A bride and groom walk side by side during their Newport Vineyards wedding.

Wedding Venue Feature: Newport Vineyards

Vibe and FeaturesReal historic vineyard, sweeping views, industrial yet elegant, culinary pride
Guest Capacity200
Location909 E Main Rd,
Middletown, RI 02842
Similar VenuesThe Garden at The Hops, Jonathan Edwards

One of my favorite spots in southern New England is none other than Newport, Rhode Island. In addition to the restaurants, shopping, and great views, it’s also home to multiple places to get married. The best option among them just might be a Newport Vineyards wedding. 

The photos you’ll see in this post were all taken by me while working as the second photographer for my friend Erica of Keane Eye Photography. (Interesting fact: she was me and my wife’s wedding photographer.)

Read along to see why Newport Vineyards is one of the best vineyard wedding venues in New England.

Video Summary

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History and Features

A bride and groom walk side by side during their Newport Vineyards wedding.

The Newport Vineyards story begins in 1995, when brothers John and Paul Nunes acquired the property. Interestingly, this venue is a fully functional vineyard and winery. The property itself, comprising some 50+ acres, is comprised of land owned by the Nunes brothers as well as portions leased from the town of Middletown.

The amenities you’ll enjoy during your wedding at Newport Vineyards mostly came about in 2015. This is when major renovations were completed and the venue began its reputation for private events.

A bride and groom walk together during their Newport Vineyards wedding day.

Taproot Brewing

On your day, the focus of your Newport Vineyards wedding will probably be the wine aspects of the venue. But you’ll also have Taproot Brewing on site, the venue’s brewery and restaurant. This is especially cool because the venue offers customized, beer-themed gift boxes for your wedding at Newport Vineyards.

Venue Vibe and Features

Newport Vineyards is a functioning vineyard with row upon row of vines. It’s very flat, complimenting the beautiful outdoor views for you and your guests to enjoy.

The indoor aesthetic of the Meadow Room is classy and slightly industrial, but not overstated. In addition to the industrial feel (which is similar to that of The Lace Factory in CT), there are huge, sliding barn doors which separate this space from the rest of the venue. When choosing decorations, be sure to have your wedding planner decorate in such a way that compliments the space.

A table setting for a Newport Vineyards wedding with candles in glass holders.

This venue might remind you of some of the Connecticut wine venues, though it’s much larger than most of them. Specifically, Mystic-area Jonathan Edwards and Stonington Vineyards come to mind.

Perhaps best of all is the service! A Newport Vineyards wedding gets you one of the best wedding venue staffs I’ve ever worked with. They’re very attentive to your needs and efficient in the way that they work events.

Food and Drink

Seafood croquets are served during a Newport Vineyards wedding.

By this point, you know all about the wine and craft beer offerings of Newport Vineyards. Another selling point is this venue’s menu, which features locally-sourced fare. They even bake their own bread on site daily.

Location, Location, Location

If you’ve already checked Google Maps, then you’ve already figured out that Newport Vineyards is actually in Middletown, Rhode Island. It’s still considered a Newport, RI wedding venue, however, since it’s only about a 10-minute drive from Newport. It’s easier to get to than most Providence wedding venues.

This is actually a good thing for your wedding day, giving you a little seclusion from the busyness and traffic of downtown Newport. This is similar to Connecticut wedding mainstay Hartford and the lesser-known Middletown, both of which have wedding venues and are all in the same region.

A wedding party walks together during a Newport Vineyards wedding.

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    Hotels Near Newport Vineyards

    Here’s a list of hotels near Newport Vineyards (keep in mind that there are plenty more in downtown Newport itself):

    1. Holiday Inn Express Newport North – Middletown (Middletown, RI)
    2. East Island Reserve Hotel (Middletown, RI)
    3. Howard Johnson by Wyndham Middletown (Middletown, RI)

    As an alternative to traditional hotels, Vrbo and Airbnb rentals are great choices for your Newport Vineyards wedding.

    A groom gets dressed before his Newport Vineyards wedding.

    Newport Vineyards Wedding Photos

    And of course, here are a few more photos of a wedding at Newport Vineyards:

    Learn More

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    I used the following references at different points in this post:

    1. “Land of opportunity,” Newport Daily News
    2. “Newport Vineyards | A Family-Owned Labor of Love in Middletown, Rhode Island,” Heather Tourgee, New England Today
    3. “BEST OF CATEGORY/GOLD MEDAL WINNER 2021: Newport Vineyards Dry Rosé,” Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association

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