Belle Mer

2 Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Belle Mer

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.

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View of Salon from Outside
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Waterfront lawn ceremony setup
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Salon entrance
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Waterfront wedding site
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Wedding recessional
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Lounge area
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Sunlight seeping through
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View from the staircase
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Exterior view of the reception venue
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Indoor Salon Ceremony
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Indoor Salon Ceremony
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View of Salon from Outside
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Wedding reception design
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Reception hall

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91 Reviews for Belle Mer

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.5
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    Sarah · Married on 09/08/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We chose Belle Mer for our wedding venue and it was everything we could have ever wanted and more. Everything was absolute perfection. First, the food is amazing! We got countless compliments on the food. Next, the service we received during the planning process and on the day of our wedding was exceptional.
    Megan took over as our coordinator approx. 6 months before our wedding because our other coordinator left. She was absolutely amazing and made the transition so seamless for us. She quickly got up to speed on everything and she really went above and beyond during the planning process and the day of the wedding. She was AMAZING!
    We were in the Island House for our wedding and it was so beautiful. We had our ceremony on the Island House lawn and the scenery is just breathtaking. We got lucky with the weather to be able to open the doors/windows of the Island House for the reception and it really was amazing. We received so many compliments on the location and the service from our guests. We would highly recommend booking Belle Mer!!

    Sent on 09/23/2018

    Belle Mer's reply:

    Thank you for the kind review, Sarah! We are thrilled that we were able to help you have the perfect wedding day and that the unpredictable New England weather played nice. Please stay in touch, we love getting updates as life progresses.
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    Malena · Married on 08/10/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    beauriful venue and top of the line service. We had a drink in our hands at all times and my bridal attendant was A+++ attentive to all my needs.

    Sent on 08/27/2018

    Belle Mer's reply:

    Hi Malena – We are thrilled that you enjoyed your wedding at Belle Mer. Cheers!

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Belle Mer FAQ

  • 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? $ 2,000.00
  • 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
  • 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

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!

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  • 2 Goat Island Newport, RI, 02840 See on map
    617-858-8972 (Phone number)

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