Rosecliff Mansion Weddings

French-inspired châteaux by the sea in Newport RI

Rosecliff mansion wedding photography

As a Newport wedding photographer, I have had the privilege of photographing weddings throughout this historic town. Its breathtaking views and New England seaside charm make it perfect for wedding photos.

Rosecliff is a true gem on Newport's Bellevue Avenue and certainly one of the most recognizable historic buildings in New England. With its ocean views, ornate architecture, and famed rose gardens, Rosecliff Mansion is host to some of the most elegant weddings in Newport Rhode Island. It is a venue that continues to wow its guests more than 100 years after it was built as a summer châteaux.

realizing a newport mansion wedding dream

Kristen & Eric

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With the majestic Rosecliff Mansion, the romantic sail aboard the Madeline yacht, and the culinary delights of Stoneacre Brasserie, every element came together to weave a tapestry of love, joy, and enchantment. This wedding was not just an event; it was a journey into a realm where fairytales come true, and the magic of Newport's beauty and history combined to create an unforgettable experience.

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Winter vogue insipired wedding at Rosecliff Mansion

Erica & derek

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In the heart of the picturesque coastal town of Newport, Rhode Island, lies a historic treasure that set the stage for a winter wedding like no other. The enchanting Rosecliff Mansion, with its timeless beauty and Gilded Age grandeur, played host to a vintage vogue inspired celebration that transported guests to an era of glamour, sophistication, and romance.

The bride wore two stunning dresses; the first a classic grand ballgown and the second a sophisticated vintage-inspired dress.

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Christine and Joe began their wedding day at the the Vanderbilt Hotel, which was once owned by famed businessman Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt.

The couple had their first look by the hotel pool, before riding together to Brenton Point to take photos on the stunning rocky landscape by the ocean.

We took traditional family portraits on the steps in front of Rosecliff, followed by couple portraits in the rose garden, which was in full bloom.

The couple enjoyed both their ceremony and reception at Rosecliff. Wedding ceremonies on the lawn at the venue are truly stunning. A floral arch really pops off the expansive lawn and ocean views.

We ended the evening with some night portraits in front of Rosecliff mansion. There had been storms rumbling throughout the day (we were lucky to miss them for the photos), but the evening sky cleared up and made the evening photos pop.

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exterior photo of rosecliff mansion wedding in newport rhode island

Carry the chateau theme


Stay in one of Newport Rhode Island's historic hotels to match the look and feel of Rosecliff mansion. My favorites are the Hotel Viking and the Chanler Inn.

extend your time at newport's mansions


Planning to do a first look? Consider also taking some photos at one of Newport's other beautiful mansions, such as the Elms (inquire with Rosecliff for more information).

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Consider taking photos around Newport RI. Popular spots for wedding photos include the Cliff Walk, Brenton Point, and Ochre Court (a permit is required for Ochre Court).


I’m a wedding photographer who creates authentic, timeless photos that focus on the connection between you and your spouse, families, and dearest friends. I cover weddings throughout New England, in addition to Newport, Rhode Island.

If you’d like to learn more about me, check out my about page. You can see more of my photos over on the portfolio page. Want to discuss your wedding plans? I’d love to hear from you! Complete the form on the contact page, and I’ll be in touch!


All of my photography packages feature a wedding album, print credit for wall art or loose prints, and high-resolution digital wedding photographs, allowing you to best enjoy and cherish your wedding photos for generations to come.

Contact me for my complete price guide.