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OceanCliff

Newport, RI View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.7 out of 5 rating
149 reviews
$34k - $44k For 100 Guests
Up to 230 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$34k - $44k For 100 Guests
Up to 230 guests

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 the couples can use for a cocktail hour or rehearsal dinner, as it accommodates 70 guests outside and 50 guests inside.

Services Offered
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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$3,500

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

230

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Hotel
Mansion
Resort
Restaurant
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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
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
November
December
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149 Reviews

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Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Kelly W. Married on 08/26/2022
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    Excellent service from Amanda!


    I was coordinating with Amanda. Amanda is very fun and easy to talk to. She welcomed my family and made us feel right at home while we toured OceanCliff (and gave us the BEST champagne!) She is so easy to coordinate with, responsive, informative, and we had such a good time getting to know her. We ultimately decided to choose another venue, but I had such a good experience coordinating with and getting to know her that I had to leave a review! She was so great to work with in fact that we went back to her months later to inquire about rehearsal venues.

    OceanCliff's reply:

    Thank you Kelly for this great review! Amanda appreciated your kind words, and we hope your wedding day was fantastic!
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    Beth M. Married on 05/22/2022
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    Unbelievable, can鈥檛 imagine working with any other vendor.

    We had to reschedule our daughter鈥檚 wedding twice due to the pandemic. Every person we worked with at Oceancliff was so helpful, professional and flexible. They really made wedding planning easy as they coordinated with all our vendors. As a result of COVID, our guest count was significantly less than expected and they were very helpful in giving us suggestions on how to meet our food and beverage minimum. In the end, we had a fabulous wedding. Food was excellent and the staff was outstanding. Meals came out very timely. Our banquet manager was extremely attentive and everything went smoothly. We had wonderful weather, but even if weather wasn鈥檛 cooperative, the day would have been great. So many of our guests gave us positive feedback.
    My only regret is I don鈥檛 have another wedding I could plan at OceanCliff.
    I give them an A++++++++!

    OceanCliff's reply:

    Wow, thank you so much Beth for this fantastic review! We are happy that our team was able to provide your daughter and guests with excellent food and service. We hope to see you and your family again soon!
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    Andreanna L. Married on 03/27/2022
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    A dream Come True.

    Even from our first contact with OceanCliff I knew this was the venue we were going to choose for our wedding. Before visiting OceanCliff, we got to talk to Susanne Day on the phone to talk about our expectations and what we imagined for our wedding. A minute into the conversation we loved her. She was SO nice, excited for us, genuine, full of information, and really and truly felt like she was on our side and wanted whatever we wanted.

    When we got to OceanCliff, WOW. The venue speaks for itself. It is absolutely stunning. From the beautiful architecture on the outside, the waterfront and large arch in front, to the gorgeous detail inside. The large sweeping staircase, amazingly beautiful large gold mirrors鈥攁nd that ballroom. Totally open to the ocean, it really feels like you are outside when you鈥檙e not. It took my breath away.

    Our first meeting with Susanne sold us. We knew that we were getting married at OceanCliff.

    Between Susanne and Alison recommending vendors for our day, helping us with every step of the wedding planning process, and always answering questions so promptly, planning a wedding felt easy, exciting, and fun.

    Stephen & all staff present the day of our wedding truly helped make our wedding a dream come true.


    OceanCliff's reply:

    Thank you very much Andreanna for this fabulous review! We are happy to hear that our team was able to make wedding planning fun for you and that you had an amazing wedding day. Thank you for sharing these photos as well, they are beautiful. Come back and visit us on your anniversaries!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Alexandra & Bryan
    10 photos 路 12/04/2021
  • James & Anna
    39 photos 路 07/14/2021
  • Kristin & Jarod
    48 photos 路 08/17/2019
  • Ines & Claes
    272 photos 路 06/23/2019
  • Carley & Brian
    25 photos 路 09/23/2018
  • Peter & Marissa
    20 photos 路 05/30/2016

Professional Network & Endorsements

22 Endorsements
Arielle Unger Photography Arielle Unger Photography Wedding Photographers

Beautiful venue with an amazing wedding coordinator and staff! Highly Recommend!

Gwendolyn Pellegrino Photography Gwendolyn Pellegrino Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

ArtImage by Sam Chinigo ArtImage by Sam Chinigo Wedding Photographers

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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OceanCliff frequently asked questions

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

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

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

OceanCliff includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At OceanCliff, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at OceanCliff includes:
  • Bartender(s)

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

The space offered by OceanCliff for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Mansion
  • Resort
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

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

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

What kind of wedding events does OceanCliff offer?

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

What services does OceanCliff offer for wedding events?

OceanCliff offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does OceanCliff have available for wedding events?

OceanCliff offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

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

OceanCliff is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in average response time, 4.6 in flexibility and 4.6 in value.

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