Rehearsal dinner in Newport, RI
Hi everyone. I'm looking for a great place to have a rehearsal dinner in Newport. Our plan is a bit unorthodox: We'd like to have a regular rehearsal dinner for family and the wedding party, then invite all out-of-towners to a cocktail reception later in the evening. Is there anywhere that could smoothly accommodate that request?
I've searched the boards and found these old posts, which were helpful:
Right now, our top choices are the Clarke Cooke House, The Moorings (we had lunch there a few weeks ago when scouting wedding venues and loved it), the White Horse Tavern, and 22 Bowens. Anywhere else we should consider?
Thanks in advance for your help!
I think the Clarke Cooke House is your best bet. I feel it has a great atmosphere which will accomodate both your family event and the more upbeat event after. The food is very good. White Horse is a bit more reserved, The Moorings is okay, 22 Bowens is very pretty, but the Cooke House can probably even give you a private room if you need it. The Cooke House also has the Boom Boom Room!