Franciscan Guest House

26 Beach Avenue Kennebunk, ME
The Franciscan Guest House and Monastery have wonderful and affordable indoor/outdoor facilities on its Kennebunk - Kennebunkport estate to host your wedding reception. Make your wedding reception spectacular and unique at our Kennebunkport hotel and retreat center near downtown Kennebunkport and Kennebunk beach. We are fantastically located within walking distance of sandy beaches and Kennebunkport Village, and surrounded by the natural beauty of waterfront walking paths, large manicured grounds, and many photo opportunities. Indoor Reception: Our indoor reception hall holds up to 350 people. The room is 60x100' and has beautiful maple wood floors and ceiling. A lovely wooden stage with lighting and piano is available for reception use. Outdoor Reception: The lawn of St. Anthony's Franciscan Monastery is available for wedding receptions for 10 to 1000 guests during the months of June to early October. These magnificent grounds and the tranquil setting are perfect for your tent reception. Note: Outdoor receptions need special permission from the Franciscan Monastery which may be requested through the Franciscan Guest House. Both Venues: Inquire about portable sound system, projection screen, and access to catering rooms with sink and refrigerator. Hotel rooms are subject to availability so when booking your reception, inquire about rooms also. See hotel rates. Reception Rates: Reception facility rates vary depending on time of season, and number of people.
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Very Relaxing Location, dreamer2112 from Westfield, Massachusetts

I have stayed at the Franciscan Guest House on three occasions now. The first time was quite unexpected, and just for one night. We arrived quite late, to do a talk the next morning, and we were actually met at the door by one of the monks, who was very kind, and set us up for the night. The second time my son and I came back to spend a week roaming around the area exploring the beaches, antique shops, book shops and the wonderful old drive-in movie theater up the road - as well as the lovely local restaurants - and we very much enjoyed the long walks in the woods on the property. The full breakfasts every morning were wonderful. The people are very kind and very helpful. The rooms are very basic, but very clean. It is located just off the center of Kennebunkport, and is on the Trolley Tour, and you can't beat the location! All in all, it was a very lovely, very peaceful experience. The fact that daily Mass was available a few steps away at the monastery was just an extra added bonus for our vacation experience!

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