Weddings

Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue

Newport, RI View map
Rating 4.7 out of 5
   108 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

Belle Mer is a glamorous seaside wedding venue located in Newport, Rhode Island. Surrounded by over seven acres of lawns on the edge of Narragansett Bay, this venue is perfect for an elegant and contemporary Newport wedding.

Facilities and Capacity
Belle Mer has many unique event spaces where you could host all of your wedding celebrations. The Ocean Lawn accommodates 1000 guests for a garden style reception and 300 guests for a waterfront ceremony. The Water Salon is the largest open air, four season event space in all of Newport, fitting 950 guests for a cocktail party and 280 guests for dinner and dancing. This venue also offers the Island House for a more intimate gathering and the Loft for bridal suite, rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch.

Services Offered
Belle Mer is a versatile venue that can accommodate anywhere from a vintage wedding to a luxurious coastal reception. It is located in the middle of many Newport attractions, such as the recreational trail Cliff Walk.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Mansion
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

108 Reviews

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Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Cara S. Married on 09/29/2021
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    Above & beyond!

    Having our wedding at Belle Mer was easily the best decision we made for our wedding day. From start to finish, they were a dream to work with despite having to reschedule due to Covid. Carly Donovan and Sara Leonard were fantastic, organized and fun throughout the whole process - we felt lucky to have them on our team over the course of planning. Belle Mer is obviously stunning which was a huge reason we chose it, but there were so many moments throughout the day where they went above and beyond. From greeting our entire wedding party with champagne post ceremony, to working closely with us to maximize our dance floor time, to the food which our guests are still raving about, everything was amazing. No regrets. Also special shout out to Ivana, the day-of bridal assistant, who my family is still raving about. Everything we needed day-of, she was there and 10 steps ahead. Thank you Belle Mer for making our day so special!

    Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue's reply:

    Congratulations, Cara! Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy to hear that Carly, Sara, Ivana, and the team exceeded your expectations and made your day amazing. Our service, culinary, and team are a point of pride for us, especially during this challenging time. Thank you again for choosing us to be a part of your special day!
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    Morgan B. Married on 09/12/2021
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    Beautiful Newport Venue

    Both Samantha Marold and Meghan Darby were an absolute pleasure to work with. Our September 2021 Island House wedding was everything we dreamed of. We are so grateful for all Meghan did to help- from our tasting to the day of, Meghan was there to make sure the day went smoothly. The view is spectacular, perfect for photos, especially at sunset. Our guests are still talking about the food. Overall, a great experience.

    Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue's reply:

    Hi Morgan, thank you so much for your kind words and congratulations on your wedding! We take immense pride in our service, views, culinary, and team, so we’re thrilled to hear that Samantha and Meghan exceeded your expectations. We are so glad that we were able to make your day extra special. Thank you again for choosing us to be a part of this life-changing event!
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    Suma D. Married on 08/13/2021
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    Wedding on 8/13/2021

    I was impressed by the beauty of this location as were my guests. I was equally impressed by the professionalism and meticulous attention to detail shown by the wedding planning assistant, Ivana who made sure our needs were met and answered all our questions. Overall, the Belle Mer staff made our event a memorable one!

    Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue's reply:

    Thank you so much for the great review, Suma, and congratulations to your daughter and family! It was an honor to host you and we’re so happy to hear that Ivana and the rest of our team were able to make your experience unforgettable.

Awards

  • 108
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Heather & Matt
    50 photos · 05/26/2018
  • Mayur & Mollie
    29 photos · 10/16/2017
  • Mary & Jessie
    33 photos · 09/24/2017
  • Frank & Lindsey
    25 photos · 07/25/2016
  • Jeff & Amanda
    27 photos · 05/06/2016
  • Kyle & Kirsten
    35 photos · 09/13/2015

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Gilded Media Gilded Media Wedding Videographers

Excellent Company to work with! We highly recommend.

Night Shift Entertainment LLC Night Shift Entertainment LLC Wedding Bands

Lovely venue! Always a top choice with our bands! A++

Golden Scroll Soloists Golden Scroll Soloists Wedding Musicians

It is always a pleasure performing at Belle Mer. Their team is incredibly organized, making it easy for us to integrate our music into the day's plans. We play at Belle Mer quite often and for many years, and never have had any issues. Thanks for always being so kind and helpful!

Map

2 Goat Island Newport, RI, 02840
617-854-5059
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Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue?

Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Mansion
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue for wedding events?

Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue offer?

Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue offer for wedding events?

Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue have available for wedding events?

Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.6 in average response time, 4.6 in flexibility and 4.5 in value.

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