting up a communication plan however after some time that plan fell through as well. After many left voicemails and unanswered emails we decided to sadly part ties with this venue about 5 months later. We deeply regret wasting so much of our precious planning time on them. I would hate for another couple to go through the same.
My husband and I have spent numerous summers in Sea Isle City, a place we love dearly. Having our wedding there was a dream-come-true, and was only possible because of The Breakwaters at The Dunes. We are the first bride and groom to be married at The Breakwaters at the Dunes. Our wedding was just perfect for us. We booked at a time (off-peak season) that gave us access to the use of the entire building (the Breakwater Ballroom, the Doc Magrogan's Oyster House and The Dunes at Townsend's Inlet, which are the rental properties above the Ballroom). Everything was on-site for our guests, which made for a stay that felt like a weekend celebration with our closest friends and family - exactly what we were hoping for. Decor: The building itself is just beautiful. We found an elegant lightness in the layout and color design, which lent itself well to planning our wedding. We weren't limited with any of our decor decisions due to existing building decorations. We were able to make the design of our wedding feel personal to us. For example, we played a slide show of photos throughout the entire evening behind the bar, with the help of the Breakwaters staff. We had a wonderful surprise in the middle of the reception when the slideshow my husband and I had created was replaced with photos that our wedding photographer had taken just moments before during the first look and our ceremony! This was only possible through the help of the staff and we were thrilled! Food: The food was delicious! We did a sit down dinner, and received numerous compliments from our guests about everything on the menu, from the passed appetizers to the dinner options to the dessert. They were amazed at the quality and the presentation. One of our favorite parts in the planning with the venue was the tasting! The food at our wedding was just as great as it was that day. Bar: The bartenders were just terrific. There was never a line, and I've heard guests say their drinks were never empty. They were so friendly to everyone attending the wedding, along with the entire waitstaff. Staff: As I mentioned, we were the first wedding at this venue. We were adamant about wanting to book with The Breakwaters. In absence of an events person, when we began reaching out (which was before construction was even finished!) the existing staff members did what they could to answer our questions. A few months after we had made initial contact, they hired Devon, an Events Manager. After that - we were confident everything would run smoothly. Devon was extremely knowledgable and very thorough with her work. She was incredibly helpful in answering our questions and somehow made all of our ideas come to life. Her professionalism was top-notch. It was clear we were in good hands from our first meeting. Our big day would not have been so memorable without Devon. She was responsible for making everything come together on the day of, so we didn't have to worry about anything. She's great! Our wedding at The Breakwaters was amazing! We would do it again in a heartbeat. Since our wedding, we know at least one of our family members has booked an additional stay at The Dunes for this coming summer and others can't wait to get back to enjoy the restaurant again! We recommend The Breakwaters at The Dunes without hesitation. If you're thinking about it - book it!