Belle Mer

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Belle Mer’s glamorous and contemporary aura provides the perfect venue for an exquisite oceanside wedding, cocktail party, or gala. Surrounded by over seven acres of manicured lawns on the edge of Narragansett Bay, Belle Mer epitomizes Newport society experience.

Longwood Venues + Destinations reinvented the private event experience in 2000 by converting its only restaurant into a private event venue. With no operational distractions and no off-premise catering, Longwood is razor focused on what they do best – creating first-class events. At the heart of each venue lies a team of industry experts who share a passion for outstanding client and guest experiences, making dream events a reality.

Customization is Longwood’s specialty. From the fine cuisine by Culinary Arts Director David Blessing, to the intricate timelines, and to all of the special personal details that are emphasized and understood by getting to know our clients. This is the Longwood difference. The hands-on, personal approach to planning is Longwood’s signature. Each event is approached with the need to inspire, fulfill, and deliver.

Every Longwood dish is created to be eaten with all the senses. Leading by example, Longwood supports local purveyors and vendors. Chef David Blessing, artfully crafts menus seasonally to ensure that our guests will have only the best quality and taste at every event they attend; upscale food made to order are always the standard at each venue.

Deeply rooted in its community with a vested interest in giving back, Longwood Giving was founded as a unique concept designed to enable non-profits to increase the success of their event-based fundraising efforts. With Longwood’s unsurpassed event expertise, it helps guide non-profit organizations on how to efficiently manage their time, money, and efforts to maximize the impact of their missions.

Each venue boasts a unique style that appeals to a niche clientele, but the high level of service and mission remains consistent throughout.

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