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OceanCliff is a beautiful waterfront wedding venue located in Newport, Rhode Island. It occupies the site of the former Bronson Villa that was built in 1864 and has been converted to an oceanfront retreat that can hosts lavish parties and events. Located on ten acres of rolling lawns with spectacular views, this venue is perfect for a classic wedding.
Facilities and Capacity
OceanCliff has many event spaces that are the ideal backdrop for various wedding celebrations. The Grand Ballroom accommodates anywhere from 70-230 guests, while The Upper Deck seats up to 150 guests and has sweeping views of the Newport Bridge and Narragansett Bay. The Safari Room is a restaurant and bar that couples can use for a cocktail hour or rehearsal dinner, as it accommodates 70 guests outside and 50 guests inside.
OceanCliff has many upscale amenities that will make the couple's wedding day fun and stress-free. The venue offers the following services:
- Distinctive selection of wedding menus
- Suggested vendors
- Newport attractions
- Elite wedding coordinators
- Romantic wedding packages
- Stylish guest rooms
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Unforgettable wedding at OceanCliff Newport
Not only is OceanCliff a beautiful venue, but the OceanCliff team is fantastic and provides unparalleled service. We can’t thank them enough for making our day unforgettable!
We truly appreciate all the time and effort the OceanCliff team devoted to our special event, from booking with Susanne (and her help with booking our church ceremony as well) to details with Kasey (and there were many details!) to guest room updates with Susan to the 'day of' with Taylor, who pulled off everything with apparent ease. Everyone was a pleasure to work with and offered great advice-- from hors d'oeuvre selections to where to locate the band for a more spacious dance floor with a headcount of 202 guests.
In addition, we are very thankful to Juwana, our steward, who was so attentive and went above and beyond to take great care of us all evening. Every single team member, from servers to bartenders to those breaking down the tables at the end of the night, provided outstanding service with a smile.
And did we forget to mention that the food was absolutely amazing? We heard great things from guests about the poached peach salad, all three entrees (filet mignon, halibut & vegetable Napoleon), and all the hors d'oeuvres, which were plentiful. The lamb chops and raw bar were an especially big hit, but everything was wonderful!
We have received countless compliments from guests on the excellent service provided by the staff, the delicious culinary creations, the gorgeous set up of the upper deck tent and the ballroom with beautifully set tables, and the magnificence of the venue overall (again, what a view!).
We were thrilled with everything on our wedding day and highly recommend OceanCliff!
Amazing experience with the great team at Oceancliff
Such a special venue
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Beautiful venue with an amazing wedding coordinator and staff! Highly Recommend!
A wedding celebration at OceanCliff means that not only will every detail be executed perfectly, but you and your guests will also be treated to spectacular ocean vistas and the Newport Bridge. I had the pleasure of photographing a wedding in this amazing mansion, capturing all of it's splendor. I couldn't speak more highly of it. Enjoy your wedding planning!
Excellent venue & staff. Wonderful views of the bay and the bridge. As I always tell my couples...find a unique venue that will create an experience for your guests. If you're looking for a great location for a ceremony by the water...this is it.
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- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
- Cake Cutting
- Historic Building
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Outside Vendors
- Dance Floor