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Ocean House

Westerly, RI View map

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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.

Cuisine

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.

Guest Accommodations

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$4,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Ballroom
Beach
Garden
Hotel
Resort
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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    Maria P. Married on 10/03/2020
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    We had a small Covid wedding at Ocean House. We worked with Rachelle, who was fantastic to work with. Given the difficulty with logistics during Covid we had to do a lot of shifting with our data and time and she was very patient and helpful as we worked through that. On the day of, she was super helpful in making sure we had everything we needed. And the location couldn't be more beautiful! It was a treat for us and our guests to have our wedding at Ocean House.
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    Brenna Married on 04/12/2014
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    The Ocean House is a dream setting for a wedding. The service, the food, the hotel accommodations were all five star experiences. Toni Scotto is such a pleasure to work with, incredibly organized, responsive, and creative. We had the perfect day due to the folks at the Ocean House and cannot thank them enough for all their help.
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    Kati Married on 11/02/2013
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    It was an unforgettable experience to get married at Ocean House! The views are spectacular, the food is delicious and the service is extraordinary!
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Ocean House frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Ocean House?

Ocean House includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Ocean House, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Ocean House includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

What are the most important characteristics of Ocean House in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Ocean House for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Ocean House for wedding events?

Ocean House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Ocean House offer?

Ocean House offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Ocean House offer for wedding events?

Ocean House offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Ocean House have available for wedding events?

Ocean House offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Ocean House and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Ocean House is recommended by 87% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.2 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.4 in flexibility, 4.4 in professionalism, 4.3 in quality of service, 4.1 in value and 3.9 in average response time.

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