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OceanCliff Hotel

Newport , RI
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LOCATION

65 Ridge Rd
Newport, RI 02840 US (map)

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401-841-8868

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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... Read more
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. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

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:
Historic, Hotel, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Waterfront, 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, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

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

REVIEWS

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Shannon
Wedding:
10/29/2016
5.0/5.0
OceanCliff was the perfect location for our wedding reception. Our guests could not say enough about the amazing location and wonderful experience they had at our reception.
OceanCliff was the perfect location for our wedding reception. Our guests could not say enough about the amazing location Read more...
OceanCliff was the perfect location for our wedding reception. Our guests could not say enough about the amazing location and wonderful experience they had at our reception. Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
8/28/2016
5.0/5.0
WONDERFUL!! We booked our rehearsal dinner at Oceancliff on their upper deck, it was a dream come true with a beautiful background and a gorgeous tent. Our family was blown away. Shauna was perfect to work with, she took care of everything that night and even add some extra flowers around the bar and buffet to give it a nice touch. She had such wonderful attention to detail. Doug and I can't thank you enough for everything you did that night it was wonderful!
WONDERFUL!! We booked our rehearsal dinner at Oceancliff on their upper deck, it was a dream come true with a beautiful Read more...
WONDERFUL!! We booked our rehearsal dinner at Oceancliff on their upper deck, it was a dream come true with a beautiful background and a gorgeous tent. Our family was blown away. Shauna was perfect to work with, she took care of everything that night and even add some extra flowers around the bar and buffet to give it a nice touch. She had such wonderful attention to detail. Doug and I can't thank you enough for everything you did that night it was wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Tessa
Wedding:
6/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at OceanCliff was truly a dream come true! The view both inside and out is to die for and we could not have been more happy with how both the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception and afer party turned out (the insanely gorgeous sunset didn't hurt either!). The sales and catering teams at OceanCliff were so helpful and professional throughout the entire experience. I will never forget the sense of relief I felt at our final on site meeting just days before the big day when Ashley, Olivia and Liz had me hand everything off and took over from there -- my binder of charts, materials, schedule and endless notes...they truly took everything and made it happen the day of. They coordinated with all vendors and kept everything on schedule. All my husband and I had to do was be there and enjoy every last drop of our incredible day. We're so happy we went with OceanCliff and could not be more grateful for the entire staffs efforts. Thank you, OceanCliff!
Our wedding at OceanCliff was truly a dream come true! The view both inside and out is to die for and we could not have Read more...
Our wedding at OceanCliff was truly a dream come true! The view both inside and out is to die for and we could not have been more happy with how both the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception and afer party turned out (the insanely gorgeous sunset didn't hurt either!). The sales and catering teams at OceanCliff were so helpful and professional throughout the entire experience. I will never forget the sense of relief I felt at our final on site meeting just days before the big day when Ashley, Olivia and Liz had me hand everything off and took over from there -- my binder of charts, materials, schedule and endless notes...they truly took everything and made it happen the day of. They coordinated with all vendors and kept everything on schedule. All my husband and I had to do was be there and enjoy every last drop of our incredible day. We're so happy we went with OceanCliff and could not be more grateful for the entire staffs efforts. Thank you, OceanCliff! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
The pictures of this venue alone are simply stunning, which is what first attracted us when we were shopping for venues. I never expected to be so blown away by the service they provide. We were married in April 2016 (off-season pricing in Newport is amazing if you are open to it being a little chiller, we ended up with the most amazing sunset). As a well-oiled machine, they were super responsive and have the wedding process down pat. We were able to reserve all the guest rooms for the weekend so really made OceanCliff our home for the wedding. The staff was the best. Stephen at the front desk would chase me down if he saw me carrying anything and made sure to accommodate any request. Loved him. The girls that did our planning meeting (Amy & Ashley) were very detailed and made sure that we were happy with everything. Then they basically took all the work off our hands and we were able to enjoy the weekend without running around to coordinate decor or vendors. The day-of went every smoothly. My dad nicknamed Ashley the Sergent. She may be little, but she runs a tight ship. Olivia and Kelly were right behind her too. They were so much fun to work with that they felt like friends by the time the ceremony came around.

We ended up having our ceremony and cocktail hour indoors due to the wind, but having those windows made it perfect. Our pictures came out stunning and we couldn't have been happier.

Thank you so much for making our day so memorable and perfect!!!

Highly recommend to book this venue. You will be so happy!
The pictures of this venue alone are simply stunning, which is what first attracted us when we were shopping for venues. I Read more...
The pictures of this venue alone are simply stunning, which is what first attracted us when we were shopping for venues. I never expected to be so blown away by the service they provide. We were married in April 2016 (off-season pricing in Newport is amazing if you are open to it being a little chiller, we ended up with the most amazing sunset). As a well-oiled machine, they were super responsive and have the wedding process down pat. We were able to reserve all the guest rooms for the weekend so really made OceanCliff our home for the wedding. The staff was the best. Stephen at the front desk would chase me down if he saw me carrying anything and made sure to accommodate any request. Loved him. The girls that did our planning meeting (Amy & Ashley) were very detailed and made sure that we were happy with everything. Then they basically took all the work off our hands and we were able to enjoy the weekend without running around to coordinate decor or vendors. The day-of went every smoothly. My dad nicknamed Ashley the Sergent. She may be little, but she runs a tight ship. Olivia and Kelly were right behind her too. They were so much fun to work with that they felt like friends by the time the ceremony came around.

We ended up having our ceremony and cocktail hour indoors due to the wind, but having those windows made it perfect. Our pictures came out stunning and we couldn't have been happier.

Thank you so much for making our day so memorable and perfect!!!

Highly recommend to book this venue. You will be so happy! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Kaitlyn
Wedding:
4/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Oceancliff was truly our dream wedding venue.

We had spent quite a bit of time looking at many wedding venues. We'd found several that we really liked, but nothing that we both were absolutely in love with until we walked into Oceancliff. As soon as we walked into the Oceancliff ballroom, my (now) husband turned to me and said, "Just tell when what day to be here." We were sold!

Once we knew we wanted to get married at Oceancliff, we knew we needed to figure out how to afford it. Getting married anywhere in Newport is pretty expensive, so we knew we were going to have to get creative. Fortunately, OC has various pricing options for different months/times of year. We ended up selecting a Saturday in early April, which gave us nearly the exact same wedding that you'd get mid-summer (minus the outdoor ceremony and 80 degree temps, which we were fine with) for nearly half the price. If there are any other budget-conscious brides looking at OC, I'd definitely recommend going in with an open mind and considering all times of year. The day we booked OC, it was snowing outside and the views from the ballroom were absolutely gorgeous!

The entire OC staff was AMAZING while we were planning our wedding. I could go on and on about how helpful they were, but that would take up way too much space. We had two long, sit-down meetings prior to our wedding: One six months out, and one two weeks out. During both, we went over extremely detailed timelines of the wedding day. The staff working with us on our wedding gave us numerous resources to reference when considering food, drink, seating, table organization, ceremony, etc.

I'm so, so thrilled that we were able to host our wedding at Oceancliff. They truly are a group of people who know the wedding industry, and we felt so comfortable handing off all of our final details to them in the days before our wedding. I highly recommend OC as a wedding ceremony and reception venue.
Oceancliff was truly our dream wedding venue.

We had spent quite a bit of time looking at many wedding venues. Read more...
Oceancliff was truly our dream wedding venue.

We had spent quite a bit of time looking at many wedding venues. We'd found several that we really liked, but nothing that we both were absolutely in love with until we walked into Oceancliff. As soon as we walked into the Oceancliff ballroom, my (now) husband turned to me and said, "Just tell when what day to be here." We were sold!

Once we knew we wanted to get married at Oceancliff, we knew we needed to figure out how to afford it. Getting married anywhere in Newport is pretty expensive, so we knew we were going to have to get creative. Fortunately, OC has various pricing options for different months/times of year. We ended up selecting a Saturday in early April, which gave us nearly the exact same wedding that you'd get mid-summer (minus the outdoor ceremony and 80 degree temps, which we were fine with) for nearly half the price. If there are any other budget-conscious brides looking at OC, I'd definitely recommend going in with an open mind and considering all times of year. The day we booked OC, it was snowing outside and the views from the ballroom were absolutely gorgeous!

The entire OC staff was AMAZING while we were planning our wedding. I could go on and on about how helpful they were, but that would take up way too much space. We had two long, sit-down meetings prior to our wedding: One six months out, and one two weeks out. During both, we went over extremely detailed timelines of the wedding day. The staff working with us on our wedding gave us numerous resources to reference when considering food, drink, seating, table organization, ceremony, etc.

I'm so, so thrilled that we were able to host our wedding at Oceancliff. They truly are a group of people who know the wedding industry, and we felt so comfortable handing off all of our final details to them in the days before our wedding. I highly recommend OC as a wedding ceremony and reception venue. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/25/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at OceanCliff at the end of October. I cannot say enough about how beautiful the venue was and how professional the staff were. They were so organized and responsive throughout the entire process. The tasting and final meetings were extremely organized and fun (thanks, Amy!), the ceremony was beautiful and Olivia did a fantastic job of making sure everything ran smoothly, and the reception was AMAZING, thanks to Bri and the Captain. Bri was on top of everything and made sure the night was perfect. She even packed our car up for us with all of our decorations and extras while we were enjoying the after party at the Safari Room!

You can't go wrong at OceanCliff and you can't have a more beautiful venue, delicious food, fantastic service, and tasty drinks. THANK YOU AGAIN!
We had our wedding at OceanCliff at the end of October. I cannot say enough about how beautiful the venue was and how Read more...
We had our wedding at OceanCliff at the end of October. I cannot say enough about how beautiful the venue was and how professional the staff were. They were so organized and responsive throughout the entire process. The tasting and final meetings were extremely organized and fun (thanks, Amy!), the ceremony was beautiful and Olivia did a fantastic job of making sure everything ran smoothly, and the reception was AMAZING, thanks to Bri and the Captain. Bri was on top of everything and made sure the night was perfect. She even packed our car up for us with all of our decorations and extras while we were enjoying the after party at the Safari Room!

You can't go wrong at OceanCliff and you can't have a more beautiful venue, delicious food, fantastic service, and tasty drinks. THANK YOU AGAIN! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
10/23/2015
5.0/5.0
OceanCliff was truly amazing from start to finish. Everyone we worked with along the way was great, especially Galen, Amy and Ashley. They are truly professional and made sure our day went off without a hitch. The room was set up exactly as I had hoped, the food was excellent, and the service was impeccable, Our guests were blown away by the beauty of the property and have not stopped raving about everything! We truly had the most perfect wedding thanks to everyone at OceanCliff!
OceanCliff was truly amazing from start to finish. Everyone we worked with along the way was great, especially Galen, Amy Read more...
OceanCliff was truly amazing from start to finish. Everyone we worked with along the way was great, especially Galen, Amy and Ashley. They are truly professional and made sure our day went off without a hitch. The room was set up exactly as I had hoped, the food was excellent, and the service was impeccable, Our guests were blown away by the beauty of the property and have not stopped raving about everything! We truly had the most perfect wedding thanks to everyone at OceanCliff! Read less
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Neena
Wedding:
10/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Ocean Cliff is the best wedding venue! They are consummate professionals, who can execute your dream wedding flawlessly. We were married on October 11th at Ocean Cliff and we had the absolute best wedding thanks to the staff. It is a stunning venue that looks like a castle with sweeping ocean views. The planning process with our sales person to the on site coordinators was seamless. They have it down to a science and they instill a lot of confidence throughout the process. They were able to see our vision, accommodate our needs, and make any changes we wanted. Everything was coordinated perfectly! They managed the vendors and set up, and executed our vision impeccably. The flow was most important to me, but I was prepared that we probably would stray from the timeline, but Ocean Cliff made sure everything happened on time. It was the most perfectly timed event with no waiting or lag time for the guests. The food was the best wedding food I have ever seen or tasted. We chose surf and turf of beef tenderloin and lobster tail and it was the most beautiful presentation and delicious. Also, it was served quickly and precisely. We were assigned a captain who catered only to our needs, ensuring we always had a drink and had something to eat if we wanted. At the end of the night, we left the staff our car keys and they packed up all of our wedding accessories, gifts, etc. into the car. We went back the next day to get our car and to thank the staff profusely for making our dream wedding come true. I can’t speak highly enough about the level of professionalism and competence displayed at Ocean Cliff. Everyone was so kind, easy to work with, and truly wanted to make our day special. If you are considering a Newport wedding, Ocean Cliff is the best venue you could choose. We highly recommend them!
Ocean Cliff is the best wedding venue! They are consummate professionals, who can execute your dream wedding flawlessly. Read more...
Ocean Cliff is the best wedding venue! They are consummate professionals, who can execute your dream wedding flawlessly. We were married on October 11th at Ocean Cliff and we had the absolute best wedding thanks to the staff. It is a stunning venue that looks like a castle with sweeping ocean views. The planning process with our sales person to the on site coordinators was seamless. They have it down to a science and they instill a lot of confidence throughout the process. They were able to see our vision, accommodate our needs, and make any changes we wanted. Everything was coordinated perfectly! They managed the vendors and set up, and executed our vision impeccably. The flow was most important to me, but I was prepared that we probably would stray from the timeline, but Ocean Cliff made sure everything happened on time. It was the most perfectly timed event with no waiting or lag time for the guests. The food was the best wedding food I have ever seen or tasted. We chose surf and turf of beef tenderloin and lobster tail and it was the most beautiful presentation and delicious. Also, it was served quickly and precisely. We were assigned a captain who catered only to our needs, ensuring we always had a drink and had something to eat if we wanted. At the end of the night, we left the staff our car keys and they packed up all of our wedding accessories, gifts, etc. into the car. We went back the next day to get our car and to thank the staff profusely for making our dream wedding come true. I can’t speak highly enough about the level of professionalism and competence displayed at Ocean Cliff. Everyone was so kind, easy to work with, and truly wanted to make our day special. If you are considering a Newport wedding, Ocean Cliff is the best venue you could choose. We highly recommend them! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
2/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at oceancliff was like a dream fairy tale wedding come true and I totally attribute that to Oceancliff and the staff. Everyone was so accommodating and professional. My husband and I were treated like kings and queens! Ashley managed the event and I cannot say enough wonderful things about her. She had her eye on all the minute details and kept everything running seamlessly the entire night. She was amazing and Oceancliff was beautiful. Thank you so much for everything!! I highly recommend!
Our wedding at oceancliff was like a dream fairy tale wedding come true and I totally attribute that to Oceancliff and the Read more...
Our wedding at oceancliff was like a dream fairy tale wedding come true and I totally attribute that to Oceancliff and the staff. Everyone was so accommodating and professional. My husband and I were treated like kings and queens! Ashley managed the event and I cannot say enough wonderful things about her. She had her eye on all the minute details and kept everything running seamlessly the entire night. She was amazing and Oceancliff was beautiful. Thank you so much for everything!! I highly recommend! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Ocean Cliff went above and beyond as a reception venue for our November weekend. They truly exceeded our expectations in every way. They covered everything we wanted/needed and more! From our initial meeting to the after wedding brunch they were attentive and executed our wedding perfectly. The staff is extremely knowledgable and friendly and helped calm all of our wedding anxiety with their smiles and re-assurance. The guests at my wedding were blown away by the beauty of Ocean Cliff as well as the food and service. They accommodated all of our needs and truly made our wedding day feel so personalized and special.
Ocean Cliff went above and beyond as a reception venue for our November weekend. They truly exceeded our expectations in Read more...
Ocean Cliff went above and beyond as a reception venue for our November weekend. They truly exceeded our expectations in every way. They covered everything we wanted/needed and more! From our initial meeting to the after wedding brunch they were attentive and executed our wedding perfectly. The staff is extremely knowledgable and friendly and helped calm all of our wedding anxiety with their smiles and re-assurance. The guests at my wedding were blown away by the beauty of Ocean Cliff as well as the food and service. They accommodated all of our needs and truly made our wedding day feel so personalized and special. Read less
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