Gurney's Newport Resort and Marina Est. 1969

1 Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840

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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
Type
Ballroom
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Island
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Bay
Coastline
Style
Coastal
Italian
Nautical
Romantic
Sophisticated
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

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?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $175 to $250

Additional Charges

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
Curfew
12 AM
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
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
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.
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
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
House Centerpieces
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

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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