Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Weddings and Receptions, Newport-Style!

Article and photo by Eric H.

If you're in a knot trying to figure out where to tie the knot in New England, consider the Belcourt Castle in Newport, R.I., as grand and surprisingly affordable place for a wedding and reception.

This spectacular late 1800s, 60-room 17th century King Louis VIII hunting lodge replica surely impresses with its old-world, French-style charm and Norman, Elizabethan English and country German design. With a simply beautiful chapel with stained glass and high arched ceilings and the elegant by friendly main reception room's Gilded Age "king" and "queen" chairs and spectacular chandeliers, the Belcourt Castle resonates with character, uniqueness and charm.

What a perfect place for a wedding and reception! When attending a recent wedding and reception at the Belcourt, a friend told us that the total cost of the wedding and reception cost less than many other sites in the area -- amazing, given the famous, historic presence of the Belcourt.

Additionally because Newport is such a wonderful coastal destination with its famous mansions, beaches and fabulous variety of shopping and dining options, you might just want to "honeymoon" here , too, at esteemed, elegant hotels like Vanderbilt Hall, or the Chanlers at Cliff Walk.

Click on the link above to read the full VisitingNewEngland.com article on Belcourt Castle weddings and receptions. Also, the book, Secret Providence & Newport: The Unique Guidebook to Providence & Newport's Hidden Sites, Sounds & Tastes (Secret Guide series),is
a great way to learn about the "historic streets and tucked-away nooks of Newport."


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