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Host your special event in one of America's most romantic and historic venues

The Newport Mansions offers a variety of options to fit both your budget and your dream. With spectacular ocean views, lush landscaped gardens and inspiring architecture, the Newport Mansions have the ideal setting for your special event, whether an intimate family gathering or a grand party with hundreds of guests.


Built to Entertain

Created as a showcase for extravagant summer entertainments, Rosecliff was modeled after the Grand Trianon, a baroque pavilion built in the great park of Versailles.

After the house was completed in 1902, it hosted some of the most lavish social events of the Gilded Age, including a fairy-tale dinner and a party featuring magician Harry Houdini.

Rosecliff continues in that tradition today and has been featured in many Hollywood films including The Great Gatsby, True Lies, and 27 Dresses.

Fast Facts

  • The museum hosts only one event each evening to ensure your event details can be our highest priority and you and your guests are assured of a very private event.
  • The Ballroom comfortably accommodates up to 160 guests for dinner and dancing.
  • The Salon, adjacent to the Ballroom, provides additional dinner seating for 70 guests or can be utilized as a ceremony space with a capacity of 130.
  • The Dining Room is available for a wedding dessert buffet.
  • Clients select their caterer from our exclusive Caterers of Choice list.
  • The museum meets ADA standards and is wheelchair accessible.
  • Oceanfront setting.
  • Over 8 acres of manicured grounds.
  • On-site ceremonies.
  • Museum Special Events Staff present to oversee your event.
  • Reduced midweek and off-season rates.
  • Free parking available on site.

Your Oceanside Wedding Awaits…

Imagine having your wedding in one of America’s most timelessly elegant and romantic locations.

For an unforgettable wedding, consider Rosecliff, a Gilded Age masterpiece, as the setting for your elegant evening reception.

The snow-white terra cotta mansion, with classic lines, features the largest private ballroom in Newport and a heart-shaped staircase that provides the perfect frame for your wedding portraits.

Whether you are having an intimate wedding or a grand extravaganza, Rosecliff is a remarkable setting for events throughout the year.

The Ceremony

Whether you choose the majestic ocean views of the back lawn or the elegance of the Salon, your ceremony will be picture-perfect and only steps away from your reception.

Your Grand Entrance

Rosecliff ’s Rococo style, heart-shaped staircase is the perfect backdrop for you and your new spouse as you descend the stairs to join your guests in the Ballroom.

Dine and Dance the Night Away

Your guests will enjoy views of the vast oceanfront landscape while they dine and dance under grand chandeliers and trompe-l’oeil ceiling of painted clouds drifting across the blue sky in Newport’s largest private ballroom.

Caterers of Choice


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