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 92% of couples
Ryan · Married on 08/18/2017
From food, drinks, and location, you can't go wrong with this Miami-esque appeal of a venue in a classic Newport, harbor/marina setting. We were married 8-18-2017 at Belle Mer (Island House). We had a deposit at another venue in Newport, and after seeing and working with the staff at Belle Mer, we immediately changed to Belle Mer. Hands down, some of the best staff, clean and well kept facilities. The food was outstanding, with perfectly cooked meets, large portions sizes, and perfect presentations of the food. Top Shelf liquor (one reasonable set price) - need I say more. When they present the food, the entire table is served at once by all the servers, so there's no waiting for that last person to get their food. Not many people picked up on this though.
We worked with Stephen James and Abigail throughout most of our planning, and both were amazing. We were difficult at times, but they never cracked! They kept professional and made sure everything was perfect for us. Their communication was on par, and never had to chase around trying to contact them.
On the day of the wedding, our bridal attendant was with us to make sure everything ran perfectly. We were able to eat, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, and socialize with our guests during cocktail hour, because of their precise planning.
We have nothing bad to say about this venue... and may I add, that it monsoon-ed on our wedding day, and yet, everything still came out perfectly even though we weren't able to utilize their outside grounds.
Sarah · Married on 09/08/2018
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.Sent on 09/23/2018
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!!
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Malena · Married on 08/10/2018
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:
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!