Annual
    Sunny Days
    202
    Weddings
    Per Year
    2,500
    Featured Weddings
    Average
    Wedding Costs
    $44,000
    per 100 guests
    B&B Wedding
    Venues
    52
    Wedding Venues
    Peak
    Wedding Season
    May - Nov

    Why get married in Newport

    Seaside Spectacular

    Surrounded by coastline to the south, west, and east, Newport offers beautiful beaches punctuated with those famous rocky cliffs, making for outrageously gorgeous wedding photos.

    Gilded Age Glory

    Newport found its heyday among the crème de la crème during the Gilded Age of the late 19th century. Today, this means you’ll find mansions of indescribable beauty built by some of the nation’s wealthiest families — which translates to wedding backdrops straight out of a European fairytale.

    America’s First Resort

    Dreaming of a life of leisure? You’ll find it in Newport, which is often referred to as “America’s First Resort.” Get your fill of yacht clubs, glamorous hotels, and stately beachfront living in this historic playground for the jet-setting type.

    Weather

    Newport has a humid continental climate with humid summers, mild winters, and no dry season.

    Spring

    Average spring temperatures range from the 40s to the 60s.

    Summer

    Summer heat is tempered by Newport’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, with daily highs in the upper 70s.

    Fall

    Like other New England cities, falls are crisp and cool. Days warm into the 60s, while nights are in the 40s.

    Winter

    Newport cools down into the 30s and 40s during winter. The city receives over 20 inches of annual snowfall.

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    Your Wedding Ceremony

    The ceremony is the most important part of the whole wedding day — don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! Too often, we unfortunately find that brides and grooms leave the ceremony planning until the last minute, resulting in an impersonal and uninspired vow exchange. To combat against this, start planning early. Meet with as many Newport wedding officiants as you need to until you find the one that seems invested in telling your story. Work with local ceremony musicians to identify the songs that reflect you and your partner. Do this, and your guests will head to the cocktail hour thinking, “Wow, that ceremony was truly all about them.

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    You Wedding Reception

    We can pretty much guarantee your guests were thrilled when they discovered you were hosting your wedding in Newport. Who wouldn’t want to come to this beautiful city to celebrate love? Show off all that makes Newport special with a wedding venue that offers up waterfront views, and serve up custom cocktails that reflect the city along with delicious seafood cuisine cooked up by local wedding caterers. Do this and we promise, your wedding reception will be unforgettable.

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    Your Rehearsal Dinner

    Pre-wedding will jitters melt away the instant your friends and family arrive for your rehearsal dinner in Newport. Whether you want an upscale picnic on the beach or an elegant event at one of the best restaurants in town, your options are endless. Kick off the wedding weekend with an incredible meal with your nearest and dearest and get ready for the celebration of a lifetime.

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    Your Farewell Brunch

    Who says the celebrating is over after the last dance? Keep the party going with a farewell brunch to catch up with the friends and family you didn’t have time to chat with during the reception. This is a wonderful way to end the weekend, and your guests will love just a little more quality time with you before you depart for your honeymoon.

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    Wedding Welcome Bag

    Greet your guests with the warmest of welcomes! A bag full of local treats and wedding weekend essentials will make out-of-town friends and family feel right at home. Work with your planner to dream up perfectly personalized wedding welcome bags and have them dropped off at their hotel rooms to greet them upon arrival.

    Wedding Favors

    Before the reception ends, don’t forget to thank your guests by handing out a sweet token of your appreciation. Let your love story (and this fabulous city!) serve as your inspiration, and you'll end up with a gift that guests will cherish. Feeling stumped? Don’t worry, we have a few Newport wedding favor ideas for you.

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    Guest Activities

    Newport is loaded with historical sites and amazing scenery, so don’t worry — your guests won’t be bored between your wedding festivities! Encourage them to explore the many gorgeous beaches, go on a sailing tour, and explore the Newport Historic District to really get a feel for the city. Make trip planning a bit easier for them by suggesting your personal favorite activities — your guests will love discovering Newport through your eyes! For a few ideas about what to suggest, check out this insider’s guide to Newport.

    Places to Visit

    Restaurant Recommendations

    Your wedding will no doubt have delicious food, but that won’t feed guests for the whole weekend! Luckily, even big appetites will be satisfied with the delectable dishes found at Newport’s favorite restaurants. Let your guests know the spots you and your partner love most and include that info on your wedding website or within your invitation suite. From the historic White Horse Tavern to the famed chowdah place, The Black Pearl, Newport has something for everybody. Check out what 10 Best says are the top ten restaurants in Newport.

    Accommodations Recommendations

    Your out-of-town guests have to stay somewhere! Help them out by suggesting a few of the best wedding accommodations in Newport and be sure to include a few at different price points and different styles. From quaint bed and breakfasts to resort-style hotels, you can find it all in Newport. Your friends and family will appreciate how easy you’re making their trip planning.

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    Your Engagement Session

    Newport is one of the most beautiful places in the country. You could hardly pick a better place for engagement photos. Whether you set your session against the rocky cliffs of the shore, the Downtown Historic District, or Bowen’s Wharf for a boat-filled backdrop, your images will no doubt be stunning. We've reached out to one of our favorite Newport wedding photographers to find our her favorite locations for engagement photos and we added a few of our own too. Check ‘em out before your session arrives!

    The Bachelorette Party

    Celebrate one last weekend as a single lady in Newport! At “America’s First Resort,” you could hardly choose a better city to celebrate a bachelorette party. Relax on the beaches during the day, do a tasting at one of the area's vineyards, enjoy cocktails overlooking the water in the evening, and head to The Landing for a waterfront dinner. Newport bachelorette parties are the way to go, if you ask us, and we’ve got plenty of ideas for making the weekend extra special.

    The Bachelor Party

    Guys won’t be disappointed with a bachelor bash in Newport. From watersports to sky-diving to brewery tours and even some crazier-than-you’d-expect nightlife, Newport offers leisure, luxury, and of course, libations. What else do you need for a great bachelor weekend? Take a peek at our bachelor party ideas to get the planning started!

    Major Annual Events to Consider

    Before you choose your wedding date, it’s important to consider whether or not there are any big events during your desired weekend that could affect hotel availability, prices, traffic, or other concerns. We’ve pulled together Newport's most popular annual events, so check them out before setting the date.

    Local Online Resources

    Check out some other useful local online resources to get you acquainted with all-things Newport, from travel guides to the local restaurant scene to great local wedding blogs run by our friends in the industry:

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    Choosing Your Newport Wedding Vendors

    With our comprehensive list of local wedding pros, we're here to help you put together an all-star team to bring your vision to life.