Media Contact: Nichole Wardle
Director of Sales + Marketing
Phone: 617.854.5056



Newport, R.I..  (February 17, 2015) – LONGWOOD, a leader in special events and destination venues, announced today that its newest event space, NEWPORT BEACH HOUSE, the only beachfront luxury event venue in Newport, is now accepting reservations for events and wedding receptions for year 2016. This is Longwood’s second venue in Newport, following the success of Belle Mer, which opened in 2006 and was named one of best venues in America for 2015.

“We signed an agreement with the iconic Atlantic Beach Club. Belle Mer has been bursting at the seams and is already booking events into year 2017. By adding Newport Beach House to the city’s repertoire of high end event spaces, we are solidifying Newport’s title as the premier destination for luxury weddings and luxury conferences.” – said Belinda M. Kracunas, Longwood’s President and Managing Partner.

Newport is in perfect distance from New York, Connecticut and Boston and has a rich culture as the sailing capital of United States and the Gilded Age summer destination for the wealthiest.

Longwood brings a definite track record of honoring the soul of each of its venues along with the understanding of the essentials of creating memorable experiences. Following this mantra, the Newport Beach House venue is to undergo a complete transformation and emerge as a luxury event venue in 2016.

There will be three independent event spaces, each with breathtaking water views, multiple outdoor spaces and direct access to the beach, available for wedding ceremonies, bonfires, clambakes and yes, even a swim in the ocean! While design work is already underway, the renovation and conversion of the iconic property will begin in early 2016.

As to the style, Alina Apteker, Longwood’s Creative Director revealed, “The days of bold, look-at-me design are over. Our clients are now looking for ease, comfort and exclusive atmosphere. The venue will be exactly that – just how you dream to feel when you are at a beach house.”

“The prime dates of 2016 will be gone within couple of days.” – predicts Nichole Wardle, Director of Sales and Marketing for Longwood. “We are the only wedding venue in Newport where you can have uber fashionable ceremonies on the beach.” Uniqueness factor, beach access and convenient access complete planners’ wish list and shoot Newport Beach House to every planner’s top of the list. Longwood’s established reputation gives instant confidence and guarantee of success.

Guests of Newport Beach House will feast on celebrity chef David Blessing’s cuisine. Chef Blessing, Vice President of Culinary Operations for Longwood, owes his fame to signature simple plate designs and focus on local ingredients.

“Putting down roots in Newport feels very natural to us. We all have fallen in love with this amazing city, its beach culture and people. And it is our incredible Team that makes things happen. I couldn’t be more proud and thankful.” – said Youval Jim Apteker, founder of Longwood.

Although Longwood is accepting 2016 bookings now; the rhythm will remain unchanged and still run by current management for the 2015 year.


Leader in lifestyle and events, LONGWOOD curates a portfolio of event venues and destinations with distinctly different personalities: Urban Chic at State Room, Downtown Boston, Seaside Glamour at Belle Mer, Newport, Simply Beach at Wychmere Beach Club, Cape Cod, Modern Vintage at Alden Castle, Boston, and now East Coast Experience at Newport Beach House.  LONGWOOD venues+destinations has revolutionized the private event scene by opening the first, yet ever popular, boutique event space in Boston, favored by celebrities and influential event planners.


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