The Chinese Tea House and Marble House Terrace
If Rosecliff is the perfect setting for your wedding celebration, then the Marble House Tea House or Marble House Terrace will be the perfect setting for your rehearsal dinner.
Simplify your wedding planning by including your rehearsal dinner in a single package with the reception itself. Pick a special site for your dinner from either location at Marble House or in the elegant salon at Rosecliff.
At the height of the Gilded Age the mystery of the distant east captivated America's wealthiest families. From that romance came the Chinese Tea House at Marble House. This lavishly decorated pavilion was built in 1914 for Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt.
Surrounded by beautifully manicured lawns, the Chinese Teahouse also offers magnificent ocean views. Originally located on the cliffs at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, The Chinese Teahouse was moved back to its current, safer location in 1977.
Equally captivating is a terrace dinner at Marble House. Seated on the terrace of a grand palace created for the debut of Alva Vanderbilt's only daughter, Consuelo, you will experience the magic of an era now gone, but for these last monuments to the age of beauty.
596 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Tea House seated dinner (no dancing permitted)-50 guests
Tea House cocktail reception-75 guests
Terrace seated dinner, no dancing, or cocktail reception-240 guests
Use of our museum properties for an event is a benefit reserved for members of the Preservation Society.
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A written request is required to place any date on tentative hold. Once availability is determined, a deposit of 50% of the basic rental fee is requested to secure the date. Deposits are fully refundable if written cancellation is received 9 months prior to the event date.
The Marble House terrace and the Chinese Tea House are available with a range of prices and services to meet the needs of discriminating brides and their wedding parties. Please contact us directly for a private consultation about your wedding needs.
Marble House and the Chinese Tea House will be shown by appointment only
For more information about renting the Newport Mansions for your wedding event, email Weddings@NewportMansions.org, or call or write:
Special Events Department
The Preservation Society of Newport County
424 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Tel: (401) 847-1000
Fax: (401) 847-9477