Marry Like American Royalty at Newport's Castle Hill Inn
Plan a lovely seaside escape on the Rhode Island coast.
You'll feel All-American saying "I do" on the hydrangea-trimmed lawn of this crisp white 1870s-era estate, which sits on its own 40-acre peninsula that juts into the Atlantic. You and yours can rent the entire property—that's all seven rooms, plus 24 private waterfront cottages—for an oh-so New England wedding weekend (venue rental from $6,000, reception rates from $195 per person, and room rates from $465 a night). And while the seaside venue sets the tone for nautical décor, there's room to get glamorous, too: Just look to the property's Grace Kelly Beach, a favorite lounging spot for the actress when she stayed here during the filming of High Society in the 1950s. Here, a few ideas for filling out your wedding weekend with Rhode Island-appropriate specialties.
Relax with your girls at Castle Hill's spa and be pampered with Farmaesthetics' all-natural serums and oils (from $12).
Your 'maids—and his 'men—will fall hook, line, and sinker for Miansai's his-and-hers leather bracelets and brass cuffs (from $80).
Shell out for beach-themed chocolate favors from The Newport Sweet Shoppe (from $1 each).