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CHRIS & SARAH'S WEDDING

October, 2007 in Narragansett

"Our wedding was great! Getting married in Narragansett was really fun, and while it was a little stressful and pricey, we managed to pull off a beautiful wedding on a relatively modest budget. We were able to find some great local vendors to help us out, which certainly helped. We'd really recommend both Stephanie Gomes & Kristin Greene if you're looking for a hair stylist & makeup artist who travel to your location. We also highly recommend Fine Catering by Russell Morin as a caterer. They were absolutely top notch -- not one complaint or critique to speak of!

Oh, and Wedding Mapper was a great resource to share with our guests. We'd highly recommend using it!"

Ceremony: St. Peters-By-The-Sea
Reception: The Towers

Ceremony:

St. Peter's-by-the-Sea - Ceremony - 72 Central St, Narragansett, RI, 02882, US

St. Peters-By-The-Sea

72 Central St
Narragansett, RI 02882, US

"I wouldn't even rate this church 1 star out of 5, but I had no choice. Feel free to email me if you would like me to go in depth into my rationale for the poor rating."

Reception:

The Towers - Reception - 35 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI, 02882, US

The Towers

35 Ocean Rd
Narragansett, RI 02882, US

"While not the cheapest venue in the area, it wasn't the most expensive either. Kate Vivian (coordinator) was quick to return calls/emails, and the staff the evening of the wedding were extremely accommodating when we had a medical emergency that cut short our reception. They were nothing but professional -- I would highly recommend having your event at The Towers!"

Hotel:

Anchor Motel - Hotel - 825 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI, United States

Anchor Motel

825 Ocean Rd
Washington, RI 02882, US

Hotel:

The Atlantic House - Hotel - 85 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI

Atlantic House

85 Ocean Rd
Narragansett, RI, United States
(401) 783-6400

Hotel:

Blueberry Cove Inn - Hotel - 75 Kingstown Road, Narragansett, ri, 02882

Blueberry Cove Inn

72 Kingstown Rd
Narragansett, RI 02882, US

Hotel:

Holiday Inn, South Kingstown, RI - Hotel - 3009 Tower Hill Road, South Kingstown, RI, 02874, USA

Holiday Inn South County

3009 Tower Hill Rd
Saunderstown, RI, USA
(401) 789-1051

Hotel:

The Village Inn - Hotel - 1 Beach St # 1, Narragansett, RI, United States

Village Inn-Narragansett Pier

1 Beach St
Narragansett, RI, USA
(401) 783-6767

Restaurant:

Coast Guard House - Restaurant - 40 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI, 02882, US

Coast Guard House

40 Ocean Rd
Narragansett, RI 02882, US

"Located right beside The Towers in Narragansett, spend a fun afternoon or fine night out enjoying the spectacular waterfront view from inside or one of the outside decks. The Coast Guard House also features a popular bar that offers entertainment and dancing. Feel free to enjoy a drink or two following the ceremony & prior to the commencement at 5:00pm of our cocktail hour at The Towers!"

Restaurant:

Nana's Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt - Restaurant - 28 Pier Market Pl # A, Narragansett, RI, United States

Nana's Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

28 Pier Market Pl # A
Narragansett, RI, United States
(401) 782-2705

"Walk across the street from the Narragansett Town Beach & The Village Inn for ice cream & much more. Nana's now serves Gelato, the Italian version of ice cream, that has a rich and exquisite taste. They carry over 30 flavors of hard ice cream PLUS soft serve flavors with a numerous amount of toppings. YUM! :)"

Restaurant:

Spain of Narragansett - Restaurant - 1144 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI, USA

Spain of Narragansett

1144 Ocean Rd
Narragansett, RI, USA
(401) 783-9770

"Spain of Narragansett is the site of our rehearsal dinner! A great alternative to Italian and Seafood in Rhode Island, Spain offers the food of the Spanish Mediterranean -- lighter in flavor than what most people think of as Spanish. This is upscale dining -- soft music, candles, wine, a sparkling fountain, and a place to be fearless with your choices from the menu! :)"

Attraction:

Bowen's Wharf - Attraction - 32 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI, 02840

Bannister's Wharf

Bannisters Wharf
Newport, RI 02840, US

"What used to be the center of Newport's commercial seaport in the colonial days, is now the hub of Newport's harbor side shopping and dining, where you can find eclectic boutiques, sophisticated and casual restaurants side by side and cozy waterfront rooms. It is hard to describe the variety of clothiers, jewelers, specialty shops, galleries and restaurants here, so head on over to Bannister's Wharf to experience Newport's niceties. Click here for a detailed map of Bannister's Wharf: http://www.citimaps.com/newport/maps/bowens_map.pdf"

Attraction:

Newport Mansions - Attraction - 596 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI, 02840

Beechwood Mansion

580 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI, USA
(401) 846-3772

"Beechwood was built in 1851 for a New York City merchant named Daniel Parrish; the architects were Andrew Jackson Downing and Calvert Vaux. William Backhouse Astor, Jr., purchased the mansion in 1881, and it became the social center for New York Society for twenty-five years of the Gilded Age. William B., as his wife called him, was the grandson of John Jacob Astor, the German immigrant who made himself the richest man in America by investing in fur trading and real estate. As recent as 1999, he was listed as the fourth-wealthiest American ever (Microsoft's Bill Gates is fifth). The Astors hired architect Richard Morris Hunt to create an atmosphere at Beechwood that would be worthy of America's finest citizens. The family invested two million dollars in the renovations. Caroline Astor presided over countless social activities during the eight weeks each year she visited Beechwood. The highlight of every summer season was Mrs. Astor's Summer Ball. Mrs. Astor retired from social life in 1906. She lived quietly until her death in 1908. After his mother's death, John Jacob Astor IV divorced his first wife Ava Lowell Willing. In 1911 he married a much younger woman, Madeleine Talmadge Force. Their ceremony was held in the ballroom at Beechwood. After the service the couple headed to Europe to escape the gossip surrounding their union. Unfortunately, they were returning to New York on the RMS Titanic when the ship met its fate. Madeleine, who was five months pregnant, survived, but her husband, Titanic's wealthiest passenger, did not."

Attraction:

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum - Attraction - 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island, 02809, USA

Blithewold Mansion & Garden

101 Ferry Rd
Bristol, RI, USA
(401) 253-2707

"Which is more beautiful, the house or the gardens? Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum in Bristol is a turn-of-the-century mansion on 33 acres of landscaped grounds overlooking Narragansett Bay. The gardens offer 50,000 flowering bulbs, a Japanese water garden, and an exotic bamboo stand. Lots of special gardening events take place throughout the year."

Attraction:

Cliff Walk - Attraction - 117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI, USA

Cliff Walk

Memorial Blvd & Cliff Ave
Newport, RI 02840, US

"Arrayed along bluffs and seawalls a dozen yards or so above the Atlantic, the Cliff Walk provides gorgeous views of water, waves and rocks--and an occasional glimpse of a few of Newport's seaside monuments to the Gilded Age: the Breakers, Rosecliff, Beechwood, Marble House. Mansion views and entrances will often be obscured by fences or shrubbery, so use Bellevue Avenue and adjacent streets to make your mansion visits."

Attraction:

Fort Adams State Park - Attraction - 80 Fort Adams Dr, Newport, RI, United States

Fort Adams

1 Lincoln Dr.
Newport, RI 02840, US

"Fort Adams served as housing for soldiers from 1824-1950. It is located a short ride from the Newport waterfront—cross the Newport Bridge or hop a boat from across the harbor. History comes alive at the stone fortress, preserved in place by the sea. It is an architectural masterpiece of tunnels and bastions that you and the kids can climb. Witness military re-enactment and Newport music and dance festivals and events on the 6-acre parade field. Tours: Adults, USD5; seniors and teen-agers, USD4; children under 12, USD2; under 5, free. Open 10a-4p M-Su"

Attraction:

International Tennis Hall of Fame - Attraction - 194 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI, 02840, USA

International Tennis Hall of Fame

194 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840, US

"All tennis buffs know that this is the place to visit while in Newport. The International Tennis Hall of Fame is truly a shrine to the sport, its history and many champions. Located on beautiful Bellevue Avenue amongst shops and eateries, the site is a perfect place to stop in and admire the lush, grassy tennis courts and the International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum commemorating tennis pros from past and present. Museum tickets: Adults, USD8; seniors, USD6; children under 16 USD4, under 4, free; family ticket, USD20."

Attraction:

Isaac Bell House - Attraction - 424 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI, USA

Marble House

424 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840, US

"You cannot find a better example of The Gilded Age than the Marble House on Bellevue Avenue in Newport. It was built as a summer cottage between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. This stone palace set the tone for social and architectural change in the former wooden house summer colony of Newport. Designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt, Marble House was an inspiration from the Trianon at Versailles. The cost of the house at that time was said to be $11 million. Open 10a-6p M-Su"

Attraction:

Newport Dinner Train - Attraction - 19 Americas Ave, Newport, RI, 02840, US

Newport Dinner Train

19 Americas Ave
Newport, RI 02840, US

"Enjoy the peaceful waters of Narragansett Bay on this classic red dinner train's 22-mile, 2 1/2-hour journey. Departure times for your particular tour, dinner, group event or corporate meeting vary by reservation; there is a dress code for dinner tours. Dine by candlelight on these restored vintage rail cars with red velvet curtains, white tablecloths, crystal, fine china and silver. Runs Noon & 6:30p M-Su"

Attraction:

Newport Vineyards - Attraction - 909 E Main Rd, RI, 02842

Newport Vineyards & Winery

909 E Main Rd
Newport, RI 02842, US

"Newport Vineyards and Winery, located 10 minutes from downtown Newport is a favorite location for corporate functions, wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, and family events. Plan a full day of touring, tasting, viewing and eating; winery tours are at 1pm and 3pm daily. Tours can accommodate groups of 10 or more, but please call for an appointment. The Glass Onion restaurant, Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery & Deli, a gift shop and art gallery, toy store, garden center and farmers market are also on site. Tour and tasting $3. No admission fee."

Attraction:

The Breakers Mansion - Attraction - 44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI, 02840

The Breakers

Ochre Point Ave
Newport, RI 02840, US

"This 70-room villa was built by leading American architect Richard Morris Hunt for Cornelius Vanderbilt II and his wife Alice in 1895. Its interiors include rich marbles and gilded rooms, a 50-foot high Great Hall, mosaic tile floors and ceilings, and open-air terraces with magnificient ocean views."

Attraction:

Trinity Episcopal Church - Attraction - 1 Queen Anne Sq, Newport, RI, United States

Trinity Church

Queen Anne Sq
Newport, RI 02840, US

"Episcopal Sunday worship is held at 8 am and 10:30am, and 10am in summer at Trinity Church parish founded in 1698. This church is said to be one of the finest ever built, composed of the only three-tiered center aisle wine glass pulpit found in America. George Washington worshipped here in Pew 81. Other noted visitors include Queen Elizabeth and the Archbishop of Canterbury, who visited in 1976. Tiffany stained glass windows are valued at $3 million, the organ tested by Handel before sent from England. Sep 8-Apr 30: 10a-1p M-F"

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