OceanCliff Resort I & II
OceanCliff Hotel I & II:
The Newport Experience is a hospitality company specializing in oceanfront weddings, social events and corporate retreats in Newport, RI. Our portfolio of fine properties includes: OceanCliff Hotel on famed Ocean Drive, Safari Room Restaurant, Stone House Inn, Regatta Place, Goat Island Marina and Schooner Aurora.
Steeped in Newport’s rich sailing legacy and stirring with New England tradition, the Newport Experience offers guests the unique seclusion and spectacular beauty of a private oceanfront getaway. From corporate functions to weddings and rehearsal dinners, our illustrious group of event specialists will guide you through every step to ensure an unforgettable affair for you and your guests
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. Twenty-four distinctly stylized guest rooms whisk you back to the nineteenth 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 by the architectural firm Peabody & Stearns from Boston who designed the original Breakers and Doris Duke’s Rough Point, both located on elegant Bellevue Avenue. OceanCliff was used as a summer residence by the Bronsons for several seasons. The estate was then sold to Mr. Gaun M. Hutton, a wealthy industrialist who built the Trans-Siberian railroad in Russia for Czar Nicholas. Mr. Hutton and his wife razed the original wooden structure, and construction began on the new estate in 1892. The estate remained a private summer home until 1954, when it was sold by the Hutton family and later converted into an oceanfront retreat to host lavish parties and society affairs.
For decades, the waterfront estate has been a historic destination for weddings and social gatherings. Today, OceanCliff’s Grand Ballroom accommodates from 70 to 230 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, winter white wedding, OceanCliff offers a variety of wedding and reception options.
The pristine, manicured and 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.