Dream Wedding Venue: Weddings at Castle Hill Inn
You’re his queen. He’s your king. A wedding at a castle is a no-brainer, n’est–ce pas?
OK, so it’s not an actual castle, but the magic of Castle Hill Inn is just as uplifting for an iconic seaside ceremony.
At this grand Victorian resort in Newport, they trade in folding chairs and crowded beaches for Adirondacks and a secluded shoreline. Set on 40 acres of a peninsula at the entrance of Narragansett Bay, it’s rich in historic splendor, unparalleled water views, and old-world charm. Plus, complete with its own lighthouse, this pristine enclave played the 1800s role as summer home to Harvard marine biologist Alexander Agassiz.
Today, you can channel all that 19th century seacoast life on your dream day. Of course you can do an intimate seaside sunset wedding, but never say “never” to an al fresco affair for 400…
Nothing says romance quite like relaxed ocean breezes, unparalleled water views, lantern-lit gardens, and white sandy beaches. Say “I do” at the water’s edge of the lush grass overlooking the cool Atlantic; then enjoy al fresco dining and dancing underneath the billowed shapes of their one-of-a-kind Sperry sailcloth tent, an homage to Newport’s sailing tradition.
There are several wedding packages to choose from, with options like a raw bar, a slider bar, charcuterie, gourmet grilles, and more. And nothing says “welcome” better than a tall glass of homemade lemonade, iced tea, or your very own signature cocktail, a refreshing twist on the traditional walk arrival drink. Linger until the late hours until you retreat to your wedding suite—it’s included in most of their wedding packages.
And yes, photo opps abound. What’s your pleasure? Perhaps by the historic lighthouse at the immediate edge of Castle Hill’s shoreline, a New England coastal icon. Or maybe on the charming Chalet Terrace overlooking Narragansett Bay and the Newport Bridge, then feel the sand between your toes with a few beach shots.
Peering into soothing ocean waters as you plan your future as husband and wife, Castle Hill Inn is truly a magical destination. This calls for big dreams.
Castle Hill Inn is located at 590 Ocean Drive in Newport, Rhode Island.
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