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Court Agrees To Deny Weddings At Portsmouth Vineyard

A Superior Court judge has agreed to not allow weddings at one vineyard due to the town's zoning code.

If you planned on toasting your newly-made nuptials at one Portsmouth vineyard, you should start searching for a new venue. 

A Newport Superior Court judge recently ruled in favor of the local zoning board's decision, reports The Sakonnet Times. The judge agreed with the zoning board to not allow Greenvale Vineyards permission to host weddings and other ceremonies on the Portsmouth property. 

The Portsmouth Zoning Board previously ruled the request to host weddings was not one of the allowed uses under the town's "special use permit." 

What do you think about the judge's decision? Should Greenvale Vineyards be allowed to host weddings and other receptions? 

Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below! 

Robert E September 21, 2012 at 05:08 PM
I can have a wedding recieption in the middle of my back yard in a residential neighborhood if I want why is this a big deal.
John September 22, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Greenvale is such a beautiful venue, so many couples will be saddened by the news. Hopefully some folks can get together and fight this. Competition from Glen Manor is what I suspect; not fair!!!
OldTownie September 22, 2012 at 03:58 AM
You would be wrong about that. This was a zoning issue. The neighbors made a complaint and the zoning board followed the laws.
OldTownie September 22, 2012 at 03:58 AM
They tried for a varience and lost, that is why this was in court.
Stanley Farak September 22, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Methinks you hit the nail on the head

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