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Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

One of the most spectacular waterfront wedding locations in Rhode Island can be found in this high-end luxury resort. Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina offers a fresh and exclusive experience in its indoor and outdoor options. You may choose to exchange vows on a manicured lawn by the historic Newport Harbor Lighthouse, surrounded by picturesque views of the Narragansett Bay and the iconic Newport Bridge. Meanwhile, the Grand Ballroom and the Rose Island Ballroom offer equally compelling views with a more opulent ambiance. Its high ceilings, minimalist interiors, and signature New England charm makes it the perfect venue to host the wedding of your dreams.

Among the most notable features of this premier Rhode Island wedding venue are:

    • An indoor, 8,000 square feet Grand Ballroom that can be partitioned into smaller areas
    • A 4,000 square feet Rose Island Ballroom with magnificent waterfront views
    • The historic Newport Harbor Lighthouse venue for outdoor ceremonies and receptions
    • Picturesque and unobstructed views of the Narragansett Bay that wraps around the entire property
    • A luxury resort with top-notch amenities and spacious rooms that you and your guests will find extremely convenient
    • Provision for sailing, golf, vineyard tours, and access to the hotel’s renowned spa
    • Complimentary honeymoon stay in one of the hotel’s luxurious accommodations

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Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina


1 Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840

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Hotel, Ballroom, Waterfront, Beachfront

Brief History Of Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina was once a Hyatt Regency that was transformed by George Filopoulos and Lloyd Goldman. Originally built in 1969, the luxury resort sits on approximately 10 acres of land. It has always included over 27,000 square feet of event space, a waterfront pavilion, a restaurant, and a bar. Decades later, it underwent major renovations and improvements leading to its opening in 2017. At present, this high-end resort has become top-of-mind among couples looking for the most ideal location for an exclusive and premium waterfront wedding. 

Noteworthy Features

What sets this stunning wedding venue apart from other locations in Rhode Island is its unique and magnificent views. You will get to enjoy front row seats to the beautiful sunset on the picturesque Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Even if you opt to host your ceremony and reception in any of their ballrooms, you will still get to enjoy the spectacular views from the large windows that wrap each venue. 

Accommodations for Ceremonies

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina offers an 8,000 square feet indoor reception venue called the Grand Ballroom. It can accommodate up to 600 guests with a banquet set-up in its expansive, carpeted hall. This venue may also be broken down in multiple ways to accommodate more intimate gatherings, while still providing gorgeous views of the Newport Harbor or the Newport Bridge.


Another option for an indoor wedding is the Rose Island Ballroom that extends 4,018 square feet and can host up to 280 guests in a banquet set-up. Its minimalist and elegant interiors are complemented by a wraparound deck which gives the ultimate romantic wedding ambiance. 


This premier venue also offers an outdoor location by the iconic Newport Harbor Lighthouse. It has a manicured lawn where you will get to have the iconic Newport Harbor as your backdrop. Ceremonies are commonly held in this area, although couples who have more intimate gatherings may also opt to host their reception by the lighthouse.

Pricing, Packages, and Potential Fees


This elegant wedding venue in Rhode Island offers different indoor and outdoor venues you can choose from. According to, rental fees start at $1,500 depending on the specific area you will reserve. They also offer different menu options to choose from which are priced starting at $120 per person. All of their gastronomic cuisines are catered by professional in-house chefs. You may express your dining and menu preferences, and it will be priced for accordingly.

To learn more about the features, specific packages, and catering menu of Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, feel free to check out their website

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