Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is marrying her fiance Cooke Maroney this Saturday in Newport, RI. According to sources, the wedding is taking place at at Belcourt Castle, the palatial home of Alex and Ani CEO Carolyn Rafaelian and the rehearsal dinner is expected to be on Rose Island.
The 29-year-old actress and the 34 year-old art dealer, who were engaged eight months ago, have hired celeb wedding planner Mark Seed to do the party for about 150 guests.
SPECIAL NOTE TO THE WEDDING GUESTS:
Where to stay:
If you’re visiting Newport, book your stay at Gurneys Newport Resort & Marina, they are hands down the nicest hotel in Newport and their seaside location on Goat Island with 360° water views and the seclusion of a private island is just a jaunt from the shops and eateries of downtown Newport.
If you’re looking for some great spots to dine, we recommend hitting up local favorites such as ,LaForge Casino Restaurant (piano bar every Friday and Saturday night), Scarpetta, The Reef and Tavern on Broadway!
MEAL DEAL: Each week from Thursday through Sunday The Reef has dinner for two including a bottle of wine for only $45. (two appetisers, two entrees, two desserts AND a bottle of wine)
No trip to Newport is complete without a trip to the Audrain Automobile Museum.
Taste the flavor:
Swing by the Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co. and sample some of their award winning creations.
Founded in 1999 by four college friends, Newport Storm Brewery was the original production craft brewery in Rhode Island. They created more than 100 distinctive beers while keeping things local and authentic. From their flagship Hurricane Amber Ale to seasonal brews made with Rhode Island grown ingredients, to beers aged in rum barrels, the brewery has been in the vanguard of craft brewing for nearly 20 years.
In 2006 the crew began distilling craft spirits. They were the first distillery in Rhode Island in 135 years and currently produce whiskey, a single barrel rum, and an overproof white rum.
Dress for success:
Newport’s First Lady Deborah Winthrop owns the premier women’s boutique on Aquidneck Island with hip and chic clothing, bra sized swimwear and a the largest selection of lingerie around. Deborah and her staff are all expert bra fitters. The right bra will make you look and feel 10 years younger and 10lbs lighter!! Swing by and see for yourself.
If you’re looking for the best pizza in Newport, RI, look no further than Karma Pizza. This Thames Street pizza place has the best pizza and the best wings in town. Free delivery.