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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Courtney · Getting married on 11/08/2019
Belle Mer is absolutely amazing! The venue itself is gorgeous - one of a kind and then when you add the staff, food, service, and attention to detail, there is no comparison. I would recommend this venue to anyone! Our guests are still raving about it!Sent on 09/24/2015
Belle Mer's reply:Thank you, Courtney! We are so happy that you had a wonderful time at your wedding. 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
Belle Mer's reply:Thank you for the wonderful review, Annaliese! Stephanie and the Belle Mer team loved being able to share this wonderful occasion with you and your family. Please stay in touch.
Karen King · Married on 08/18/2019
Belle Mer is a gorgeous venue and the service is excellent. Great value!
Stephanie was such a patient and helpful coordinator. I am an out of town/ foreign bride, with totally different expectations for weddings. For one, where I am from we don't do first dances, speeches, etc. But my husbands' family wanted some of those formalities. Stephanie was able to explain to me how timelines typically work and how she would recommend merging our two expectations. I called her so many times and she patiently guided me through each of my questions. She also gave me awesome food and vendor recommendations!Sent on 10/12/2019
Multiple guests told me that it was the best food they have had at a wedding and that the service was spot on. (We had the filet mignon and halibut).
During the wedding day, everything went completely smoothly. There were moments where I wished I had a little more guidance from my wedding attendant, but it wasn't a big deal. Having them basically took away the need to hire a wedding planner or day of coordinator, though I suspect it would have only been more helpful to have an extra set of hands.
General things to keep in mind if planning your wedding in here (and in Rhode Island, for the out of town brides): (1) RI stops selling alcohol at 1, so they do have a hard stop at 12:30am. (2) They don't serve shots. (3) If it's a summer wedding with great weather, guests love to move in and out of the ball room. It's a fantastic feature, but it can make the ballroom pretty hot because the doors/floor to ceiling windows stay open. (4) We had 125 guests in the Island house and it was perfect amount of space for dancing.
Belle Mer's reply:Thank you for the kind words, Karen. We were honored that you chose Belle Mer for your wedding and we are thrilled that we were able to assist in your planning process. Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.
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!