Getting married in Newport? Congratulations! You can’t go wrong with the gorgeous scenery and romantic atmosphere of coastal Rhode Island. Make sure you plan extra time to spend with your family, friends, and out of town guests while fully experiencing the area with these Newport, RI wedding activities.
Newport, RI, is a playground of history, character, and unparalleled scenery. Whether it’s your first trip or your twenty-first, we’ve got something up our sleeve to delight your eyes and soothe your soul.
- Ocean Drive: A 10-mile drive encompassing more than just Ocean Ave, Ocean Drive kisses the gorgeous coast of southern Newport. Traveling through communities established for the New York elite, you will catch sweeping views of Narragansett Bay, gawk at stately homes, and pass numerous historical sites and public parks. Though the drive itself can be completed in about twenty minutes, if you have a few hours you can pack a lunch and stop along the way at some of our other favorite sites (numbers 3, 4, and 5 below) along the route.
- Sail: Even if we weren’t lifelong sailors, we’d think that no visit to Newport would be complete without a Newport harbor cruise or sail across breezy Narragansett Bay aboard a beautiful ship. No experience necessary! Just hop aboard one of our public sails, or book a private boat charter for your own group. Sailing is a great way to relax, soak up gorgeous views and historic sites and encounter Newport by water — the way it was meant to be experienced.
Newport is home to abundant, gorgeous, historic sites and landmarks that make a perfect, romantic backdrop for your wedding photos as you travel in style and comfort with your guests or wedding party. Your wedding day may race by in a blur, but you can remember the experience of sailing Newport Harbor and capture iconic, elegant images that will last forever!
Our 80-foot schooner Aquidneck is the perfect boat for small weddings, engagement parties, or pre- and post-wedding fun with family and close friends. Able to seat up to 49 guests, you’ll get ample time to mingle and connect while still capturing stunning wedding or engagement photos. And if you have a smaller group, Sightsailer is available for parties of 13 or less.
Here are the top nine romantic wedding photo spots while you sail Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay aboard Aquidneck:
First off: great choice! Historic Newport attracts visitors from all corners of the globe year round—and for good reasons! From the stunning shoreline to the unparalleled sailing, from the three-and-a-half mile Cliff Walk to the gilded mansions, there’s something for everyone here! Those of us who are lucky enough to call Newport home want to share our top ten favorite things to do:
Celebrating a special occasion? Organizing a company outing? Looking for a fun day out on the water with your family? We have a range of boats that will fit your private charter needs. Chartering a sailboat allows for a private, personalized outing in beautiful Newport. Guests may help raise sails, take the wheel and sail, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. Read more…