Gurney’s Newport offers an all-encompassing wedding experience. Our location on Goat Island, a small island in Narragansett Bay, boasts unobstructed views of the bay, Newport Harbor, and the iconic Newport Bridge. Gurney’s Newport provides the quintessential coastal New England setting for tying the knot.
Facilities and Capacity
Accommodating up to 1,000 guests, Gurney’s Newport offers an array of waterfront venues fitting for every wedding event from engagement party to rehearsal dinner to ceremony to reception. The romantic Rose Island Ballroom features a wraparound deck and enchanting views of the Atlantic, especially at sunset. The Grand Ballroom is the ideal site for a large wedding but can alternately be broken down into smaller spaces. Couples also have the option of exchanging vows next to the iconic Newport Harbor Lighthouse.
The wedding packages at Gurney’s Newport include top-rated professional planning, catering, and cake cutting, along with an experienced banquet staff, to ensure your event runs smoothly. Our seasoned wedding coordinators will help you with all the details, from food to decorations to flowers to music. At Gurney’s Newport, your special day will be easy and luxurious—a magical occasion that will live on in your memory.
Gurney’s Newport offers many delicious culinary options for your wedding, whether it takes place on the property or at an off-site location, such as a sailboat, vineyard, or mansion. Our experienced culinary team draws inspiration from Rhode Island’s fresh produce and seafood. The chef will craft a unique menu reflecting your preferences, from appetizers to main course to dessert.
75 Reviews for Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina
Recommended by 91% of couples
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Amanda · Married on 09/07/2019
5 Star Wedding Venue
As my husband and I sit down to review our wedding weekend (9/6/19-9/8/19) at Gurney's Newport we don't even know where to begin. It was nothing short of amazing and we have Jackie and the entire staff at Gurney's to thank. Coming from NY, the Gurney's name sells itself but the team went above and beyond and provided top tier personal and professional 5 star services. Not only were the grounds and views unbelievable so was the food and service.Sent on 09/22/2019
We planned 3 days of events at Gurney's for our wedding weekend from NYC. Planning an entire weekend for 200 guests from out of state was not easy but Jackie (Catering Sales Manager) made it extremely seamless. Talking to Jackie is so fun and when I got stressed her attitude made me feel better and reminded me of the importance of the weekend. We instantly clicked and felt like she was a part of our family.
We hosted our rehearsal dinner in Scarpetta and the food was delicious and the staff was top notch. The views from the private room were amazing and our guests couldn't stop talking about how terrific the entire experience was. Thank you again to the manager and waiters that worked with us!!
We also hosted Welcome Drinks in the Regent Lounge. Our event was supposed to take place outside on one of the decks but unfortunately because of Hurricane Dorian we had to move the party inside. The indoor lounge was just as beautiful and they even blocked off another portion of the lobby for our guests. It even had space for our social media photobooth! The staff in the lounge again was so on top of it - we had over 125 people in and out for 2 hours and nothing fell short.
We hosted almost 200 people for our ceremony and reception. The grounds by the lighthouse were amazing and we offered water and champagne to our guests as they arrived to the ceremony. Our cocktail hour took place on the deck attached to the Rose Island Ballroom - talk about breathtaking. I had expressed my concerns to Jackie and Kelly in regards to our guest count and lines at the bar. We did not want people jammed at the bar waiting for drinks. They added extra staff and even made sure they put beer in bins next to the bar to reduce the lines. No one waited more than a minute for service with 200 people which is extremely impressive. The passed hors d'oeuvres were extremely delicious - my father pointed out how well trained the team at Gurney's was because they made sure the people standing by the door where the food came out weren't the only people to get food. They circled the entire deck and everyone was able to have their share.
My favorite part of the cocktail hour was the special touch I asked the team to make happen - we offered a Coastal Cocktails bar where guests could choose between white wine and Whispering Angel rose and choose from 3 different ice pop flavors. We worked with the Chef and Jackie to make this happen and our guests were blown away!!
The staff continued to run a streamlined event at the reception. Everything went extremely smooth and if something happened my husband and I had no idea. The Rose Island Ballroom is breathtaking and again the staff went above and beyond to execute in every way.
We hosted brunch the following day in the Rose Island Ballroom and again the food was delicious and the staff was extremely attentive.
Shoutout to the room block team as well - they were extremely helpful throughout the entire planning process and always available to our guests when booking.
I also lost my wallet that weekend and another shoutout to the front staff and porters who kept an eye out and thanks to Megan at the front for finding it a few hours later!!
We could go on and on about the impressive customer service, little touches and execution we experienced but then no one would read this because it would be too long.
We cannot thank Jackie, Kelly and the entire staff enough at Gurney's for a phenomenal weekend!
Amy Eisenberg · Married on 09/01/2019
My son and my daughter-in-law had their wedding at Gurney's Resort in Newport this past weekend. I can't say enough good things about our experience there. The quality of service, food, professionalism of the teams, and over all experience at Gurney's was impeccable! Everyone there was truly amazing and I would recommend this venue to everyone & anyone looking to have their wedding there! Their wedding was absolutely perfect from beginning to end.Sent on 09/06/2019
Amy Marie · Married on 08/25/2019
Worth it just for the views!!
Getting married at Gurney's Newport was amazing, ten stars across the board! From our first meet and greet to the final goodbye was said the morning after, everything was perfect. The team's professionalism and attention to detail was superb during the entire planning process. Jacquelyn was there for every step, even for my many after-hour questions and crazy ideas. During the day of the event, Jacquelyn and her team had every aspect covered. Even when the wind kicked up during the ceremony, they dropped everything (literally their radio and name tag) and were there to help me get down the aisle without blowing away. The location was beyond perfect, on the lawn with the bridge in the background was beyond perfect in every way. The venue it’s self was beautiful, inside and out. And the food – it was beyond what we expected, guests are still raving about their meals. We had the opportunity to have an after-party which was also very accommodating from food to the entertainment of the fire-pits, etc. And the next morning we had an amazing breakfast in the same room we hosted our wedding. Our out of town guest loved the experience and even talked about coming back for their own vacations in the future. I could not have asked for a better experience with Gurney’s Newport. If I could do it all over again, I would in a heartbeat and would not change a thing!Sent on 09/23/2019
A wedding day set along the beautiful ocean waters in Newport, Rhode Island is truly amazing at the Hyatt Regency. The lighthouse setting for your ceremony is just breathtaking. The Rose Island Room is magnificent for your reception to follow. You can't go wrong with the Hyatt Regency and since I've been there numerous times in the past 29 years I can definitely say its always a wedding day dream!
The Hyatt is a fantastic venue, where the staff is professional and extremely friendly. An amazing experience every time I have photographed there.
Always a beautiful setting for any ceremony and the staff is very professional and courteous! This is the heart of Newport for destination weddings and locals alike.