Oceancliff Resort

65 Ridge Rd, Newport, RI
Capacity: 225 people

About Oceancliff Resort

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. Twenty-four distinctly stylized guestrooms whisk you back to the nineteenth 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 by the architectural firm Peabody & Stearns from Boston who designed the original Breakers and Doris Duke's Rough Point, both located on elegant Bellevue Avenue. OceanCliff was used as a summer residence by the Bronsons for several seasons. The estate was then sold to Mr. Gaun M. Hutton, a wealthy industrialist who built the Trans-Siberian railroad in Russia for Czar Nicholas. Mr. Hutton and his wife razed the original wooden structure, and construction began on the new estate in 1892. The estate remained a private summer home until 1954, when it was sold by the Hutton family and later converted into an oceanfront retreat to host lavish parties and society affairs. For decades, the waterfront estate has been a historic destination for weddings and social gatherings. Today, OceanCliff's 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, winter white wedding, OceanCliff offers a variety of wedding and reception options. The pristine, manicured and 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.

Package Pricing

Weddings
$98 - $168 /person
Pricing for weddings only

Event Spaces

Grand Ballroom
Upper Deck

Recommendations

Breathtaking Wedding Venue - An Eventective User from Newport, RI

Oceancliff is on Ocean Drive in Newport, Rhode Island, a few miles from the Avenue of the Americas where all the other famous Newport Mansions are located. Oceancliff is one of my favorite wedding venues in all of New England. (As a singer in a wedding band for over 20 years, I've sung at most popular wedding venues.) The ballroom has a western exposure. The bridal party table is set up against a long rounded wall of windows so all guests can enjoy the sunset. The ballroom is eloquently decorated with lines, tableware, and flowers against the beautiful hardwood floors. I've always found the staff to be experienced and attentive to the reception details and very easy to work with. The back lawn slopes gradually towards the cliff and the waters edge below. This is a memorable location for your wedding ceremony. Boats of all types pass by frequently. After your ceremony, cocktails and hors d'oevres are served between the ceremony location on the lawn and the ballroom entrance outside on the patio. Musicians or a DJ can easily load their equipment from a side door into the ballroom right where they need to setup. The band is near the dance floor about five feet away. We somewhat feel disconnected from the dancing guests, but it still works. There's really nowhere else to locate the band. Oceancliff has a separate building for resort condos. Guests can stay here. There is also a restaurant serving the public lunch and dinner, inside or on the deck overlooking the cliffs and waterfront. Even if you don't have your wedding here, you must stop by for lunch or dinner during a visit to Newport, Rhode Islan

Neighborhood
Venue Types
Amenities
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Waterfront
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 225