Block Island engagement sessions are …amazing. Stay at the Spring House Hotel and explore the property for a Spring House engagement session. First off, you can visit so many different places QUICKLY, especially if you do it early or late on a weekday, close to the off season. Even then, just stay on the West Side, or the north end of the island. For Kait and Matt, a Spring House engagement session just made sense.
The Spring House Hotel: A large Victorian on the hill
If you’re ever looking for that perfect New England getaway, Block Island is the spot to head to. A small island off the coast of Rhode Island, Block Island offers a reconnection with nature you won’t find elsewhere. Take a helicopter ride, hike 17 miles of beach, play with kangaroos and alpacas, or hunt any of the hundreds of trails for glass orbs, there’s so much that the island offers.
If you are looking to live life a little slow while here, snuggling up. with a room (in particular room 305) at the Spring House Hotel is the perfect way to reconnect, and forget mainland life for a bit. Snag some sushi from the Oar, and head down to the beach for lunch, have dinner at the Spring House on the lawn, tour the gardens, or just enjoy the view from your room.
On the main lawn towards the front porch, you’ll find the perfect Adirondack chairs to enjoy mimosas from. The ocean view chairs overlooking the Atlantic ocean offer the perfect place to enjoy the best customer service on the island.
Down the hill from the hotel in one direction is the beach and in the other is town. On the way there’s an amazing animal farm that is a blast to go visit and makes for amazing engagement session pictures.
We highly recommend heading down in and inquiring about a private tour of the animal farm so you too can meet the camels and kangaroos. Elevation, a yoga studio, is also nestled into the animal farm. As is a wonderful food truck where you can grab coffee in the morning or poke for lunch.
Walking around the hotel, you can find gardens, ocean and beach views, a view of the harbor, and so much more. Find some nooks and crannies to snuggle up in or an open field. There’s a few chickens behind the parking lot, and if you head down the hill a little you’ll find the alpacas.
Make sure to book a room for a few nights, strongly recommend staying Thursday to Sunday (or Monday). You can easily enjoy a helicopter ride of the island with HeliBlock, go parasailing with Block Island Parasail, or a sunset kayak with Pond and Beyond Kayak.
If you’re looking for dinner recommendations, start with the hotel’s restaurant. Head into town to Persephone’s for lunch or coffee — grab a bottle of kombucha for the beach. If you’re a fan of sushi, The Oar is the best spot to snag a roll (or 5) and enjoy New Harbor. More of a lobster fan? Try the National!
To learn more about planning the perfect Block Island wedding or engagement session click here.