Post # 1
my fiance and I are looking into Newport for Fall 2010 but can’t seem to wrap our heads around costs yet. When we email or call we get very vague answers from the reception sites for their fees. I assume they want us to come in. We will be making a trip in about 2 weeks. But can anyone give us an esitmate on what to expect for a wedding at the Oceancliff or Belle Mer for 150 guests in Nov 2010? Reception only costs, as well as total expected cost? I guess if anyone has this information it would be a wide range based on extras and shortcuts. but even a range would be very helpful!
Thanks so much
wishfully hoping to be a newport bride,
Post # 3
We got pricing from them last year and I believe they have a pricey site fee, more than a few thousand and the food I believe started at $85ish per person, not including drinks or apps if I remember correctly. I wish I could be more help. All I remember is that it was really expensive.
Post # 4
a friend of mine looked at both of them last year. I don’t remember exact numbers but her biggest complaint was the pricey site fee and prefered caterers. I want to say the site fee alone is around $8000-12,000 but that could be off. I looked at a site in Newport with rental fees of $9,000 and it was not a mansion, just a waterfront tented dock so be prepared for some big numbers.
Post # 5
Slicey I think your right. I thought it was at least $8,000 last year, but couldnt reember for sure. That plus catering costs made it was too high for us!