Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

A city of grand mansions—the turn-of-the-century “Summer Cottages” of the rich and famous—and sun-soaked beaches, Newport is awash in lovely locations for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and photos, as well as romantic sunset walks and candlelight dinners. 

Through the years, Newport, RI has made a name for itself first as a colony founded on religious freedom, later as the summer playground for the American socialite families with names like Astor and Vanderbilt, as a key location for the United States Navy, and then as the yachting capital of the world.

In September of 1953 one of the most high-profile American weddings of the 20th century took place in this historic town when president John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier at St. Mary's church. 

Newport is one of the most popular honeymoon and wedding destinations in the northeast attracting couples from all over the world. Many of the historic Newport mansions and private homes can be rented for the wedding reception offering the allure of a bygone era and other, more modern venues offer equally elegant choices. 

Life in the City by the Sea is celebrated on both sea and land with panoramic ocean views, sailing excursions in Narragansett bay, world-class golfing, exquisite dining choices, boutique shopping on Bowen’s Wharf and Bannister’s Wharf, clinking cocktails and live music at a number of hot spots and a plethora of museums and historic attractions. Newport is quintessentially New England and fundamentally international.