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Newport Beach House: A Longwood Venue

3 Aquidneck Avenue
Middletown, RI, RI
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(617) 854-5059
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  • 28 Reviews


    Jay Gubala

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    1.8 out of 5
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  • Be careful as this facility is excellent at responding when you are scheduling an event but not so much if a Global Pandemic arises and you need to reschedule. Our daughter’s wedding was scheduled for a Friday evening in Newport RI at the Newport Beach House @ 3 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, RI 02842 on 12/18/20. This is a Longwood Ventures & Destinations property. In light of COVID 19 and the RI.gov website saying “Social gatherings: Social gatherings can be no larger than 25 people indoors or 50 people outdoors. For social gatherings like weddings where there is a licensed caterer involved (which makes the setting more like a restaurant) gatherings can be as large as 50 people indoors or up to 100 people outdoors.” We made the difficult decision to move the event to 12/17/21. Well the Newport Beach House was willing to do that and move my deposit to the new date only if I agreed to a 33% increases in the “guaranteed minimum” from $15,000 to $20,000! So I cal... Read more

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    Jay, I am so sorry that you feel this way. I can assure you it was not our intent to be unresponsive. This is an unprecedented time and we are working with all of our clients to come up with solutions that make sense for them. Please reach out to me directly and I would be happy to help. [email protected] Jaime Director of Operations Longwood Venues

    Katherine

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    1.8 out of 5
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  • My wedding reception was on Saturday 11/10/2018 at the Newport Beach House. The venue is beautiful but it all went downhill after the cocktail hour. We had an open bar all night but they started charging my guests after the cocktail hour. I had to get up from my seat and go find my wedding coordinator (which I never found) to correct the issue so I ended up having to sort it out with the bartenders. The food was NOTHING even remotely close to what we had at the tasting. It was embarrassing. Chicken was raw ( several guests sent their food back due to the chicken being raw) and the filet was like rubber. They even ran out of vegetarian meals. My coordinator was supposed to make sure I visited every table to speak with guests .. she pulled me away from doing that to cut the cake.... then told me she was leaving for the night. As the bride I got caught up in everything and never made it to the other side of the room. It’s gong to bother me for quite some time to unde... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Hello Katherine, We are very heavy hearted to read your notes. We believe that together we addressed your concerns and agreed on a fair resolution. We appreciate your feedback and if there is anything further you’d like to discuss we will be following up again today. Please know that we take this very seriously and that we are truly sorry. Newport Beach House is a very special place that holds countless memories for many. We hope that you leave with a few fond moments to cherish. We wish you all the best in your lives together as husband and wife. Sincerely, The Longwood Venues Team

    Caitlin Lyttle

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    5 out of 5
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  • I can't even put into words how wonderful my experience with the Newport Beach House team has been this far. From viewing the venue to our tasting to now rescheduling due to the pandemic - each team member has been absolutely amazing and a joy to work with. Our wedding date was scheduled for this September 2020 and we JUST decided to postpone with 4 weeks to go. Throughout the whole pandemic Sarah the Director of Events has been responsive, attentive, and incredibly understanding and patient with us. Even when I know she is short handed and has a lot more on her plate than usual. We decided on having biweekly calls leading up to the September date which made me feel less anxious knowing she was available to answer all questions and concerns. She always started the calls asking what we were thinking/feeling. Although making the choice to postpone was difficult, I am so excited for our new wedding date next year. Big shout out to Carly and Meghan from the team, too! This is such a diffic... Read more

    Meg Cicchese

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    5 out of 5
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  • There's not much to say beyond wow. From the initial tour to the final morning after my wedding, my groom, parents and I have been absolutely blown away by Newport Beach House and their extraordinary staff. This is a top notch venue and you truly feel that they care about your day just as much as you do. We worked with Stephanie and on the day of Courtney and Sam and they all, along with the rest of the staff, made us feel at ease, kept things on track, and were attentive to us and our parents from start to finish. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone - not only is it gorgeous (almost all of our guests took unreal sunset pics and haven't stopped talking about it) - but you get the best of the best dedicating themselves to your night and you leave feeling like all the time, energy and stress of planning was 10000% COMPLETELY WORTH IT!

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    Thank you for the wonderful review, Meg! Our team loved being able to share your special day with you and your family. We are thrilled that you got to witness a beautiful Newport sunset and hope you get to again in the future.

    Chantelle Murray

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband, Tim & I cannot thank the NBH team enough for their hard work and dedication. Planning a wedding is stressful but Alysha, Olivia, Sarah & the entire team rose to the occasion - especially when I was being a bit of a bridezilla. We received so many beautiful compliments and our memories of our wedding day will last a lifetime! Thank you NBH team

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    Hi Chantelle, We are deeply sorry to read this. That is certainly not the experience we want you to have. We will be following up with a phone call to discuss. Please know that we care deeply about turning your experience around. Thank you, Sarah German Director of Events [email protected]

    Olivia

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    5 out of 5
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  • We worked with Olivia Smith to plan our dream wedding. Throughout the process, Olivia was responsive, helpful and organized. She made the process less daunting and we had fun planning all of the details. Thank you for all of your help Olivia!

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    Thank you for the kind review, Olivia! We are so happy that Olivia was able to help make the planning process a joy.

    brianna

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    5 out of 5
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  • Honestly this venue speaks for itself! I currently live in Chicago but lived in Rhode Island for 3 years and met my husband in Newport. When we got engaged I knew we had to get married in Newport Rhode Island. After doing a ton of research and thinking about all the venues I already knew of I was very torn because I felt like none of the typical venues really reflected my laid back and simple style. My mom found Newport Beach house (when I lived in Newport this was still the old ABC so I had no idea it even became a wedding venue) and I loved photos online so had to see it in person. Once I saw the venue in person my husband and family were blown away and it was pretty clear we had to get married here!!!! It is expensive but for Newport it is more Affordable then so many other venues and what you are given is so worth it. I loved working with Olivia our event coordinator she was amazing and even Carly that booked us at the venue went above and beyond to work with us to make sure we co... Read more

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    Hi Brianna! Thank you for the wonderful review and for trusting us with your day while planning all the way in Chicago. We are thrilled you got to experience a beautiful Newport sunset and enjoyed drinks outside. Keep in touch.

    Kate

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    5 out of 5
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  • This place knows exactly how to make weddings gorgeous and seamless events. Their knowledge of wedding timelines and how to execute them was greatly appreciated, the food was DELICIOUS, and Megan Johnson was the sweetest planner to be by my side the entire day. She was also a fabulous coordinator to work through - her responses were always kind and professional, thorough, and prompt. There is nothing more I could have wanted from the entire crew and venue at NBH. Finally, I am getting compliments from people I never imagined with regard to how beautiful and well-run the venue is. Thank you all so much for making our day a complete dream!

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    Thank you for the wonderful review, Jenn. Megan and the entire team at Newport Beach House loved being able to share this day with you. We are thrilled that we were able to execute your wedding without a flaw.

    Carly

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    5 out of 5
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  • The service at Newport Beach House was impeccable. They anticipated our needs and took care of everything to ensure we could focus on enjoying ourselves.

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    Thank you for the lovely review, Carly! We are thrilled you all enjoyed yourselves. Please stay in touch.

    Suzanne Spignesi

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I were SO happy with our decision to have our wedding at the Newport Beach House! From the second we walked in, we knew it was the perfect venue for us. We loved the clean and laid-back look of the venue, but it still had the sense of elegance and style that we were looking for. I wanted to have an outdoor ceremony with an indoor reception (more on that later) and the best part of the NBH is that the rain plan for the outdoor ceremony was just as beautiful as the outdoor option. I knew I'd be happy with the setup no matter what the weather was. Also, we wanted our guests to feel relaxed and to feel like they could really let their hair down, and I can definitely say, mission accomplished! From beginning to end, our day could not have been more perfect - but first, let's start with all the prep that went into it. Ashly, our coordinator, was the MVP!! She was so responsive, organized, friendly, fun to work with...and did a great job dealing with my neurotic requests on ti... Read more

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    Hi Suzanne! Thank you for your lovely note. We so appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at Newport Beach House with us and we are thrilled that Ashly made things easy for you. We strive to make each event a memorable one and love hearing that the weather didn’t change that. Please stay in touch.

    Hilary

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    5 out of 5
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  • Everything was perfect. We were supposed to get married outside but it rained and they made everything even more beautiful than I could have imagined. It turned out to be a blessing that we were inside because it was that gorgeous. The salmon was the best I've ever had in my lift. My dream come true.

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    Hi Hilary! We are thrilled to hear that the rain didn’t dampen your day. Here at Newport Beach House we try to make every event a special one no matter the weather. Enjoy your lives together as a married couple.

    Kristine

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had our wedding at The Newport Beach House in October. It was a dream. The venue is gorgeous... amazing views and perfect outside space. The food was delicious. Our tasting was good, but the food the day of the wedding exceeded our expectations. We received so many compliments. Julianna, our wedding planner and Ashley, our day of coordinator was so sweet and helpful. They made everything so enjoyable and pleasant. Newport Beach House - Thank you for helping us have our dream wedding!!

    Jillian

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    5 out of 5
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  • I could not be more happy with our choice in venue. I've always dreamed of getting married on the beach so I immediately fell in love with Newport Beach House the moment I saw it. However, it really is the staff that makes this venue truly amazing. Our event specialist, Julianna, made sure everything was absolutely perfect. Leading up to the big day, she responded to every crazy question we had and always made us feel at ease. Julianna even texted me photos of the decorated space the morning of the wedding! Our day-of coordinator, Ashley, was equally as amazing. She made sure I had a vodka soda at all times and organized my entire wedding party (quite the task). You expect something to go wrong the day of your wedding, but honestly, Julianna, Ashley and their team didn't allow for any mishaps. I can't say enough about them and this exceptionally beautiful venue!

    Christine

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • We had our wedding here this past Saturday- and I could not say enough about the staff. The entire night felt like it went by in 60 seconds- but Olivia was a pleasure to work with the entire time, and was extremely responsive. She also answered all my questions via call and email leading up to the night. She took charge in the rehearsal which was great and got it done as quick as we could. Courtney the bridal attendant was also fantastic - made sure I had a drink in my hand at all times (love you for that) and was such a warm soul. You can tell Longwood has it down- and that was really comforting for me as I planned my entire wedding basically over the internet had never being to RI before. My one suggestion would be to allow weddings to bring in their own late night food- I know a lot of places don't let you bring stuff in, but we would have liked to do something more substantial than passed flatbread. Either way-fantastic experience! Every vendor we had was familiar wit... Read more

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    Thank you for the wonderful review, Christine! We are thrilled to hear that Olivia was helpful and attentive. Our team at Newport Beach House loved being able to share your wonderful day with you. Thank you for trusting us with your event all the way from Chicago.

    Joan

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    3.4 out of 5
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  • My daughter's wedding reception was held at this venue on November 10,2018. After 1 year of planning there was very high expectations for the reception. The venue itself was amazing, the guest really enjoyed themselves. It was the meal that was such a disappointment. We ordered chicken and petite filet after attending the taste testing. The meal delivered was not the meal we enjoyed at the taste testing. Many guest returned their meals to the kitchen due to undercooked chicken. My advise is to take pictures of the meals at the taste testing and compare with meals served at the wedding. I wish I had. I spoke with Dave after the wedding and he admitted there were problems in the kitchen. Recently a guest again commented on the poor presentation of the meal and undercooked chicken and vegetable. It's really upsetting to know you paid a lot for the meals and they were terrible. I was offered an adjustment to the bill after it was inflated for the open bar, then they credited the a... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Hello Joan, Our hearts are heavy reading your review notes after our conversation in December. We believe that together we addressed your concerns and agreed on a fair resolution. Please know that we take this very seriously and that we are truly sorry. If you would like to discuss further please don’t hesitate to reconnect. Newport Beach House is a very special place that holds countless memories for many. We hope that you leave with a few fond moments from your daughter’s wedding. Sincerely, The Longwood Venues Team

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