Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina offers the seclusion of a private island yet is just a jaunt from the shops and eateries of downtown Newport.
Our waterfront resort is centrally located to the area’s abundant attractions and activities, which include landmark mansions, museums, vineyards, golf courses, beaches, state parks, scenic walks, and cruises. Delighting locals and visitors alike, Newport’s annual events include jazz and folk festivals, regattas, a holiday boat parade, a flower show, and restaurant weeks in spring and fall.
The Lowdown Venue Setting
Situated on Goat Island and surrounded by Narragansett Bay, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina offers the seclusion of a private island yet is just a jaunt from the shops and eateries of downtown Newport. Our waterfront resort is centrally located to the area’s abundant attractions and activities, which include landmark mansions, museums, vineyards, golf courses, beaches, state parks, scenic walks, and cruises. Delighting locals and visitors alike, Newport’s annual events include jazz and folk festivals, regattas, a holiday boat parade, a flower show, and restaurant weeks in spring and fall.
Because we offer 257 guestrooms and more event space than any other property in Newport, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina is a popular destination for all sorts of stylish business and social gatherings, as well as truly memorable weddings. Our expansive grounds offer 360-degree water views, providing an ideal setting for our fine restaurant overlooking Newport Harbor, lounge with wraparound deck, a full-service spa, and outdoor saltwater pool. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, staying for a weekend or a week, we think you will love our gorgeous location, in the “City by the Sea.” Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range Does this include catering fees?
Estimated Price Per Head
from $175 to $250
All prices are subject to a service fee and state and local taxes.
On property weddings do require a room block. Insurance
Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here
Capacity Seated 400 Buffet 400 Standing 700 Celebrations Hosted Here Since 1969 Venue Spaces Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available Catering Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue Alcohol Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services Accommodations Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina offers 257 guestrooms ranging from waterview balcony guestrooms to various suite styles. Brides and Grooms have different options to choose from including guestrooms with breathtaking views of the Newport Bridge and Narragansett Bay to utilizing meeting space for the perfect get ready room morning of the wedding. Amenities A/V Equipment Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite Valet Parking Wifi Ample Parking Onsite Dining Chairs Dining Tables Onsite Restrooms Other Venue Features The Scene: Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina offers an all-encompassing wedding experience. Our location on Goat Island boasts unobstructed views of Narragansett Bay, Newport Harbor, and the iconic Newport Bridge, creating the quintessential coastal New England setting. You are sure to find an event space that suits your style, from the intimate Newport Harbor Lighthouse to our stately ballrooms. Design: Brides & Grooms have the option of saying "I do" at our North Lawn in front of the historic Newport Harbor (Goat Island) Lighthouse. With Newport Harbor on one side and the Newport Bridge on the other, Newport Harbor Lighthouse provides a spectacular backdrop for your nuptials. This venue’s ample outdoor space accommodates weddings both big and small. The breathtaking views from the site of this historic beacon are sure to create memories that last a lifetime. Standout Venue Features: Marina
Our state of the art marina features 22 slips accommodating boats from small tenders to 125 feet. We are fully operational for transient dockage, with the average depth of the water is 20 feet to accommodate large vessels.
Marina guests receive full resort privileges including access to our Seawater Spa, fitness center, pools and The Pineapple Club. Dine in our amazing restaurants or have room service onboard. Private sailing lessons, sunset cruises and water sports also available.
Launch service to town is fully operational and offered daily, with departure to town at the top of every hour and retrieval from town at the bottom of every hour (seasonal).
Extra Perks: Your Wedding Package Includes:
Five-hour venue rental
Cocktail hour with a custom selection of eight passed hors-d'oeuvres
Five-hour seasonal bar package*
Four-hour reception with plated dinner & choice of three entrees
Two stationary displays
Poolside cabana day after the wedding (seasonal)
Complimentary suite for the night of your wedding Celebration Locations The Grand Ballroom: The largest of our three ballrooms, the Grand Ballroom boasts 12-foot ceilings and four separate salons, totaling 8,000 square feet. Free of pillars, this open space is the ideal location to host a wedding for up to 400 people. - Max Capacity: 400 Rose Island: At over 4,000 square feet, the Rose Island Ballroom provides an enchanting backdrop to any celebration. With 13-foot ceilings and French doors overlooking Narragansett Bay, Rose Island consists of two rooms that can be used separately or combined. Adjacent to the ballroom, Rose Island Deck is an inviting spot for a cocktail reception offering a view of the Newport Bridge. - Max Capacity: 200 Scarpetta: With 2 semi-private dining rooms and multiple outdoor spaces, Scarpetta is ideal for any nuptial events, including rehearsal dinners and cocktail receptions. - View: Overlooks the marina. Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes: Scarpetta
Downtown Manhattan meets Newport at Scarpetta, a waterfront outpost of the iconic Italian restaurant by LDV Hospitality. Open nightly year-round, the restaurant delivers Scarpetta's signature classics as well as seasonal dishes, fresh seafood selections sourced locally, and a world-class wine list. Whether inside or seaside next to Gurney's private marina, your experience is sure to be a memorable one.
Corso Coffee, our Italian-style coffee bar, captures the charm of la dolce vita. Located in the lobby entrance of Gurney’s and open daily, Corso Coffee offers a variety of artisanal coffees, from handcrafted, wood-roasted Tuscan espresso to a brew of American beans roasted locally. Corso Coffee also serves a grab-and-go menu of café favorites, including freshly baked breakfast pastries, sandwiches, salads, gelato, and fresh juices.
Bars & Lounges: The Pineapple Club
Open May through September, the former iconic Pineapples has been transformed into the ideal place to sip, swim & relax. Whether enjoying a meal at our waterfront restaurant or a poolside cabana, The Pineapple Club is an incomparable resort destination.
The Regent Lounge & Firepit
The Regent Lounge offers a unique setting to enjoy fine libations, great food & entertainment. The outdoor firepit patio features stellar views of our beautiful resort along with the best sunsets.
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