Built in 1902, Emmanuel Church is an Episcopal congregation located in Newport, Rhode Island, a historic seaport city of 25,000 residents at the southern tip of Aquidneck Island, the largest island in Narragansett Bay.
The church was designed by the noted church architect Ralph Adams Cram with the interior designed by Bertrand Grosvenor Goodhue, the church includes a limestone altar, carved wooden choir stalls, striking stained glass windows, monumental murals in the Art Nouveau style and an ornate oak reredos. The church comfortably seats 250 people. Emmanuel Church, one of Newport’s architectural treasures, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Connected to the church is the exquisite All Saints Chapel, beautifully restored in 1983. It seats 52 people and is ideal for small weddings and renewal ceremonies, or as a pre-wedding gathering place for groomsmen and others in the bridal party. Valet parking in our church lot is available.
Our off-site wedding coordinator will answer your questions and assist you on your day. Our Rector and Organist will perform your Episcopal ceremony.
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Jean is the Wedding Coordinator at Emmanuel Church. Prior to joining us she spent five years working for the Newport Bridal Show, Newport Wedding Magazine, and Newport Life Magazine. Jean received her Master’s Degree in Communications Management from Simmons University and Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Salem State University.
Jean knows many of the wedding vendors in Newport to help you find the perfect fit.
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Emmanuel Church frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Emmanuel Church?
What are the most important characteristics of Emmanuel Church in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Emmanuel Church for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
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What services does Emmanuel Church offer for wedding events?
- Event Planner
- Lighting / Sound
What furniture and decorations does Emmanuel Church have available for wedding events?
- Audio Equipment