Looking To Get Married In Newport County? There’s A New Venue Available

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The recent purchase of Little Compton’s Stone House by The Newport Experience clears the way for re-opening as an event location.

People who grow up in Little Compton face a special burden that most people will never know; that no matter where they go and what they do, they’ll never live where there’s such beautiful tranquility. But most “Comptonites” end up leaving, chasing educations, careers and love.

A crowded day at Lloyd's Beach in Little Compton - Credit: Robin Craig

A crowded day at Lloyd’s Beach in Little Compton

But the town is always in our hearts. It’s a place we hold in reserve, a beautiful secret place we return to when we think we’ve found the right person. There, on a secluded stretch of beach, with no one else in sight, they’ll ask, “Why did you ever leave?”

And we reply, “Because I was looking for you.”

And then the wedding planning begins.

Regardless if you’re an ultra-local who’s never set foot outside Little Compton or this is the first time you’ve heard of the town, if you’re looking for an amazing wedding venue, one of Rhode Island’s most beautiful spots just became available.

Bringing together the best of Little Compton; a scenic spot rich in history and green vegetation, miles away from everything but with an amazing view of the water, the Stone House is re-opening its doors under new management and is now taking wedding bookings for the 2016 season.

“Having been a life-long resident of Little Compton,” said Kevin Vendituoli, General Counsel for the Newport Experience, “I am truly ecstatic about our acquisition of this unique Little Compton landmark.  I can say with the utmost confidence that our organization is perfectly suited to operate the Stone House successfully and in a manner that will greatly benefit the local community.”


stone house candlesSituated on 2.7 acres a, pardon the pun, “stone’s” throw from Sakonnet Point, the original 4-story building was constructed as a private residence for iron and textile manufacturer, David Sisson, and was passed on to his son, Henry Tillinghast Sisson, who gained fame in the Civil War, served as RI’s Lieutenant Governor and invented the 3-ring binder.

In the 1920s, the building was converted into an inn/speakeasy.
Since that time, the Stone House has undergone several renovations, the latest being a $12 million refit introducing many of the most modern of amenities, such as geothermal climate control.
Stone House RoomBetween the Stone House and its adjacent barn, the property features 19 bedrooms, 16 full bathrooms and 3 partial bathrooms, which should be adequate for most wedding parties.

Perks of a Little Compton Wedding

  • Privacy – People don’t go to Little Compton without deciding to go to Little Compton. Likewise, the locals don’t care about who you are as long as you’re not staying long.
  • Quiet – All you hear is the wind, waves crashing a hundred yards away and whatever your friends are saying. If you live in Newport or any more urban area, you might want to make a recording of drunks chattering and tow trucks flying up your street that you can play to put you at ease as you attempt to catch a wink.


  • The Night Sky – If you’re lucky enough to have a clear night during your stay, you will be treated to a night sky rarely seen outside of flyover states. Sure, you can see stars where you live, but in Little Compton, you can see the rest…and the rest is A LOT.

How far is far?

As you can see from this map, the Stone House is located as far from the world as possible, while still being on the coast.

Want to have your wedding at the Stone House?

Contact The Newport Experience here or give them a call at 401.635.2222.

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Comptonite Correspondent

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