An Idyllic Setting

The peaceful waters of Quonochontaug Pond, colored by the golden rays of the setting sun, create an idyllic setting for celebrating your love story and beginning a new life together.

Let the stunning views be your backdrop as you exchange vows outside, under an elegant tent; gather inside the Inn, full of rich history and sophisticated touches; or host your celebration in our brand new MeetingHouse, with stunning floor-to-ceiling windows that face the Pond and the ocean beyond. The MeetingHouse is a masterpiece of an event space, with a dramatic fireplace handset with local stone, state-of-the-art technology and many options to configure the space in inspired ways.

No matter where you celebrate on property, you’ll enjoy an impeccably crafted menu and custom touches to make your special day truly unforgettable. Our wedding experts will tend to your every need and help make your wedding at Weekapaug Inn a dream come true.

Weekapaug Inn also offers beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for second and small wedding ceremonies and receptions, in addition to lovely options for intimate gatherings and family celebrations.

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Weekapaug Inn Real Weddings

Samantha Lynch Bauer & Ford Bauer

In February 2021, Samantha was waiting. And waiting. She and Ford had been dating since college. They’d already discussed ring designs. But first, Valentine’s Day went by, and then her birthday passed, and still, Ford hadn’t proposed.

Then, the day after her birthday, the couple went to the beach to walk their French bulldog. “There was nobody there in the dead of winter,” she says. “He asked me on the beach, and then we drove over to his parents’ house, and my whole family was there to surprise me.”

Watch Hill, Rhode Island, had always been special to Samantha’s family, who had a beach house in Westerly. She’d grown up sailing in the local waters. “We’d do the Ocean House bingo on Monday nights with all the sailing people,” she says. “I think a lot of people expected us to get married in Newport, where we live, but I always wanted to get married at Weekapaug Inn.”

They rented out the Inn for their 200 guests over a long weekend. “My parents had been to a couple weddings there, so they knew what the team was capable of,” she says. “We didn’t look anywhere else.”

Samantha says she’d been planning her wedding since she was 15, and the team brought her longtime vision to fruition. Her goal was a classic, timeless theme with greens and whites all around.

“They have a little dock there, and the pictures we have from that path, it’s all blooming greenery, which is exactly what I envisioned,” she says.

They held their rehearsal dinner in the MeetingHouse on Friday, followed by a welcome party inside the Inn. All day Saturday, their guests enjoyed boat rides and the beach, followed by a ceremony and cocktail hour on the lawn, and a reception in a tent by the MeetingHouse.

“The food was the best part,” she says. “People said it was the best wedding food they’d ever had.” Highlights included mini lobster rolls and crab cakes for the passed hors d’oeuvres, a beef carpaccio appetizer, and an entrée choice of halibut, vegetarian risotto or Ford’s favorite, short ribs.

“Being there with everyone for three days, it made it go by slowly, so we could spend time with everyone,” Samantha says. “At a lot of weddings, you don’t even see the bride and groom. Our families got to enjoy themselves. It was a true vacation for them.”