Rosecliff Est. Prior to 1930

Rosecliff, Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI, United States

An epic estate for any event, this East Coast landmark lets you live like Gatsby for a day. 
Preserved by Rhode Island's largest cultural organization, this historic house museum channels old-world class with its French baroque revival architecture and sprawling grounds.
The Lowdown
Type
Ballroom
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Historic Building
Museum
Views
Coastline
Garden
Landscaped Grounds
Ocean
Style
Elegant
Ornate
Romantic
Sophisticated
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The Quintessential Historic Destination

Imagine having your wedding in one of America’s most romantic locations. For an unforgettable wedding, consider Rosecliff, a Gilded Age masterpiece, as the setting for your elegant event.

The snow-white terra cotta mansion, with classic lines, features the largest private ballroom in Newport and a heart-shaped staircase that provides the perfect frame for your wedding portraits.

Whether you are having an intimate wedding or a grand extravaganza, Rosecliff is the ideal destination for your wedding celebration.

• The museum hosts only one event each evening to ensure your event details can be our highest priority.

• The Ballroom comfortably accommodates up to 180 guests for dinner and dancing.

• The Salon, adjacent to the Ballroom, provides additional dinner seating for 90 guests or can be utilized as a ceremony space with a capacity of 130

• Dining Room available for wedding dessert buffet

• Bridal dressing suite available

• Clients select their own caterer from our exclusive Caterers of Choice list.

• Ocean front setting

• Over 8 acres of manicured grounds

• On-site ceremonies

• Museum Special Events Staff present to oversee your event

• Reduced midweek and off-season rates

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $135 to $150

Additional Charges

Mandatory additional fees for Table & Chair rental, Event Staff, Police Officer and Preparation and Clean-up Fees

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
270
Buffet
N/A
Standing
500
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

The Ceremony
Whether you choose the majestic ocean views of the back lawn or the elegance of the Salon, your ceremony will be picture perfect and only steps away from your reception.

Cocktails with a View
Our canopied terrace, against the glistening white façade of the building, boasts stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Your guests will gather here for cocktails before entering the French-style ballroom, with its trompe-l’oeil ceiling of painted clouds.

Dine and Dance the Night Away
Guests will enjoy views of the vast oceanfront landscape while they dance and dine under grand chandeliers in Newport’s largest private ballroom.

Elegant Rehearsal Dinners
Marble House Terrace:
The start of your wedding weekend should be celebrated among Newport’s most refined historical destinations. Host your rehearsal dinner at Marble House, a national historic landmark. The view from the marquee covered terrace overlooks the colorful Chinese Tea House and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.
Terrace capacity: 200 seated dinner, 250 cocktail reception

The Chinese Tea House:
For a more intimate affair, the Chinese Tea House on the grounds of Marble House offers a picturesque and unique setting, situated atop the Cliff Walk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Capacity: 50 seated dinner, 80 cocktail reception

Design:

Built to Entertain
Rosecliff was created as a showcase for extravagant summer entertainments, Rosecliff was modeled after the Grand Trianon, a baroque pavilion built in the great park of Versailles. After the house was completed in 1902, it hosted some of the most lavish social events of the Gilded Age, including a fairy-tale dinner and a party featuring magician Harry Houdini. Rosecliff continues in that tradition today and has been featured in many Hollywood films including The Great Gatsby, True Lies, and 27 Dresses.

Standout Venue Features:

Your Story Starts Here:
The museum hosts only one event each evening to ensure your event details can be our highest priority.

• The Ballroom comfortably accommodates up to 180 guests for dinner and dancing.

• The Salon, adjacent to the Ballroom, provides additional dinner seating for 90 guests or can be utilized as a ceremony space with a capacity of 130.

• The Dining Room is available for wedding dessert buffet.

• Bridal dressing suite available.

• Clients select their own caterer from our exclusive Caterers of Choice list.

• The museum meets ADA standards and is wheelchair accessible.

• Oceanfront setting.

• Over 8 acres of manicured grounds.

• On-site ceremonies.

• Museum Special Events Staff present to oversee your event.

• Reduced midweek and off-season rates.

• Free parking available on site.

Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:

Caterers of Choice
The Newport Mansions Caterers of Choice are the finest caterers in Newport and have been selected and licensed to provide services in our magnificent museum settings. All have demonstrated excellence in both food preparation and presentation, and have proven their ability to recreate a Gilded Age experience while protecting the rare interiors of these century-old historic sites.

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