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Welcome to the Ocean House Tides Photo Gallery. Here we share with you photos of past events and special activities of the Ocean House. Enjoy!

New Year’s Gala: Around the World in Eight Cuisines

The Ocean House hosted the Second Annual New Year’s Gala with over 550 guests and even more balloons! Feasting on cuisines from around the world, guests enjoyed live music and dancing throughout the hotel.

Christmas Comes to the Ocean House

The Ocean House is filled with Christmas spirit, from poinsettias in Seasons restaurant to garlands around the Verandah. Here are some photos of our Christmas decorations.

First Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Community Open House

On Thanksgiving Day weekend the Ocean House held the first annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Community Open House. Hundreds of people gathered to watch as the Ocean House Christmas tree was lit. At the event, bell ringers from Dunn’s Corner played, and Simon Holt from the Salt Marsh Opera and members of the Chorus of Westerly performed. Afterward, the crowds moved indoors to see the Christmas decorations,  the Swarovski crystal-decorated tree, and  Santa Claus while enjoying cookies, hot chocolate, cider and holiday bubbly.

Farm + Vine Dinner with Chef Matt Jennings

Seasons hosted its second Farm + Vine Dinner Wednesday, December 1st. Executive Chef and Cheesemonger Matt Jennings, from Farmstead and La Laiterie Bistro in Providence, was the invited chef for the evening during which he prepared a selection of hors d’oeuvres and a three course dinner featuring chicken and pork from local farmer Pat McNiff from Pat’s Pastured. The food was superbly complemented by the Louis Latour wines chosen by Sommelier Ian Magiros from MS Walker of Rhode Island.

To see the menu from the dinner, click on December Farm + Vine Dinner menu.

For details on our next Farm + Vine Dinner Wednesday, January 12th, click here.

Autumn at the Ocean House

Fall is a wonderful time of the year here in New England. The long hot days are gone, the foliage paints our landscape, and the harvests bears wonderful ingredients. Here we share some photos of the Ocean House during the fall.

Farm + Vine Dinner with Chef Rick Allaire

On Wednesday, November 3rd Seasons hosted its first Farm + Vine Dinner featuring Chef Rick Allaire from Tucker’s Bistro in Newport, seafood from local fishmonger Rich Cook, and Watch Hill honey from Eric Fiske for the dessert. Guests enjoyed passed hors d’ oeuvres paired with wines from Jonathan Edwards. The three course dinner, also paired with Jonathan Edwards wines, was a great success, showcasing Chef Allaire’s mastery of seafood preparation and the exceptional local ingredients found in our New England area.

To see a copy of the evening’s menu, go to  Farm + Vine Dinner Menu 3 November 2010.

For more information on our next Farm + Vine Dinner, click here


This summer the Ocean House revived a New England summer tradition- Clambakes! Every Friday evening, resort guests, Ocean House Club members, and friends from the community gathered on the property’s private beach to mingle and dine. Attendees enjoyed a seafood feast prepared by the Ocean House Culinary Team, from Rhode Island clam chowder to whole boiled lobster tails with drawn butter. With music from a live band, guests danced the night away under the stars.

Special Olympics

Players from the Special Olympics of Connecticut chose croquet, when all across the country on September 11th  the Special Olympics played games as a sign of solidarity for the organization. The tournament, held on the Ocean House croquet court, represented the first time croquet had been included as a Special Olympics event. Players enjoyed a beautiful summer day, and the Ocean House was honored to participate!

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