Newport, Rhode Island may seem like a small coastal city, but it is an international destination where couples come to live out big wedding dreams with the special people in their life. 

This waterfront paradise on the coast of Aquidneck Island has everything you and your loved ones need to experience a weekend full of celebration and fun festivities. At the same time, planning a wedding, let alone a few days’ worth of meals and activities, can be a large undertaking. Partnering with an experienced team of event professionals who cover every aspect of your trip will allow you to focus on spending time with your friends and family. 

We have experience helping couples bring their Newport destination wedding ideas to life. From your rehearsal dinner to the welcome reception and your wedding celebration to the farewell brunch, we will provide phenomenal catering and event services for your entire wedding weekend. Here are some ways we can work with you to create an experience no one can forget. 

The International Tennis Hall of Fame

Welcome guests with a casual rehearsal dinner

Every destination wedding deserves a well-thought-out rehearsal dinner that will welcome your travelers and ease everyone into an exciting weekend ahead. There are many locations throughout Newport that would serve as the perfect backdrop for this intimate evening. Imagine a laid back setting where guests can experience and dine on exquisite cuisine, get to know one another and make a toast or two. 

The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a unique space and one of our favorite Newport locations for a rehearsal dinner. It includes the Horseshoe Piazza & Court and USTA Wing & Porch, which both provide serene views of the property’s lush, historic grounds and a relaxed setting for casual entertainment. The USTA Wing even features a state-of-the-art audiovisual system–ideal for a slideshow with your favorite memories.

Consider a dining experience that pays tribute to Newport’s culinary culture. Envision a relaxing, outdoor clambake arranged for your family and friends, featuring regional seafood stations and seasonal hors d’oeuvres. Regardless of your palate or dietary preferences, our team would love to craft the ultimate menu for your rehearsal dinner.

Custom Menus for Destination Events

Corinna Raznikov

Enjoy an unforgettable celebration at the Newport Mansions

With its glittery seascapes, expansive properties and historic charm, Newport truly is a romantic place to tie the knot. We can not think of a more incredible setting than the iconic mansions.

Rosecliff Events and Celebrations

Rosecliff. Faith Dugan Photography.


Rosecliff, with its elegant ballroom, heart-shaped staircase and Gilded Age exuberance, is a national landmark with an enchanting setting for a fairytale ceremony or formal dinner. Your guests will be in awe of its historic treasures and stunning water views.  

The Marble House and Chinese Tea House are both available for rehearsal dinners or social affairs only. These picturesque locations will offer a majestic experience for you and your guests.


Chinese Tea House

Chinese Tea House


The Catered Affair is proud to be a Caterer of Choice for the Newport Mansions and the Preservation Society of Newport County. As an established wedding caterer with a long-standing history, we help couples create real weddings full of imagination and authenticity. We take pride in the culinary excellence and exceptional service we offer to each and every couple. 

Bid everyone farewell with an intimate brunch  

Depending on the time of year you plan your destination wedding, there are so many incredible indoor and outdoor locations for your farewell brunch. The Newport Art Museum’s elegant and historic Griswold House and grounds would provide a cozy setting for everyone. The Farmer’s Daughter is a lovely green venue surrounded by evergreens and beautiful gardens. The Eisenhower House, built in 1873, commands rolling lawns and breathtaking views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Finally, the Redwood Library & Athanaeum offers a stunning space for cocktails and a lively discussion on the past weekend of exciting events.


Food Set Up and Buffet at Event

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Making the most of your Newport wedding weekend 

From its incredible Newport Harbor views and beach life to its rich history and vibrant restaurant scene, there are so many reasons people follow the seabird’s call to Newport for their destination wedding. While you’re in town, be sure to explore all to what this incredible place has to offer. For more ideas, check out some of our Top Things to do in Newport Before Fall 2019.

We are passionate about creating love-filled weekends in Newport. If you’re considering having your destination wedding here we would like to hear about it. Let’s talk!


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