Located on 10 acres of rolling lawns with spectacular ocean views, OceanCliff offers a truly unique blend of breathtaking beauty, world-class cuisine, and a professionally trained staff.
Twenty-five distinctly stylized guestrooms whisk you back to the nineteenth century with modern conveniences and stunning oceanfront views.
OceanCliff Resort occupies the site of the former Bronson Villa. Owned by Arthur Bronson of New York, the Villa was built in 1864 by the architectural firm Peabody & Stearns from Boston who designed the original Breakers and Doris Duke's Rough Point both located on elegant Bellevue Avenue. OceanCliff was used as a summer residence by the Bronsons for several seasons. The estate was then sold to Mr. Gaun M. Hutton, a wealthy industrialist who built the Trans-Siberian railroad in Russia for Czar Nicholas. Mr. Hutton and his wife raised the original wooden structure, and construction began on the new estate in 1892. The estate remained a private summer home until 1954, when it was sold by the Hutton family and later converted into an oceanfront retreat to host lavish parties and society affairs.
For centuries, the waterfront estate has been a historic destination for weddings and social gatherings. Today, OceanCliffs Grand Ballroom accommodates from 70 to 225 guests for dinner and dancing, while a variety of smaller rooms allow for more intimate gatherings.
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Best of Newport County 2011
Reception Venue & Ceremony Venue
Best of Newport County 2012
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