Voted “Best Place for a Wedding Reception” by Newport Life Magazine, Regatta place is a must see waterfront venue in Newport. Located on historic Goat Island, Regatta Place is known for its elegant atmosphere and beautiful views of Newport harbor. This dockside venue situated in the heart of the Marina can comfortably accommodate 180 guests under its cream and white striped tent. Surrounded by luxury yachts and the ocean breeze, Regatta Place is a dream oceanfront venue. 

Event Spaces

The Tent + Dockside Courtyard

 Inside the open air Tent, stunning chandeliers hang from the ceiling draped in billowing fabrics. The perimeter of the tent features removable sides, keeping the option to shelter from the weather (as needed) available. The tent opens to a courtyard illuminated by strung bistro lighting and the docks leading you right to the goat island marina. 

 The Schooner Aurora

The Newport Experience Group brings unparalleled luxury experiences to the guests of Regatta Place offering private charters on the prized Schooner Aurora. The Aurora is a mighty 101′ foot schooner that takes its passengers back to the “era of the tall ships”. With room to accommodate up to 68 passengers, the Schooner Aurora makes your private chartered celebrations an event to remember.  

Don’t forget to check out Regatta Places’ sister location OceanCliff


In-house catering and bar services brings delectable bites and sophisticated service to every dining experience at Regatta Place. With mouthwatering entrees like their Slow Braised Short Ribs, Herb Crusted Filet Mignon, and famously popular passed hors D’oeuvres like the Crab Cake Bites

 and their Chicken Tikka Kebabs and of course local favorites such as Lobster Salad and New England Clam Chowder Shooters. 

View their Menu Here

Investment: Wedding Packages at Regatta Place can be enhanced to include everything you’ll need to make your dream wedding a reality. You can expect to spend roughly anywhere from $100pp to $175pp. There is a ceremony fee of $1850 that includes the chair set up.

Local attractions 

Newport Rhode Island is home to more than just amazing wedding venues like Regatta Place. This coastal community set on Aquidneck Island, is rich in history, New England charm and plenty of local attractions. Home to the America’s Cup Sailing Regatta and the famous Newport Mansions there is much for your guests to see and do while visiting Newport. 

Consider these special locations for your rehearsal dinner 

The tented Upper Deck at OceanCliff and the intimate SafarI Room Restaurant offer waterfront views and OceanCliffs world-class cuisine, while the classic Schooner Aurora, brings the ultimate waterfront experience to you and your guests as you set sail on one of Newports iconic sailboats. Each of these unique settings promise rehearsal dinner experience like none other including lobster boils, oceanfront cookouts and wine tasting events.  

Things to keep in mind when planning your Newport Wedding:

Regatta Place is one of Newports most popular venues, if you have a date in mind you should reach out early to confirm availability. Once you have your venue secured, consider where you and your guests will be staying. Newport hosts several festivals and events throughout the busier season, room blocks can fill up rather quickly. Pro tip: talk to your wedding planner about securing room blocks early.

Contact Information

Located in: Goat Island Marina

Address: 5 Marina Plaza, Newport, RI 02840

Phone(401) 619-7963



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