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.
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.
Recommended by 93% of couples
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Liz · Married on 06/30/2018
Best decision of our wedding! I am in LOVE with Belle Mer!
Belle Mer was the most amazing venue – from the location, the view, the ceremony space, to the food, and to the service. Belle Mer was an overwhelmingly amazing experience. The service we received from our initial tour all the way through our wedding night was top notch. Stephanie made me feel so comfortable and confident leading up to the big day, and was always so helpful in answering any questions I had as quickly as possible. Even knowing how great Belle Mer was, I was still floored by how amazing the service was on the wedding day. From the moment I arrived on-site, the venue was decorated exactly as I envisioned, the bridal suite was stocked with beverages and a free pair of flip flops for my dancing feet, a bridal attendant followed us the whole night bringing us drinks and food. I truly felt like a princess. The Belle Mer team even packed up everything we brought (decorations and all) and loaded it into my parent’s cars as the night was ending. I think the key moment that exemplifies just how much the Belle Mer staff cares, is when Stephanie (who I had worked with since our food tasting) actually got down on the ground with my sister/MOH and helped bussle my dress. Choosing Belle Mer was the best decision we could have made – my husband and I truly felt like royalty!Sent on 02/12/2019
Belle Mer's reply:Thank you for the wonderful review, Liz! We are thrilled to know Stephanie and our team were able to make you and your husband feel like royalty. A lot of love and hard work goes into the events we host at Belle Mer, so we are glad you enjoyed the experience. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness, please stay in touch.
Annaliese · Married on 09/01/2019
Our wedding at Belle Mer on September 1st was absolutely amazing! From the beginning of our booking, the administration has been extremely helpful and patient with us. Stephanie, our event specialist, was absolutely amazing every step of the way. She was professional, responds quickly, and extremely helpful throughout the planning period and she helped to make the process as smooth as possible. I would recommend Belle Mer as a venue to anyone who wants to get married on the water - the view is truly unbeatable!Sent on 09/15/2019
Sarah M · Married on 07/19/2019
What an incredible experience. Belle Mer beyond exceeded our expectations. We had such a fun and beautiful wedding. I decided not to hire a wedding planner, and I was only able to pull it off thanks to Stephanie Kennedy and the Belle Mer team. Everyone was extremely quick to respond and incredibly helpful. I did not have a single stressful moment on my big day, even without a planner, because they truly took care of everything. My vendors have all complimented Stephanie as well, and said that she was delightful to work with. The whole planning process was extremely well organized. The food was outstanding! My guests agree that this was the best wedding meal of all time. Our attendant Ivana was great too – she was always one step ahead of us. Thank you for the memories Belle Mer, we will cherish them forever!Sent on 08/28/2019
Belle Mer's reply:Thank you for the wonderful words, Sarah. We are thrilled that you and your guests loved your meals and that our team was able to make the process a breeze for you. Thank you for sharing the beautiful images with us and trusting the Belle Mer staff with your special day.
Excellent Company to work with! We highly recommend.
Lovely venue! Always a top choice with our bands! A++
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!