Welcome to a quintessential coastal New England wedding experience
Let’s chat about our favorite Block Island Wedding Venues. A Spring House Block Island wedding is the perfect quintessential coastal New England wedding experience. Whether you stay for the week with your closest friends, and the weekend with everyone special in your life, or just bring the two of you it’s the perfect venue.
Block Island Wedding Venues: Spring House Hotel
The Spring House Hotel is one of our favorite Block Island hotel wedding venues for so many reasons. First off, 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 the best Block Island restaurants, the Spring House Hotel offers Martini Night on Wednesday nights throughout the summer. It’s a favorite Block Island restaurant for flatbread pizza or pasta.
The Spring House Hotel’s owner has a few other Rhode Island restaurants in Providence, which I lovingly check out every winter when I’m missing the island.
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
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.
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 Hotel: Victoria’s Parlor and the Barn Restaurant
The Spring House has two amazing restaurants. One a little more intimate, the Barn and another that’s more of a get-down-on-the-dance-floor reception space during a wedding.
The Barn is another great spot for rehearsal dinners or dinners after small elopements. Use the outdoor patio at Victoria’s Parlor for your cocktail hour.
Accommodations and Guest Rooms at the Spring House Hotel
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.
On the main property, there are four options for guest rooms: 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.
Ocean Views at the Spring House Hotel
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 sail through.
Block Island Wedding Venues: Best New England Destination Wedding Spot
A favorite spot of ours in New England, Block Island is one of the best spots for a coastal destination wedding spot. 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.
A small island with a lot to do
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.
A Block Island Wedding Weekend: Block Island beaches
If you’re into the beach, make sure to check out Fred Benson Town Beach, Mansion Beach, Scotch Beach and more. 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.
If you’re more of a young 30’s crowd, without children, I’d highly recommend starting out at Ballard’s Beach. Check out some of the more private beaches for bonfires. Gracie’s Cove or Dorie’s Cove are great options 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.
A Block Island Wedding Weekend: For the history buffs.
If you’re more of a sight-see-er crowd and into history, there’s plenty to do on island. Check out the two lighthouses: 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 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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