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Browsing wedding venues is among the very first steps of planning your big day. But with so many wedding venues to choose from, how do you find The One? First, consider the style of venue you’d like: Garden or beach? Ballroom or barn? Then, read reviews of wedding venues in your desired city and select a few to tour in person. Happy venue hunting!
Redwood Library & Athenaeum is a historic wedding venue located in Newport, Rhode Island, about 15 minutes from Newport State Airport. This museum is perfect for couples who prefer to celebrate their special day in the city amongst history and a beautiful garden that will transport them back in... (Wedding Venues Newport)
Located in Newport, RI, The Wayfinder brings a charming, relaxed feel to the North End. With fresh design, custom menus, and minutes from downtown, The Wayfinder is a new favorite for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsals. Two private event rooms, one semi-private solarium, and poolside... (Wedding Venues Newport)
The Bayberry Inn of Newport is a charming wedding venue located in Newport, Rhode Island. The small coastal town draws tourists in with its breathtaking views, cultural attractions, and rich history. Built in 1837, this historic building was home to Navy Captain Charles Hunter and his family. The... (Wedding Venues Newport)
The Newport Marriott is an enchanting wedding venue and elegant waterfront hotel located in Newport, Rhode Island. With their multitude of event spaces and enviable location on Newport Harbor, this is the place where dream weddings come to life. Facilities and CapacityWith over 20,000 square feet of... (Wedding Venues Newport)
Hotel Viking is an elegant and sophisticated wedding venue located in the heart of downtown Newport in Rhode Island. This historic hotel was built in 1926 and has been offering beautiful and memorable weddings for over 90 years. We are conveniently located on Bellevue Avenue and offer all the... (Wedding Venues Newport)
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... (Wedding Venues Newport)
You will find breathtaking views for your wedding event at The Top Of Pelham, located in Newport, Rhode Island. The venue offers panoramic views of the Newport Harbor and has a modern vibe with traditional design features. This beautiful, sought-after venue will impress even the pickiest of couples... (Wedding Venues Newport)
The Bohlin is a wedding venue located in Newport, Rhode Island that will give you a waterfront setting and unsurpassed views of the harbor. With a coastal vibe and the charm of Newport, this venue is the ideal location for an elegant yet rustic wedding. Facilities and Capacity Couples can host up to... (Wedding Venues Newport)
The Regatta Place is a waterfront wedding venue located in Newport, Rhode Island. This sophisticated and private venue has panoramic views of Newport Harbor and is an easy walk, drive or shuttle ride to downtown Newport’s historic shopping and cultural districts.Facilities and Capacity Surrounded by... (Wedding Venues Newport)
Belle Mer is a glamorous seaside wedding venue located in Newport, Rhode Island. Surrounded by over seven acres of lawns on the edge of Narragansett Bay, this venue is perfect for an elegant and contemporary Newport wedding.Facilities and Capacity Belle Mer has many unique event spaces where you... (Wedding Venues Newport)
The Eisenhower House is a wedding venue located at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. Built in 1873, it eventually became the Summer White House for President Eisenhower during his administration. Today, it is an elegant venue with hilltop views of Narragansett Bay and Newport... (Wedding Venues Newport)
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... (Wedding Venues Newport)
Fort Adams Trust is a wedding venue located in Newport, Rhode Island that has panoramic views of Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. This venue is also a historic museum with impressive architecture and sprawling lawns that will make your wedding one of a kind. Facilities and Capacity Fort Adams... (Wedding Venues Newport)
The Landing Restaurant & Bar is a unique coastal venue located in Rhode Island, specifically at the dock at the end of Newport’s historic Bowen’s Wharf. With a beautiful view of Newport Harbor, this restaurant is the perfect place to host the wedding of your dreams.Facilities and Capacity Whether... (Wedding Venues Newport)
Queen Anne's Loft is located in the center of downtown Newport, RI specializing in small events for 120 guests or less. We are the perfect venue for your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, welcome reception, wedding ceremony and reception, or post wedding brunch. With all new construction, the space... (Wedding Venues Newport)
Built in 1902, Emmanuel Church is an Episcopal congregation located in Newport, Rhode Island, a historic seaport city of 25,000 residents at the southern tip of Aquidneck Island, the largest island in Narragansett Bay. The church was designed by the noted church architect Ralph Adams Cram with the... (Wedding Venues Newport)
The Vanderbilt is a historic hotel wedding venue located in Newport, Rhode Island. Initially built in 1909, this historic Newport downtown mansion has been meticulously restored to its former glory and now features 33 hotel rooms. The hotel is located just minutes from the charming waterfront and... (Wedding Venues Newport)
City of Newport, RI is a wedding venue located in Newport, Rhode Island. It is right on the Atlantic Ocean and is less than one mile from Historic Bellevue Avenue, offering an ideal location and waterfront setting.Facilities and Capacity City of Newport, RI features a 5,200 square foot event space... (Wedding Venues Newport)
The Chanler at Cliff Walk is a historic mansion located in Newport, Rhode Island. This one of a kind wedding venue offers you and your guests spectaclar views of the Atlantic Ocean. Featuring multiple event spaces for both romantic ceremonies and elegant receptions at their boutique hotel. The... (Wedding Venues Newport)
The Commissioned Officers' Club, on Naval Station Newport, overlooks our rocky coastline, the Newport bridge & harbor. The O'Club offers a gorgeous setting, both inside and out, with rooms perfect for an event of any size and an outdoor lawn area for wedding ceremonies. We are on the Navy Base, you... (Wedding Venues Newport)
Newport is a seaside city famous for its unique blend of picturesque charm and stately elegance. Located on Rhode Island, formerly Aquidneck Island, Newport has played an integral part in the nation’s history and is a wonderful place for couples to begin the next chapter of their lives together.
Since the Gilded Age, Newport has been a favorite retreat of the rich and famous. Industrialists and financiers built lavish summer residences on Bellevue Avenue, overlooking the sea. John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier were married in Newport, and Dwight D. Eisenhower summered at the Naval War College during his presidency. The city is also home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the National Sailing Hall of Fame, and it played host to the America’s Cup races from 1930 to 1983.
Today, Newport invites couples and their guests to experience its beauty and splendor for themselves. The city offers a variety of venues, perfectly suited to a range of needs and styles. Couples can celebrate in one of the city’s many historic buildings or enjoy a lovely outdoor wedding by the water. Venue rental costs vary by season. Options are available for around $2,000, though average costs are significantly higher and rental prices for some venues exceed $50,000. WeddingWire’s wedding planning tools give couples the resources they need to manage their budget.
Newport is easily accessible from New York, Boston, and Providence. Guests journeying up from New York can take I-95 to Route 1 and pass through Narragansett. Visitors traveling down from Boston or Providence can enter Newport via Jamestown or Middletown. The magnificent Claiborne Pell Bridge links Jamestown and Newport from the west. Visitors traveling south through Middletown can take the Sakonnet River Bridge from Tiverton or the Mount Hope Bridge from Bristol. The 64 bus connects the Kingston Railway Station to the Newport Gateway Visitor Center, and guests wishing to make part of their journey by rail can get to Kingston Railway Station via Boston.
Guests requiring off-site overnight accommodation have a number of options available to them. Newport is home to a number of fine hotels and bed and breakfasts. Guests planning to visit between May and September are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Accommodation is also available in nearby Narragansett, Warwick, and Providence.
Newport has a warm, temperate climate. Average temperatures range from 23°F in January to 78°F in July, and average monthly precipitation ranges from 2.99 inches in July to 4.53 inches in March. Couples planning a spring wedding can take advantage of the fine weather to enjoy Newport’s beaches and explore its famous mansions. The winter season is ideal for a romantic indoor wedding. Couples marrying during the winter months can expect cheaper accommodation costs and fewer tourists.
Venue rental prices average around $25,000 in Rhode Island, though prices can vary significantly by season, and venues in Newport are some of the most expensive in the state.
Yes. Individual properties are available for rental. Contact the Preservation Society of Newport County for more information.
Yes. Couples wishing to marry in Newport must apply together and in person to the Newport City Clerk’s Office. Licenses are valid for three months. Further information can be found on the City of Newport’s website.
No. From August 1, 2013, couples will no longer be allowed to enter into a civil union. Same-sex marriage, however, is legal in Rhode Island.