Catering & Special Events

Private Functions, Receptions, Meetings & Special Events

The Kennebunk Inn specializes in making your private party a memorable event. A range of configurations and dining options, including both indoor and outdoor (patio/herb garden) seating, can accommodate parties from twelve to 120. The decor is appropriate for rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, showers, and birthday celebrations, as well as, day seminars, and receptions.

Extraordinary birthday or other special event cakes by Chef /Owner, Shanna O’Hea, can be ordered with 24 hours advance notice.

Or if it is off-site catering that you require, The Kennebunk Inn will pack up its flair and creativity and take them to you. Each event we cater is unique, and we always look forward to contributing to the ideal celebrations for our catering patrons.

The Kennebunk Inn and Academe offer onsite and offsite catering.

Function Rooms & Private Meeting Spaces

Let The Kennebunk Inn host your next gathering, meeting, or special event. Our event spaces can accommodate groups as small as 12 guests to as large as 120 people.  For full details on our meeting and event spaces, please download our Catering & Special Events Packet. (PDF file requires Adobe Acrobat.)

Baitler Board Room

The Baitler Board Room (named for George Baitler, who in the early 20th century converted his private residence to a hotel named, The Tavern — today’s Kennebunk Inn), is a private space that opens onto our courtyard and patio. The Baitler Board Room can accommodate up to 18 guests for a sit down meal, or up to 30 for a reception. For a combined indoor/outdoor event, hosts can reserve both the Baitler Board Room and our Courtyard Garden Patio.

Court Yard Garden & Patio

The Inn’s landscaped, brick Courtyard Garden can be combined with our Baitler Board Room to host events with up to 65 guests.

Other Private Event Options

Need to host a larger event? You can combine Academe’s restaurant space with The Baitler Board Room and our Courtyard Garden. We will be happy to discuss your event plans and make suggestions to assure that your gathering, meeting, party or reception are a success.

Academe at The Kennebunk Inn offers a wide range of custom catering options for your event.

Holidays at The Inn

Make your holidays memorable with a celebration of the season at The Kennebunk Inn & Academe – A Maine Brasserie & Tavern.  We can accommodate your private holiday functions or you can join us for one of our special holiday meals.

New Year’s Eve Comfort Classics

Enjoy an evening of simple pleasures and many special food options. Serving food from 5 – 10 pm. Reservations are highly recommended. Please contact the Inn directly for Dine & Stay packages. Academe is closed New Years Day.

Valentine’s Day

Make your reservation early for The Inn’s popular Valentine’s Day feature dinner. This dining experience is sure to impress the love of your life. Reservations are recommended.

Easter Brunch Buffet

After church bring the family for a mid-day meal at The Kennebunk Inn. Chef /Owners, Brian and Shanna O’Hea, pepare a special menu for the occasion. Breakfast and lunch come together with a delicious and stunning buffet featuring an omelette station, pastries, smoked salmon, composed salads and an array of desserts. Served from 10:30 am – 2 pm. Reservations recommended.

Mother’s Day Buffet

Take Mom out for Mother’s Day to Academe. Our sumptuous brunch buffet features an omelette station, pastries, smoked salmon, composed salads and an tempting selection of desserts. Academe at the Kennebunk Inn celebrates all Mothers with a complimentary dessert coupon for future visits. From 10:30 am – 2 pm Reservations recommended.

Christmas Eve

Academe is open from 11:30 am – 8 pm featuring Christmas specials on our dinner menu. Academe is closed December 25 & 26. The Inn is open Christmas day with limited service.