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Featured Newport Wedding Venue

Castle Hill Inn & Resort

590 Ocean Drive
Newport, RI
(888)466-1355


Considered by many to be one of the top wedding spots in the entire Northeast, Castle Hill Inn & Resort sits perched atop a peninsula overlooking Newport Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. The facility is the perfect backdrop for your reception and offers an outdoor wedding "chapel" where you can say "I do" just steps from the waves pounding on the rocks below!

Newport RI might just be the perfect destination wedding location on the east coast. Besides Newport's inherent natural beauty and expansive coastline, its backdrop of storied mansions with sweeping lawns down to the water's edge, beautiful beaches, and water views from just about everywhere make it an ideal wedding venue location for a dream wedding.

When you consider all that Newport has to offer, it makes this seaside enclave the perfect place for a destination wedding for you and all of your guests. Whether you are incorporating fun activities for your guests like mansion visits, harbor tours, trips to local vineyards or maybe even an authentic clambake on the beach, the list of exciting activities is endless. It makes planning the perfect wedding easy knowing that your guests can participate in these events or simply choose to tour Newport's historical buildings, dine at over 100 restaurants and explore Newport's unique blend of stores and shops.

Still, choosing the right venue can be a daunting task with so many options available- from small intimate restaurants and hotels to large function halls and facilities specifically built for weddings and large functions. Unlike many other wedding destinations, Newport's smaller establishments make themselves available for wedding functions such as rehearsal dinners, receptions and even to hold the actual ceremony. The place you eventually choose will be largely determined by both your budget and your guest list, so try to get these numbers in check before you start searching. Also, try to determine whether you are looking for an intimate location, or perhaps a fairy tale wedding right on the beach or on the lawn of one of Newport's famous mansions. Newport's many catering companies can be mobilized to serve your guests just about anywhere, which can make the location of any of your wedding events truly special and unique.

To help with your venue budget, try to use the same vendor for as many things as possible. This can make your planning a lot easier and also drive down costs for your Newport wedding. A lot of wedding venues in Newport have existing relationships with caterers and florists, and even event planners to help make decisions and plan the perfect day. There are hundreds of weddings held in Newport each year, and these experts can really help you navigate the countless choices before you. Either way, there truly is something for everyone's dream destination wedding in Newport, whether you want to fly high in a helicopter to start your new married life or just enjoy an intimate ceremony with family in a private courtyard. The choice is yours and the options are endless!

the lobster bar restaurant and bar newport riThe Lobster Bar
31 Bowen's Wharf
Newport, RI (401)847-4514
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This new restaurant and bar located right on a working wharf gives 180 degree views of Newport Harbor and features nothing but fresh local seafood. Featuring a fresh lobster tank and amazing views of Newport Harbor, this cozy authentic waterfront New England restaurant is the perfect choice for rehearsal dinners, intimate wedding receptions and other special events.

belle mer weddings venue newport riBelle Mer
2 Goat Island
Newport, RI
(617)854-5000
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Blending glamour with contemporary energy, Belle Mer is one of Newport's most beautiful venues for an oceanside wedding reception, cocktail party, fundraising gala or corporate retreat. With vast year-round indoor event space and over seven acres of oceanside lawns on the edge of Narragansett Bay, Belle Mer epitomizes the Newport society experience.

hyatt regency newport wedding receptions newport riGurney's Newport Resort & Marina
1 Goat Island
Newport (401) 849-2600
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For city, harbor and bridge views, this location can't be surpassed. Its sits on the tip of Goat Island, just a few hundred yards from downtown Newport, and offers a traditional setting for your reception and rehearsal dinner. Just imagine your wedding day on a resort-style island featuring a quaint historic working lighthouse and The Newport Bridge over sparkling waters as the scenic backdrop for your ceremony and reception. A variety of indoor and outdoor venues are available for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. A $34 million renovation has enhanced all aspects of the resort, making it an easy choice for couples who want a single location for all the festivities.

the landing seafood and lobster restaurant newport riThe Landing Restaurant
30 Bowen's Wharf
Newport (401)847-4514
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If you're looking for a more relaxed environment for your wedding but still want all the charm of Newport, this is the place for you. A wall of french doors is the only thing separating you and your guests from Newport Harbor and its beautiful sunsets. Because of its layout and size, The Landing can accommodate both small and large weddings with ease, and can make for a fun and unforgettable day!

midtown oyster bar raw bar and lobster restaurant newport riMidtown Oyster Bar
345 Thames Street
Newport (401)619-4100
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Midtown Oyster Bar sits right at the main intersection of Thames Street and Memorial Boulevard, and offers water views from its harbor-facing deck. Although its brand new, it is rich in colonial charm and character, the perfect place for a rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. With massive vaulted ceilings and cozy dining areas, Midtown can easily accommodate groups of many sizes comfortably.

newport beach house beach weddings in newport riNewport Beach House
55 Purgatory Road
Middletown (401)847-2750
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When only a beachfront wedding will do, Newport Beach House is definitely the best choice. Located at the far end of Newport's 1st Beach (Easton's Beach), the Newport Beach House offers a true coastal beach wedding experience right on the ocean. Inside the facilities, nothing but walls of glass separate you from the stunning ocean views. Experience the laid back luxury only a Newport wedding on the ocean can provide for you and all of your guests!

newport harbor hotel and marina wedding rehearsal dinners and post reception lunchesThe Newport - Harbor Hotel and Marina
49 America's Cup Avenue
Newport, RI (401) 847-9000
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WEDDING REHEARSAL DINNERS & POST RECEPTION BRUNCH/LUNCH

Looking for the perfect place for your rehearsal dinner or perhaps a brunch the day after? The Newport - Harbor Hotel & Marina offers coastal-inspired cuisine, a full lounge & bar, outside function lawn at the marina and even direct access to sailing adventures for your guests on real America's Cup Racing Yachts. With 133 guest rooms, its the ideal location for your guests to stay in Newport throughout the festivities.

newport marriott wedding receptions downtown newport riNewport Marriott
25 America's Cup Avenue
Newport (401) 849-1000
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Perfect... that is what your wedding should be. We’ve invested over $35 million in a makeover for our elegant waterfront hotel to make sure your special day is just that. We offer a single venue for all of your wedding events. Enjoy harbor access for stunning photos. Experience newly appointed spacious bridal suites and nautically-inspired guest rooms. Get ready in our full-service on-site spa. Gather with guests in our new greatroom lobby. Taste fresh seafood and savory cocktails in our new restaurant and outdoor terrace bar overlooking the harbor. We have everything you need for the perfect wedding.

newport vineyards wedding venues newport riNewport Vineyards and Winery
909 East Main Road
Middletown RI (401)848-5161
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This is the closest vineyard to downtown Newport at just about 5 minutes. If you're looking for a truly unique and cozy setting for a rehearsal dinner or wedding, this is definitely a fun choice. Just contact Newport Vineyards directly and they can help you plan your special day!

pier restaurant on the water in Newport ri wedding receptions downtown newport riThe Pier Restaurant
10 West Howard Wharf
Newport, RI (401)847-7437
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Set alone at the end of a wharf overlooking the harbor is The Pier Restaurant. With a marina next door, there won't be any shortage of beautiful yachts and boats while you enjoy your rehearsal dinner, wedding, or special event. Features large outside bar dockside, plenty of seating inside for formal affairs or outside amidst the cool ocean breezes. Either way, you can't go wrong with having your special wedding day at The Pier.