Newport Rhode Island Weddings

A Newport Wedding Photographer’s Guide to Newport Weddings: Rhode Island’s Top Wedding Destination!

Newport is a popular tourist destination during the warmer season from May to October due to its oceanfront setting and plethora of cultural and sporting events. Having a wedding photographer well versed in Newport’s event calendar, backroads, and hidden gems will certainly make your life easier on your special day. Remember: when it comes to important decisions regarding your wedding photography, it is best to hire local!

As local Newport wedding photographers with over a decade of experience, we are experts in everything Newport wedding related. Check out our recommended locations for wedding photos and engagement shoots – along with our picks from some of the best wedding venues in Newport County!

Browse our slideshow below to see a variety images we have taken for engagement sessions and weddings in and around the Newport, RI area. Let us know which images catch your eye!

Newport Engagement & Wedding Photography Opportunities:

Choosing the right location for your wedding photography is so important to expressing your couple style; luckily, Newport offers a setting for everyone! As a skilled Newport engagement and wedding photographer, we can tell you exactly where to be for beautiful sunsets and breathtaking backdrops. Here are a few location ideas for your Newport wedding photo inspiration:

  • The waterfront – Via beaches, harbors, cliff walks, bridges, docks, and charter rentals!
  • The mansions – Known as “America’s Castles,” because “mansions” is an understatement!
  • Lighthouses – There are eight in Newport County all within walking or sailing distance!
  • State Parks – Over a half dozen featuring lush vegetation, ocean views, and even forts!
  • Downtown – Secret alleyways, historic landmarks, colonial charm, and harbor side Americana!

Newport County Wedding Venue Recommendations:

These are only a few stunning wedding venue options, but they are among our favorites to photograph in Newport County. View our Newport wedding photography gallery to see these locations in action!

  • Castle Hill Inn – The grounds include a light house, rental cottages and a permanent tent and patio dance floor with a bridal suite above. Your ceremony can take place on the lawn, with so many photo opportunities you never need to leave the property!
  • Glen Manor House – You will have the property to yourselves since only one wedding is booked each day, which is ideal for your guests and your wedding photos! Many couples opt to have their ceremony on site too, facing either the garden or the Sakonnet River.
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – With a dedicated ceremony area, suites, on site spa, and modern ballroom all offering perfect bridge views, Gurney’s is a photographer’s dream! Are you considering an after-party? Move your reception outside to Pineapples!
  • Newport Marriott – This newly renovated and centrally located hotel has a gorgeous ballroom and is a popular choice for couples needing room blocks. Wedding photography options include indoor spaces with harbor and downtown locations a short walk away!
  • OceanCliff – The grand ballroom with ocean views offers plenty of wedding reception photo-ops, and the beautiful ceremony site overlooks the water, too! With the option to reserve the entire venue, you can keep guests close and get plenty of gorgeous wedding photos!
  • Regatta Place – This prime location on Goat Island offers unparalleled views of the Harbor, a Newport wedding photographer’s dream-come-true! A permanent tent on the dock guarantees a nautical wedding theme beneath the masts of nearby yachts and sailboats.
  • Rosecliff Mansion – The most famous of Newport’s venues, Rosecliff is featured in many films like The Great Gatsby and 27 Dresses. Ornate decor and architecture crowns a sprawling lawn leading right down to the water. You can utilize this venue for ceremony and reception!
  • The Bohlin {formerly Newport Yachting Center} – Have your ceremony and reception take place in one location, right on the water with prime sunset wedding photo-op potential! It is so central to downtown Newport guests can walk to and from their hotels.
  • The International Tennis Hall of Fame – A fantastic venue for sports enthusiasts in central Newport on historic Bellevue Ave! Host your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception in one place where your guests can have some fun on the courts and in the museum.
  • The Rotunda Ballroom at Easton’s Beach –Marry with the sand between your toes before moving up to the vintage carousel for cocktail hour and a ballroom offering panoramic ocean views – there are so many photo-ops! Bonus: Interact with marine life in the aquarium!

If you have further questions about finding a Newport wedding photographer or Newport wedding photography options, please contact us! Our wedding photography packages range from $3,700 to $5,820, with our most popular package at $4,980. We would love the opportunity to capture your wedding day memories!

Several blogs and publications also feature our work, including The New York Times, Southern New England Weddings, and Rhode Island Monthly’s Engaged. See why we keep winning the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award and why The Knot inducted us into their hall of fame!

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