Olivia and Zach’s wedding was a true fairytale. The bride’s Ines Di Santo gown with a massive train stole the show, and rightly so! Her grand entrance to one of the nations oldest churches, Trinity Church, was just the beginning of the night’s bold statement. The reception was held at Rosecliff Mansion, a 1920’s white stone mansion on the famed Bellevue Avenue. It was a true party with 200 people dancing the night away. The day’s huge thunderstorm only served to make the mansion feel cozy and romantic, all lit up with candles and filled with white roses as captured by photographer Benedicte Verley Photography. The night winded down with sparkling gold fireworks overlooking the ocean out on the back lawn, a festive way to finish a joyous evening!
Ariana and Elie’s Blush Toned Rosecliff Wedding
Elie and Ariana met six years ago through mutual friends. That first meeting didn’t stick, but thankfully their paths crossed again in December 2015. At first, Ariana played hard to get saying her career in gastroenterology was her focus, but Elie, a Behavioral Scientist was no stranger to hard work and his diligence paid off when he finally got a date with his dream girl. Continue reading
Megan and James’s Black Tie Wedding at a Historic Gilded Age Mansion
Megan and James’s wedding venue has quite literally, movie worthy. Their gilded age mansion venue, Rosecliff Mansion, has made appearances in many hollywood films such as the original The Great Gatsby and True Lies. This palatial “summer cottage” originally owned by silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs also made a stunning backdrop for this sweet couples romantic wedding. Erica Trombetti from Infinite Events, LLC and Ready Luck Photography helped this couples vision come to life in an event worthy of the magnificent space and sweeping ocean views.
Danielle and Omer’s Rosecliff Wedding
Danielle and Omer met over a decade ago as students at The George Washington University. While Danielle may not have realized it at the time, Omer always had a hunch that somehow their paths would cross and fate would bring them together. The next 10 years brought many highs and lows, but there was always something special that drew them back to each other. While it took a bit longer than he would have liked, Omer and Danielle finally ended up realizing their true feelings for each other in the Fall of 2013.
Lindsey and Anthony’s Rosecliff Wedding
Every once in a while a fairy tale comes to life and for a day, everything is more perfect than Disney himself could have even imagined. Lindsey and Anthony’s Rosecliff wedding was just that, the perfect fairy tale. From their ceremony in Salve Regina’s Chapel to their stunning reception at the magnificent Rosecliff, their day was graceful, elegant, and refined. The soft color palate kept everything dreamy and airy, just the way we like it. Scroll down and be prepared to swoon at their gorgeous pictures!
Rosecliff – Reception Perfection
Owned by the Newport Preservation Society, Rosecliff is a one of the most luxurious, elegant, beautiful reception venues in Newport. Originally owned by the Nevada silver heiress Theresa Oelrichs, this “summer cottage” was modeled after the French palace at Versailles. Completed in 1902, this house has been the stage for some of the best social gatherings at the turn of the centuy. This gorgeous mansion has been the set for movies including The Great Gatsby, True Lies, Armistad, and 27 Dresses. Coming up the gravel drive, visitors feel like the’ve entered a fairy tale. If you want a venue that makes you feel like a princess, stop looking. This is it.
The Details: This venue screams black tie or graceful garden party. Either way, you’re guaranted a win. The Rosecliff ballroom can accommodate up to 180 guests for a seated dinner with dance area. Additional seating is available in the adjacent salon. The ceiling of the ballroom is painted to look like a summer sky. The interior of the mansion is all white, making it perfect for a wedding of any color scheme. Cocktails can be served on the outdoor, covered terrace, with fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Couples who host their reception here are free to use the gardens for pictures. Brides can also use one of the bedrooms upstairs as a room to get ready in. The famous heart stair case is a prime spot for bridal party pictures.
You would be hard pressed to find a venue with more grandeur here in Newport, or anywhere else. The only property owned by the Preservation Society that can be use for weddings, Rosecliff is in high demand. Often booked out for years, If this is something you have your heart set on, I’d suggest making a call as soon as possible. Though certainly not the cheapest venue you could find, it is certainly one of the most beautiful.
Personal Connection: In 1986 my parents celebrated their wedding with a grand white tie reception at Rosecliff. 29 years later, their pictures are still timeless and beautiful; like something out of a fairy tale. As a child, I spent hours looking at the pictures and imagining what it was like. Pretending I could hear the chamber orchestra playing graceful waltz music from the corner, watching people in fancy long dresses and tux’s moving around the dance floor, sipping a bubbly on the terrace overlooking the ocean: it was everything a little girl could dream of. 23 years later, Rosecliff is till the most beautiful venue I have ever seen. Rosecliff was, is, and will always been, the place of my dreams.
Things to think about: The Preservation Society requires that couples work within a set list of vendors for catering needs.
For more Rosecliff inspiration, follow the Newport Preservation Society on Pinterest.