We promised you a closer look at some of our June events and we are starting with one of Newport, RI’s premiere venues! Located just over an hour South of Boston, Newport is one of our favorite seaside cities to visit (especially in the summer) and when a client decides to take their event or meeting to this New England resort town we are thrilled!
Over the course of the three day program, 400 guests were given the opportunity to explore Newport during multiple activities and off sites. One particularly memorable evening took place at Belle Mer, a chic Newport event space that combines elegance with contemporary glamour. Located on the edge of Narraganset Bay, Belle Mer offers sweeping views of Newport Harbor and the true Newport society experience. Guests were welcomed to Belle Mer for a night full of cocktails, delicious bites and some unique entertainment. A variety of low and high cocktail tables were spread across the property to promote casual dining and informal mingling. Sticking with the ocean side theme and complimenting the sleek space, punchy patterned linens in blue and green topped guest tables. Centerpieces featured white ceramic and glass containers filled with succulents and white florals.
Many guests spent time outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather, playing lawn games and exploring the seven acres of manicured lawns. Collections of Adirondack chairs were scattered around the picturesque, ocean-view setting and were the perfect place for guests to catch the sunset!
The highlight of the evening was the variety of unique entertainment and performances that encouraged guests to explore their creative sides. From caricaturists and ice sculptors to bucket drummers and magicians, we ensured guests were engaged from arrival to departure. Throughout the evening two talented artists created larger than life nautical masterpieces. A muralist began with blank canvases and by the time the event ended had painted a beautiful ocean scene. At the same time world renowned artsit, Rob Surrette, created an equally impressive piece made entirely of push pins! As the sun set, guests were invited outside to view the night sky with the help of a few telescopes. Guests were able to see Saturn and Jupiter while a local astronomer provided background on the two beautiful planets. To cap the night off, dueling pianists picked up the tempo and played crowd favorites and sing-along classics. The skilled pianists encouraged song requests, creating a truly interactive experience. Entertainment was staggered over the course of the evening and strategically placed in different areas of the venue so there was no shortage of things to inspire guests creatively!