Wedding Questions

Reception Venue

Posted in Newport, RI, USA
Emptyprofileicon Melissa Newport, RI, USA

My ideal wedding would be a huge backyard bash where everyone drinks a lot and dances the night away. My fiance is from Ireland and we lived in Australia together so we will be having many folks from out of town. Our families are big smokers so I would prefer to have an outdoor reception...tented of course. Does anyone know of a good outdoor place besides north beach clubhouse in Narragansett....something similar but nicer maybe? Preferably in southern RI...Narragansett, Newport, Middletown?

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Emptyprofileicon Katie and Kosta

We got married at Easton's Beach Rotunda. It is not an outdoor tent but they have a huge wrap around deck for outside cocktail hour and smokers. It is very convenient to a lot of hotels in the Middletown area and since its on the other side of Newport was less expensive. We actually had very bad weather and had to move our beach side ceremony inside but its great they could accommodate a plan B! We are definitely drinkers and dancers and everything worked out great. I think I've seen tents set up near the Naval Center near the newport bridge too. Good luck!

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60643 Joseph and Taryn Pandiscio Newport, RI, USA

there is a clambake place in middletown RI it is on aquidnack ave

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Emptyprofileicon Melissa Newport, RI, USA

Thanks for you replies. Kostakatie: I was looking at the Eastons beach. We are prob going to have around 150 people....did you find it got a bit expensive having to bring everything in on your own....food, cutlery all that? I'm exciting about bringing in my own booze as we all know the Irish will be pounding it down! I do really like the Eastons idea.

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Emptyprofileicon Katie and Kosta

NO that was the beauty of it, being able to pick and choose the vendors. Yes you can bring in your own booze which helps a lot but after that I think you should get a caterer to take care of food, cutlery, linens etc. i.e. if you spend more on a caterer you can always do less with centerpieces and not use real flowers at all but go with a lobster trap, candle or other beach theme centerpiece.

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