The Kennedy Wedding Remembered

A live musical performance & video presentation at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Spring Street.

2018 SCHEDULE
July 10 – October 23
Tuesday, 2-3pm

2017 TOURS CLOSED

JFK and Jackie outside St Marys Church after their wedding

Jackie & JFK’s
Newport Wedding

Re-live that special day ~
September 12, 1953.

2018 Schedule
July 10 – October 23
Tuesday, 2-3pm

TICKET/DONATION*
$15 per person. Available at
Newport Visitors Information Center
23 America’s Cup Avenue
Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House
America’s Cup Avenue & Market Square

Schools, group tours and
custom VIP tours welcome.

LOCATION
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
80 Memorial Blvd. West (at Spring St)
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Entrance through courtyard
at Spring & William Streets

PARKING FOR EVENT ATTENDEES
Free parking in the William Street Lot

newport-map

With appreciation to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and Library in Boston for their assistance in researching historical material and photographs. www.jfklibrary.org.
* Ticket sales support restoration of the church organ and choir loft.
JFK and Jackie walking down the aisle at St Marys Church
Along with its Gilded Age mansions and famed America’s Cup history, Newport is famously known as the resort city where Jacqueline Bouvier married then Senator John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1953 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Spring Street in Newport.
Jackie with JFK and his groomsmen at Hammersmith Farm
Re-live that special day while watching vintage film clips and enjoying a live performance of music and song from their wedding ceremony and reception at Hammersmith Farm, Jackie’s childhood summer home in Newport.

JFK and Jackie cutting their wedding cake
Their wedding cake was five tiers. Jackie, then 24 years old, wore a gown made of fifty yards of silk taffeta. John and Jackie stood in a receiving line for 3 hours to greet 1,300 wedding guests.
JFK and Jackie attending Mass at St Marys Church
When in Newport, Jackie and JFK attended Sunday mass at St. Mary’s Church until tragedy struck on November 22, 1963, ten years after their wedding.

St Marys Church Newport RI

St. Mary’s Church

St. Mary’s, Rhode Island’s oldest Roman Catholic parish, is a Gothic Revival Church featuring magnificent stained glass windows crafted in Austria. The church is recognized as one of the most beautiful in New England.

Named in honor of Our Lady of the Isle, St. Mary’s was built by Irish immigrants fleeing the potato famine. Their arrival in Newport in the 1840’s represented the largest migration of a foreign nationality into the United States up to that time. The jobs were plentiful; men worked building Fort Adams while women served as domestics at the Gilded Age mansions on Bellevue Avenue.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church is a National Historic Landmark.