Your Wedding Dreams Come True at Ocean House
Imagine celebrating your special day with breathtaking ocean views, unparalleled service and luxury accommodations. At Ocean House, Rhode Island’s only Five Diamond, Five-Star property, our wedding experts have the experience and the capability to help you create an event with memories to last a lifetime.
Ocean House is there with you every step of the way to plan, support and carry out celebration, from an intimate family gathering to a grand gala for up to 400 guests.
The Perfect Setting for Your Perfect Day.
Perched high on the bluffs of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, Ocean House is one of the best waterfront wedding destinations in North America.
As a member of the world-renowned Relais & Chateaux, an association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs, Ocean House strives to redefine luxury hospitality and events by focusing on unique, intensely personal guest experiences.
We do not settle for anything but perfection, and no detail is too small.
A wedding at the Ocean House is more than a walk down the aisle and an exchange of vows. When curating and designing your perfect day, the only limits at our resort are the ones set by your imagination.
From intimate celebrations to large receptions, Ocean House offers the best in New England hospitality, including distinctive event spaces, elegant accommodations, stunning facilities and unrivaled services to make your event a success.
Exquisite Indoor and Outdoor Settings.
Ocean house provides you with a choice from more than five unique indoor and outdoor settings, for weddings and events from 10 to 250 guests.
Perfect for larger celebrations, experience a spectacular outdoor ceremony on the South Lawn, overlooking the vast Atlantic Ocean, before moving to the beautiful Seaside Ballroom for the reception. Take in the fresh ocean breeze and enjoy a cocktail with your guests while relishing unparalleled ocean views from the adjacent Seaside Terrace.
Exchange vows under a floral arbor with your toes in the white sand on Ocean House’s private beach, one of the few locations on the Atlantic shoreline where you can be married on the edge of the water. Make your way to a beautifully decorated, luminous tent on the East Lawn.
Arrange a majestic white tent on the beach for a small rehearsal dinner under the stars, or a grand ceremony and reception with our uniquely magnificent sunset on the ocean as a background.
Start on the South Lawn, set high over the Atlantic Ocean, just steps away from the Watch Hill Chapel and enjoy an extraordinary outdoor reception venue. Stride down to our private beach and share blissful moments of love, while celebrating with your family and friends.
The East Lawn, Ocean House’s newest outdoor venue, offers breath-taking ocean views and is steps away from our Signature Suites and romantic beach boardwalk. Designed for smaller, intimate gatherings, it is the perfect space for a memorable ceremony or dinner reception.
Sophisticated yet inviting, the Drawing Room offers a rich wooded interior with spectacular sceneries of the croquet lawn and the Atlantic beyond. Ideal as a setting for small gatherings, pre-wedding get together or a brunch for all your guests, the drawing room presents itself as the perfect intimate space for any seasonal wedding.
The Rhode Island region is proud to offer classically inspired farm-to-table cuisine of the Atlantic Northeast. Ocean House chefs will work closely with you to create the perfect menu that reflects your tastes and brings your vision to life. We offer a unique a la carte menu that is entirely customizable. From delectable hors d’oeuvres to begin the evening, to three-course plated dinners and harvest buffets, you choose the flavors that call to you and how you would like the dishes to be presented. Our chefs will go above and beyond to make your culinary wedding experience exquisite.
The Fun Never Ends
Ocean House and the waterfront village of Watch Hill offer a variety of resort activities, events and recreation, no matter what the season. Entertain your guests after a rehearsal dinner or provide day-after festivities. Your personal Ocean House wedding planner can arrange on and off property activities based on your passions and interests.
Warm summer nights at the Ocean House are sublime to delight your pallet with our outdoor clambakes and lobster boils. Private cooking classes and wine tastings may be arrange for a small gathering to learn how to combine seasonal ingredients with ingredients from your pantry.
Our ocean view championship croquet lawn offers the perfect activity for any group. Test your skill in the squash courts, on the tennis courts or golf courses, located a short drive from the resort. Yachting, water sports and bike tours may be arranged for you and your party. After a full day in the shining sun or the cool winter air, visit our 12,000-square-foot, Five-Star OH! Spa to provide your bridal party and guests with the ultimate retreat, inviting visitors to indulge, relax and refresh.
Ocean House is the first and only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel in the state of Rhode Island.
The 49 guestrooms and 18 signature suites offer guests an unparalleled luxurious coastal New England experience. The resort sits at the ocean’s front and overlooks Block Island. Comfortable, soothing and spacious, our accommodations are beautifully appointed with turn-of-the-20th-century décor complete with custom wooden furnishings, a muted color scheme and early New England artwork. High-tech touches such as wireless Internet access, floor valet panel, iPod docking stations and in-room iPads for guest requests ensure your room meets all your technological needs. Rooms and suites feature majestic ocean and bay views, sumptuous Frette linens, towels and bedding and daily house-keeping service, among other services.
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- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
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- Wedding Cake
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- Art Gallery
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Ocean House for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does Ocean House offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Ocean House offer for wedding events?
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Pet Friendly
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does Ocean House have available for wedding events?
- Audio Equipment
- Dance Floor
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