Nearly half a century later, brides and grooms are still choosing America's yachting capital as a fitting place to tie the knot. Whether family ties bring a couple to Newport -- or they simply appreciate a refined setting by the sea -- Newport goes out of its way to deliver a memorable wedding + honeymoon experience.
Newport castles, mansions, gardens, farms, and country clubs are all lovely settings for a reception.
You won't find very large hotels in this small-scale, walkable city. Preferred places to stay in Newport are historic inns and B&Bs on the harbor, on a private island, or in a National Historic Landmark. These are among best the city has to offer:
Voted one of the top 10 romantic inns, this is elegance -- and fun -- at water's edge.
A seaside mansion named one of the top 100 Places in the World by Condé Nast Traveler .
A historic hotel that's been seducing lovers since 1926.
Fireplaces, whirlpools, four-poster beds, and a mysterious past greet you here.
Francis Malbone House
A Colonial mansion, circa 1760, located in the heart of Newport's harbor front. King-size beds, fireplaces, and Jacuzzis. Recommended by Gourmet magazine.
Oceancliff Mansion Hotel
The kind of place where dreams come true. Ten acres of rolling lawns...unbroken ocean views...a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 225 guests, and extraordinary food and service.
Not everyone can afford -- or feels comfortable in -- ultra-luxurious accommodations. By checking the resources below, you can able find many places to match your tastes and budget.
Links to members of the Newport County Inns and B&Bs Association.
Great City Attractions & Activities
Newport Tourism Resources
Midweek Getaway Packages