OceanCliff Hotel

OceanCliff Hotel

Newport, RI
401.841.8868   Visit Website   Email Vendor
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Ocean Cliff is the best wedding venue! They are consummate professionals, who can execute your dream wedding flawlessly. We were married on October 11th at Ocean Cliff and we had the absolute best wedding thanks to the staff. It is a stunning venue that looks like a castle with sweeping ocean views. The planning process with our sales person to the on site coordinators was seamless. They have it down to a science and they instill a lot of confidence throughout the process. They were able to see our vision, accommodate our needs, and make any changes we wanted. Everything was coordinated perfectly! They managed the vendors and set up, and executed our vision impeccably. The flow was most important to me, but I was prepared that we probably would stray from the timeline, but Ocean Cliff made sure everything happened on time. It was the most perfectly timed event with no waiting or lag time for the guests. The food was the best wedding food I have ever seen or tasted. We chose surf and turf of beef tenderloin and lobster tail and it was the most beautiful presentation and delicious. Also, it was served quickly and precisely. We were assigned a captain who catered only to our needs, ensuring we always had a drink and had something to eat if we wanted. At the end of the night, we left the staff our car keys and they packed up all of our wedding accessories, gifts, etc. into the car. We went back the next day to get our car and to thank the staff profusely for making our dream wedding come true. I can’t speak highly enough about the level of professionalism and competence displayed at Ocean Cliff. Everyone was so kind, easy to work with, and truly wanted to make our day special. If you are considering a Newport wedding, Ocean Cliff is the best venue you could choose. We highly recommend them!

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65 Ridge Rd, Newport, RI 02840

Located on 10 acres of rolling lawns with spectacular ocean views, OceanCliff offers a truly unique blend of breathtaking beauty, world-class cuisine and a professionally trained staff to ensure that every detail of your special day is

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Located on 10 acres of rolling lawns with spectacular ocean views, OceanCliff offers a truly unique blend of breathtaking beauty, world-class cuisine and a professionally trained staff to ensure that every detail of your special day is meticulously attended to.


Twenty-five distinctly stylized guest rooms whisk you back to the 19th century with modern conveniences and stunning oceanfront views.

OceanCliff Resort occupies the site of the former Bronson Villa, owned by Arthur Bronson of New York. The villa was built in 1864 and was used as a summer residence by the Bronson’s for several seasons. The estate was then sold to Mr. Gaun M. Hutton a wealthy industrialist and his wife, when in 1892 the family began construction on the new estate. The estate remained a private summer home until 1954 when it was sold by the Hutton family and was later converted into an oceanfront retreat to be used to host lavish parties & society affairs.

For centuries, the waterfront estate has been an historic destination for weddings and social gatherings. Today, OceanCliff’s newly renovated grand ballroom accommodates from 70 to 225 guests for dinner and dancing, while a variety of smaller rooms allow for more intimate gatherings.



Set amidst the breathtaking splendor of the Narragansett Bay, OceanCliff has inspired generations of brides with some of the most enchanting landscapes in Newport, Rhode Island. Whether you prefer a romantic summer sunset celebration or a unique crystal winter white wedding, OceanCliff offers a variety of wedding and reception options.

The pristine manicured rolling lawns are complemented by a picturesque ceremony site perfect for the exchange of your vows.  An adjoining outdoor patio for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres sets the mood while our magnificent Grand Ballroom captivates the panoramic views of the sparkling Atlantic waters accommodating up to 225 guests.

An OceanCliff wedding sets a new standard in romantic elegance. Offering the most unique and comprehensive wedding services our social catering managers combine the finest elements to ensure a perfect experience. Your personalized exclusive event will be a day you will always treasure, with memories to last a lifetime.

Our team of elite wedding coordinators will assist you in the process of planning and executing every aspect of your affair. Our Safari Restaurant or Upper Deck is the perfect setting for a casually elegant Rehearsal Dinner or Post Wedding Brunch. We offer a wide variety of culinary selections from elegant plated presentations to Lobster Boil Buffets.

Whether you join us for business or pleasure, enjoy a world of exceptional luxury in our twenty five elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites.  All guestrooms and suites are traditionally furnished in shades of taupe and pale beige. Panoramic oceanfront views coupled with six hundred thread count imported Italian linens create a warm, relaxed, yet refined ambience. A variety of services and amenities are designed with ultimate guest comfort in mind.


OceanCliff is located on the historic Ocean Drive with easy access to downtown Newport and is only a 90-minute drive from Boston and Hartford.

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Categories: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location
Event Types: Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Sweet 16s
I don't have the words to describe the experience you will have at the OceanCliff Hotel! It is one of my favorite venues to work at. The service, food and view are all amazing and they make all their couples feel like they are the only event they have.
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OceanCliff Hotel is a wedding venue from Newport, RI. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York. OceanCliff Hotel is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Newport, RI wedding industry for 16 years. We specialize in elegant, oceanfront events