Newport Weddings • Featured Newport Venues • Glen Manor • Belle Mer • Rosecliff • Castle Hill Inn • Newport Wedding Photographer


Hello, and welcome. My name is Alex. I’m a Newport Wedding photographer. As a professional who lives not far from Newport, RI I spent a lot of time photographing throughout New England. Weddings have long been popular in Newport: with good reason – the scenery is breathtaking. The harbor, palaces,  iconic mansions, and places make a great backdrop for your wedding. I’ve been photographing weddings in Newport for years. It’s incredible.


One of the most memorable experiences in my wedding photography career (except working in Europe) has been photographing weddings in Newport and nearby. Some of my favorite Venues are Bell Mer, Castle Hill Inn, and Rosecliff is all beautiful Newport settings that suit my approach work perfectly. If you consider exploring some more locations all over the state, here is my guide for 35 Best Rhode Island Wedding Venues.


Wedding photography is an incredibly important aspect of your wedding day. It’s the one thing that will last long after the cake has been eaten and the flowers have wilted. As a professional Newport Wedding Photographer, I understand the importance of capturing all those special moments that mean so much to you on your big day. From the bride getting ready in her suite to the first dance and everything in between, I’ll be there to capture every moment as it happens. My experience photographing weddings throughout New England and worldwide gives me a unique perspective on what makes great photography.

Whether you’re planning a wedding in Newport summer or winter, morning or afternoon, I would love to be your photographer.

Let’s create your story together.


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Some more facts about me and my work:


  • At the end of 2020, I was recognized as one of the 50 Top-world photographers by Wedding Photojournalist Association – WPJA and constantly stayed as TOP-3 wedding photojournalists in MA.
  • My approaches are Classical, Cinematic, Documentary – Photojournalistic style. The basis allows me to create unique galleries and beautiful photos.


Are you searching for the best Newport wedding photographers and Newport wedding venues to choose from for your upcoming wedding in Newport, RI? This article has narrowed down five of my favorite local wedding venues where Newport wedding photographers like me love to shoot weddings.


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35 Best Rode Island Wedding Venues - The Bridal Pary poses at the Spring House

The Five Exclusive Wedding Venues in Newport, RI

There are some incredible wedding venues in Newport, Rhode Island, but in this article, I have narrowed it down to five that stand out as my favorite from a Newport-based wedding photographer’s standpoint. These Newport wedding venues include:

Newport Mansion Wedding Venue – Rosecliff


Rosecliff is a stunningly unique mansion wedding venue in Newport overlooking the Rhode Island Sound. Classed as one of the most romantic, historical, and fairy-tale-like wedding venues in the US, Rosecliff is a Newport wedding venue to consider.

This large wedding venue in Rhode Island is a great option for accommodating a wedding ceremony and wedding reception of up to 300 guests. It is also a great choice for those needing a venue to host as little as 30 people for an intimate and quaint wedding with close companions and family members.

They have an incredible event coordination team who will do more than expected to make sure you have the wedding day that your guests will rave about and that you will remember forever.
There are incredible locations onsite for your wedding photography sessions both before your wedding, during, and after as you party the night away with your guests.

Click here to see more information and reviews about this immaculate wedding venue in Newport.


Address: 548 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840
Phone: +1401847100


Newport Oceanside Wedding Venue – Belle Mer


Belle Mer is a spectacular oceanside wedding venue in Newport on the edge of Narragansett Bay. Chick, Iconic and truly one of the Best. This glamorous and contemporary Newport wedding venue has a great manicured lawn, breathtaking views, elegant features and can accommodate large and intimate weddings.

At Belle Mer, you can expect top-standard cuisine, superior customer attention, attentive support staff, glamorous venue features, spectacular views, pristine lawns, and top-notch services.

If you are looking for a Newport wedding venue with breathtaking views of the ocean and a stunning space to enjoy your special day with your guests, then Belle Mer is a wedding venue in Newport to take a closer look at.


Address: 2 Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840
Phone: +16178545000

Newport Wedding Venue – Castle Hill Inn


Castle Hill Inn is another beautiful wedding venue with a breathtaking backdrop of the crisp Atlantic ocean, pure white sandy beaches, vast green rolling lawns, a charming historic lighthouse, stunning manicured gardens, elegant event spaces, and luxury accommodation.

With panoramic views of the ocean and bay, stunning oceanfront and beach wedding locations, their unique custom sailcloth tent, alfresco dining, upscale and distinguished decor, and furnishings, lantern-lit gardens, roaring indoor fireplaces, fine wines, and romantic lighting – your wedding photographs captured at Castle Hill Inn in Newport will be incredible, and something to be treasured forever.

Castle Hill Inn will surpass your expectations if you search for a venue classed as the best in Newport. Voted as ‘The best place to have a wedding’ by Newport Life Magazine – this Newport wedding venue sets itself apart from the others.


Address: 590 Ocean Drive, Newport, RI 02840
Phone: +1 888-466-1355


Newport Wedding Venue – OceanCliff Hotel


Oceancliff Hotel is another phenomenal wedding venue in Newport with sensational views of the Atlantic Ocean and Narragansett Bay. This incredible wedding venue in Rhode Island can cater to all wedding styles and seasons.

The hotel, distinctly decorated with historic elegance and classic charm, has 24 rooms for your guests to stay for the entire wedding weekend, making this location the perfect destination wedding venue in Newport.

With its 10 acres of pristine landscape, magnificent grand ballroom, exclusive cuisine, highly attentive event staff, customized and tailored wedding packages, and exquisite accommodation, both you and your guests are sure to have an occasion and memories to last a lifetime. Not to mention the incredible photographs that we can capture on-site.


Address: 65 Ridge Rd, Newport, Rhode Island, 02840

Phone: +1 401-619-7925

Newport Wedding Venue – Glen Manor House


Glen Manor is an incredible french chateau-inspired manor house is nestled on the beautiful riverbanks of the Sakonnet River in Portsmouth, which serves as a stunning grand or intimate location for your waterfront wedding.

This dreamy wedding venue in Rhode Island, with its splendid historic charm, significant elegance, and spectacular romantic setting, provides everything you need for a fairy-tale-like occasion overlooking the sparkling water’s edge.

The neatly manicured and landscaped gardens, stunning waterfront views, and charming chateau-style buildings offer an abundance of photographic locations to capture the true essence of your wedding day.


Address: 3 Frank Coelho Dr, Portsmouth, RI 02871

Phone: +1 401-683-4177

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Thanks for visiting my page and learning more about wedding photography. Your Newport Wedding photographer – Alex Gordias.

Please feel free to look through my website and reach out to me if you have any questions.

Thank you.

– Alex Gordias Photography