Let’s chat about one of our favorite Block Island Wedding Venues. Spring House Hotel on Block Island is the quintessential coastal New England wedding experience. Elopement, intimate ceremony, or fairy tale wedding, this is the venue to make all your dreams come true.
The Spring House Hotel is one of our FAVORITES for so many reasons. One being that it was where I started out in the wedding industry. A Spring House wedding is one of the most quintessential Block Island experiences you can have.
I worked at the front desk at the Spring House for two seasons, getting to know the ins and outs of the hotel — I still remember the best rooms and some of the best secret nooks for intimate portraits and family portraits.
One of my favorite ways to have a New England destination wedding is to go out to Block Island. Creating a weekend-long bash is absolutely #weddinggoals. As a small island off the coast of Rhode Island, while it’s a super popular wedding, it’s also a hidden gem. The perfect quintessential coastal New England experience, you can plan a whole weekend (or week) of events including chowder tours, lobster rolls, and mudslides.
Stay at the Spring House Hotel in one of the townhouses, guest rooms in the main hotel or the Inn at Spring House. There are plenty of nearby restaurants, just be mindful of local taxes and fees as well as that many restaurants are cash only.
Spring House Hotel — Best New England Destination Wedding Location
Folks can take the highspeed ferry to Block Island, and spend the weekend on Block island enjoying all that Block Island has to offer. Tour some of the island’s wonders: there are MILES of hiking trails, beaches, fishing, kayaking, yoga and more.
If you’re more of a spa person, there are multiple options:
— Clayhead Salon: 30 Water St, New Shoreham, RI 02807
— Koru Spa: 348 High St, New Shoreham, RI 02807
— Salt: 442 Dodge St Block Island RI 02807
The Spring House has two amazing restaurants to meet your needs. The Barn Restaurant is a little more intimate, and is for guests over the age of 12. This space is also ideal for rehearsal dinners or dinners after small elopements. The Dining Room in the Main House is more of a get-down-on-the-dance-floor reception space perfect for larger weddings.
Use the outdoor patio at Victoria’s Parlor for your cocktail hour. The Parlor features a lovely bar, as well as a stage and plenty of space for guests to dance the night away.
The Spring House Hotel also offers Martini Night on Wednesday nights throughout the summer. If you plan on visiting mid-week, be sure to stop in and unwind.
At the Spring House Hotel, there are numerous options for accommodations and guest rooms. Have families or bridal parties stay in individual townhouse suites for a more intimate, cozy experience. The townhouses on property or up by the Block Island School all have decks, full kitchens, three bedrooms and are awesome spots to host smaller events during a wedding weekend.
There are three options for accommodations besides the main building at the Spring House Hotel, The Annex building, the apartments above the Barn, and the Inn at Spring House. All offer unique rooms, ocean view rooms, air conditioning, and a quintessential coastal New England experience.
From the ceremony, the parlor and pretty much any part of the resort, you have gorgeous ocean views. Whether you rent one of the townhouses or a room in the Annex, you can easily have an ocean view, complete with salt smells and wave sounds.
The Spring House Hotel is one of the most gorgeous wedding ceremony venues in Block Island. With either the patio or the front hill overlooking the town and semi-private beach below the Spring House, it’s a beautiful setting.
Hosting your wedding at the hotel means you have a ceremony overlooking a semi-private beach below the Spring House. The beach is one of my favorites, with a stone pier that stretches out into the water. It’s often void of tourists and fishing boats. Occasionally a sailboat will pass by, adding to the
A favorite of ours in New England, Block Island is one of the best places for a coastal destination wedding. The island offers so much and is so close to Boston and New York City.
An easy to get to spot that doesn’t require a plane (although you can take them from Boston or Providence) and will absolutely wow guests. With pristine beaches, lots of amenities, and a back to basics feel, the island is your perfect coastal destination wedding spot.
For just a Block Island wedding weekend, there is so much to do on the island. Whether you’re more of a history buff or a beach person there is plenty to do on the island for a whole weekend or a whole month.
During your stay, make sure to check out Fred Benson Town Beach, Mansion Beach, or Scotch Beach. With miles of beaches, there’s a beach for every day of the week, and with each one there’s definitely different pro’s and con’s.
I’d highly recommend starting out at Ballard’s Beach for groups of adults. Accessible via a path alongside a bar of the same name, this is a great spot for bridal party gatherings. After that, check out Gracie’s Cove or Dorie’s Cove for late afternoon beach bonfires.
For families with young children, start at Surf Beach (also known as baby beach). At low tide, the water level is super low, and you can check out some of the marine life. For older children just walk further down the beach towards Fred Benson Town Beach until you find something that works for you.
If you’re more of a sight-seeing crowd or into history, there’s plenty to do on island. Check out the two lighthouses on Block Island. The North Light House and the Southeast Light House by Mohegan Bluffs.
There are tons of hiking trails that are marked by historical landmarks and various different island relics. See if you can find all of the graveyards or old schoolhouses on the island. If you can find the small monument for Adrian Block during your adventures, send us a picture!
The Block Island Historical Society is also an amazing resource to learn about the island. The Block Island Library also has an island history section right as you walk in the door. These are two great options if there’s rain on your wedding weekend.
With miles of nature trails on Block Island, national wildlife is often visible while hiking some of the trails. Birds often use this as a migration stop point on their trip south. There are lots of activities and information sessions through the Block Island Conservancy to get to know the island’s wildlife.
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