At the heart of Narragansett stands The Towers, a historic landmark, but set back from the street lies the granite building with “40 Ocean” emblazoned above the entry: The Coast Guard House Restaurant, once an old lifesaving station, is quite literally built right into the ocean.
Thanks to its extensive renovations, your guests can experience rehearsal and engagement dinners, special occasions and more with a panoramic view of the water in the upstairs Anchor Room.
The Coast Guard House is just a stone’s throw away from Aquidneck Island as guests can see the outline of the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, both day and night from any of the dining spaces. Even better, you’re steps away from Narragansett Town Beach, The Dunes Club and The Towers.
When you decide to host your celebration in the Anchor Room at the Coast Guard House’s private event space, you’re treating your guests to some of the finest seafood in Southern Rhode Island. The raw bar supports local oyster farmers and locally sourced North Atlantic salmon and scallops from the South Coast of Massachusetts. You’ll feel as though you’re at sea eating these fresh catches with the waves crashing below you. Wine stewards provide top tier wine service and introduce your tastebuds to new pairings from local to European, new age to vintage, with more than 500 options by the bottle.
The space has its own dedicated kitchen, allowing for undisturbed service to keep your guests satisfied. Choose from signature starters and a multitude of entrees, with vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon request.
The Anchor Room, famous for its stone formation of an anchor that was once visible to the sea wall, can host up to 100 guests for a lavish sit-down dinner, lunch or cocktail reception. The sun-drenched dining room faces east and south. If you’re feeling more of a standing celebration, the full bar along with two encasements of wine varieties is more than enough to “wow” your guests. In the warmer months, open the glass sliding doors to a wraparound balcony and mingle over a cocktail or two.
Special events are hosted from October to the beginning of May, perfect for quintessential fall or spring weddings. While the view is spectacular, the food, beverages and service will keep you coming back long after the vows have been exchanged.
When to book: October through May