Hi All, just wanted to introduce myself!
I just got engaged on June 5th at Oceancliff. My best friend got married on a Friday night, and we stayed overnight at the hotel there. In the morning-- before breakfast my boyfriend said there was a rock in his shoe, he said it like three times, and as I turned around to say "just turn your shoe upside down"---he was on bended knee with a "rock" in his hand. It was really cute-- and even more fun beccuase all my best friends were checking out of the hotel in the am and we got to celebrate together...
anyway, we are planning an *likely August,2012 wedding.
Next summer just seemed too soon and too fast. and I want time to save.
Pls, now i am excited to have a large selection of venues etc.
We are likely getting married in South County/Newport.
So long story short-- helllo!!
Im a little peeved that I had an airhead moment and made me user name my last name-- so if you kno me, say hello-- though I guess I will just have to stay away from "touchy" message boards.
I am excited to read all these posts and can't wait to start planning! We are checking out the following venues July 11th and 31st
Regatta Place (my frontrunner)
Hyatt Newport (I already see a ton of postings about Steve,hes awesome!)
Glen Manor House
Alantic Beach Club
Newport Yachting Center
Does anyone else have any suggestions??
I am also going to look at the Biltmore, the Westin and the Renaissance in Prov
oh and one thing to round out this LONG post
my friends and fiance are laughing at me, but I made a pretty intense spreadsheet on all the venues im looking at, plus others like Kinney Bungalow and Aldrich Mansion, Rose Cliff, etc
It includes pricing for 2011 for Fri/Sat/Sun
info on insurance, caterers, additinonal costs, contact names, numbers, emails, and recommendations--- so if anyone is newly engaged I'd be happy to share it-- it took me a while to compile so it will def. save you a ton of time, and phone calls. .