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Belle Mer – Newport, RI

The five-hour reception period at the Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum is between 5 pm – 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 4 pm – 10 pm on Sundays through Thursdays. You can also opt to extend your time by a half-hour for a cost of $995. Six hours is the maximum available hour at the Blithewold. 

May to October Wedding packages vary from $7995 on Fridays and $9995 on Saturdays and Holiday Sundays. $5995 for Special Non-holidays Sundays and Weekdays, and $12995 for Saturdays and Holiday Sundays from June to September. A 30-minute wedding ceremony at the North Garden costs $1500. 

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum has a requisite charge of $395 for a security guard along with a $1000 security deposit. According to their site, there is no sales tax nor service charge on any fees associated with the Blithewold fees. Check out their wedding packages to know more. 

Ready to get that rustic yet historic and chic wedding of yours? 

This incredible wedding venue in Rhodes Island comes with the following features:

  • It offers a unique and special for any occasion 
  • A promise to make you be the belle of your own wedding
  • A stunning backdrop for your wedding events and photographs
  • Experience Longwood’s signature service – hands-on, personal, and unique
  • Fine cuisines presented by the Culinary Arts Director
  • A virtual tour to help you make the right impression of choosing your dream wedding location

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Belle Mer


2 Goat Island, Newport, RI

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Ballroom, Beach, Waterfront, Garden, Loft

Brief History Of Belle Mer

The Longwood has long been dreaming of an event place that is not locked on the four-cornered walls with wall paddings and crystal chandeliers without windows. It was in 2000 when they had finally converted their restaurant into a private event venue. Since then, Longwood has been growing and expanding slowly. 


Longwood is now living the dream of giving unique rooms and exceptional service to every bride-and-groom to be. 

The Reception at Belle Mer

Belle Mer is an alluring wedding venue by the seaside that can accommodate more than 300 guests. Each event space at Belle Mer can help you accommodate guests according to your preference. Belle Mer can also help you make your dream wedding come true by organizing your desired wedding themes from classic to vintage and more. Check out their blogs to help you get that dream wedding to come to life. 


The Ocean Lawn, Water Salon, the Island House, and the Loft are the unique and special rooms at Belle Mer waiting for you to get that dream wedding to transpire. 


The Ocean Lawn is an impeccable venue for intimate garden weddings as it manifests extravagance and finesse. The lawn’s giant fire pit makes the location more alluring. It has a guest capacity of 1000 for garden weddings and 300 guests for waterfront weddings. 


The Water Salon is a palpable wedding venue of glamour and elegance. It features crystal chandeliers, retractable sliding glass doors, lacy white drapes. The Water Salon lets you oversee the beauty of ocean views within. It can accommodate 280 guests for dinner and dancing, 950 guests for a cocktail party, and 450 guests for a seated event program. 


The Island House demonstrates a relaxed venue for luxury, and it gives you access to wander around its shell path to the fountains. The Island House features the view of the Newport Bridge and the Rose Garden. It has a guest capacity of 150 for dinner and dancing, 325 for a cocktail party, and 250 guests for a seated event. 


The Loft is located on the second floor of the Island House. It is a voluminous location perfect for the VIP lounge and a Bridal Suite. It can accommodate 30 guests for dinner and dancing, 40 guests for both cocktail parties and seated events. 


Belle Mer doesn’t allow off-premise catering because they are focused on making your dream wedding come true. Chef David Blessing crafts menus seasonally to give their guests the best quality and taste of foods. 


Menus at Longwood are as follows: 

Pricing, Packages, and Potential Fees

According to the Wedding Spot, the starting cost for a wedding at Belle Mer with 50 guests is $25518. The venue grants 6 hours of lease excluding the clean-up time and set-up time. A fee of $1500 per hour can be added for additional event hours. Wedding ceremonies during peak season cost $2000.


The Longwood venues recommend a bartender fee of $150, one bartender per 100 guests. A Full Bar for six hours costs $60 per person, while the Bear and Wine for a six-hour event costs $52 per person. Soft drinks and Juices for a six-hour event costs $25 per person. Check out their Beverage Menu to know more about beverages they can offer. 


So, are you ready to be the belle of your dreams? 

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