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Newport Cocktail Wars at the Safari Room at OceanCliff

We are very excited to be hosting Newport Cocktail Wars at the Safari Room at OceanCliff! Come sample some fantastic cocktails from local bartenders and vote for your favorite.

The event is being held on December 11th from 2-4 pm. Free admission and free samples for all. We can’t wait for you to taste all the incredible drinks from the competitors!

Holiday Sip & Shop at OceanCliff

Shop for a cause and join us at OceanCliff for a Holiday Sip & Shop on December 8th from 4-7pm!

It’s going to be a fun evening of cocktails and shopping, featuring local boutiques and designers. Shop jewelry, clothing, home décor and more for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

Complimentary champagne (one drink ticket with admission), lite bites, and a cash bar.
$5 suggested donation at the door.

100% of admission proceeds will be donated to Newport Mental Health.

Featured vendors include:
Pleasant Surprise
Young Designs
Zuerner Oceanic
Noon Designs
Little Chateau
Love Shack by Lola
Fiercen Designs
Athalia of Newport
Our Good Dog Spot
Vitamin Sea
Made By Bonnie
Kerry McGauley
Coastal Brahmin
Groovy Gator
Man Overboard
The Mandala Way
Salty Girl Goods
M Pearl
Newport Tartan
…and more!!
**No vendor inquiries please**

Real OceanCliff Wedding: Ashley & John

Ashley and John’s coastal summer wedding at OceanCliff was filled with so much beauty and love. They had a stunning color scheme with hues of pink and orange flowers.

When Ashley described her vision for her reception she said “The main goal was for the room to feel warm and inviting. Inspired by our Italian heritage, the color palette and theme were inspired by the whimsical and dreamy coast of Italy, with personal touches throughout.”

One of our favorite moments from their wedding day was that the rain stopped and the sun came out right before the ceremony started and Ashley picked the song “Here Comes the Sun” to walk down the aisle down to. Ashley said, “that was a moment that she will cherish forever and the circumstances made it that much more special.”


This wedding was so special and it will be one that we will always remember!

The publication Destination I Do  wrote a great feature about this couple. To read about their epic love story and how they have known each other since kindergarten click here! All photos courtesy of Vanessa Joy.







The Safari Room at OceanCliff featured on: Litchfield Distillery’s Mixology Spirit Series

Litchfield Distillery recently stopped by The Safari Room at OceanCliff to chat with our restaurant manager, Reagan Nicole, and sampled our new fall cocktail, the Cocoa Maple Old Fashioned. We are honored to be the first restaurant in Newport to be featured in their Mixology Spirit Series.

The Cocoa Maple Old Fashioned is made with Litchfield’s Distillery’s 4-year Straight Bourbon along with their Bourbon-Barrel Maple Syrup.

“The addition of Dark Creme de Cacao and Cocoa Bitters adds a subtle layer of chocolate flavor, while creating a velvety-smooth mouthfeel. If you love Old Fashioneds, this is a nice, simple spin on the classic recipe—one we think is especially good for the fall and holiday seasons.”

When asked what makes a great cocktail versus just a good cocktail, Reagan said “Quality ingredients and creativity…and recognizing when simplicity is necessary.”

To learn more about Reagan and how she got started in the restaurant industry click here!

Thank you Litchfield Distillery for visiting us and trying one of our new fall cocktails!

All photos courtesy of Tony Vengrove.

Join us for Newport Restaurant Week

One of our favorite weeks of the year is almost here…Newport Restaurant Week!

Newport Restaurant Week is returning November 4th – November 13th across Newport and Bristol Counties. Many restaurants will be offering great deals and we are excited that The Safari Room at OceanCliff will once again be participating with this great deal:

$12 sandwiches & flatbreads
$20 entrees
50% off select bottles of wine

Our Restaurant Week Menu features some of our fall favorites such as the Swordfish Club, Fig and Prosciutto Flatbread, Truffle Pasta, Apple Cider Glazed Chicken Statler, Mediterranean Mussels, and much more!

The Safari Room will be closed for private events November 5th and 6th, and will reopen for Restaurant Week on Wednesday the 9th.

Check out our Fall Restaurant Week Menu.


Restaurant Week Hours:

Friday, November 4th: 4-9pm
Saturday, November 5th: Closed for private event
Sunday, November 6th: Closed for private event
Monday, November 7th: Closed
Tuesday, November 8th: Closed
Wednesday, November 9th: 4-9pm
Thursday, November 10th: 4-9pm
Friday, November 11th: 4-9pm
Saturday, November 12th: 12-9pm
Sunday, November 13th: 12-8pm

Weekly Specials at The Safari Room at OceanCliff

Stop by The Safari Room at OceanCliff for our weekly specials!

Thursdays: 50% off select bottles of wine

Sundays: Come try our Chipotle Chicken BLT or Safari Burger with your choice of a draft beer or soda for $15.


Check out our new Fall Menu!

Washington Post Feature “8 fall trips in New England that check every travel style”

We are thrilled that the Stone House Inn was recently in The Washington Post for their feature, “8 fall trips in New England that check every travel style!”

There are so many wonderful New England destinations for the fall and we are honored that they mentioned us. Thank you to Nadine Paulo from the luxury travel company, Travel Edge for the recommendation.


Whether you want to relax by our fire pit with some s’mores or take a bike ride around Little Compton, Stone House has something to offer every guest.

Click here to read the full Washington Post article!

Stone House Inn Featured on The Lifestyle Blog Patty J

The Stone House Inn was recently featured on The Lifestyle Blog Patty J!

We love when guests blog about their stay and share pictures with us.

“Built in 1854, it was the private residence of David Sisson who grew up in the area on a farm. Sisson worked hard and became a very successful merchant, embodying the American dream.”

“The Inn has only 14 rooms, so when you check in, the staff is so friendly and helpful you feel as if you’re a guest in a private home. Every detail has been thought through, from the creatively curated “lending library” to the 4pm wine bar with a selection of delicious cheeses to the “free’’ breakfast with an extensive array of home baked pastries, yogurt, eggs, and more.”

While they were staying with us they explored the scenery by bike and ventured down to the beach.

“I checked out the grounds from the numerous Adirondack chairs, to the bicycles…I ventured off the property along the classic New England back road that inspired Robert Frost, along a saltwater pond with an abundance of birds, geese and swans, arriving 15 minutes later at a beautiful, sandy ocean beach, that like everything else, was breathtaking.”

We enjoyed having them here with us and look forward to welcoming them back again in the future!

Read the full blog post here!

Winter Wedding Dates Available at OceanCliff

Dreaming of a winter wedding?

While winter is traditionally a slower season for nuptials, a winter wedding at OceanCliff is truly magical! With our roaring fireplaces and romantic architecture, OceanCliff provides the perfect romantic setting for your special day. Your wedding party can get cozy in our 24 guestrooms and dance the night away in our gorgeous ballroom overlooking Narragansett Bay.


Winter is considered “off season” for weddings, which benefits you in the following ways:

  • Off-season weddings are typically less expensive. If you’re on a budget you’ll get the most bang for your buck from December–February or even early March.
  • You’ll have a wider selection of available dates. Since winter isn’t exactly wedding prime time, your venue and vendors should have more availability on their calendars. Which means you’ll have a better chance of securing the date of your dreams with your favorite venue + vendor team.
  • Your guests won’t be slammed with wedding invites. Or travel plans! Which means more of them will be eager to attend your event. Just be aware that winter’s got a lot of holidays, so plan your date accordingly.

Available 2022 & 2023 Winter Dates:
Sunday, December 11th
Friday, December 14th
Sunday, December 18th
Friday, December 30th
Saturday, December 31st
Friday, January 27th
Saturday, January 28th
Friday, February 3rd
Sunday, February 5th
Friday, February 10th
Saturday, February 11th

Friday, February 17th
Friday, February 24th
Saturday, February 25th
Friday, March 3rd
Sunday, March 5th

Valid January-March 2023 & 2024. Average cost $181/per person (based with 75 guests on Fridays or Sundays only).

Package includes:

  • Complimentary Luxury Guest Room for Wedding Night Stay
  • 20% off additional guestrooms
  • One hour of open bar – beer and wine
  • Four passed hors d’oeuvres, choice of two entrees, champagne toast
  • Complimentary parking for all guests

Start planning your dream winter wedding today! Call 401.619.7924 or submit an inquiry here.

Check out these Winter Weddings at OceanCliff and our Pinterest boards for more ideas and inspiration!



Hey Rhody Weddings: Selecting Your Venue

Picking your wedding venue can be difficult, and Hey Rhody has some great tips for you!

Our very own Susanne Day, Sales Manager of OceanCliff & Regatta Place, says “Our little state packs a lot into a small space!” Susanne knows that are some of her couples are looking for something unique and personal so she loves suggesting, “A grand entrance by boat at Regatta Place, located on the docks of Goat Island Marina with stunning views of Newport Harbor.”

With over 400 miles of coastline and an amazing culinary scene, little Rhody will definitely impress your guests and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Rhode Island has a ton to offer to engaged couples and there are many different types of venues that will suit your theme for your wedding, whether it’s rustic, bohemian, or coastal. We have a little bit of everything here that will suit your wedding vibe, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our state!

Read the full Hey Rhody article here!