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The Perfect Long Weekend in Newport - A Wedding Proposal

Jun 19, 2006  My wedding proposal
3.5 of 5 stars based on 7 votes

In late August 2006 my girlfriend and I headed to Newport.
I did all my research online -neither of us had been prior.

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  • 1. Francis Malbone House
    Francis Malbone House Inn, Newport, Rhode Island
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    Avg price: $401

    I found this B&B online. It was pricey but well worth it. Great amentities and right near the wharf area. When we checked in we laughed at the thought we would actually come back each afternoon for "tea"... well tea was all sorts of teas - iced tea, lemonade etc.. and the most amazing cakes and desserts. Breakfast is included which you can enjoy from the fantastic courtyard. Stay in the newer wing, at has the charm with modern luxuries. I can not say enough about the staff. They perfectly timed champagne, strawberries and roses for me back at the room on the big night.

  • 2. The Preservation Society of Newport County
    The Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport, Rhode Island

    Since we were staying for 4 days I bought a membership to the society. The society runs most the mansions and membership gets you into an unlimited number of mansions. We likely would have been fine with one of the packages. We enjoyed Rosecliff and The Elms the most.

  • 3. Beechwood Mansion

    This is a seperately run mansion with "life" tours.. Actors are decorated in period clothing and never get out of character. We went to a Murder Mystrey tour it was fun and involved dancing with the actors. It was surprisingly fun.

  • 4. Castle Hill Inn and Resort
    Castle Hill Inn, Newport, Rhode Island
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    Avg price: $894

    The Inn itself is away from everything. The property has a beautiful lighthouse... where I popped the question. It was a fog night and out of the blue (while still on my knee) a boat with 100 or so people witnessed us and screamed and waved. Dinner was very good.

  • 5. Sight Sailer

    A romantic smaller boat we took that left from the wharf. It held roughly 16 people. The guide was very funny.

  • 6. Red Parrot Restaurant
    Red Parrot Restaurant, Newport, Rhode Island

    This is a casual dining place in the heart of Newport. It was nice.