Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, even as the strings of a lute are alone though they
quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hands of life contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.
                                                           ~Kahlil Gibran~
Here are a few sites that may be of interest to brides and grooms...lot's of information and ideas to implement with your wedding plans or honeymoon!
In RI, weddings can be performed as soon as you get your marriage license...The same day if you don't want the stress of planning a wedding...perfect for elopement!
Looking for a weekend away, or a memorable wedding day indoors or out with family and friends? 
With miles of beach and scenic, rocky coastline, unique shopping, dining, and history, Newport is a great place to go, and it's right in our backyard! 
It's perfect for an elopement, a weekend getaway, or just a day trip for a peaceful wedding ceremony, and a lunch or dinner at one of Newport's fine restaurants. 
Check out Newport Vineyards, www.newportvineyards.com , as a great example for a location to have your wedding ceremony, with beautiful photo opportunities and reception after. The costs are reasonable, too! 


Accommodations range from unique Victorian B&B's to luxury hotels. The Ivy Lodge allows small weddings at their inn, as does the Sanford-Covell Inn. Also try the following Newport links for more information:  

www.castlehillinn.com
www.belcourtcastle.com 
www.ivylodge.com 
www.glenmanorhouse.com 
www.bbnewport.com
www.innsofnewport.com 
www.mounthopefarm.com 

The Sanford-Covell Inn, a beautiful historic B&B facing the sunset on Newport harbor, comes highly recommended!They are quite accepting of small and intimate weddings, either inside or out in the gazebo on their own private dock! 
Another B&B recommended is Annie's Inn (see link above), located on a quiet street in the heart of Newport, only minutes from Newport's harbor, the quaint downtown shops, restaurants, and all cultural events. Steps from this quaint Victorian, you, your family and friends can enjoy all Newport has to offer. Small and intimate wedding ceremonies are welcomed by the warm and caring Inn-Keepers.

From Narragansett to Watch Hill, try www.southcountyri.com, your one-stop website for places to stay, reception sites, photographers, things to do while you're here, and much more. Many B&B's have their own website links here. 

south ferry church, narragansett, ri
Point Judith Lighthouse is free and available to the public, with a nice gazebo located in a beautiful park at the lighthouse. 

Beavertail Point on the south end of Jamestown overlooks the Atlantic on three sides, again free to the public. 

The Fort Getty recreation area includes a nice covered pavilion right on the beach! 
While in Jamestown, try the Bay Voyage Inn for a wedding site. With the wedding room situated overlooking the harbor and Newport, you will have an excellent view of the bay. Go to wyndhambayvoyageinn.com  for a look. 

The Meadow Brook Inn in Charlestown 
www.meadowbrookinnri.com has a wonderful outdoor chapel, with a cute bridge over a small brook as you cross into the chapel area. There is fine indoor dining and a large reception room. Call Marisa or Gabe Rizzo at 401-364-3669 (they are great people!).  

While down there, try the Theater-By-The-Sea and the Seahorse grill, www.theatrebythesea.com .

The Atlantic House in Narragansett 
www.theatlantichouse.com sits right across from the Atlantic, and is fine for large or small functions, with an outdoor terrace if the weather is good,  . 

Turtle Soup on the pier in Narragansett 
www.turtlesouprestaurant.com has a room with a fireplace available for small ceremonies, with a nice lunch or dinner after! 

Don't forget the towers on Narragansett Pier, 
www.thetowersri.com , or if a church setting is preferred, try the Old South Ferry Church, available to rent from the URI Bay Campus. (See link above on left)



The Seaman's Institute in town has a nice indoor chapel available for private use seamensnewport.org (401-847-4260). This is open to the public for you to inspect.                                                     

The Kay Chapel, located behind the Viking Hotel is perfect for medium and large sized weddings, www.hotelviking.com

The gazebo at King's Park is free to the public and has Newport harbor as a backdrop. It's right off Wellington Ave, for easy access.

Castle Hill Inn, www.castlehillinn.com features beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and has a lighthouse on it's grounds, as well as a chalet for weddings indoors. 

Further down the road is Ocean Drive and Brenton Point, followed by King's Beach and several scenic areas overlooking placid back water inlets.
Many of the mansions rent out for wedding functions, as does the Eastons Beach Rotunda with indoor or outdoor capabilities. 
http://www.cityofnewport.com/departments/easton-s-beach/rotunda-ballroom-518

castle hill inn, newport, ri
South Ferry Church
Narragansett, RI

http://www.southferrychurch.org/

Denise and Raymond Meisest, 2004...photo courtesy of alriccio.com

Rev. Paula with Mrs. Megan Provost~
East Beach 2013
Julianne & Michael Cesare First Look!~
And their first dance! Look at that dress!
Castle Hill Inn, Newport
Jaci & Brian ~ Newport Beach House ~ Middletown RI
Lindsay & Michael ~ Waterman Grille ~ Providence, RI
Genna & Nick ~ Newport Beach House ~ Middletown, RI