Escapism is the appeal here. Just try walking by the Bellevue Avenue mansions without daydreaming about living in Rhode Islandâ€™s historical playground for the rich. â€śIt takes you away,â€ť says Christine Ellingwood, owner of Warwick-based Planned to Perfection.
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Belle Merâ€™s four-season Water Salon offers breathtaking panoramas of Narragansett Bayâ€”and two romantic fireplaces perfect for autumn and winter celebrations.
Set your tables in splendor with linens (silk tablecloths with organza overlays, anyone?), fine china, and crystal candlesticks from Rentals Unlimited.
A tour of the Gilded Age abodes on Bellevue Avenue always enchants. The Breakers, the Elms, and Marble Houseâ€”open through Januaryâ€”are even decked out with poinsettias, pine wreaths, and evergreens for the holidays.
Treat â€™maids to Southeast Asia-inspired treatments at Hotel Vikingâ€™s SpaTerre. Flower girls and ring bearers can even tag alongâ€”the facility offers â€śprinceâ€ť and â€śprincessâ€ť massages and manicures for little ones.
Ocean Staters talk about Delâ€™s frozen lemonade with religious fervor. Slip mix packets into gift bags to give guests a little taste of summer, no matter the season.
Check out more of this month’s wedding getaways in “Destination Ahead.”
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/weddings/article/2013/07/02/wedding-venues-newport-rhode-island/