Alex & Ryan
Sometimes I get lucky! This OceanCliff Newport wedding is one such occasion.
Alex & Ryan were originally planning a Montreal wedding, but then changed plans so that their families could join them without leaving their native US. They changed the wedding venue and country but stuck with their original choice of photographer. That’d be me! So it turned into a destination wedding for me.
The new venue was the absolutely stunning OceanCliff close to Newport, Rhode Island. You’ll see from the photos just how picturesque the area is. I felt like I was on some kinda movie set half the time!
Being back in Rhode Island meant I also got to catch up with an old friend who visited Chester when I was a teenager, Bethany. We had dinner the night before the wedding and it was great to catch up.
Alex & Ryan were amazing to share the wedding day with. Relaxed and ready for a fun day, going out of their way to make sure we had time for some really fantastic photos. They began the day at the Viking Hotel in Newport before jumping on a bus with the bridal party for photos and then heading to OceanCliff. The weather was perfect and the party was rocking til the early hours. My kinda wedding!
Big thanks to my pal James Correia for travelling from Toronto to shoot this one with me. He even shared a flight with Mike Tyson!
Enjoy the photos… and if you’re planning an OceanCliff Newport Wedding of your own, I’d love to hear from you.
Located on 10 acres of rolling lawns with spectacular ocean views, OceanCliff Newport Wedding Venue offers a truly unique blend of breathtaking beauty, world-class cuisine, and a professionally trained staff. Twenty-four distinctly stylized guestrooms whisk you back to the nineteenth century with modern conveniences and stunning oceanfront views.
OceanCliff Resort occupies the site of the former Bronson Villa. Owned by Arthur Bronson of New York, the Villa was built in 1864 by the architectural firm Peabody & Stearns from Boston who designed the original Breakers and Doris Duke’s Rough Point, both located on elegant Bellevue Avenue. OceanCliff was used as a summer residence by the Bronsons for several seasons. The estate was then sold to Mr. Gaun M. Hutton, a wealthy industrialist who built the Trans-Siberian railroad in Russia for Czar Nicholas. Mr. Hutton and his wife razed the original wooden structure, and construction began on the new estate in 1892. The estate remained a private summer home until 1954, when it was sold by the Hutton family and later converted into an oceanfront retreat to host lavish parties and society affairs.
For decades, the waterfront estate has been a historic destination for weddings and social gatherings. Today, OceanCliff’s Grand Ballroom accommodates from 70 to 225 guests for dinner and dancing, while a variety of smaller rooms allow for more intimate gatherings.
Set amidst the breathtaking splendor of the Narragansett Bay, OceanCliff has inspired generations of brides with some of the most enchanting landscapes in Newport, Rhode Island. Whether you prefer a romantic, summer sunset celebration or a unique, winter white wedding, OceanCliff offers a variety of wedding and reception options.
The pristine, manicured and rolling lawns are complemented by a picturesque ceremony site perfect for the exchange of your vows. An adjoining outdoor patio for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres sets the mood, while our magnificent Grand Ballroom captivates the panoramic views of the sparkling Atlantic waters.