Newport Rhode Islands stunning wedding venue, Belle Mer ran by Longwood Venue was nothing short of amazing experience. The view of the ocean front was one close to heart, our Groom being from a beach resort town. Upon arrival, a stunning floral hoop greeted guests. The earth toned flowers paired perfectly with the theme of there day, classic elegance! After the cutest first look, Jordan and Joe couple enjoyed portraits by the water. It was a gloomy weather day but according to Joe, so was their first date so it seemed meant to be. After all, it’s just weather. Love makes it all better!
Tatiana and Jonathan wanted their wedding to be a refreshing get away from their busy lives in Chicago and Philadelphia. Newport was the perfect choice with relaxed elegant beach venues and views that instantly make guests relaxed. They also incorporated a few Jewish traditions into their special day like signing the Ketubah. This moment happened just before the ceremony and provided a special personal moment to share with our their family and friends present. We were married under a Chuppah, a Jewish wedding canopy, which was covered with the bride’s late grandfather’s tallit (a Jewish prayer shawl) and used Tatiana’s grandmother’s sterling silver Kiddush cup to share their first sip of wine.
Corrie and TJ’s simple and elegant Belle Mer wedding is on the blog! Elegant doesn’t always mean complicated and ornate, sometimes it’s clean white lines and just a hint of sparkle! Continue reading
Julia and Peter grew up in the same town, Easton, MA. They were first introduced in May 2014 and since the moment they met, they have spent every day together (but seriously). As is often the case, Newport provided the perfect near by weekend escape for the couple while they were dating and our little city by the sea was their first choice when it came time to choose a wedding venue. Making their wedding a full weekend of events only served to extend the joyous events. From Thursday’s sunset sail and house party, to Friday’s rehearsal dinner at Castle Hill Inn, and Saturday’s sea front nuptials at Belle Mer, the weekend was jam packed of wedding fun!
Fulfilling Samantha’s life long dream of a romantic walk on the Brooklyn Bridge, Eric proposed after 2 years of dating in a magical surprise atop one of America’s most recognizable structures. A fellow tourist got the honors of capturing the proposal with a few memorable snapshots. Continue reading
Kristin and Derek’s vision of a romantic old hollywood glamour wedding came to life in Belle Mer’s Water Salon. Captured by Jaclyn L Photography, this elegant wedding combined glittering golds and crisp whites for a timeless feel. With her Monique L’Huillier gown with a delicate lace bodice and full trumpet skirt, killer Jimmy Choo – Lana shoes, hair and makeup from Phillip DePalma Salon Hair, and a pure white orchid bouquet from Blooms of Boston, Kristen was a stunning bride from head to toe. Her maids in gold Adrianna Papell gowns set the tone for what was to be a glitz and glam affair. The groom wore a white diner jacket pipped in black and looked oh so dapper. To finish off what looks to be a killer dance party, the couple even brought in Boston Cigar Factory for hand rolled cigars.
“Nicholas and I started dating in the Fall of 2012. We both lived in South Boston and worked in the city. From the beginning, we realized we wanted the same things out of life and became inseparable almost immediately. By Spring of 2015 (May 9, 2015 to be exact), Nick proposed! He booked a trip to Chicago, IL – one of our absolute favorite cities, and proposed on an early morning walk around Navy Pier. It was the most perfect moment of my life. Now, we’re going on 5 years together, a little over 5 months married, and each day we are stronger than the day before. Continue reading
Belle Mer, located on Goat Island, is perfect for the couple . The manicured lawns on the edge of Narragansett Bay are perfect for million dollar photos. The lawn overlooks the harbor and the Newport Bridge. The Island house has a suite on the second floor, ideal for bridal parties getting ready.
What you need to know overall: Clean, white, and modern, Belle Mer is a venue for the modern Newport bride. The views are unbeatable and the scenery, to die for. The facility has a wistful casual elegance. Like the venue is just dying for a elegant summer wedding, with a rocking after party.
The Water Salon is the venue for indoor weddings held at Belle Mer. With retractable floor to ceiling glass Nana walls, guests experience a seamless flow between the lawn and the salon. The picture perfect view gives all guests a priceless take of the Newport Bride and harbor. Decorated with two fireplaces, many crystal chandeliers, and soft flowing white sheers, the space instantly feels both upscale and relaxed.
Things to know:
1,000 Guests for reception
520 Guests for dinner
280 Guests for dinner and dancing
The Island house with accompanying rose garden mimics the elegant yet casual feel of the Water Salon. Outside there is a fire pit, perfect for cool summer nights on the water. Two fountains decorate the garden area, and are accompanied by Vanderbilt style light posts. The structure, through tent like, is completely waterproof and can withstand the strongest gale. With indoor and outdoor reception options, your guests are sure to enjoy themselves with the flexibility of two spaces.
What you need to know:
500 Guests for reception
250 Guests for dinner
190 Guests for dinner and dancing
Ocean Lawn is ideal for an outdoor garden-style reception. From the moment guests enter the crushed shell path, they are sure to be swept away by the breathtaking views. The outdoor venue has oversized umbrellas to provide shade from the summer sun, fire pits for cool nights, and a ceremony circle, perfect for sea side ceremonies. The stunning sunsets are a beautiful way to end a special day.
What you need to know:
1,000 Guests for garden-style reception
Belle Mer Loft is a private space on the second floor above the Island Salon. With dramatic 360 degree ocean views, the loft is a restful beautiful space. The whitewashed floors, high ceilings and open layout keep the soft airy feel of the space below. There is a full bathroom and chef’s kitchen for private meal preparation. This space is sure to keep a bride relaxed and calm before her big day.
What you need to know:
40 Guests for private meeting
15 Guests for bridal party