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We got married at OceanCliff on 9/9/17 and it was absolutely perfect. First of all, our wedding coordinator, KC, was amazing. He was totally to the point, professional, and got everything done and done well. At one point I realized that I had forgotten to bring our card box (and I live in Boston so going back to get it was not an option) and he found an awesome alternative to use as a card box that was totally perfect (and honestly better than what I was planning to use). KC made sure everything went on time, ran smoothly, and consulted me whenever/if anything came up which I really appreciated. We also stayed at OceanCliff I and II and he brought our lunch (plus an extra bottle of champagne!) to our room himself which I really appreciated. In the lead-up to the wedding I worked with Amy McCoil to plan the layout, catering, and other specifics of the wedding. Amy was very responsive, helpful, and would field so many emails from me every week. I'm not kidding when I say there were times I felt really awful about how many emails I would send and she was always so professional about it. In the end it was the perfect day and I have the team at OceanCliff to thank for that. If I had to do it all again, I would pick OceanCliff in a heartbeat!

5.0/5.0
Deniz, Wedding Date: 09/09/2017

About

Located on 10 acres of rolling lawns with spectacular ocean views, OceanCliff offers a truly unique blend of breathtaking beauty, world-class cuisine and a professionally trained staff to ensure that every detail of your special day is meticulously attended to.





Twenty-four distinctly stylized guest rooms whisk you back to the 19th century with modern conveniences and stunning oceanfront views. 

OceanCliff Resort occupies the site of the former Bronson Villa, owned by Arthur Bronson of New York. The villa was built in 1864 and was used as a summer residence by the Bronson’s for several seasons. The estate was then sold to Mr. Gaun M. Hutton a wealthy industrialist and his wife, when in 1892 the family began construction on the new estate. The estate remained a private summer home until 1954 when it was sold by the Hutton family and was later converted into an oceanfront retreat to be used to host lavish parties & society affairs.

For centuries, the waterfront estate has been an historic destination for weddings and social gatherings. Today, OceanCliff’s newly renovated grand ballroom accommodates from 70 to 225 guests for dinner and dancing, while a variety of smaller rooms allow for more intimate gatherings. 





Set amidst the breathtaking splendor of the Narragansett Bay, OceanCliff has inspired generations of brides with some of the most enchanting landscapes in Newport, Rhode Island. Whether you prefer a romantic summer sunset celebration or a unique crystal winter white wedding, OceanCliff offers a variety of wedding and reception options. 



The pristine manicured rolling lawns are complemented by a picturesque ceremony site perfect for the exchange of your vows. An adjoining outdoor patio for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres sets the mood while our magnificent Grand Ballroom captivates the panoramic views of the sparkling Atlantic waters accommodating up to 225 guests. 

An OceanCliff wedding sets a new standard in romantic elegance. Offering the most unique and comprehensive wedding services our social catering managers combine the finest elements to ensure a perfect experience. Your personalized exclusive event will be a day you will always treasure, with memories to last a lifetime.

Our team of elite wedding coordinators will assist you in the process of planning and executing every aspect of your affair. Our Safari Restaurant or Upper Deck is the perfect setting for a casually elegant Rehearsal Dinner or Post Wedding Brunch. We offer a wide variety of culinary selections from elegant plated presentations to Lobster Boil Buffets.


Whether you join us for business or pleasure, enjoy a world of exceptional luxury in our twenty five elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites. All guestrooms and suites are traditionally furnished in shades of taupe and pale beige. Panoramic oceanfront views coupled with six hundred thread count imported Italian linens create a warm, relaxed, yet refined ambience. A variety of services and amenities are designed with ultimate guest comfort in mind.



OceanCliff is located on the historic Ocean Drive with easy access to downtown Newport and is only a 90-minute drive from Boston and Hartford.

Details

Venue Type
Hotel, Mansion
Capacity
230
Event Venue - Frequently Asked Questions
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:
Hotel, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
230
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, 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
Rehearsal Dinner Location - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Sweet 16s

109 Reviews

4.7/5.0
 
5.0/5.0
JACQUELINE, Wedding Date: 06/28/2018
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

This venue is breath taking, can't wait to experience it all during my wedding next year!!!!

Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner Location, Event Venue

5.0/5.0
James, Wedding Date: 10/29/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Oceancliff is truly the perfect wedding venue. My wife and I chose it because of the beautiful location but, in every aspect of the wedding planning process, Oceancliff exceeded our expectations. Of course, the wedding was beautiful (even though there was heavy rain on our wedding day) the food was superb and the service was impeccable. However, the real strength of this venue is that they assist you at every stage of the wedding planning pr5ocess and they make the planning process both manageable and actually a lot of fun. I cannot recommend Oceancliff enough, there really is no other choice for a Newport wedding!

Services Used: Event Venue

5.0/5.0
Mandy, Wedding Date: 10/07/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We just got married at OceanCliff this past Saturday (10/7/17) and I don't even know where to begin - our experience was absolutely amazing!!! We couldn't wait to get on here and rave about our experience as well as thank the whole OceanCliff staff for providing us with the best memories and a place to return each year to celebrate. We worked closely with Amy throughout the whole planning process and she was so kind and accommodating, from working with special dietary requests to easing any planning anxieties that arose. There was a wedding in the morning before ours at night and the staff helped us plan in detail to make sure we understood exactly where we were able to get pictures on time and ensured both wedding parties were accommodated with what we needed on schedule.

Additionally, KC was our coordinator and was seriously amazing (don't know how he does it)!! He made sure everything ran perfectly on the day as did our incredible captain, Gail, who was incredibly kind and made sure we got to have all the delicious food - don't know what I would have done without her! All the staff made sure everything was absolutely perfect and everything went off without a hitch because of their work. We also had our next day brunch at the Upper Deck and ordered lunch from Safari Room on the wedding day - both were excellent and everyone raved about the food. OceanCliff truly knows how to make a wedding spectacular and I couldn't be prouder to be an OC bride! We had the best time and on behalf of both of our families, we are SO thankful. If you are looking for a Newport wedding with gorgeous views, go NO further than OceanCliff!!!

Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner Location, Event Venue

5.0/5.0
Deniz, Wedding Date: 09/09/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We got married at OceanCliff on 9/9/17 and it was absolutely perfect. First of all, our wedding coordinator, KC, was amazing. He was totally to the point, professional, and got everything done and done well. At one point I realized that I had forgotten to bring our card box (and I live in Boston so going back to get it was not an option) and he found an awesome alternative to use as a card box that was totally perfect (and honestly better than what I was planning to use). KC made sure everything went on time, ran smoothly, and consulted me whenever/if anything came up which I really appreciated. We also stayed at OceanCliff I and II and he brought our lunch (plus an extra bottle of champagne!) to our room himself which I really appreciated. In the lead-up to the wedding I worked with Amy McCoil to plan the layout, catering, and other specifics of the wedding. Amy was very responsive, helpful, and would field so many emails from me every week. I'm not kidding when I say there were times I felt really awful about how many emails I would send and she was always so professional about it. In the end it was the perfect day and I have the team at OceanCliff to thank for that. If I had to do it all again, I would pick OceanCliff in a heartbeat!

Services Used: Event Venue

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