Ocean House is a 5 star, 5 diamond hotel and wedding venue in Watch Hill Rhode Island. Noted as one of the most remarkable hotels in North America, Ocean House stands as one of the most sought after waterfront venues in Rhode Island, offering more than five unique event spaces. As a member of the world-renowned Relais & Chateaux, Ocean House offers first class service and a personalized wedding experience. View their wedding brochure here.

Event spaces 

The South Lawn

Ideal for grand affairs, this outdoor option provides an open air setting for romantic ceremonies and receptions set against the backdrop of the blue Atlantic Ocean and bordered by lush gardens and views of the hotel verandah. Add a touch of whimsy to your cocktail hour and invite your guests to enjoy the Croquet court. 

The south lawn can accommodate up to 250 guests for an outdoor reception, and 150 guests for a ceremony. 

The South Lawn at

The South Lawn Tent

The larger than life South Lawn Tent can accommodate up to 350 guests with a seating capacity of 250 people. Tented receptions on the South Lawn are a once-in-a-lifetime experience, sure to enhance any celebration.
Allow Ocean House to take care of organizing all the logistics with the tent

Seaside Ballroom and Terrace

The Seaside ballroom at Ocean House, approximately 2,700 sq ft in size, accommodates up to 180 guests seated for dinner and dancing, and up to 250 guests for a cocktail reception. The ballroom features timeless classic decor and access to the adjacent Seaside terrace. 

Harbor Room

This space exudes old warm charm and features polished woodworking throughout and offers picturesque views of Watch Hill Bay. This room serves as an intimate setting for rehearsal dinners, post wedding brunches and smaller weddings of 20 people or less. 

The Drawing Room

For slightly larger gatherings that still require an intimate setting, the Drawing Room offers space to seat 60 guests. Situated in the heart of the resort, the Drawing Room is an old-world treasure featuring unique architectural design and original details such as the light fixtures from the original Ocean House resort. 

The Dune Cottage

Step out onto the beach from the boardwalk of the Dune Cottage. This iconic Beachfront Venue offers a relaxed atmosphere for groups up to 100.


Celebrate on sandy shores of the private beach and enjoy the breeze rolling off the ocean at this exclusive yet relaxed event space, accommodating up to 150 guests seated for dinner and dancing. 

The Ellipse Lawn

Nestled at the back of the main hotel, the Ellipse Lawn offers one of the venue’s most picturesque locations. It is perfect for hosting spectacular tented receptions, with views of the hotel and the ocean. 


The in-house catering team at Ocean House provides farm-to-table cuisine of the Atlantic Northeast. They’ll work closely with you to create a personalized menu that will surely wow your guests. 


Ocean House is a recognized Forbes Five Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel offering a total of 49 guestrooms and 18 Signature suites perfect for making your wedding weekend a dream come true. The Signature suites are available in one, two and three bedroom Suites.

Each room is thoughtfully appointed with turn-of-the-20th-century décor featuring bespoke wooden furnishings, early New England artwork, and subtle touches of the location’s coastal elegance to brighten your seaside stay. 


Investment levels vary depending on location, below is a list of the site fees associated with each location based on a full list of venues and pricing seen here

  • Harbour Room- $1,500
  • Drawing Room- $2,500
  • Dune Cottage- $10,000
  • Seaside Ballroom + Terrace-  $15,000 May – September / $10,000 October – April
  • South Lawn- $6,500
  • Beachside – $15,000
  • South Lawn Tent- $55,000
  • Ellipse Lawn – $75,000

Food + Beverage minimums vary depending on on location and time of year: 

  • (May – October)  Friday and Sunday – $40,000 Saturday – $65,000
  • (November – December)  Friday and Sunday – $20,000 Saturday – $30,000
  • (January – March)  Friday and Sunday – $15,000
  • South Lawn Tented Functions – $150,000
  • Ellipse Lawn Tented Functions – $200,000

Make it the wedding of your dreams

No matter how intimate or grand your celebration, Ocean House offers multiple options for personalizing your dream wedding weekend. Looking to relax and unwind before the big day? Enjoy relaxing under your own cabana or visit the Ocean & Harvest Spa (Rhode Island’s only Forbes Five Star Spa, 1 of only 56 internationally) for some pampering and respite from the wedding planning. Feeling playful? Take up a game of Croquet or experience yachting aboard one of Ocean House’s classic motor and sailing yachts. Dazzle your guests with wedding enhancements like a champagne tower, a Del’s lemonade cart or even a firework display. The possibilities are endless. 

Contact Information  

Address: 1 Bluff Avenue Watch Hill, RI 02891

Phone: (855) 678-0364

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