Wedding FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I create my own menu?
A: Yes, our food and beverage experts are happy to create a menu that reflects your preferences.  Our experienced team will work with you to fulfill your requests.

Q: Can I taste all the food before the wedding?
A: Of course. A complete tasting of the selected menu items including your cake, for up to four people, will be scheduled several weeks prior to your wedding. At that time, we can make any necessary adjustments.

Q: How long will my reception last?
A: Generally, a wedding reception is planned for five hours.

Q: Can I have an open bar at the wedding?
A: You can elect to have an open bar, a limited selection of wine and beer, or a cash bar.  Your wedding specialist will advise you on the costs and inclusions for each.

Q: Do you have suggested vendors for flowers, music, photography, etc?
A: We work on a regular basis with several vendors. Please contact our wedding specialist for more information or to arrange those services.

Q: Can I host a morning-after brunch or a rehearsal dinner at Hyatt Regency Newport?
A: Certainly.  We have several locations that would be appropriate for these occasions.

Q: Are taxes and gratuities included in the pricing?
A: No. Your contract pricing will not include taxes and gratuities.  Please remember, pricing is not final until a signed contract is returned to your wedding specialist.

Q: Can I decorate the reception room?
A: Generally, yes.  There will be certain limitations in some rooms, which your wedding specialist can review with you.   Allow us to give you ideas and suggestions that have successfully worked in the past.



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