01 Mar Atlantic Beach Club
In just over one week, the 2015 wedding season truly kicks into high gear for me and my team! With four events in March, we’re thrilled to film our first at the Atlantic Beach Club in Middletown, Rhode Island! Caitlin and John will have a state-of-the-art banquet facility with an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean and Newport’s famous Cliff Walk. The Club combines the elegance of the mansions with the space and affordability of the luxury hotels. It’s simply a prime location for their wedding!
A little early history directly from their website –
Johnny’s Atlantic Beach Club, an Aquidneck Island institution since the late 1920’s (the exact date is lost to history), began it’s long and storied journey as a simple roadside stand. During Prohibition , Johnny’s Middletown Spa and it’s three secluded booths ( with curtains drawn for privacy) quickly became a favorite for bathers, businessmen, sweethearts, as well as the occasional bootlegger. Newport was in it’s heyday, a virtual summer paradise for both wealthy and commoners alike, its magnificent beaches lined with boardwalks, merry-go-rounds, carousels, and picnic grottos. Thousands of vacationers arrived daily-by bus, train trolley and excursion boat-from such faraway places as New York, and Fall River- to enjoy Newport’s glittering attractions, famous the world over.
In more recent years, Hurricane Gloria knocked down the Johnny’s signs, a Newport landmark, but the restaurant experienced little damage. Hurricane Bob then raced up the Eastern Seaboard in August 1991, depositing 2 1/2 feet of water, sand and debris on the dining room floors but Johnny’s reopened for business five days later, never missing a beat! In 1992, Peter an Harry purchased the property adjacent to Johnny’s, an old watering hole formerly known as ” The 7 Seas Restaurant & Lounge”. The building was quickly transformed into an American-style restaurant named The Atlantic Beach Club which became a favorite of discriminating diners. Within two years, it became obvious that our valued patrons would be best served by combining both restaurant into one newly renovated facility. The aptly renamed Johnny’s Atlantic Beach Club opened in 1996.
Stay tuned for highlights from Caitlin and John’s wedding in the coming weeks and as the weather begins to break, why not take a ride to Atlantic Beach Club!