Newport scenery photo by Corbin Gurkin
Today, we are traveling from East Coast to West Coast to two of our favorite cities for weddings. If you are recently engaged and still searching for a venue, here are two suggestions that couldn’t be more perfect and lovely for a dream wedding!
photo byM. Benedicte Verley
For our grand and glamorous ladies, Rosecliff is one of the most famous Newport Mansions (as seen in many major films like Great Gatsby and 27 Dresses). It is home to the largest private ballroom in Newport so you can literally have an authentic Gilded Age affair. Built in 1902, and modeled after the Grand Trianon of Versailles, you get historical glamour with an amazing ocean view.
For a ballroom affair with dinner and dancing, Rosecliff can accommodate about 270 ppl, and for a cocktail reception on the Terrace up to 300. With the lush and manicured grounds along with the grandiose interiors- can you imagine the photo opps?
Next we head to Napa for the wine and food enthusiast. The Auberge du Soleil is the perfect spot for a smaller destination wedding and couples wanting to offer guests an “experience”. Best for a smaller wedding of about 120, there is an option to buyout the property for up to 200 or so.
I love that everyone can stay together on property here, and that you can really get involved with the chef and a true cultivated food and beverage program. Great for all seasons or weddings at anytime of year! This would also be an amazing bachelorette getaway suggestion as the surrounding area offers lots to see and do.